Tag: "skin" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...es have shown that recently developed testosterone skin
patches also deliver the hormone at a steady level for a long period. Other authors were Kathy Lesh, R.N., Donald R. Hoover, Ph.D., and Richard P. Allen, Ph.D....
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...h control implant. It will be inserted under the skin
through a tiny incision made under mild, local anesthetic. The polymer contains a highly concentrated powder form of the commonly used narcotic drug hydromorphone. The drug is released in a steady amount into the bloodstream over one to three month...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...nedappearance, compared to normal infants, and the skin
is loose,dry and sometimes cracked and bleeding, due to dehydration.Psychologists are uncovering evidence that the extended gestationcauses stresses that are manifested in difficulties associatedwith nursing. Give a normal-term infant a minute amount...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...se, as measuredby delayed-type hypersensitivity (a skin
test used to assess cellularimmune function) and lymphocyte proliferation assays (to assessimmune memory), was only partially restored. The team is still evaluating thevirologic effects of HAART on lymphoid tissue. Follow-up studiesalso will examine...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
... such compounds were identified in cells from frog skin
and cow throats by researchers at other institutions Young Hee Ko, a research associate in Pedersen's lab, suspected that CF jammed the "nozzle" on a similar bug spray. "That nozzle is a channel on the surface of lung cells called CFTR, and we alrea...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...y occurring chemicals which promote cell growthand skin
repair, he says. The purified whey powder also contains other substanceswhich boost the growth factor's healing powers. Dr Belford says the world market potential for such a healing stimulantis enormous, perhaps as much as $10-20 billion. If the whe...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... to be co-infected with HIV and TB. The tuberculin skin
test, which involves injecting TB-derived proteins...ten exhibit anergy, a reduced or absentreaction to skin
tests for TB as well as other infections. In such persons, TBinfection can be masked by a false neg...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
... of a "diffused spectroscope" to studymelanoma, or skin
cancer. Researchers developed the device, which is..., we can precisely measure the pigmentation of the skin
and moreeasily diagnose the presence of melanoma." Rawicz says all of the group's projects g...
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
...echanicalpressure, or how many seconds they licked skin
where hot pepper extract had beenapplied, Cao determined that the knockout mice were as sensitive to mild pain asnormal mice, but that they were much less sensitive to moderate or more intensepain. The research team concluded that substance ...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...es of cancer and can reduce the number of mammary, skin
and stomach tumors in laboratory animals. According to Vanden Heuvel, CLA inhibits cancer in part by activating hormone receptors called PPARs, scientific shorthand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. The research on CLA in cancer studie...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...n the control group who received placebo.Excluding skin
cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongwomen, accounting for one out of every three cancer diagnoses in the UnitedStates. Approximately one in nine women will develop breast cancer during herlifetime, and it is estimated that t...
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
...he doctor because of wrinkles or other sun-induced skin
damage. "We found that even among people a...did not balance withthose for photoaging and other skin
conditions until the age of 46.6." Given this data, Fleischer said, "We concluded that the c...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...The detergent can beabsorbed into the body through skin
when it contacts people's hands or it can beingested when people eat from dishes that have been washed with the compound. "The effect of long-term exposure to the detergent needs to be studied,"explained Charuk, who also notes further resear...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...h 90 percent arise from lung, breast, and melanoma skin
cancers. As with primary brain tumors, survival is poor for patients with metastaticbrain disease. Studies show survival times measured in months, even for patientswho receive aggressive treatment, including surgery, radiation, and systemicchem...
Injecting Drugs With Sound Waves
...such as insulin and interferondirectly through the skin
(3aBV3). Using this technique, the Ekos Corporationin Bothell, Washington (contact Tom Keenan or Joe Eichinger, 425-482-1108) isdeveloping an acoustically based insulin-delivery system for people withdiabetes. James Greenleaf of the Mayo Clinic (50...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...pingwith depression, thinking problems, apathy and skin
conditions. Registerednurses visit mothers at home six times in three months and establish therapeuticrelationships in which they encourage patients to share their feelings andconcerns. About half the women receive in-home visits, whil...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
...ood vessel," Konstantopoulos explains. If the skin
is cut, sticky molecules appear on the surface of theplatelets, which rush to thesite and adhere to the broken vessel wall to prevent blood loss. But sometimes,a medical disordercan set off the sticky response. If these platelets stick to each other ...
DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice
...NA-based vaccine can successfully treat the deadly skin
cancer,melanoma, in mice. The investigators, who ...ted with the human DNA andinjected into the mice's skin
using a burst of helium gas. Once inside the skincells, the DNA triggered an immune response. In th...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...ve approach uses a miniatureantenna contacting the skin
surface to bounce very low energy, non-ionizingmicrowave pulses off potential tumors. No breast compression is required. "We are essentially designing a breast tumor radar," said Allen Taflove,professor of electrical and computer engineering at Nort...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
...ures by ultrasonography the thickness of the fetal skin
in the areaof the neck (nuchal) measured at 10- to...ncy. Over 100 years ago,Dr. Down reported that the skin
of affected individuals appeared to be too largefor their bodies. It is now known that the excess sk...
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