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How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug
...ed. Researchers noted from the scansthat cerebral blood
flow was dysfunctional in the ADHD patients - that...zer showed in a previous PET and regional cerebral blood
flow(rCBF) study (Schweitzer et al., 1997) a dysfunction in the same right frontalmedial region in p...
Pairing Two Drugs With Angioplasty May Offer Best Success In Treating Heart Attacks
...es of reteplase 30 minutes apart provided complete blood
flow toup to 35 percent more patients than using a... is significantly less effective in restoring full blood
flow (46 percentof patients), compared with using the right dose of a clot-buster and a "superaspiri...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...eviousstudies have linked cold weather with higher blood
pressure, elevations ofcertain fats in the blood
and fibrinogen, a protein involved in blood
clotting. These conditions might make a heart attack mo...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...uses by altering their diets. "We analyzed blood
serum from 200 people with knee osteoarthritis andcompared their levels of various anti-oxidants with 200 control subjects who didnot have the problem," said Dr. Joanne Jordan, research assistant researchprofessor of medicine at UNC-CH's Thurston Art...
UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function
...st heartdiseases, including heart attacks and high blood
pressure. A balance between ET-1 and nitr...gvascular tone, which is necessary for controlling blood
pressure, maintainingthe tone of coronary arteries and regulating blood
flow to the heart and otherp...
Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival
...t failure, in which the heart does not pump enough blood
to meet thebody's demands, is an increasing problem both in the United States and inEurope. It affects at least four million people in the United States, with about400,000 new cases diagnosed each year. It results in almost one millionhospitalizatio...
For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
...y are given a standard electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood
is drawn to measurelevels of heart enzymes in the blood. However, there are times when the results of these tests areinconclusive, leaving physicians with little guidance as to what should be donenext. Often, not wanting to take unnecessary ...
Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital
... of events that causes platelets circulatingin the blood
to clump together and form a clot at the site of an atheroscleroticplaque. The drug is infused continually in patients for a number of days untilthe threat of blockage diminishes. According to Greenbaum, the drug is easy toadminister, which ...
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
... produce human Protein C, which is used to prevent blood
clots. Both tobacco-based products are still in development and have not undergone clinical trials. Cramer said tobacco has the potential to serve as the host for many other pharmaceutical proteins as well. Tobacco is exceptionally suited for use i...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...y light at dawn -- range from body temperature and blood
pressure regulation tointellectual performance, sleep and wakefulness. A report on the findings appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Science.Besides Sancar, authors are Randy J. Thresher, Yasuhide Miyamoto, AlekseyKazantsev, David S. Hsu, Claude P...
WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments
...iscovery of a methodfor genetically altering white blood
cells (lymphocytes) to make them imperviousto entry by the HIV virus. During infection by HIV the lymphocytes -- the body'smain disease-fighters -- are taken over by the virus, which multiplies there,resulting in AIDS and susceptibility to a variety ...
New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...ndirect attack on tumors by interfering with their blood
supply, is seen as a potentially effective therapy...ght tumors, combretastatin A-4 prodrug targets the blood
vessels that sprout up to nourish cancerous growths. The idea of battling tumors by attacking their ...
Discarded Treatment For Heart Attacks May Yet Prove To Be A Life-Saver
... catheter inserted into the vessels toopen clogged blood
vessels. People who received GIK infusions had a death rateof 6.7 percent versus an 11.5 percent death rate among those who did not get thecombination. However, among the 252 people who received therapy to open cloggedblood vessels, the mortality ra...
Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected
.... Werman's and Levi's tests proved that blood
fructose, cholesterol andclycated hemoglobin were significantly higher in fructose-fed rats. Fructose also affects skin collagen crosslinking by increasing theamount of stable chemical bonds both within (intra) and between (inter) collagen...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
...re a newborn is accidentally deprived of oxygenand blood
flow during birth. The scientists are spurred partly by the history of adult drugs used on children-- some are ineffective, some have unexpected results, some even cause theopposite effect that they have in adults. But Ferriero says the most compel...
A New Era In Newborn Screening
...h screening is currently too costly. In the past, blood
samples to detect (PKU), which leads to mental ret..., when the hallmarks of PKU can be detected in the blood
bystandard tests. In recent years, however, most mothers and infants have gonehome well before 72 h...
U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages
...e. Even without a history of heart disease orhigh blood
pressure, the chances of developing heart disease later in lifeincrease with age. "Even if you take away all of the diseases, the heart still changes with age. Those changes are not necessarily bad. Those changes by themselves would notimpair the he...
Imaging Camera Developed At Toshiba Stroke Research Center Could Provide Views Of Tiniest Brain Vessels
..., forviewing devices, called stents, placed inside blood
vessels in the brain. Thestents can prevent stroke by shoring up weak spots in arteries or blocking offaneurysms. The UB prototype provides images that are significantly clearer than canbe produced by any current system, and may allow the vi...
Promising New Drug Uses Antibody Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
... a life-threatening disease in which certain white blood
cells becomecancerous and rapidly replace and destroy normal bone marrow and blood
cells. AML is among the most serious forms of adult leukemia, with a relatively highfatality rate. ...
Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation
...transplantation, a procedure used to replenish the blood
cells of cancerpatients following high dose chemot...eam in sufficient numbers to stimulatere-growth of blood
cells. The majority of patients in the study had breast cancer; others had lymphoma orrelated cance...
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