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Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

...rs are not merely on-off switches,but are far more complicated molecular "control panels" that couldbe manipulated by drugs customized to produce more targeted effects on thebody, said the scientists who made the discovery. The drugs could causethe same receptor to trigger only certain of its normal effects in t...

Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.

...ers say that treatment of warveterans with PTSD is complicated by a high incidence of substance abuse inthat population. "There is a striking similarity of response to different trauma includingcombat, rape, accidents, and disasters," the authors write. "Many peoplerespond to a life threatening trauma with acute...

KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...nsas Medical Center believe they have unlocked the complicated secret of predicting when a patient with epilepsy is about to have a seizure. In recent studies of 125 seizures monitored and recorded at KU Medical Center, the technique has predicted seizures by up to three minutes in advance, according to Iva...

Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.

...igen tests in men. The ethical issue becomes more complicated when doctors provide controversial screening tests because they fear a future lawsuit by a patient who later develops a disease. The article describes several potential risks of screening tests with controversial benefits, including: Reliance ...

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

...he oxygen into precise position -- an efficientbut complicated method that is nearly impossible to reproduce in the laboratory. Instead, manufacturers must laboriously use molds and othermicroorganisms as miniature factories, and then harvest the corticosteroids. "Our molecule mimics the function...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...that she is taking in. Use of the patch is further complicated by thefact that it is available over the counter, with no physician or pharmacistinstruction for the woman." Thus, Slotkin advocates far more care in use of the transdermal patch tokeep the nicotine dose as low as possible. Nicotine inhalers a...

Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High Blood Pressure

...sing blood samplesinstead of the more invasive and complicated testing of heart tissue samples. Researchers studied blood samples from 26 people with untreated highblood pressure who received lisinopril, an ACE-inhibitor, and compared theirfindings to blood samples from a "control" group of 23 people wi...

The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age

...acing us now is how to take this massive amount of complicated data and make it useful for the everyday user," said Dr. Michael Ackerman, NLM's Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications and Head of the Visible Human Project. Scientists have already started applying the Visible Human ...

National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants

...lane wing is buffeted by turbulence during flight, complicated changes happen to the internal structure of the metal which can lead_in the absence of inspection and maintenance_to its failure. The proposed research will examine how: the atoms in the metal form defect lines (called dislocations); the dislocatio...

Study Shows Three-Drug "Cocktail" Needed To Keep AIDS Virus Curbed

..."The idea was that because patients have to take a complicated therapy that isexpensive and sometimes has side effects, perhaps we could give the more complex therapyfor six months and then reduce it to something simpler and more easily tolerated,"Eron said. "At least in these patients, reducing therapy just did...

USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients

... principle, that photopheresis works to change the complicated immune response of transplant patients," said Barr, who first began studying the use of this novel therapy for transplantation 12 years ago. "This study has major implications for many diseases that affect large populations of patients. Our ...

Doctors Missing Chance To Help Teens Who Smoke

...moking with patients with adiagnosis that could be complicated by smoking, such asthma, pregnancy, orrespiratory infection. Despite a growing public-health emphasis on theimportance of physicians counseling patients about smoking, such physiciancounseling did not increase through the first half of this decade....

Who Cares For You When You're Ill

... authorized to do. They do not treatpatients with complicated illnesses and although they are permitted by law, theinstitutions in this study did not permit NPs and PAs to admit patients tohospitals. How well do NPs and PAs work with physicians? Most physicians said theyconsidered them peers. One physician sa...

Managed-Care Systems Could Save By Eliminating Restricted Access To Dermatologists

... programs, Feldman said. "Charges are based on how complicated theexamination is, and since nondermatologists take longer, this implies that theyare examining other possibilities and doing more testing to make a diagnosis,and therefore they may be billing for a more intensive visit."...

The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds

...ngeles County's dependency court on simpleand more complicated competency tasks. Rangingfrom 4 to 7 years old, all of the children - whohad allegedly been maltreated - had been removedfrom their parents. While the child development literature is rifewith studies about children's understanding oftruth and lies, ...

UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic Pregnancies

.... "Successful use of this treatment in pregnancies complicated by diabetes wouldbe a significant advancement for these patients and a major breakthrough in thebattle against diabetes-induced birth defects," Hunter said. An estimated 1.5 million women of child-bearing age in the United States havediabetes. A diab...

New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language

...tructure of bone and loss of bone mass. Through a complicated process calledthe bone remodeling cycle, bone constantly is being created and maintainedthroughout life. As we age, this process changes and we break down more bonethan we make. Less bone mass results in weaker bone," she explains. Many...

Stress, coping and biology intertwine for diabetes control

... high glucose levels(hyperglycemia). Their task is complicated by the risk that blood glucose levelscan go too low (hypoglycemia) as a result of too much insulin, too much exerciseor not enough food. Hypoglycemia can lead to delirium, unconsciousness andbrain damage and death. An estimated 15 million people i...

Emergency angioplasty or bypass surgery saves lives of heart attack patients with cardiogenic shock

...ives saved for every100 patients with heart attack complicated by shock who were treated withemergency bypass or angioplasty," said Judith Hochman, M.D., SHOCK study chairand Director, Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Research at St. Luke's/RooseveltHospital Center in New York City. "The overall preliminary...

Scientists provide first detailed maps of wiring circuitry in the living human brain

...areas. Finally, the researchers identified complicated connections betweenseveral brain areas involved in higher level thinking skills such as speaking,paying attention, and multiplying numbers. The fiber bundles that connected todifferent brain areas often ran side-by-side to form larger cables withoutm...

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