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Taking animals out of laboratory research

...etely remodelled in a 240,000 overhaul designed to hasten the development of effective non-animal techniques. Scientists hope that by developing the use of cell and tissue cultures, computer modelling, cell and molecular biology, epidemiology and other methods, they will one day be able to completely remo...

Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor

...o unconsciousness by morphine, even though it will hasten her death. Mrs Taylor's request to use morphine...ine is well tolerated and does not shorten life or hasten death, he explains. Its sedative effects wear off quickly (making it useless if you want to stay unc...

Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors

...-for-profit organization that supports research to hasten a cure for brain cancer, said, "The results of this initial study are very encouraging and we are now excited to learn the findings of the larger study, that, it is hoped, will lead to an approved therapy for patients with brain cancer." In the pil...

Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis

...the blood and starves tissues of oxygen, which may hasten the loss of cartilage....

Study defines effective microbicide design for HIV/AIDS prevention

.... "Increased microbicide concentration and potency hasten viral neutralization and diminish penetration of infectious virus through the coating layer, as do ingredients that restrict viral passage," he said. "Our findings demonstrate the need to pair potent active ingredients with well-engineered delivery...

Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury

... after a stroke - doctors would like to be able to hasten the formation of new blood vessels. One promising approach is to "mobilize" patients' blood vessel-forming cells, called angiogenic cells, so these cells can reach the injured area. Recently, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine i...

Anger and hostility speed up decline in lung power

...g anger and hostility compromise lung function and hasten the natural decline in lung power that is a normal part of aging, reveals research published ahead of print in Thorax. The authors base their findings on a study of 670 men, taking part in the long term US Normative Aging Study. Their ages ranged f...

Stress significantly hastens progression of Alzheimer's disease

...id and tau appears to work in a "feedback loop" to hasten the progression of Alzheimer's. The researchers found that the higher levels of beta-amyloid and tau led to an increase in the levels of the stress hormones, which would come back to the brain and speed up the formation of more plaques and tangles. ...

New study shows the life and death importance of the doctor-patient relationship

... between clinician factors and a patient's wish to hasten death focused on terminally ill cancer patients an...hip was an important factor in a patient's wish to hasten death. Psychiatrist, Associate Professor Frank Varghese from The University of Queensland's School ...

Study challenges myth that sex late in pregnancy hastens birth

...ntercourse during the final weeks of pregnancy can hasten labor and delivery. In fact, just the opposite was...o hear the 'old wives' tale' that intercourse will hasten labor, but according to this data, they should not hear it from the medical community," concludes Dr...

Steroids do not prolong survival in intensive care patients with ARDS on life support

...DS Clinical Research Network was formed in 1994 to hasten the development of effective therapies for ARDS by evaluating new treatments and management practices. The network's first clinical trial, a ventilator management study, was stopped early in 1999 when data showed that death rates were lowered by appr...

Antibiotic proves successful in tackling symptoms of acute asthma

...ine, shows that the antibiotic, telithromycin, can hasten the recovery time of patients who have had asthma attacks by three days, as well as reducing their symptoms and improving lung function. Treatment for some serious asthma attacks can involve the use of steroids, which help control inflammation of th...

Boston University and Boston Medical Center partner with CIMIT

...e opportunities this new partnership presents that hasten the translation of research ideas into enhanced care for patients." Dr. Kenneth Lutchen, chairman of BU's Department of Biomedical Engineering added: "BU is very pleased to join CIMIT as a full member and we look forward to working with clinicians an...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...mechanisms," Lippman says. "And this research will hasten the arrival of safe and effective preventive drugs into the hands of the people who need them." Some of M. D. Anderson's studies with Celebrex were halted after news that the agent's sister drug, Vioxx, was associated with an increase in cardi...

Research findings contradict longstanding bias against morphine

...ngstanding beliefs that moderate doses of morphine hasten death by suppressing breathing. "Overall, the appropriate use of morphine in the final minutes, hours or days of life is becoming a more accepted practice by doctors nationwide," explained Susan Tolle, MD., Director for the Center for Ethics in H...

Moderate alcohol consumption can act as a 'blood thinner'

...t form in clogged arteries, and blood thinners can hasten bleeding from injured arteries. Based on these findings, we speculated that moderate drinking would also act as a blood thinner." Mukamal added that previous research had shown that moderate drinkers tend to have "less sticky" platelets than absta...

NIAID launches first Phase II trial of a 'global' HIV/AIDS vaccine

...e launch of the VRC--underscores our commitment to hasten the day when we have an effective AIDS vaccine," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. The unique vaccine combines synthetically modified elements of four HIV genes found in subtypes A, B and C of the virus--the subtypes commonly found in Africa...

Majority of ALS patients are not depressed

...more likely to be depressed if they want to die or hasten their own death. Two new studies, published in the...ir death were not different from those who did not hasten their death demographically or in their level of disability or access to services. They were not mor...

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

...sages of pain medication when it could potentially hasten death contributes to widespread under-treatment of pain in the terminally ill, according to the paper. Another challenge in this category is deciding when to shift from a curative to a palliative care approach. 7) Achieving informed consent Resear...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting

...he brain of Alzheimer's patients and is thought to hasten cognitive decline. In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Indianapolis showed that administering antibodies against beta-amyloid decreased the level of the protein in the brain after two weeks of treatment, providing the proof of p...

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