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Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication

... where we know brain-produced chemicals have been altered because of the pain medication administered," explains Lydic. Other common side effects from pain medications can include respiratory depression, itching, constipation, urinary retention and addiction. The Penn State researcher says the team is ...

Mice Free Of Anxiety By A Deficient Stress Hormone Receptor--A Hint For A NewTherapeutic Regimen In The Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety

Depressed patients show an altered stress hormone regulation andpsychopathological sy...that the negative feed back loop of the HPAaxis is altered and that cortisol is unable to suppress CRH secretion. Theelevated CRH level is probably responsible...

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

...ecause the structure of cellular proteins has been altered by mutations. Although this new agent needs to be validated in large numbers of patients, Dr.Druker's work is the perfect example of the power of molecular biology to bringnew, more effective and potentially less toxic treatments to patients withseri...

Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases

..., jeopardizing nerve communications and leading to altered sensationsand a multitude of other problems. What causes a loss of myelin -- demyelination -- in MS cases is notknown, but is believed to be the result of an abnormal immune response tobacteria and viruses. While MS affects everyone differently,...

Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers

...uence of abnormaleating behaviors. Theoretically, altered serotonin activity could cause anxiousand obsessive behaviors and affect the control of appetite and thus contributeto a vulnerability to develop bulimia nervosa. "The development of an eating disorder is often attributed to the effects of ourcultura...

Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain

...ka says. "This is the first publishedtreatment for altered taste." In August, Grushka and a co-author presented a review of current knowledge about BMS at theWorld Workshop on Oral Medicine in Chicago at the American Dental Association headquarters. "For the majority of BMS subjects, the onset of pain is usu...

WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments

... In human patients, the scientists hope that the altered toxic cells willserve a continuing surveillance function, going after remaining cancer cellsthat otherwise would multiply again and restart the cancer. IntraVec's HIV treatments will be based on Chen's discovery of a methodfor genetically alt...

Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job

...s and of controlsnot getting the flu shot were not altered by a person's vaccine experience inthe previous year. Thus, control subjects who had received the vaccine duringthe previous season were infected at the same rate (15 percent) as controls whohad not been vaccinated during the prior year. Dr. Steinhof...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology

...seases. Before the discovery of SCA2 and the other altered genes, clinical historieswere the only way to diagnose ADCAs. Now, accurate diagnosis available throughgenetic testing provides vital information for predicting the course of diseaseand the likelihood of transmission from generation to generation. D...

Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis

... two mismatch repair genes -- MSH2 and MLH1 -- are altered frequentlyin HNPCC, which accounts for some 10 to 15 percent of all colorectal cancers. "We tested HNPCC tumors for MSI, and examined other biomarkers as well,"Dr. Boman explains. "We stained for MSH2 and MLH1 proteins, which are mismatchrep...

How the nose knows

...nd elegance: Thekeyhole-sized region can easily be altered to accommodate avast array of new odors while the "framework" of the receptor remains largelyunchanged. This structural picture is very similar to what haslong been known about antibody molecules: They contain a small, highly variableregion geared to...

Effects of nicotine influenced by housing and gender

...or human nicotine effects. For male rats, nicotine altered activity levels and exploratory behaviors. Incontrast, nicotine did not affect activity and exploratory behaviors of femalerats but did alter behaviors that may reflect anxiety. Whether nicotineincreased or decreased these behaviors depended on the...

Combination HIV vaccine induces diverse immune response

... weakenedcanarypox virus that has been genetically altered to contain a few selected HIVgenes. The canarypox virus cannot grow or cause disease in humans. SF-2rgp120, made by Chiron (Emeryville, CA), is a genetically engineered copy of theHIV surface protein, gp120. SF-2 is a laboratory-adapted HIV strain...

Financial stress doubles periodontal disease risk

... and a lack ofadequate coping skills could lead to altered habits, such as reduced oralhygiene or teeth grinding, as well as salivary changes and a weakening of thebody's ability to fight infection." However, people who dealt with their financial strain in an active and practical way (problem-focused) rather...

Scientists can now see sense of smell

...,said Katz. Also, he said, by studying genetically altered mice with alteredolfactory systems, scientists could gain important clues to the molecular basisof olfaction in particular, and sensory processing in general. Photo caption: Video images of the olfactory bulbs of the brains of ratsexposed to ...

Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice

...g to balance recognition of self andrecognition of altered self, and when that fails in either direction you getautoimmunity or cancer," he said. He and his colleagues reasoned that blocking CTLA-4's actions on immune cellsknown as T lymphocytes might allow the killer cells to destroy the cancerouscells rat...

Positive outlook, sense of self-control can predict new coronary events, says Carnegie Mellon study

... could make necessary lifestyle changes,might have altered the course of their diseases. What the study suggested but could not determine was the source of a moreprovocative mind-body question -- does a patient's psychological state have adirect effect on the physiological processes leading to new coronary e...

National Cancer Institute to support statewide UNC-CH colon cancer study

...mple from half of them to determine whetherthey've altered their diets and how effective researchers' efforts have been,she said. If the work goes well, the National Cancer Institute might adoptcomparable educational programs on a far larger scale. "Others have calculated that with screening, treatme...

'Thick' blood may increase stroke risk

...m. "High levels of some of these factors could be altered by getting rid of theother underlying risk factors," Folsom says. "Fibrinogen, in particular, isknown to be elevated in people who smoke or have diabetes. So if you want toreduce your risk of stroke, it's important to eliminate as many of the prove...

Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough

... test whether they can replicatethe effects of the altered gene using nitric-oxide suppressing drugs. Scientistshope the new experiment will solidify the connection between nitric oxide andmaternal aggression, and help them more closely understand how brain changescreate aggression....

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