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First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia

...idney cancer calls. When the virus is injected, it makes the protein, and the body's immune system is then able to recognize this protein and kill the cells that have it (i.e. the cancer cells). About the Trial The Trovax vaccine with IL-2 trial is being conducted by a team of physicians, scientists, nu...

Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy

...t one out of five people carry the e-4 allele. It makes homozygous carriers, who carry this variation on both of their ApoE genes, eight times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as non-carriers. Heterozygous carriers, who carry the high-risk variation only on half the pair, have a three-fold higher...

Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says

...for Celebrex, although it is still available. What makes the widespread use of COX-2s so troubling is that they aren't any more effective at controlling pain than NSAIDs. While they were seen as a welcome alternative for those at greatest risk of gastrointestinal side effects from NSAIDs, they are more exp...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

... potentially rapid fabrication of the PCast system makes it a useful alternative in prosthetic socket production. July/August 2004 (Volume 41, Number 4)Pg. 535 Shoe choice impacts soft tissue damage to residual limb of people with amputations Investigators quantify the structural properties and energy ...

Common antidepressants lower effects of tamoxifen in many women

...'t have final data," said Dr. Flockhart. The study makes clear that knowledge of a drug's ability to inhibit CYP2D6 enzyme activity may help clinicians anticipate important drug interactions. Genetic testing may help identify a group of women who may experience greater benefit from tamoxifen or those who m...

Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines

...hospital. "We do know," Becker insisted, "that CPR makes a difference and it only makes sense that better CPR would make more of a difference." CPR is a crucial component of what emergency...

A proverb a day may make you healthier

...uits and vegetables). Seven days without exercise makes one weak (physical activity). "A proverb is usually a homely illustration of a great truth and is not meant to be a dry scientific statement," says Choi....

More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital

...f hospital operations. "The engineering approach makes this study unique," said David Altman, assistant dean of the Keck School of Medicine. "We're looking at process issues that we don't normally look at. There's a lot that the industrial world has been figuring out that we don't know much about in heal...

Northwestern Memorial chosen to be featured in first-ever mini-med school TV airing on PBS

...ovide them with the basic knowledge they crave and makes them feel empowered." Mini-Med School TV is hosted by Dr. Emily Senay, medical correspondent for The CBS Early Show. Presented by WTTW National Productions, Mini-Med School TV is a production of Premiere Media Productions. Hi-Tech Brain Repair w...

Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response

...immediately begin knitting together a picture that makes sense of what is happening based on the flow of reports they receive from the field," said Peter Scott, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and principal investigator on ...

A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020

...n enable more effective prevention, and prevention makes treatment affordable. Sustained progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS will be attained only through a comprehensive response." ...

The Lancet calls for creation of Int'l Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies

...o-ordinating aid remains unfulfilled. The Lancet makes two proposals to address this issue. The first is to create an inter-governmental panel - under the umbrella of, but structurally separate from, the UN--to coordinate emergency relief over the coming months in south Asia. The second is the formation...

Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease

...how well the kidneys work, and our free calculator makes finding the rate a snap," said Thomas H. Hostetter, M.D., senior author of the study and director of NIDDK's National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP). "The earlier we identify kidney disease the sooner we can treat it," said Hostetter. NKDEP...

Surprise! Cells have second source of phosphate

...w, that proper activity of one of the enzymes that makes IP7 is critical in cell death -- because of IP7's role in modifying proteins. "So drugs that activate the enzyme and stimulate production of IP7 would increase cell death, which is what one wants to do in cancer treatment," says Snyder. "Drugs inhibi...

Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease

...re's still time to treat it. A free GFR calculator makes estimating a snap." said Dr. Hostetter. NKDEP is also working to make the task even easier for busy physicians. "We are very pleased that several major labs have agreed to automatically report GFR whenever creatinine is measured. We are still working...

Infants, children prefer sounds over pictures and only slowly become visually oriented, studies find

... stable and stationary. This preference for sounds makes sense in the case of learning language. If infants and young children didn't favor sounds, it is difficult to explain how they could pick up language." Sloutsky recently published two related papers on this research. One article, co-authored with Ohi...

Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior

...70 species hoard and mostly they hoard food, which makes sense from a survival standpoint. Studies of hoarding behavior in rodents have shown that collecting is driven by certain primitive structures deep in the brain and most mammals, including humans, share these subcortical regions. "But human collectin...

Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials

... HSV-2 infects the cells lining genital areas, but makes its way into nearby sensory neurons, where it persists in a latent state. Because dl5-29 actually enters host cells and expresses many of its proteins within them, it not only elicits a broad spectrum of antibodies but also stimulates T cells, which ...

Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University

...xtending calibration beyond the tree ring records, makes dating much more accurate and precise. Scientists applying radiocarbon dating to their research have since 1998 depended on the radiocarbon calibration curve by Stuiver, which only goes back 20,400 years. "We believe that our doubling of this calibra...

Chemical cousin of anti-anxiety drugs holds promise for psoriasis treatment

...s are injected instead of applied topically, which makes them more costly, less convenient and more likely ... they are delivered throughout the body." "What makes our compound particularly exciting is that it has the potential to be applied topically, and it show...

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