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Drug combinations reduce HIV levels in untreated patients

...aid Bartlett. "The 96-week results will give us a clearer picture of which group sustains their reduced levels best over time." A common problem in controlling viral loads is the HIV virus' ability to become resistant to one or more drugs in a patient's regimen, said Bartlett. Drug resistance can also dev...

Exercise shown to have positive effect on cholesterol

...ffects on lipids, it is small compared to the much clearer role that the amount of exercise plays," Kraus said. In order to determine the role of exercise alone, participants were not allowed to change their diet during the course of the study. Each participant followed a two- to three-month "ramp-up" exerci...

Quick, cheap blood test predicts chance of surviving heart attack

...led the N-terminal fragment (N-BNP), can provide a clearer picture of a patient's likelihood of survival, more so than with current prognostic methods. "In patients with acute coronary syndromes, N-BNP measurements taken early after admission identified patients at increased risk of early and late death," sa...

MRI may help find missed breast cancers in high risk women

... impact on women with BRCA mutations, and obtain a clearer sense of its benefit before it can be made into a recommended screening tool. In the meantime, the study investigators say specialists counseling women at genetically increased risk for developing breast cancer must continue to help them consider the...

Government regulations contribute to medical debt of uninsured and underinsured

...dations The federal government should establish clearer guidelines on how laws and regulations on billing and debt collection should be applied to the uninsured and underinsured. States or hospitals should establish clear, standard criteria for eligibility for free or discounted care, and simplify applic...

Rush studying the role of intra abdominal fat in coronary artery disease risk in women

... and Powell and her colleagues will begin to see a clearer picture of what role intra abdominal fat plays in risk for coronary artery disease. "We do think it is more healthy for women to be shaped like pears with their weight concentrating around their hips while women who are shaped like apples most likely...

New Alzheimer projections add urgency to search for prevention, cure

...um range of 10.2 million, by 2050. "Our choice is clearer than ever," said Goldberg. "Either increase funding for research to fend off this looming public health disaster, or sit back and wait for it to overwhelm the health care system." The study suggests the increases in the prevalence of Alzheimer's dise...

High blood pressure, fatty deposits are 'bit players' in bulging arteries

...e breastbone, and makes it possible to obtain much clearer images of the great blood vessels surrounding the heart. The study found that age, gender and body size together account for one-third or more of the cases of aortic dilatation, while atherosclerosis and related risk factors only explained 3 percent....

UT Southwestern faculty members receive American Heart Associations Distinguished Scientist honor

...differentiation. Dr. Olson's research has led to a clearer understanding of congenital heart defects as well as novel strategies for the treatment of heart enlargement and heart failure....

High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline

...ignificance of these cognitive effects will become clearer as additional evidence is obtained regarding the changes in brain structure and function that typically accompany chronically elevated blood pressure," Madden said. Unlike the previous studies, where patients often had other diseases and might have b...

OHSU researchers study recent monkeypox outbreak

...ect of this research involves the development of a clearer understanding of the disease characteristics of monkeypox. Scott Wong, Ph.D., assistant scientist at the VGTI who is also working on monkeypox projects, is studying the disease process induced by this virus at the cellular level. "By gaining a bette...

Understanding how lymph nodes respond to infection may redefine how immune system functions

...lping you deal with these noxious agents." "With a clearer understanding of the adaptive immune system and the role of mast cells, comes the opportunity for new therapeutics that could improve disease protection," said Abraham. "It's been known, particularly with allergy and asthma, that mast cells are invol...

Elderly women over-screened for cancers with little measurable benefit

... cessation of mammography. ACS recommendations are clearer on Pap smears, citing that women aged 70 and older who have had three normal Pap smears in a row and none over the past 10 years may cease screening. "The problem remains that we do not have evidence from national randomized clinical trials to justif...

'Paper of the year' winner announced

...ween ethnic groups. In the paper this becomes even clearer by the finding that there are no absolute genetic differences between ethnic groups: the differences that exist are in relative frequencies only. The methodological lesson is that for genetic risk assessment it follows that investigators can use stan...

Tiny nanotube antennas may yield better signals in cell phones, televisions

...e calls and television pictures could become a lot clearer thanks to tiny antennas thousands of times smaller...lows listeners to switch to different channels for clearer signals and to prevent others from eavesdropping. Arrays of the tiny tubes could also process image...

Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'

...ered, the need for biomolecular markers has become clearer and more urgent, M. D. Anderson researchers say. Colon cancer is a good example of tumor diversity. It is not just one uniform disease; there are many subtypes that behave in biologically different ways, and some are more prone to spread than other...

Carnegie Mellon statistics student honored for technique to aid in brain imaging

...ove the noise from the images, giving scientists a clearer picture of the effect of the stimulus. "Improving the brain images could lead to more efficient experimental procedures and pave the way for more challenging experiments," said Myers, who earned her bachelor's degree in statistics from Carnegie Mell...

Brain scans show how placebo eases pain

... of the cerebral cortex. According to Casey, this clearer knowledge of the brain's pain pathways may lead to new therapies for those with chronic or acute pain. "One could imagine compounds that would activate these control systems specifically," he said. Casey also said the research sheds new light on the...

Mouse model of neuromuscular disease identifies key player in motor neuron death

...ished in the March 4 issue of Neuron , presents a clearer picture of the pathology underlying SBMA and associated diseases and even points to a possible therapeutic strategy for this debilitating condition and for more common motor neuron diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), that currently...

Bite-marks giving false impression

...ause the skin marks the researchers used were much clearer than those in real-life cases. "Bite marks don't lend themselves well to a bench study," says Richard Souviron, a forensic odontologist at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's office. Even with these unusually clear bite marks, some subjects in the stu...

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