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Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

... behavioral treatment for insomnia appears to be a promising intervention for older adults who suffer from insomnia. According to Dr. Krainson, some of the more common sleep disorders in older adults include: Insomnia affects almost half of adults 60 and older. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...lective plant breeding and genetic engineering are promising new approaches to improve dietary iron bioavailability, however a major challenge is to show that they can increase iron content to nutritionally useful levels and that the additional iron is bioavailable....

Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds

...SF Childrens Hospital. Inhaled nitric oxide is a promising therapy, but weve been concerned about safety. We ... good news in terms of the safety profile for this promising new therapy, Ballard said. Prevention of BPD in very premature infants has included the use of vita...

Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

...in the early detection of colon cancer now appears promising for detecting pancreatic cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Known as a silent killer, with no method of early detection, pancreatic cancer spreads rapidly and seldom is detected in its early stages. The new ...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

...olars program is designed to give the nations most promising young scientists the resources they need to pursue potentially breakthrough research projects in biomedicine. We are very pleased to support this group of Young Scholars who clearly exhibit extraordinary promise for future research and academic leade...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

... health information technology was identified as a promising vehicle for improving quality and efficiency, said Anthony Shih, M.D., assistant vice president for Quality and Efficiency Programs at the Fund. But in addition to that, there was a strong call for federal leadership in actively promoting adoption, i...

Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease

... which aims to support the careers of the UKs most promising individuals working in Parkinsons research. Dr Bedford will be using a new genetic model of Parkinsons to further understanding of how and why nerve cells die. Her research will also take a closer look at the reasons for the formation of Lewy bodie...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...lth Fund authors. We know the medical home is a promising model of care for narrowing health care disparities and providing patients with much higher quality care in terms of prevention and chronic disease management, says Fund Executive Vice President Stephen C. Schoenbaum, M.D. Adopting policies to encou...

Dead on target

... the field of medicine. Unfortunately, a number of promising nanostructured systems have turned out to be extremely toxic to humans, thus precluding their use in clinical applications and dashing hopes of an early success for the interdisciplinary field of nanobiotechnology. Now a group of researchers at the U...

Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators

...ew compounds in mouse models of ALL and move these promising new agents into the clinic for the treatment of this deadly childhood cancer. Dr. Juan Carlos Ramos focuses on adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), a deadly blood cancer that afflicts some of the most underserved cancer patients. ATLL is caused ...

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

...cts may not be what consumers want to hear, but is promising because it is so different than the typical approach used to market these kinds of products. Usually, they are positioned as effective as some kind of easy, magic solution. This product is up front in educating consumers that the road to long term we...

Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer

... and volumetric views of biological tissue. It is promising as a tool to characterize lesions and monitor therapy; however, its resolution is not as high as other anatomically oriented imaging modalities, and contrast comes mainly from vasculature abnormalities. In the current study using FDOT, the intrave...

Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue

...s turned up a quick fix. "Exercise is looking very promising and one psychostimulant drug, modafinil, is being studied as a potential new treatment," Roscoe said. "But nothing yet has clearly demonstrated the ability to relieve cancer-related fatigue." The Oncologist, a peer-reviewed journal, published a bod...

UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells

...llenge of the poor water solubility of todays most promising anticancer drugs and thereby increase their effect...s silica nanoparticles offer great potential and a promising approach to the delivery of therapeutic agents into targeted organs or cells. The pores in the nanop...

Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8

...ole in understanding this disease and in providing promising solutions to diagnosis and treatment. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss their latest findings in identifying changes in the brain chemistry linked to bipolar diso...

QBI scientist looks at why stroke causes vision problems

...tion associated with parietal damage, and point to promising new approaches to rehabilitation, Professor Mattingley said. ...

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines

... creating a concern that it may interfere with the promising new cancer vaccines being used against brain tumor...xceeded expectations. "Vaccines are an extremely promising new therapy for brain tumors, and the fact that their effectiveness may be augmented by chemotherapy...

Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer

...ne-targeting radioisotope radium-223 has delivered promising results in a randomised trial to test its efficacy...ed with little or no myelotoxic effect, and showed promising evidence of efficacy. They conclude: Further studies of radium-223 should explore potential for es...

Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer

...AR to the current standard-of-care treatment was a promising regimen for patients with stage II-III breast canc...ter intervals between treatments. Results showed a promising regimen in terms of pathologic complete response (pCR-the absence of invasive tumor in the breast). ...

World first medical treatment announced by researchers

...universities have already treated one patient with promising results. Their preliminary data are published as a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is the first time research into a condition known as idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis has investigated the role of oxidative stress and it is ...

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