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Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...mportant immunostimulatory proteins in breast milk can
passthrough the stomach of an infant and into the intestine, from which they enterthe infant's bloodstream largely intact. In the adult, these proteins would bedestroyed." Investigations by other scientists have demonstrated that vaccinerespo...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...atheterization laboratory before an angioplasty can
prevent platelets from sticking to arterial walls and reclogging vessels after the procedure. Results of a multicenter study published in the August 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) demonstrate a favora...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...e brain without usingcurrent risky techniques that can
provoke a stroke. Researchers from Brazil ...Doppler ultrasound andduplex carotid ultrasound -- can
accurately measure the degree of blockage in thecarotid arteries that serve the brain. Asses...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...cerebral angiography, physicians who useultrasound can
wheel a scanner bedside and obtain 3D images of the brain'sarteries. Abnormalities measured on 3D reconstructions of ultrasound images aremore reliable and easier to reproduce than on two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound,researchers from Germany w...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
...gery in children. This non-invasive method can
tell the cardiovascular surgeon andanesthesiologis...s kind ofmonitoring is if you see lots of air, you can
tell the surgeon he needs to domore deairing -- it is a feedback system," Rodriguez said. ...
Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound
...inical findings and gave an objectivemeasure. This can
be used as a non-invasive tool for evaluating the success oflong-term medications used for the treatment of migraines. Such research will allow doctors to monitor the efficacy of migrainemedicines -- if ultrasound shows high blood velocity, ...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...e also potentially significantdynamic changes that can
be seen, measured and evaluated using ultrasound s...ac. Smallarteries and veins around the spinal cord can
be visualized, which "could havean important impact in research of spinal cord injuries." An...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...to the second orthird decade in such cases. Adults can
be affected by a milder form of thedisease but are still incapacitated due to respiratory insufficiency. Initially, the therapy developed at Duke will be tested in infants withthe most severe symptoms and for whom the disease is fatal. The Duke clin...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...ody. Patients who wish tovolunteer for the studies can
call (410) 955-5268....
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
... increase in free radicals in the inner ear, which can
damage or killsensory cells. To defend themselves, sensory cells express a rush ofglutathione, an antioxidant that absorbs free radicals. R-PIA was found toincrease the activity of glutathione, thus providing enhanced protection fromfree-radical da...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...rous forms of cancer-causing chemicals before they can
damage DNAandpromote cancer. Sulforaphane "...see if eating a few tablespoonsof the sproutsdaily can
supply the same degree of chemoprotection as one to two pounds ofbroccoli eatenweekly. The sprouts ...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...sical exams," Dr.Bradley said. Mammography can
detect tumors in the breast which are too small to feel,Dr. Bradley said, which makes it an effective method for detecting breast cancerearly. Dr. Bradley also said that the treatment results for women whose tumorswere detected through mammog...
Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought
... streptavidin. Theresearchers discovered that PEG can
undergo attractive interactions withthe proteins t... lack of biological activity -- are incorrect, you can
easily headoff in a wrong direction. We need to take a closer look at what fundamentalmaterial prop...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...n communities. It is hoped that additional kiosks can
be deployed on a yearly basis. Complete with touc...ation. "Our goal is to reach people in a way they can
relate to and enjoy, so the kiosks will look and act more like interactive TVs than computers," says...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
ANN ARBOR---Doctors can
face an ethical dilemma when patients request scre...esearch. Creating the impression that such exams can
reduce a patient's risk to zero---possibly leading them to make uninformed medical decisions. Ina...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
... many responses in a Phase I trial. This means we can
beoptimistic we have an effective drug." The FDA-funded Phase II clinical trial of the drug is already under way.The first patient enrolled in the trial, which focuses on leukemia patients, isin complete remission. Four other instit...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
... odds-beatersare doing right so that their efforts can
be applied to other at-risk neighborhoods. Aiding him in this research are health planning administrationgraduate assistants Nina Ruparel and Carl Mandley....
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...plications within two to five years." "One can
envision something like a Star Trek medical ?trico...sitivity," said Ghadiri. "The results show that we can
sense very smallmolecules that in other systems do not produce a very big change. In our system,we s...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...trim. "It's quite important," he says, "because we can
now avoid having to give multiple medications, whi... often. Patients taking Bactrim,on the other hand, can
be treated on an outpatient basis and the cost is significantly lower. "I think that when a person h...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...ill deliver extremely short pulses of light, which can
cut within the delicate structures of the eye, such as the cornea, while avoiding damage to overlying or adjacent tissue---something not possible with current clinical laser technology," said Ron Kurtz , assistant professor of ophthalmology at the U...
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