Tag: "remarkable" at medical news

Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment

... their development. Because a CD38 molecule has a remarkable similarity to the cyclase protein, Stout and his collaborators think that CD38 molecules also pair up to create an internal cavity. However, unlike cyclase, CD38 has a tail reaching across the cell membrane, providing a means for it to transmit sig...

Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother

...n the outcome of these kids, but I amstruck by the remarkable resilience of the human organism," she said."Some of these babies were the size of your hand when they were born,and they had been hooked up to machinery to keep them alive. Yet we latersaw them running around in the lab at 3 years of age. When my st...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

...ly unstable angina. "The Topol study suggests a remarkable 60 percent reduction in mortality at three years in this select group treated with ReoPro™ compared with the group treated with placebo," said Dr. Fischman. While pretreatment with ReoPro™ is highly effective, its average ...

Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound

...vement, Chung said.The transcranial Doppler showed remarkable changes in the blood vessels of thebrains of those two thirds. The one third patients with no improvement hadlittle change in their blood vessels. The ultrasound backed up the clinical findings and gave an objectivemeasure. This can be used a...

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...products for the oncology community. "This remarkable agreement promises to significantly accelerate theprogress of new cancer treatments from laboratory to clinic," said RalphSnyderman, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University Medical Center."Such collaborations between an industrial partne...

The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age

...already started applying the Visible Human data in remarkable ways. For example: Colon cancer screening. Physicians at Wake Forest University Medical School in North Carolina have come up with a new screening method where they can now do a virtual colonoscopy for a fraction of the time, cost, and discomfort...

Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"

... combinatorial materials science. To illustrateits remarkable promise, he will describe efforts to identify and refine avariety of luminescent materials and catalysts-compounds that increase theefficiency of chemical reactions. Polymers, Peptides And Patches Other speakers, including Paul J. Fagan of DuPont a...

Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug

...received the standard dose. “It is truly remarkable to achieve a cure rate of over 75 percent in a subgroup of adult leukemia patients; this rate approaches that for some types of childhood leukemia,” said Clara Bloomfield, director of Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Cen...

Physicians Study Whether "Super-Aspirin" Prevents Alzheimer's

...'thave it yet but are at risk," adds Tariot. "It's remarkable thatwe can even consider the possibility of prevention; just 10 yearsago that thought was preposterous."...

New Research Points The Way To Restoring Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Mammals, Including Humans

...ral process of aging. While birds have the remarkable natural ability to regenerate sensoryhair cells, thus restoring their hearing, mammals -- including humans --unfortunately lack this ability. Dr. Edwin Rubel, professor of hearing scienceat the University of Washington's Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hear...

Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients

...980sand 1990s showed what sometimes appeared to be remarkable benefits. Dopamine isa nerve-signalling chemical, or neurotransmitter, that influences many parts ofthe brain, including those that control movement. Publicity surrounding theseearly clinical trial results led to great patient demand for cell impla...

USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender

...nd the Ming dynasties (down to 1665),exploring the remarkable documentation of human interaction preserved in print-- theories and practice recorded in hundreds of case histories, recordingencounters between specific patients and their doctors. While recording the rise in status of learned physicians and their ...

Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

...at are more vivid than the ones we used. So it is remarkable that whenpeople briefly see positive images of a stigmatized group - showing people suchas Colin Powell, Denzel Washington and Dr. King - that the images can have apowerful impact." "We don't want to suggest that blacks, the elderly and other...

A simulator for space fitness

...ty of Hawaii at Manoa, it gavenew dimension to the remarkable research projects of a trio of undergraduatehonors students. The three poised young women major in biology and aspire to medical school. Megan Clark is a youth symphony percussionist and emergency room volunteer. Shefences, dances hula and participa...

Brain region used in face recognition is active in new object recognition

... that area. The realquestion now is how this remarkable ability arises." Future studies should investigate a range of stimuli - both more and lessface-like than greebles - and the type of expertise that can generate activity in face-specificbrain areas, according to the authors. ...

Self-assembly of new microstructured material defies textbook physics

...re of these microarrays couldmimic and exploit the remarkable organization seen in many naturalbiomaterials," says coauthor Philip Nelson, PhD, a professor of physics at Penn. The membrane portion of the material is essentially a thin, positivelycharged soaplike bubble. The surface of the bubble serves as a ...

New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective

...nevirapine, an antiviral drug that recently showed remarkable reductions of HIV transmission from mother to chil... how cost-effective nevirapine would be, given the remarkable transmission reduction observed in just one dose to mother and child."The researchers built a comput...

'Sun-glasses' in the eye

.... The light-sensing retina is distinguished by its remarkable power to functionover many orders of magnitude of light intensities. In sunlight the retina isbombarded by billions of photons, in darkness only few photons hit the retina.In spite of it, we are able to watch the moon and the stars in the night sky. ...

New therapy raises good cholesterol results in regression of heart disease in mice

...her, M.D.,Ph.D., praise the research stating it is remarkable that significant "lesion"regression occurred in just four weeks because the increased levels of apoA-1and HDL-cholesterol levels lasted only a short time following the injection. Lesions are another term to describe the fatty deposits that block bloo...

Vitamin A compound may help protect younger women against breast and ovarian cancers

...n humans; in prior studies, the compound had shown remarkable anti-tumor activities and low toxicity in laboratory animals. The R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute provided the compound. Stressing the need for further studies, Dr. Veronesi said more information would be coming from two trials curren...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
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