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Brain tumor therapy needs longer treatment time

...makes glioblastoma so difficult to treat -- and so deadly -- is its tendency to spread aggressively, forming clusters of malignant cells far from the main tumor. While the main tumor mass can be surgically removed, the small clusters of invading cancer cells eventually will grow and form new tumors. In orde...

Promising vaccine may provide long-lasting protection against malaria

...rs have developed a unique vaccine that destroys a deadly toxin produced by the parasite that causes malaria... it is rendered harmless by the destruction of its deadly toxin, he said. One or two shots of the vaccine are expected to provide lasting protection against t...

Molecular mechanism underlaying anthrax infection described by UCSD School Of Medicine researchers

...earchers have observed that with anthrax and other deadly pathogens, such as bubonic plague, it takes severa... key role in the pathogenesis of anthrax and other deadly infections....

Hopkins researchers study heart defect that kills athletes

...ine the best approach to diagnose this potentially deadly condition and also to determine the genetic abnormalities that are responsible for it. At Hopkins and the University of Arizona, researchers are actively recruiting patients with possible ARVD for entry into the United States Multicenter ARVD Trial....

Chlorine dioxide gas kills dangerous biological contaminants

... chlorine dioxide gas -- can effectively eliminate deadly bacteria from apples and other fruits and vegetabl...eria is relatively rare, it is considered the most deadly of the food-borne pathogens with a 20 percent fatality rate. The Clinton administration issued a "no...

New approach to replacing immune cells shrink tumors in patients with melanoma

...the study, 13 patients with metastatic melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer) who had not responded to standard treatments were treated with immune cells produced in the laboratory specifically to destroy their tumors. The treatment resulted in at least 50 percent tumor shrinkage in six of the patients, w...

Fred Hutchinson receives $12.7 million to lead prostate-cancer consortium

...Understanding how and why prostate cancer can turn deadly is key to developing therapies that may effectivel...nown why some of these circulating cells turn into deadly metastatic cancer while others die or remain dormant. This study will examine blood samples from men...

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002

...est therapies have worked very well in keeping the deadly AIDS virus at bay, but HIV is crafty and continually is mutating and developing resistance to drugs," said Doug Manion, M.D., vice president of clinical development for GSK. "HIV and AIDS therapy research must continually move forward if we are to s...

Heart failure mortality substantial among elderly

...ized form, called diastolic heart failure, is less deadly in individuals, it produces more deaths nationwide because of its much higher prevalence," said Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., a cardiologist from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "In our study of older adults with heart failure, over twice a...

New statement proposes ways to stop deadly drug errors among heart, stroke patients

...opriate medication use can help reduce potentially deadly errors among cardiovascular patients, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Several reports have blamed medical errors for thousands of adverse...

Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute

... consequences of severe sepsis, an acute and often deadly disease that is estimated to strike 700,000 Americ... system reacts to them is. When bacteria like the deadly N. meningitidis invade the body, they trigger the immune system to stage a biochemical defense. One ...

Vaccine shortage study exposes nations 'patchwork' system

...ovides protection are common causes of potentially deadly cases of bacterial meningitis, blood infections and pneumonia. Cases of those diseases have dropped off since the vaccine was introduced. The bacteria also cause millions of ear infections, or otitis media, each year, though they're responsible for o...

This is your heart on drugs: Study improves ER treatment for cocaine's heart effects

... of which treatments work best and which can prove deadly in patients who have been using cocaine. For instance, 301 of the patients had urine tests for cocaine, in addition to being asked if they had used the drug recently. Previous studies have shown that nearly a third of cocaine users in the ER lie abo...

California chemist wins national award for drug discoveries

...ents in 1996 the first effective treatment for the deadly viral disease. Indinavir, trademarked as Crixivan, still holds the FDA record for the fastest drug approval ever: 42 days. "With Dr. Reider at the helm, [Merck's] process research was completed under remarkable pressure: there was a desperate need to...

Researchers say deadly twist key to sickle cell disease

...disease have mutant haemoglobin proteins that form deadly long, stiff fibres inside red blood cells. A rese...f PRL to explain the persistent stability of these deadly fibres. The theory suggests that an inherent "twistiness" in the strands that make up the fibres cou...

New digital tool unveiled to help business avoid SARS risks

...usiness trade is off substantially because of the deadly virus severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). And because public health officials think SARS is spread by close contact between people, executives are seeking new ways to conduct business, including increased use of the phone and tel...

Smart virus eliminates brain cancer in animal experiments

...er cells. There is no adequate treatment for these deadly brain cancers and, before this study, few experimental therapies tested in animals have shown much improvement. The findings, published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, are considered so promising that the National...

OneWorld Health begins final testing of drug to cure deadly kala azar in India

...ic. Transmitted by the bite of a sand fly, VL is a deadly vector (insect)-borne disease that attacks the int...not every day one can say an affordable cure for a deadly disease may be imminent, and we believe our approach will be successful," said Dr. Victoria Hale, fo...

The nature of the healing process using alternative means to conventional medical care

...Cancer Melanoma Differently Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and is increasing in increasing in incidence faster than any other form of cancer. Naturopathic medicine can impact the growth and spread of melanoma, and in some cases, put it in remission. One of the foremost practitioners in th...

Paclitaxel combination improves survival from small-cell lung cancer

...nce our ability to treat this still-too-common and deadly disease."...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... In the April issue of Experimental Biology ... by Drs. Rex Gaskins and Paul Kenis in ... campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe ... reduction-oxidation reactions underlie a variety of cell functions ... to these crucial roles in regulating normal cellular ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to ... Nature Reviews Microbiology , one of the ... world-renowned infectious disease specialist, and chair of the ... Health Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology ... pandemics, as well as more recent 2009 novel ...
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