Tag: "human" at medical news
Best Use Of Angiostatin May Be To Enhance Radiation Therapy
...inations. They used large (500mm3),rapidly growing human
tumors transplanted into mice. As expected, the most effective therapy was the combination of simultaneousangiostatin and radiation therapy. What was not anticipated was how littleangiostatin was required to make a big difference, or how limited the ...
Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV
...e system might repair itself afterbeing damaged by human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), UT Southwestern MedicalCenter at Dallas scientists reported in today's issue of Nature. The research shows that the thymus makes new T-cells throughout adulthood andthat HIV may block their production, said Dr. Richard ...
New Chest Pain Evaluation Method Saves Lives, Prevents Costly HospitalizationFor Some Patients
... study. The cost of chest pain is high -- in both human
lives and expense. Approximatelyfive million people in the United States visit an emergency room with acutechest pain each year. The majority of these patients are usually admitted to thehospital for two to three days at an individual cost averaging ...
American Association Of Pharmaceutical Scientists Announces PharmSci, The Association's First Online Journal
...de.Founded in 1986, the goal of AAPS is to improve human
health through thedevelopment of better pharmaceuticals. For more information about AAPS, visitAAPS Online at www.aaps.org....
Patent Received On Drug Delivery System
...elivery system is about one to two years away from human
testing. The new system includes incorporating drugs into macrophage cells and deliveringthe cells intravenously to patients. Macrophage cells, which are localized incertain parts of the body, have a homing mechanism, which causes them to returnto th...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...inless test in whichsound waves above the range of human
hearing are sent into the neck. Echoesbounce off the moving blood and the tissue in the artery and are then formedinto an image. The test is currently used in stroke prevention to diagnose advanceddisease in the carotid arteries. The new...
Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug
...stance. The scientists used two estrogen-sensitive human
breast cancer cells lines, onethat was sensitive to tamoxifen and produced low levels of TGF-beta and adaughter cell line that was resistant to tamoxifen and overproduced TGF-beta.The cells were used to create tumors in mice, which were then treated ...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...the best model for answering these questions about human
vision because, like us, their visual system is designed for the two eyes to act as one: both eyes face the front and work together in a complex binocular visual system to create a "cyclopean" view of the world. Thus, when one eye focuses the other o...
Children Of The Great Depression By Glen H. Elder, Jr.
... and a dramatic upgrading of thenation's supply of human
capital. This book was first published in 1974, and the 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 l...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
... a group of gay and bisexual men infected with the human
immunodeficiencyvirus (HIV) who were more highly educated, better paid, and more likely to beinsured than Americans on average, researchers found that factors other thanrace explained whether the men had health insurance and whether they usedmedical ...
Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches
...eam ofscientists. Acetaldehyde is produced by the human
body as it processes theethanol in alcoholic beverages and, in addition to the "morning after" effects,has been shown to damage certain genetic building blocks. Now scientists haveshown that those damaged parts are efficiently inserted into DNA. Th...
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
... "Widespread consumption of phytochemicals in the human
diet and assupplements make it imperative that we understand their effects, particularly asthey related to differing developmental and functional stages of the breast,"Cline said. Cline also talked about the differences between people with ap...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...ther conditions." As fossil fuel burning and other human
activities increase the amount ofgreenhouse gases ...ities during a January 1997 meeting of climate and human
health experts inFreiburg, Germany, says Gerd Jendritzky, lead WMO rapporteur for that event.Existin...
School Computer Posture Problems Found
..." adds Evans, an expert on environmental stressand human
environment relations. The researchers found that computer workstations most affected the posture ofthird graders. Overall, Oates says, the study's findings raise "concern but notalarm." However, she adds: "Most children are now working for sho...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...vice. A review of FDA incident reports showed that human
error is responsible for 68% of fatalities and ser...CA. We sought to demonstrate that the incidence of human
error can be significantly reduced through a human
factors approach to interface design. A redesigne...
Immunex's TRAIL Molecule Shows Potential As Anti-Tumor Agent
...oups of mice were injected with tumor cells from a human
breastcancer, or either of two different colon can...ated to developing immune systemscience to protect human
health. The company's products offer hope to patientswith cancer, inflammatory and infectious disea...
New Protease Inhibitor Could Thwart AIDS Resistance To Current Drugs
...inhibitor effective against mutatingstrains of the human
AIDS virus that are resistant to current drugs, ac...estscientific society. Most AIDS drugs disable the human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by latchingonto an enzyme, such as a protease, that the virus needs to ...
Program Developed At UF Enables Computer To "Emote" In Speech
...zed voice synthesizer theunusual ability to convey human
emotional states including anger, sadness andfear. D'Arcy Truluck's program is aimed at helping speech-disabled people getacross their feelings when using the synthesizer, but it also may help pave theway for computer-generated voices that o...
Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level
...archers assessed the therapy in animalsand then in human
patients in the initial clinical trial. In the initial clinical trial, the Brookhaven researchers found that thetin-117m targets only the bone, sparing the marrow and soft tissue, but stilldelivers a highly localized dose of electrons to the ...
Interleukin-2 Boosts Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness In Mice
Phase II human
trials may begin this summer. ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Interleukin-2, a well-known weapon in the fight againstcancer, has proven to be a powerful new addition to a University of Michigancancer vaccine that mobilizes the body's own immune system to attack...
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