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Gleevec shows promise in treating another form of leukemia

...tients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), is now demonstrating encouraging benefits in treating a different blood cancer, a type of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that when Gleevec is paired with high-dose chemotherapy, patients wi...

Acclaimed Carnegie Mellon psychologist honored for groundbreaking research

...ellon. "When people need to cite rigorous research demonstrating links between psychological factors and physical well-being, it is Sheldon's work that is more often than not mentioned," Scheier said. The Department of Psychology is one of eight departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the sec...

U of MN study first to detect tobacco-specific carcinogens in non-smokers in public setting

...metabolites were increased two-fold (112 percent), demonstrating that exposure of nonsmokers to ETS in a public setting results in uptake of a tobacco-specific lung carcinogen. Co-author Stephen Hecht, Ph.D., Cancer Center member and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in the Medical School, previously ...

'Camera pill' promising for diagnosis of small bowel disease

...forward in the diagnosis of small bowel disorders, demonstrating more abnormalities than standard small bowel imaging techniques. But its greater promise may lie in conjunction with computed tomography (CT). CE does a good job of indicating the presence of abnormalities, but does not tell their location. The vid...

Gene targeting prevents memory loss in Alzheimer's disease model

...cuted study in mice is another step forward toward demonstrating the validity of anti-amyloid interventions in Alzheimer's disease. The next step is to see if this works in more sophisticated models of the disease, and eventually in humans. " said William Thies, vice president of medical and scientific affairs for...

Physicians can help family members caring for dying loved ones

...lanning and decision-making, supporting home care, demonstrating empathy for family emotions and relationships, and attending to family grief and bereavement. "In caring well for family caregivers at the end of life, physicians may not only improve the experiences of patients and family, but also find greater sust...

Improving informed consent for children in cancer treatment studies

...derstanding (the mean conference duration in cases demonstrating parental understanding was 83 minutes, compared with 74 minutes in cases without parental understanding). Parents who read the informed consent document thoroughly were more likely to understand randomization. With these important revelat...

Gene therapy technique could aid islet transplants for diabetes, says Pittsburgh study

... confirmed prior studies from the Pittsburgh group demonstrating the efficacy of HGF in enhancing islet transplant outcomes. The experiment was then repeated, going beyond three weeks to see if the improvements would be long lasting. As had been observed previously, but this time for 18 weeks, rats whose islets h...

A common cleanser is cheaper and faster way to separate DNA for genetic analysis

...ctoral fellow Jonathan Brody conducted experiments demonstrating that TBE and TAE provide only some buffering -- which they say isn't important anyway for DNA separation and too much conductivity. "In fact, TBE and TAE essentially short-circuit DNA gels by creating too much current and heat." Gels using TBE and...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)

...m a single strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by demonstrating that multiple infections are present in patients with active tuberculosis. The setting for their research was a site with a high infection rate. The researchers analyzed pre-treatment sputum specimens from 200 patients over age 15. All had been di...

Studies focus on vascular spasm as a common cause of cardiomyopathy

...scular spasm as well as progressive heart disease, demonstrating that vascular spasm arises from a process that begins in the heart muscle cells. "Once we were convinced that even slight damage to the heart could cause vascular spasm," says McNally, "we began to look for the mechanism." One candidate was the rele...

New breast pap smear detects early cellular changes; May prevent onset of breast cancer

... here is a clear-cut example at the cellular level demonstrating that normal amounts of fresh vegetables -- leafy greens, carrots, sweet potatoes -- may be very important in preventing breast cancer." Seewaldt said the ultimate goal of the clinical trial and its associated research is to identify which cellular ch...

St. Jude Medical announces CRT patients showed improvement in the RHYTHM ICD study

....009, respectively), with the six minute walk test demonstrating a strong trend toward significance (p=0.07). The study evaluated resynchronization effectiveness, defibrillation system efficacy, defibrillation system safety and left ventricle lead performance. "This is a significant prospective, randomized study,...

Post-mortem drug test errors

... times, says Pounder. He published a paper in 1990 demonstrating this effect, but some expert witnesses are still testifying in court that they can work out the dose a victim took from post-mortem measurements. Goldberger says the problem is that doctors without forensic experience are applying the formula blindly...

Single cocaine exposure boosts both drug craving and avoidance

...hancement of an unpleasant effect of another drug, demonstrating that the two opposing brain circuits involve the VTA. The study involved "place conditioning," in which the animals are allowed to express either an attraction or aversion to two differently colored and textured chambers where they have received one ...

End of life ICU use may require re-evaluation according to University of Pittsburgh study

...care services." "Along with some other recent data demonstrating interventions for improving the quality of end-of-life care in the ICU, the data from Angus, et al provide the basis for a new era in ICU end-of-life care: one in which we move from simple descriptive studies to acknowledging the magnitude of the pro...

Reading test may validly estimate pre-dementia functioning

... by dementia. The diagnosis of dementia depends on demonstrating cognitive decline from a prior level, ideally by comparing current status with observed pre-onset cognitive function. However, it is rare to have available an assessment of pre-dementia cognitive function, and so clinicians and researchers have used ...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

... anti-personnel landmines. Acousticians have been demonstrating success in developing systems that detect many kinds of mines, including the small plastic ones that evade metal detectors. In general, the acoustic systems generate small seismic waves, which gently shake small areas of the ground and then use laser...

CellCept's cardioprotective profile reinforced

...ctors. "These results add to the body of evidence demonstrating the superior efficacy, low-toxicity and cardioprotective profile of CellCept. They show CellCept to offer real long-term benefits to patients, both in terms of overall patient survival and health of the graft," comments William M. Burns, Head of Ro...

Unpublished trials data suggest most SSRI antidepressants unsuitable for children

...cerpts from an internal GlaxoSmithKline memorandum demonstrating how the company sought to manipulate the results of published research. Concerning a study of paroxetine use in children, the memorandum states "It would be unacceptable to include a statement that efficacy had not been demonstrated, as this would un...

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