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UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...on takes place, mutations might develop that could lead
to adrug-resistant strain of virus. -- He notes th...of resistant viruses. Any replication of HIV will lead
to irreversible destruction of the immunesystem. -- What is overlooked by this assumption, Levy says...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...l gland's normal production of steroids, which can lead
toserious complications. When suppressed, the adrenal gland can't respond well tosudden stressful events such as a heart attack or an accident." Hydrocortisone Study Rationale People with CFS can suffer for years from an array of symptoms, includi...
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
...ght on processes like learning and memory, and may lead
to improved treatmentsfor brain disorders. "It's sort of like merging two soap bubbles into one, but hardly that simple,"explained R. Bryan Sutton, an HHMI associate in Brunger's laboratory. Sutton,Brunger and their colleagues report the elucidation ...
'DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too
... findings "indicate that the cascade ofevents that lead
to the appearance of a tumor may well begin before birth andperhaps before conception." For more than 20 years, beginning in the 1940s, DES was commonlyprescribed to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages, but the practice wasabandoned aft...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...f this very broad scientific enterprise that could lead
to rapid and radical interdisciplinary advances in...es form small gaps or voids; the tangles and voids lead
to the formation of microscopic cracks; and cracks grow to break the wing.The multidisciplinary rese...
Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study
...lands by the autonomic nerves. "This condition can lead
to considerable emotional stress, social stigma, andhigh costs associated with clothing wear, repair, and cleaning," said Glogau. Traditional treatments have included over-the-counter commercialantiperspirants, oral medications such as anticholine...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...thesis. It is our hope that this line of work will lead
to a line of treatmentfor nerve injuries and demyelinating diseases." Last year in the Journal of Neuroscience Research, Glaser's team reportedthe first technique for observing the continual synthesis of myelin by Schwanncells around axons of neuron...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
... of all children with this disorder. The study may lead
to ways of identifying babies at risk for CP and u...lay a role in several different processes that can lead
toCP," says Karin B. Nelson, M.D., a child neurologist at the National Instituteof Neurological Diso...
Penn State Chemist Identifies New Lime Aroma Component
...s, including examining aroma interactions that may lead
tomaking synthetic lime oil in the laboratory. She thinks there's a lot more sheand her students can "sniff out" about limes. Editors: Dr. Chisholm is at (814) 898-6412 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by email....
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...emarket today are made with wicks that have either lead
cores that emitpotentially dangerous levels of lead
into the air. The study is by Jerome Nriagu, a p...
University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief
...rchers are making changes to thestructure of their lead
compound and the receptor to confirm their ideas ofhow the drug fits the receptor found in the lungs of asthma sufferers. "When our drug molecule sticks to the receptor, it is likely that thereceptor changes shape," Richards said. "This change...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
...type of activitymight work best," says the study's lead
author, I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., of theHarvard School of Public Health. "This finding provides additional support forthe surgeon general's report on physical activity, which calls for at least 30minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day, m...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...or thedose frequency of platinum drugs, this would lead
to an increase in tumorresponse rates and could result in a substantial patient benefit. To date,several platinum protecting agents have been developed by others, but all havesuffered from the problem of trading a reduction in platinum-associated dr...
Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
... And, in thenear future, combinatorial methods may lead
to improvements of transdermal drug"patches," currently used for delivering nicotine and other substances throughthe user's skin. Joachim Kohn, a professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, will describe thecreation of a "library" of novel biomater...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...d of the disease, according to Dr. Joseph J. Eron, lead
author andassociate professor of medicine at the UNC-CH School of Medicine. "This paper is important because it clearly documents that sexual fluidsor genital secretions do contain resistant virus, so the fear that there is somespread of resi...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...rofessor of medicine at theMedical School, who was lead
author on the study. The Northwestern researchers studied data on over 7,000 middle-aged menand 6,800 women surveyed from 1967 to 1973 as part of the Chicago HeartAssociation Detection Project in Industry, who survived to be eligible ...
The Dangers Of Advertising Drugs On The Internet
...ing "citations" from serious medical journals they lead
people to believe that there is no danger in the use of their "highly effective" drugs. They are also concerned that such administration of drugs may discourage patients from going to their doctor for prescriptions of legitimate medicines. In their ...
University Of Pittsburgh Chosen By NCI As One Of Three Pioneer Sites ForBiocombinatorial Chemistry Research
...whetherthey interrupt cellular activities that can lead
to cancer. Pittsburghresearchers also will create...ecause they controlbiological processes that often lead
to disease. "With this approach, we start with a chemical compound called a platformthat lo...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...en in the elderly, changes in behaviorpatterns can lead
to a longer life. That report showed exercise is linked evenin the oldest old -- those over 85 -- with a reduced risk of mortality. The results demonstrated a stepwise progression, with CHS participantsusing at least 1,800 calories a week du...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
...or in the Brown University School of Medicine, and lead
author ofthe study. The study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The findings appear in the Oct. 23, 1998, issue of Science, and providethe first systematic glimpse at the long-term effects of prenatal cocaine exposu...
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