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Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

...kinase has progressed from an unusual lipid kinase activity that we found associated with oncogene products to the central player in a network that controls the growth and survival of cancer cells. There is now much optimism that the elucidation of this network is revealing effective targets for pharmaceutic...

Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users

CHICAGO Adaptive changes in chemical activity in certain regions of the brain of former methamphetamine users who have not used the drug for a year or more suggest some recovery of neuronal structure and function, according to an article in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one ...

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...its antifolate ALIMTA, despite observed anti-tumor activity and more than $300 million invested. Operations research helped Eli Lilly resume testing. In addition to collecting standard clinical data, Eli Lilly researchers in the phase 2 clinical development of ALIMTA began collecting patient vitamin deficie...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...nter (SFVAMC). The drug, raloxifene, modulates the activity of the hormone estrogen. The finding was published in the April 2005 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects more than one-third of women and one-fifth of men aged 65 and older. It reduces short-term memor...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...rk bedrooms and pre-bedtime habits such as low-key activity and abstaining from caffeine, alcohol or exercise for several hours before bed. Insomnia, which includes trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, frequent night-time waking and early waking, affects more than 40 percent of adults over age 50 a...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...rtly practicing, by recording subjects' arm muscle activity during video watching. They found no such muscle activity when subjects watched the videos. Also, the researchers tested whether the learning process was cons...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

Adolescents who get daily vigorous physical activity tend to be leaner and fitter than their less activ...ttest kids are the ones who have the most vigorous activity for longer periods of time," says Dr. Bernard Gutin, exercise physiologist at the Medical College of...

Mediterranean diet leads to longer life

...iet, lifestyle, medical history, smoking, physical activity levels, and other relevant factors was recorded. Adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet was measured using a recognised scoring scale. A higher dietary score was associated with a lower overall death rate. A two point increase corresponded to an ...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

...rous physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity was the most prevalent risk factor for functional ...he participants, lack of regular vigorous physical activity was the strongest predictor across the spectrum of risk factors. What's more, when researchers adju...

OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior

...o could help scientists find ways to turn down the activity of the dopamine D2 receptor in individuals for whom dopamine sensitivity can be dangerous, such as prolonged drug abusers. "It does appear that wherever you see supersensitivity, you see high-affinity dopamine D2 receptors as the predominant form," s...

Breakthrough in national diseases

...lesterol levels. Statins have been shown to reduce activity in this gene and thus produce anti-inflammatory effects. Statins have now been tested on MS patients and have been demonstrated to be beneficial in this very way. The disease-associated gene variant leads to a reduction in the production of a number ...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...ow potential for noninvasive monitoring of disease activity and progress, the researchers say. The biomarkers may also provide insights into the underlying mechanisms of the syndrome, such as those involving inflammation and glandular destruction, they say. The exact cause of the condition is unknown. In gene...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...ow degenerative processes in order to maintain the activity and function of our aging population," said Gary G. Poehling, M.D., professor and chairman of othopaedics at Wake Forest Baptist. Anthony Atala M.D., director of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, said that laboratory-grown organs ma...

National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...ived both glasses and treatment with patches, near activity met this standard, while only 25 percent of those children in this age group who received glasses alone met the standard. For children age 13 through 17 who were treated with both glasses and patches (these children did not get drops), 25 percent me...

Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment

...h 12 with glasses, patch treatment and near-vision activity could, after 24 weeks, read at least two more lines on a standard eye chart, which the researchers defined as successful vision improvement. A fourth of children in this age group using glasses alone also met this standard. For children ages 13 thro...

Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder

...d both glasses and treatment with patches and near activity met this standard, while only 25 percent of those children in this age group who received glasses alone met the standard. For children age 13 through 17 years who were treated with both glasses and patches (these children did not get drops), 25 perce...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

...for researchers to get insight into the biological activity of different drugs and how they might be modulated for drug release. "We have low, medium and high affinity binding proteins," Sakiyama-Elbert. "We can look at fast and slow release rate for all three of them, so we can control affinity and concentr...

Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients

...rtrophy, or were smokers or exhibited low physical activity had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes. However, for these patients, emerging risk factors such as elevated levels of C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and the blood clotting protein factor VIIIc were not as strongly associated with...

Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy

...animals a headache. By recording the change in the activity of the neurons in the brain, he can monitor the effects of medication on the induced headache. He found that pretreating with DHE, and treating with DHE at the beginning of the induced headache prevents the headache from progressing to the debilitati...

Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk

The variety of leisure and physical activity one engages in -- and not its intensity in terms o... Johns Hopkins. An association between variety of activity and dementia risk, however, did not hold up in those with the so-called APOE-4 genetic predispositio...

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