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Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus

... Published in the July 16 early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these biochemical findings may offer insights into the side effects of HIV protease inhibitors, including metabolic syndrome and regional losses of some of the bodys fat tissue. These side effects occur in up to one-third of patients taking anti-HIV...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

... Although c...

Vitamin D inhibits progression of some prostate cancers

Vitamin D can inhibit the spread of prostate cancer cells by limiting the activity of two specific enzymes, University of Rochester Medical Center scientists report.... ...The finding means that vitamin D could provide beneficial treatment to prostate cancer patients with high levels of the enzymes, the scientists said.... ..."We wanted to know the targets of vitamin D so we would know which pati...

Fox Chase study examines which women could benefit from adjuvant therapy with aromatase inhibitor

DENVER -- Few women with invasive breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy, radiation and five years of tamoxifen would benefit from taking an aromatase inhibitor after tamoxifen. That is the conclusion of a Fox Chase Cancer Center study presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Denver, Colo. ... "A randomized study in a sim...

COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy

... Premenopausal women are less susceptible to heart attack and stroke than are males of the same age group, an advantage that is lost after menopause. However, why this happens physiologically is unclear. Despi...

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

... ... In the European cooperative...

Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes

... In studies on mice, Dr. Michael Demetriou and colleagues with the UC Irvine Center for Immunology found that N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that incorrectly direct the immune system to attack specif...

Researchers discover how antibiotic inhibits bacterial growth

... ... "Linezolid targets ribosomes, inhibits protein synthesis, and kills bacteria," said Ale...

Effectiveness of first renin inhibitor drug for treating hypertension is limited

... Renin inhibitors, for which...

Inhibiting blood to save the brain

... "Current strategies to develop therapies to fight MS primarily target T cells," said Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assistant profe...

85th General Session and Exhibition of the IADR

... ... ... a background paper on the IADR, AADR, and CADR (blue),... a general news...

Early switch to an aromatase inhibitor increases survival

... Hormone modulating therapies ha...

New angiogenesis inhibitor has promise for treating deadly brain tumor

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center have found that AZD2171 (RECENTIN(tm)), a new angiogenesis inhibitor, can significantly reduce the size of the deadly brain tumors called glioblastomas and has the potential of improving the effectiveness of other therapeutic techniques. The Phase 2 clinical trial also finds that AZD2171 treatment can alleviate brain swelli...

New report highlights aromatase inhibitor side effects

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Study IDs protein that inhibits HIV from growing in cell cultures

... ... The finding b...

Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs

... "It is estimated that more than 30 million people worldwide take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) daily for treatment of pain and inflammation," accor...

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants and risk of violent behavior

... ... The sources used were data on paroxetine presented to the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines Expert Working Group by its maker, GlaxoSmithKline; data from United Kingdom Drug Safety Research Unit...

Routine use of Hib vaccine could lead to virtual elimination of killer disease in Africa

... ... ... Reducing labo...

COX-2 inhibitors prescribed to reduce gastrointestinal toxicity prior to the market withdrawals

Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been the most popular treatment for arthritis despite their association with gastrointestinal (GI) complications, including bleeding ulcers and death. When selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs) were introduced a decade ago, they were widely hailed as a gastroprotective shield for NSAID users. Eventually, they were incorporated into th...

Enzyme inhibitor may provide strategy to treat some GI disorders, Jefferson researchers find

... Researchers led by Satish Rattan, DVM, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, have shown that the enzyme Rho kinase (ROK) plays an important role in maintaining the tone of the internal anal sphincter (IAS), which is cr...

New evidence shows MabThera inhibits joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

New data presented at the EULAR meeting (European League Against Rheumatism) show for the first time that MabThera (rituximab), a unique B cell targeted therapy, is able to significantly inhibit structural damage of joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study was conducted in patients who had an inadequate response to one or more TNF inhibitors and they received either MabThera plus met...

84th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR

From June 28-July 1, 2006, thousands of dental research scientists, students, and educators from around the world will convene in Brisbane, Australia, as the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) holds its 84th General Session & Exhibition at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCC). This is also the 1st Meeting of the IADR's Pan-Asian-Pacific Federation (PAPF), comprised...

First trimester use of ACE inhibitors implicated in birth defects

The Food and Drug Administration is examining study data from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, to determine if new warnings should be placed on common blood pressure medications indicating an increased risk of birth defects for babies whose mothers take these medications during the first trimester of pregnancy. ......The...

2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain

Malaga, May 4, 2006 The 2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition will bring together leaders in the field of eHealth from around the world to shape policies, share best practices, introduce new technology and foster strategic innovation in the new world of eHealthcare May 10-12 in Malaga, Spain. Organized through a partnership between the European Commission, the Austrian Presidency of t...

Inhibiting cell process may give cancer drug a boost

A molecule that interferes with the internal scaffolding that shapes the cell may kill cancer cells, retard the growth of tumors and give a boost to a common chemotherapy drug, according to findings appearing in the May 3 issue of the European Journal of Cancer....... Although tumor growth depends on the rapid cell division and mobility of cancer cells -- processes highly dependent on the cytoske...

Enzyme inhibitor may help lower cholesterol and unclog arteries

Atherosclerosis, the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries that clogs the circulation and results in heart attacks and strokes, is a leading cause of death. One strategy for preventing heart disease and stroke is to clear out clogged arteries, restoring circulation. This process, known as reverse cholesterol transport is accomplished by the high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) in the blood. HDL...

Researchers resolve how COX inhibitors cause heart hazards, and offer alternative treatment strategy

Inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) were developed to relieve inflammatory pain as effectively as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), but without one of their major side effects, gastrointestinal bleeding. However, an unexpected adverse cardiovascular effect a higher incidence of myocardial infarction was subsequently detected, causing the highly publicized withdrawal of COX-2 inh...

ACE inhibitors may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in patients with coronary artery disease

Angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, medications commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), may reduce cardiovascular risk and the risk of death in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a new analysis of previously conducted clinical trials reported in the April 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....... Several me...

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors

WASHINGTON, D.C. Chemicals in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, watercress, cabbage and cauliflower, appear to stop human prostate cancer cells from growing in mice by affecting the expression of proteins, says a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute study, abstract number 5601, being presented today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, at the Washing...

Lack of response to herceptin may be reversed with addition of a PI3K inhibitor

Washington, D.C. - Breast cancer patients with HER2-positive tumors who don't respond to Herceptin (trastuzumab) may benefit from cocktail therapy that includes Herceptin along with one or more PI3K inhibiting agents, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center....... Their findings, reported at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR),...

Capsaicin shows promise in inhibiting growth of pancreatic cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C. A new study suggests that an ingredient in red chili pepper has cancer-fighting properties that prevent or slow the growth of pancreatic cancer tumors implanted in mice. The study found that capsaicin, the "hot" ingredient in red chili pepper, caused pancreatic cancer cells to die through a process called apoptosis. Apoptosis, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unw...

COX-2 inhibitors significantly reduce risk of cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C. Results from a new, five-year study show that regular use of popular prescription pain relievers may reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 71 percent and may offer similar benefit in the prevention of prostate, colon and lung cancers. ...... The study findings were released today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. .........

Gender practices inhibit men from being better dads

A study published in the current issue of Family Process provides an in-depth look at fathering in families with young children and finds that the most involved fathers live outside traditional gendered roles. Responsive fathers shucked the old model of fatherhood in which the man is the breadwinner and more valued than his child-rearing wife. The least interactive fathers frequently held stron...

'Visible Proofs' exhibition on forensic medicine opens at NIH

Who figured out that fingerprints were unique forms of identification? How did detectives capture crime scenes in the days before photography? How did scientists learn to collect and analyze the DNA evidence we so regularly rely on in court today? What can stages of body decomposition and insect infestation tell us about a cadaver?...... A new exhibition, opening at NIH's National Library of Medi...

Regular use of selective COX-2 inhibitors decreases risk of breast cancer

Regular use of selective COX-2 inhibitors significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. A case-control study published today in the open access journal BMC Cancer observed that daily use of selective COX-2 inhibitors, including celecoxib (Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Vioxx), was associated with a 71% reduction in the risk of breast cancer. Non-selective COX-2 inhibitors, such as aspirin and ibupro...

BRCA1 gene found to inhibit two sex hormones, not just one

It's been known that the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 regulates use of estrogen in breast and other cells, but now researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered that it also controls activity of a second sex steroid hormone, progesterone.... ...The findings, conducted in cell culture and in mice and reported by the researchers in the January issue of Molecular End...

Race/ethnicity predict lipids, heart-disease risk in HIV-1 patients on protease inhibitors

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, have found that small changes in a human gene, apolipoprotein CIII (apoC-III), which vary in frequency among people of different ethnicity, may help predict which HIV-1 infected patients are likely to develop lipid disorders and be at increased risk for heart disease if they ta...

Cyclosporine inhibits hepatitis C virus in vitro

Liver transplant patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) achieved significantly better long-term viral response when taking the immunosuppressive agent Cyclosporine along with interferon-ribavirin combination therapy. Cyclosporine also showed efficacy against Hepatitis C virus in vitro. ... ...The results of this study appear in the January 2006 issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal...

Marian Koshland Science Museum receives NIH funding for infectious diseases exhibit

The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Awards. The museum will use the $1.3 million award to fund a new interactive exhibit based on 50 National Academies studies related to infectious diseases. The new exhibit will engage visitors through interactive displays that exp...

Blocking previously unrecognized links between inflammatory systems could make COX-2 inhibitors safe

A recently identified path of inflammation once thought to be wholly independent of other inflammatory systems has now been linked to another major pathway. The findings by neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins are likely to point scientists to novel drugs that significantly reduce the risks of taking COX-2 inhibitor pain relievers, the investigators report....... In a paper published in the Dec. 23...
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