Tag: "development" at medical news
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology
...s continue toanalyze its origins, characteristics, development
and impact. For example, in studies of human brain...lts, SBP3 appears to be an important proteinin the development
of the NF2 tumor suppressor gene, and the expression ofschwannomin is necessary for the stability an...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...e new study suggests that the obesity precedes the development
ofasthma. "This study suggests that obesity may explain some of the increase inasthma in Western countries in the last 20 years," he said. "It's interesting tonote that in wealthier countries, the poorest people are the most likely to beobes...
Conference Celebrates Lithium's 50 Years As A Miracle Drug
...oboost the body's immune system by encouraging the development
of white bloodcells, slow down the proliferation of cancer cells, and interfere with thereproduction of viruses....
New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys
... to one billion. "This holds promise for the development
of a vaccine capable of seriouslyreducing viral replication and thus stemming the transmission of AIDS," says Dr.Robinson. Challenges For Finding An AIDS Vaccine Most scientists believe an AIDS vaccine will be completely effective only if itinvolves ...
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
...ant plus one year of intense auditory and language development
trainingwere fullymainstreamed faster, at younger ...ring lossand age of intervention impact his or her development
and educationalindependence. Otherstudies will compare the type of intervention (lip reading vs. sig...
Abraham Rudolph To Receive Howland Medal For Contributions To The Advancement Of Pediatrics
...ct that it wouldhave on the circulation and on the development
of the heart," Heymann said. By studying lambs in ...icians' understanding of normal and abnormal heart development
in newbornhumans. They pioneered the use of radionuclide microspheres to find how bloodflow is direc...
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
... to the characteristics of the model,wherein tumor development
is set in motion by an oncogene in virtually all o...els of cancer, and in turn willhopefully guide the development
of better ways to treat human cancers." The study was conducted as part of the ongoing collaboration...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
...d Ann Hayes, M.D., senior vicepresident of medical development
at Immunex. "Immune-based therapies have thepotential to protect the immune system from HIV infection, ensure that infectedcells remain susceptible to antiretroviral therapies, and ultimatelyre-establish the human immune system's ability to fight HI...
Measles Eradication Plan Approved
...nd internationalorganizations in vaccine research, development
and production, as well assurveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases and laboratory diagnosis, Dr.Alleyne said. The collaborative effort was announced at a meeting with Dr. Alleyne, Dr.Jeffrey Koplan, Director of the CDC, Dr. Walter Orenstein, Di...
UK Researchers Receive $1.14 Million NIH Grant To Study A Molecule That May Have A Role In Diseases Involving Oxidative Cell Death
... and neurodegenerative diseases andpossibly in the development
of cancer." When the DNA in a cell is damaged, a complex set of cellular signalingpathways begins. These pathways can lead to repair of the damage, programmedcell death (apoptosis), or cell death accompanied by inflammation (necrosis). ...
From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals
... modern hospital has served as a model for hospice development
and forever-increasing patient involvement in decisions about their own care. Butperhaps most important, Risse suggests, Ward 5B is a modern testament to thecapacity for health workers to provide loving and knowing care, and the capacityfor the insti...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...tion of the clinical trials underway. "Our work in development
of IVIG therapy as an agent to prevent and treattransplant rejection has already changed pediatric transplant practices," saidDr. Jordan. "The data generated from our lab and clinical programs have alreadyshown that this treatment has significant pro...
New Approach To Attacking Alzheimer's Disease Studied
...t (among drug makers) in the design, synthesis and development
ofbutyrylcholinesterase inhibitors," says the study's co-author Nigel H. Greig,Ph.D., from the National Institute on Aging's Intramural Research Program. TheInstitute's Qian-sheng Yu, Ph.D., is lead author on the paper. While some current drugs rand...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
...significantly lowered the mice's blood sugar. The development
of a pill that can be used in human diabetics will require muchmore research. Scientists must now tinker with the molecule to see if they canmaximize its effectiveness while keeping it safe. Zhang and her colleagues areoptimistic that other yet-unkno...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
...udy represents another significantmilestone in the development
of ENBREL," said Peggy V. Phillips, senior vicepre... The long-term effects of ENBRELtreatment, on the development
or course of an active and/or chronic infection,malignancy and autoimmune disease are unknown. Pati...
Wistar scientist awarded American Cancer Society grant for research on tumor killing cells
... the University of Pennsylvania, will focus on the development
of a TALL-104regimen that will be effective and sa...g history and improving world health through their development
ofvaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles, infantilegastroenteritis (rotavirus), a...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Focus Of Three UNC-CH Reports At Digestive Diseases Conference
... strong link between childhoodsexual abuse and the development
of IBS during adulthood. "Physicians shouldrecognize the discovery of abuse in IBS patients as a marker that the patientis at significant risk for depression and suicide," Whitehead says. "Thesepatients may require assessment and perhaps referral to...
Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
... play a vital role as research partners. The rapid development
of an AIDS vaccine remains a top priority of the NationalInstitutes of Health." NIH will spend an estimated $194 million for AIDS vaccine research in FiscalYear 1999, which represents a 100 percent increase over four years ago. May 18 marks the anniv...
Near-Sightedness In Children Linked To Light Exposure During Sleep Before Age Two
... represent a criticaltime in the proper growth and development
of the eye, so this strongassociation, not noted b...ure during sleep in early childhood can affect the development
ofthis common form of refractive error." Beyond its immediate clinical implications, the stu...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
...enal cell carcinoma. The company iscontinuing the development
of CD40L based on results of a multi-dose Phase Itrial of the drug in advanced cancer patients. The Phase I study, which evaluated escalating doses of CD40L in patientswith recurrent solid tumors and lymphoma, has been completed and the objec...
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