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'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...at 4:30 p.m. in the HalpernCentre. Finegood didn't start
out studying diabetes because of an interest in thedisease. "I was interested in applying engineering approaches to the studyof biological systems," she explains. "Diabetes is a disease that lendsitself well to using mathematical modelling and numeri...
Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs
...ndidates into useful compounds;researchers have to start
from scratch again and again. Wender, who was Miller's doctoral advisor at Stanford, saysthat Miller's concept might also find a niche in the productionof next-generation chemicals other than drugs. "Basically all oneneeds to do is develop a gro...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...achheart disease patients good dietary habits, and start
a safe, monitored exerciseroutine. Fewer of the low income patients used these services. "Our findings showed patients with low socioeconomic status tended towait until they are really sick before seeking medical care," Tung said. "Oftenby th...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...nificant impact" on whether young people decide to start
smoking. The Cornell researchers say that a 20-ce...tically insignificant impact on youth decisions to start
smoking." The Cornell economists used what they call statistical predictive modeling techniques to ...
Effect Of Sildenafil (ViagraTM) On Quality Of Life Parameters In Men With Broad-Spectrum Erectile Dysfunction
...of Life throughendpoints based on questions at the start
of treatment and at 12 weeks. Overall, a segment of men tested with better mental and physical health as compared to three months previously. They felt they had improved well-being, less depression,and better self-control. Some patients on sildenaf...
Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study On The Effects Of Oral Treatment With GinkgoBiloba Extract In Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
... with suspected vascular-relatedimpotence. At the start
of the trial, 32 men received a standardized diagnosticwork-up. Then they were either given 240 mg of ginkgo biloba extract per day orplacebo. The researchers examined 23 patients after a 24-week treatment cycle. Nine patients had dropped from the ...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
..., but I worried that the two fields mightgradually start
floating off in two different directions." He needn't haveworried. To Wagner, his most significant work has been the studies of brainchemistry. "Until recently, philosophers and psychologists had to rely onintrospection to fathom the working...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
...ovide," Hirsch says. "Thisgroup's guidelines are a start
toward better understanding of how resistancetests eventually may help us plan and implement better drug therapy regimens." Other members of the panel are Brian Conway, MD, of St. Paul's Hospital,Vancouver; Richard D'Aquila, MD, of the MGH; Victoria...
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco
...creases very alarming," Ekstrand said. "We didn't start
outlooking for this. Usually when a group of men is followed over time their riskgoes down, because the questionnaire itself is an intervention, causing therespondents to reflect on their sexual behavior on a regular basis." Less than a third of the ...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
...ices," he said. "They're also aware that once they start
drug therapy, they can never stop.Someone not prepared to make that commitment is better off delaying therapy thanfollowing it inconsistently, possibly creating resistant strains. From anadherence standpoint, it is probably better if someone who's n...
DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
...l scientists. The four new research units will now start
their activities. For the time being, the DFG will fund them for a period of two years, providing a total of about DM 5.9 million. Another DM 2.1 million are earmarked for the third year. Typically, the programmes run for six years....
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...so compared tissue samplesfrom the biopsies at the start
of the study to those at the end. While men in th... the eight men who had precancerous lesions at the start
of the studyand were treated with finasteride, six developed cancer after one year. Incomparison, in...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...sroom instruction and physical activities. At the start
of the program, parents of all children participating in the study received information about their childs cardiovascular risk status. Recommending that the classroom-wide approach be used in elementary schools, Dr. Harrell believes that This is an i...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...y tookfour types of medication, on average. At the start
of the study, researchers tested all the participants to determinetheir levels of depression and anxiety, and to see what their attitudes wereabout arthritis and disease in general. They also asked how helpfulparticipants thought it was to take the ...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
...ays West. "The good news is it's never too late to start
protecting youreyes, because the lens change is probably from an accumulated dose over theyears. That's why everyone needs to get into the habit of protecting theireyes." Even inexpensive, plastic sunglasses are good absorbers of UV-B,accordi...
UCSF Osher Center For Integrative Medicine Symposium
...nal stress load. A morning wellness lecture will start
the day featuring seven speakers includingLaura Esserman, MD, co-director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center;Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, UCSF assistant clinical professor of medicine; WardGypons, MD, medical director of the UCSF and SFGH Reh...
University Of Pittsburgh Chosen By NCI As One Of Three Pioneer Sites ForBiocombinatorial Chemistry Research
... lead to disease. "With this approach, we start
with a chemical compound called a platformthat locks onto a specific molecular target. We change the platformincrementally to quickly produce hundreds of compounds that we can screenagainst that given target," said Peter Wipf, Ph.D., co-investigator...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...herapy," the report concluded. At the 1989 start
of the Cardiovascular Health Study, sponsored by theNational Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 4.5 percent of the men and 5.9 percentof the women were using cholesterol-lowering drugs. By 1996, 8.1 percent of menand 10 percent of women were using the ...
Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says
...rmation about young children's developingbrains to start
looking for appropriate therapies specifically tar...r a childhood brain disorder, epilepsy. "To get a start
on drug development for hypoxia-ischemia in newborns, it almostseems as if this issue would have to ...
New approach supercharges immunotherapy
...rs content to sit idlyby? Previous efforts to jump start
an immune response have not been ableeffectively to reverse the immune tolerance that develops between a patient's Tcells and their cancer." But by growing billions of a patient's T cells in the laboratory, away fromtumor cells and under constant co-...
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