Tag: "development" at medical news
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designated as one of three Glaxo Wellcome Genetic Epidemiology Centers
... Wellcome to harness thepower of genetics for drug development
and discovery. "Knowing the genes involved in a sp...ead to the discovery ofbetter drug targets and the development
of more effective drugs." Haines helped Glaxo Wellcome develop its plan for setting up Clinical Gene...
Double-edged effect of inflammatory response discovered after brain injury
... monthsfollowing the initial damage. In the latest development
in this ongoing work,the team found that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) -- a cytokine molecule that isnormally released during inflammation -- may be damaging and then protective tobrain-injured tissue, depending on the time course after the injury. The...
National Jewish researchers first to identify component in thymus that positively selects T cells
...g T celldevelopment is necessary to comprehend the development
of autoimmune diseaseslike cancer. In the thymus, the major histocompatability complex molecule (MHC) acts as a'filter' for new T cells. Although scientists have long known that the thymuswas the screening location for T cells, Dr. Staerz and a team...
Advances in 'On the Spot' tests have huge public health implications
...decision makers. The main driving force behind the development
of near testing kits has been the search for life ...f remedies. Prof Borriello also suggests that the development
of kits will be market driven and this could create a tendency for kits to be developed by pharmaceu...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
...ers atNovalon. But the main thrust of drug development
lies in targeting the estrogenreceptor with new dr...iesas well. "It opens up the field of drug development
into limitless possibilities,now that we have a better understanding that each SERM does something u...
UI researchers identify prostate tumor suppressor
...tcome of these studies could form the basis of the development
of newclinical strategies for the treatment of prostate cancer," Hendrix said. Richard D. Williams, M.D., UI professor and head of urology added: "This studyis a prime example of the enormous potential that molecular biologic techniqueshave to change...
Experimental peptides prevent diabetes and halt its progression
...sed injections of protein fragments to prevent the development
oftype-I diabetes in a strain of mice that develop the disease. The peptideinjections prevented progression to diabetes in animals that were on the vergeof clinical disease . The findings published August 1 in the Journal of Immunology sugges...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...ung North Carolina father tried to boost hismuscle development
artificially, he had no idea he might put his 2-ye...f life, D'Ercole said. Those with premature sexual development
can face avariety of serious social problems as well. "Number two, contact with these hor...
Simple test predicts ability to grow new blood vessels: Breakthrough in battle against heart disease, diabetes, cancer
...ion betweenthe ability to grow collaterals and the development
of retinopathy in diabeticpatients. The team is also investigating whether genetics or environmentalfactors are behind individual variances in collateral formation. Dr. Levybelieves a genetic component is probably responsible. His soon-to-be-publishe...
Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment
... afterseemingly successful re-attachment -- is the development
of a disease calledproliferative vitreoretinopathy. "The re-attached portion of the retina becomes a focus for scarring ofcells called 'glial cells' which spread into the surrounding retina, includingthe retinal areas that were not previousl...
New pain relief treatment for spinal compression fractures related to osteoporosis available at Mayo Clinic
...hy Maus, M.D., a Mayo Clinic radiologist. "Before development
of thistechnique, the only treatment for these patients was wearing a brace, takinganalgesics and bed rest. This ongoing treatment was often as life altering asthe condition itself. Now, we are able to offer patients a minimally-invasivetreatment t...
Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment
...ine L. Brown, M.D.,clinical instructor and faculty development
fellow in general internal medical;Anthony LoSasso, research professor; Larry M. Manheim, research scientist andprofessor; Sanjiv J. Shah; and William H. Pearce, M.D., professor of surgery, ofNorthwestern University Medical School. LoSasso and Manhei...
NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center
...talquestions, and will involve the application and development
of powerful newtechnologies. "The award is an honor and an exciting challenge for Atlanta," says Emory's Dr.Thomas Insel, director of the new center. "It is an initiative unlike any other,coming at a particularly opportune time. Recent developments l...
Senior volunteering indicates well-being
...s Family Professor in Life Course Studies in human development
andsociology, co-director of the Cornell Gerontology Research Institute anddirector of the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center at Cornell. Measures of well-being are defined by Moen as including a sense of mastery overone's life, self-esteem, life sati...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
... babies to be fitted with hearing aidsbefore their development
was affected. After 10 years of testing at the U-Minvolving more than 2,100 babies, the encouraging results are being published inthe July issue of the American Journal of Otology. "This program puts limited testing resources where they are most nee...
Study to test whether antibiotics can reduce heart disease risk
...ydia pneumoniae bacteriaplays a direct role in the development
or advancement of atherosclerosis. For mor...role of various dietary fats andcholesterol in the development
of atherosclerosis. Despite the research, scientists have only been able to explain abouthal...
UCSF researchers report new risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...e if they do not function properly, leading to the development
ofnon-Hodgkin's lymphoma.During the study, which was conducted between 1988 and 1995 in the San FranciscoBay Area, a total of 1,600 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients (case group) and2,500 men and women without non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (control group) wer...
Sleep plays role in managing childhood chronic pain
...ohormones thought to be critical to normalphysical development
and repair of damaged tissue are released during s...leep deprivation may be one importantfactor in the development
of chronic pain conditions in some children....
Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division
...option: Cedars-Sinai has long been involved in the development
anduse of replacement devices. For example, it was...tists have continued to pioneer in theresearch and development
of stentless valves that allow greater blood flow, theuse of pig valves, cow pericardial valves, and...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...arch. "This study is an important milestone in the development
of this potentiallylife-saving technology," said Dr Corinne Savill, Chief Operating Officer,Imutran. "We hope in the long-term that this will help to save the lives ofpatients worldwide waiting for an organ transplant." The purpose of the study was ...
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