Tag: "new" at medical news
Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
...V-associated cancers. Their findings demonstrate a new
mechanism by which EBV transforms human B cells from the immune system into cancerous cells, which can lead to development of B-cell lymphomas. Erle S. Robertson, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Director of Tumor Virology, with Penn's Ab...
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...eability, the researchers engineered more than 300 new
CPEs. The design of the new
CPEs was based on the researchers' understanding of the molecular forces that are associated with CP...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
... to introduce Boostrix as the first of a number of new
and important candidate vaccines from our pipeline specifically targeted at preventing disease in adolescents." Background on Diphtheria and Tetanus Diphtheria is a serious disease that results in the death of appr...
Ethical discussion should come before research
...tation begins, especially in the case of potential new
methods for creating human embryos for research, a... that these artificially created embryos provide a new
source for human embryonic research and should be exempt from ethical restraints placed on human emb...
Neuronal death and processing of Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease
... can lead to neurodegeneration. Such findings shed new
light on the role of post-translational modifications of tau protein occurring in other tauopathies (such as AD), including aberrant proteolysis. In AD, tau protein aggregates in intraneuronal deposits known as "neurofibrillary tangles" (NFT), one of...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
(Philadelphia) A new
study by Temple University School of Medicine researchers has shown why the pounds melt so quickly on low-carbohydrate diets, and it's not related to water, metabolism or boredom. The research was conducted in a group of obese patients with type 2 di...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...the Carbs or Loss of Fluids. It's Fewer Calories A new
three-week in-hospital study of ten obese voluntee...count for Only a Small Proportion of CHD Deaths A new
study of data from two large health studies showed that, despite one theory, borderline levels of ri...
Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
review finds similarities between the clinical presentation and course of breast cancer in Africans and African-Americans, suggesting that genetic factors may play a significant role in the racial differences encountered in the epidemiology of breast...
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...substantial genetic influences on AMD, contributed new
information about the heritability of advanced AMD, and established an important environmental contribution," the authors conclude. "This twin study underscores the need for a multifactorial approach that incorporates genetic, environmental, and biol...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
study concludes that the unavailability of health insurance prior to Medicaid enrollment may contribute to poor outcomes in the Medicaid-insured cancer population. The study, published in the April 15, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.w...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...en interpreting data from observational studies on new
risk factors. For leukocyte [white blood cell] count automated measurement methods are well standardized and precision excellent. There is little information on the variability of leukocyte count in individuals over time, but from limited data, the w...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
PHILADELPHIA -- (March 15, 2005) A new
three-week in-hospital study of 10 volunteers found that during the two-week period on a strictly controlled very-low carbohydrate diet, participants lost an average of 3.6 pounds, voluntarily reduced their calorie intake from 3,111 calories per day ...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
Johns Hopkins chemists have discovered a new
way to sabotage DNA's ability to reproduce, a find...g that could eventually lead to the development of new
anti-cancer drugs and therapies. The method could enable future doctors to target treatment more pre...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...logy, is the first organization to join the site's new
Endorser program, which AACC launched this year in an effort to broaden support within the medical community for Lab Tests Online, the Internet's premiere public resource on laboratory testing. Lab tests play a vital role in medical decision-making, ...
HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK
...emic in the UK can be traced back to one source, a new
study suggests that HIV spread via at least six in...s highly pertinent to the recent increase again in new
HIV-1 diagnoses within the UK. "Our study also contradicts assumptions that the HIV-1 epidemic is c...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...an now rest easier. Help is here! Jodi Mindell's new
book, Sleeping Through the Night (HarperResource; March 2005; $14.95), pinpoints causes of sleep problems and offers parents advice on how to create good sleep habits for their child. "A sleepless child affects the entire family. Parents are usually...
Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario
...idence of damage to his or her front teeth, says a new
University of Toronto study. This is the first study of dental injury done in Ontario, says David Locker, a professor with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry. Similar studies have been done in other countries because tooth trauma is considered one of th...
CAS science spotlight identifies most requested article
...ribed in the article focuses on the synthesis of a new
rigid-rod -barrel for use in catalysis. These barrels or nanotubes permit the storage and movement of chemical substances and have wide applicability in such diverse fields as catalysis, pharmacology, gene therapy, and materials science. The authors...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
...tical role in tumor angiogenesis, the formation of new
blood vessels to the tumor. "This trial represents another step in a series of recent important advances in treatment for patients with advanced lung cancer," said James H. Doroshow, M.D., director of NCI's Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...ociated with both their application and removal. A new
study, done by chemistry students at Northern Ariz...nderstanding of this form of self expression." The new
research a joint effort between Finley-Jones and Leslie Wagner as part of an undergraduate research...
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