Tag: "susceptibility" at medical news

Zimbabwean women value diaphragm as clandestine method to possibly prevent HIV

...f HIV. The cervix is a "hot spot" in terms of HIV susceptibility and protecting it with a physical barrier offers promise. Data from observational studies show that protecting the cervix protects against bacterial sexually transmitted diseases. WGHI is a global research program based at the UCSF AIDS Research Inst...

Emory scientists contribute to study of key regulatory protein in neurodegeneration

...ionship between the abundance of Pin1 and both the susceptibility of neurons to degenerative damage and the amount of protein tangles. They also found that mice with an artificial disruption of Pin1 develop a neurodegenerative disease that resembles Alzheimer's. Lead authors are Drs. Yih-cherng Liou, Anyang Sun,...

Immune response to Alzheimer diseaserelated protein changes as we age

...sign of Abeta vaccines and may itself be linked to susceptibility and course of disease, and appears to be linked with the aging process. In their accompanying commentary Drs. John Cirrito and David Holtzman from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri discuss the implications of this study with regard to the ...

JCI table of contents, 1 August 2003

...sign of Abeta vaccines and may itself be linked to susceptibility and course of disease, and appears to be linked with the aging process. In their accompanying commentary Drs. John Cirrito and David Holtzman from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri discuss the implications of this study with regard to the ...

False memories, failing recall are not an inevitable consequence of aging, research suggests

... idea that frontal lobe decline is associated with susceptibility to false memories is relatively new." Although we'...while elderly are more likely to be crime targets, susceptibility to false memories can raise doubts about their ability to provide eyewitness testimony. Several theo...

UCI researchers identify link between infant seizures

...nduced, seizures in childhood lead to an increased susceptibility to seizures that lasts until adulthood. Second, they suggest a new drug that interferes with this occurrence during childhood may significantly decrease the likelihood of future epileptic seizures. The components of these new drugs will likely be man...

Treatment interruption shows no benefit in drug-resistant HIV infection

... of time to allow the repopulating virus to regain susceptibility to anti-HIV drugs. Previous studies of individuals infected with MDR-HIV have shown that drug-sensitive variants of the virus re-emerge and become predominant after therapy is stopped. Treatment interruptions have also been used to give people time o...

Dispute over toxic shock syndrome

...aker says it may try to develop a test for genetic susceptibility to toxic shock syndrome, based on the results of a study announced last week. But critics dispute the study's conclusions, and warn that the work might be used to help companies fight lawsuits from women who contract the illness after using tampons. ...

NIAID initiative addresses primary immune deficiency diseases

...inherited flaws in the immune system that increase susceptibility to infections--has been bolstered by a $12.8 milli...nly referred to as "bubble-boy" syndrome. Although susceptibility to infections is a major consequence of the primary immunodeficiency diseases, they may cause other ...

More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants

... with development of AML and the role that genetic susceptibility plays in the disease determine the efficacy of a FLT3 inhibitor, CEP-701, and to establish the optimal combination of chemotherapy to use in conjunction with FLT3 inhibitors in future clinical trialsJean-Pierre Issa, M.D., professor in the Departmen...

Investigational drug may protect cancer and AIDS patients from side effects of pain relief therapy

...expression of CR5 receptors, thereby enhancing the susceptibility of immune cells to viral infection. In this study of monocyte-derived macrophages a key target of HIV and a model system for testing HIV drugs MNTX at very low doses blocked opioid-induced increases in CCR5 receptors. "Methylnaltrexone does not rep...

UK childhood blindness more common than previously thought

...creased survival of low-birthweight babies and the susceptibility of children from ethnic minorities to certain ocular conditions. Jugnoo Rahi comments: "Severe visual impairment and blindness in childhood in the UK is more common, occurs more frequently in the context of complex non-ophthalmic impairments, and has...

New TB vaccine shows promise in HIV infection

...dramatically in the world, fueled by the increased susceptibility of HIV-infected people to TB. TB remains the largest cause of death worldwide from any single infectious disease, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which calls it "the major attributable cause of death" in HIV/A...

Coping behaviors linked to female chromosome

...rthermore, extremes in coping styles can influence susceptibility to psychiatric disorders, particularly depression and certain anxiety disorders," Redei said. ...

News tips for Monday, Nov. 10, 2003

.../VF than men. "This study suggests that differing susceptibility to arrhythmia may underlie the known differences in SCD rates between men and women," they concluded. Also see Abstract #1807 (Monday, 9:15 a.m.) for a report showing that women undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery have "significantly lower" d...

Study reveals dramatic rise in allergic diseases

...peanuts and other foods or latex), to an increased susceptibility in the population to these allergens, or to a combination of these factors....

Other highlights in the November 19 issue of JNCI

...Fanconi anemia may be associated with an increased susceptibility to human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a new study. David I. Kutler, M.D., and Bhuvanesh Singh, M.D., of the Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and their colleagues exa...

Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants

...anent lung damage, which can slow growth, increase susceptibility to infection and is associated with abnormal brain development. In the study, 64 percent of infants who received standard therapy died or developed chronic lung disease, compared to only 49 percent of those who received standard therapy plus inhale...

Genomics research: New genetic 'hit list' may underlie susceptibility to sudden cardiac death

...explore whether any of these new variants increase susceptibility to sudden cardiac death, which claims 350,000 live...thy persons for gene mutations that could increase susceptibility to sudden cardiac death. Surprising Prevalence of Variants Inherited long QT syndrome occurs whe...

Landslide warnings from satellites may save lives

...or Landslide Monitoring (SLAM), enabling landslide susceptibility mapping across parts of Italy and Switzerland, two of the European countries most under threat. GNDCI is one of three national-level users working with SLAM, along with Italy's Ministry of the Environment and Switzerland's Federal Office for Water an...

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