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Researchers use embryonic model to reprogram malignant melanoma

...tes, or pigment cells, a development that may hold promise in treating of one of the deadliest forms of cance...neural-crest-rich microenvironment, which may hold promise for the development of new therapeutic strategies, the researchers said. "This idea was pioneered 3...

Use of statins shows improvement in erectile performance of some men

...cine say preliminary results of a small study show promise in improving erectile dysfunction (ED) in men who had shown minimal reaction to Viagra. The study results are published in the March issue of the "Journal of Sexual Medicine." Erectile dysfunction is often a sign of a more severe vascular problem tha...

Former smoker-led intervention program helps women quit

...t a community health worker-led intervention holds promise for promoting awareness and outreach of the program, promoting trust in the community and ensuring cultural appropriateness of the intervention." The initial study was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the American Legacy Found...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

...2015. That commitment is now looking like an empty promise -- all talk and no action -- according to a Cornell University expert on world hunger. If business proceeds as usual, just as many people will be hungry in the world -- 800 million -- in 2015 as there were 16 years ago, said Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Co...

Columbia receives up to $15 million from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation

... the drive and expertise to fulfill the scientific promise of SMA research and create new, effective treatments. The Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease, also referred to as the Motor Neuron Center ( www.ColumbiaMNC.org ), was founded at Columbia University in November 2005. It is a unique research ...

UCSF research pinpoints brain molecule's role in developing addiction

...ty to counter cocaine-craving in mice suggests its promise in preventing cured addicts from relapsing to their drug habit, he adds. "We now know that orexin strengthens neural communication in the VTA and is important for the development of addictive behaviors," said Stephanie Borgland, PhD, lead author of ...

Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone

...ts are important, not just because they hold great promise for regenerating healthy bone but also because they may be applicable to other tissues," said researcher Antonios Mikos, the John W. Cox Professor of Bioengineering and Director of Rice's Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering. "This is also a n...

Ronald Breslow to receive 2006 Othmer Gold Medal

...d nonbenzenoid aromatic chemistry. His work offers promise of important breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, by modulating gene transcription in cancer cells." Breslow is celebrating his fiftieth anniversary on the faculty of Columbia University, which he joined after undergraduate and graduate traini...

55th Annual ACC Scientific Session ushers in breakthroughs in cardiology research

...e future of cholesterol-fighting statin drugs, the promise of new stem cell therapies and key late-breaking clinical trials within the cardiovascular field. Linking together research and clinical practice, ACC.06 will facilitate international collaboration regarding global health issues and challenges relate...

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

...mplement educational and research initiatives that promise long-term public health improvements in each of the four areas. It is under the direction of principal investigators Dr. Victor J. Dzau, Duke's chancellor for health affairs and president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health Syst...

Binghamton University receives $1.7 million NYSTAR award to enhance flexible electronics research

...n University. "This initiative holds extraordinary promise for New York State and the nation and will aid in moving university-developed R2R processes and technologies to the marketplace," he said. "The CAMM will be fully integrated into the IEEC's mission and will directly enable the IEEC to enhance its abi...

Prescription painkillers effective in patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease

...rdiovascular toxicity. "While these findings show promise for short-term pain relief in IBD patients in remission, further studies need to be conducted to determine the efficacy for longer durations, in patients with active disease or those already being treated with steroids," said Dr. Korzenik. Inflamm...

K-State's Culbertson receives $530,000 National Science Foundation award

...nt of university researchers and teachers who show promise of becoming academic leaders of the 21st century. Award recipients are selected based on career development plans that creatively integrate research and education. Culbertson, who joined the K-State faculty in 2002, has proposed developing universall...

Flow technique could simplify targeting cancer therapy

...nesses of different types of cancer, show enormous promise for the next generation of cancer treatment," said Dr. Rafael Nunez, UIC assistant professor in medicine and principle investigator in the study. "It's not practical to wait weeks after breast cancer surgery, for example, to decide how aggressive fol...

Chinese, Tibetan and Indian herbal medicines may help people with irritable bowel syndrome

...niversity of Tromso, Norway. Medicines that showed promise included Chinese herbal formulation and individualised herbal formulation; STW 5; SW 5_ii; as well as Tibetan herbal formula Padma Lax. The Chinese herbal medicine Tongxie Yaofang showed a statistically significant effect on global symptoms, as did t...

Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound

... and Amy H. Sewall Professor of Neurobiology. "The promise here is that because we are doing this in owls, we can get at the mechanisms of how this works." The study determined that the circuits in the brain that process auditory information are influenced powerfully by the circuits that control where the an...

One million people in medical gamble

...r DNA, and your most intimate medical secrets on a promise that it may help save a life years from now? Half a million people will be expected to do just that in the coming months, with another half a million people to follow, as two huge medical research projects get under way in the UK and US. The British ...

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL

... of the recent past, future treatment improvements promise to continually improve the survival rate of ALL, Evans said. For example, new drugs directed against the proteins made by genes linked to ALL will add to the options for treating this disease. "Multiple breakthroughs at St. Jude and elsewhere have t...

Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health

...are of their doctors," Gary said. "These data show promise for the willingness of African-Americans, an underserved population, to use computers and access health information using the Internet."...

Abdominal chemo boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients

...l benefits. The benefits were overshadowed by the promise of new chemotherapy drugs such as paclitaxel, one of the chemo drugs used in Armstrong's study. The second chemotherapy agent used in the current study was cisplatin, a drug which most clinicians bypass in favor of carboplatin, a faster and better to...

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