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"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...ology Background Knowing the daily production and destruction rates of T cells and HIV virons explains a lot a...safe technique for measuring T cell production and destruction rates opens up a whole universe of clinical and research questions to direct measurement." Initial i...

Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder

...ne therapy. Symptoms of TTP include mass destruction of blood platelets, anemia,neurologic changes, progressive renal failure and fever. The cause is unknown,but in very uncommon cases, drugs other than ticlopidine, including penicillin,some anti-cancer drugs and oral contraceptives, have been associat...

New Research In Battling Alzheimer's Impact On Memory

...onneurodegenerative disorder with widespread brain destruction and no cure. Fourteen research papers on Alzheime...mation of toxic plaquebelieved responsible for the destruction of neurons in the brains of Alzheimer'spatients. According to Michael G. Zagorski, Ph.D., this info...

Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals

...ific minds in the country working hard to halt the destruction oflives and communities caused by drug addiction. Today's announcement offers thethrilling prospect that we may be closing in on a major science-based victory." "These exciting preclinical data point to a major new approach todeveloping med...

The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked

...on of scarce economic resources to weapons of mass destruction even more incongruous. Professor Bhutta suggests that the only way to ensure a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan never occurs is to educate the population of the true horrors of nuclear conflict and the human costs that such a programme cou...

UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection

... Any replication of HIV will lead to irreversible destruction of the immunesystem. -- What is overlooked by this assumption, Levy says, is that these drugscan be toxic and can be directly detrimental to a natural immune response toHIV, which is present in most individuals even when they show no symptoms. Thise...

Scientists Discover How Aspirin Reduces Inflammation

...-- theyinhibit one of the proteins involved in the destruction of IkB. The result isthat NF-kB remains sequestered outside the cell's nucleus thereby preventing theNF-kB-induced inflammatory response. This process, in addition to the inhibitionof inflammatory mediators known as prostaglandins, likely explains ma...

New Research Points The Way To Restoring Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Mammals, Including Humans

...most frequentcause of permanent hearing loss. Such destruction can be due to a number ofcauses, most notably exposure to loud noise, as well as certain drugs, disease,genetic factors and the natural process of aging. While birds have the remarkable natural ability to regenerate sensoryhair cells, thus re...

Less Toxic Bone Marrow Transplant Technique May Have More Powerful Anti-Cancer Effect

...tched human donorswithout the usual pre-transplant destruction of the patient's own bone marrow. The report appears in the May 22 issue of The Lancet. The scientists from the hospital's Bone Marrow Transplant Program andTransplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) successfully induced a state ofmixed chimeris...

Human Voltage

... 2 trees, a fire in electrical equipment, complete destruction of all phonewiring, and damage to electrical fixtures. Lightning damages have been on the increase in the past 35 years. Holle's teamattributes most of this increase to population growth. Storm Data recorded19,814 property-damage reports due to light...

Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness

...0decibels at some wavelengths, and almost complete destruction of the outer haircells in the cochlea. Animals receiving gentamicin and salicylate had minorhearing impairment of less than 20 decibels and minimal hair cell damage. Thelow salicylate doses used in the experiment had no effect on guinea pig auditor...

News teleconference -- Mayo Clinic study finds new treatment option for patients with severe attacks of multiple sclerosis

...related diseases thatcause inflammation and myelin destruction in the brain and spinal cord. Theresults of the study are being announced at the 1999 joint meeting of theEuropean and America's Committees for Treatment and Research in MS in Basel. The study will be published in the December issue of Annals of Neu...

UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain

... protect dopaminergicneurons in the midbrain. The destruction of these neurons causes the symptomsof Parkinson's disease. In these studies, GDNF also has shown promise inprotecting these neurons from cell death and in stimulating improved function. Use of this technology will not be limited to this one...

Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C

... stop the viralinvasion by a process of programmed destruction called apoptosis -- cellsuicide. In the initial experiments that led to this model, Lau said, the scientistsexpected that suppressing cell suicide would allow the virus to produce morecopies of itself and spread more effectively. "What we didn't ex...

A new ion channel involved in cell proliferation: evidence for its oncogenic potential

...t any of these checkpointsresults in the immediate destruction of the cell (see Figure 1) Such a complexmechanism can fail either if cell starts the division without an external signaland any of the checkpoints fail to detect the error, or if the mechanismsdesigned to delete the abnormal cell fail. For this reas...

Hopkins gene therapy trial is first to activate entire human immune system against prostate cancer

... prostate is not a vital organ,the researchers say destruction of the prostate cells is safe and should notlead to incontinence or impotency as other therapies sometimes can. In fact,the therapy is so well tolerated by patients that no hospitalization isrequired. The only side effects associated with this the...

Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful

...ver are unclear, but the main injury appears to be destruction of small veins leading to cirrhosis and eventually liver failure, he said. Patients may display either acute or chronic symptoms, including abdominal pain, high blood pressure in the organ's portal vein and liver enlargement. Stickel was one of the ...

Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery

...vices," he says. "This leads to unnecessary tissue destruction where temperatures are too high and failure to achieve cell death in regions where temperatures are too low. Heating must be more uniform." Experience with the existing technology thus does not fully live up to expectations, he says. The need for rep...

Chemist uses DNA to trigger an alternative chemotherapy method

...innovative approach would facilitate the selective destruction of harmful cancer or viral cells, which has always been the less-than-realized basis for chemotherapy. "All throughout history, the development of drugs has been based on trying to find a molecule toxic only to the pathogen or organism you want to ...

Duke eye researchers describe cascade of events that may lead to retinal degeneration

...in reaction of events that ultimately leads to the destruction of cone cells, and eventually blindness. During this slow process, the neural network in essence rewires' itself to maintain some degree of sight for some period of time." The results of the team's study were published Monday in the November i...

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