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How long-term alcohol consumption can damage the immune system

...tions of chronic stress, for example, the body may fail to compensate, which can cause suppression of growth, immune system dysfunction, or brain cell damage resulting in impaired learning and memory. Sarkar explained that "stress can bring sickness by altering the body's immune function, like when stude...

South Bronx adolescents don't feel safe at home

...uding family abuse or neglect, youth programs that fail to provide the skills needed to avoid violence, mass media that portrays non-white young men as the enemy, and police attitudes that make victims reluctant to report crime." The researchers did not find significant differences between young men and ...

New gene therapy shows promise in improving success rate of leg bypass surgeries

...vessel. "As many as half of all bypass surgeries fail five to ten years after the operation because the ... not treated with the 'gene blockade' continued to fail throughout one year of follow-up, whereas no failures were observed between six and twelve months in...

Research challenges conventional thinking on ways to treat prostate cancer

...at block the production of testosterone ultimately fail to prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer, the researchers injected mice with human prostate cancer cells and once the disease had developed, withdrew testosterone. The investigators then monitored changes in the cancer to determine the effects of ...

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

...he 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 reason,...

Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations

...iction treatment by studyingwhy current treatments fail and developing new behavioral and drug treatmentsthat address these factors," said O'Malley, professor of psychiatry and directorof the Division of Substance Abuse Research at Yale Medical School. "It iscritically important that more effective smoki...

NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance

...ansplants. More than half of transplanted kidneys fail to survive 10 years. Attempts at islet transplantation, an experimental therapy that replacespancreatic islets destroyed by type 1 diabetes, have been even less successful. Only about 5 percent of people with diabetes who receive transplanted islets...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet - October 5, 1999

...ing Physicians may be diagnosing illness but may fail to diagnose the suffering,says a noted ethicist (Perspective, p. 531). The alleviation of suffering iscrucial in all of medicine, especially in the care of the dying. Physicians candeal more effectively with suffering if they become more expert in di...

NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome

...n the absence of this genetic switch,certain genes fail to shut down, and excessive amounts of otherwise beneficialproteins are made. The cells that have an active X chromosome confer someprotection against excessive amounts of the proteins, and so infants with Rettsyndrome do not develop any ill effects...

Novel neural net recognizes spoken words better than human listeners

...arties, for example.Even the best existing systems fail completely when as little as 10 percent ofhubbub masks a speaker's voice. At slightly higher noise levels, the likelihoodthat a human listener can identify spoken test words is mere chance. Bycontrast, Berger and Liaw's system functions at 60 perce...

Popular notions about breast cancer-psychology link challenged

...ampaign said that statistical data from 46 studies fail tosupport the association of breast cancer to anxiety and depression,non-supportive childhood family environments, expression of anger, orextroversion/introversion personality factors. "Connections between personality, psychosocial factors, and physi...

Moderate levels of worry can motivate women to get mammograms

... and fear to motivate the recipient may ultimately fail unlessthey also include an action plan that lays out how the desired health behaviorcan be achieved." The investigators studied 213 women who participated in an education and riskassessment program for people with a family history of breast cancer, o...

Pacemaker for larynx allows patients to breathe easier

...omatically does it,"Zealear said.Should the device fail for some reason, Zealear says Burns has sufficientventilation to sustain life until she can get to a hospital for an emergencytracheotomy. The batteries that run the device are expected to last five years. Burns has also been injected with botox (bot...

UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection

... of theantimicrobials by high salt may be why they fail to prevent infections in cysticfibrosis airways." Travis explained how the findings could lead to potential therapies. "Lowering the salt concentration in the cystic fibrosis airway might allow theantimicrobial factors to kill bacteria," she said. "...

Anti-diabetic drug found to dramatically reduce symptoms of bowel disease that affects millions worldwide

...l bleeding, nausea, and vomiting. Many patients fail to respond to currently available therapies. Furthermore,some of the other drugs used to treat moderate to severe IBD, including steroidsand other immune modulatory agents, can be toxic to the human system. "Becauseof this, we've been searching for m...

Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment

...earing test within a few days of birth. Those who fail - or who are at risk of delayed-onset problems but...red. All tested newborns, healthy and at-risk, who fail the initial test will betested again at the age of 6 weeks to assess their hearing ability even more...

WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats

... Dr Brundtland. "Howwill history refer to us if we fail to control infectious diseases at thebeginning of the new millennium?"...

ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... No approved therapy is available for patients who fail fludarabine therapy. CAMPATH appears to work in CLL by depleting malignant CLL cells, which bear theCD52 antigen. CAMPATH is a humanized monoclonal antibody which is directed againstthe CD52 antigen found on normal and malignant lymphocytes, on no...

Major study finds effects of child care quality linger into the second grade

...health and safety at riskand more than seven in 10 fail to maximize youngsters' learningpotential.. Others involved in the research include Drs. Margaret Burchinal andNoreen Yazejian also of UNC-CH, Mary Culkin of the University of Colorado,Carollee Howes of UCLA and Sharon Lynn Kagan of Yale....

Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds

...t six to 12 months we really start to see children fail to grow." Results of the research were presented here today (May 1, 1999) at theannual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Research. Previous studies into the question of the effect of CGHD on fetalgrowth have produced conflicting...

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