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UNC Researchers Testing First In New Class Of AIDS Drugs
...ientway," Eron says. "The trial lets me and others test
a new drug on HIV patientswho have failed lots of drugs and provides important information that will allowus to go on and study T-20 in combination with other HIV medications for longerdurations."...
Hunter College Biologist Marie Filbin Identifies Mechanism That Blocks All Inhibitors Of Nerve Regeneration; Breakthrough Reported In Neuron Magazine
...regenerate regrowth, hernext step, she says, is to test
it in vivo after spinal cord injury. This is not Filbin's first appearance in Neuron. In September 1994, she co-authored an article in this prestigious monthly on another startling discovery: MAG's ability to inhibit the regeneration of nerve cells...
Viagra Prescribing Will Be Based On Financial Rather Than Clinical Reasoning
(Viagra: a botched test
case for rationing. If it leads to a proper debate over rationing the decision on sildenafil will not be all bad) The secretary of state's proposals for the introduction of sildenafil (Viagra) may be rationing but they are not rational, says Dr Jo...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
... four-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) in order to test
for effects from the main factors: interface, task, repetition, and order of training. In addition, chi-squared (x2) tests were conducted on number of programming errors. RESULTS Nurses made significantly fewer programming errors with the new interfa...
Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children
...erous heart problems. The manufacturer nowplans to test
the drug in children. "In many cases, we have no real idea of the side effects different drugsproduce in children," says Richard Cooke, director of the research unit at theRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in London. "If randomise...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
... is rare because doctors do notroutinely perform a test
in newborns to count a type of white blood cell calledlymphocytes. Such a test
could screen for children with SCID as well as thosewith other serious immune deficiencies that woul...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...er life-threatening conditions. An earlier test
of the new treatment in Germany on 26 colon cancerpatients who had never before received chemotherapy resulted in 15 cases ofcomplete remission, 10 cases of partial remission and only 1 case of progressivedisease. Van Echo's study is only for...
Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
...d six or more on a 15-point scale. Results of the test
indicated that justover six percent of the study participants suffered from depression. In addition, the bone density of each woman's lumbar spine and hip was measuredusing dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The women were then contacted by phoneor p...
First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
The first clinical trial in the Bay Area to test
the effectiveness of anAIDS vaccine was launched t...n the U.S. tolook specifically at this aspect of a test
vaccine. The test
vaccine is produced through genetic engineering techniques, so it is asynthetic p...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...ing the test, which requires about35 minutes. (The test
is most accurate if you know your blood pressureand cholesterol levels.) The RealAge effects of a few sample behaviors: (Costs and benefits vary with age) (Determining the combined effect of multiple lifestyle changes is morecomplicated)...
Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use
...all the patients. Anechocardiogram is a diagnostic test
that uses ultrasound to picture both aheart's structure and how blood flows into, within, and out of the heart. Medical information on the 1,163 patients who used fen/phen for morethan three months was gathered from 33 different diet clin...
Mayo Clinic Study: Fast CT Is Quick, Accurate Way To Detect Heart Disease In ER Patients With Chest Pain
...g tool for patients with chest pain, normalinitial test
results and no history of coronary artery disease..... "Until this point there hasn't been an effective test
to tell us ifthe heart is involved or if the pain is caused by something else. Now we cansafely send...
Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer
...TissueAbnormalities An inexpensive, easy test
that changes the color of precancerous tissuecould...ease as did Pap smears. A simple screening test
such as this is urgently needed, the authorssay, because only 5 percent of women in developing count...
T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines
...prolonged confrontation than anyvaccine scheme. To test
the effects, they injected the activated cells into mice without immunesystems. Ten weeks later, the injected T cells were still effective, retainingall their cell-killing machinery. "The great thing was that the memory cells were primed and ready. T...
"Plugs" For Drugs Promise Mightier Medicines
...used in the production oforganic compounds. In the test
tube, it slowly disconnects from the drug under the temperature and pH conditions equivalent to those prevalent inhuman blood. The scientists can create different versions of the molecular plugthat can be disconnected at different rates, so that the ...
UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
... Cade, whose team also is putting the theory tothe test
in humans. Preliminary findings from that study -- which showed 95percent of 81 autistic and schizophrenic children studied had 100 times thenormal levels of the milk protein in their blood and urine -- have beenpresented at two international meeting...
NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
... in the United States and Canada. This study will test
theusefulness of two drugs to slow or stop the con...AD. What we hope to accomplish in this trial is to test
agents that delay or stopfurther memory deterioration or the onset of AD in persons with MCI. In or...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...tthe time of delivery is offered a screening blood test
that estimates the riskof the fetus having certain...e of the benefits of CVS is the turnaround time on test
results. "Once a womanhas been told that she is at increased risk, she may tend to distance herselfe...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
...chance of hearing loss -- reported having ahearing test
within the last five years. The Northwestern study suggests that because declines in hearing occurgradually, women tend to acclimate to their diminished hearing ability. All thestudy participants, including the oldest ones, reported to the researcher...
New Drug For Recurrent Brain Tumors In Tests At UNC
...ug include headache, confusion andsleepiness. Some test
subjects have developed gastrointestinal upset, bu... issponsored by Sugen. This preliminary trial will test
the effectiveness of SU101against anaplastic astrocytoma, a slightly lower grade malignancy than GBM...
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