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Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms

...tional Football League draft and the excitement of promising young players entering the league, a new study from the University of Michigan Health System highlights the issues faced at the other end of the career spectrum, after players retire. The study for the first time quantifies the pain and depression ...

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

...am has shown for the first time that chaetocin has promising anti-myeloma activity. They found that chaetocins ...in Mayos Dysproteinemia and Myeloma Groups to find promising natural or man-made agents for the treatment of myeloma and other blood diseases and to investigate ...

New class of HIV drug attacks previously untargeted enzyme

...arget for antiretroviral therapy. They add: "The promising efficacy and tolerability profile of raltegravir suggest that this drug has the potential to become an important component of combination treatment regimens used to treat heavily pretreated patients failing current therapies with multidrug-resistant ...

Aflac expands decade-long partnership with AACR

...o grateful to Aflac for their continued support of promising young cancer researchers," said AACR Chief Executive Officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.). "Not only do these awards provide a vital foundation for those just starting out in their careers, but they also help retain in cancer research some of t...

Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests

...ovides further support for the development of this promising approach for prevention of seasonal and pandemic influenza," the authors conclude....

Rhode Island Hospital study confirms RF ablation effective for treating inoperable lung cancer

...udy show RF ablation to be safe and linked it with promising long-term survival and local tumor progression outcomes when compared to the older treatment method of external beam radiation (EBT). EBT, which has been used for decades, requires many treatments over a six-week period. This can often lead to a v...

Stem cells speed growth of healthy liver tissue

...lieve that adult stem cell administration may be a promising therapy for regenerating livers damaged by other chronic and acute diseases. The researchers are currently embarking on a randomized controlled trial of the therapy. ...

University of Leicester research reveals rice bran could reduce risk of intestinal cancer

...umans, but research in the laboratory has produced promising results. The research has been published in the ...ely 200g rice bran per day in humans. We believe a promising area of future research would be to study the potential colorectal cancer-preventing properties of...

Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial

...ral anti-platelet and anti-coagulant agents. These promising findings indicate that succinobucol may be an additional therapy to reduce atherosclerotic complications beyond currently used modifications of risk factors. Researchers followed the patients an average of 24 months to determine rates of cardiovascul...

First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure

...ction -- Mayo Clinic researchers have designed two promising new cardiovascular treatment approaches. In the process, they have overcome a key technological hurdle that has stymied researchers around the world in the development of new therapies based on clusters of amino acids called peptides. The Mayo Clinic...

Transplanting organs from animals to humans -- what are the barriers?

...t, Dr Mohiuddin believes that there have been some promising reports that suggest that xenotransplantation may eventually benefit humans. For example, insulin-producing cells (islets) from pigs were transplanted into monkeys with diabetes and this led to complete reversal of diabetes for over 100 days. Bu...

Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting

...rass native to North America, is being hailed as a promising and abundant alternative bioenergy source. The USDA recently completed a five-year field trial, conducted among 10 farms in the Northern Great Plains, to evaluate the energy balance for switchgrass grown for cellulosic ethanol. The study confirmed th...

Tissue engineering for craniofacial reconstruction

Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for the reconstitution of lost or damaged organs and tissues, circumventing the complications associated with traditional transplants. Tissue engineers attempt to repair or regenerate damaged tissue by using engineered tissue substitutes ...

Synthetic production of potential pharmaceuticals dramatically simplified by Scripps research team

... even slow or halt the development of an otherwise promising drug candidate. Beyond economic ramifications, Baran hopes the research will offer additional benefits to the drug discovery field. Many pharmaceutical companies' potential drug pipelines are drying up, leading some to suggest that interest in natu...

World first in medical robotics

...s nearly 100,000 kilometres of blood vessels, is a promising avenue that could enable interventional medicine to target sites that so far have remained inaccessible using modern medical instruments such as catheters," Professor Martel explained. "In collaboration with our scientific partners, Polytechnique res...

Tracing broken wiring in stroke patients

...h findings, they commented, show that "FC MRI is a promising new tool for the investigation of brain-behavior relationships in patient populations. It makes no demands on the subject other than holding still and possibly maintaining fixation and therefore can be acquired even in patients that cannot perform a ...

Health-care inequities underscore racial disparities in prostate cancer

...and behavioral factors play an important role. One promising hypothesis is that a lack of knowledge about prostate cancer and preventive care leads to less screening, delayed diagnosis and advanced disease. Led by James A. Talcott, M.D., S.M. of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School i...

Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets

...s," says Dr. Arbiser. "This could provide us with promising targets for anti-cancer drug therapy. We will continue to work on refining the exact mechanisms of how Akt influences the aggressive growth of melanomas."...

NIH names Clinical Trial Units for the Microbicide Trials Network

...designed to evaluate microbicides along with other promising HIV/AIDS prevention approaches, such as oral anti-retroviral prophylaxis. "The scope of the crisis requires an aggressive agenda in which the clinical trial units and clinical research sites play an essential role. By virtue of being selected by NI...

New study: Pine bark significantly reduces endometriosis

There's promising hope for women who suffer from endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility and pelvic pain. A new study to be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine reveals that Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antiox...

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