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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...before tested. Using a $4 million grant from
the National Institutes of Health, two setsof expe...ments will be conducted that aim to annihilate HIV from
infectedpatients as much as possible, and to then rebuild their immune system. During the ...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...r and other solid tumors in people, say scientists from
Hopkins and Magainin Pharmaceuticals, which proces...ntaining central nervous system blood vessel cells from
cows and squalamine alone to lab dishes containing human, rabbit or rat solid brain tumor cells. The...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...ump and fan designs and other applications ranging from
the U.S.Space Shuttle to vacuum cleaners to heart ...er. Also participating areengineers and physicians from
Massachusetts General Hospital, Case WesternReserve University, the National Science Foundation, Bet...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...opy assay can be performed on long piecesof DNA -- from
300 to over 100,000 base pairs -- that more closel...isms. Traditional methods that derive information from
longer DNA strandsinclude linear and circular dichroism, viscometry and sedimentation.These methods ...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...of Technology researcher is working withcolleagues from
Indiana University to digitally quantify this tell...s, how steadily you can produce theexcitation (air from
your lungs) going through your vocal cords." Preliminary results show that intoxicated speech is ma...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...eight infants born in St. Louis with clinical data from
the four St.Louis-area neonatal intensive care uni... of all races decreased between the two intervals, from
220 deathsto 182 deaths per 1,000 births. The researchers credited the drop in thewhite death rate t...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...ows what happens to it." Lee presented her results from
in vitro testing during therecent Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry. She is nowtesting her probes on live animals in collaboration withradiology professor Anthony McGoron who presented their workat the Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting ...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...g up sentences, defining words and recalling words from
a test. Researchers at Hopkins and elsewhere are studying whether testosterone-replacement therapy may improve men's muscle mass and strength, bone density, cholesterol level, sense of well-being, cognitive function and balance. "Compared to estrog...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...lopment of the drug in the United States. "We know from
preliminary studies at our institution and others that CPT-11 is safe and has activity in some patients when used in a second line setting -- after primary treatment has failed," said Dr. Saltz who is the lead investigator of the study. "But we also...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...ty emergency physicians comment on lessons learned from
the Chicago heat wave of 1995. "Although heat stroke is amenable to medical treatment, control can be best achieved by applying the principles of public health," say authors Arthur Kellermann, M.D., and Knox Todd, M.D. "Sentinel surveillance, publi...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...seek employment that would require them to be away from
the clinic," says Deborah J. Rhodes, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at Johns Hopkins and participant in this research. She believes the polymer could be a more effective and less costly method of treating patients who have been maintained successf...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
.... The Brown researchers think the findings result from
the combined action ofcocaine with alcohol and mar...ted confidentiality, which exempted theresearchers from
reporting their drug use. All of the mothers received prenatalcare and all of the babies were normal...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...d a new class of compounds that behaveddifferently from
either of the first two classes. The compounds functionedas agonists in some cellular contexts, but as antagonists in others. Discovery of this third class has broad clinical implications, said DonaldMcDonnell, an associate professor of pha...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...heimer's medication, Cognex, has received approval from
the Food and Drug Administration. About 25 percent of Alzheimer's patients can tolerate an adequate dose of Cognex, and a quarter of those have shown improvement, Svetlik said. "After Cognex was approved, we had difficulty recruiting for other drug ...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
.... Additional information and b-roll are available from
the association (718-224-2999). The National Institute of Mental Health is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services....
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...d kidneys in three out of four cases says a report from
13 of the country's leading transplant centers. De...author transplant surgeon E. Steve Woodle, M.D. , from
the University of Chicago Medical Center. "Since uncontrolled rejection remains a primary cause of o...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...rfactant, the substance that prevents the air sacs from
collapsing. Conventional therapy for this condit...ree succumbed to their acute lung disease, and one from
bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two patients died of non-respiratory complications of prematurity. Cli...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...for collection, management and analysisof the data from
patients at five medical centers. The work was coo... Thefrequency, severity of illness, and death rate from
the disease have beenincreasing steadily for more than a decade. Asthma also is a major causeof lost...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...nts. The anti-malarial drug artemisinin, extracted from
the plant Artemisiaannua, has been successful in c...called a peroxide. The researchers found that iron from
blood inside the malariaparasite provides a source of electrons that rupture the bondbetween the two...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...s. After instituting DOT, Baltimore's TB rate fell from
the second highest in the nation to 32nd by 1994. Results of the current study appear in the October 1996 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The Hopkins team compared standard costs and fees for laboratory and ho...
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