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Discovery of a 'molecular switch' could lead to new ways of treating infection, including MRSA

... new way to stop infections without resorting to a cocktail of antibiotics. "Although this is only a first step, the discovery could also help arthritis sufferers. By increasing IKKa activity we may be able to stop inflammation, and possibly develop a new treatment." The team investigated the role of IKK in i...

Research: Noise, visual cues affect infants' language development

...t an older adult with hearing loss encounters at a cocktail party. "Older adults who are hard of hearing use their other senses, such as vision, to better understand speech," Hollich says. "We thought this might be what infants do when they are in a noisy environment. Struggling to hear can be annoying for ad...

UCI researchers create method for predicting most effective use of cancer-fighting drugs

...chers' mathematical model suggests that for CML, a cocktail of three drugs is needed to reduce chances of treatment failure. Currently, the model is specific to cancer, but the general strategy also can be applied to other drug therapies, for example, therapies for infectious diseases. "Now we are working on...

Pregnant women need HIV testing to protect themselves and their babies

...regnant woman is HIV-positive, she can be put on a cocktail of drugs that lowers the virus load in her body to essentially undetectable levels, which helps protect her from developing AIDS and reduces the risk of transmission to her baby, Dr. Helfgott says. C-sections also are believed to reduce the risk. Bab...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...revention Will the patient of tomorrow be given a cocktail of daily drugs that will help prevent or reduce the chance of cancer developing? This cocktail might include refined forms of anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent colon cancer, trace minerals to pr...

AACR launches new magazine to focus on people and progress in cancer

...h 31, 2006 Press briefing: 5:30 pm Followed by a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch WHERE: The Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Horizon Room Washington, DC 20004 CONTACT: Cindy Geoghegan/The Advocate Partners 203 563 0513/203 858 8288 cindy@geogheganmail.com Karen Russell/A...

Stem cell treatment succeeds in spinal cord-injured rats

...eeks after the initial injury survived thanks to a cocktail of growth factors and immune-suppressing drugs the team developed. More than one-third of the transplanted cells traveled along the spinal cord, were incorporated into damaged tissue, developed into the type of cell destroyed at the injured site, and...

Factor stimulates cartilage growth from stem cells

...uction procedures, and then exposed the cells to a cocktail of various growth factors in order to stimulate th...st experiments, the researchers added BMP-6 to the cocktail in which hADAS cells were grown in tiny spheres of a complex carbohydrate known as alginate. The thr...

Lack of response to herceptin may be reversed with addition of a PI3K inhibitor

...espond to Herceptin (trastuzumab) may benefit from cocktail therapy that includes Herceptin along with one or ...ing on Wednesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. "If this drug cocktail shows benefit, we hope to be able to identify those patients who won't respond to Herceptin before t...

UC receives $3.4 million NIH grant to study treatment for HIV and hepatitis C

...y day. The success of this triple-drug combination cocktail lies in its ability to disrupt HIV at different st.... As a result, many physicians discontinue the HIV cocktail as soon as they see significant abnormalities in the liver function measured by simple blood tests. ...

MIT research offers new hope for Alzheimer's patients

... brain functions. The MIT research suggests that a cocktail treatment of omega-3 fatty acids and two other com...esday, May 2. The three compounds in the treatment cocktail - omega-3 fatty acids, uridine and choline - are all needed by brain neurons to make phospholipids, ...

M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment

... "I think the most important part of the drug cocktail that we hope to eventually give to patients are agents that help block invasion," he says. "We have identified a number of targets and tactics that appear to be promising, and some of them may show up in the clinic in a few years. We have a real sens...

Clinical trial evaluates first-line approaches for treating HIV

...onavir, performed nearly as well as the three-drug cocktail with efavirenz, suggesting initial therapy need not include NRTIs, a class of drugs that can produce intolerable side effects in some patients. "Our findings suggest that the efavirenz plus two-NRTI regimen was the best of the three approaches as i...

Making headway against hepatitis C: SLU study shows new drug combo effective in nonresponders

... current drug therapies. They have shown that a cocktail of ribavirin and Infergen, a highly potent Interferon, is nearly twice as effective at controlling hepatitis C than standard treatments. They are sharing their findings at the annual American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting in ...

Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety

...ble than previously realized. Humans navigating a cocktail party scene might be tuning their neurons to specific voices (and hence tuning out others), or aligning their sensitivity to the acoustic features of one instrument in the band. As scientists build an understanding of the mechanisms that cause this r...

1 in 3 drivers under 'the limit' for alcohol still test positive for drugs

...These drivers were also more likely to be taking a cocktail of drugs. This rate was almost twice as high as that of drivers over the legal limit, one in seven of whom tested positive for drugs. The drugs found included amphetamines, metamphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, opiates and the hero...

Green tea extract protects against brain damage in new mouse model of HIV-related dementia

...rom mice were exposed to EGCG before being given a cocktail of the two neurotoxic HIV proteins and the toxic cytokine. The green tea compound inhibited the ability of the cytokine to act with the HIV proteins to cause death and damage of the neurons. In further confirmation, the green tea compound also inhib...

Recommended doses of ginseng, ginko biloba do not interfere with drug absorption

...dietary supplements. The participants were given a cocktail of five drugs, each drug in the cocktail chosen because it provides a measure of the activity of a key drug metabolism pathway. Taken togethe...

U of M researchers discover new method to combat HIV

...at HIV/AIDS, potentially replacing the traditional cocktail drug approach. The new approach proven accurate...s when two or more drugs are taken separately. The cocktail approach most commonly prescribed to HIV-infected patients is expensive and high in toxicity because...

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