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Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...o about developingsensors. We're probably the only group
in the world with thosetwo skills." The sensors are tiny carbon fibers, the same graphite fibersused to make lighter tennis rackets and golf clubs, coated with athin layer of polymer. The package then becomes a probe which canbe inserted directly int...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
... albuterol was fivetimes higher in the regular use group
than in the as-needed group, therewere no significant differences between the two groups in measures of lungfunction, asthma symptoms, or quality of life that could be attributed tothe treatment. Although a few differences between the two groups coul...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...e roughly $50 billionto $60 billion on each year's group
of workers by requiring them to waituntil age 70 to receive full Social Security benefits, instead of the currentretirement age of 65. And those savings "only represent part of the benefit of such an increasein retirement age in that not only would ...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...nd that 82 percent of infants in the thymic-defect group
would develop AIDS before their first birthday and...with 34 percent of infants in the no-thymic-defect group
developing AIDS by two years and 3 percent dying. The researchers also report that infants in the t...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...w provided by thissystem." Yongmin Kim's research group
received seed funding for the projectfrom the Washington Technology Center, a state-funded technology-developmentagency that supports research partnerships between Washington businesses anduniversities. The Siemens and UW teams -- consisting of more ...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...to compare their child with others in the same age group
rather thanwith other premature babies; they see their child as behind developmentally. "There is a huge variability in the outcome of these kids, but I amstruck by the remarkable resilience of the human organism," she said."Some of these babies wer...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...are using highly specialized services on aspecific group
of patients with a medically complex disease." The goal of Moore Options is to provide care for 600 of theapproximately 3,000 Maryland AIDS patients on Medicaid, says Bartlett. Planningfor the program began in 1987, he says. The capitation progra...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
... no place to live, 8 were placedin an apartment or group
home. Women in the prison release program's first...thin 12 months. For comparison, arandomly selected group
of 41 HIV-positive women at the state prison who werenot in the program had recidivism rates of 27 p...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...unts." In the three-month analysis, Dr. Lederman's group
found that the increase in CD4+ T cells couldbe attributed to both more memory cells (those that have encounteredHIV before) and more naïve cells (those not exposed to HIVor another antigen before), while naïve cells are primarilyresponsibl...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... properly. "TMR is a promising therapy for a group
of patients who have exhaustedall other revascular...unstable angina. "The mortality rate for the group
that received primary TMR was3.0 percent, while the rate for those who crossed over from the medical...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...about 5 percent of the sample. Two thirds of this group
were women, with a mean age of 65 years. Findings showed that 40 percent of patients with calcification had the finding in both carotid arteries. While most of these patients had no stroke symptoms and only three had a history of transient ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...ased preventive treatment regimen. The comparison group
received AZT and standard intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) that does not contain HIV antibodies. Although enrollment will be stopped, the trial will continue with the standard AZT treatment and followup of mothers and children, it was announced by t...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...th a high-resolution, shielded LCD monitor. Duerks group
has rewritten the software that drives the machine...whats behind it as well," Duerk said. The group
hopes to begin a Phase II clinical trial for efficacy as early as next fall....
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...s will be anotherimportant therapy for a very sick group
of patients." Specifically, the procedure is approved for patients who have not respondedto the two standard therapies for blocked or diseased coronary arteries:coronary artery bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. In a bypass procedure,ve...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
... divided into five treatment groups.Members of one group
received a placebo, while those in the otherfour groups received daily doses of pramipexole dihydrochloride. Physicians measured a patient's condition bymonitoring the patient's mood, motor skills, and ability toperform everyday tasks. Over the 10-we...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... cases of active TB disease that developed in each group
during thesix-month study period did not differ si...findings suggest that giving INH to people in this group
is probably notwarranted," says lead author Fred M. Gordin, M.D., of the Veteran AffairsMedical Cent...
New Approach To Multidrug Resistance
... chemotherapy drugs. They focusedinitially on one group
of drugs called DNA cross-linking agents, which damagegenes by fusing strands of their DNA together. The researchers treated drug-resistant cells with a low dose of the cancer drugmitomycin C, waited 24 hours, then administered a second chemotherapy ...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...tion in mortality at three years in this select group
treated with ReoPro™ compared with the group
treated with placebo," said Dr. Fischman. While pretreatment with ReoPro™ is highly ...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
...ly to the round window (inner-ear membrane) of one group
of animalsand applied a saline solution as a control in a second group. The animals thenwere exposed to mid-frequency noise for four hours at levels high enough tocause temporary deafness. The loss of hearing was verified by monitoring brainwaves t...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...erats for fivedays, and exposed them and a control group
that had not received the extracts toa carcinogen,...resistance tocancer-causing agents led the Hopkins group
to focus on naturally occurringcompounds inedible plants that mobilize Phase 2 detoxification enzyme...
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