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Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance
...an produce Gleevec resistance, Giles says. But the drugs
have not been compared head-to-head, so Giles says...y all be used in treating CML, especially if these drugs
show a synergistic effect. M. D. Anderson enrolled patients in the study, as did researchers at the ...
Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?
...t short segments of sugar chains will be useful in drugs
for Alzheimer's and other amyloid disorders in the future. But first such compounds need to be carefully tested in test tubes and then assessed in comprehensive animal experiments. Only then will it be possible to introduce testing in patients," says...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...ws. Although the data confirmed that antipsychotic drugs
are still the first choice for schizophrenia treatment, they also showed that electroconvulsive, or shock, therapy clearly works, and combining both treatments can accelerate benefits to some patients, the review finds. Dr. Prathap Tharyan, head of p...
Researchers determine two arthritis medications are safe and effective for children
...ffectively in children. In fact, in our study both drugs
had a higher response rate in children than the response rate reported in studies in adults," said Dr. Silverman, the study's lead author, a rheumatologist and senior associate scientist at Sick Kids, and a professor of Paediatrics at the University ...
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...I felt safe for the first time,' so it may be that drugs
of abuse artificially activate some aspect of this safety mechanism." Anxiety disorders previously linked only to fear Most anxiety research focuses on the brain's fear circuits and it's easy to understand why. Fear, after all, is the problem in an...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...the general consensus is that use of antiepileptic drugs
is associated with increased risk for birth defect...ld be possible postnatal effects of anti-epileptic drugs
to the child which do not become apparent until school age. The Commission on Genetics, Pregnancy, a...
Anti-malarial drugs given to infants can protect them for two years
...million African children every year. Using malaria drugs
regularly can protect children from malaria episodes and death. However, stopping this treatment can be followed by increased risk of malaria, suggesting that it interferes with the development of antimalarial immunity. Following a trial involving 7...
10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use
...ces were available. Combination therapies based on drugs
derived from the plant Artemisia annua (ACTs) have now been adopted by many endemic countries, although cost is likely to be a problem in ensuring their widespread use. ACTs are highly effective, even in areas where there is a high level of resistanc...
Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa
...f Africa where resistance to commonly used malaria drugs
is high, concludes a randomised trial published in...unate (515), or artemether-lumefantrine (519). The drugs
were taken orally at home to test their use under real-life conditions. Around 1700 children were fo...
Who needs health care the well or the sick?
...ly offers more good than harm? A tax on preventive drugs
sold in rich countries could be used to fund drugs
in poor countries, she suggests. This would benefit people in both rich and poor countries....
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
..., they also may be able to deliver cancer-fighting drugs
to malignant tumors as effectively as they carry t...the particles can be loaded with a wide variety of drugs
that will then be directed to growing tumors. "When drug-bearing nanoparticles also contain an imagi...
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...possible. They conclude that new immunosuppressant drugs
shown to have anti-cancer effects are particularly promising for HCC patients....
Top AIDS researchers to discuss latest advances on vaccine development for HIV-1 at academy meeting
...t 25 years have led to the development of numerous drugs
that are currently in use and that complement existing prevention programs. But the world is still awaiting the development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent this devastating disease. The NY Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the AI...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...h means the brain may respond to new anti-dementia drugs
that can restore memory. Huntington's disease is a... could lead to the development of memory restoring drugs
designed especially for people with Huntington's disease. "We have demonstrated the linkage from mol...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...ofen, but not other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs), reduced the risk of Parkinson's by about 40 percent in both men and women, adding to the growing list of conditions for which NSAIDs appear to offer protection. [P05.073] The known genes for Parkinson's disease account for only a small perc...
Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy
... Traditional therapies to treat acute CHF include drugs
that pull off fluid (diuretics) or cause the heart to pump more strongly (inotropes). In contrast, the Cancion CRS is designed to create an environment that allows the heart to rest while it recovers from an acute decompensation event. Congestive he...
Second consecutive UH win puts national spotlight on pharmacy student
...ve the difficult task of proving information about drugs
and the disease process to patients," said Sunny E. Ohia, dean of the UH College of Pharmacy. "Clearly, the success of our students in this competition two years in a row is a positive reflection of the quality education they receive from our facult...
How medical research is taking care of your heart
...early involvement in the finding that aspirin-like drugs
inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis thereby explain..., explaining the actions of many vascular relaxing drugs
including Viagra. In the early 1970s, the endothelium, the thin layer of cells that lines blood and...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...r weight gain and the use of specific anti-obesity drugs
could also help combat obesity in patients. However, in Glasgow much work is already underway to tackle poor physical health amongst people with schizophrenia. The integrated schizophrenia care pathway provides a structured route to ensure that physi...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...n health-care quality, by promoting the overuse of drugs
in some cases while also averting under use and ra...eral drug request was made, and 10 percent when no drugs
were requested. But the study notes that prescriptions for Paxil accounted for two-thirds of all ant...
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