Tag: "developing" at medical news
A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development
International efforts towards developing
a vaccine against HIV infection have been given a ...ly accelerate progress toward the critical goal of developing
a safe and effective HIV vaccine to help curb the global HIV/AIDS pandemic." "Being from the co...
Cogtest and NetMet join forces
...s and small innovative biotechnology companies are developing
new treatments for a number of disorders that affect cognition. Such disorders arise not only from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, but also from highly prevalent medical conditions such as diabetes,...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2005 (second issue)
...er immigration could have influenced their risk of developing
Depression caused by common treatment for hepatitis C may affect outcome
...ssue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity suggests that developing
depression while on interferon-alpha plus ribavirin may impact how well the medications work. In a study conducted in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, Charles L. Raison, MD, Andrew Miller, ...
Researchers identify the link between heart failure and weight loss
...ddition, the study provides a strong rationale for developing
strategies to activate the skeletal muscle IGF-1 system in wasting conditions for therapeutic benefit....
Study identifies predictors of HIV drug resistance in patients beginning triple therapy
...- The best method for preventing HIV patients from developing
drug resistance is a careful, dedicated adherence ...t of good information on the problem of resistance developing
in triple antiretroviral therapy," said Richard Harrigan, Ph.D., director of the British Columbia Ce...
MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing
...ensive assessment of which genes are active in the developing
mouse ear and when the are expressed. The activity of certain genes suggested that the retinoblastoma (Rb) protein, known to suppress the cell cycle, could be important for halting the cell cycle in hair cells. To follow up that observation, the re...
New rights to access, but for most transparency is still as clear as mud
...s of dealing with the worst effects of governments developing
procedures to handle sensitive inquiries. The first is to force officials to commit their procedures to paper, so making them vulnerable to disclosure. The second is by using the information commissioner. Too often, in other countries, he says, comm...
Number of adults with high blood pressure set to soar by 2025
...conomically developed countries and 639 million in developing
countries. The number of adults with high blood pr...uted to the number of people with the condition in developing
regions. The prevalence of high blood pressure is set to increase by 24% in developed countries and ...
Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care
...e Rehabilitation Center. Fries said one benefit of developing
comprehensive data on performance is that care organizations often do not know their strengths and weaknesses. He said it's common to ask managers what they're good at, but the data fails to back up the managers' impressions. "You need to know where...
Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies
...ten to assist the National Institutes of Health in developing
research methods and setting priorities for evaluating products and approaches within complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the report also assesses what is known about Americans' reliance on these therapies. Use of CAM is widespread among t...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
.... The software Scott and his colleagues are developing
is driven by data collected by the Federal Emergency Management Administration during the Northridge earthquake and similar earthquakes regarding characteristics of that disaster, such as building and roadway damage, and how they correlated to casual...
Elevated glucose levels and diabetes are associated with increased risk for cancer
... and this number may double by 2025, especially in developing
countries, because of population growth, aging, unhealthy diets, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles. Sun Ha Jee, Ph.D., M.H.S., of the Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and colleagues examined the relationship between...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...-head and neck surgery. "Progress has been made in developing
techniques to evaluate language perception in chil...gy and co-director of the Infant Language Lab, are developing
new techniques for evaluating language perception in an age group where "goo-ing" and "ga-ing" are i...
Jefferson scientists help explain statins' effects in Alzheimer's disease
...drugs." Dr. Gandy notes that the work is part of a developing
anti-amyloid cocktail that may involve using several drugs, each aimed at a different target, not unlike chemotherapy for cancer. A drug called Alzhemed, for example, which currently is in clinical trials at Jefferson's Farber Institute for Neuroscie...
Sleeping less may be related to weight gain
... syndrome, which increases an individual's risk of developing
a serious disease, say Bass and Turek. In addition to excess body weight, factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels and one or more abnormal cholesterol levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as one in four American adults and 4...
Jefferson scientists find zinc may help prevent esophageal, oral cancers
...ent of esophageal or oral cancers, particularly in developing
countries where zinc deficiency is a problem. The ...eficient diet, as many as 2 billion individuals in developing
countries are zinc-deficient. Epidemiological evidence show the incidence of esophageal and oral can...
Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis
...ulosis and HIV research and the current efforts in developing
new diagnostics for tuberculosis. The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), an independent not-for-profit foundation launched in 2003 by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease with funding from the Gates Found...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI
...n and thus provides the most appropriate model for developing
treatment and prevention strategies. Mayo researchers will then coordinate a clinical trial based on this research. Project 2 will deliver a modified measles virus directly into the tumor to kill cancer cells without harming normal cells. This proje...
New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers
... promising candidate for a multiplicity of uses in developing
medicinal applications in the rapidly growing fiel...e biotech start-up company Fulcrum SP Ltd. that is developing
the SP-1 protein for cancer drug delivery and other applications....
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