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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop

...leptin protein, researchers administered leptin to one groupand a saline placebo to the other group. Beca... that leptin delivers a second signal to thebrain: one that triggers the release of noradrenaline onto the fat cell. Currently, Collins and Surwit are inv...

Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills

...could be used to maintain humanhealth. The team is one of eight assembled by Sandia National Laboratoryunder the sponsorship of the Koop Foundation and the Defense Advanced ResearchProjects Agency. Hansen and Dr. David Hall, professor of electrical engineeringand senior research associate at ARL, are dev...

DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs

...promise intreating Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, one of the leading causes ofdeath in AIDS patients. The assay resolved the ambiguities surrounding APF, showing that itdoes not intercalate in DNA. The Georgia Tech researchers have been working in this area forabout 1 1/2 years. Sponsors include the &...

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

... "It's a very harsh and complex environment, andno one knows what happens to it." Lee presented her results from in vitro testing during therecent Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry. She is nowtesting her probes on live animals in collaboration withradiology professor Anthony McGoron who prese...

New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available

...emotherapy but have been disease-free for at least one year. About 50 centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia are participating in the Phase III trial. Earlier recently published studies conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering showed a 32 percent response rate in 41 patients with colorectal canc...

Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment

...eased in a steady amount into the bloodstream over one to three months. The shape and size of the polymer...y stable requirements for pain medications can get one that lasts longer," says Stuart Grossman, M.D., associate professor of oncology and director of the ...

Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

...es. "The discovery of such complexity in one receptor type is a phenomenon;the discovery of two...ugs to modulate them. "To target drugs to one body tissue, pharmacologists have traditionallylooked for subtypes of a receptor unique to that tiss...

Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies

...fected by Alzheimer's disease. UT Southwestern is one of 30 medical centers across the nation -- and the only one in North Texas -- testing propentofylline, an oral drug for Alzheimer's that also may be effective f...

What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates

...ger. Subtle changes in receptor availability in one small area appear to explain rather large differences in clinical presentation, say the researchers. Functional brain imaging studies of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), which often occurs along with Tourette Syndrome, also implicate a brain ci...

Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants

...tem assault against the transplanted organ-remains one of the principal problems of organ transplantation...idney transplant patients will experience at least one episode of rejection, a temporary boost in their medications-increased doses of corticosteroids or a...

Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies

..., three succumbed to their acute lung disease, and one from bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Two patients died of non-respiratory complications of prematurity. Clinical trials using PLV to treat children and adults with severe respiratory distress syndrome are now under way and results are promising, Leach ...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...ments, he said. Tolley noted in an interview that one of the problems with implementingan older retirement age is that many people in the United States feel entitledto a Social Security benefit when they reach age 65. Those people stillmight choose to retire at 65, even though they will be penalized for...

Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers

...velop quickly and aggressively -- within the first one to two years of life -- and those in whom symptoms may not appear for a number of years. Until now, doctors have not known conclusively how to predict which HIV+ infants will fall into which category. Thymus dysfunction was common to the majority o...

Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?

...deal for the hospital. Medicare gives hospitals one price (from $10,000 to $13,000 dependingon the kind of hospital) through its payment system to perform either anangioplasty or an angioplasty that delivers a stent. And managed care companiesusually may pay much less than that, Peterson said. That me...

UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology

... Medical Systems is located in Iselin, N.J., andis one of the nation's leading providers of diagnostic imaging systems andadvanced medical electronics systems and products. In the United States, thecompany employs approximately 5,000 people and has annual sales of $1.4billion....

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...1993, and they tracked what happened to them up to one year later. They found that the rates of death...expensive region in treating heart attacks through one year of follow-up, and that the Mountain and Pacific states, where managed care was reputedly more w...

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks

...ntrol of obesity. That amount of weight lost after one year of taking the drug daily rather than a placeb...ther small changes in daily motor activity. After one year, there is no indication that any further weight loss can be achieved by the medication alone, L...

Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program

...id, the state-supported health insurance plan.Also one of the first in the nation, the program will use Hopkins specialistsand its network of sub-specialists to provide all health care to subscribers. The program is a prototype for HIV care that could be adopted nationallyin the next few years, accordi...

Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting

...nd levels were associated with 28sleep arousals in one patient during a one-hour period. In another patie... 34sound peaks were correlated with 42 arousals in one hour. Medical personnel aren't sure how disrupted sleep affects elderly patients.Some studies show...

Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

... 27 percent within six months and 39percent within one year. Forty-one HIV-negative women who had release...lanigan, M.D., associate professor of medicine and one ofthe program's leaders. "The program's intervention tries to establish a medicalrelationship with w...

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