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Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs

...ghout the body, including developmentof the female reproductive system, muscle and bone. "We believe that nature has managed to produce a wide array of effectswith a limited set of receptor molecules by altering the way the receptorfunctions in different cells," McDonnell said. "So, a receptormight interact with...

New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures

... studies up to 39 months, Evista did not stimulate reproductive tissue orincrease breast or endometrial cancer risks. The first interim MORE findingswere presented earlier this year at the American Society of Clinical Oncologymeeting and demonstrated that Evista-treated postmenopausal women had 70 percentfewer ca...

'DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too

... DES. While both generations had increased reproductive tract cancers,fertility was impaired only in the f...ined to be low,other abnormalities, including poor reproductive outcome in DES daughters, arequite common. Other well-known uses of DES, such as to fatten...

Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects

...S or amniocentesis -- even if they are atincreased reproductive risk for a conception with a genetic disorder -- becauseof their unwillingess to risk loss of the pregnancy as a direct consequence ofperforming either procedure," Pergament said. Pregnant women under 35 can have a blood test in the second ...

Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis

... estrogen, with regard to potentialcancer risks in reproductive tissues. These drugs, if successfully developed,would provide clinicians with an alternative, non-estrogen treatment forosteoporosis that also would minimize some of the adverse effects associatedwith estrogen replacement therapy, including an increa...

Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer

...Johns HopkinsUniversity committed to international reproductive health interventions in areaswith limited resources) with funding from the United States Agency forInternational Development. The study's other authors were L. Gaffikin, Dr. P.H.; J. McGrath; and H.Sanghvi, M.D., M.P.H., of Hopkins and JHPIEG...

Unlocking Secrets Of The Body's Inner Clock; Researchers Discover Key Control Mechanism For An Area Of The Brain That Regulates Sleep

...le infeeding, drinking behavior, nursing behavior, reproductive behavior, regulationof body temperature and reward, among other things," said David Grandy, Ph.D.,associate professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU and senior author ofthe paper. Orphanin acts as a neurotransmitter, a kind of messenger that ...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First

...f a new co-director of the department'sdivision of reproductive genetics, Cedars-Sinai's program is clearly the largestfirst-trimester diagnostic center on the West Coast, offering a medical teamthat includes three physicians board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology,maternal-fetal medicine, and genetics. Acco...

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found

...ognitive function that go far beyond the hormone's reproductive role," Dr.Henderson says. The estrogen study was published in the February issue of the Journal ofNeurophysiology. Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, theNational Institute on Aging and the National Science Foundation, the resear...

You Don't Need To Make Sperm Or Even Be Alive To Be A Father

The wild frontier of reproductive technology has just got wilder. Last week, forthe first time, sperm taken from a dead man resulted in a human birth.Meanwhile, an Italian IVF specialist claims to have produced four babies usingsperm grown in the testes of rodents. Gaby Verno...

Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women

...further reduce men's responsibility for sexual and reproductive health, say the authors. They argue that there are...wn about men's beliefs and attitudes to sexual and reproductive health, the authors believe that if they were to be included in the chlamydia screening programme, a...

UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility

...terine cancer may be less common amongsmokers, the reproductive system in such women is far from normal, leadingto such problems as decreased production of eggs, difficulties becomingpregnant, higher rates of miscarriage and lower birth weights. Smoking during pregnancy is responsible for an estimated $1....

International Meeting To Reduce Neonatal Mortaltiy

...include low birth weightand maternal malnutrition, reproductive tract infections, infectious diseases(pneumonia and diarrhea), malaria and exposure to toxic substances. An international meeting funded by USAID's Child Health Research Project andhosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, May 10-12, 1999 ...

Echinacea symposium presents new research on Chernobyl victims

...udy of how Echinacea purpurea can protect the male reproductive systemfrom the effects of radiation; A study of how effectively Echinacea purpurea can protect organs and tissuesfrom radiation damage. The research is among the new studies to be presented during the 1999International Echinacea Symposium June 3-5 ...

Study links body image to athletes' fertility

...cent of them were found to have abnormal levels of reproductive hormones,even though many had normal cycle lengths of 27 to 31 days. These alterations inhormone levels could impact their fertility." The observed abnormalitiesincluded the complete cessation of menstrual flow and ovulation; the absence ofovulat...

Faculty research contributes to new cervical cancer treatment

...y Hospitals ofCleveland and associate professor of reproductive biology at CWRU's School ofMedicine, led the largest of the five studies, involving more than 50institutions nationwide. NCI has designated the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals ofCleveland and CWRU as a Comprehensive Cancer Cente...

Transmitting infertility from father to son

...or this paper,but did not fund any of the assisted reproductive services....

Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of relationships

...owledge of the important role oxytocin plays inthe reproductive life of mammals. The hormone facilitates nest building and pupretrieval in rats, acceptance of offspring in sheep, and the formation of adultpair-bonds in prairie voles. In humans, oxytocin stimulates milk ejectionduring lactation, uterine contract...

NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center

...behaviors such as fear, affiliation,aggression and reproductive behaviors at the molecular, cellular and systemslevels in diverse species and at different stages of development. This is thefirst interdisciplinary effort of this magnitude addressing these fundamentalquestions, and will involve the application and ...

New Wake Forest study to pin down soy's active ingredient

...what effect, if any, doesphytoestrogen have on the reproductive systems of males. The studies will be conducted in monkeys. Previous work in the monkeycolony at Wake Forest has developed evidence that soy phytoestrogens may be auseful alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausa...

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