Tag: "tests" at medical news
Bexxar highly effective as first-line treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...cal imaging. But molecular remissions are based on tests
at the DNA level to see if the disease has been eradicated. The PCR assay can detect one cancerous cell among a million normal cells; in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma the test looks for aberrant cells in the bone marrow and blood and can demonstrate how com...
Brain scans of Gulf War veterans show brain damage
...ly detects brain damage," Fleckenstein said. The tests
were conducted on 22 members of a Naval Reserve co...as Seabees, in the southeastern United States. The tests
were also done on 18 healthy veterans from the same battalion. Investigators performing the tests
Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn
...d and both groups were imaged again using the same tests
to evaluate the long-term effect of the treatment. Following treatment the dyslexics expended 1.8 times the energy to do the same sound-processing task as the controls, compared to about 4 times the energy before treatment. According to Richards t...
First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis
...ering at Purdue, says that if the first real-world tests
of the biochips are successful, the protein-encrusted silicon chips could appear in dozens of applications in a few years: Physicians could use devices containing biochips to quickly diagnose common diseases or to test the efficacy of chemotherapy. S...
Report in Circulation urges a closer look at cardiotoxicity of cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin)
...there is no information to identify which clinical tests
would be appropriate for assessing cardiac function in these patients. "A conundrum that overshadows attempts to evaluate trastuzumab cardiotoxicity is the complete lack of information regarding its short- and long-term effects on cardiac structure a...
Research study maps formation process of certain type of breast cancer
... in these animals. Compounds that succeed in those tests
will be candidates for study in human patients....
Sent naked into battle
...e researcher, has obtained lab records from monkey tests
carried out in 1991 at the US Army Medical Researc... in the US, stopped making it after failing safety tests
last December, and stocks have dwindled. Only 57 000 troops have so far got all four initial injecti...
UI-led study shows experimental anti-cancer drug also has anti-HIV properties
...ts P-TEFb, causing inhibition of transcription. In tests
to investigate its effect on HIV-1 infection and viral spread in cultured human cells, Price's team found that the same low concentrations of flavopiridol that inhibited P-TEFb dramatically blocked HIV-1 infection and replication. "Since P-TEFb is a...
Acupuncture is promising treatment for cocaine addiction, Yale researchers find
...tudies is carefully developed, then we can conduct tests
of alternative therapies that are both fair and rigorous," said Margolin. "In addition, controlled clinical research of acupuncture is in its infancy, and while our positive findings are gratifying, further research is needed to replicate the results...
Scientists develop polymers with nitric-oxide releasing particles
...ording to Zhang. Additional laboratory and animal tests
are currently under way to evaluate the blood compatibility of the NO-generating polymers. U-M research to develop NO- releasing polymers is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich...
Molecular architects create new cancer preventives
...creased risk. Depending on the results of further tests
in animals and potential tests
in humans, the new compound and others to follow it may provide an important alternative approach to...
Repairing brain damage from stroke may be possible with brain cell transplants
... Six of the 12 patients improved substantially on tests
of disability, mainly in tests
of motor skills such as walking and arm and leg movement. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans s...
Jefferson scientists hope to perfect gene therapy without viruses
...ancer." Dr. Wickstrom points out that his current tests
so far have been only in bacteria to date. "We would like to avoid these problems and still have an effective method," he explains. "We've only done this in bacteria - not a higher organism, though this was with a human genomic sequence." The Jeffers...
Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug
Strong evidence of effectiveness in animal tests
Washington D.C., August 22 -- Today, mothers urge vitamin D on their children to build strong bones and teeth. Within a decade, a chemically modified version of the vitamin could become one of a small but growing number of drugs used to prevent ca...
Put a polymer in your tank
...-cycle motors to large diesels, says Waters. Field tests
are being conducted in California, Maryland and Wisconsin, as well as China, Japan and Ireland, says Trippe....
University Of Pittsburgh researchers find some over-the- counter medicine may affect scuba divers' performance
...ate and cardiac rhythm. A total of seven separate tests
were performed to study cognitive and behavioral patterns. HBO chambers are typically used to treat decompression sickness in divers who get into trouble during ascent back to the water's surface. The HBO facility at UPMC is used primarily for carbo...
Rapid improvements in lower back care possible
...include minimal bed rest, selective use of imaging tests
and surgery, and a speedy return to everyday activities. However, a large gap exists between these recommendations and common practice. Lengthy bed rest is still widely prescribed, and as much as 60 percent of prescribed imaging tests, including x-r...
NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research
..., woman's imaging (the use of radiologic and other tests
specifically designed to diagnose or evaluate diseases of women, such as mammography and transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the uterus and ovaries),complementary and alternative medicine, health services research and aging. Scholarships will gener...
New drug takes multiple approach to prevent brain damage from stroke
Reduces damage by two-thirds in animal tests
Japanese researchers have created a "triple-threat" drug that reduced by two-thirds the area of brain damage from stroke in animal tests. The achievement is reported in the current (September 7) issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, a biweek...
UNC-CH to lead $34 million effort to see if girls can become more fit
...e 3,000 seventh-grade girls. Using various fitness tests
such as treadmills and activity monitors, investigators will learn how fit the girls are at the beginning and the end of the project two years later. That will show if such programs can increase activity and fitness and keep them at acceptable levels...
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