Tag: "response" at medical news
Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise
...e includes controlling the bodys cardiorespiratory response
to exercise has been pursued. Animal experiments ... the brains circuitrys affecting cardiorespiratory response
to exercise. The study, Identifying Cardiorespiratory Neurocircuitry Involved in Central Command ...
Does a peptide affect the heart's response to social isolation?
...ion, oxytocin significantly reduced the heart rate response
following the five-minute resident intruder social interaction test; for the isolated animals, oxytocin significantly improved parasympathetic regulation of the heart; and for the paired prairie voles (control group) oxytocin did not al...
Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds
...m/journal/arthritis . The study was performed in response
to a growing concern about the escalating costs of arthritis care as the U.S. population ages, according to Ed Yelin, PhD, a professor of rheumatology in the UCSF School of Medicine and lead author of the study. "Arthritis can be a highly debilitat...
New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs
...as been mutated in a way that magnifies the cells' response
to the growth factor, a process that fuels tumor growth, were sensitive to treatment with these drugs. Although tumors that respond to EGFR inhibitors do so rapidly and dramatically, eventually the tumors become resistant and resume growing. Abo...
Why GNEP can't jump to the future
... reprocessing site, posing unprecedented emergency response
and security challenges. Despite DOEs claims that recycling of reactor spent fuel will solve the nuclear waste disposal problem, a small fraction is likely to be recycled. Uranium constitutes more than 95 percent of the materials in spent nuclear...
Head and neck cancer vaccine targets proteins to create immune response
...ient's own tumor cells to generate a strong immune response
against cancer. However, developing these kinds of... these wild-type p53 peptides may induce an immune response
to strengthen the body's natural defenses against cancer and decrease the chance of cancer recurrenc...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...ial, we have observed a correlation between immune response
as a result of vitespen vaccination and potential ...ly vaccinations. Patients are monitored for immune response
before, during and after treatment. The UCSF investigators will continue to follow patients for pr...
Researchers discover gene crucial for nerve cell insulation
...n just one copy of the gene, known as early growth response
gene 2 (EGR2) affects the normal copy of the gene as well as the functioning of other genes, resulting in peripheral neuropathy. "The researchers have deciphered a key sequence essential to the assembly of myelin," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Direc...
Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released
... of human rights standards. They were developed in response
to well-documented patterns of abuse targeted toward persons because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Worldwide, human rights defenders point to violations including extrajudicial executions, violence and tortur...
New class of HIV drug attacks previously untargeted enzyme
... CD4 cells which give an indication of the immune response
were also significantly boosted in patients taking raltegravir. Patients receiving the 400mg and 600mg doses increased their CD4 count by 113 and 94 cells per ml of blood respectively. Raltegravir also proved safe, well tolerated and potent in mos...
NIST's stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes
...irst experimental verification of the full optical response
of individual semiconducting SWNTs, finding good agreement with theory. The stretching alignment technique is applicable to a broad range of SWNT experiments where orientation is important, particularly in optics. The work should further our curren...
Study finds drug helps PTSD nightmares
...l REM sleep. Prazosin works by blocking the brains response
to the adrenaline-like neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Blocking norepinephrine normalizes and increases REM sleep. In this study, veterans taking prazosin reported that they resumed normal dreaming. One dose of prazosin works for 6 to 8 hours. Un...
Use of hydrocortisone reduces incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
...ital stay and increased costs. A high inflammatory response
after surgery has been thought to be partly responsible for AF. Jari Halonen, M.D., of Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, and colleagues conducted a randomized multicenter trial to test whether intravenous corticosteroid administration p...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
...ct cells appeared safe and produced an immunogenic response
in healthy adults, suggesting promise as an altern...ties and could be difficult to scale up rapidly in response
to an emerging need such as a pandemic," the authors write. They add that development of alternative...
Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes
..., seven for at least six months; and two with late response
were insulin-free for one and five months, respectively). Among those, one patient resumed insulin use one year after AHST. The only severe adverse effects were pneumonia in one patient and endocrine dysfunction in two others. "This is, to our kn...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...de from causing a slight aggravation of the immune response
that could affect people with allergies. That is t...lder model, had an aggravating effect in an immune response
model that could be a concern for individuals with allergy, the researchers found. Otherwise they fo...
Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models
...rces and power. All of these factors may change in response
to ongoing societal transformations, thus the capacity to adapt to climate change can be considered highly dynamic. The way that society adapts to a changing climate has widespread implications for human security." Gary Yohe, IPCC WG2 Coordinating ...
Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports
...ricella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response
to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to...tervention, Tai Chi, resulted in a level of immune response
similar to that of a modern biological intervention, the varicella vaccine, and that Tai Chi boosted...
Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations
...ere was pretty strong evidence of increased T-cell response
in the post-vaccine infections, and people started to think that even the natural primary infections of unimmunized babies had these characteristics, too," Garofalo said....
Statins linked to lower risk of infection
...ely understood. Statins may regulate the immune response
to infection or fight microbes directly, Powe suspects. The studys authors also suppose that statins may work like penicillin, since the first statin was originally derived from a fungus which, it is theorized, secretes a statin as a way to starve ot...
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