Tag: "human" at medical news
Spot on treatment for acne
...a Phase 1 trial with the drug involving 18 healthy human
volunteers and the results are expected to be anno... year. In an earlier Phase 1 study in nine healthy human
volunteers, the treatment was seen to reduce the excretion of sebum by the skin, which is associated...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
... DNA vaccine, BHT-3009, that encodes a full-length human
myelin basic protein. Between 2004 and 2006, the researchers administered the vaccine to 30 patients with relapsing-remitting MS [characterized by symptomatic periods and periods of remission] or secondary progressive MS [when symptoms progressively ...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
... of David Weinshenker, PhD, assistant professor of human
genetics in Emory University School of Medicine and Gary Miller, PhD, associate professor in Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. The team also included Gaylen Edwards and Kimberly Freeman at the University of Georgia. Parkinson's disease affec...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...tient therapies, as a vital component of improving human
health. Also, the grant will enable us to recruit additional physician researchers who can pursue a career in pediatric nephrology research. One research project headed by Drs. Avner and William E. Sweeny Jr., M.S., assistant professor of pedi...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...ent that counteracts the effects of cocaine on the human
cardiovascular system, including lowering the elevated heart rate and blood pressure often found in cocaine users. We have found that cocaines effects on the cardiovascular system can be reversed by the use of a drug called dexmedetomidine, which is...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...esistance to endocrine therapy. The gene, called human
X-box binding protein-1 (XBP1), is an alternatively spliced transcription factor that participates in a stress-signaling pathway to protect cells from damage. In a paper published online in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Exp...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...merican College of Surgeons shows that recombinant human
thrombin (rhThrombin) reduces the risk of surgical...vine coagulation factors that can cross-react with human
coagulation proteins and possibly lead to adverse effects, including severe bleeding and thrombosis....
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...nin (HA) protein that directs the virus to bird or human
cells and eliciting antibodies to it. What Dr....er H5N1 viruses better able to recognize and enter human
cells. Bird-adapted H5N1 binds bird cell surface receptors. But these receptors differ slightly from...
Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts
...s micro-organisms that exert beneficial effects on human
health when they colonise the bowel. Researchers at the University of Naples tested five different preparations in 571 children with acute diarrhoea. All the children were aged 3-36 months and were visiting a family paediatrician with acute diarrho...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...VDs and TV may not be an even swap for warm social human
interaction at this very young age. Old kids may be different, but the youngest babies seem to learn language best from people, Meltzoff said. In my clinical practice, I am frequently asked by parents what the value of these products is, said Chris...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...sis (Tdap), hepatitis A, influenza, rotavirus, and human
papillomavirus vaccines have led to a 7.5-fold increase in the cost to fully vaccinate a child in the public sector (from $155 in 1995 to $1,170 in 2007), the authors write. Childhood vaccines in the U.S. are financed by a patchwork of public and ...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...1919 is among the most deadly contagious events in human
history, resulting in approximately 40 million deaths worldwide, including 550,000 in the United States, according to background information in the article. The historical record demonstrates that when faced with a devastating pandemic, many nations,...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...s on a tiny transmitter three times the width of a human
hair to be implanted below the scalp to detect the...evelop the technology. "We are planning on doing human
testing in two years," Irazoqui said. "Epilepsy affects about 1 percent of the global population, an...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...n deal with all those eye movements we make. The human
eye is designed with the most sensitive photorecep... expensive camera around. On an average day, the human
eye moves about 100,000 times. In the process of seeing, however, the brain instructs itself to igno...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...s a damaged or impaired sense of balance. Though human
testing of the so-called multichannel vestibular p.... Researchers say many hurdles remain before a human
device will be available. Efforts are underway to reduce electrical interference to other nerve bra...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...ug. 6, 2007 The longstanding idea that the entire human
face ages uniformly is in need of a facelift, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center who have found that multiple, distinct compartments of fat in the face age at different rates. The findings, published in a recent issue of Plastic and...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...nknown, the authors write. Both animal studies and human
studies provide substantial evidence that alterations in glycemic control are responsible for an increased risk of a range of structural birth defects among women who have diabetes prior to becoming pregnant. Thus, a similar mechanism to that occurri...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
... viewed in a different way. Ive been involved in human
health and environmental risk assessment for more than 30 years, Rifkin said. It became clear to me during this time that the uncertainty in health risk assessment had gotten lost, and the numbers had taken on a life of their own He had collaborate...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...ticompartment cylinders 1,000 times thinner than a human
hair, with potential uses in radiology, signal com...ation and the delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human
body. The discovery, a fundamental new tool for nanotechnology, is reported in the Aug. 3 issue of...
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
...ond international symposium on how produce affects human
health, according to Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center and conference chair. Patil said sessions will include the use of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risks of obesity, cancer and dis...
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