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UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain

...he disease progresses. "We expect clinical treatments based on the targeted delivery of drugsto specific...ge of Medicineis pioneering the next generation of treatments for Parkinson's disease."...

Yale Medical School to begin clinical trial for glaucoma medication

...150 years, medically and surgically, butall of our treatments have been for one purpose, to lower the pressure in theeye," Dr. Shields said. "We know that elevated pressure is the main cause ofoptic nerve damage, which is what leads to the blindness." "We also have realized for many years that lowering the pres...

Patient empowerment could improve diabetes care

... in treatment decisions, alerting them to new drug treatments and educating them about the serious nature of their condition, physicians have the potential to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes and help to reduce the number of deaths caused by this condition. Dr Baksi concludes: "Simply by ope...

New data provide further evidence of effectiveness of targeted delivery of Relenza and efficacy in both A&B strains

...lenza is the first in a new generation of specific treatments against theinfluenza virus, called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by interfering withthe life cycle of the influenza virus, in both influenza A and B types. Itblocks the neuraminidase enzyme on the surface of the virus, thus preventing itsrele...

New treatment for type 2 diabetes puts insulin back to work

... type 2 diabetes (HbA1c > 9%)*, where previous treatments had failed to achieve adequate blood glucose control. Data was pooled from three multicentre, double-blind studies of rosiglitazone as monotherapy in 2,090 patients. According to these studies, rosiglitazone demonstrated clinically significant effect...

Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key

...eded in the later stages of thedisease, after oral treatments have failed) as well as drugs to treat thelong-term complications of the disease, account for 18%-39% of totalcosts. The remainder of the costs are for "ambulatory care", which includesvisits to GPs, specialists and other healthcare practitioners, te...

Indiana University Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute designation

...e study of cancer and the development of newcancer treatments by the National Cancer Institute. As an NCI-designatedclinical cancer center, the IU Cancer Center will receive a five-year, $6.3million support grant. The grant bolsters the $33.3 million annual fundingcurrently received for cancer research projects...

New alternative medicine center opens at OHSU

...ailsthem. While many complementary and alternative treatments work, researchersadmit there's a lack of scientifi...onsumer wants access to the most effective medical treatments available," saidElizabeth Goldblatt, Ph.D., president of the Oregon College of OrientalMedicine. "Of...

New biomarker for cervical cancer

... with greatercertainty that a colposcopy and other treatments might not be necessary." To answer these issues, Boggess and his colleagues plan to recruit womenfor a larger study to begin in October. "We hope to include women who do anddon't have abnormal Pap smears. We'll screen everybody."...

Treatments reduce strep-triggered symptoms of OCD and tics in some children

...line solution). PEX and IVIG were chosen as active treatments becauseof their safety and effectiveness in a variety of childhood and adultimmune-related diseases. Researchers rated symptom severity at baseline and atone month and twelve months after treatment, using standardized assessments forOCD, tics, anxiet...

Researchers join with treatment providers to improve drug abuse treatment

...orks to move promising science-baseddrug addiction treatments into community settings. The five regional centers...ve disease. OR-Node will allow us tofind effective treatments to ease the tremendous personal and social burden ofdrug abuse in our communities." Other sites arou...

New nasal obstruction procedure offers cheaper, pain-free alternative to surgery

...atment at UNC is $1,400,Yarbrough said. Subsequent treatments are $500, and the average number oftreatments for ...r can live with," he said.There are many different treatments for snoring, "which means nothing'sperfect," the physician said. The LAUP - laser-assisted uvulo pal...

Researchers find elevated cholesterol is risk factor for preeclampsia

...sure have been identified as riskfactors, standard treatments for those conditions have not been effective inred...s." More knowledge is needed, however, to devise treatments to reduce thischolesterol-associated risk, Thadhani explains. "The information in Nurses'Health Stu...

Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children

...ort to understand the basis of dyslexiaand develop treatments for it, was funded by the National Institute of ChildHealth and Human Development....

For early detection of Alzheimer's, loved ones know best

...f they become incapacitated."Second, there now are treatments -- though not cures -- for Alzheimer's disease.The...rops way down," Morris says. Third, promising new treatments are on the horizon. This summer, for example, aSan Francisco company tested a vaccine on genetically...

NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance

... promises toimprove the success of transplants and treatments for autoimmune diseases thatdestroy the body's own cells. The research could lead to better management oftype 1 diabetes, lupus, arthritis and other immune system disorders. The project, known as the Collaborative Network for Clinical Research on Im...

UCSF breast cancer expert collaborates with Dalai Lama's doctor in Tibetan medicine study: Women needed to participate in trial

...rticipants are prohibited from receiving any other treatments while enrolledin the trial, including both conventional and unconventional therapies. Allpatients will be regularly monitored with standard Western techniques includingphysical examinations, tomography scans and blood and liver function tests. Women ...

Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms

...d knowledge required to correctly apply the latest treatments foracute stroke into every emergency room in the country. With telemedicine linksto tertiary care centers, smaller community hospitals - even those in isolatedrural areas - can deliver state-of-the-art stroke care." The outlook for patients with po...

Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis

... for cystic fibrosis. To date, research on treatments for cystic fibrosis has focused on geneand protein... This collaboration expands the range of potential treatments we areexploring for this disease." Genzyme has been at the forefront of cystic fibrosis res...

Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS

...n generating a prolific flow of new antiretroviral treatments focused onan ability and willingness to pay for therapeutic advances for a relativelysmall target population in the West, said Peter F. Young, AlphaVax Inc. Lesssuccessful have been the industry's efforts to respond to some of the dauntingpolicy cha...

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