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Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

...ring acid reflux while also uncovering tantalizing clues on how typical acid reflux can turn potentially cancerous. In research published in July and August, scientists discovered that people with acid reflux disease, particularly those with a complication of acid reflux called Barretts esophagus, have a...

Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children

...n addition to bruises or marks from the seat belt, clues of more serious injury include abdominal and/or spine tenderness, and neurological deficits. Ideal treatment of possible spinal-cord injury starts at the scene of the accident with proper stabilization and transportation of the victims. If a child wi...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

...ions for future studies on aging and possibly hold clues to the study of other diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. ...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...ucasian; 2 percent were Asian-Americans. To find clues to the differences, the scientists examined six genes in DNA samples from the patients. They found differences in four. In patients with certain variations in the CYP3A4 gene, it took 2.75 times longer for their lung cancer to progress than in patien...

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

Based on clues provided by a study with transgenic mice, a research group at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed a strategy that will be tested as the first treatment for people with h...

Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome

...this study has exposed the fact that sometimes the clues we use to suspect the diagnosis of LQTS can be misread, misinterpreted, mismeasured and mistaken, he explains. Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The risk of underdiagnosing LQTS has been well established in recent years. Early this year,...

Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA

...new trouble. After such a call, Bennett probes for clues that led to a life-threatening reaction to a drug. Whats the age and weight of the patient, x-rays, details of the physical exam and blood tests? hell ask. Hell canvas doctors to see if theyve seen similar cases. If a vital piece of evidence is miss...

UC Irvine researchers reveal first images of brain changes associated with memory

...lie memory, a discovery that is already uncovering clues about memory loss linked to cognitive disorders. Three decades of work by neuroscientists have established that a physiological effect known as long-term potentiation (LTP) encodes everyday forms of memory. In the Journal of Neuroscience today, a U...

ENDEAVOR III Trial reports key findings on new-generation stent

... (SCAI), May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL, will offer clues to the fate of a new-generation drug-eluting stent that is vying for a place in the treatment of coronary artery disease. The Endeavor III trial randomly assigned 436 patients treated at 30 medical centers in the United States to treatment with the...

Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery

...the response to preoperative chemotherapy can give clues about the outcome of the therapy and help guide further treatment. The Cochrane review showed that tumors shrank more in some of the women who received preoperative chemotherapy than in others. "Different factors could have influenced the reported ...

New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases

...ples All this is a dynamic process that enables clues to be found and which are, in some cases, relevant for developing pharmaceutical drugs that can halt, or at least slow down, the course of a neurodegenerative illness. Apart from finding these molecules or targets that interact with pharmaceutical me...

Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise

...ments and functional imaging studies have provided clues to the location of this system, but the underlying electrophysiological activity has never been measured. Oxford University researchers recently examined several deep brain nuclei during exercise and have concluded that the periaqueductal grey area (...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007

...Wild 2) and return that material, believed to hold clues to the origin of the solar system, to Earth for scientific analysis. In the report, Jesus Martinez-Frias and colleagues point out that scientists were surprised to find that Stardust had collected tiny grains of the mineral osbornite, which chemicall...

Racial disparities seen in male breast cancer survival

...nvolved in the disparity, this study provides some clues that lower access to standard treatment may be an important cause." ...

Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

...dren. Traditionally, researchers have looked for clues to an infection by tracking down the virus or bacteria causing it. But that doesnt always work because the bacteria or virus may not be present in the blood or other easily accessible area. Researchers at UT Southwestern, Childrens Medical Center D...

Genetic pathways to curable and incurable forms of pancreatic cancer identified

...ncreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in hopes of finding clues to developing early detection biomarkers and possible treatments to halt the progression of the disease. The work involved activating the pancreatic cancer oncogene called Kras and then selectively mutating tumor-suppressor genes such as p53, p16 and...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007

... of long-duration insulin, but the study uncovered clues that toward that goal. Determination of long-acting insulin analogues in urine is of utmost interest for doping control purposes, the study notes. The developed and validated procedure provides a fast and reliable way to elucidate the potential misus...

CIHR-funded research: Antidepressants help men decrease alcohol consumption, but not women

...gnificant sex differences helps identify important clues for tailoring interventions." The scientists behind this study say further research is needed to assess whether this afinding is due to drug effects or some other factor. "We do not know whether antidepressants have different pharmacological effe...

Activation of brain region predicts altruism

...hat drives people like Mother Theresa, it may give clues to the origins of important social behaviors like altruism," said study investigator Scott A. Huettel, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center. Results of the study appear Sunday, Jan. 21, in the advance online edition of Na...

Syphilis spreading rapidly in China

...fficult, and recent sporadic reports have provided clues to the magnitude of the spread of syphilis throughout China. To investigate, Xiang-Sheng Chen (National Center for STD Control, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Institute of Dermatology, Nanjing, China) and coll...

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