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New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving

...rarity in today's world of rising medical costs: a breakthrough treatment that benefits patients and is less expensive than the standard treatment. "It's almost unprecedented to hear of an advanced medication that actually saves money compared with an older treatment," said Derek C. Angus, M.D., the study's lead ...

New drug to treat enlarged prostate developed at UCL

...a discovery by UCL scientists that could provide a breakthrough in the treatment of enlargement of the prostate (B...very excited by this discovery, as it is a medical breakthrough which represents a major advance in treating a condition that affects such a large proportion of the...

Binghamton University, RPI and Infotonics Center team up to form national packaging power

... of the alliance are primed to provide the kind of breakthrough research needed by this rapidly emerging field. The Infotonics Technology Center Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that operates New York State's Center of Excellence in Photonics and Microsystems. Infotonics is structured as a consortium with ind...

New investigational vaccine to prevent hepatitis C tested for first time in humans

...ine to prevent the infection would be an important breakthrough in controlling the spread of the hepatitis C virus." The study is being conducted by Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development (led by the division of infectious diseases and immunology) in collaboration with Saint Louis University Live...

Stem cell and other new biological therapies are target of major NIH contract to U of MN

...studies into care. This will ultimately lead us to breakthrough therapies in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more."...

Better brain imaging helps surgeons avoid damage to language functions

...amage to sensitive language areas is avoided. The breakthrough holds the promise of safer surgeries for the nearly 200,000 Americans diagnosed with brain tumors each year. It also may significantly improve odds of success in an increasingly common epilepsy surgery in which large damaged sections of a patient's t...

Canadian discovery promises treatment for HIV dementia

...dementia now have hope of a treatment, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by Canadian researchers. Scientists from the University of Calgary in Alberta and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver have found that HIV triggers an enzyme in white blood cells that kills nerve cells in the brain. The enzyme,...

Health experts and actress highlight major breakthrough in fight against cervical cancer

...lia Sweeney today focused attention on a major new breakthrough in the battle against cervical cancer. In a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research, experts from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians a...

Dr. Judah Folkman honored with American Heart Association/Novartis award

...hough seemingly insignificant, the discovery was a breakthrough in medicine leading to a better understanding of how endothelial cell growth fosters cancer and heart disease. Being able to study endothelial cells in a dish led to Folkman and colleagues' discovery of an entire set of molecules that turn off endot...

Viagra (R) can take effect in as little as 14 minutes in many men, study shows

...e. Discovered and developed by Pfizer, Viagra is a breakthrough oral treatment for erectile dysfunction that has been found to be effective and well tolerated in over 130 completed and ongoing clinical studies. Viagra has been approved by regulatory authorities in over 120 countries around the world and is among...

St. Jude Medical announces publication of results of its ADOPT-A trial

...le-blind study designed to evaluate the use of the breakthrough AF Suppression(tm) algorithm to suppress symptomatic AF episodes in patients with bradycardia and a documented history of PAF. Initial results of ADOPT-A were presented at NASPE in May 2001. Patients enrolled in the study were randomized into two ...

What is the answer for pain?

...relevant to function and assessments of the use of breakthrough medication. Significance of This Research Overall, the results from this study can be used to predict the clinical usefulness of genotyping patients in an attempt to determine the appropriate drug therapy. This is important since prior knowledge o...

Halas wins innovator award in fight against breast cancer

...unding and freedom to pursue creative, potentially breakthrough research that could ultimately accelerate the eradication of breast cancer. The award is explicitly designed to encourage the most creative individuals in all areas of research to pursue innovative and novel approaches that may significantly contribu...

Emory scientists present alternative for surgical biventricular resynchronization

... radiation. Considered the first major therapeutic breakthrough for heart failure patients since the development of specialized heart failure drugs, biventricular resynchronization therapy uses a special pacemaker to stimulate the heart's ventricles to beat at the same time. A small pulse generator (about ...

For markets of the future, success depends on advanced materials

...gnosis. Scientists are on the verge of achieving a breakthrough with versatile materials such as inorganic nanoparticle/polymer matrix composites, which combine the advantages of different materials to achieve a much-desired multifunctionality. Critical applications for biopolymers in packaging and food producti...

Device acts as heart's security system

...sful, the experimental device could herald a major breakthrough for the growing number of people diagnosed with heart failure. Those living with heart failure could enjoy an improved lifestyle with less dependency on frequent doctor visits, and for cardiac researchers it might be the most advanced bellwether devi...

Results of first chronic treatment study with oral EXANTA(TM) (ximelagatran)

...eden. "Ximelagatran represents a potential medical breakthrough in the long-term secondary prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and it satisfies a clear unmet medical need for long term fixed dose oral anticoagulation treatment, without the need for coagulation monitoring or dosage titration". Cur...

Intensivists reduce mortality and length of stay in ICU patients

... to mobilize employer purchasing power to initiate breakthrough improvements in health care. Both groups feel that the staffing of ICUs with physicians trained in critical care medicine is necessary and will cause a significant increase in quality of care and decrease in medical errors....

EXANTA (TM), an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, significantly reduces risk of VTE in major OS

...oagulation." EXANTA represents a potential medical breakthrough in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism and meets a clearly defined unmet medical need for anticoagulation treatment, without coagulation monitoring and dosage titration. Thrombosis is one of the largest causes of morbidity and mortality ...

Chlorine dioxide gas kills dangerous biological contaminants

...ore the apples are cut up or mashed, a significant breakthrough for decontamination processes at small juice-producing companies," Han said. "They often don't have the pasteurization heating systems necessary to meet USDA requirements for eliminating biological contaminants. These processors produce unpasteurized...

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