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Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...esents the results. Bayer Corp. funded theclinical research
at 24 sites in the United States, including WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine. Morris reviewed the resulting data as anindependent scientist, without compensation from Bayer. Metrifonate belongs to a class of drugs called acetylcholines...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...of Public Health, oneof the foremost public health research
institutions in the country. Maassab, who was a research
assistant of Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., founder of theEpidemiology Department, received his Ph.D. from ...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...d carefully. TheGCRC is an NIH-funded specialized research
unit designed to treat patientswho are in clinical...inetics of THC and antiviral druginteractions, the research
team will monitor caloric intake of patients andconduct tests of body composition to see if THC has ...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
.... This finding is consistent with previous research
demonstrating increased blood clotting factors among chronically stressed individuals. The strength of the study lies in the careful psychological selection of the subjects. Although vital exhaustion is similar to depression in some ways, it does n...
Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers
...of chromosomes, a region known asthe telomere, new research
shows. The finding may help explain a serious after-effect of the drug -- ina small number of patients, it gives rise to often-fatal, secondary cancers. The drug, etoposide, is used in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma,and testicular cancer. It i...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Study Of Tumor
...cer Society. The funds will beused to support his research
into the structure and function of proteinsinvolved in the development of a variety of human cancers. Lung, breast, brain, bone, skin, bladder, kidney and ovarian cancers all share acommon characteristic -- the gene regulating the activity of P16INK4...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
Investigators reviewing three decades of research
into body weightregulation conclude that it may no...ity of Washington Schoolof Medicine review obesity research
dating back to 1966 in the May 29 issue ofthe journal Science. The authors focus on the mol...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
Hershey, Pa. --- New research
finds that 9 percent of surface coal miners in the...an 20 years, 61percent had silicosis. The research
titled, "Screening for Silicosis in Surface Coal Miners,"was presented in April at the 1998 Internat...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...rector of the Duke Comprehensive CancerCenter. The research
is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health,...ight penetrate tumors better. However, the research
team has already initiated the most significantadvance in the treatment -- using Astatine-211 as the...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...urnal of Clinical Oncology . The next phase of the research
involves further increasing the radiation dose in an additional group of patients (because the current formula has been found to over-estimate the risk of complications) and studying how much this regimen improves tumor control....
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...parable parts of the smoking equation. Brigham, a research
psychologist whose principal work is in studying the effects of tobacco, makes accessible the raft of scientific and statistical information in her examination of cigarette smoking. She considers the debate over whether smoking is an addiction or a ...
Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
involved 3,040 men with symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH), or enlarged prostate, who enrolled in a four-year, double-blind,placebo-controlled protocol. The investigators were studying the use of a drug,finasteride, in BPH to lower the in...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
... studied,"explained Charuk, who also notes further research
is needed to show how thebiodegradation of detergents like NPE affects the environment. "NPE degradationcan result in the production of alkylphenols and these compounds are hormonedisrupters that can interfere with the growth and development of anima...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...u For a copy of an earlier release on Dr. Hecht's research
on nitrosamines andenvironmental tobacco smoke, or a copy of this 45-page review, call Sally Pecorat 202-872-4451....
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...ne 16 to 24 in Brooklyn Park, Minn., to reviewthe research
and write an advisory report on what is now known ... of expertise. Some have experience inEMF-related research
while some have other backgrounds. The members will provide guidance to NIEHS on the strengt...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...otkin bases his conclusions on adetailed review of research
findings, including his own, published in a papert...Slotkin also calls for a large increase in medical research
andeducation on nicotine's effects. In his paper, he notes that despite thedocumented damage from sm...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
... contribute to heartdisease," says Staprans. "Our research
leads us to believe that heatedcholesterol-contain...of metabolism and UCSFprofessor in residence. The research
was funded by the U.S. Department ofVeterans Affairs and the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation....
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...to kill more than 40,000 women in 1997. Decades of research
with traditional anti-cancer therapies, such as conventionalchemotherapy and hormone manipulation, have improved outcomes only marginally,although many women do live longer as a result. "Women with advanced breast cancer benefit from transplants, but...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...StanfordUniversity, who co-authored the operations research
study about the value of HIVscreening and counseli...tion in risky behavior. The authors usedoperations research
techniques in their analysis, including a dynamic model ofthe HIV epidemic and an economic model tha...
Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action
...e Investigator. Adds Peter Kwong, Ph.D., associate research
scientist atColumbia and lead author on the first Nature paper, "Knowing the structure downto the atomic details will provide valuable clues for vaccine design." X-ray crystallography is a technique that passes X-rays through acrystal from...
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