Tag: "function" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... cholesterol level, sense of well-being, cognitive function
and balance. "Compared to estrogen research, we'...placement therapy has been shown to improve sexual function
in men with low testosterone, while many studies suggest that estrogen replacement therapy reduces t...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...procedure is safe and effective, and improves lung function
in some children who failed to respond to conventional treatment, increasing their chances of survival. Corrine Leach, M.D., Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of pediatrics, headed the multi-center investigation of the procedure, which...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...onfunctional in older age, it serves the important function
in children of producing T lymphocyte immune cells. In particular, it produces the CD4+ helper T cells that are depleted by the AIDS virus. It also produces CD8+ cytotoxic T cells. Both types of cells are involved in resistance to HIV, as well as ...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
In-depthstudies of immune function
in people with moderately advancedHIV disease who ...ral therapy early before significantloss of immune function
has occurred," Dr. Lederman concludes. "Our findings also suggest that physicians should becautious ...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
... "Our investigation basically related to brain function
during cardiacsurgery in children," Dr. Rosendo A...96 to continue his clinicalinvestigations of brain function
during cardiac surgery in children. His colleagues in the study include Drs. Garry Cornel, c...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...new pharmaceuticalagents, one that may improve the function
of the insulin-producing betacells and another that may help to prevent the disease by smoothing outfluc-tuations in the blood sugar level. Finegood is optimistic about the progress of diabetes research. "I'msometimes shocked at how much we know abou...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...nother cell," says Bernstein. "By understandingthe function
of testis ACE, we get a real insight into the basic makeup of whatwe are, which is a creature of many different tissues, each of which isresponsible for a functionality." Bernstein's current research focuses on three areas: the intracellulars...
Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
... systematicreview of how the current structure and function
of Federally funded Indianprograms fits the realities face by Indian people" write Philip Lee, formerAssistant Secretary for Health, and Jo Ivey Boufford, former Principle DeputyAssistant Secretary for Health, in the January/February 1998 Public Heal...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...n the cerebral spinal fluid byreducing the barrier function
associated with Pgp. "This work is exciting because the potential of Pgp as a factor in drugabsorption and tissue penetration has not been previously appreciated," Kimsaid. "We need to find out in humans how active this transporter is and whe...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...ing suggests new ways to helppeople recover normal function
after stroke, amputation, and other injuries. ...rsstill need to learn whether the changes in brain function
that they see afterinjury play a beneficial role by helping the brain to compensate, or if they areh...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...ommon complication of diabetes that impairs nerve function
in the lower extremities and can lead to foot ulcers and sometimes amputation. The drug is known as PN401 and was developed by Pro-Neuron Inc. of Gaithersburg, MD. " Nerves conduct electrical signals to the arms and legs. When this doesn't w...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...sfunction, there was a strongtendency for improved function
of the diseased blood vessels. In the fivepatient...nd relaxation. The benefit of aspirin on vascular function
can berelated to blocking the negative effects of these substances and restoringnormal function
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
... "However, we still don't know if the endothelium function
is an accuratepredictor for increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, althoughother research has documented that it signals the first stages ofatherosclerosis," he says. In atherosclerosis, blood vessels narrow due to blockages fro...
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
...apy that neonatologists use because it improvesthe function
of premature infants' lungs so that they get off the ventilatorearlier. Although steroids have been used to treat ventilator-dependentpremature infants who were developing chronic lung disease at one month of age,recently they have been used much ea...
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...d quality of life. "We were able to preserve hear function
while improving health status without the need for heart transplantation in TMR patients," says Dr. Jeevanandam. Approximately 250,000 people suffer from end-stage coronary artery disease and that number is growing by an estimated 20% each year. Man...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...nces to study how chemicals in plants affect heart function
in fruit flies in order to examine how such chemicals might affect cardiac function
in humans. Original UB investment: $20,000 Orville T. Beachley, Jr., Ph.D., associate vice president...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...templates" called stemcells. These juveniles can't function
in digestion or repair, but they canquickly grow -- differentiate -- into various adults that can. In turn, adultcells work but don't multiply rapidly. Cancer cells, simply put, are cells that fail to differentiate. "Theyjust go around and ar...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...is on cancer. The company focuses on defining the function
of certainmutated genes which are known to cause cancer, and on developing innovativetherapies to reverse the effects of the mutation or to kill thecancer cell. Onyx pursues a strategy of establishing corporate partnershipsthat provide complementary...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...his will enable us to control the properties and function
of the particles in their environment." Originally Wooley and her group placed polystyrene -- the basic stuff of which disposable coffee cups are made -- into the core, but found it was too inflexible. They could not place material into the core un...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...ith subjects and caregivers, others evaluateddaily function
and psychiatric and behavioral disturbances. Test ...ifonate benefits cognitive, behavioral, and global function
in Alzheimer'sdisease patients. Neurology 50, 1222-1230, May 1998. Disclosure: Although Morris was n...
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