Tag: "discover" at medical news
Carcinogen in cigarettes causes mutation linked to lung cancer
...e mapping technique, he says it may be possible to discover
the environmental agent or agents that are causing the gene to mutate in pancreatic cancer, which is far more commonly associated with a codon 12 mutation than is lung cancer. "If we could identify the agents that are causing the mutations, then...
Atorvastatin shown to decrease heart disease and stroke (more follows)
...s. This part of the trial is specifically aimed to discover
if a statin would confer additional protection aga... strategy for hypertension against an old one, and discover
which is better at preventing heart attacks. The new treatment is a calcium channel blocker (amlodip...
Type A and cant handle it?
...evels of activity without suffering damage, and to discover
how it works. Study Findings In treadmill testing, the normal mice tolerated more than three times the workload that the Kir6.2-deficient mice could. Both groups of mice were also tested under stress induced by a compound similar in effect to adren...
Equation rivals ultrasound in calculating birth weight
...birth weight, and additional research is needed to discover
how these factors could be incorporated in the equation for an accurate birth weight prediction for these women, they said. "This equation is just the foundation, and it is based on a very controlled set of maternal/fetal characteristics and circumst...
Re-emerging field contributes to 10,000 patents yearly
...cally related patents, Dr. Murphy was surprised to discover
that a large number of these patents use the mathematical modeling techniques of operations research to achieve best results. "The extent of the use of OR in medicine was striking to me," he writes. "This is a frontier area for the field in both mode...
UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center researchers study ways to prevent tobacco-related bladder cancer
...tests to help predict who will get bladder cancer, discover
the molecular profile of the disease to identify t... Palotie of the UCLA Department of Human Genetics, discover
a molecular profile of bladder cancer that will help determine susceptibility to the disease. Resear...
Is there a neurologist on this flight?
...s associated with a diversion. "Not only did we discover
that neurological symptoms account for a significant percent of emergency medical diversions," says study author Joseph Sirven, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, "We can also now support our recommendation that major airlines carry anti-epileptic dru...
How does serotonin effect depression
...nin is briefly reduced, UHRI investigators hope to discover
new ways of predicting who is at risk for major depression and when treatment with antidepressants can safely be discontinued, according to Pedro L. Delgado, MD. Dr. Delgado, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UHC and Case Western Reserve Un...
Study examines issues faced by teen-agers who move to the U.S.
... a need to move beyond this phase by attempting to discover
patterns that can be generalized to all immigrant groups while at the same time isolating unique characteristics of certain minorities." So far, patterns have definitely emerged in the Illinois study. Among them: While Polish children complained t...
UNC studies add new dimension to 'lock-and-key' theory of drug action
...eas have important implications for how scientists discover
the next generation of drugs because they permit the design or selection of drugs with much more refined mechanisms of action. Scientists may be able to take known targets and develop new drugs with much-improved clinical effects, Mailman said. We be...
Jefferson scientists create first animal model of common type of leukemia
...ecules that interact with TCL-1. Eventually, we'll discover
other targets in the future now that we know this pathway is important." According to Dr. Croce, because the mouse disease is nearly identical to human CLL, the model will enable scientists to investigate all of the steps involved in the development ...
Hope for kidney transplant patients of improved graft survival
...drug, is non-kidney toxic and the study set out to discover
whether the use of CellCept could effectively replace cyclosporine and result in an improved function of the damaged kidney. Kidney function can be assessed by the rate at which it removes creatinine, a waste product generated from muscle metabolis...
Applied Biosystems introduces next generation production level DNA analysis systems
...rincipally in integrating advanced technologies to discover
and develop new therapeutics. Celera intends to le...g targets and diagnostic marker candidates, and to discover
novel therapeutic candidates. Its Celera Discovery System online platform is an integrated source of...
'Cell death' mechanism identified, may lead to improved treatment
...actually kills itself. Our lab is working hard to discover
the specific pathways by which apoptosis occurs in virus-infected neurons, and to identify which pathways might serve as promising drug targets....
Buck Institute researcher identifies new drug targets for Alzheimers disease
...nt because it provides a novel molecular target to discover
drugs to treat AD. Indeed, unlike the beta-secreta...tase may be more relevant as a molecular target to discover
beta-secretase inhibitors to treat AD thanBACE, which is the target of most drugs currently being de...
Parents recognise benefits of postmortems
...ation as a useful and necessary tool in helping to discover
the reasons why their baby died, finds a study in ...ation as a useful and necessary tool in helping to discover
the reasons why their baby died, say the authors. All medical staff involved in consent for postmort...
UCLA scientists discover African strain of AIDS in two American infants
... non-B viral strains. Not only did the researchers discover
that the two children carried African strains of HIV, but the readings of the child with the A/G strain revealed a viral load more than 100 times higher than the original test. Wed considered this child a medical success story but his readings went ...
Scientific society offers development sessions for industrial members
...opments, and enable members to network with peers, discover
emerging research and technologies, and explore business management trends. Highlights: WHAT: Industry Pavilion 2002 WHEN: Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, 9 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Orange County C...
Surgeons dont offer women choices of treatment as often as they could
...rgeons to complete questionnaires. The aim was to discover
whether womens perceptions of receiving a choice between mastectomy (MAS) and breast-conserving surgery (BCS) matched the surgeons perceptions of giving a choice, and to assess if factors influencing the womens choice of surgery were the same as the ...
Hormone replacement therapy: its role in breast cancers detected between screenings
...has revealed that a higher proportion of women who discover
they have breast cancer between mammographic screenings have also used HRT (hormone replacement therapy) at some point in their lives, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona heard today (Wednesday 20 March). Mrs Hege Wang, a research...
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