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Next generation of Latino drug abuse experts at UH to learn, teach

National experts on drug abuse in the Latino community will be at the Unive...y small. We need to prepare the next generation of drug researchers for the consequences of drug abuse in Latino populations." This is the sixth year UH h...

Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease

...us), a commonly prescribed synthetic steroid. This drug is designed to suppress inflammation within the ai...ion therapy, is a long-acting bronchodilator, or a drug that relaxes and opens the airways. The study measured rates of treatment failure among the three...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

... to make it possible to use fingerprints to reveal drug and doping transgressions and to diagnose diseases...er of sample mix-ups. Another application could be drug screening without taking blood samplesfrom suspicious drivers, for example....

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy

...e likely to impart more benefit and less risk than drug therapies."...

Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia

...ations, the signatures differed according to which drug was used, giving researchers a tool to explore the metabolic side effects of these and other drugs. The team's findings also appear in the May 2007 issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The work was funded by the Stanley Medical Research Insti...

Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities

...les of the two groups of patients were similar and drug regimes were unaltered during the study. Most of the patients had communication problems and memory loss and were physically dependent on staff. Patients in the intervention group weighed between 31.5kg and 76kg at the start of the study, with an ...

World-leading innovation in child-allergy detection

...d for distribution in the US and with the European drug agency (EMEA)."...

Neglected epidemic of chronic lung disease; childhood conditions affect adult progesterone levels

...he neglect of COPD by clinicians, researchers, and drug companies, says Professor Barnes in his Essay in PLoS Medicine, "is largely because COPD is viewed as self-inflicted (by smoking) and also because the underlying disease process is generally perceived to be irreversible. Smoking is not the only c...

Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles

Even though HIV can be well treated these days, drug users are still more cautious about using needles ...al men have more unsafe sex. Smit established that drug users did not exhibit more risky behaviour once the perspective of HIV-infected drug users improved....

AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications

...Biomedical Research Center, and colleagues discuss drug treatments for overweight patients including currently available and impending treatments. Bariatric Surgery: A Review of Procedures and Outcomes - Bruce M. Wolfe, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues discuss surgical procedures for...

Rx for heart failure: patient-centered care from a pharmacist

...ly was important. The pharmacist also tailored the drug regime to each individual's lifestyle. "Having pharmacists attuned to how patients take their medications and reinforcing their doctor's instructions is a win-win situation that reduced the use of expensive medical services. It is only through this...

FDA approves Dey, L.P.'s Perforomist inhalation solution for maintenance treatment of COPD

... convenience of such simple dosing combined with a drug delivery option favored by many patients may provi...arket. Nebulization is a time tested and reliable drug delivery option. DEY has a long history of developing and marketing innovative respiratory therapeu...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...ce reported on the use of Reolysin plus the cancer drug cyclophosphamide in an animal model of melanoma. When treated with both agents, test animals experienced enhanced tumor regression compared with either agent alone, and without additional toxicity. Oncolytics has permission from the U.K. regulatory a...

Panel offers expert analysis on causes, prevention of stent thrombosis

...reaction to the polymer that binds the therapeutic drug to the stent's surface. Ongoing clinical trials will also add clarity to the frequency of stent thrombosis, by carefully documenting this complication as it happens, rather than after the fact. "We need a much better understanding of the true in...

Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery

...ors to see if a tumor is resistant to a particular drug and thus adjust the dose or switch to another drug after surgery. The patient might avoid toxic side effects while getting another chance to receive ap...

Martin F. Shapiro wins Herbert W. Nickens Award

...mericans; scientific misconduct in investigational drug trials; the quality and accuracy of pharmaceutical advertising; and the impact of violence on immigrants' mental health. Shapiro is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and is a past...

Researchers discover how antibiotic inhibits bacterial growth

...acterial growth. Scientists have known that the drug linezolid -- the first new antibiotic to enter the...But exactly where the binding occurred and how the drug worked was not known. Until now. "Linezolid targets ribosomes, inhibits protein synthesis, and ki...

An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away

...lso likely to influence the choice of antiplatelet drug in patients who require long-term treatment because of vascular disease. The study was conducted by Professor Peter Rothwell, University Department of Clinical Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK and colleagues. In collaboration with the ori...

New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome

...tors and most (but not all) patients prefer to use drug therapy, ranging from antispasmodics to treat pain...diarrhoea is one of the symptoms present. But true drug effects in trials (10-15%) were smaller than the placebo effect (40-50%). Professor Spiller conclu...

Is the UK prepared for pandemic flu?

...international policy, education and social mixing, drug interventions, and communications. It also makes clear the primary responsibility for planning and responding to any major emergency rests with local organisations. But the author questions whether timely and effective implementation in a time of ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... West Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation ... for $1.8 million from the Department of Defense ... PhD, is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, ... to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal ... Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Occurring in about one per eight hundred births, Down ... frequent genetic cause of intellectual disability. It results from ... a third copy of chromosome 21 (1% of the ... his team in the Department of Genetic Medicine and ... Medicine, published in Nature , shed light on ...
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