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New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
...troviral therapies, and ultimatelyre-establish the human
immune system's ability to fight HIV and infections onits own." People with AIDS have very low cell counts resulting in a compromisedimmune system and very limited defense against infection. Analysis of theincidence of infections and...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
...latinum coils or silicon balloons. Narrower than a human
hair, the coils are placed one at a time until the aneurysm is filled, eliminating the risk of bleeding. Because the technique has such a fast recovery time (two to three days), it is also gaining favor as an alternative to surgery in cases wher...
Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
...ron in the brain communicates with another. As the human
cerebral cortexcontains about 1014 (100 trillion) synapses, a lot of information could bestored. Understanding how memory works is one of the fundamental problems inneurobiology. Naturally, then, many neurobiologists are concerned with howsynaptic st...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
...trains of mice that are standard animal models for human
diabetes andfound that it significantly lowered th...ar. The development of a pill that can be used in human
diabetics will require muchmore research. Scientists must now tinker with the molecule to see if the...
Positive Results Of Pivotal Phase III Trial With ENBREL In Patients With Early, Active Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ated to developing immunesystem science to protect human
health. The company's products offer hope topatients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. American Home Products Corporation's Wyeth-Ayerst division is a majorresearch-oriented pharmaceutical company with leading products in th...
Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver
...d at each site. Secretin is a naturally occurring human
hormone produced in the small intestine that help...ced by pigs that is almost chemically identical to human
secretin. Others will be given a synthetic secretin that is chemically equivalent to the pig hormon...
Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men
...s of Natick, Mass., was the first to test BIS with human
surgery patients.Based on the findings of that research, as well as other studies,anesthesiologists determined that the optimal range of "consciousness" forpatients during surgery to be between 45-60. At 70 and above, according to Gan,patients are em...
Multitasking Behaviors Mapped To The Prefrontal Cortex
...certain kindof multitasking behavior, the uniquely human
ability to perform several separatetasks consecuti...se branching processes appear toplay a key role in human
cognition," says Etienne Koechlin, Ph.D., also of theNINDS Cognitive Neuroscience Section and a co-a...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
... In these studies, conducted inboth mice and fresh human
tumor samples, CD40L inhibited tumor growth inmult...ated todeveloping immune system science to protect human
health. The company's productsoffer hope to patients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseas...
Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...lf life of up to two years. It is not derived from human
or animalsources, thus it presents less of a risk ... productbeing developed for the Navy does not have human
proteins and therefore,presents less of a risk for disease transmission. Also, the bandage is muchc...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...ientists led by Parkash Gill, M.D., haveshown in a human
clinical trial that a small peptide, in the form of a nosedrop, may be a successful anti-angiogenesis treatment. Gill's data on the anti-angiogenesis peptide IM862 in the treatment of Kaposi'sSarcoma (KS)-the most common cancer associated with HIV-wi...
Organ Transplants Helped By Donor Bone Marrow, University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report At National Transplant Meetings
... In addition,preliminary results of the first-ever human
trial involving children whoreceived bone marrow i...self and non-self. Thisstudy represents the first human
trial of its kind. Following are summaries of the results of these clinical studies with contactinfo...
Abgenix Reports Positive Survival Data From A Phase II Trial Of ABX-CBL In Graft Versus Host Disease
...es enables quick generation of highaffinity, fully human
antibody product candidates to essentially any diseasetarget appropriate for antibody therapy. Abgenix has collaborative arrangementswith multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies involving its XenoMousetechnology. In addition, Abgenix has...
Testosterone Is Mixed Blessing To Men's Health
...y," says Dr. Alan Booth,professor of sociology and human
development. "In addition, they are more likelyto rate their health as excellent or good rather than fair or poor. Studies showself ratings of health correlate highly with physicians' assessments. "The benefits of higher testosterone levels h...
New Findings On Dopamine Receptor Biology: Implications For Mental Illness
...receptor, which is thought to play a vital role in human
attention andcognition. Deth's group found that dopamine's interaction with the D-4 receptorcan cause local increases in the fluidity of nerve membranes which can influencesynapse activity critical for normal cognition and attention. While researcher...
AAPS Workshop To Explore Individual Bioequivalence
...be used; and Consider other applications, such as human
pharmacology andpharmaceutical equivalence. For more information on this workshop, including a complete preliminary program,registration fees, and accommodations, visit AAPS Online at www.aaps.org/edumeet/canada/index.html ....
Less Toxic Bone Marrow Transplant Technique May Have More Powerful Anti-Cancer Effect
...ransplant bone marrow successfully from mismatched human
donorswithout the usual pre-transplant destruction of the patient's own bone marrow. The report appears in the May 22 issue of The Lancet. The scientists from the hospital's Bone Marrow Transplant Program andTransplantation Biology Research Center (...
Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
...-cord injuries. Last year, hNT cells -immortalized human
nerve cellsdeveloped at Penn ten years ago - were successfully transplanted into a strokepatient in Pittsburgh. Recent articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery andJournal of Neurotrauma describe ongoing studies in which Penn researchers arestudying ho...
Is handwriting truly individual? UB computer scientists are finding out
...as other kinds of evidence. For instance, human
analysts now need to make elaborate measurementsabout such details of a person's writing as how often a certain slant or loopoccurs. The software under development at UB will be able to estimateautomatically the slant angle of someone's script, as we...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ated to developing immunesystem science to protect human
health. The company's products offer hope topatients with cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases. Wyeth-Ayerst, a division of American Home Products Corporation, is amajor research-oriented pharmaceutical company with leading products ...
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