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New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks

...s, high priority should be placed on preparing for certain types ofattacks, the report says. Operations-related research is needed to advisefederal authorities on how and where to stockpile antidotes to nerve agents, andon an effective system for distributing them. A vigorous national effort shouldbe mount...

Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis

...placement therapy, including an increased risk for certain cancers. Signal's President and CEO, Alan J. Lewis...anti-cancer effects in breast, renal, prostate and certain other tumor-types. These compounds are undergoing further evaluation at Signal and the NCI. Signal P...

Promising New Drug Uses Antibody Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia

...ments. AML is 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. Most patients require intensive chemotherapy to achieve...

Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients

...nd enhancing the immune stimulatingcapabilities of certain cytokines and other immunotherapies. Complementi...armaceutical companies. This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risksand uncertainties. The Company's actual results may dif...

Diabetes & Holiday Foods: Cedars-Sinai Physician Offers Tips To Maintain Healthy Holiday Balance

...e you don't skipmeals. • Take extra care to be certain that your meals are nutritious, varied andbalanced. If you do have a treat, make sure you substitute it for anequivalent item in your regular menu. • Be positive. Remember that you control your diabetes; it doesn't controlyou. According to Dr. Ba...

Discovery May Boost Effectiveness Of Chemotherapy

... protein that rapidly pumps outchemotherapy from a certain line of breast cancer cells," says L. Austin Doyle,M.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine who is the lead author of the article. The researchers call the newly-discovered pump Breast Cancer Re...

Views Of Tamoxifen And Synthetic Estrogen In Action Provide Clues For Designing Better Drugs

...s by binding to a specific receptor, found only in certain types oftissues. Once contacted by estrogen, the receptor carries a signal to thenucleus where it turns on specific genes. More recently, researchers have discovered that estrogen action is not asimple on-off signal. When the ligand occupies its bind...

Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports

...re has been making it harder for doctors toperform certain medical procedures in order to reduce Medicare costs. The policyis intended to reduce the instances in which doctors perform unnecessaryprocedures. To see if this might be the case with actinic keratosis, the studylooked at how doctors treat other ...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV

...gene and cell therapy products for the treatmentof certain acquired and inherited diseases. The company has three leaddevelopment programs targeting cystic fibrosis, cancer, and infectious diseasesas well as an extensive gene delivery and cellular therapy technology platform. The study was funded by the Na...

UK Allied Health Professor Receives Patent On Using Lithium With AIDS Drugs

...une enhancing properties andcould possibly protect certain cells from toxic therapies. Gallicchio proposesth...second effect could bethat the lithium could cause certain cells with the AIDS virus to die. "It will remain to be determined whether these n...

Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug

...te, theresearchers report that overproduction of a certain growth factor, calledTGF-beta, contributes to tamoxifen resistance. They also demonstrate that theimmune system's "natural killer" activity is important for tamoxifen'santi-cancer effects. Ultimately, both findings might be exploited to keep tumors d...

Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

...n chemotherapy treatment areallowing patients with certain types of brain tumors to live longer and fullerlives, according to neurooncologist Paul M. Zeltzer, M.D., Division ofNeurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zeltzer will share the mostup-to-date developments in the treatment of tumors of the n...

Children Of The Great Depression By Glen H. Elder, Jr.

...ends to confirm the poet'sobservation, albeit with certain reservations. Untoward circumstances such asnatural disasters may often stimulate individual competence and group cohesion;adversity may also, of course, produce panic and demoralization. Glen Elder'sscrupulous and provocative account of the life co...

Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches

...e "morning after" effects,has been shown to damage certain genetic building blocks. Now scientists haveshown that those damaged parts are efficiently inserted into DNA. The findings appear in the Jan. 19 print edition of the journal Biochemistry,published by the American Chemical Society, the world's large...

Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Chronic Pain In Cancer Patients, Say UT Southwestern Researchers

...iplinary approach to treating pain associated with certain types ofcancers and, eventually, other chronic conditions. "Our goal is to complement, not eliminate, other pain-management techniquesby introducing PENS as an integral part of a comprehensive patient-careprogram," said Dr. Paul White, professor...

MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand

...ur skin to the microprocessor, whichwould activate certain reservoirs. Similarly, "a microchip in TVs could p...equirewearing a small pump that delivers pulses of certain hormones every 90 minutesfor weeks at a time via a catheter inserted through the skin. Those hormone...

Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says

...ecialty careor laboratory tests. Others withhold a certain percentage of salary ifcost-containment goals are ... $16 per patient if the cost of referralsexceeds a certain amount. Financial incentives could have two adverse effects, Gallagher points out. "Ifdoctors withho...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

...teamy days, he notes, the death rate can triple in certain citiessuch as New York, where total mortality jumped from an average of 490 to anastounding 1,260 fatalities during a single 24-hour period in 1966. Every summerin the United States, health officials point to heat as the key cause of some2,000 deaths...

Hunter College Biologist Marie Filbin Identifies Mechanism That Blocks All Inhibitors Of Nerve Regeneration; Breakthrough Reported In Neuron Magazine

...own that if you prime a neuron by treating it with certain growthfactors called neurotrophins before exposing the neuron to MAG or myelin, youcompletely reverse the inhibition of axonal regrowth," explains Filbin. "Theneurotrophins are affecting a molecule inside the neuron called cyclicAMP, whichcauses a c...

Program Developed At UF Enables Computer To "Emote" In Speech

...o figure out what is in speech that makes you hear certain emotions," she said. Truluck, 28, found many complex vocal variables play a role, includingpitch, volume, accent, vowel length and the speed at which the speaker deliverswords. Her program manipulates these and other elements in a comm...

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