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Spot on treatment for acne

...y good, said Nigel Blackburn, director of clinical development at the company, Summit, which is organising the trial. Reducing sebum production has been the holy grail of acne treatment for 30 years, and there has been little success aside from Roaccutane which has significant side effects. The current gold st...

Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women

... caused by exposure to oxygenmay contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, according to background information in the article. In addition, compounds known as free radicals may damage artery linings, encourage blood clots and alter the function of blood vessels. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...fy why housing conditions were contributing to the development of diabetes, but none of these factors seemed to explain the relationship at all, explains Mario Schootman, Ph.D., lead author and chief of the Division of Health Behavior Research at Washington University. However, there were several potential expla...

Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk

...r loss and other skin disorders and facilitate the development of new treatments for these diseases. PPAR acts as a genetic switch, sensitizing the body to insulin and lowering levels of circulating glucose. In fact PPAR drugs, including Actos and Avandia, belong to the newest generation of anti-diabetic medic...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

... that housing conditions somehow contribute to the development of diabetes." The study looked at many risk fact...ly be related to lead. Lead is associated with the development of diabetes, and we know that in some poorer housing conditions, there's likely to be lead exposure....

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...ts to identify individuals more susceptible to the development of hypertension and diabetic induced kidney disease and perhaps new therapies for the prevention of end stage kidney disease in hypertensive and diabetic patients that account for almost one-third of the adult population....

Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index

...elong dietary and exercise habits that prevent the development of the pot belly....

Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems

...h frequent electrocardiograms (EKGs) for potential development of irregular heartbeats. Cluster headache is a rare, severe form of headache that is more common in men. The attacks usually occur in cyclical patterns, with frequent attacks over weeks or months generally followed by a period of remission when the...

Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's

...and the blood-brain barrier are all central to the development of Alzheimers disease, likens the new approach to how statins help people with heart disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause problems with blood flow; in the same way,...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...Christiane Kuhl explains. 'That way we prevent the development of a disease that is often life-threatening.' However, there are different forms of intraductal carcinomas: the less aggressive (low-grade) and highly aggressive (high-grade) DCIS. Whereas low-grade DCIS is relatively inert and may never spread beyon...

New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding

...ng foreign proteins that can carry greater risk of development of antibodies, said William C. Chapman, MD, FACS, ...nts had similar safety profiles, although antibody development was significantly lower in patients treated with rhThrombin compared with bThrombin (1.5 percent ver...

New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections

...those antibiotics first in an effort to dampen the development of resistance to such last-resort antibiotics as vancomycin....

Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression

...er in its intraductal stage could help prevent the development of invasive cancer, conclude authors of an Article in this weeks edition of The Lancet. And an accompanying Comment says that the findings show that MRI should now be used as a distinct method in its own right to detect breast cancer in its earliest ...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...of industrial work that has lead to the successful development and commercial sale of a technological product. "Our Heroes of Chemistry this year represent the very best in scientific innovation," said ACS President Catherine T. Hunt, Ph.D. "We at ACS applaud them and their corporate management for improving o...

Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research

... in2002. Along with research in kidney disease and development of imagingtechnologies, the center has served as a...rovisions for several pilot projectsfor technology development with researchers at IU, the University ofPittsburgh and Harvard University. The pilot projects, Dr...

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...a standard inventory for measuring infant language development was used. Parents of the 8 to 16 month olds were asked how many of a list of about 90 words their child understood. Typical words on this list included choo choo, mommy and nose. Parents of the 17 to 24 month olds were asked how many words on a si...

Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps

...relationship between one-carbon metabolism and the development of cancer. Clearly, one-carbon metabolism and its role in [cancer development] is more complicated than originally anticipated, and our understanding of the underlying mechanisms is probably incomplete. More research, and caution in developing pub...

Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

...shion would also provide a cushion of time for the development and distribution of effective vaccines and antivirals, while reducing the crush on essential infrastructure. By better understanding what worked in the past, we can better prepare for the future, says senior author Martin Cetron, M.D., director of ...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...to be discussed during the conference involves the development of a sensor to be implanted in the eye to monitor glaucoma by measuring pressure in the eye's interior. "Glaucoma is one of the big two irreversible, but preventable, causes of blindness," Irazoqui said. The disease causes blindness from a buildu...

UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism

...sive research program devoted to the discovery and development of antibiotics for the treatment of this and other...bacterial ribosomes for new antibiotic action; the development of aminocyclodextrins to block pore assembly by the anthrax pathogen in host tissues; rational devel...

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