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

...ble will improve doctors' ability to find the best mix for each individual patient, Dr. Kieburtzsays. The drug appears to be more effective than other dopamine agonists in reducing tremors and movement problems. Inaddition, unlike current drugs, pramipexole dihydrochloride does not cause lightheaded...

Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds

...aid. "The challenge now is to identify, from this mix of perhaps 200 chemicals, which chemical or chemicals are producing these pharmacologic effects." This study was supported in part by Dr. Willmar Schwabe Gmbh & Co. of Karlsruhe, Germany, manufacturer of EGb 761....

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

... the whole thing was magic," he remembered. "You'd mix twothings and get something entirely different." A nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 155,000 chemists andchemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals,convenes major research conferences, and prov...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

...l have on health workers and local economies. "The mix and location of jobs must shift," says authorChris...te non-farm economy, which grew 2.6%. The mix of jobs will need to change, consistent with shifts in spendingwithin the health sector. Bishop find...

Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery

...led into a glassy sphere with a core that does not mix with the shell or the outer environment. Chemical reactions within the shell bind the chains together and give the stabilized, cross-linked structure. "The knedel is a very simple approach that offers versatility for composition of the particles," ...

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

...pills are the most commonly used ones andcontain a mix of estrogen and progestin. Kjos and colleagues report their results in the August 12 issue of the Journalof the American Medical Association. In the study, USC researchers followed 904 Latina women who had developedgestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...

U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages

...l keep you healthier," he said. Heart disease is a mix of many diseases that take a toll on the heart as itages, but especially after age 60 when the chances of developing heart diseaseand heart failure steadily rise. Even without a history of heart disease orhigh blood pressure, the chances of developi...

USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients

...dding a drug, called methoxsalen, and exposing the mix to a UV-A light box, similar to the light used in tanning salons, Barr said. When the drug is activated by light, it binds to the T-cells and eventually kills the cells. Each patient then received an injection of their own inactivated c...

Women With Cancer Want More Control

...apies,and for the rights of each woman to choose a mix of modalities that suits herdisease and life circumstances. The book is about choice; it advocates gettingmore information to patients about options they often do not know they have." "The leaders of the advocacy movement have a sophisticated underst...

MRI for carpets & fabrics: Researchers apply medical diagnostic tool to wide range of industrial processes

...omposites, and evenhow chemically different fluids mix while flowing. "We see tremendous potential for the application of magneticresonance imaging to a variety of engineering challenges," hesaid. "This is a very powerful technique that has beenextensively developed and used in the medical community, w...

New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer

... to detect cancer inthe lymph nodes. It requires a mix of two substances, called antibodies. "Theseantibodies detect, with a high degree of accuracy, proteins that are present inbreast cancer cells, but not present in the normal cells of the lymph node,"Cote said. The antibodies are placed on the lymph n...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

... time, he will grow crystals onEarth from the same mix as the flight batch and using identical hardware andconditions so that microgravity is the only variable. Eventually, he hopes that his studies will lead to a tool for screeningcandidate proteins for flight....

Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?

...cs: thefrequency of cardiac arrests and the racial mix of the neighborhood. More cardiac arrests in a neighborhood increased the odds of a victim receivingCPR, probably by raising the community's awareness of the risks of suddencardiac death and knowledge of CPR. Rapid CPR can double or triple the odds o...

Patients' beliefs and behaviors about health lifestyle and medications may help tailor high blood pressure management method

...the four groups. Group A members use an effective mix of medication and health lifestyle regimens to control blood pressure. Group B members are most likely to depend on medication and have high adherence rates. They also have high rates of smoking and alcohol use and are less likely to exercise regul...

A threatened St. Johns wort plant could be more effective as an anti-depressant, Cornell and USDA researchers find

...ort products sometimes occur because manufacturers mix species of H. perforatum. The plant typically is gathered as a weedy species in the western United States, but some is being grown commercially in the Pacific Northwest. It also is found along roadways and in fields in the eastern United States. ...

New dental anesthetic promises better pain control for patients

...ilable. The composition is a mix of a local anesthetic agent and a sugar ...r tested different versions of his formulation - a mix of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and mannitol (the sugar alcohol) in ...

UNC-CH School of Social Work receives grant to prevent violence

...mentary School and Siler City Elementary School. A mix of black, white and Latino children has evolved there creating a culturally diverse community affected by suburban development from the north that is encroaching on area farm land. Researchers will work with third-grade teachers, school counselors an...

Smoking prevention programs may miss minority teens

...get teens, according to a study of a multicultural mix of California 8th-graders. Previous research, drawing from samples consisting largely of whites, has demonstrated that teenagers often yield to peer pressure and their perceptions of social norms in deciding whether to smoke. This study showed that...

Data show new Alzheimer's drug offers hope for broad spectrum of dementia Reminyl shown to be effective in patients with 'mixed'or vascular dementia

...n 70 years of age.2 Many other individuals have a mix of Alzheimer's and cerebrovascular disease. In fact, it is estimated that between 10 and 50 per cent of individuals have either vascular or mixed dementia. Unfortunately, these individuals are often unrecognized or untreated. Study Design and Resu...

Drug war strategy: First fund enforcement then switch to treatment, says O.R. paper

...l solutions that involve substantially varying the mix of interventions over time. They explain that when policy makers become aware of the existence of a new drug problem, they must decide whether to pursue a policy of moderating its growth or more aggressively attempt to eradicate the use of the new dr...

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