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The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases

...of the nuclear race in India and Pakistan, and the possibility of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda acquiring materials to create crude nuclear devices, it is likely that the same mistakes will be repeated. We may never fully realise the true human cost of military advancement.' REVIEWS The evolution of tamo...

Primate bushmeat : Populations exposed to simian immunodeficiency viruses

... through hunting and handling primate bushmeat the possibility of additional zoonotic transfers of primate lentiviruses from species other than chimpanzees and sooty mangabeys has to be considered. This risk can only be assessed by studying the prevalence, diversity and geographic distribution of SIVinfections i...

Simple blood test may be able to predict risk of preeclampsia

...t, the paper?s first author. "Our study raises the possibility of developing new approaches to diagnosis and inte...n woman is at elevated risk." Wolf adds that the possibility of being able to identify at-risk women earlier in their pregnancies could lead to advances in the s...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...art function while on the devices, pointing to the possibility that VADs are a potential treatment for heart failure. But just how does one tell that a patient's heart has recovered sufficiently that it might be safe to remove the device and abandon the need for organ transplantation? Researchers at the Univers...

Buck Institute researcher identifies new drug targets for Alzheimers disease

...ein. These new results suggest the very important possibility that for optimal treatment of Alzheimer's disease it may be critical to address both the constitutive and regulated secretory pathways. Dr. Hook and her colleagues have given us a new piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle and potentially a new approach to ...

Medieval black death not bubonic plague

...e prematurely. The researchers do not rule out the possibility that the Black Death might have been caused by an ancestor of the modern plague bacillus, which might later have mutated into the insect-borne disease of rodents that we now call bubonic plague. The fact is that we can only trace modern bubonic plagu...

Enzyme halts muscle waste in mouse models of most-common childhood muscular dystrophy

...d not be an easy task. Were more excited about the possibility of creating an easy-to-administer oral medication that could globally stimulate this enzyme in skeletal muscles....

Post-genomic technique provides real-time, multiscale look at protein life cycles in living cells

...erest, the researchers were most excited about the possibility of generalizing their technique to study the life cycle of virtually any protein system and being able to visualize these proteins in the cell. In addition to Ellisman and Tsien, the UCSD team was formed by first author Guido Gaietta, Ph.D., project ...

Solving the COX conundrum

...nhibitors of COX-2 inhibit PGI2, but not TxA2. The possibility that such drugs might constitute a cardiovascular risk has since attracted considerable attention. "While such a clinical risk is far from established," said FitzGerald, "our results afford a credible mechanism by which a cardiovascular hazard migh...

Narcolepsy more common in men, often originates in their 20s

...nd primary care physicians need to be alert to the possibility of narcolepsy, especially in patients who do not have the relatively easily recognized symptom of cataplexy."...

New patient survey puts a human face on overcoming depression

...ical professional or a friend, told them about the possibility of remission. My therapist changed my medication when I told him I still didnt feel like myself, says Delta. With the right combination of medication and therapy, I was able to get rid of my depression symptoms and go on and live a full life again...

Hope for kidney transplant patients of improved graft survival

...h America, offers both physicians and patients the possibility of an effective long term immunosuppressive regimen with low toxicity, Zenapax prevents the acute rejection of the newly transplanted organ, and Cymevene/Cytovene/Valcyte has been developed for the prevention and treatment of cytomegalovirus, a dange...

New hope for treating or avoiding heart failure after cancer drugs

...airment can be detected with other techniques. The possibility of identifying patients who will develop late myocardial function depression is a golden opportunity for both oncologists and cardiologists. It can permit oncologists to modify or discontinue a regimen or shift patients towards a less cardiotoxic sch...

Women at highest risk for ovarian cancer are less likely to be screened than those at lower risk

... wrote. "These women are encouraged to discuss the possibility of screening with their physician and to pursue screening if they feel that their risk of ovarian cancer is sufficient to warrant it, even in the absence of evidence for its effectiveness." This advice echoes the recommendations of the NIH consensus ...

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002

...idential information, although GSK may discuss the possibility of future collaboration with some applicants. An Expert Review Board comprised of acknowledged leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS will independently judge and choose the award recipients. Although GSK will be able to review proposals, it will not be i...

Alcohol may hasten the progression of cancer

...ways to protect alcoholics from infection. Another possibility for future leptin research, according to Meadows, is related to the finding that the tumor-bearing mice lost weight and fat without losing muscle mass (body protein). "We are planning more studies in the future to see how alcohol influences fat met...

Jefferson scientists find Cox-2 may play role in some brain tumors

...mors, the researchers say the findings open up the possibility of future human trials examining the effectiveness of drugs to block the enzyme's activity in treating the diseases. According to Adam Dicker, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiation oncology and director of the Division of Experimental Radiati...

Hunger hormone may be key in weight loss

...e success of gastric bypass surgery, but raise the possibility of a new generation of safer, more effective weight-loss drugs. "If the absence of ghrelin contributes to the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery, then we may be able to achieve at least some of that weight loss by antagonizing [blocking] ghreli...

Directed antisense expression moderates feeding and weight gain

...me obese when supplied unlimited food. To test the possibility that hypothalamic ghrelin-responsive neurons mediate the behavioral and metabolic effects of this hormone, Shuto and colleagues generated transgenic rats in which an antisense to the GHS-R mRNA is produced specifically in these cells. The resulting ...

Nitric oxide crucial to respiration

...ture," Stamler said. "Our data raises the possibility that the level of nitric oxide in the blood may provide physicians a keen insight into the state of a patient's microcirculation," Stamler continued. "The ability to monitor and manipulate levels of nitric oxide in red blood cells should be useful in...

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