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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

... a Center for Disease Control-affiliated reference laboratory in New Jersey for blinded analysis of anti-influenza antibody titer by hemagglutination inhibition assay. Titer, according to Yang, refers to a measurement of the amount of antibodies in the blood. Those in the exercise intervention group partici...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

... in clinical relapses, disability, drug-associated laboratory abnormalities, adverse events or the number and volume of contrast-enhancing [visible on MRI] lesions on brain MRI with BHT-3009 treatment compared with placebo, the authors write. In fact, there was a trend toward a decrease in the number and volume...

RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply

...ts through personal interviews, physical exams and laboratory tests. Blood tests conducted as a part of the survey allow researchers to measure undiagnosed diabetes. Among the men studied from 1999 to 2002, Smith found that 6 percent of those with a high school diploma or more education were diagnosed with d...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

...ted by Karen Rommelfanger, graduate student in the laboratory 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 a...

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...r acquired kidney disorders. Basic research at the laboratory bench at the molecular and cellular level can unveil discoveries that can lead to clinical improvement at the patient's bedside. This work is expected to translate ultimately to new diagnostic tests and new clinical trials for specific therapies in c...

Reductive stress linked to heart disease

...dition is called reductive stress. In a study of laboratory mice with failing hearts caused by mutant alpha B-Crystallin, Benjamin and several U of U colleagues found increased activity of the biochemical pathway leading to high levels of reduced glutathione in the animals. Glutathione, one of the bodys mo...

UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

... certain antibiotics ineffective against MRSA in a laboratory setting, however, does not necessarily mean they will fail in patients, who have the help of their immune systems. More research, including the study supported by this NIH contract, will address the impact of MRSA resistance to various off-patent ant...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...act Synthesis. He received his basic education as laboratory technician at the former J.R. Geigy AG (1959-1963). Pfizer Inc, Groton, Conn., developed Geodon, which was approved by the FDA in 2001. It is an atypical (second generation) antipsychotic medicine that offers dosing flexibility, proven efficacy...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

...HS with $50,000 ofadditional funds to continue the laboratory follow-up of the original participants. The follow-upsibling study is being funded by a $852,563 grant from the National Health and Medical ResearchCouncil (NHMRC). The AFT views this study as a vital key in understanding asthma and other respiratory...

Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children

...age 4.5 years of follow-up, no serious clinical or laboratory adverse events were reported, as well as any untoward effects on sexual maturation or growth, Kastelein said. However, the number of children in our study is not sufficient to appropriately estimate the incidence of adverse events in children on sta...

Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment

...cells and slow the growth of brain tumors, suggest laboratory experiments and a small human trial, raising hopes...r intensively studying this effect in vitro and in laboratory animals, the researchers started a small human clinical trial to test its cancer-fighting ability. T...

Shining light on pancreatic cancer

...F grants, including a CAREER award. Whether in a laboratory or in the portable, fiber-optic system, a xenon lamp shines intense, white light through a series of lenses and filters onto the specimen. The light refracts through the outermost layer of tissues and scatters into a spectrograph, a device that separ...

University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank

... the portal includes patient demographic data with laboratory results, diagnosis information, PACS images, names of physicians involved in the care of each patient and medical transcriptions. The portal also provides clinicians with news and information, continuing medical education (CME), research, library re...

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

...icine at UCLA. The UCLA team was assisted by the laboratory of Christine Hrycyna, an associate professor of chemistry at Purdue University. The collaboration was a natural fit, as Hrycyna and the UCLA team share a common interest in ZMPSTE24 processing. ...

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage

... multiple sclerosis, but it is used extensively in laboratory research to study the deterioration of myelin, which insulates nerve fibers and enables them to properly conduct impulses in the spinal cord, brain and peripheral nervous system throughout the body. The findings suggest that LPC causes sheath degra...

UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery

...in 1993. Since the link was discovered, Valentines laboratory has made more than two dozen mutant, ALS-causing e... ALS, Valentine said. For many years, Valentines laboratory has studied the normal version of the protein. While the normal protein has copper and zinc, scienti...

Taking animals out of laboratory research

...a major boost at The University of Nottingham. A laboratory devoted to finding effective alternatives to anima...ent of Animals in Medical Experiments has had its laboratory at the University for 25 years, making Nottingham unique as the location of the charitys only resear...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

...thalmology, to accelerate the techniques move from laboratory to clinic. The Project is open access and will be made completely available to scientists, clinicians and all those with an interest worldwide. AMD is associated with defects of the retinal support cells the retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE)...

CIRM awards $3.79 million to Burnham Institute

...Burnham) for development of a collaborative shared laboratory and expansion of the Institutes training courses i...ed today will make it possible to develop a shared laboratory providing cell culture and core services to accommodate Burnhams increased demand. This shared labo...

USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities

...dicine (CIRM). These grants will fund dedicated laboratory space and equipment for multiple researchers and i...isory panel strongly recommended funding for USC's laboratory space. "We are very pleased that our USC faculty at the Keck School and at Childrens Hospital far...

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