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Researchers identify leukemia-linked pathway targeted by a new kinase inhibitor

...g resistance, it becomes increasingly difficult to stop progression of and cure this disease by targeting at only one place in a multi-molecule-involved signaling pathway used by cancer," says Dr. Li. "So we needed to find a combined drug therapy targeting simultaneously more than one places in the pathwa...

'Use it or lose it' warning rings true when it comes to exercise

...e that across-the-board declines occur when people stop exercising," said Charles Emery, the study's lead ...ore severe in people with COPD, healthy adults who stop exercising could experience similar declines to a lesser degree. "No matter what, you've got to kee...

WHI study finds no heart disease benefit, increased stroke risk with estrogen alone

... the decision at the beginning of February 2004 to stop the study drugs. The JAMA article includes data collected through February 2004. For every 10,000 women each year, on average, estrogen-alone use compared to placebo resulted in: The results above were not affected by race or eth...

'Exercise Hypertension' occurs when cells can't 'relax,' Hopkins researchers find

...f on one of the subjects' arms for five minutes to stop blood flow to the arm, then deflated the cuff, causing a surge of blood flow. They then repeated the artery size measurement, comparing it to the resting measure of the artery. The ability of the blood vessels to expand under these conditions is an ...

Computer modeling fibrillation in the canine heart

...t can damage the heart. We want to find out how to stop ventricular fibrillation before it starts." According to Gilmour, healthy and unhealthy hearts alike have the ability to fibrillate. It is difficult to understand what causes fibrillation because heart cells perform different functions depending on w...

Chemists seek light-activated glue for vascular repair

...e, easy-to-use material that medics could apply to stop bleeding and prevent clotting. Chemistry doctoral student Afia S. Karikari will explain the structure and characteristics of the novel polymer, how light causes it to change shape and function, and what the researchers have determined about the prope...

Advances in prevention and treatment research hold promise for 'pipeline'

... his colleagues is unique because it does not just stop the cell from growing and dividing; rather, it appears to prompt the cell to die. "With the ability to trigger apoptosis in cancerous breast cells, this novel progesterone receptor antagonist may be a promising option for clinical breast cancer thera...

Researchers say criterion for diagnosing child abuse based on faulty evidence

...anything else. When physicians read that, they may stop investigating other potential causes, which could have serious consequences. Until good scientific evidence is available, we urge caution in interpreting eye finds out of context."Lantz said the 14-month-old child also had other eye injuries that som...

Be picky when served large portions

... can't depend on your appetite to tell you when to stop eating, either, since our experiments show that the study participants often didn't notice changes in portion size even when they were given 50 percent or 100 percent more food. "Those who want to reduce their risk of gaining weight should realize t...

UK industry is the loser from parallel trade in pharmaceuticals

...nd to believe that governments should intervene to stop the activity or that there should be a united approach with Europe," Dr Szymanski points out. "Certainly, parallel trade in pharmaceuticals is an issue for UK government in terms of health care and industrial policies," he continues. Health care poli...

Key to proper blood vessel growth in eye and ear discovered

...rage blood vessel growth in a particular place, or stop it in a particular place, you'd have to use a spec... areas. With time, it may be possible to start and stop blood vessel growth better than we can right now, hopefully improving the treatment of retinal disea...

New drug may help fight some lung cancers

... growth factor receptor) inhibitors, which seek to stop the spread of cancer cells by blocking the actions...versity. "We hope Tarceva will cause the tumor to stop growing or shrink. Ultimately, we hope to manage lung cancer like a chronic disease with therapies ...

Mechanism leading to life-threatening infection identified by UCSD School of Medicine researchers

...hogens. Without macrophages to detect, engulf and stop the invading bacteria, the infection goes unnoticed by the immune system and spreads. "If we are able to develop specific inhibitors for PKR, and the drug industry can easily produce them, we may be able to control these nasty infections," said the s...

Study supports new theory for nicotine's protective effect against neurodegenerative disorders

...ing to them they will take care of you, but if you stop talking they are more likely to get aggressive and have a toxic effect on the brain." The USF researchers hypothesize that acetylcholine acts as an endogenous anti-inflammatory substance to help prevent microglia from attacking the brain. Thi...

'Switched-off' genes put first chink in colon cell's anti-tumor armor

...roteins that, when secreted on the cell's surface, stop a chain reaction of cell growth directed by the WNT gene. WNT stands for "wingless type," which, along with SFRP genes, gets its name from characteristics of fruit flies with mutations in these genes. The WNT gene pathway has long been linked to co...

Britain not doing enough to stop people from smoking claim public health experts

The British Government is not doing enough to stop people smoking claim doctors from the UK, leading to the death of one Briton every five minutes from tobacco related diseases. In a report published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, the British Government is severely criticised for its reco...

Mouse antibodies thwart SARS virus

...produce antibodies or specialized cells or both to stop invading viruses. "Since SARS emerged in people in late 2002, global public health experts have been anxiously awaiting a vaccine for this potentially fatal respiratory ailment. Knowing which arm of the immune system to trigger brings us one step cl...

Heart attack patients face 25% lower death risk if hospitals follow national care standards

...ed medication or to educate them about the need to stop smoking or start exercising will be seen as a medical error. "We need to flip this system completely over, and create ways to absolutely guarantee guideline-based care," he says. "The cup is half empty, and we need to fill it to the brim." He notes t...

Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain

...romising new treatment option that can help people stop smoking while curbing post cessation weight gain. This may be a major step forward in smoking cessation." Rimonabant is the first in a new class of drugs called Selective CB1 Blockers. The drug works by inhibiting the CB1 receptor, one of two recep...

Beta blockers usage low despite insurance

...arch to better understand the reasons why patients stop taking the drugs." The researchers are now adding data for calendar year 2002, which they hope will provide additional insights in beta blocker use in the U.S., particularly how the usage differs by age and gender....

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