Tag: "prevent" at medical news
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
...ified to produce human Protein C, which is used to prevent
blood clots. Both tobacco-based products are still in development and have not undergone clinical trials. Cramer said tobacco has the potential to serve as the host for many other pharmaceutical proteins as well. Tobacco is exceptionally suited for...
Mechanism By Which Estradiol Protects Women From Heart Disease Suggested By Emory Team
...hat E2 (estradiol) might act as an antioxidant and prevent
theoxidation of LDL," says first author Nalini Santanam, Ph.D., assistant professorof Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine. To test this concept, the team measured the oxidation of LDL in groups of womenwith widely v...
HIV Patients Treated With Protease Inhibitors Are More Likely To Engage In Risky Sex, Emory Researchers Report
...nd counselingof clinical providers and patients to prevent
high-risk behavior. The study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's
...h during the last decadeat the university -- helps prevent
Alzheimer's disease. Twenty Rochester-area pa...s, andthey're being looked at as a possible way to prevent
coloncancer. This study is one of the first to see whether such drugsmight prevent
or delay Alz...
WFU And IntraVec To Develop Innovative Cancer And HIV Treatments
...sed back into the patient. Themodified cells would prevent
the necessary protein from reaching the surface ofthe host cells, thus preventing HIV infection from entering that cell. IntraVec also plans to develop a process discovered by Chen that masksthe docking sites for HIV on both macrophages and l...
Discarded Treatment For Heart Attacks May Yet Prove To Be A Life-Saver
...firmed in furtherstudies, GIK has the potential to prevent
about 75,000 heart attack deaths peryear in the U.S.," says Apstein. Co-authors of the paper are Ernesto C. Paolasso, M.D.; Leopoldo S.Piegas, M.D.; Carols D. Tajer, M.D.; Manuel Gil Moreno, M.D.; Ramon Corvalan,M.D.; Jesus E. Isea, M.D.; and ...
How HIV Evades AZT
... AZT. Harrison's group shows that these mutations prevent
the nucleotide analog drugs from binding to the enzyme. These mutations do not prevent
normal nucleotides from binding, however, which allows RT to continue making DNA for the virus. "Bec...
Substance Discovered That Induces Hair Follicle Formation In The Mature Skin Cells Of Mice
...tablished, and then turn it off, we may be able to prevent
tumor formation and still allow hair follicles to form," says Fuchs. The flip side of this, she says, is that it is also a potential tool to stop unwanted hair growth by inhibiting the pathway. It could also have applications in the agricultural in...
U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages
...luyt said. "Exercise and a healthy lifestyle don't prevent
all of the age-related changes,but they do reverse or prevent
some of the changes that occur, such as reversingthe decrease of a key protein level (exercise can b...
Imaging Camera Developed At Toshiba Stroke Research Center Could Provide Views Of Tiniest Brain Vessels
... inside blood vessels in the brain. Thestents can prevent
stroke by shoring up weak spots in arteries or blocking offaneurysms. The UB prototype provides images that are significantly clearer than canbe produced by any current system, and may allow the viewing of even the tiniestblood vessels in the...
Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis
... than estrogen in inhibiting boneloss and does not prevent
hot flashes. Signal is developing new classes of small molecule drugs that potently andselectively control the mechanisms of bone disease at the level of genefunction. Previously, Signal researchers identified a non-classical,estrogen-mediated gene...
Antabuse May Inhibit Fatal Reaction To Anesthetic
...alytic activity. "Byturning off this enzyme we can prevent
the molecular pathway leading tohalothane toxification, and by extrapolation, possibly prevent
halothanehepatitis," he said. Kharasch has identified the role of p450 2E1 in the metabol...
PAHO To Provide $1 Million For Cholera Programs In Central America
...h have agreed to put into place emergency plans to prevent
and combat cholera following Hurricane Mitch and a...c development." Dr. Alleyne said the $1 million to prevent
and control cholera would include programs for information, surveillance, community awareness, envi...
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
... Maxamine and low doses of interleukin-2 (IL-2) to prevent
relapseand prolong leukemia-free survival while maintaining a good quality of life forthe patients during treatment. Maxamine Improvement in Leukemia-Free Survival In the ongoing Phase II study, patients treated in their first remission withMaxamin...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...C-led study shows that a new kind of therapy helps prevent
rejection of heart transplants. In an article appearing in the Dec. 10 New England Journal of Medicine, USC cardiothoracic surgeon Mark L. Barr, reports that adding a novel immunomodulatory therapy, called photopheresis, to standard anti-re...
PAHO Director Urges Health Protection In Hurricane Talks
...ation offered $1 million for programs tocombat and prevent
cholera in Central America. He said health must figureprominently in the reconstruction talks. "There exists today the risk of a reappearance of outbreaks of infectiousdiseases in Central America, whether caused by the damage in some countries tothe ...
Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
...omparing the ability of tamoxifen and raloxifeneto prevent
breast cancer. The STAR trial will determine the s...aloxifene preventosteoporosis and may be target to prevent
heart attacks in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene is the only selective estrogen receptor mo...
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
... 1996 to discover and develop products to treat or prevent
diseasebased on proprietary DNA molecules and their use in modulating immune systemsresponses....
Views Of Tamoxifen And Synthetic Estrogen In Action Provide Clues For Designing Better Drugs
...fects of estrogen, aprocess that has been shown to prevent
breast cancer in some women at high risk. The resu...eplacementestrogen can restore these benefits, and prevent
the hot flashes of menopause,continued exposure to this hormone increases a woman's risk of breast o...
American Heart Association Comment: Results Of Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study II (CIBIS-II)
...ened heart. It is theorized thatbeta-blockers may prevent
some of the damage from these hormones," he says.The results of the study are not conclusive for those with very severe heartfailure. "We need more information about these groups," says Krumholz. "CIBIS-II enrolled mostly patients who had mild to mo...
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