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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...t Weinhold. Cytotoxic lymph cells (CTLs), also known as killer T-cells, are immune systemcells th...idly multiply, as if expanding its troops, andwill also prime these CTLs to readily recognize the virus. Two to three weeks after their immune cel...

Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors

...ll growth of malignant tumors. Other investigators also are exploring natural shark substances for use against human diseases, but this is believed to be the first evidence that squalamine may work against brain cancer. Squalus sharks' livers produce an oil used in manufacturing drugs, and small amounts o...

Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills

...Although anx-ray can now detect bone flaws, it can also cause radiation-linked sideeffects. Using battle...r. This parallels complex mechanical systems which also showno regularity until a fault occurs which leads to system failure. "In 10 to 15 years, heart pa...

Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety

...een sober andintoxicated speech. Acoustic analysis also has shown that intoxicatedspeech is slower, features longer sentences and is marked bymispronunciations, such as slurred sounds and transposed letters andwords. In the current study, Cummings is finding that alcohol has a majoreffect on the excitat...

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

...is blocked." Heineman is an analytical chemist who also has a great dealof experience developing sensors w...ion of knowingsomething about nuclear medicine and also about developingsensors. We're probably the only group in the world with thosetwo skills." The senso...

Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form

...ases the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are investigating whether estrogen has a role in b... that recently developed testosterone skin patches also deliver the hormone at a steady level for a long period. Other authors were Kathy Lesh, R.N., Donald...

New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available

...ho is the lead investigator of the study. "But we also need to know more about the usefulness of CPT-11 when used for first line treatment, either alone, or in combination with standard chemotherapy," he added. Standard chemotherapy for metastatic colon or rectal cancer usually involves the use of the dr...

Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

... by reinforcing key safety messages. They should also open their facilities during the hottest hours of the day." "Utility companies often suspend shut-off activities during periods of environmental stress, and debt-forgiveness programs can be implemented to help pay the bills of the trul...

Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment

...how to take them. The new drug delivery system is also appealing to Indian physicians because it reduces ...he pain treatment trials prove effective, Grossman also expects the implant could be used as an alternative to oral methadone treatment for heroin and morph...

Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns

...wn University School of Medicine. "Crack babies" also display patterns of both excitability and lethargy...hey were stiff." Some cocaine-exposed infants were also drowsier andhad a weaker crawl than non-exposed babies. Napiorkowski and co-researchers in the Depar...

Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

..., a distinctly different kind of steroid receptor, also shows similarmulitple modes of interaction with dr...ntly, women receiving estrogen replacement therapy also take progesteroneto reduce the likelihood of uterine cancer. The progesterones availablenow, however...

Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies

...propentofylline, an oral drug for Alzheimer's that also may be effective for patients who experience demen... men and women between the ages of 40 and 90. They also must have a relative or friend who can take them to regular appointments and respond to researchers'...

What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates

...ferences in tic severity," said Weinberger. "This also likely explains the ebb and flow of tics experienc..., which often occurs along with Tourette Syndrome, also implicate a brain circuit that includes the head of the caudate nucleus, along with areas in the fro...

Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

...evious studies in liver transplant recipients have also demonstrated a similar results. Transplant centers participating in the study include the University of Chicago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco, Mount Sinai Hospital (NY), Univ. of Calif. at L...

Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies

...D., UB professor of pediatrics. Leach and Fuhrman also are affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Results of the trial are reported in the lead article in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Respiratory distress syndrome, the leading cause of death in premature infants,...

Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug

...e brand names of Ventolin andProventil. The study also demonstrates that asthma patients continue to have...increasing steadily for more than a decade. Asthma also is a major causeof lost wages and school absenteeism, resulting in estimated annual healthcare costs...

Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care

...ely to fail therapy," says Chaisson. The findings also support a 1978 Baltimore city decision to set up a DOT program in which health care workers regularly visit patients at home or work to ensure compliance with drug treatment. From 1981 through 1992, while TB rates increased 1.8 percent among the 20 c...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...if you raise not justthe normal retirement age but also the age at which you can get partialpayments." With baby boomers approaching retirement age, the federal government mustact to meet the future needs of the Social Security trust fund, Manton said. "Assuming that fertility stays at a fairly moderate...

Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment

...ut and his collaborators think that CD38 molecules also pair up to create an internal cavity. However, unlike cyclase, CD38 has a tail reaching across the cell membrane, providing a means for it to transmit signals to the inside of white blood cells. "By modifying the chemical bonds in molecules outsid...

A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power

...e or mirrors to care for. Semiconductor lasers are also more efficient than gas lasers: A gas laser cantak... a comparable gas laser. Semiconductor lasers also have an advantage over gas lasers in portability: gas lasers are often immovablerefrigerator-sized u...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
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