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Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

...ay matter," Dr. Lieberman says. "It also gives us hope that we will be able to completely forestall the disease in the future by intervening before psychosis even begins," Dr. Lieberman adds. "In three to five years, we should have ways to identify which adolescents will become schizophrenic, and we can ...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

... injury from shaken baby syndrome," Dias said, "we hope that a systematic approach to prevention will at least reduce it to a fraction of its present level." In addition to Dias, study authors were: Kim Smith, R.N., Kathy deGuehery, R.N., Paula Mazur, M.D., F.A.A.P., Veetai Li, M.D., Departments of Neuros...

Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence

...s a promising new development for treatment, and I hope that it can play a role in helping the large numbe...ing, will open new doors for our patients and give hope to them and their families," adds Dr. Pettinati. A total of 627 alcohol-dependent patients were rand...

OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function

...age caused by Alzheimer's disease. The researchers hope that by gaining a better understanding of the disease's cellular impacts, progress can be made towards developing a treatment. The research is reported in the current edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, published by IOS publishers. While t...

IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says

...ds of research conducted under NIH's auspices. We hope this report will help to reassure the developing world about the good intentions of AIDS researchers."...

Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol

... disease and prostate cancer. Parks and colleagues hope to collaborate with other scientists to learn more about the role of ABCA1 in these diseases. They are also starting a project to compare the effects of the HDL produced in the liver with the HDL produced in the walls of blood vessels. "We will look...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

...the modeling and future experimental studies, they hope to refine their drug delivery design to get the optimal rate of drug release. "We started with a model I'd previously developed, then added in some features that allow us to model degradation of the delivery system by enzymes," Sakiyama-Elbe...

Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder

... anxiety disorders (including chronic PTSD) and we hope that it will be effective against acute PTSD related to combat. We also hope that this type of therapy, with its videogame-like qualities, will resonate well with the current ge...

Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life

...at this is an important question he and colleagues hope to address in the future. Dr. Bower and colleagues conducted this study to determine what types of personality or cognitive style -- one's habitual way of perceiving, remembering, behaving and experiencing emotions -- are associated with the develop...

MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis

...re it can be applied to clinical practice. And we hope to collaborate with other institutions to identify different metabolic profiles that could provide additional information." Cheng is an assistant professor of Radiology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School....

Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol

...tivity within a human tumor sample," he says. "Our hope is to be able to use this system as a molecular marker to assess whether an anti-cancer therapy is working." ABSTRACT # 1670 Sensitivity to Tarceva Depends on CDK2 In the first study, M. D. Anderson researchers found that loss of the CDK2 enzyme ...

Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes

...pon all of their lives." Lesley Lowes and her team hope that their paper will help health professionals understand the emotional trauma faced by parents and the support they need to cope with the challenges posed by their child's illness. "Twelve months after diagnosis, many parents continued to be aware ...

Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood

...sity is increasing in prevalence worldwide, and we hope our research may help contribute to ways to intervene in newborns to improve their lifelong health." Given that participants in the current study all received infant formula, Dr. Stettler says, it may be relevant that exclusive breastfeeding during...

Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study

...e prepared for a possible bioterrorist attack. "We hope the findings in our study are never put to the test, and there's never an attack," Owens said. "At the same time, if this helps get people more prepared that would be a very good outcome."...

Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor

...ost common glioma and the one offering the poorest hope of survival. "It is a real advance because we have never seen any genotype that can stratify glioblastoma multiforme patients into different treatment outcome groups like this," says Bondy. "Now we need to verify the finding, study the mechanism, and...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...he point where they die. Consequently there is the hope that memantine, which blocks some of L-glutamate's receptors, may reduce symptoms of dementia. Cochrane Review Authors concluded that, compared to placebo, giving 20 mg/day memantine reduced symptoms in people with moderate to severe Alzheimer diseas...

Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments

...ction for cancer pharmacogenetics," she says. "Our hope is to have a gene chip one day that can analyze a patient's genetic makeup and help physicians predict response to a wide variety of therapeutic drugs before treatment even begins." Esophageal cancer is highly aggressive; approximately 14,520 new eso...

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

...L) functions within bone marrow - a discovery they hope may some day lead to additional therapeutic strate...ve a therapy that can be tested in humans, but our hope is that this work can lead to development of such a one-two punch," says the study's principal inves...

Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?

...on is generally valid. "The findings provide hope that 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...

Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen

...nter for Neurobiology and Behavior. "This opens up hope for other types of treatment that can act on your sense of safety and security." The new safety circuit may also lead to a better understanding of addiction since the circuit operates in the same part of the brain known to be involved in addiction. "...

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