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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...rning stored fat reservesas it does with signaling the
brain that the
stomach is full -- a discovery that could leadto a new class of drugs that bypass the
leptin brain c...
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...e set to launcha multi-pronged attack against HIV, the
virus that causes AIDS, and willemploy clinical st...e tested. Using a $4 million grant from the
National Institutes of Health, two setsof experiments will be conducted that aim to annihilate HIV f...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...s show that a natural shark substance nearly stops the
growth of new blood vessels that nourish solid brain tumors. The results suggest that the
substance, squalamine, named for the
shark genus Squalus, may find a role with chemotherapy, radiati...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...of a Predictive Diagnostics Team convened to study the
possibility thattechnology developed for machine m...eight assembled by Sandia National Laboratoryunder the
sponsorship of the
Koop Foundation and the
Defense Advanced ResearchProjects Agency. Hansen and Dr. ...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...e cases anti-cancer drugs,bind to and alter DNA at the
molecular level. This new method works by imaging...olecules. It'sfaster than traditional methods, and the
results are direct andrelatively simple to interpret. "Our technique directly visualizes individual...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...ergy production and unsteady opening and closingof the
vocal cords. Cummings discussed her work May 16 at the
131st annual meeting ofthe Acoustical Society of America inIndianapolis. She is working with <...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...ngs have a better chance of surviving today due to the
advent ofsurfactant therapy, a liquid that allows ...rthe Food and Drug Administration in 1990 approved the
use of surfactant totreat potentially fatal breathing problems, the
death rate of prematureinfants d...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
Cincinnati -- Chemists at the
University of Cincinnati havefound a way to determ...ns to medical imagingagents as they travel through the
body and accumulate insidevarious tissues and organs. The agents combine a radioactive tracer such a...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...dying testosterone-replacement therapy report that the
primary male sex hormone may affect some learning ...ide additional insight into testosterone's role in the
brain. "This is an interesting, early finding and it highlights the
importance of studying the
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
New York, NY, June 17, 1996 -- For the
first time in nearly 40 years there is a promising new drug in the
United States approved by the
FDA for the
treatment of colorectal cancer. The drug, called CPT-11 o...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...ergency physicians comment on lessons learned from the
Chicago heat wave of 1995. "Although heat stroke ...reatment, control can be best achieved by applying the
principles of public health," say authors Arthur Kellermann, M.D., and Knox Todd, M.D. "Sentinel su...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
Researchers at the
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center have developed the
first under-the-skin narcotic drug implant for the
treatment of pain in cancer patients. The resear...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...ewborns, accordingto a new study by researchers in the
Brown University School of Medicine. "Crack babi... non-exposed infants. The Brown researchers think the
findings result from the
combined action ofcocaine with alcohol and marijuana. Alcohol can boost the...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study of how drugs plug into the
human progesteronereceptor in the
cell supports a new and different view of how drugs andhormones act on steroid hormone receptors tha...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...estern Medical Center at Dallas may offer hope for the
millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's dise...T Southwestern is one of 30 medical centers across the
nation -- and the
only one in North Texas -- testing propentofylline, an oral drug for Alzheimer's t...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
first time, scientists have a neurobiological explanation for the
variation in severity of tics in Tourette Syndrome. Researchers at the
National Institute of Mental...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...n three out of four cases says a report from 13 of the
country's leading transplant centers. Despite tremendous progress in regulating the
immune system, stubborn or "refractory" rejection-an unrelenting immune system assault against the
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...rome in extremely premature infants has shown that the
procedure is safe and effective, and improves lung... Buffalo assistant professor of pediatrics, headed the
multi-center investigation of the
procedure, which was developed by Bradley Fuhrman, M.D., UB profes...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
... Pa. -- The major study of mild asthma reported in the
September19 issue of the
New England Journal of Medicine ends a five-year debateabout appropriate use of medication for treat...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...on people a year. Chemists were able to synthesize the
new compounds after learninghow another, more expe...sive and difficult-to-produce malaria drugworks at the
molecular level. The new compounds use the
samemechanism to kill the
parasite that causes malaria, b...
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