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Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

...chers concluded that IPV-immunized communities are partially protected from spread of poliovirus. Better protection may be achieved by enhancing IPV further, they said. However, an accompanying editorial by Harry F. Hull, MD, and Philip D. Minor, MD, at the Minnesota Department of Health and the U.K. National...

Immunosuppressive drug appears effective in reducing new brain lesions in MS patients

... by periods of remission, when the person fully or partially recovers from the deficits acquired during the relapse. The patients were evaluated for six months before and six months during treatment with azathioprine, and new lesions were evaluated during the same periods and after an additional six months. "...

Pneumonia hospitalization rates on the rise for older adults

...ons that predispose individuals to pneumonia might partially account for the increase in rates of pneumonia hospitalization among patients aged 65 to 84 years. Our findings suggest that efforts to prevent pneumonia among older adults should focus on those at the extremes of age and those with underlying medica...

Researchers use brain scans to predict behavior

...ased this speculation on a spike in brain activity partially found in the rewards system in the frontal lobes. "The rewards system is involved in regulating behavior based on previous experiences of rewards and punishments," d'Avossa says. "It also may help us build up predictions of what the world should be l...

Substituting carbohydrates in diet with protein or unsaturated fats may reduce cardiovascular risk

As part of a healthy diet, partially substituting protein and monounsaturated fat for c...compared to a carbohydrate-rich diet], a diet that partially replaced carbohydrates with protein, about half from plant sources, lowered blood pressure, LDL chol...

Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage

...to structures consisting of at least two distinct, partially overlapping layers of cells. Cells in the center ...derived cells migrated into the heart attack zone, partially replaced the scar and improved the heart's function." Further studies will look at the behavior of i...

Oxford Open first quarter results show marked differences in uptake across disciplines

...g tested by OxfordJournals. Further trials include partially funded open access (Journal ofExperimental Botany); sponsored open access, Evidence-based Complementaryand Alternative Medicine (eCAM); and full open access, Nucleic AcidsResearch (NAR). NAR, one of the first major science journals of such statureand...

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

...oordinate a referral to a transplant center may be partially responsible for the delay. Also, by the time liver function in HIV infected patients deteriorates enough to warrant a transplant, they may no longer meet other criteria. The author notes that additional organs for these patients might be obtained via...

Asthma home intervention cost-effective for inner-city children, research reveals

...ma to irritants and allergens at home succeeded in partially curtailing disruptive and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. The latest part of the multi-center study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of those home-based efforts, which included buying impermeable mattress and pillow covers for each child. It sho...

Biotechnology has failed to live up to its promises

... less toxic than conventional drugs have been only partially fulfilled, they add. Many of the substances produced so far are analogues of existing drugs and have contributed little to innovation in medicine. Nevertheless, biotechnology has made it possible to make available drugs that would otherwise be imposs...

U.S. House introduces Microbicide Development Act of 2005

...women to fight HIV-infection on their own. Even a partially effective microbicide could stop the infections of 2.5 million women over three years. This bi-partisan bill may be able to save a generation of women by developing this promising new preventive option," said Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinoi...

Academic medical centers face multiple challenges for conducting medical research

...ome hope that the federal government will at least partially restore the balance of responsibility that formerly characterized the historic federal-academic partnership in the country's research enterprise. If some relief is not forthcoming, some institutions may find it impossible to sustain their sponsored r...

Suppression of FOXO1a gene might kill resistant ARMS tumors

...es from immature skeletal muscle cells that remain partially differentiated (do not acquire all the characteris...MS cells look like skeletal muscle cells that only partially differentiated," Grosveld said. "And in the absence of FOXO1a protein, these abnormal cells simply c...

Failure to suppress irrelevant brain activity in Alzheimer disease

...orientation disability in the outside world may be partially caused by their inability to selectively focus brain activity in task-relevant areas. They are now in the middle of a follow-up study that concentrates on individuals with MCI--some of whom remain stable for years whereas others progress to AD--to se...

Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment

...ly follow that treating the anxiety disorder would partially or wholly eliminate that risk." Both Kushner and Stewart noted that the debate continues as to whether anxiety disorders in alcoholics are "independent disorders" or a consequence of their alcohol abuse/dependence, or for that matter, which comes fir...

Drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in treating fibromyalgia

...a was experienced by both groups and may have been partially due to language on the consent form that emphasized the potential for this symptom. The gradual increase in pramipexole dosage over a number of weeks appeared to be an important factor in the drug's effectiveness, but this effect warrants further stu...

Anti-inflammatory function of Alzheimer's disease drugs revealed

...ts, drug-induced elevation of acetylcholine levels partially attenuates the cognitive deterioration. In recent years it has been shown that another pathological process that occurs in the brain of Alzheimer's Disease patients is excessive immune activation and inflammation, which are induced by overproduction...

Low heart rate variability in depressed patients contributes to high mortality after heart attack

... Medicine that abnormal heart rate variability is partially responsible for depression's effects in heart patients. Abnormal heart rate variability is one of the reasons why depression has a negative effect on heart attack patient outcomes. They say treatments to alleviate symptoms of depression and correct d...

Ingredient that makes curry yellow effective against melanoma cells

... that prevents apoptosis when stimulated. Curcumin partially inhibited NF-B and strongly inhibited its upstream stimulator and another independent inhibitor of apoptosis, IKK. However, it did not suppress two other signaling pathways associated with melanomas and tumor proliferation, B-Raf/MEK/ERK and Akt path...

Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer

...e curve shows continuous competition. They sort of partially heard the word both ways, and their resolution of ...uter, but can have values in between -- you can be partially in one state and another, and then eventually gravitate to a unique interpretation, as in finally ...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome ... percent, including detection of a number of rare ... according to a study appearing in JAMA ... with the American Society of Human Genetics annual ... coding regions of thousands of genes simultaneously using ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... available in German . ... few drugs. When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to ... if there is a combination of drugs involved. So what ... swallows his grandmother,s pills? ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux from the ... an answer to this question. "The task was to develop ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... they are anything but sustainable: environmental damage to ... becoming increasingly evident. Despite their disadvantages, however, monocultures ... as the sole possibility of achieving higher yields ... Schmid, an ecology professor at the University of ... and forestry. After all, a new study carried ...
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