Tag: "next" at medical news
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...rol-lowering. It's a twofer." Researchers say the next
step will be to determine if lowering CRP levels leadsto fewer heart attacks. Co-authors include: Nader Rifai, Ph.D., Marc A. Pfeffer, M.D.; and Frank Sacks,M.D....
Researchers learn how stress slows wound healing
...risks of poor healing. The next
step, the researchers say, is to do comparative studies testing if certain intervention activitiesintended to reduce stress will also speed up the healing process....
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
...lusiveprotein binds to this new site. What happens next
to cause resistance isunclear, but researchers hav...of tamoxifen," said McDonnell. "Both are plausible next
steps in thefight against estrogen-sensitive breast cancers." The field of hormone replacem...
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
...Center will receive upto $850,000 per year for the next
three years. This money will help to fundresearch infrastructure, shared research facilities and administration at theUCSF Cancer Center. "NCI-designation is a testimonial to our commitment to translational andclinical research," says Frank McCormick...
New laser treatment allows patients to swallow and breath easier
...alled Photofrin, a photosensitizingdrug. Over the next
two days, the drug will largely be eliminated from mosthealthy tissue, but will selectively remain in cancer cells. Next, physicians place a flexible scope into the patient's throat. Through thescope is passed a laser fiber. Once the laser is in p...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
... leads to cardiomyopathyin patients with LGMD, the next
step is to look at possible pharmacologicaltreatments to prevent vascular smooth muscle dysfunction. Campbell also wants toinvestigate gene transfer as a way to repair the sarcoglycan complex in vascularsmooth muscles and develop additional animal mo...
Vanderbilt School of Nursing begins graduate program in correctional health
...rly 400 nurse practitionerswill be needed over the next
3-5 years within its system. CorrectionsCorporatio...ed that it would have six positions open withinthe next
18 months. "As we explored developing this program, we discovered that there is a need fornurse pra...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...r evidence of PERV DNA and circulating virus. "Our next
step is to refine the combination of medicines tha...tsof our safety research, we can then consider the next
step which is small,carefully monitored clinical trials." "We have learned a great deal from this st...
Researchers gaining more understanding of sleep, sleep loss, daytime sleepiness
and fatigue in healthy adults
...o had no sleep problems,that IL-6 was elevated the next
day when they were denied sleep," explainsAlexandros Vgontzas, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and a psychiatristThe Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "We also know that excessive daytimesleepiness occurs in about 5 percent of the population...
Psychological attributes, not physical gifts, of young athletes predict success, say coaches in a new study
...-motivated and being a team player followed as the next
top attributes ofwinning athletes." "Many young athletes have negative forces motivating them to succeed insports, like pleasing their parents, getting a college scholarship or fittinginto the various jock cliques at school," said Dr. Kuchenbecker...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...stfeeding. Subsequent HIV tests conducted over the next
two years revealed that 47 of the672 infants in the study became HIV-infected from breastfeeding. Nearly half(21) of the infections occurred within five months after birth. Another 15babies became infected between postnatal months 6 and 11, and sev...
12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull
...rcent of that gap is filled with new bone. In this next
surgery, BMPwill be applied to several of the gaps in her forehead. Emily is the first childto ever have BMP applied to existing bone and have it successfully grow. BMP hasbeen used to successfully grow bone in animals for many years. "Emily can't wa...
Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death
...nts and help us as we move into development of the next
generation of these drugs." The selective beta-blocker used was metoprolol. The nonselective drugswere carvedilol and bucindolol. The scientists found that all the patients hadapproximately the same reduction in QTc dispersion. The QT interva...
Biologically inspired electronics leads to higher fidelity
...gher frequencies where it can be filtered out. The next
step, according to Mar, is to take the theoretical results of thisinvestigation and begin to apply it in actual devices to bring higher fidelityinto a new generation of biologically inspired electronics....
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...margin. The targeted nevirapine treatment was the next
closest at $298 followed by CDC-AZT ($1,103), PETRA-B ($1,304), and PETRA-A ($2,809). "The HIVNET 012 regimen is cheap, effective, and easy to administer," said Marseille. "The key finding of this analysis is that the HIVNET 012 protocol is likely t...
Health plays a crucial role in California labor market, according to UCSF researchers
...th poor health are more likely to lose jobs by the next
year, according to results of the second California Work and Health Survey (CWHS) led by UCSF researchers. "This finding is important because there has been a debate whether health is a cause or consequence of employment problems," said Edward Yeli...
UNC AIDS vaccine researchers awarded $12 million federal grant
... grants awarded by the agency this year. Over the next
five years, a team led by Dr. Robert E. Johnston, professor ofMicrobiology and Immunology at the UNC-CH School of Medicine, will apply $12.35million to study a novel vaccine method that is showing promise in early testson monkeys. The vaccine approac...
New MicroPET scanner would be second in country
...n and Chronic Disease Prevention is finished later next
year, theMicroPET will be moved there. The MicroPET will be a key element of the imaging center for studies ofbehavioral disorders associated with chronic disease in animal models....
Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma
...e withdrawn from the study at the request of their next
of kinor their physician. Principle investigators are Dr. Ronald Maier, UW professorof surgery; Dr. Gregory Jurkovich, UW professor of surgery; and Nathens....
UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds
...hasized that the new organization will combine the next
generationof HIV research with the strength of ext...nsmitted. Researchers now are planning to takethe next
step. "We need to find out at this early stage whether or not thereis a lot of resistant HIV being ...
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