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DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...widespread acceptance andutilization of this assay once
the school's findings are disseminated. "This is just the beginning," Bottomley said. "Although scanningforce microscopes are already available in numerous academic andindustrial labs across the country, they have not been widely used inpharmacologi...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...isparity in the black and whitenewborn death rates once
it became widely used in clinical practice," saidAaron Hamvas, M.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor ofpediatrics. Surfactant therapy is given to premature infants with respiratorydistress syndrome (RDS). The breathing disorder strik...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...a large increase in disability paymentsfor workers once
they pass age 65, but that has not been the case, the researcherssaid. They noted in their report there are a number of variables that could affecttheir calculations. One is the "likelihood of persons opting to continueto work at later ages. Even th...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...d becautious about backing off from OI prophylaxis once
it is indicated,despite early increases in CD4 counts." In the three-month analysis, Dr. Lederman's group found that the increase in CD4+ T cells couldbe attributed to both more memory cells (those that have encounteredHIV before) and more naïve...
Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work
...vaccines made it impossible to track or analyze it once
it was injected into the body, Hem says. "The most popular theory was that it created a 'depot effect,' where the aluminum hydroxide particles served as a storehouse for the antigen and stayed in the muscle for many months while the body continually ...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...to develop new ways of detecting andtreatingcancer once
it is established, but it also makes sense to focus more attentionon efforts to preventcancer from arising," he adds. Fahey and Yuesheng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow, are alsoauthors on thePNAS paper. Work in Talalay's laborato...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...ricin -- even 10 times more than normalcells -- so once
it is absorbed, we can illuminate the patient in a...cer has been identified, "photodynamic-treatment " once
again,using light rays to target the cells can help kill the disease. An orangelight forces hyperic...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
... new "XR" extended release formulation, taken only once
a day, is both moreconvenient to patients and provides a more sustained level of the drug, becauseit is released into the bloodstream more gradually. Current therapies for GAD fall into two drug groups: sedatives calledbenzodiazepines, inclu...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...hosedrugs are being tested, they have no influence once
the trial begins. "The companies, of cou...nput in the overall design of theactual trial, but once
it begins, CECs are completely independent. As a matterof policy, CEC members are blinded to the tr...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...get through pores, they will face an uphill battle once
they get inside a tumor. The pressure exerted by the material surrounding tumor cells, called the interstitium, is enormous, as Jain and his colleagues have recently shown. Jain believes that there are ways around such obstacles. For example, it may ...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
... the value of giving these medications to patients once
a stroke hadoccurred was uncertain. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or danaparoid/Org 10172,prevent formation of clots and, because they act immediately, they might behelpful in an emergency situation such as stroke. Unfortunately, heparin has pote...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...Domestic Product (GDP) devoted to health services, once
expected to soar to one-fifth or even higher by th...reduction in health spending moves moniesthat were once
spent in the "quasi-public" sector into the privatesector--without discussion or debate as to how be...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...d blood tests. The drug wasconvenient to take just once
a day and did not affect liver function. Only 12percent of those who took it left the study because of nausea, diarrhea or otherside effects. "This metrifonate study shows that this class of drugs can benefitpatients with mild or moderate Alz...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...the transdermal nicotine patch to quit smoking was once
believeda desirable alternative, because such chem...ulate cigarettes as anicotine delivery device. Not once
in those hearings did the issue of maternalsmoking and children's health get raised. And yet to me a...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...ndshould present this kind of information not just once
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...out one week after thetransplant and will continue once
a month for up to two years. The treatment...stered one week after transplant Vaccine continues once
a month for up to two years Criteria for women to participate in the study: No mo...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
...formed choices," he said. "They're also aware that once
they start drug therapy, they can never stop.Someone not prepared to make that commitment is better off delaying therapy thanfollowing it inconsistently, possibly creating resistant strains. From anadherence standpoint, it is probably better if some...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...th HIV. "Several women have indicated that once
they were diagnosed with HIV,they thought they were doomed to die and lived constricted lives because oftheir misunderstanding about the infection," she said. "A particularly effectiveaspect of this program has been the focus on depression, which is ...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...ized toreceive infusions of the anti-VEGF antibody once
every three weeks along withchemotherapy. Patients who are interested in participating in the trial should contact UCSFCancer Center trial coordinator Greg David at (415) 885-7283....
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...em disruptions continue. Patz's research comes up once
again, this timeto support the causal relationship between flooding and the degradation ofdrinking water by the likes of Cryptosporidium. The 1993 Milwaukee outbreak ofcryptosporidiosis, which sickened and even killed inhabitants of that city, issti...
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