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People Who Are Diabetic And Glucose Intolerant Can Benefit From "Statin" Drug Therapy, Even If Cholesterol Levels Are Normal
...le withdiabetes and heart disease who have average blood
levels of cholesterol,according to a study in toda...d women who had a previous heart attack andaverage blood
levels of cholesterol. "Although diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, little informati...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...pressive effect of the phagocytes, aclass of white blood
cells, is an important mechanism that prevents the immunesystem from effectively fighting cancer. Phagocytes release free-radicals thatinduce T-cells and NK-cells, immune cells that are critical in the fight againstcancer and infectious diseases, in...
Study Confirms Safety Of Common Heart Drug
...rate that digoxin, when taken at low dosesand with blood
concentrations tailored to individual patients, is...people taking digoxin do not have to get thedrug's blood
levels monitored frequently. "You don't need to have it monitoredevery time you go to see the doctor...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...rus," he said. Photopheresis involves taking blood
from patients, sorting out blood
rich in immune cells called T-lymphocytes, or T-cells, that play an important role in mounting a...
Nature's Hardest Puzzle
...iameter sphere isroughly 1/500th the size of a red blood
cell.) Chemically, the mineral crystals in tooth enamel are a calcium hydroxy-apatiteformed from calcium and phosphate ions, which are transported into thenanosphere matrix by ameloblast cells. "At first," Fincham explains, "the elongated apatite cry...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...mportant to the proliferation andsurvival of white blood
cells involved in inflammation (eosinophils). They alsoexamined the effect of ISS-DNA on subsequent airway hyperreactivity in responseto an allergic challenge. The researchers' results showed that administration ofISS-DNA inhibited both airway hyperr...
Study Offers Hope For Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection
...asured agenetic byproduct of T-cell development in blood
samples from 10 HIV-infectedand 30 uninfected indi...e. Still, they detected TREC-containing T cells in blood
samples from persons asold as 73 years. Elderly persons with intact thymus glands had significantly...
Diabetes & Holiday Foods: Cedars-Sinai Physician Offers Tips To Maintain Healthy Holiday Balance
...idayitems. A small portion is less likely to upset blood
sugar levels. At parties and other social ev...ies and freshfruit. Remember to monitor your blood
glucose level, and be sure you don't skipmeals. Take extra care to be certain that your meals ...
Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV
...ced by the thymus. The number ofthese cells in the blood
indicates the level at which the thymus is functioning.The research showed that as HAART reduced the level of HIV, the number of thesecells increased. "The data suggest that HIV specifically inhibits the thymus either by infectingthe cells within the...
"Super" Aspirin Does Super Job In Fighting Heart Attacks
...kers keep bloodplatelets from clumping and forming blood
clots that can trigger a heart attackor stroke. H...dure that uses a balloon-tippedcatheter to restore blood
flow in the blood
vessel. The researchers investigated how well the drugs prevented heart attacks, d...
Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient
... movement disorders, repair of aneurysms and other blood
vesselabnormalities, delivering therapeutic drugs ...in, itmight be able to guide instruments through a blood
vessel to repair an aneurysmor venous malformation. The MSS also might be able to disseminate drugs ...
Patient Workshop On Trigeminal Neuralgia Scheduled
...ful affliction known to adult men and women. Whena blood
vessel comes in contact with this nerve, it creates pressure which cancause episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the face.Historically, treatment options have been limited and only moderately effective,but recent advancements in...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...f HIV-1 infected CD4 and Tcells circulating in the blood
and showed that when high numbers of CTLs werepresent the number of HIV-1 expressing cells in the blood
markedly decreased.These techniques confirm that CD8+ CTLs directed at HIV-1 can kill HIV-1infected ...
UK Faculty Members Find Way To Speed Response Of Viagra
... route is the drug is transferred directly intothe blood
without being exposed to the alkaline intestinal fluids. UK researchersalso have made the active ingredient into an aqueous solution and made it soluble inwater. Hussain has studied nasal drug delivery systems for more than 15 yearsand...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
... risk factors, such as highblood pressure and high blood
cholesterol. The NHLBI is part of the Na... Such treatment includes control of high blood
pressure and high bloodcholesterol, weight loss, increased physical activity, and aspirin and otherd...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
... stroke, such as smoking, highcholesterol and high blood
pressure. "Elevation of heart disease risk...ch aggressive measures might include lowering high blood
pressure orhigh cholesterol levels further than in other patients, more strict control ofdiabetes, a...
Medical Students Are Taking Risks With HIV During Elective Studies
(Medical students' risk of infection with blood
borne viruses at home and abroad: questionnaire su... in countries with a relatively high prevalence of blood
borne viruses, such as HIV. Medical students in the UK and in many other countries have an elective ...
New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures
...tarted up in high school, her sister awoke to find blood
comingfrom Mary Kate's mouth. The paramedics were called. "My sister said I was havinga convulsion, but I really don't remember," Mary Kate explained. Seizure medicines helped control the episodes for awhile, but as time went onMary Kate required inc...
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
...unts of chemicals in a preciseorder to fluids like blood
and saliva. As a result, samples must be sent to alab, where it can take hours to days for results. A microchip preprogrammed torelease the proper chemicals at the right times and in the right order could befitted to the end of a probe, swirled in a ...
UNC Researchers Testing First In New Class Of AIDS Drugs
...jection can be an alternativeto infusion. Targeted blood
levels of T-20 were achieved both through infusionand with twice-daily injections. "This finding is important because twice-daily injection is far more convenientfor patients than a continuous subcutaneous infusion pump," Eron explains. "I think t...
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