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UCSD pharmacologists collaborate on new approach to drug design

...eeds about a million times more rapidly than under typical laboratory conditions in test tubes. "The enzyme template is a fluctuating structure with many inherent conformations," said one of the study's authors, Palmer Taylor, Ph.D., dean of the UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. "The i...

New study reveals big disparity between countries in breast conservation rates

...two are similar so I would consider this situation typical for a general population of breast cancer patients," he said. Professor Jassem concluded that there were a number of explanations for the variation. One major factor was that the tumours might be more advanced when they were diagnosed in those countr...

Combination of toxin and poison may be novel treatment for leukemia

...search were one tenth of the doses administered in typical clinical trials testing both drugs individually. "Arsenic is similar to other chemotherapeutic agents in terms of its potential toxicity, and there's a trade-off in how much harm you do to normal cells versus cancer cells," says Wen-Chien Chou, M.D....

New insights into devastating basketball foot injury

... of the most common maneuvers experienced during a typical basketball game: landing on one foot following a jump during a simulated lay-up, changing direction 180 degrees during a side-to-side shuffle, and pivoting 180 degrees during a forward sprint. Detailed measurements of maximum forces, work and time el...

Childhood obesity leads to adult diabetes, researcher says

...h Type 2 diabetes, a disease that previously had a typical age of onset in the early 40s. "This child cannot understand diabetes or its consequences," she adds. The longer one has diabetes, the greater the physical damage is causes. Misra says diabetic patients are expected to be aware and educated a...

New research shows rural South Africa faces stroke crisis similar to affluent western countries

...as as high in rural South Africa as New Zealand, a typical developed country. Frequently viewed as a chronic illness of affluent countries, stroke is exposed as a significant cause of illness and disability in the developing world, and this impact is set to worsen. The individuals surveyed were defined as di...

Why don't heart patients take their medicine? Study finds forgetfulness at the top of the list

...t the population of patients studied at U-M is not typical of the nation. More than half of the patients had some college or technical school training or were college graduates. The study population was over 95 percent white, with an average age of 64, and only 11 percent of the participants lived alone. If...

Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients

...ORTLAND, Ore. -- Dorothy Fahland says she was as a typical blue-eyed blonde with freckles growing up on Long Island, N.Y. She spent her days playing on the beach and sailing with friends. "No one ever thought to wear sunscreen back then," she said. "As a teenager, the goal was to get as tan as possible, so I...

Mayo Clinic study helps patients with pancreatic cancer experience significantly less pain

...ving medications alone, such as morphine, which is typical treatment for cancer pain. Subsequently, all patients could receive additional pain-relieving medications as needed. All of the patients were followed until death or for at least one year after enrolling in the study. "Pain-relieving medications alo...

Physician assistant profession ranked third fastest-growing profession

...ational Employment Statistics annual earnings. The typical PA program is 23-25 months long and requires at least two years of college and some health care experience prior to admission. According to the 2003 AAPA Annual Physician Assistant Census Survey, the mean total income for PAs in all medical specialti...

Bar characteristics, women's behavior in bars tied to their risk for bar-related aggression

...ey reported drinking an average of six drinks on a typical night at their usual bar. The majority of the volunteer subjects reported going to their usual bar with two to four people (62 percent) who typically were friends (71 percent), usually leaving with a friend (63 percent) and buying their own drinks (...

Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza

...read of influenza was simulated through measuring typical numbers of close and casual contacts during the course of a day. Although the researchers acknowledged that vaccination, if available, would be the most effective strategy to prevent an epidemic, they found that using TAP for up to four weeks would ...

Anti-eosinophil therapy shown to be effective in treating hypereosinophilic syndrome

...philic syndromes are relatively rare compared with typical allergic diseases, it is important that appropriate therapy be developed for these often debilitating diseases," Rothenberg said....

Using fMRI technology to understand hyperlexia

... He did not speak, make eye contact, or respond to typical verbal or non-verbal communications cues. However, he could sit silently in a corner and read books for hours. Now at age eleven, Ethan attends a public school with an aide, and was recently voted class president. He has an insatiable curiosity fo...

Researchers identify key risk factor for cataracts

...taracts in patients who have retinal surgery. It's typical for retinal surgeons to remove the vitreous body in order to get better access to the retina. Within two years of retinal surgery and vitrectomy, patients develop cataracts at a rate approaching 100 percent." Putting all of that together, Beebe and h...

Changes needed to reduce migrant farm worker exposure to pesticides

...ty of pesticides). "This worker and his family are typical of the farm worker families in our study," said Arcury and Quandt. "Agricultural and residential pesticides are in their homes and there is evidence of pesticide exposure in their bodies." The researchers said that farm worker families have little kn...

Distress-prone people more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

...ords or a story. Problems with episodic memory are typical in people with Alzheimer's disease. Episodic memory ability declined 10 times faster in those high in distress proneness than in those low in distress proneness. The researchers also evaluated the participants on their level of symptoms of depression...

A hot time for cold superconductors

...e many miles of wire are wound into the coils in a typical MRI, the development of less expensive wires by the private sector could put an MRI machine in every doctor's office and even in veterinary hospitals." Today's MRI machines use niobium-alloy wires that are much more expensive than MgB2 wires and requ...

Study reviews discussion of medical errors at hospital conferences

...luissi. "The differences we found were such that a typical medicine conference attendee would listen to only seven error discussions each year, compared to a surgery conference attendee, who could expect to hear 44 error discussions in a year." The study's authors speculate that many of the difference...

Study questions benefits of costly schizophrenia drug

...ne of an older class of schizophrenia drugs called typical antipsychotics, to olanzapine, the most expensive among the newer atypical antipsychotics. Used alone, the older medications are more likely to cause troubling side effects such as tremors and twitches. But the study had doctors prescribe haloperido...

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