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UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
...d is also having an analgesic effect." In a second set
of experiments, performed in anesthetized rats, the researchersexamined the effect of cannabinoids on the activity of the brain cells calledneurons in the RVM. Using a method called electrophysiology, which measures theelectrical impulses of neurons...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...y relief experts to theaffected countries, and has set
up special supply management teams in St. Kitts,Antigua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti to coordinate relief supplies, saidPAHO's Dr. Claude de Ville. Hurricane Georges, a Category III storm with windsover 100 mph, caused over 100 deaths and hundre...
Electronic Nose Inspects Cheese, Hints At Human Sense Of Smell
...l. "As long as human panels set
the standards, then the electronic nose provides a good basis for acceptance or rejection," said Harper. The researchers will continue this work, but so far...
Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
...eeded in this task by constructing and screening a set
of1.28 billion peptides, out of which they found a handful that bound tightly tothe antibody. Now, however, Geysen is using a combinatorial strategy to determine the bestpossible way to perform a single chemical reaction: by testing all possiblecombi...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
...insulin medication that's now set
for human trials with the Health Protection Branch...receive complete abstracts, available photos or to set
up interviews with researchers, contact Ilisa Keith at 561-218-9990 or Lisa Moz...
World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
...and patented an oral insulin medication that's now set
for human trials with the Health Protection Branch (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA). Next step -- approval in the US. Key Seminars Topics Include: Monday, November 16 Emerging Trends in Drug Design and Development --1:30-5 p.m. Market...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...id gels. Meanwhile, Hatchell faces her own set
of medical challenges inextracting the islet cells for transplantation. "We have to use a very harshenzyme called collagenase to dissolve the connective tissue of the pancreas andget out these little clusters that contain 1,000 or so cells, without d...
Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs
... The pilot is unique because it brings a practical set
of operationsresearch (OR) tools to vaccine select...ife, for example at a clinicduring a child's first set
of vaccines. The model is run to compare fouroptimization goals: (1) minimum total cost; (2) next l...
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
... Medical Center are part of a new program that has set
itssights on one of the largest single diagnoses in cardiology -- congestive heartfailure. The seven clinical trials, many of which are randomized and study theeffectiveness and dosages of various medications, are collectively one part ofthe medical ...
Halmstad Prize Honors 3 Actuarial Researchers For Annuity Study; Biomedical Mathematical Function Used
...ng a specific type of this function with aspecific set
of data, researchers found annuity values declined about 5 percent. The Halmstad Prize is given annually by the Actuarial Education andResearch Fund (AERF). Nominations are made by the Halmstad Prize committee ofthe Society of Actuaries' Edu...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...Many plans also capitate services, payingdoctors a set
amount per patient regardless of the number of visits. And theseincentives often are combined -- a doctor may be promised $24 per patient permonth, for instance, but receive only $16 per patient if the cost of referralsexceeds a certain amount. Finan...
Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children
...nsed for paediatric use. However, the situation is set
tochange with the Food and Drug Administration's 1...And last August, Aynsley-Green and four colleagues set
up the BritishForum for Use of Medicine in Childhood. Their aim is to improve research,development a...
Temples Virtual Lab Helps Disabled Students
...n the virtual lab. The simulated lab projects are set
up withvideo clips- produced by and starring team members--that run on the computermonitors. In one, emergency room doctors work feverishly to revive a heart patient only tofind their defibrillator is defective. Butz, playing the lead doctor, turns ...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...bstantial numbers oflives. This study should help set
future treatment patterns."...
In Battle For Attention, Left Side Of Brain Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find
...w people allocate attention. "The way the brain is set
up, images viewed on the left go directly tothe right side of the brain for processing," Heilman said. It stands to reason,then, that what is viewed on the left side would really grab your attentionbecause it goes right to the hemisphere that is domi...
Insulin Resistance And Obesity Avoided In Genetically Modified Mice, As Reported In Science
...the bloodstream andsequester it in the cells. This set
of steps is called the insulin "signal."People with type I diabetes (the more severe and early-onset form of thedisease) do not produce insulin at all and must give themselves regular insulininjections. People with type II diabetes do produce insulin...
T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines
...mmunology Research at the University of Chicago -- set
out to answera central question in immunology: Where do the T cells responsible for"remembering" a previous infection and fighting it off a second time come from? When stimulated by an invader, T lymphocytes multiply and attack the infectingforeigner...
Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors
... based on the angiostatinmolecule. Pizzo and Moser set
out to study what happened when angiostatin "bound" on thesurface of endothelial cells. They looked for where angiostatin's "key" fit intothe cellular "lock" that then shut down vessel growth. Since plasminogen is known to bind to a protein called a...
Fifteenth Anniversary Of The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
...s was found largely in homosexualmen, the MACS was set
up to gather epidemiological evidence and to try andunderstand the full spectrum of the AIDS related diseases. More than 5,000volunteers came forward to join the study. Of the cohort in Baltimore, 109 have come to every clinic visit for the...
Lo-Cal Diet Slows Prostate Cancer In Animals, New Research Finds
...using mice. In the first set
of experiments, malignant cells froma form of ...ssel growth. In the third set
of experiments, the researcherstransplanted human prostate-tumor cells into...
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