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What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...ins differed in this caudate D-2 binding predicted almost
absolutely their differences in tic severity," sai..., suggesting that D2 caudate binding accounted for almost
all of the symptomatic variance within each twin pair. Previously, preoccupation with the motoric a...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...t the rates of death and second heart attacks were almost
the same across the country, but that the use of i...s $25,261. Interventional procedures accounted for almost
30 percent of the bill. The lowest costs for 12 months of heart attack care belonged to the Paci...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...sugar dissolved inwater, and it's like a sedative, almost
immediately calmingfitful, crying babies, and keeping them calm even after they nolonger taste the solution. But if the same sugar solution isgiven to an infant born with Clifford's syndrome, the sweet tastehas a less calming effect immediately, and ...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... heart muscle, and the holes on the heart'ssurface almost
immediately seal themselves with clotted blood and heal over. Patients typically go home after four days in the hospital. The study also showed that TMR might not be as effective for those patientswhose heart disease has progressed to unstable ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...ugh other protocols in the Pediatric ACTG. Because almost
all HIV-infected women in the United States will be receiving antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy, it will not be possible to address the role of HIVIG in reducing perinatal transmission in a timely fashion. However, in areas of the world in whi...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...using synthetic molecules is thebasis of action of almost
all pharmaceutical compounds, Toone said. Chemical reactions in the body typically unfold when smaller molecules,called "ligands" form temporary combinations, called complexes,with protein molecules at special protein binding sites. Pharmaceuti...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...fruit juice effect" was discovered serendipitously almost
a decade ago when scientists gave volunteers grapefruit juice to mask the taste of a medication, researchers did not know how the effect worked. Now, Dr. Paul Watkins, Dr. Kenneth Lown, and their colleagues at the University of Michigan Medical Cent...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...urs. "This means that the particles are dissolving almost
immediately because of the citrate in the interstitial fluid," Hem says, "and indicates that the aluminum is not going to stay in muscle for a long period of time. "If the aluminum adjuvant in the body is starting to dissolve within an hour, it's lik...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...als as the idealsource of nutrition for infants in almost
every case. In addition, the nurturingrelationship engendered by breastfeeding contributes to building a close bondbetween mother and child. Together, these factors promote the physical andemotional growth and development of the infant. Long ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...s, the brain damage "would be expected to occur in almost
everyone taking a dose sufficient to achieve weight loss." "I think there is cause for concern that people who take fenfluramines are at risk for a host of problems," said McCann, chief of anxiety disorders research in the NIMH Biological Psychiatry...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
...ung or heart-lung transplant.Nationally, there are almost
2,800. The University of Maryland Medical Center offers all of the advancedmedical and surgical treatments available for patients with advanced lungdisease, including transplantation, lung volume reduction surgery for emphysemaand therapies...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...f the herb, St. John's Wort. Rawicz says there are almost
no side effects from the use of hypericin, which costs much less than other substances created synthetically to track cancer cells. "Patients who take these other substances can become photo toxic when in sunlight, for up to one month," explains Raw...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...cent cost less than $5,000 annually. In almost
all programs, teams were lead by attending neurolo...," Alberts said. "However, the survey showed that almost
every team wasled by an attending physician. Attending physicians in these hospitals areaccustomed ...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
... countries were people younger than70, compared to almost
27 percent for industrialized countries. As a result,the World Health Organization estimates the developing countries' contributionto the global burden of cardiovascular disease in terms of disability-adjustedyears of life lost was 2.8 times that of...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...d that the numberHIV-related deaths decreased from almost
30 per 100 person-years in 1994 toabout 9 per 100 person-years by mid-1997. At around the same time, prescriptionrates of combination antiretroviral therapy increased from 25 percent ofpatients seen in 1994 to 94 percent by June 1997, with dramatic i...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...e Northwestern study also found that mortality was almost
50 percentfor those older than 60, but only 16 per...g Administration. Early clinical trials found that almost
3 percent ofpatients developed life-threatening bone marrow failure within the first threemonths of ...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
... ittargets a tumor antigen called tenascin that is almost
uniquely found in cancersof the brain, skin, lung and breast. Tenascin is found around cancer cells andtumor blood vessels, where antibodies can bind firmly to it to deliver theircancer-killing payload. "We found that the 81C6 treatments deli...
Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer
...ol is the company's second-largestproduct, reaping almost
$941 million in sales worldwide last year, according toForbes Magazine. The cost of taxol ranges between $1,000 and $2,000 atreatment. The drug was never patented, however, so the fact that MSU was awardedbroad patent coverage for microbial ...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...reasresulted in an average cost per claim that was almost
$70,000 less than with noguideline compliance. For each of these individual programs, the financialimpact of following all of MMI's guidelines versus none of the guidelines is asfollows (average cost per claim): Perinatal guidelines: $3,002 versus ...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...ived any anti-retroviral drugs at all--compared to almost
90 percent of middle-class people infected with HIV--andonly eight percent were on protease inhibitors prescribed by the San Franciscopublic health system. Although these people are HIV positive, Bangsberg noted,one reason they are not given drugs i...
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