Tag: "test" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...e clinical trials are underway at other centers to test
the effectsof such a combination of drugs, the Duke trial goes several steps farther,in trying two different experimental protocols aimed at restoring the patients'damaged immune systems. Protocol 1 Protocol 1 features three different "arms....
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...primarily to treat leukemia. APF offered an ideal test
of the new method because it is anexperimental drug whose mode-of-binding was ambiguous. First synthesizedat Georgia State University , the drugis not yet commercially available but has shown early promise intreating Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, ...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
... which could lead to a simple, non-invasive way to test
a person'ssobriety. "This is basically an effect of fine motor control," said KathleenE. Cummings, a lecturer in Georgia Tech's School of <AHREF="http://www.ee.gatech.edu/"> Electrical and ComputerEngineering . "We're looking at specifically...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...cdotal reports,the babies are no more difficult to test
than non-exposed infants and don'trequire special handling or consoling, the researchers said. "From this study, we've also learned that cocaine exposure in the womb maynot produce newborns with hemorrhages, lesions and brain damage, as reportedels...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...ce. The researchers used living cells and test
tube preparations to analyzehow a range of compoun... early view. The researchers foundthat some of the test
compounds were "agonists" of the receptor,switching it on. And others were "antagonists," blocking ...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...'s New England Journal of Medicine . Infants who test
positive for HIV can generally be divided into two...-risk infants may be identified currently by blood test
measurements of the joint distribution of their CD4+ and CD8+ T cells counts, as well as by obtainin...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...s measuredby delayed-type hypersensitivity (a skin test
used to assess cellularimmune function) and lymphocyte proliferation assays (to assessimmune memory), was only partially restored. The team is still evaluating thevirologic effects of HAART on lymphoid tissue. Follow-up studiesalso will examine immu...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
... randomized, controlled clinical trial designed to test
whether HIVIG (an immune globulin containing high...2 liveborn infants, and one or more diagnostic HIV test
results were available in 379 infants. The estimated overall rate of mother-to-infant HIV transmissi...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...al landslide or fire-risk areas." Barnes chose to test
the system first on mammograms because breastcancer is a serious health threat. The <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/">American Cancer Society estimates thatin 1997 some 180,200 new cases of <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/bcn.html">breas...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...nimals. The extract will soon face its next major test
to see if it speeds upthe healing of wounds in hum...owder. As part of the trial, the scientists planto test
whether the whey extract will speed the healing of patients withproblem wounds such as diabetic ulce...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...sons who have a prior history of apositive TB skin test
or who have been in recent contact with someone withactive TB disease." In fact, revised guidelines for preventing TB and other opportunistic infectionsin HIV-infected individuals, developed by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)and the Infectious D...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
... the disease is fatal. The Duke clinicaltrial will test
a genetically engineered form of the enzyme, expressed ina cell line developed in the laboratory of Dr. Y.T. Chen, chief of the Divisionof Medical Genetics in the department of pediatrics. Initially, the drug will be tested in a small number of Pomp...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...s continued to stump physicians. With no means to test
the medicationsbesides trial and error,finding the right treatment is often a frustrating experience for physicians andtheir patients. Now, research at Johns Hopkins may help provide some answers to the puzzle. By harvesting white blood cel...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
...ced protection fromfree-radical damage. To test
the effect of the drug on hearing loss, researchers appliedR-PIA topically to the round window (inner-ear membrane) of one group of animalsand applied a saline solution as a control in a second group. The animals thenwere exposed to mid-frequency no...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...e regarding a test's benefits and the fact that no test
can assure zero-risk of disease. Physicians also may choose to administer a test
if initial scientific evidence supports a claim of benefit and the patient is aware of the risks. A...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
...as the basis for Phase 3 of the project, whichwill test
the impact of new mortality rates on social securi...ase 2) and will proceed with new projections and a test
of theirimpact on social security financing for the three countries (Phase 3). Project spon...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...about how plasticity occurs so they can design and test
new strategies forcontrolling it. The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda,Maryland, is the nation?s leading supporter of research on the brain and nervoussystem and a lead agency for the Congressionally designa...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...ent, researchers sampled theparticipants' blood to test
the platelets' ability to respond to stimuli, whichcauses them to clump. Platelets were tested for clumping in the presence andabsence of red blood cells. Thromboxane levels in the blood were also measured. Even though thromboxane p...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...s, and the results servedas a basis for Phase 3, a test
of the impact of these mortality improvementrates on social security financing by each NAFTA country's social securityadministration. (Mexico's projections were not completed by press time.) The experts surveyed stated a wide range of possibl...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...m detergent, says Dingus. Researchers will test
the prototype UV headlights andfluorescent-reactiv... center's "SmartRoad" will serve as the controlled test
site for the research. Then, up to 100miles of additional Virginia roads will also be used in the t...
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