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What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates

... with the motoric aspects of Tourette Syndrome had led researchersto search for clues in the putamen, according to Weinberger. Subtle changes in receptor availability in one small area appear to explain rather large differences in clinical presentation, say the researchers. Functional brain imaging ...

Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound

...research is being conductedby a team of scientists led by Gary H. Posner, Scowe Professor ofChemistry in The Johns Hopkins School of Arts and Sciences, andTheresa A. Shapiro, a pharmacologist and associate professor inthe School of Medicine. After figuring out artemisinin's Plasmodium-killing chemistry,t...

Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

...s of the arms, legs or hands. Ongoing research has led Smith and her colleagues to thesurprising hypothesis that the sweet taste of sugar sedatesinfants by stimulating the same brain region affected by heroin,a circuit of neurons known as an opioid pathway. The postmatureinfants react much like infants b...

NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival

...ber 1995, in part because of a national study Eron led and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Indinavir has been approved for about a year. "The people who should be thanked and congratulated for this study and others like it are the people who participated in the trials," Eron said. "The...

New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds

...ects onpatients at 20 hospitals around the nation, led by researchers at the University of Rochester, is ...dy of 300 patientsfunded by Pharmacia & Upjohn and led by the University of Rochester to study the long-term effects of the drug. The research was sup...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

...follow-up to an initial study of ReoPro™, led by Eric J. Topol, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, shows that the benefits of ReoPro™ are greatest in the highest risk patients with acute heart attack or medically unstable angina. "The Topol study suggests a remarkabl...

Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts

...ds that increaseresistance tocancer-causing agents led the Hopkins group to focus on naturally occurringcompounds inedible plants that mobilize Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These enzymesneutralize highlyreactive, dangerous forms of cancer-causing chemicals before they can damage DNAandpromote cancer....

Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors

...e Medicine. In the clinical trial(1), researchers led by Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., of theNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), used a specialpressurized pump to deliver transferrin-CRM107 directly to the tumor. This drugis a compound created by linking diphtheria toxin to a p...

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?

...culture, Dr Elizabeth Heij, has announced. A team led by Dr Greg Harper of CSIRO's J.M.Rendel Laboratory in Rockhamptonis working to identify special factors in cattle cartilage shown by internationalresearch to prevent a cancer from developing a blood supply and spreadinground the body. In the process...

Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke

...re braindamage during stroke, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkinsand the NationalInstitutes of Health. Results of the study are published in the January issue of the journalStroke. They show that infemale rats, endogenous estrogens, those naturally produced by menstruatingfemal...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

... per year. Almost all (97percent) of the ASTs were led by a neurologist or neurosurgeon. "While we do not have specific data that prove they are cost-effective,stroke teams certainly do not seem to create a large financial burden," saysMark Alberts, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Duke U...

Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer

...unction. The results of the Duke study, led by pulmonologist Rodney Folz, werepublished Thursday (Feb. 19) in the February issue of the American Journal ofRespiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The research was supported by twoNational Institutes of Health grants. High-dose chemot...

MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

...als with exceptional properties. The work has also led to amore efficient way of testing the quality of c... Professor Suresh said. The work has since led to patents on a new machine for testing gradedmaterials and for the software that extracts informati...

Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant

...rican Journal ofPsychiatry by a UCSF research team led by Victor Reus, MD, and Owen Wolkowitz,MD, profess...es of positiveemotionality. Previous research has led personality researchers to considernegative and positive emotionality to be independent variables, s...

Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests

... series of critical articles abouthospital billing led to a surge in inquiries to the three hospitals. "Citizens are becoming more educated about hospital billing and taking theresponsibility of insuring that their charges are correct," said the principalauthor of the study, Dr. Kimberly D. Elsbach of t...

X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin

... MPH,PhD, UCSF professor of restorative dentistry, led the UCSF research team workingwith John H. Kinney, PhD, senior research scientist at Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory. The team of researchers recently reported on the progress of their study atthe annual scientific meeting of the American...

ACS Industry Pavilion Features Chemistry's Cutting Edge

...cientific pioneers whose cutting-edge research has led toprofitable and widely used products with a major impact on our lives. Andthey're among the featured presenters at the American Chemical Society's (ACS)Industry Pavilion, located at Booth #756 in the Exhibit Hall of the DallasConvention Center at t...

Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible

... irritating tounbearable, but a UCSF research team led by Allan Basbaum, PhD, now has made thestriking discovery that -- biologically -- mild pain and more intense pain aredistinct and governed by different signaling molecules. Effective management ofintense pain should take these distinctions into acco...

Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder

...zed Anxiety Disorder (GAD), according to new study led by Dukepsychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Davidson. Davidson said the anti-depressant drug, venlafaxine extended release(XR), is the first new therapy in 10 years to be proven clearly effective intreating symptoms of GAD, a mental disorder character...

First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds

...th and 16th week of pregnancy. The study, led by James E. Haddow, MD, of the Foundation for BloodResearch in Scarborough, Maine, was funded by the National Institute of ChildHealth and Human Development. The screening technique makes use of two substances, or markers, forDown syndrome t...

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