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Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors

...ouraged by these initial findings," says Brem, who successfully uses time-release polymer discs to deliver a different anti-cancer drug directly to the brain to fight malignant tumors in people. Pending further lab research, clinical studies with malignant gliomas, the most common and deadly brain tumor, may begi...

Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment

...thod of treating patients who have been maintained successfully on methadone for several years. Currently, Grossman says, 117,000 people are enrolled in federally funded methadone management programs at an annual cost to the taxpayer of $4,500 per person. In addition to Grossman and Rhodes, other participants in ...

A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power

...dsemiconductor lasers, but nobody has been able to successfully counteract that with a 'negative' bending before,"Marciante says. "The layers we're inserting induce negative bending, resulting in a net bend of zero for the laser beamand keeping it sharply focused." While a prototype has yet to be built, Agra...

KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...said the algorithm used in the epilepsy center has successfully predicted all types of seizures tested. "This is a giant first step for improved treatment for epilepsy," said Susan Arthurs, a patient of Osorio's and founder and president of the Epilepsy Alliance, a new, grass-roots organization to give people wit...

Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

.... A prison-release program for HIV-positive women successfully links clientswith medical care and substance-abuse treatment on release from prison,resulting in a more than 50-percent decrease in the recidivism rate, say BrownUniversity medical personnel, reporting in the American Journal of PublicHealth. They ...

Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms

... pattern recognition and small objectdetection has successfully detected microcalcifications in digitizedmammograms -- and holds promise for discerning other medicalpathologies, manufacturing defects, and various objects in commercial,defense and Internet imagery. Unlike most pattern recognition systems, this ap...

Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients

...s without problem. Another 26 percent were able to successfully take Bactrim, combined with a small dose of predni...longer period of time. Of the 19 patients who were successfully desensitized, 12 were still taking the medication without reaction nearly two years later. Six other...

Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

...s." McEwen and his colleagues followed a group of successfully aging elderlypeople for three years using common tests to measure, for example, bloodpressure, blood glucose levels and cortisol and cholesterol levels to determinehow their allostatic load levels affected their health. They found thatthose with the ...

Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs

...new biochemical tests that tell us if the drug has successfully disrupted the intended pathway in the cancer cell, while not interfering with similar pathways in healthy cells. Targon's support will enable us to develop such necessaryclinical measures." The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center became one of ...

Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer

...ity syndrome (DPTS) bythe Duke researchers, can be successfully treated by inexpensive corticosteroids(prednisone) if diagnosed early in the course of a woman's cancer treatment. About 64 percent of the women in the Duke study demonstrated symptoms ofDPTS, with no reported mortality, and those treated wit...

Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center

...hnology enhances a surgeon's ability to access and successfully treat liver tumors -- which are commonly deemed "inoperable" due to their anatomical position inside the organ itself. "Many patients exhibit tumors in the liver that cannot be removed safely while still preserving the remaining organ," explains Fra...

Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure

Drugs that successfully carve away at cancers of the lung, brain, breast, andother organs could be acting as double-edged swords, according to a new study by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers. The study, which appears in the April 14 Pro...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

... smoke-free a year later. Less than 5 percent quit successfully with no intervention. "This is a very, ve... Tom Benedict, 47, of Ponte Vedra Beach also quit successfully by taking a combination of nicotine gum and buproprion for smoking cessation. Before he sought treat...

Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics

...niversity and ScriptgenPharmaceuticals, Inc., have successfully synthesized two compounds that open thedoor to the development of an entirely new class of antibiotics for use againsttoday's increasingly drug-resistant bacteria as well as emerging forms ofbacteria. In a recent issue of the Journal of Organ...

Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect

...ericans.Despite some side effects, lithium usually successfully dampens the mood swingsthat in the most severe cases end in suicide, the dire result for one in fiveuntreated or unresponsive bipolar patients. In an earlier study (reported in PNAS, Aug. 30, 1994), Hokin and his colleagueshowed that lithium causes ...

DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice

...ew York have shownthat a new DNA-based vaccine can successfully treat the deadly skin cancer,melanoma, in mice. The investigators, who report their findings in theSeptember 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, used a "needlelesssyringe" called a gene gun to drive tiny particles of human DNA at high...

Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...irely withoff-the-shelf components. The device was successfully tested on a "phantom" -- asimulated breast consisting of materials that share key microwave properties ofnormal breast tissues. A tiny simulated tumor was embedded within the breastphantom and was located using the microwave sensor. Phantoms arewell-...

Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus

... complications of their anti-rejectiondrugs can be successfully converted to tacrolimus with long-term benefits,according to a study of 85 liver transplant patients who were switched fromcyclosporine to tacrolimus between 1989 and 1994. Children with acute rejectionhad better outcomes than those with chronic rej...

Infants To Seniors: Seven Years' Follow-Up Of 1,000 Liver Transplant Patients Taking Tacrolimus Indicates Children Have Best Survival

...fterseven years. Dr. Jain says that steroids were successfully weaned in about 70percent of all the patients. CONTACT: Lisa Rossi 412-647-3555 The scientific meeting will also include a day-long series of debates on"Clinical and Administrative Controversies in Liver and PancreasTransplantation"...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

...odies while allowinginsulin and other nutrients to successfully diffuse. For some of theseevaluations, the researchers have worked with David Katz, a professor ofbiomedical engineering whose laboratory has extensive experience in measuringdiffusion properties of hydrogel materials....

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