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Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

...xia type 1 (SCA1) is part of a group of inherited, incurable neurodegenerative disease called triplet repeat diseases. These diseases kill patients (who are typically diagnosed in their thirties and forties) within a few years of disease onset. The name refers to the underlying genetic abnormality: Information...

UC Irvine researchers reveal first images of brain changes associated with memory

...during the early stages of Huntingtons disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disease characterized by disturbances to memory and learning. Lynch, Gall and colleagues found that LTP structures encoding memory are defective in mouse models of Huntingtons disease. They discovered that these synaptic defects c...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researcher finds mold by-product kills multiple myeloma

...ble anti-myeloma agents." Multiple myeloma is an incurable bone marrow cancer that kills more than 11,000 people each year in the United States, reports the American Cancer Society. Dr. Bibles team has shown for the first time that chaetocin has promising anti-myeloma activity. They found that chaetocins pro...

Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors

...ng as comparative therapies. Though gliomas remain incurable in nearly all cases, the combined drug therapy may buy precious time and preserve physical and mental function longer for patients facing this grim diagnosis, the researchers said. "These results are exciting because of the possible implications fo...

Common blood pressure drug treats muscular dystrophy in mice

...chenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of incurable muscular dystrophy in children, generally leads to death in early adulthood or before. DMD causes muscle fibers to be incredibly fragile. As a person with DMD ages, their muscles slowly lose the ability to regenerate and repair, which leads to loss o...

Moffitt research on myelodysplastic syndromes appears in New England Journal of Medicine

...tal Phase II trial of Revlimid in patients with an incurable blood cancer know as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in the October 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The data published found that more than 75 percent of patients reduced their need for transfusions and two-thirds were completely free...

Liver diagnosis breakthrough with Mayo Clinic MRI development

...iver fibrosis, a common condition that can lead to incurable cirrhosis if not treated in time. Traditionally, liver fibrosis is usually diagnosed using needle biopsies, which can involve complications and may be inaccurate due to sampling errors. The new technology promises to provide an accurate, painless, an...

Mayo Clinic: New recommendations for use of bisphosphonates in treatment of multiple myeloma

...ety of treatment options for MM, but it remains an incurable disease with current emphasis placed on enhancing quality of life while the cure is sought. Because bone destruction causes significant problems for MM patients, and painful results include osteoporosis, lytic bone disease and skeletal fractures, c...

Radioactive scorpion venom for fighting cancer

...lly attaches to the cells of a type of essentially incurable brain cancers known as gliomas. Responding to this urgent problem, scientists at the Transmolecular Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts created a radioactive version of this scorpion venom. Called TM-601, it contains an artificial version of th...

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

... distress and the doctor's reactions to severe and incurable illnesses in their patients may inadvertently lead the doctor to support the patient in their interest of assisted suicide. "They should instead be taking an approach that aims to understand the basis of the patients' request and distress in the usua...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center on the forefront of the fight against multiple myeloma

...ble to report such positive results for this still incurable cancer," said Dr. Rajkumar. "Not only have we consistently shown that Thal/Dex reduces the amount of cancer cells in the bone marrow, but now we can state that primary therapy with this combination produces superior long-term results compared to dex...

On World NO Tobacco Day the ESC urges governments to spread smoking bans & tax tobacco

...the patients can be cured. Life expectancy for the incurable is reduced by 10 years," said ESC prevention spokesperson professor Freek Verheugt, from Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, Netherlands. "Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the number of people who begin smoking and thus decrease the...

Avantogen and Hawaii Biotech to combine vaccine businesses

...mbinant vaccines for prevention of common, deadly, incurable diseases using our proprietary, state-of-the-art manufacturing methods. These methods will allow us to lead the marketplace by rapidly delivering the quality and quantity of vaccine product needed to address worldwide pandemic diseases such as Influe...

Palliative radiation actually a cure for some lung cancer patients

About one in a hundred patients with apparently incurable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survive five or... clinically followed 2337 confirmed and apparently incurable NSCLC patients who had received palliative dose RT. Approximately 1.1 percent of the 2337 survived f...

Adults with lazy eye can improve

...nent loss of vision. Amblyopia has been considered incurable in children older than eight. The new study, published online by Vision Research, documented a 70 percent improvement in eye chart performance in 19-year-old subjects. The average one-year retention rate was 90 percent. The researchers trained the su...

Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

...other treatments. Multiple myeloma is a currently incurable cancer of the bone marrow that causes a plunge in the production of vital red and white blood cells. Although relatively rare, it is the second most common type of blood cancer and accounts for 11,000 deaths annually in the United States. Bortezomib,...

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...than the size of a silver dollar were once thought incurable by radiation alone. After a 10-year study, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers found that precise radiation techniques can cure or shrink some of these abnormalities. Arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) are a collection of blood vessels t...

Treatment advances for lymphoma have reduced deaths by 70%

...with follicular lymphoma, previously considered an incurable cancer, have reduced deaths in the first four years by 70 percent. A newly published study recommends that doctors carefully choose their patients' initial therapies because there are significant differences in overall survival rates, according to r...

New rheumatoid arthritis drug developed at UCSD promises improved treatment options

... lungs, heart, blood, nerves or kidneys. It is an incurable disease, with most therapies focusing on symptom relief. "Although the current available drugs pose risks to patients, the first two trials of dnaJP1 have not raised any significant safety concerns and offer an improved treatment option for patients...

Children and adolescents with advanced cancer can make complex end-of-life care decisions

...s 10 years old who are aware that their disease is incurable have the ability to participate meaningfully in di...very important time in the life of a child with an incurable disease." The Palliative Care program at St. Jude relieves the suffering of children and adolescents...

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