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Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
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Mostly In The Mind
...fColumbia University, New York, who played a major role
in developingantidepressant treatments, says the work is flawed because the group of trialschosen was "minuscule and unrepresentative" and amounted to "a failure of peerreview". Kirsch's and Sapirstein's work does not show that antidepressant...
UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program
...e supervision of faculty members who rotate inthat role
infrequently, often just for one month each year. Patients' primarycare doctors traditionally managed their care in non-teaching hospitals.The emergence of hospitalists is based on the idea that inpatient carespecialists will be better skilled, more ...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...o the bloodstream, von Willebrand factor plays the role
oftraffic cop. It directs platelets -- disk-shaped blood particles that help formclots -- to the damaged area of blood vessels, leading to a particle pile-upthat can form blood clots. By suppressing von Willebrand factor, potentialclots can be avoi...
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
...interactive process. People have to take an active role
in the learningprocess. They spend more time with it because it's so interesting." Gordon presented research on the program's effectiveness July 11 at theannual meeting of the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education. For...
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
... study findings show that the drug can also play a role
in preventing and treatingosteoporosis caused by steroids. Of the 30 million American men and women who have diseases that may requiretreatment with glucocorticoid steroids, an estimated one million peoplepresently use them on a chronic basis. "Ear...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...C/Norris researchers have long led research on the role
of the male hormonesandrogens in spurring prostate cancer growth. Ross and his colleagues firstproposed that lowering levels of the androgen most active in the prostate,called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), could possibly prevent prostate cancer. Ross't...
A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults
.... The researchers also plan to examine the role
of gender since thedisease affects more males than females. In addition, they also hope todetermine the exact mechanisms that underlie the abnormality revealed in thestudy. Ernst is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, an organization o...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
... Institute for Space Studies in adiscussion of the role
of climate change in future disease transmission. ...ironment at Harvard Medical School will review the role
biodiversity andecosystem services play in human health. For instance, pharmaceuticals comefrom the...
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
...study suggests that ACE-inhibitors mayhave another role
in the treatment of high blood pressure. "The ability of some high blood pressure drugs (like ACE-inhibitors) toprotect individuals from organ damage might be partially due to the drug'scapacity to stimulate collagen degradation," says Diez....
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...suggests the parahippocampal gyrus plays a broader role
in memory formation.Even when experiences are simi... people have about incoming informationplay a huge role
in whether that experience will be remembered or forgotten,something that happens in a second can ha...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
... In a normal, healthy body, MMPs play an important role
in such processes asfetal development, ovulation, ...ue.Some MMPs have been shown to play a significant role
in tumor development bycontributing to three processes that lead to the progression of cancer:invasi...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...grain oats or barley. Beta-glucans may also play a role
in regulating blood sugar levels. Studiesconducted by Judith Hallfrisch, Ph.D., and Kay M. Behall, Ph.D., researchers at the ARSHuman Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md., suggest that beta-glucanslower and steady the production of insulin...
UCSF AIDS Research Center Receives Major New Grant From NIH
...ng identification of new co-receptors for HIV, the role
ofcytotoxic T-lymphocytes in early infection and in controlling virus replication,and the use of anti-retroviral drugs as probes to understand the dynamics of HIVreplication. The overall mission of the CFAR program is to support AIDS research byfac...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...onsored research study,which UCSF played a pivotal role
in coordinating. It was designed primarily toevaluate the effect of raloxifene on bone mineral density (BMD) and spinalfractures in women with osteoporosis. MORE investigators found that the osteoporosis prevention drug, raloxifene,significantly red...
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
...anged much throughevolution; SNAREs play a similar role
in the secretions of even primitive lifeforms like yeast. In neurons, the merging of these mostly amorphous proteins into a highlystructured and charged complex precipitates neurotransmitter release. Formationof the complex fuses vesicles -- tiny sa...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
... provide a better theoretical understanding of the role
of representational bias in guiding collaborative learning and problem solving processes. Such an understanding will inform the design of more effective collaborative learning and distance learning environments, and will also have applications to th...
Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases
...the project. "They had been implicated as havinga role
in the overall process, but not for enhancing the actual synthesis. It is our hope that this line of work will lead to a line of treatmentfor nerve injuries and demyelinating diseases." Last year in the Journal of Neuroscience Research, Glaser's tea...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
...gulation factors. "Thesefactors appear to play a role
in several different processes that can lead toCP," says Karin B. Nelson, M.D., a child neurologist at the National Instituteof Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and lead author of the new study. The other authors include James M. Dambrosia,...
Dobson Must Quit Denial Of Rationing
...tioning debate in the UK. However, he ponders the role
of such a body and concludes that this reflects the general dilemma about how to develop the way we think about rationing, which in turn reinforces the case for more debate. He believes that rationing decisions, no matter who they are made by, shoul...
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