Tag: "targeted" at medical news

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

... and interventions, 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....

Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone

...tone's unique mechanism of action may offer a more targeted approach to managing the symptoms of constipation." Once the FDA grants approval, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company's U.S. subsidiary will market lubiprostone in the U.S. Sucampo and Takeda reached an agreement in October 2004 that provided Takeda marke...

Q Chip helps make cures more effective

...ese would allow the effective delivery of drugs to targeted parts of the body. Q Chip makes its uniform particles using tiny capillaries etched in wafers to precisely create micro and nanoparticles. The key advantage of Q Chip's technology is that it can be very accurate about the size, shape and composition ...

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

...ology represents a chance to close these gaps. The targeted application of nanotechnology has enormous potential to bring about major improvements in the living standards of people in the developing world," says CPGGH co-director and JCB Director Dr. Peter Singer. "Science and technology alone are not going t...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...lications can help contribute to these goals. "The targeted application of nanotechnology has enormous potential to bring about major improvements in the living standards of people in the developing world," said Dr. Peter Singer, one of the authors of the study. "Science and technology alone are not going to...

Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes

... diabetes. GPR40 belongs to the class of receptors targeted by most drugs. The receptors also occur on human beta cells, and therefore substances that block these receptors are prime candidates as drugs for preventing or curing diabetes and other complications of obesity....

Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately

...al disease has decreased by 87 percent in the ages targeted for vaccination, with estimated vaccine efficacy of 90 percent. Within 2 years of the introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal glycoconjugate vaccine into the recommended infant schedule in the United States, there was a 69 percent reduction in cultur...

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

.... The NIR absorption also makes destruction of the targeted cells less invasive for patients because it uses a light source from outside the body that passes harmlessly through normal tissue and only heats the tissue containing nanoshells. The new approach has some significant advantages over other alternati...

Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS

...rably, young people have fallen through the gap in targeted services, argues Dr Russell Viner, the UK's only consultant in adolescent medicine. Mortality rates for adolescents from injury and suicide have increased fivefold over the last century - rising from 11% of total deaths for 15-19 year olds in 1901-10...

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

...enter have developed a way to test whether the new targeted therapy Tarceva and the widely used chemotherapy d... (EGFR), but that does not predict response to the targeted therapy in other forms of cancer, Ueno says. "We find here that as long as CDK2 is suppressed, the d...

Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction

...on what happens to fatty acids once they leave the targeted area or how the various ingredients affect the body's organs and other tissues. There is simply too much we do not know about mesotherapy to say it is unquestionably safe for patients." Currently, liposuction is the only method that has been proven t...

Drugs targeted at muscle cells

...ka Institutet have established that a type of drug targeted at receptors in the muscle cells increases the metabolism and absorption of glucose, making it a potential tool in the treatment of diabetes. These new findings were published recently in the scientific journal Diabetes. The study has been partly fin...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

.... The proposal's goal is to build the capacity of targeted countries to fight the pandemic over the long run.... Smooth, quick transfers of talented people to the targeted nations would be vital, the committee said. To that end, adequate funding would be needed to foster...

Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance

...ul responses in patients resistant to Gleevec, the targeted therapy that helps most people diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), an international research team headed by investigators at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is reporting. The drug, AMN107, is showing an increasingly st...

New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease

... progression to AIDS and death. The guidelines are targeted toward HIV caregivers, who often manage all aspects of their patients' care and are therefore in a unique position to identify early those patients at risk for kidney disease. They provide an overview of how to identify patients at risk and evaluate ...

Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities

...ped 15 different kinds of programs or actions that targeted alcohol abuse, including increasing publicly-funded treatment, establishing awareness campaigns about treatment services, initiating hospital emergency department alcohol screening and referral, conducting responsible beverage trainings, and enacting...

Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery

...o afford the prolonged recovery time, or only want targeted improvement of their neck region. Patients have l...erican Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), through targeted neck rejuvenation techniques. "Not every patient who seeks to correct facial aging wants or requires...

A common bacterium leads to serious blood infection in many seniors, new study finds

...s that a vaccine or other preventive intervention, targeted at high-risk groups, could have an important, positive impact on public health. The bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), which grows naturally in the human digestive tract, is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Medical researchers have lon...

Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI

...in Philadelphia, suggests that the novel mechanism targeted in this study may be exploited in the future treatment of estrogen receptornegative breast cancer patients. He also notes the clinical challenge of preventing metastasis in a disease that is typically diagnosed after metastatic spread has already occ...

Digestive Disease Week 2005 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health

... weight and obesity surgery on the GI tract Novel targeted therapies for Crohn's and other inflammatory bowel diseases Technological advancements and improved efficacy in diagnosing GI disorders DDW is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastr...

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