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New hope for severe heart disease patients

Funded by the MBF Foundation, the second phase of the project will test whether using the G-SCF hormone to stimulate the release of blood vessel-forming stem cells can alleviate the condition, improve heart function and increase quality of life for people with severe heart disease. Execu...

New AIDS Tech Transfers reinforce Roche commitment to strengthen African manufacturing

...ties for HIV medicines in Africa. Now entering its second year, the initiative reinforces Roche's commitment to find long-term, sustainable solutions to help increase access to healthcare in the world's poorest countries. With more African manufacturers now looking to scale-up production of essential medici...

Personality changes may help detect form of dementia

... of Neurology. Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most common neurodegenerative cause of dementia. It shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Getting the correct diagnosis is especially important because some medications used to treat the mental health symptoms of Alzhe...

Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu

... percent of mice receiving the highest dose of the second H5N1 mAb survived. Additional tests showed that mice receiving either of the two protective H5N1 mAbs had levels of virus in the lungs that were 10 to 100 times lower than those in control mice, and little or no virus moved beyond the lungs. The i...

Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

...s tests currently in use require a woman to make a second trip to the clinic to receive her test results. In practice, this means that many mothers in poor countries, especially in rural areas, dont find out they are infected in time to receive treatment to save their babies. In a study published in the ...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

...bacco market is changed. Therefore, it proposed a second set of further-reaching recommendations. Specifically, the committee called for: Changing federal law to give FDA authority to regulate tobacco products, including powers to restrict how they can be marketed. Removing federal restrictions on...

Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students

...rinking trajectories during pre-college through to second year: low-binge drinkers; stable moderate-binge drinkers; increasing binge drinkers; and stable high-binge drinkers. Study authors also gathered decision-making and impulsivity measures, Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) results, and multiple indicators of h...

Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer

...May 23, 2007) -- Although colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States...first withdrawal, and then immediately underwent a second examination by the same physician using white light. The study found an overall miss rate of 12 p...

NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007

...l as those with eczema or a parent with asthma. A second presentation on the PEAK study will look at whether there are ways to predict which high-risk children will do poorly with their asthma. "Some children outgrow their asthma and some maintain their asthma, and PEAK found that inhaled steroids didn't c...

Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms

...mall (0.2), medium (0.5) and large (0.8). In the second short-term trial, 304, investigators examined 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg and 4 mg doses and placebo during nine weeks of treatment. During the first three weeks, patients started at 1 mg with doses escalating in once-weekly 1 mg increments to achieve their ra...

Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer

...plications, especially because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death," writes Dr. Markowitz, the Francis Wragg Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics at UHCMC and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In the Journal article, the Harvard researchers' findings demonstrated th...

New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To prevent colon cancer, the second leading cause of United States cancer deaths, the American Cancer Society recommends that after age 50 people undergo colonoscopies every ten years to detect signs of that disease either actual tumors or precancerous polyps. But in one out of eve...

New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses

...y fibrosis in this large patient population." A second study looked at whether MRE can accurately measure portal hypertension, or high blood pressure in the portal vein that carries blood from the digestive track to the liver, usually as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. This study involved 35 individu...

UQ researchers honored with leading fellowships

...erard Milburn and Professor John Quiggin, have won second Federation Fellowships in recognition of their exc...eved the double honour of receiving a Fellowship a second time, reflects positively not only on the calibre of our applicants, but also on the environment at ...

UC environmental health chair recognized nationally for urologic research excellence

...vironmental health department, recently became the second person to receive the Women in Urology Award for Excellence in Urologic Research. The award is presented jointly by the Society of Women in Urology and the Society of Basic Urologic Research. Ho, who was unanimously chosen as the 2007 recipient, a...

New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation

...ion stem cells) intralesionally. If not healed, a second dose of fibrin glue or 40 million cells plus fibrin glue was administered. Fistula healing was evaluated at eight weeks. Healing was defined as absence of drainage (spontaneous or by gentle compression) and complete re-epithelization of the externa...

Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers

...rder to alleviate their symptoms. According to the second assumption, chronic persistent smoking may have a role in the etiology of depression. The third hypothesis suggests that there is a reciprocal mechanism between smoking and depression. The fourth hypothesis says that there are shared underlying genet...

Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women

...th two other studies in the wings. Results of the second trial, the Behavior Enhances Drug Reduction of Incontinence (BE-DRI), for urge incontinence, are expected later this year. BE-DRI asked 307 women to make changes such as emptying the bladder on a regular schedule and to practice Kegel exercises to s...

Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health

... were rated at different times of the study. In a second study, subjects were given the soup appetizer and then taken to an "all-you-can-eat" pizza buffet together in a social setting. When compared with the protein soup, the fatty soup significantly reduced the amount of caloric intake with the followi...

Epidemiology of TB: Updates from CDC studies to be presented at ATS 2007

...n African Americans in the Southeastern U.S. The second study to be presented at the session will look at the issue of the excess burden of tuberculosis among African Americans in eight southeastern states. Rachel Royce, PhD, MPH, from RTI International, will be presenting new data from the study, called ...

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