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Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...major drug study involves SB202026, which is being tested
at 35 sites around the United States. UT Southwestern again is the only North Texas testing center. Researchers expect to enroll about 15 patients in the 24-week trial. The oral medication is intended to alleviate the major symptoms of Alzheimer's. T...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...ier to produce than drugs presentlyavailable. When tested
in laboratory cultures of infected blood, theexper...ria deaths inpeople. One of the compounds has been tested
on malaria-infectedmice, curing the animals. The researchers are working now todevelop more potent c...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...nrolled in GUSTO, a large international trial that tested
two different clot-busting drugs. The sample represents "real world cardiology," Eisenstein said. Physicians in the GUSTO trial were not given guidelines on how to treat their patients during the study, he said. He added that patients were treated bo...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
...tiousDiseases (NIAID). The drug combination being tested
consistsof zidovudine (AZT), lamivudine (3TC) and the protease inhibitorritonavir. Protocol chair Michael M. Lederman,M.D., plans to discuss these interim results in a late-breakersession at the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and OpportunisticInfe...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
...bifidobacteria and acidity increased. Researchers tested
liquid dietary formulas on pigs and got the same resultsas with the rats. By adding fish oil that contains anti-inflammatory fattyacids, protective action was increased even more. Fahey suggests that peoplehospitalized with bowel disease might benefi...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...ike in other studies, both groups of children were tested
in quiet conditions. By doing so, the researchers...n auditory screening test. They were subsequently tested
for abilities to read, distinguish words with background noise, distinguish sounds with background n...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
... Initially, the therapy developed at Duke will be tested
in infants withthe most severe symptoms and for wh...rtment of pediatrics. Initially, the drug will be tested
in a small number of Pompe diseaseinfants to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the recombinant enz...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...ste productsfrom the blood into the kidneys. They tested
different combinations of glucocorticoids(steroids) andcyclosporine (a drug that suppresses the immune system) on patients' white bloodcells in tissue plates,and found a wide range of responses among the patients. Therefore, theyconcluded that such ...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...ibed, cancer-fightingdrug methotrexate. Originally tested
in the 1940s, it fell out of favor withdoctors because of concerns about toxicity and difficulties synthesizing it. Inrecent years, Dr. Barton Kamen, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at UTSouthwestern, has taken a new look at the drug to se...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...sed to warm plasma in a fusion device -- are being tested
for pasteurizing raw liquid foods such as eggs, fruit juices, and milk. "This is another example of applying our fusion and plasma science capabilities to an area that benefits the U.S. public," said PPPL Technology Transfer Head Lewis Meixler. Th...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...timuli, whichcauses them to clump. Platelets were tested
for clumping in the presence andabsence of red blo...ually individuals will be able to have their blood tested
inlaboratories to determine whether their platelets are affected by thestimulatory substance produce...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...where the cancer is.'" The method is being tested
in eastern Europe, with encouraging results,say researchers. Rawicz "imported" the concept with his two colleagues, Ivan Melnik, a professor from the State University in Kiev, and PhD student Sergiy Dets. The research is supported by his own company,...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...summer. Once the UV technologies have been tested
on the Smart Road, theheadlights and pavement markings will be tested
in other Montgomery Countylocations, on Afton Mountain near Charlottesville, and on a section of hig...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...ttack or stroke. In the study, researchers tested
blood samples of people to identify the"co-factors" necessary for platelet clumping. They found that one factor is thehormone adrenaline (called epinephrine), which helps stimulate the heart andconstricts the blood vessels -- actions that can raise ...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
... diagnosed with asthma on averagefor 7 years, were tested
for attention, concentration, memory, problem solvingand learning skills. No significant side effects or differences betweenbeclomethasone and theophylline were found in the study. Although theophylline has a reputation among doctors and par...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...ficant. Dr. McNellis noted that the study tested
the aspirin therapy in the fourcategories of women comprising the total number of women at high risk ofpreeclampsia: those who have diabetes before pregnancy, those with high bloodpressure, those pregnant with more than one child, and those who had e...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...re on thislooked at younger children, and none has tested
older children the way we did." "We strong...y because physical activity among middle-schoolers tested
was more sustained andvigorous. Participating schools were located in Brunswick, Harnett and...
Drug Is First In Decade To Show Promise Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder
...he said."To date, no other antidepressant has been tested
as extensively for use inGAD." Effexor XR is the trade name of the generic drug venlafaxine XR, ananti-depressant that boosts the brain's ability to utilize two importantmood-regulators, serotonin and norepinephrine. On the market for five years, it...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...ome. Among the substances for whichthe researchers tested
were: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); a portion ofthe hCG molecule, known as the free beta subunit of hCG; andpregnancy-associated protein A. Smaller studies conducted previously have shownthat both hCG levels and levels of the beta subunit of h...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
... plus progestins for about threeyears, researchers tested
blood vessel reactivity. The test involves inflatinga blood pressure cuff on the forearm to block the blood vessel. After aboutfour minutes, the cuff is deflated and images of the blood vessels are recordedby ultrasound as the blood rushes into the...
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