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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...on results of the first study, Collins and Surwit, professor
and vicechairman of the department of psychiatry, ... The Nature study reported today was co-authoredby professor
Cynthia Kuhn of Duke University and Andrew Swick and Boris Chrunyk of PfizerCentral Research....
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...esearchProjects Agency. Hansen and Dr. David Hall, professor
of electrical engineeringand senior research assoc...ostics team includes Dr. JosephCusamano, associate professor
of engineering science and mechanics, andDr. Melvin Horwith, professor
of endocrinology, diabetes an...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...id Dr. Lawrence Bottomley, aGeorgia Tech chemistry professor
who specializes in scanning forcemicroscopy. "Other techniques require us to examine several billion molecules ata time and then make inferences about the behavior of individualmolecules," he said. Fourth-year graduate student Joseph E. Coury, work...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...edu/~srlweb/">Speech Research Laboratory and a professor
of psychology, is considered a leader in the study ofacoustical analysis, synthesis and perception of speech. Chin is apsychology postdoctoral student specializing in linguistics. The two researchers approached Cummings after hearing about herthesis...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...mvas, 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 strikes up to 50,000 of the250,000 premature infants born annually in the United States and kills5,000 each year. RDS is ca...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...es. So, inhis recent research, Heineman, chemistry professor
Carl Seliskar,and chemistry graduate students dec...bes on live animals in collaboration withradiology professor
Anthony McGoron who presented their workat the Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting in Denver, Colora...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... Adrian Dobs, M.D., senior author and an associate professor
of medicine. Results of the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be presented June 14 at the International Congress of Endocrinology's annual meeting in San Francisco. Ten men with low testosterone underwent word, memory, co...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...sts longer," says Stuart Grossman, M.D., associate professor
of oncology and director of the Center's cancer pain program. Results of safety tests of the polymer in animals are reported in the July 1996, issue of Pain, and human trials should begin within a year, he said. Grossman and his team began developing...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
... damage, as reportedelsewhere," said Barry Lester, professor
of pediatrics and psychiatry and oneof the study's authors. "These are fragile, vulnerable babies. With the properchild rearing, they will do fine. If the resources are available, it's possibleto intervene with drug-abusing moms early in their pregna...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...l implications, said DonaldMcDonnell, an associate professor
of pharmacology in the Duke medical center. The finding extends earlier work in his laboratory showing that the estrogenreceptor, a distinctly different kind of steroid receptor, also shows similarmulitple modes of interaction with drugs or hormones....
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...man for clinical services in psychiatry, assistant professor
of neurology, holder of the Aradine S. Ard Chair in Brain Science and director of the clinical core of the National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. "We are hopeful that these new drugs will prove beneficial to at least some of...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...each, M.D., Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor
of pediatrics, headed the multi-center investigati..., which was developed by Bradley Fuhrman, M.D., UB professor
of pediatrics. Leach and Fuhrman also are affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Resul...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ng to co-investigator Clifford W. Zwillich, M. D., professor
andchief of pulmonary and critical care at Penn St...rincipal investigator Vernon M. Chinchilli, Ph.D., professor
of biostatisticsat Hershey, masterminded the design for collection, management and analysisof the da...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...Theresa A. Shapiro, a pharmacologist and associate professor
inthe School of Medicine. After figuring out artemisinin's Plasmodium-killing chemistry,the organic chemists were able to make the new compounds. Thecentral component of the mechanism is a ring of atoms, present inatemisinin and the new compounds, th...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...eatment, says Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., associate professor
of medicine. The researchers found that using DOT throughout the United States would save $25 million compared with conventional therapy, save 240 additional lives, and prevent 2,400 relaspes, including 100 with drug-resistant TB. "Many doctors and h...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and associate professor
of neurology. "This is the first time anyone has b...he Medical Center campus, along with John Ralston, professor
of physics and astronomy; Josef Dorfmeister, professor
of mathematics; and David Lerner, associate p...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
... through a keyhole," said Dr. Tom Winter,associate professor
of radiology and director of ultrasound at the UWMedical Center. "This is an outstanding tool for diagnosis and forcommunicating results, because it's so much easier for physicians toconceptualize the anatomy with the extended field of view provided ...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...of Developmental Psychologyby Sarah Mangelsdorf, a professor
of psychology at the University of Illinois;Jean L. McHale, a former U. of I. graduate student in psychology; and Universityof Michigan researchers James Plunkett, Cynthia Dedrick, Meryl Berlin, SamuelMeisels and Margo Dicthellmiller. Previous studie...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ss than 5-and-a-half pounds," said David Levitsky, professor
of nutritional sciences and of psychology in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Psychology at Cornell and a nationally known expert on the control of obesity. That amount of weight lost after one year of taking the drug daily rath...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...llman, M.D.,one of the study's authors. Millman is professor
of medicine at BrownUniversity and director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital."The patients spent a huge percentage of the time awake during the night." The authors suggest that hospitals modify the sounds produced in thecriti...
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