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Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are several steps closer to the day when a profoundly deaf patient's own bone marrow cells could be used to let him or her hear the world. ......The IU group, led by Eri Hashino, Ph.D., was able to transform, in the laboratory, stem cells taken from adult bone marrow into cells with many of the characteristics of sensory nerve c...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

SAN DIEGO, March 13 As tattoos have grown in popularity, so have complaints of adverse side effects associated with both their application and removal. A new study, done by chemistry students at Northern Arizona University, looked at the chemical composition of a variety of tattoo inks to better understand their potential health risks. ......The findings, presented today at the 229 ......

Winning the battle of the bulge: We're a scrimmage closer to victory

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University researchers believe they've won a major skirmish in the battle of the bulge, and their findings are published in the May issue of Diabetes.... ..."We figured out how obesity occurs," says William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatrics in the department of internal medicine and professor of pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University Sch...

U of T researchers one step closer to creating oral insulin

University of Toronto researchers have shown that "designer molecules"...can interact with the body's insulin receptor, a step toward the...development of an oral medication for diabetes....... U of T professors Lakshmi Kotra, Cecil Yip, Peter Ottensmeyer and Robert...Batey have created the first small molecules using the three-dimensional structure of the insulin receptor. A receptor is the site...

UK industry is the loser from parallel trade in pharmaceuticals

The shipment of bona fide pharmaceutical drugs into Britain from Europe may cost the UK pharmaceutical industry more than 770million a year. The net effect on the UK economy as a whole, taking into account the benefit to consumers of lower pharmaceutical prices, may be more than 290million. In addition it may undermine the long-term viability of R&D on pharmaceuticals, at a time when the Governme...

Detection of bioterrorism viruses brought closer to local sites

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- In the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers outline new methods for safely and accurately identifying a suspected bioterrorism agent and detail what physicians should know about the symptoms and treatments needed for the highest priority level of infectious agents, such as anthrax, smallpox, botulism, tularemia and plague....... "The threat of a bioterrorism atta...

Fantastic Voyage -- Filled buckeyball now a step closer to becoming a drug-delivery device

(Blacksburg, Va., April 9, 2002) -- Virginia Tech Ph.D. student Erick B. Iezzi has developed the first organic derivative of a metallofullerene. He has figured out how to make the metal-filled buckeyballs soluble, bringing them a step closer to biological applications, such as the delivery of medicine or radioactive material to a disease site.... ...The work will be presented at the 223nd nationa...

'Star Wars' like technology closer than galaxies far away

HOUSTON - (March 11, 2002) - Technology introduced by members of a galaxy far away, a long time ago, is now one step closer to reality.... ...And, it's with funding from a space medicine research institute that this breakthrough device will one day kill tumors and stop internal bleeding without knives, scalpels or stitches - basically without surgery as we know it.... ...High-intensity focused ul...

Researchers closer to delivering new insulin pill for diabetics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Chemical engineers are getting closer to developing a method for taking insulin and other medications orally instead of by injection, research that would benefit hundreds of thousands of diabetics in the United States alone. ... ...Purdue University researchers, in findings to be discussed Aug. 26 during a national meeting of the American Chemical Society, have demonstrated...

Report in Circulation urges a closer look at cardiotoxicity of cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin)

.PITTSBURGH, July 18 -- Although trastuzumab (Herceptin) has been lauded as being beneficial in the treatment of breast cancer, its use is associated with a high incidence of cardiac toxicity and raises important questions about mechanisms of action, appropriate patient monitoring and risk/benefit ratio, according to a report by a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center publi...
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