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Carnegie Mellon uses AFM to discover effects of experimental drugs on Alzheimer's plaques

...ase. Tools used to understand these disorders are targeted primarily to biochemical processes, noted Kowalewski, who works at the Mellon College of Science. "Because AFM probes the physical state of proteins, it could really assist in understanding conformational diseases, which traditionally have been diffi...

Medically supervised injecting centres should be piloted in the UK

...dicts. Medically supervised injecting centres are targeted instead at homeless and socially excluded drug users, and are an essential part of a successful public health strategy....

UCSD, Salk researchers define role of abnormal muscle, fat & liver in common metabolic disorder

...fer the potential for future treatment that can be targeted directly to abnormal tissue. Published in the Dec...the researchers, this indicates that TZD treatment targeted only to fat tissue and liver may be sufficient to normalize most of the major manifestations of Meta...

Chagas' disease: virulence factor identified

...fection. In addition, mutant parasites obtained by targeted deletion of a protein-coding allele of the Tc52 gene have been used for analysis, again in vivo, of the effects of a decrease in Tc52 production on the host immune response and the development of symptoms of the chronic phase, especially the inflamma...

Economic impact of back pain substantial

...ation of patients received more cost-effective and targeted treatments." For the purposes of their study, back pain was defined as pain experienced in any portion of the back, whether it be caused by back disorders, disc disorders or injuries to the back at some point during 1998. The population of 25.9 Ameri...

Stevens' Cattabiani helps link doctors, hospitals worldwide

...s Cattabiani. "This suffering grows from a lack of targeted medical supplies, trained personnel, and computer/telecommunications technologies." Other recent projects pursued through AYUDAMOS have been set in regions such as Armenia, Guatemala, Haiti, Nepal, and Uganda. For two friends who met as undergra...

Practice-based intervention improves quality of care for young children

...ities; and linkages to community resources through targeted referrals. Of the 5,565 enrolled families, 3,737 (67.2 percent) responded to an interview at 30 to 33 months. Families who participated in the Healthy Steps Program had a greater odds of receiving 4 or more Healthy Steps-related services; of discus...

Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...centers in the region will be strengthened through targeted fellowships and involving their experts in the program training and research activities. In addition, a network of African population and health specialists will be set up. Program management At the Universit de Montral, the program will be run by...

Study suggests driving restrictions are not necessary for users of methadone, buprenorphine and LAAM

...he sessions participants drank ethanol to obtain a targeted blood alcohol level (BAL) of 0.05%. Simulated driving performance did not differ among the opiate treatment subjects or between opiate treatment subjects and controls. However, impairment was observed in all groups after alcohol consumption. Imp...

UCLA studies experimental cancer drug

...for surgery are being sought to test a molecularly targeted experimental drug that may interrupt the signal that is driving their cancer and keep the disease from recurring. The early-phase clinical trial is based on basic research discoveries made in Jonsson Cancer Center laboratories. UCLA researchers have ...

UCLA teams with Drew to provide cancer care

...niversity patients, including studies of the newly targeted therapies that are showing promise in fighting cancer. It also seeks to strengthen Drew University's cancer research and training programs through collaborative research projects and partnerships with UCLA's world-renowned scientists. Additionally, t...

PRAECIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC receives FDA approval for Plenaxis

...s force immediately, with initial product shipment targeted for early in the first quarter of 2004." Plenaxis TM - Pharmacology Currently available hormonal therapies, known as luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, cause an initial surge in testosterone levels before lowering testosterone ...

Welfare recipients will not seek help if it is too far away, study says

...age of social welfare expenditures continues to be targeted at governmental and non-governmental delivery of social services, understanding which factors shape service utilization among low-income populations becomes increasingly important," researchers wrote. "Service utilization can be increased through bet...

Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery

...d Very small microneedles could provide highly targeted drug administration to individual cells. Microneedles are expected to be less painful than conventional hypodermic needles because they are too small to significantly stimulate nerve endings, Prausnitz said. Small-scale studies so far have confirme...

Farm worker children under 7 exposed to agricultural and home pesticides

...s," she said. "Now we have." Quandt said the team targeted eight agricultural chemicals and 13 pesticides commonly found in homes in the United States. They wiped toys to detect chemicals there, and used similar methods on children's hands and on the portions of the floor where they were likely to play. They...

Epstein-Barr virus contributes to Burkitt's lymphoma

...ers open the door to the development of effective, targeted therapies for all EBV-associated tumors. Tumor viruses-such as human papilloma virus, hepatitis B virus and EBV--are responsible for 15 percent of all cancers in humans. The viruses combine with acquired genetic mutations to produce disease. While E...

Procedure cures atrial fibrillation

... the left atrium. Depending on which areas will be targeted for ablation, doctors guide the tiny devices into position and deliver the radiofrequency pulses with painstaking precision in patterns that resemble dotted lines and circles. Then, they remove the catheter from the body, and monitor the patient over...

UCLA researchers to test experimental pill

...specific molecules in cells. The idea behind these targeted therapies is to attack what goes awry in cancer cells and spare the healthy cells as much as possible. "Cancers can't make their own blood vessels. To grow larger and spread, they need to trick the body into growing these new vessels," Hecht said. "T...

Simple tests could signal and prevent heart disease in women, says Pittsburgh researcher

...s a good way to avoid a negative outcome, but more targeted monitoring of other predictors, such as insulin, adiponectin and coronary calcium, can give a more accurate indication of when a woman is entering the danger zone." Unlike the fat that accumulates at other points on the body, waistline fat surrounds ...

Big cut in heart failure problems from one hour of education

... who conducted the patient education sessions, "We targeted patients during their most 'teachable moment', when they're inpatients and confronting the significance of their illness. That may be the key." "We also broke things down into concrete terms so that patients could understand the reasons for the diffe...

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