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Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

... trigger cellular responses. The new view holds that steroid receptors are not merely on-off switches,but are far more complicated molecular "control panels" that couldbe manipulated by drugs customized to produce more targeted effects on thebody, said the scientists who made the discovery. The dr...

KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...ng able to reliably predict the onset of a seizure holds the promise for new, effective ways of combating epilepsy. "This may revolutionize the way we treat seizures," Osorio predicted. Currently, seizures are controlled by a number of anti-convulsant drugs. Approximately 60 percent to 80 percent o...

UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology

... Siemens funded the UW research with $1million and holds an exclusive license to the UW core technology. "This is asuperb example of how industrial and university partners can work togetherto develop technologies for the needs of tomorrow," said Yongmin Kim. "Itwas truly a joint effort that maximized the s...

Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms

... microcalcifications in digitizedmammograms -- and holds promise for discerning other medicalpathologies, manufacturing defects, and various objects in commercial,defense and Internet imagery. Unlike most pattern recognition systems, this approach does nottotally rely on the intervention of a human to ext...

'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research

...ssociation's Young Scientist awardin 1995 and also holds a Medical Scientist Award from the Medical ResearchCouncil of Canada. She currently has four graduate students, two postdoctorate fellows, three technicians and two co-op students at work onvarious aspects of her research. One study may shed light on...

MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

...e of a graded material," said ProfessorSuresh, who holds appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering andMaterials Science and Engineering. "It's made in such a way that the material atthe surface is very sharp. But that material is also brittle and can break, soas you go inwards the material ...

States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children

..."This historic new commitment to children's health holds the promise ofimproving the lives of millions of children," said committee chair Molly JoelCoye, director, West Coast office, The Lewin Group, San Francisco. "As thefederal government, the states, and the private sector work to implement the newprog...

Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems

...ore responsible, we should doit," says Gordon, who holds an appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences."Parents need to learn how to manage their kids' problem behaviors. If we don'toffer this training, we're in a world of trouble." Written by Kelli Whitlock...

USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk

...wed up in these patients," Ross says. The USC team holds off,however, on predicting the results of the national trial. "It is possible thatthe drug could have a beneficial effect in preventing prostate cancer in somemen, though the results of this study suggest that this is unlikely," Ross says. Richard J....

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center

... the material, known as extracellular matrix, that holds cellstogether inside tissues. This activity occurs in diseases in which healthytissue is broken down or unhealthy tissue grows, as in cancer and rheumatoidarthritis, Jablons said. Cancer tumors grow and spread, interfering with the functions of hea...

Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops

...esearchers in Minnesota say that the nasal passage holds greatpromise as a conduit for delivering drugs into the brain, as the olfactorysystem provides a direct link between the brain and the outside world. Getting drugs into the brain is one of neuroscience's challenges. Themolecules of many drugs...

Penn State Chemist Identifies New Lime Aroma Component

... to be better "sniffers." Although the stereotype holds thatfemales have the better sense of smell, Chisholm has found that males are oftenher best "noses." In addition to the new lime aroma component, the research has alsoturned up information about the ways in which distilled versus un-distilled...

Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV

... through production of new T-cells," said Koup,who holds the Jay P. Sanford Professorship in Infectious Diseases. "If youexpand the few surviving T-cells, you may not recover broad immunity to all infections. If T-cells programmed to fightcertain infectionshave been destroyed, they can only be replaced by ...

Children Of The Great Depression By Glen H. Elder, Jr.

...e present anniversaryedition proves that the study holds up remarkably well over a quarter of acentury. What was original then, and is still unfortunately uncommon today, isthe effort to link the particulars of individual lives to the vast currents ofhistorical change. Much psychological study continues to...

Neutron Research To Help In Treatment Of Cancer Patients

...rnia Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.Grimes holds an appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences....

"Plugs" For Drugs Promise Mightier Medicines

...Institute's technology transfer arm. Prof. Fridkin holds the Lester B. Pearson Chair of Protein Research, and Prof.Shechter, the Charles H. Hollenberg Chair of Diabetes and MetabolicResearch....

Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors

...rch grant from Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Duke University holds the patent rightsto the discovery. The field of angiostatin research grew from the observation that some,but not all, tumors seem to be able to control the spread, or metastasis, ofcancer elsewhere in the body. Cancer physicians have long known that...

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found

...n Neural,Informational and Behavioral Sciences. He holds the college's William M. KeckChair in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Other USC researchers participating in the study include Roberta D. Brinton,associate professor of molecular pharmacology and toxicology at the USC Schoolof Pharmacy; Jimin Xu,...

MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand

...aptics (thefacility's formal name). Dr. Srinivasan holds appointments through MIT'sResearch Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and Department of MechanicalEngineering. TOUCH LAB RESEARCH Touch Lab research falls into three broad categories: human haptics (thelatter term describes all aspects of hands ...

MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon

...ffice of the Vice President for Research. The U-M holds a patent on thelaser optical pumping method and an additional patent is pending on the laserpolarization and noble gas delivery system. Collaborators on the project include Matthew Rosen, U-M graduate student, andKevin Coulter and Robert Welsh, U-M...

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