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... than standard treatment. In some cases,this view prevents patients from receiving life-saving treatment. On Tuesday,May 18, Mayo Clinic will announce results of a study that challenges this view. Possibilities for broadcast and print news media include: a live satellite newsconference with Steve Alberts, ...

Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients

...ombination of abciximab, an antiplatelet drug that prevents the formation of blood clots, and a low-dose clot-busting therapy may provide heart-attack patients with a new and more effective treatment option, according to a study published in the June 1, 1999 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart...

Coffee: a cause of neonatal seizures?

...imental. Caffeine takes the place of adenosine and prevents itfrom playing its normal role. This experiment illustrates the detrimental effects of caffeine present in thebrain of a hypoxic fetus. Caffeine is routinely administered to premature babies to suppress episodes ofapnea. Moreover, theophylline, a d...

Collective action for doctors

...-would be eligible for its new union.Antitrust law prevents most of the nation's 684,000 largely self-employeddoctors from unionizing. Goold gives examples of cases in which collective action by doctors might bemorally justified. For instance, if an HMO added patients without adding doctorsto see those patien...

Wake Forest first to apply innovative brain cancer treatment

...alignantbrain tumors. However, current technology prevents doctors from delivering highenough doses to stop many tumors from recurring. Tatter is principalinvestigator of the clinical trials at the Medical Center and national chairmanfor the study. "Implanting radiation directly into the tumor, or b...

Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment

...previously detached and induces their detachmentor prevents photoreceptor recovery," said Lewis. The research described in the second paper shows that providing oxygenduring detachment reduced all aspects of this type of cell abnormality inducedby detachment. The two articles represent a colla...

LSU scientist says new drug will save brain cells attacked by neurological injury or disease

...gene to produce the killer protein. His new drug prevents the productionof COX-2 and stops the signaling process before the genes can be affected. Bazan's discovery of a novel mechanism to inhibit the expression of pathologicalgenes led to the development, in collaboration with organic chemists, of a drugt...

Double transplant frees patient from need for immunosuppressive drugs

...ms of donor and recipient are blended in away that prevents rejection of the transplanted kidney by the recipient's bodyand suppresses an attack of the donor's immune cells on the recipient's organs,a dangerous condition called graft-versus-host disease. While the strategy wasused in this patient to treat bo...

Study reveals how brain controls eating in normal rats

...orexigenic," which literally means to eat. Leptin prevents orexigenic cells from releasing a potent appetite-stimulating neuropeptide. The net effect is that the leptin-sensitive cells send appetite-suppressing signals to key nerve cells in the lateral hypothalamus thought to control several behaviors incl...

Inflammatory pain may help deter inflammatory diseases like arthritis

...have a defect in the pain nervecircuit that either prevents the pain fibers from being activated or thatactivates them too late. Already, the finding is offering important insight into studies recentlyreported in humans. One investigation, conducted in patients with adultrespiratory distress syndrome, assoc...

Better diagnosis of pain in children

...down recovery, interferes with sleep and appetite, prevents childrenplaying and going to school, and impedes proper development. A moreeffective way of evaluating pain can improve the way young children are caredfor when they are ill. The new method, called APocis, allows doctors and nurses to record seventyp...

New nasal obstruction procedure offers cheaper, pain-free alternative to surgery

...the study of tumor suppressors -- genetherapy that prevents tumor formation) was the 12th most referenced paper inEnglish literature last year -- says a third use for somnoplasty was recentlyapproved by the Federal Drug Administration. The procedure can now be used totreat patients who have obstructive sleep ...

Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say

...ains oxalic acid, which binds with the calcium and prevents the body fromabsorbing 95 percent of it. Foods with high levels of sulfur amino acids, suchas cereals, nuts and seeds, also reduce retention of calcium. This creates a problem for vegans because these foods are often the only sourcesof protein in the...

Yale study shows way to re-stimulate brain cell growth: Results could boost understanding of Alzheimer's, other brain disorders

...e findings suggestthat the Notch signaling pathway prevents neurites from forming new connectionsin the adult cerebral cortex, and therefore plays a role in regulation of growthand stability of neural connections. In Alzheimer's disease, a mutation of the gene presenilin is responsible for theearly-onset of t...

Medical scientists to begin clinical trials of promising cancer therapy

...o that they can be used inside cells. An inhibitor prevents the enzyme from doing its job and triggers programmed cell death known as apoptosis. The goal in chemotherapy is to kill as many cancer cells as possible while sparing as many normal cells as possible, the physician said. Mice in which human lympho...

Honey as medicine

...the new skin cover over a healedwound. Honey thus prevents scarring and keloid formation, and removes the nee...nd, which lifts dirt out of the woundbed. Honey prevents the odor that is commonly associated with serious wounds and skin ulcers, byclearing bacterial infec...

Protein predicts prognosis for breast cancer patients

... of patients with either high nm23, a protein that prevents the cancer from spreading, or low angiogenesis, mi...ars after surgery. The mechanism of how E-cadherin prevents tumor spread is unclear. The protein is involved in cell-cell adhesion. It also acts to suppress the...

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

... any other part of the body. Taken at mealtime, TM prevents the body from processing and absorbing the copper in food as well as the copper normally found in saliva and gastric secretions. Taken between meals, TM is absorbed into the blood and binds copper to blood protein. In either case, the TM-protein-copp...

Duke geneticists unraveling the tangled web of autism

...n, possibly even before birth, and that the change prevents affected people from properly processing sensory information from their environment. Pericak-Vance, director of the Duke Center for Human Genetics and lead investigator of the autism genetic studies at Duke, and her team located defects in tiny sec...

Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs

...olleagues showed that blocking NMDA receptors also prevents alcohol sensitization. Sensitization is known to occur early in addiction, but it also plays a role in relapses - the vulnerability of a recovered alcoholic or drug addict to become dependent again upon exposure to a substance of abuse. The proces...

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