Tag: "role" at medical news
Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
...ccine Day honors those volunteers who play a vital role
as research partners. The rapid development of an AIDS vaccine remains a top priority of the NationalInstitutes of Health." NIH will spend an estimated $194 million for AIDS vaccine research in FiscalYear 1999, which represents a 100 percent increase...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
...0 on antigen presenting cells by CD40L plays a key role
inactivating the immune system. Pre-clinical research has shown that CD40L canstop tumor growth and actually kill many tumor cell types. It does this in twoways. The first way is by direct binding to its CD40 partner present on manytumor cell type...
Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
... DNA replication. Faulty repair plays an important role
in coloncancer development. About 15 to 20...ggesting that deficiencies in DNA repair mayplay a role
in cell cycle biology. Characterizing the cell cycle pathwayscontrolling growth might help improve t...
Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports
...gative SLN biopsy." Leong will present data on the role
of SLNs in melanoma today at the AmericanSociety f...ute-sponsoredmulticenter trial that will study the role
of SLNs in breast cancer....
New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Is Easy On The Stomach
...ocking cyclooxygenase (COX), an enzyme thatplays a role
in the production of prostaglandins. Some of the p...The problem is, prostaglandins do more than play a role
in inflammation. Theyhave myriad roles in the body-for instance, they are also responsible formainta...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...actors, explains Gill, andhence have a significant role
in blood vessel formation. When you treat amonocyte's chemical secretions-or supernatants-with IM862, the potency of thegrowth factors is reduced. "IM862 treated supernatants reduce endothelial cellproliferation by two-thirds," says Gill. "For patien...
American Psychiatric Association Plans First Comprehensive Guidelines For HIV/AIDS Treatment
...ouched by HIV/AIDS. Psychiatrists are in a unique role
to counsel patientsabout sexual behaviors and drug use behaviors and can play a significant role
inboth primary and secondary prevention. Psychiatrists also are in the very bestposition to treat H...
Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
...ce that inflammationplays an undefined but central role
in development of Type 2 diabetes. Eventu...H School of Public Health. "Inflammation's role
in the development of heart disease has beeninvestigated extensively," Schmidt said. "Some basic sci...
New Findings On Dopamine Receptor Biology: Implications For Mental Illness
...dopaminereceptor, which is thought to play a vital role
in human attention andcognition. Deth's group found that dopamine's interaction with the D-4 receptorcan cause local increases in the fluidity of nerve membranes which can influencesynapse activity critical for normal cognition and attention. While r...
'Energy Density' -- Not Fat -- Is Key To Feeling Full While Managing Weight
...this study, we thought that fat played animportant role
in satiety. We found that, when you keep the calories and volumeof food that a person eats fairly constant, you don't see any special effectsfor fat in terms of reducing hunger." Rolls, a faculty member in The College of Health and Human Dev...
GPs Of The Future Will Be Information Specialists
... week's BMJ. Commenting on recent claims that the role
of the general practitioner in the future will bec...ves that "...general practitioners will have a key role
in helping patients make complex decisions about diagnosis and treatment." Everything else, he says...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Receives FDA Approval For Treatment Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
...inant cytokines or proteins that play an important role
in the cascade ofreactions that cause the inflammatory process of RA. ENBREL competitivelyinhibits the binding of TNF molecules to the TNF receptor (TNFR) sites. Thebinding of ENBREL to TNF renders the bound TNF biologically inactive, resultingin s...
Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
Soy foods likely play a key role
in preventing heart disease, according to aUniversity of Toronto study in the June issue of the journal Metabolism. Researchers were able to reduce the levels of "bad" cholesterol -- while stillpreserving "good" cholesterol levels -- in healthy midd...
CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight
...tary supplements before and during pregnancy; The role
of micronutrients; The critical moment for interventions - childhood, adolescence,pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and Interventions for improving outcome of low birth weight babies...
Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment
... but increasingly patients are taking a moreactive role
in their treatment. "The field is changing rapidly," Hess continues. "In the last year there havebeen major advancements on policy front toward making funding availableevaluation of alternative cancer therapies. But what cancer patients need ismore i...
Study finds predictors for youth violence and drugs
...nce reported in the follow-upinterviews. The large role
played by victimization as a predictor of future violencesuggested to the researchers that these youth may become embedded in a lifestyleinfected with violence, or that they simply learn to do as has been done tothem. The authors of the study append ...
Discussion about learning processes reopens
...lications, neither themolecular mechanisms nor the role
of LTP in learning processes could bedelineated. N...stitute for Medical Research will play animportant role
in this endeavour....
Can a terminally ill person want to hasten death and be mentally competent?
...th. To ascertain howpsychologists felt about this role
and to study the practical problems in makingsuch ...e who did such assessments. Opinions on the proper role
for the psychologist after the assessment wascompleted varied widely. The majority (62 %) of those ...
7,000 Pharmaceutical scientists to share latest drug developments and discoveries
...ssion with audience participationwill focus on the role
that pharmaceutical sciences should play in providingassurance of the quality and consistency of nutraceutical products. More than 350 companies will exhibit at this year's Exposition, November 15-17at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Or...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
...blood vessels. These endothelialcells play a major role
in new vessel growth. "We wondered whether an agentthat has a protective property could have a favorable effect in terms ofpromoting angiogenesis," he says. Using rabbits, the team compared quinaprilat, another ACE inhibitor calledcaptopril (Capoten...
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