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Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease

...t increased risk for thesesystemic diseases," says lead author Krista Dong, M.D., a medical resident atStrong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., who completed this study while inmedical school at Brown. The researchers hope that two new drugs, which may beavailable this fall, will prove equally effecti...

UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco Gay Men

... infection. The rates are high enough,however, to lead to substantial numbers of infected gay men as they... number. It isextremely risky and will eventually lead to increased infections." Study co-investigators from UCSF CAPS are Ron Stall, PhD, MPH, associatep...

Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

...f multiple sclerosis," saysWolfgang Liedtke, M.D., lead author of the paper. "MMPIs have been shown to besafe for people in human trials as a cancer therapy, and we think that peoplewith MS may benefit." Leidtke, now a research associate at Rockefeller, did thework in the laboratory of senior author and M...

UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

...uch as Thailand," said Elliot Marseille,DrPH, MPP, lead investigator and senior research associate with the UCSF AIDSResearch Institute and the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. The researchers chose AZT for their economic analysis because of previousclinical trials in Thailand that showed short-c...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

...gh. This technologypromises to reduce the cost and lead time for producing tooling and shorteningthe time ...his new technology promises to reduce the cost and lead time for producingtooling by a factor of five to 10, substantially shortening the time it takesindus...

Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor

...ges for, and lower unemployment among, adults will lead most parents to keep their children from working, they argue. "If we agree that sending children out to work is an act of desperation on the part of the parents, it seems reasonable to expect that parents would not send their children to work if thei...

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

...will impede the growth of solid tumorsand possibly lead to the shrinkage of tumors, especially when administered incombination with standard chemotherapy. "We are excited about finally bringing new approaches like anti-angiogenesistherapies that make sense intellectually from the laboratory to the clinic,...

A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults

...isorder (ADHD). The brain chemical findings could lead to more effectivetreatments for these patients who...ine deficit in adults with ADHD," says the study's lead author,Monique Ernst, MD, PhD, Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institutes ofHealth. "We found t...

Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing Stroke Risk

...982 and 1987. The researchers, led by the study's lead author Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., of theInstitute of Community Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan, found thatsystolic blood pressure in men declined more in the full-intervention communitythan in the minimal-intervention community. Iso says this suppor...

Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High Blood Pressure

...act --and become vulnerable." The study's lead author, Javier Diez, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagu...he ability to easily measure collagen levels could lead todrugs that help prevent organ damage in people with high blood pressure. "It isa development whic...

Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy

...C professor of preventive medicine who also helped lead the study. "We foundthat it's OK to use oral contraceptives even if you have had gestationaldiabetes. But if you're breast feeding, and so would be prescribed aprogestin-only pill, you may want to choose non-hormonal contraceptivesinstead," Peters sa...

Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina

...rt muscle and the condition, ifleft untreated, can lead to heart attack and death. Although current treatments like aspirin and heparin are successful atinhibiting blood clots, they do not work in every patient. So clinicians arecontinually searching for alternative treatments that will work in di...

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

...development bycontributing to three processes that lead to the progression of cancer:invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Cancer researchers believe that a MMPI, called AG3340, will block theseprocesses while limiting the damage that may result from a broad suppression ofMMPs. Invasion is the expansio...

Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget

...g at the time of theexperience. The research might lead someday to better treatment of Alzheimer disease, Brewersaid. "Alzheimer disease ravages the medial temporal lobe. We hope that thesefindings might give us a tool to examine the very earliest effects of Alzheimerdisease so that any treatment that is ...

The Problem With Fen-Phen

.... That the two drugs taken in tandem would lead to a dangerous excess ofserotonin would have been obvious to any physician or pharmacist who knew thatphentermine is an MAO inhibitor. But no one apparently paid much attention tothis, even though scientific papers published in the 1970s first demons...

University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants

...et more certain of a baby's chance of surviving to lead a reasonablyhealthy life." In most foreign countries, treating very premature infants is lessaggressive than in the United States, she said. By David Williamson Note: Doron, a mother who works partt...

New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures

...osteoporotic condition and multiple fractures that lead to pain, chronicdisability and deformity." Spinal fractures are the most common osteoporosis-related fracture. According tothe National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women older than 50 years ofage will suffer a spinal fracture. Interim resu...

Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy

... Oakland, UCSF clinical professor of medicine, and lead author of the UCSFstudy. "Even for older women with fractures, it is not too late to do somethingabout preventing the progression of osteoporosis." Ettinger will present his interim data today (September 14) at the EuropeanCongress of Osteoporosis. ...

UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture

..., PhD, UCSF professor ofmedicine and epidemiology, lead author of the study, who will present hisfindings ...MD, UCSF professor of medicine andepidemiology and lead author of the study. Another important finding from FIT, reported by Cummings, was that amon...

DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice

...e a very controlled autoimmune response that would lead toprotection against tumor spreading," said Dr. Houghton, a pioneer in the fieldof melanoma research and cancer vaccines. "The human DNA induced an autoimmuneresponse that prevented the tumor from spreading, and as a side effect,destroyed pigment ce...

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