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Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children
.... The drug, chloramphenicol, had beenused to treat blood
infections in adults, but had never been tested on children.Doctors did not realise until too late that children's immature livers wereincapable of clearing it from their bodies, and toxic levels quickly built up intheir bloodstream. Astonish...
Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level
... withoutbeing sidetracked by interactions with the blood
or being taken up into softtissue. After initial tests, the researchers assessed the therapy in animalsand then in human patients in the initial clinical trial. In the initial clinical trial, the Brookhaven researchers found that thetin-117m...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...erform a test in newborns to count a type of white blood
cell calledlymphocytes. Such a test could screen f...than$41 per child, Buckley said. "A simple blood
test could allow us to treat, and most likely cure, SCIDin a child for as little as $30,000," Buckle...
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...ssessed by monitoring changes in the PSA level in blood
and biopsy specimensobtained at regular intervals. The patients underwent a thorough investigationwithin the year following treatment to check for metastatic spread to otherparts of the body. The results were analyzed with a mean follow-up period of ...
Interleukin-2 Boosts Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness In Mice
..., with a cancer vaccine made fromspecialized white blood
cells called dendritic cells, which alert the body...ofdigested tumor proteins called antigens to white blood
cells calledT-lymphocytes. When the dendritic cell finds a T-lymphocyte with a docking siteto match...
Preliminary Study Proves Centuries Of Herbalists Right About Echinacea
...usan Percival found that echinacea stimulatedwhite blood
cells, which fight infection. "I expected to find what I found," said Percival, a researcher in UF'sInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "The literature is scarce,mostly German or Chinese, but cell culture and animal studies indicatedthis wou...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...offee throughout the morninghave slightly elevated blood
pressure and higher levels of stress hormones alld...ed more adrenaline and noradrenalin and had higher blood
pressureon days when they drank caffeine compared with days they abstained. The twostress hormones a...
Insulin Resistance And Obesity Avoided In Genetically Modified Mice, As Reported In Science
... when the body's cells are unable to absorb enough blood
sugar, orglucose, into their cells. This lack of c...llular "fuel" and the high levels ofglucose in the blood
stream cause weight loss, fatigue, and a variety oflong-term complications. To store and use glucos...
Routine Use Of Coronary Stents Found To Yield Better Outcomes, Be More Cost-Effective
...ing it to compress arterial plaque and enlarge the blood
vessel soblood can flow more easily. The balloon is then deflated and the catheters arewithdrawn. Forty-four participating centers in the U.S. and Canada randomly allocatedpatients for either stent implantation or initial balloon angioplasty followe...
When It Comes To Heart Attacks, Size Apparently Does Matter
... the death of heart muscle from the sudden loss of blood
supply -- as a key part of the principal measure...researchers later went back and looked at the peak blood
levels of an enzyme called creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), which is released into the bloodstream by dyi...
First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
... is designed to stimulate the bodyto produce white blood
cells that specifically recognize the gp120 protein andthen produce antibodies to gp120. Vaccine researchers hope that these antibodieswill be able to recognize and bind to the gp120 protein on the surface of realHIV when it infects the body, thereby...
Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An
Aneurysm Two Years Ago
...like a tiny balloon) had already ruptured,allowing blood
to flow into the brain. Such hemorrhaging often le...reawith a titanium clip, depriving the aneurysm of blood
flow and preventing itfrom hemorrhaging. Following these procedures, Richards started the long proce...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...rs for added wear and tear, suchas smoking or high blood
pressure, or peels off time for superior maintenan...nutes. (The test is most accurate if you know your blood
pressureand cholesterol levels.) The RealAge effects of a few sample behaviors: (Costs and benefits ...
Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use
...yan said. Aortic regurgitation occurs when blood
leaks from the aorta -- the largeartery that distributes blood
to the body -- back through the aortic valve intothe left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chambe...
Scientists Link Body Weight Regulation And Immune System Control
...ediate communication among T cells and other white blood
cellsthat form part of the immune system. Pinpointing the mahogany gene and showing its relationship to attractin isimportant, says Barsh, "because it suggests an additional molecular pathway thatcould affect immune function." Although the circulat...
Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
...ge, pushing the blockingplaque aside and restoring blood
flow to the heart. Stents are mesh tubes usedto hold arteries open after angioplasty. The Duke study pooled the results of seven different angioplasty trialsand looked at more than 5,000 angioplasty patients. The researchers found thatapproximately...
Mayo Clinic Study: Fast CT Is Quick, Accurate Way To Detect Heart Disease In ER Patients With Chest Pain
... "For the subset of chest pain patients whose blood
tests and electrocardiographsare normal, a negative EBCT test can tell us we can send them home," Dr. Laudon says. "Thetest is 20 times faster than a normal CAT scan, and it is noninvasive -- noneedle, no oral contrast materials. The only risk to the...
"Plugs" For Drugs Promise Mightier Medicines
...y after it's taken, the medication's levels in the blood
normallysurge -- sometimes up to 100 times more th...cts, but they are necessary to keep the drug inthe blood
long enough to do its job. Then,within minutes to several hours, thedrug is cleared from the circula...
UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
...imes thenormal levels of the milk protein in their blood
and urine -- have beenpresented at two international meetings in the past year but have not yetbeen published. When these children were put on a milk-free diet, at least eight out of10no longer had symptoms of autism or schizophrenia, says Ca...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...e 35 atthe time of delivery is offered a screening blood
test that estimates the riskof the fetus having ce...al age, maternal biochemical markers measured from blood
obtainedby a finger stick, and a fetal ultrasound measurement. Down syndrome, the result of a geneti...
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