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U-M study finds new target in war against graft-versus-host disease

... to patients with leukemia, it is important not to interfere with the direct-contact killing mechanism, Ferrara says. In clinical trials under way at the U-M Cancer Center, Ferrara and colleagues are investigating new drugs that bind to and neutralize tumor necrosis factor. U-M physicians are testing these dru...

Type 1 diabetes safely arrested with short-term use of new drug

... in which obesity, inactivity and other conditions interfere with the bodys insulin control. The two-week administration of the new drug is not expected to forestall Type 1 diabetes indefinitely, but it significantly extends the period during which patients continue to produce their own insulin, which is li...

Molecularly targeted drug slows tumor growth in patients

...ted drugs, bevacizumab is designed to specifically interfere with a biological process that promotes tumor growth or survival. This drug targets the angiogenic process -- the growth of new blood vessels that provide a supply of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for a growing tumor. Bevacizumab is an an...

Blocking gene may reduce lung scarring caused by radiation therapy

... lung tissue that can cause breathing problems and interfere with exercise and other physical activities. Hallahan and his colleagues had previously demonstrated that pneumonitis could be prevented in animals by using a drug to block the action of a gene that regulates this inflammatory response. In the curren...

Mercury ups heart disease risk

...ment of atherosclerosis. In addition, mercury can interfere with the antioxidant effects of selenium, an essential trace element found mainly in plant foods, and in the U.S., in grains and meat. The KIHD study is an ongoing, population-based study designed to investigate risk factors for cardiovascular dise...

New patient survey puts a human face on overcoming depression

...proximately 19 million Americans each year and can interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Symptoms may include a persistent sad or anxious mood, feelings of hopelessness, guilt or irritability, ...

USC researchers find ozone lowers sperm counts

...oxins in the blood.] "We know that oxygen radicals interfere with sperm function in the laboratory. So the question is, what physiological response does ozone inhalation trigger to affect sperm in the body?" Sokol hopes to investigate that very question. In addition, she says, she would like to do another stud...

Kaleidescope eyes: the secrets of a novel gift

...hen they are seen or heard. "The condition doesn't interfere with color vision. Few people describe the colors they see as 'out there' in space. Most describe it as being in the mind's eye as a distinct form of mental imagery. Some people see the actual letter or word as a color, others get a wash of color,...

Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain

... stress in their cells that may damage tissues and interfere with normal physiological functions by loading up on vitamin C. Although virtually all living things on Earth need oxygen to exist, oxygen can combine with other molecules to form toxic oxygen free radicals, said CU-Boulder Research Associate Christo...

Nicotine patches and gum may pose health hazards

...f nicotine, called nornicotine, has the ability to interfere with a broad range of chemical reactions in the body and that this interaction has the potential to trigger adverse health effects. The study suggests that those who take medications while smoking or using nicotine patches or gum may be at greater ri...

Study suggests insulin may have potential to prevent thrombosis leading to heart attack and stroke

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Insulin may interfere with the cascade of reactions that promote clot formation and platelet aggregation in heart-attack patients and may help prevent clot formation and plaque development in persons at risk of heart attack and stroke, new research by University at Buffal...

As heart patients flock to alternative medicine, hazards may lurk

...rages such as green tea and red wine that can also interfere with clotting, and their incidence of minor bleeding symptoms. The vast majority 75 percent of people who chose food supplements, vitamins or herbs told their doctor what they were taking. The rest said they didnt think it was necessary, or didnt c...

2 is orange but 'two' is blue

... Stroop test is a classic example of how color can interfere with a simple identification task. When subjects are asked to name the color of ink in which color words are printed, they can do so faster when the ink color and color name are same (red printed in red ink) than they can when the two are different (...

Yale-designed protocol addresses problems that are often overlooked in the elderly

... care protocol was useful and feasible and did not interfere unduly either with the flow of the clinic visit or with the clinicians ability to use their individual clinical judgment," Bogardus said in the study. "Moreover, the clinicians reported that the guided care protocol had a noticeable impact on their c...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March (first issue)

...nce, the body produces antibodies to insulin which interfere with its activity. In glucose intolerance, a glucosetolerance test assesses the ability of the body to metabolize its principal blood sugar.) Although the researchers did not find a relationship between fasting glucose and insulin levels and the sev...

First-of-its-kind study of vascular dementia patients taking ARICEPT presented at AAGP meeting

...rment in at least two other cognitive domains that interfere with activities of daily life. These domains include orientation, attention, language-verbal skills, coordination, calculations, executive functions, motor control, functionality, abstraction, and judgment. Patients were also required to have neuro...

Duke researchers identify age at onset genes for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

...ss or disorientation in a manner serious enough to interfere with daily activities. The average age at onset for individuals in the study with Alzheimer's disease was 72.8 years old and 60.1 years old for Parkinson's disease. Clinically, a significant number of Alzheimer's disease patients develop signs of Par...

Maternal feeding practices are linked to childhood obesity

...ude that highly controlling feeding strategies may interfere with childrens ability to self-regulate their food intake. Because a mothers child-feeding practices are the most important variable in determining whether a child will become overweight, future childhood obesity preventative efforts should focus on...

Vascular dementia patients taking ARICEPT show significant treatment benefits in cognition and function

...rment in at least two other cognitive domains that interfere with activities of daily life. These domains include orientation, attention, language-verbal skills, coordination, calculations, executive functions, motor control, functionality, abstraction, and judgment. Patients were also required to have neuro...

Researchers find better way to predict childhood brain tumor outcomes

...e new discovery tools to explore and ultimately to interfere with the basic machinery of cancer. Some of the studies are so preliminary that biological meaning is still largely conjecture; others serve up good possibilities for imminent clinical testing. This study is particularly interesting because research...

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