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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
... -- Duke University researchers and physicians are set
to launcha multi-pronged attack against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and willemploy clinical strategies never before tested. Using a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, two setsof experiments will be conducted that...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...t adifferent time. "If I can come up with a small set
of parameters that differentiatesober and intoxica...h to go, Cummings hopes to soon isolate a distinct set
of parametersthat define intoxicated speech with a least 90 percent accuracy.Regardless, she and her...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...d to produce a wide array of effectswith a limited set
of receptor molecules by altering the way the rece...nnell said. "So, a receptormight interact with one set
of factors in one cell, giving rise to one response.And it might interact with another set
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...rn are hoping to enroll about 15 patients and have set
a maximum of 24 patients for the study. The 48-week trial is open to men and women between the ages of 40 and 90. They also must have a relative or friend who can take them to regular appointments and respond to researchers' inquiries. Another major...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...ngs also support a 1978 Baltimore city decision to set
up a DOT program in which health care workers regularly visit patients at home or work to ensure compliance with drug treatment. From 1981 through 1992, while TB rates increased 1.8 percent among the 20 cities with the highest TB rates in 1981, the r...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...s occurred is because some retirement programswere set
up to provide incentives for early retirement," he said. "Forexample, we've had a period of downsizing and other factors to reduce theemployment rate and to get workers who aren't currently trained for thecurrent positions out of the labor force. "C...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...nsible for setting Medicare reimbursementrates, to set
two different prices for the two procedures. But s... of heart treatment, in whicha hospital receives a set
amount of money to care for a single individualover time. In that system, the benefit of stenting in...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...his network of 16 immunologylaboratories has since set
up standardized immunologic assaysand now serves the ACTUs that comprise the ACTG. "ACTG 315is the first field-test of this new scientific capability withinthe ACTG," comments NIAID's Lawrence Fox, M.D., Ph.D., medicalofficer in the Division of AIDS...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...elop to release fertile eggs. Because women have a set
number of follicles that begin to undergo atresia -- degeneration and resorption -- in the fetus, when all the follicles are used up, they enter menopause. Holman does not think that rural women in developing countries are born with fewer folli...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...s to live. "So for these patients, we have set
the clock back," Lewin said. "And they can go back to work in a day or so with a minimum of discomfort." Until recently, MRI was used only for diagnosis. Now doctors in a handful of medical centers around the country are experimenting with th...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...jects. "Instead of trying to extract a restricted set
of features and trainthe classifier to look just f... with internal funding from GTRI, the system usesa set
of structurally constrained templates generated with a proprietarydesign process that creates databa...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...'s Prevention and Control Program. Kiosks will be set
up in libraries, work sites, health clinics, shopping malls and other public areas, with a particular emphasis on reaching medically under-served individuals. Strecher gives the example of a 50-year-old woman who expresses interest in getting a mamm...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...sociate professor in the schoolof kinesiology, who set
up her diabetes research lab at SFU last year. "'In' minus 'out' equals accumulation -- that's the equation we use todescribe what's happening with beta cells, the cells which make the hormone,insulin. The number of new cells forming, minus the numbe...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...ing, such as trafficjams and family disagreements, set
off the release of stress hormones thathelp our bodies charge up to meet the challenge. "During episodes of acute stress, stress hormones provide a protectivefunction by activating the body's defenses," says McEwen, "butwhen these same protective h...
Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
... Winter's earlier research with rats showed that a set
of tasks performed in an apparatus called the radial maze could reliably detect deficiencies in learning and memory related to age. In the current study, Winter used 20-month-old rats, which were assigned a diet that included either ginkgo biloba ex...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...an SFU spin-off company. Researchers have set
up a makeshift lab in a 10-by-10-foot darkroom oncampus. Costs are cut by using a little imagination -- a modified theatre stage light provides the filtered blue light, for example. A highly sensitive camera capable of reading only the light produced...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...reUnit at Duke. "If you have a stroke team with a set
group of staff, then thosepeople will see the vast majority of strokes and they will improve their strokecare." Gaining familiarity with stroke and the treatments available for it -such as the use of clot-busting drugs - may be the be...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
... smoking, high-fat diet, andsedentary lifestyle to set
the stage for heart attack and stroke. Reddy warns that smoking, high-fat diets and other adverse lifestyle factors --which tend to accompany industrialization and urbanization -- could makecardiovascular disease death and disability numbers rise a...
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
..., it increases the strength of the magnetic field set
up by MRI in thatarea of the body. Inturn, this alters MRI signals released by molecules in there. The researchers demonstrated the accuracy of their math by comparing normalanimalbrain activity to abnormal activity caused by decreased oxygen ...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
... did not change by these measures. "Personality, a set
of traits and attributes that characterize individuals andthat persist throughout life, has been thought to be about fifty to sixtypercent attributable to inheritance, a conclusion based in large part on studiesof twins reared either together or apar...
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