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

...g the levels of the toxic protein in the brain and halting symptoms. The team is now working on developing a version of the protein that could be tested in people with the disease. The approach doesnt take direct aim at the pathology that is ubiquitous in the Alzheimers patients brains, where amyloid-beta ...

'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders

...-service (FFS) and apply the savings to SCHIP and halting the Medicare physician payment cuts. Paying Medicare Advantage plans more for the same patient than what would be paid under FFS contributes to higher expenditures, higher budget deficits, and Medicare insolvency. Children and seniors alike nee...

Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women

...mens tumors, with the hope of shutting it down and halting tumor growth. More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and about 22 percent -- or approximately 46,000-- were under the age of 50. The numbers are expected to be comparable in 2007....

Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors

...elated compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting prostate tumor growth, according to a study led by...ried said. Flaxseed is thought to play a part in halting the cellular activity that leads to cancer growth and spread. One reason could be that as a source o...

New research shows why too much memory may be a bad thing

...decision making. "We were surprised to find that halting neurogenesis caused an improvement of working memory, which suggests that too much memory is not always a good thing, and that forgetting is important for normal cognition and behavior," said Gal Malleret, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Center fo...

Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis

...ent cholesterol-lowering drug is also effective at halting early changes in the blood vessels that can lead t...rasound to assess whether Crestor was effective at halting progressive thickening of the carotid arteries. Vessel thickening is an early sign of atherosclerosi...

New compound shows promise in halting HIV spread

A new compound has shown promise in halting the spread of HIV by preventing the virus from replicating. Developed by Temple University researchers, 2-5AN6B could someday work as an effective treatment for HIV especially in conjunction with current drug treatments. Their work is published in th...

Education does not protect against age-related memory loss, say USC researchers

... School of Gerontology says she wouldn't recommend halting any schooling based on the results. But they help us understand the way we learn and unlearn as we age. "We are starting to find evidence of how the brain works over the entire lifecycle," said Crimmins. "This study clarifies that while cognitiv...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...chestrates the expression of genes responsible for halting the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. Although the study of the exact molecular mechanism is in its early stages, the researchers believe the separate chemical components work together to bolster the cancer-fighting power of butyrate. The doubl...

Fresh use of targeted therapy advances treatment of early HER2-positive breast cancer

...ER2 proteins by sticking to and "smothering" them, halting the pro-growth molecular instructions that these proteins relay into the body of the cancer cells. When approved by the FDA in 1998, trastuzumab helped usher in the era of targeted therapy because it specifically attacks a molecular defect on a cance...

Omega-3 fatty acids may slow down early Alzheimer's in some cases

...ty that omega-3 fatty acids might be beneficial in halting initial progression of the disease."...

Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease

...ty that omega-3 fatty acids might be beneficial in halting initial progression of the disease."...

Mouse study reveals new clues about virulence of 1918 influenza virus

...elop new or improved agents aimed at moderating or halting the human immune system's overactive response to these viruses....

MIT device could prevent epileptic seizures

...ng seizure and then activate the VNS, in principle halting the seizure before it becomes manifest. "Our contribution is the software that decides when to turn the stimulator on," said John Guttag, MIT's Dugald C. Jackson Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Guttag dev...

Why we need better estimates of global demand for an HIV vaccine

To really make a difference in halting the AIDS pandemic, an HIV vaccine "must be demanded by individuals and government authorities," say Robert Hecht (International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) and Chutima Suraratdecha (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) in a policy paper in PL...

Decrease in progression of prostate cancer

...t training, appeared to be effective in slowing or halting the spread of this deadly cancer. The study, published in the September issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies, focused on the change in the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), an indicator of the cancer, in response to a plant-based diet and...

Researchers identify gene as protector of DNA, enemy of tumors

...ome by detecting DNA damage, initiating repair and halting division of the damaged cell so that it does not replicate. In a series of laboratory experiments, Lin and colleagues show that BRIT1 activates two of these checkpoint pathways. The ATM pathway springs into action in response to damage caused by io...

Experiments with fruit quality improvement lead to new approach for halting spread of cancer cells

...rs of a promising new avenue of drug treatment for halting the growth and spread of cancer cells in animals a... from its nutritional and oxygen supplies, thereby halting its growth and stopping metastases (spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body). The work ...

Mouse model aids discovery of novel melanoma metastasis gene

... proteins associated with NEDD9 may be fruitful in halting spread of melanoma. "This is clinically important," said Chin, "because primary skin melanoma doesn't kill patients metastases are the major problem. So understanding the events that drive metastasis may lead to identifying the most relevant targ...

New osteoporosis medication not cost-effective compared with older, cheaper drug

...actures by rebuilding lost bone rather than merely halting bone loss as most therapies do. But researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that the first such drug now available, called teriparatide (brand name Forteo), is not cost-effective compared with the most commonly prescribed...

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