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Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol

...Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. If results of this study are verified and validated, "a CDK2 test would provide the best marker yet for effective use of Tarceva," he says. The only experimental predictive test currently available is whether lung cancer cells have a mutation in their epidermal...

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

... member of St. Jude Pharmaceutical Sciences. "The results also give us crucial information into treatment failure that could help us design more effective treatments for the children our current treatment strategies fail to cure." Evans is senior author of the Cancer Cell report. The ALL cells used in the ...

Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading

... students could benefit as well. And the fMRI test results continue to intrigue more and more educators and public school systems across America. For Tallal and her colleagues, the kudos just seem to keep coming. In addition to winning the Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, in 2004 the Congressional Black Caucus...

Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems

...itoring and therapy can be performed." The study's results highlight the importance of BMI in assessing overa... as a result, it can be changed and improved. "Our results show that obesity is far more important than previously thought to gauging real risk of heart diseas...

Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men

...e safely used to treat the narrowing, with durable results and very low rates of recurrence and in some cases prevent subsequent heart attacks. The study found that there is no difference in levels of restenosis with the use of drug eluting stents the angiographic measurement of how narrow the vessel become...

The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters

...y tools helping to understand the progress and the results achieved to date. In addition, seven in-depth sessions and multiple lectures have been scheduled, reflecting the entire international research scenario (from May 6th to 8th). The topics covered will comprise ethology and evolution; music and languag...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...ever received a hepatitis B vaccine. "These survey results highlight the importance of consulting a physician...ctive estimates with 95 percent certainty that the results for the overall sample have a sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points. Sampling error for the foll...

Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood

...rgets for preventing obesity," he added. "If these results are confirmed by other studies, they may lead to interventions in newborns to help prevent long-term development of obesity." Dr. Stettler explained, however, that such interventions have not yet been developed, and it is premature to make recommenda...

Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life

...uston, and colleagues assessed polysomnogram (PSG) results and global and specific quality of life in children with sleep-disordered breathing who were suspected of having obstructive sleep apnea at baseline and then were asked to return for follow-up assessment at six months and one year. In children, obstr...

Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery

...tal, Kuopio, Finland, and colleagues report on the results of follow-up checkups 14 years following surgery for 237 children who had tubes inserted to treat ear infections at the age of five to16 months. The children had also participated in an earlier follow-up visit five years following the surgery. In add...

Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor

...he mechanism, and see if there is a way that these results can be used either as a biomarker or to individualize treatment." For example, if the SS variant genotype of hTERT is confirmed to have better response to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, then it is possible that these therapies will extend surv...

More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer

...ch needs to be done." Platz is expected to present results of her study at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. In their study, the researchers tracked use of cholesterol-lowering drugs (including statins and non-statins) and prostate cancer diagnosis among a group of 34,438 ma...

Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study

...s. She then used a computer program to analyze the results for themes. Regehr notes that paramedics operate in a stressful work environment, coping daily with health dangers and changing shift schedules. Add a traumatic event, such as a death, to the mix and paramedics' emotional resources may be taxed. Gene...

Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early

...s primary endpoint of improved survival. Detailed results from the study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO) on May 14, 2005. The study was designed to assess whether maintenance therapy with gefitinib -- gefitinib given to help keep cancer in control -- woul...

Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted

...ent matched versus 2.3 percent). Furthermore, the results show that optimization would dramatically reduce the number of pairs required to travel (2.9 percent vs. 18.4 percent). Another benefit of a national KPD model is that patients and doctors will be able to choose which priorities are highest for the p...

Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer

... without affecting normal pancreatic cells. "Our results demonstrate that capsaicin is a potent anticancer agent, induces apoptosis in cancer cells and produces no significant damage to normal pancreatic cells, indicating its potential use as a novel chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer," said Dr. ...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

... data from 10 large, well run studies. Pooling the results they were able to compare the effects of giving HR...blished. This sort of delay usually means that the results were not so good, and if that study found a very different result from the others it could change ou...

Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine

... any substantive reference to it suggests that the results may be less favorable than those in published studies," McShane says. Dementia researchers caution that the drug does not protect brain cells from the disease. "Memantine is a symptomatic treatment for Alzheimer's disease, not a cure for it," says D...

No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults

...sociated with adverse neurobehavioral effects, our results suggest that these levels of exposure may not present a concern for older adults. Studies with more detailed dose assessment are necessary to confirm this conclusion since a single blood-mercury level may not be an optimal estimate of cumulative dose...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...andomized, double-blind trials, meaning that their results could be biased. The team pored over FDA and compa...ther action." Acutely decompensated heart failure results in nearly one million hospitalizations annually, and is the most common reason for hospitalization a...

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