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New Approach To Multidrug Resistance

Dartmouth researchers have found a way to dramatically restore the effec...pump is a major tool in multidrug resistance. The researchers have found a novel way to suppress production of the pump longenough for cancer drugs to work. Ther...

Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care

...to condemn the practice of femalecircumcision, but researchers say that physicians' condemnation of the practicem...women knowledgeably and with dignity." The researchers interviewed 48 immigrants from the three Africannations, including five men, in their homes and at a...

3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries

...tation and the 3D reconstructions itgenerates, the researchers were able to choose the best perspective for viewi... Thus, Delcker and hisGerman colleagues as well as researchers at Bowman Gray, where Delcker was avisiting professor from January through July, may soon apply the ...

Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective

...ased sex education programs over the last20 years, researchers Diana P. Oliver, M.S., William O. Dwyer,Ph.D., and...n through school-based sexeducation programs," the researchers said. After reviewing over 35 studies, the authors concluded that"teenagers' attitudes about s...

Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills

..., but incurable and life threatening illness. The researchers advise doctors to be vigilant for both behavioral and cardiopulmonary side effects, and that patients be apprised of the risks and benefits of fenfluramines for weight loss. Also participating in the study were: Lewis Seiden, Ph.D., University of C...

Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy

...ial of the therapy. Duke University Medical Center researchers hope tobegin that trial in 1998. Pompe disease is an incapacitating condition caused by an inherited deficiencyof the enzyme acid alpha glucosidase. Acid alpha glucosidase normally degradescellular stores of glycogen into glucose, a primary energy s...

New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease

...lts." The award-winning article describes how researchers studied 16 patientswith various diseasesof the glomerulus, a network of blood capillaries that filter waste productsfrom the blood into the kidneys. They tested different combinations of glucocorticoids(steroids) andcyclosporine (a drug that suppres...

Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

...xtent of damage by enhancing antioxidant activity, researchers atthe University at Buffalo's Center for Hearing a...ar to that of humans. In earlier work, the researchers showed that the stress of loud noisescauses an increase in free radicals in the inner ear, which can...

Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought

..., has revealed that thispolymer is not as inert as researchers thought. Chemical engineering professor Deborah Leckband and graduate studentShailesh Sheth used a surface-force apparatus to measure the molecular forcesbetween two membranes supporting PEG and the protein streptavidin. Theresearchers discovered t...

A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart

...inperforming daily activities. In 1993 the researchers surveyed 820 patients in Canada?s ManitobaProvince...owed declining physicalfunction. While the researchers allow that a person's perceived needs maysometimes be based upon their degree of illness, they sugge...

Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences

...value ofhealth care services. In addition, center researchers design, conduct andevaluate intervention strategies to optimize the efficiency of care across thisacademic health system....

Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics

...t chemical compounds has been created by a team of researchers from TheScripps Research Institute (TSRI) of La Jo...tudy were Victor S.-Y. Lin, and KianoushMoteshari, researchers with TSRI; and, Keiki-Pua S. Dancil, a graduate studentin Sailor's laboratory at UCSD. As re...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process

Plainsboro, New Jersey -- A small group of fusion researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) ...the two federally funded agencies came about after researchers at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Philadelphia evaluated RF radiation while e...

Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients

...be most successful at fighting the infection. Now, researchers are reporting a breakthrough in helping those patients tolerate themedication. In the longest running trial of its kind, doctors from the University of Michigan Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that 86 percent of thei...

Targeted Protein Toxin Effective Against Persistent Brain Tumors

...sue of Nature Medicine. In the clinical trial(1), researchers led by Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., of theNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), used a specialpressurized pump to deliver transferrin-CRM107 directly to the tumor. This drugis a compound created by linking diphtheria toxin to...

Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study

...atal ultrasound." This study was conducted by researchers from the departments of radiology, obstetrics and gynecology , and CHOICES (Centers for Health Outcomes, Innovations and Cost-Effectiveness Studies) at the U-M Medical Center....

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?

CSIRO livestock researchers are exploring extracts of cattle cartilageas a possible potent new weapon in the war on cancer, the Chief of CSIROTropical Agriculture, Dr Elizabeth Heij, has announced. A team led by Dr Greg Harper of CSIRO's J.M.Rendel Laboratory in Rockhamptonis ...

Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security

...the 80 actuaries, demographers, economists,medical researchers and public policy analysts attending the seminar respondedto the survey. The three NAFTA countries and the United Kingdom were representedamong the attendees. The survey covered three areas: forecast methodology, factors affectingmortality i...

Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke

...ndamage during stroke, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkinsand the NationalInstitutes of Heal...trokeincidence in women after menopause." The researchers created strokes in anesthetized male and female rats byblocking blood flow for twohours through the ...

Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry

... conflicts of interest inmedicine." The researchers examined the positions of authors in 70 articlespu...authors and 37 percent of the criticalauthors. The researchers also found that supportive and neutral authors weremore likely than critical authors to have financ...

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