Tag: "toxic" at medical news
Molecular mechanism underlaying anthrax infection described by UCSD School Of Medicine researchers
...beled LT, or lethal toxin. Also secreting a third toxic
protein called EF, or edema factor, that causes tissue edema, B. ahhtracis launches effective weaponry that essentially clears the way for successful invasion of the body without interference by the immune system. "If we are correct, inhibition of th...
Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern
...the anti-retroviral medications, some which can be toxic
to the kidney. In Philadelphia, where between 2 a...itors caused an acute rejection in one patient and toxic
levels of tacrolimus in another, according to results presented by Dr. Didier Samuel of Paul Brousse...
Artificial liver trials show progress, as transplant candidates wait
...lysis, uses special filters and proteins to remove toxic
substances from the blood while sparing helpful co...ng human albumin. In healthy people, albumin grabs toxic
molecules and other substances in the blood, carrying them to the liver where they are detached and ...
UCSD team identifies potential role of CRP in development of antherosclerosis
...orrect role" as part of the immune response to the toxic
oxidized LDL and may help promote its clearance. ...hus oxidized LDL, in its attempt to help clear the toxic
particle, the CRP may actually make things worse. It may cause more oxidized LDL to be taken up int...
Alzheimer's-associated enzyme elevated in key brain areas
...s disease, which significant evidence suggests are toxic
to brain cells. Normal processing of APP by an enzyme called alpha-secretase produces an alternative, non-toxic protein. To investigate why amyloid plaques appear in certain areas of the brain, Irizarry and his colleagues designed new assays to meas...
New medical study finds safe, effective relief for morning sickness in unique honey ginger tonic
...apter's farm in Costa Rica, without the use of any toxic
chemical fungicides, pesticides, or fertilizers commonly found in other ginger plants and products." "I have had the opportunity to benefit from the safe relief provided by Ginger Honey Tonic first-hand," explains New Chapter Director of Sales K...
Researchers find trigger for devastating digestive disease, propose treatment
...mmunological answer to the question 'why is gluten toxic
to a person with celiac sprue?,'" said Khosla, whose work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "If proven correct, the findings will lead to new insights into the causes of celiac sprue, and perhaps certain other types of autoimmun...
Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease
... the widespread disease, Celiac Sprue, caused by a toxic
reaction to gluten that produces malabsorption of ...ary disorder characterized by a sensitivity to the toxic
effects of gluten in the diet, leading to abnormal small-intestinal structure, malabsorption, and in...
'Glutaid' on the horizon? Study may someday spell relief for people on gluten-free diets
...of the things in the store," Khosla said. The main toxic
components of gluten are a family of proteins called gliadins, which, like all dietary proteins, can be broken down into subunits called peptides. Khosla and his colleagues have identified a large gliadin peptide that does not break down during diges...
GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Award 2002
...use a drug that interferes with it may not be very toxic
to the person taking it. History has shown, however, that within a year or two of patients' taking new drugs, HIV will undoubtedly mutate, leading to resistance. Therefore, researchers are trying to stay one step ahead and develop second- and third...
Fred Hutchinson Research Center awarded $7 million grant
...ecognized researchers, is aimed at developing less toxic
and more effective immune-based therapies for trea...d cancer patients whose inability to tolerate more toxic
therapies leaves them without access to the most effective means of combating their diseases." "The ...
The Lancet Oncology press release
...Agency's (EPA) 10-year in-the-making report on the toxic
effects of diesel exhaust fumes from large vehicles. The report-which showed that large cities are heavily polluted with emissions that are associated with increased risk of lung cancer-has clear public-health implications for a political administrat...
Moderately high homocysteine tied to stroke, Alzheimers risk
...ion. Homocysteine is an amino acid believed to be toxic
to blood vessels. Several studies have linked high blood levels of it to increased heart attack risk. This study found that homocysteine levels in patients with stroke, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia were consistently higher than homocyst...
European trial finds old lung cancer treatment may still be best
...logues were developed to help overcome some of the toxic
side effects of cisplatin, and carboplatin, which can be given on an outpatient basis, became the leading analogue and the treatment of choice in the USA. He said the discrepant findings between the European and US trials could be related to differen...
People near freeways are exposed to 30 times the concentration of dangerous particles
...udies have shown that ultrafine particles are more toxic
than larger particles, potentially leading to increased mortality and illness with increased exposure to particulate matter. "We believe this is the first study conducted in the United States that provides a detailed spatial profile of ultrafine part...
Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
...ons, including pressure treated wood, proximity to toxic
waste sites, soil contamination, and overexposure to ultraviolet radiation, also have been associated with health problems in children. The Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Children's Hospital Boston is the largest such center in the nation c...
New strategy may protect brain against stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
...boratory tests, brain cells exposed to a series of toxic
chemicals survived longer when given the inhibitor...pounds protect brain cells against beta amyloid, a toxic
protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. They are now planning to test the experimental drugs in...
Screening the general population for colorectal cancer
...urvival and that the combination of LV5FU2 is less toxic
than other combinations of 5FU and leucovorin. "Our study is a small piece of the puzzle," he concluded....
A nicotine by-product reacts with proteins, say scientists at TSRI
...isone and prednisone, potentially making them more toxic
or compromising the effectiveness and safety of these drugs. How Nornicotine Cooks Proteins The chemical nornicotine attaches itself covalently (permanently) to steroids and to certain amino acids on the surface of proteins. These modified steroi...
Mayo Clinic study: Alternative to chemotherapy effective for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma
...use physicians now have an alternative to the more toxic
and cumbersome chemotherapy regimens used to treat patients with newly diagnosed myeloma," says Dr. Rajkumar. "For patients who are newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the study means they may not need to receive the series of intravenous chemothe...
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