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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...nt approach," Kellogg says. "They were thinking of giving people rewards when they reached significant treatment benchmarks, such as holding a job for six months. Using the science of operant conditioning, we suggested to them that you could achieve a better outcome if you don't simply reward the attainment...

Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males

...s their risk of aneurysm to that of females, while giving females these same male sex hormones increases the... San Diego. In a well-established research method, giving hyperlipidemic mice the peptide hormone angiotensin II results in the development of abdominal aorti...

Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...e to their baby's cues. They also scored lower on giving their babies chances to lead interactions. In addition, the iron-deficient mothers cut in on the baby's play at inappropriate times more often and appeared bored or distant more frequently than the other mothers. At nine months, the babies of the ...

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

...velopment of new treatments for asthma attacks. By giving interferons to asthma sufferers it may be possible to prevent or treat the asthma attacks, stopping sufferers from becoming hospitalised through illness." Professor Stephen Holgate, from the University of Southampton and one of the report authors add...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...ion and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation for giving me the opportunity to contribute to spinal muscular atrophy research," said Sahin. "Through this award, I will be able to focus my efforts on understanding the cellular and molecular basis of SMA disease." Sahin's previous training and work has focus...

The right to live gives us a right to die

...olding treatment, which results in death, and giving treatment to cause death. But both involve the decision to end life, and so are effectively the same, argues Professor Grayling. Any distinction between the two is fictitious, he concludes....

Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls

...ase for both biological and non-biological parents giving evidence that it may be a combination of genetics and environmental factors that predict obesity. Interestingly, the weight-control behaviors elevated intake of high-fat foods, binge eating and lack of exercise did not predict the onset of obesity,...

Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise

...econdary fires reach wagons of hazardous chemicals giving rise to toxic and corrosive fumes that emanate past nearby houses. Casualties are being poisoned as well as seriously burned The EURATECH 2005 exercise is occurring between 10 and 14 April at the town of Portes-ls-Valence in the French department of ...

Rats with migraines provide Jefferson scientists insights to improved drug strategy

... treated animals with DHE before, during and after giving the animals a headache. By recording the change in the activity of the neurons in the brain, he can monitor the effects of medication on the induced headache. He found that pretreating with DHE, and treating with DHE at the beginning of the induced h...

Smart plastics change shape with light

...mory polymers and demonstrated a nifty application giving a flavor of the innovation potential in the medical field: a smart suture that ties itself into the perfect knot. That work was described in the journal Science ; mnemoScience GmbH of Aachen, Germany was developed to commercialize the discovery. "No...

New treatment for hereditary breast cancer

...ome women have inherited mutations in these genes, giving them about an eighty per cent risk of developing breast cancer. Normal cells replicate by dividing DNA into two strands and copying each strand. Before replication, damage in the DNA is usually repaired using a protein called PARP. If PARP is absent...

New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm

...ught to address this with a classification system, giving the neurosurgeons more information on how to proceed with these challenging cases, Lawton said. "There is little time to waste when a patient presents with an aneurysm," Lawton said. "The classification scheme may provide important preoperative guida...

Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage

...ost baby," noted Ct -Arsenault. "When a baby dies, giving the mother the baby's photo, footprints and handprints is much more routine. We have made progress. Now we need to recognize the impact of perinatal loss on subsequent pregnancies."...

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

...d to multiple-drug resistance of leukemic cells is giving researchers crucial information into why standard therapies fail to cure some children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This finding, from investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, could lead to development of drugs that would o...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...er women. There are sound biological arguments why giving post-menopausal women extra oestrogen might protec...e results they were able to compare the effects of giving HRT to 12,353 women, with giving placebos to 11,930 other women. They concluded that giving HRT does...

NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds

...e review might make people feel a bit easier about giving them." In the United States, many doctors seem to be taking a different approach. In fact, many patient advisories specifically say that NSAIDs should be avoided before and after surgery. "Acetaminophen is used much more than nonsteroidals here in t...

CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells

...p3, work to promote the development of leukemia by giving the cancer room to grow and spread, making it easier to invade the bone marrow and spleen, say the researchers. Because they also show in this study that blocking the protein with an antibody in mouse cell experiments will restrain the ability of the...

Early detection of lung cancer

...k of it arising persisting even twenty years after giving up smoking. In general this pathology is diagnosed on its symptoms appearing, indicating that it is at an advanced stage and with poor prognosis. In fact, using traditional techniques, only 15% of cases are detected at an early stage; this is why it ...

Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows

.... So while checkup visits are usually the best for giving advice, doctors may need to look for "teachable moments" during illness-related visits as well. Ma said that system-related factors likely have a greater influence on counseling rates than do physician-related factors. Therefore, she explained, it's ...

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study

...men who are 25, 27, 28 and save many lives without giving them radiation it could save people and money, too." HEDA is performed after breast tissue has had 24 hours to recover from the compression of mammography. Exclusionary factors include previous breast surgery, nipple rings, anatomical abnormalities...

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