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Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure

..., are lead authors on the paper. The study casts new light on some old cancer puzzles. For example, someanticancer agents that work well in the petri dish fail to kill cancer cells inthe body. The new findings suggest that such candidate drugsmay never get a chance to prove their cancer-killing pow...

Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway

...e and director of the NIH PainCenter. "Our result casts new light on how to look at the key structure in the rewardpathway, the nucleus accumbens, and the role it plays in affirming certainbehaviors and thus motivating individuals to act in particular ways," said Gear.The reward pathway is a neural networ...

Magnet therapy: what's the attraction?

...n Post, a University of Maryland physics professor casts doubts on magnet therapy--with some simple experiments you can try at home. Reporting that the Baylor results have not been duplicated or confirmed by researchers elsewhere, University of Maryland physics professor Robert Park has also found no plau...

Visionary physician pioneers alternative clubfoot treatment

...of toe-to- -- more -- groin plaster casts. These casts are changed weekly after the clinician manipulates softened foot ligaments to gradually achieve near-normal muscle and bone alignment. Five or six cast changes are sufficient to correct most clubfeet. The method offers an alternative to the series ...

Conference on youth and violence to be held May 12-13, 2000

...he past so often repeats itself in the present and casts its shadow on the future." The public will be offered a valuable tool on addressing the problem of violent youth in a special Forum, free and open to the public, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The forum will be moderated by John Callaway, awa...

OHSU researchers reveal how bacteria crawl on surfaces

...ir pili. It's like a grappling hook. The bacterium casts out a pilus filament, it sticks to something, and then the bacterium hauls the pilus back in to pull itself along," said Merz, who participated in this research as part of his graduate training at OHSU. Merz now is a research fellow at Dartmouth Medi...

Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning

...hich in many cases includes special immobilization casts that keep the body region of interest steady for imaging purposes. At the upcoming AAPM meeting, which has 2,600 attendees, medical physicists will discuss the performance of a new bore scanner with a larger, 85-cm diameter opening, which was install...

NHLBI funds new heart-health education projects in high-risk communities

... with local PBS Station WGTE, plans to develop Web casts including online health chat sessions and local programming. Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina through its Stroke Education and Awareness among Minorities Project (STREAM) seeks to reduce the incidence of st...

Bite-marks giving false impression

...n Dallas, Texas, last month. They made marks using casts of 10 different sets of teeth in either clay or hu...ve them to 22 experts along with "overlays" of the casts - images of the pattern a set of teeth make when they bite onto a flat surface. Forensic odontologi...

Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow-up visits?

... been detected by the patients themselves and this casts doubt on the effectiveness of follow-up visits with oncologists and surgeons and the use of routine investigations. "It is important that the follow-up visits are changed to meet patients' ongoing needs better." The rationale behind follow-up visits ...

Carotid artery surgery could substantially reduce stroke among high-risk patients

...l than exhibited by ACST and ACAS surgeons quickly casts the procedure into the list of "risk factors for stroke"."...

Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds

...g more about what kids are eating?" The study also casts antisocial behavior in a light where it may be preventable. "There's more to antisocial behavior than nutrition, but we argue that it is an important missing link," Raine said. "Biology is not destiny. We can change the biological disposition to anti...

Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk

...oking during pregnancy can endanger the fetus, but casts doubt on the published scientific finding that secondhand smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death -- a finding highlighted in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and reinforced by the California Environmental Protection Agency in...

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