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Innovative device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies

... cancerous brain cells. This allows the device to target cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. At the time of publication, researchers found that among the 10 patients with recurring GBM treated with the Novo-TTF, the median length of time to disease progression was 26.1 weeks; progression f...

Inactive kids storing up illness for the future

...ategies for childhood obesity is therefore a major target for the government and health care professionals. Inactive behaviour, such as watching television, may predict subsequent adult overweight and obesity in children and adolescent. However, there is a lack of data on physical activity levels of So...

'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders

...ing in the brain, which might serve in humans as a target for treating disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimers disease or drug addiction, the researchers said. "Its pretty rare that you make mice smarter, so there are a lot of cognitive implications," said Dr. James Bibb, assistant pr...

Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients

...als and future quality improvement research should target medication administration safeguards for these high risk medications and consider different and specific solutions for inpatient and outpatient pediatric oncology units respectively."...

New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths

...sts, says the writer, as they are increasingly the target of complaints. Yet, says Professor Fleming: "Now at least we will be (protecting children) within a recognised and accepted framework, so in theory we can be criticised only if we have failed to do what we should have done, rather than merely for...

Psychological bullying hits just as hard

... study looks at how other forms of aggression that target victims relationships and peer standing can lead to school-related problems. Contrary to other work in this field, it also looks at the effect of witnessing relational aggression, rather than simply focusing on victims. There is already strong evide...

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

...cer, and demonstrated that such drugs specifically target those individuals whose tumor development is encouraged by the action of the COX-2 enzyme. Dr. Markowitz' accompanying editorial maps out those studies which will be required to determine the potential use of aspirin in prevention of colon cancer a...

Study evaluates the effectiveness of Aripiprazole in adolescents with schizophrenia

...razole was started at 2 mg/day and titrated to the target dose. The primary efficacy endpoint was the mean change from baseline to endpoint (Week Six) in the PANSS Total Score. Secondary endpoints included the PANSS positive and negative subscales and the Clinical Global Impression of Improvement (CGI-I) ...

Free public talk on epilepsy research and progress towards better treatment

...seizures. Many of todays treatments for epilepsy target similar aspects of the brain and some cause side effects such as slowed thought processes and a general fuzziness. Dr Robinsons research holds enormous potential for future improved treatment of epilepsy. Join Dr Robinson for an evening lecture abo...

Number of insecticide-treated nets available to African households needs to be increased

... required in 2007 to reach the 80 percent coverage target for about 133 million children younger than 5 years and pregnant women living in 123 million households in risk areas....

Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments

...) Improving urethral function has been an elusive target for researchers seeking viable treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, Los Angeles researchers suggest that adipose-derived pluripotent cells may be a viable means to treat SUI and also improve urethral function. Using human cell...

Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom

...ommunity, and social context." "Strategies that target socio-economic and behavioural factors alone do not seem to be effective in the long-term and are simply not sufficient. A stronger focus on community, school and household environments is vital to reduce the growing obesity epidemic. This is parti...

A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development

..., MD. From an initial sample of more than 35,000 target families, the researchers were able to enroll approximately 450 children, of whom 385 were 6 years or older. Once enrolled, the children underwent MRI scans of the brain and completed a battery of behavioral and cognitive tests to ascertain their ove...

Lowering body temperature could aid standard stroke treatment

...d 33 Celsius is what most folks would consider the target temperature in cooling for therapeutic hypothermia," Shaw explains, "although there have been suggestions that 35 Celsius would be useful as well." The UC researchers found, however, that at 33 degrees Celsius, clots exposed to tPA lose only 8.8 pe...

Role of TRPM8 in the development of prostate cancer

...een suggested as a specific marker and therapeutic target in prostate cancer. However, the regulation of and changes in TRPM8 during prostate cancer progression have remained unclear. In normal prostate epithelium, cells coexist in many stages of development/differentiation progressing from stem cells to...

JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

...een suggested as a specific marker and therapeutic target in prostate cancer. However, the regulation of and changes in TRPM8 during prostate cancer progression have remained unclear. In normal prostate epithelium, cells coexist in many stages of development/differentiation progressing from stem cells to...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

...mmercial products. The teams initial efforts will target the toy and educational-toy markets. Later efforts will extend the design to defense, homeland security, fire and rescue, nuclear waste monitoring, and scientific exploration. Michael J. Heller and Geert Schmid-Schnbein, professors of Bioengi...

Animal study leading to new treatments for hemorrhagic shock and uncontrolled abdominal hemorrhage

...essure (MAP) of 80 mm Hg was more favorable than a target MAP of 100 mm Hg. HBOC-201 is expected to improve treatments in human trauma victims, particularly in pre-hospital or battlefield settings where blood is generally not available for transfusion. This product is in clinical trials abroad, and the U...

New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure

... remodeling is considered an important therapeutic target to battle this disease. Watson presented the new research this month at the SupplySide East Educational Conference and Trade Show in Secaucus, NJ. Previous clinical research shows Pycnogenol to battle coronary heart disease and stroke, high bloo...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

...the virus because of its ability to integrate into target cells and evade clearance by the immune system. The interaction between HIV and the immune system is complex, and how different HIV-specific immune responses help to control infection is only partially understood. "The development of an HIV vaccine...

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