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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...rventions, often used in conjunction with targeted specific pharmacotherapies such as methadone for opiate addiction, are effective and how they can be translated into real life," says Kreek, Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and head of the Laboratory on the Biology of Addictive Disease. The Jo...

New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance

...ey are in fact independent and best practiced in a specific order. The study, by UCI cognitive scientist Barbara Anne Dosher and USC colleague Zhong-Lin Lu, is published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . "This research demonstrates, for the first time, the independence of the...

Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone

...hown to work locally in the GI tract by activating specific chloride channels (a protein that carries chloride) on cells lining the small intestine, increasing intestinal fluid secretion. This increased fluid level softens the stool, promotes spontaneous bowel movements, and reduces abdominal discomfort, pai...

Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...the group now plans to study cell response to more specific allergens similar to what was done with the prostaglandin challenge. They believe these studies will contribute to a better understanding of asthma, allergy and other inflammatory disease and guide the pharmacogenetic development of new therapies. Dr...

Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings

...at they believe may increase the risk of autism in specific combinations yet to be determined. Dr. S. Jill Jam...e" autism. However, she and her colleagues believe specific combinations of these and additional genetic changes could promote the chronic metabolic imbalance s...

Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

...should be the appropriate follow-up interval for a specific procedure or disease? Is it necessary to use a particular course of antibiotics? "Is an over-the-counter medication as effective as a prescription?" The NIDCR awarded three seven-year grants, totaling $75 million, to create three regional networks de...

Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients

...ite. "Risk stratification factors must become more specific and scientific. This, in turn, will allow us to treat the patient in a more biomarker-integrated approach. Only then will we be able to discover that elusive 'golden apple' of chemoprevention."...

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

...design subsequent studies to address questions for specific agents."...

Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications

... Antioxidant supplementation and ROS modulation by specific or non-specific drugs, such as statins, are possible solutions outlined in the article. "Correction of OS imbalance appears to be a basic requisite to prevent complications in long-term dialysis patients" and is "a promising avenue of research."...

PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum

...Screening for prostate cancer with a PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test, though routinely performed today in men middle-aged and older, remains a source of controversy. Questions continue about the test's overall effectiveness and its ability to actually save men's lives. For example, elevated PSA le...

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

...ters, and additional efforts made to delineate the specific interventions used at the Level I centers that make such a difference," he said....

Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus

...so more common in African Americans. Although the specific cause of lupus is not yet known, both genetic and environmental triggers are likely to be involved. To determine if there is an association between Epstein-Barr virus and lupus, researchers in North and South Carolina compared the prevalence of EBV a...

OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

... is signed by their physician. POLST forms provide specific health care directives about treatments that are wanted and those that are not. If a chronically ill patient enters the hospital and is incapacitated, an alert screen notifies the medical team of the POLST and directs them how to react. For example, ...

Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol

... of the body, so scientists have been unsure which specific tissues are involved in HDL production. They suspected the liver played an important role because of high levels of ABCA1 there. To test their hypothesis and learn more about how HDL is produced, the researchers developed mice without the ABCA1 gene...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...been further complicated by the lack of biomarkers specific for the disease as well as its slow progress, the ...fied about 10 protein biomarkers that appear to be specific for Sjgrens. In addition to helping diagnose the disease, the tear biomarkers also show potential fo...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...m combining the results of this very sensitive and specific blood test with the logic and wisdom of a good eme...accurate method of diagnosis. "We also identified specific NT-proBNP levels above which the diagnosis of heart failure is clear and below which the symptoms ar...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

..."A grand challenge directs investigators to seek a specific scientific or technological breakthrough that woul...evelopment problems. In our proposed initiative, a specific Grand Challenges in Nanotechnology project would foster scientific and technological advances that w...

Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease

...l opportunities for tailoring patient education to specific groups and developing new classes of cancer prevention drugs. Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. of the University of California, Davis and her team interviewed 255 women with significant risk factors for breast cancer. The interview included an evidence-bas...

NIST to host public forum on robot standards

...ollaborate to advance consensus standards for task specific robot capabilities and interoperability of components. DHS expects to use final standards to provide guidance to local, state and federal homeland security entities for the purchase, deployment and use of urban search and rescue robotic systems. Atte...

Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized

...y Sunder at a press briefing in New York City. The specific factors in the collapse sequences relevant to both towers (the sequences vary in detail for WTC 1 and WTC 2) are: Each aircraft severed perimeter columns, damaged interior core columns and knocked off fireproofing from steel as the planes penetrate...

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