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Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...misdiagnosis may occur, which can lead to improper therapies being prescribed, said lead author MeiLan Han, MD, MS, University of Michigan, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. This study shows that we have a lot of work ahead of us in terms of raising awareness among both patients and physicians....

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...ney disease and its progression and develop unique therapies that will limit or even cure genetic or acquired k...gnostic tests and new clinical trials for specific therapies in children with genetic and acquired kidney diseases which lead to progressive loss of kidney funct...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...ardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Anti-hormonal therapies are some of the most effective treatments for brea...th of the tumor. Tamoxifen and other anti-hormonal therapies cut off the tumors access to estrogen, causing the tumor to stabilize and sometimes even shrink. How...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...m cells, that knowledge could open the door to new therapies for injuries in a host of different tissues. The key to the whole process is Wnt, a protein traditionally thought to help promote maintenance and proliferation of stem cells in many tissues. But in this instance, Wnt appears to block proper communi...

New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking

...searchers down the path to more targeted, rational therapies for patients with brain injuries....

Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters

...n humans, the new discovery could point the way to therapies that protect against heart disease by boosting concentrations of the beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). By and large, the medicines now available lower levels of the bad low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C], said Weijun...

Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

...nformation these biomarkers yield to better adjust therapies in the same way that antibiotics are chosen based on the organism causing the infection that would be revolutionary. A condition in which the heart muscle is damaged and cannot pump blood efficiently, heart failure is a major cause of cardiac d...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

...in the future to targetintervention strategies and therapies more effectively with the ultimate goal of preventing someimportant respiratory diseases....

Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy

...coagulants were more successful than anti-platelet therapies at reducing stroke. They reduced the risk of a str...ed with anti-platelet therapies. The anti-platelet therapies did, however, still have an effect, reducing the risk by 20% when compared to people who were given ...

Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators

...s for childhood leukemias and lymphomas. Current therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most c...g term side effects. More targeted and less toxic therapies are needed. Dr. Graham has identified the Mer tyrosine kinase as a critical mediator of leukemogene...

Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

...uthor. These findings raise the prospect of novel therapies that could interfere with this process and reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease in stroke or head trauma patients. It has been known for several years that strokes and head injuries can increase the risk of Alzheimers disease, but the mechanism un...

Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue

...people with cancer already use non-drug behavioral therapies on their own, researchers said, but it's important that the scientific community continue to fund and study these interventions....

UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells

... In order to be used on humans, current cancer therapies such as CPT or Taxol, which are poorly water soluble, must be mixed with organic solvents in order to be delivered into the body, Tamanoi said. These elements produce toxic side effects and in fact decrease the potency of the cancer therapy. To o...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...trategy for encouraging hospitals to use drugs and therapies that have been proven to save lives in large-scale clinical trials, the researchers said. The theory is that the possibility of receiving higher reimbursements will motivate hospitals to improve the quality of their care. A study recently conducted...

Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide

...rent first-line therapy, so finding more effective therapies that enhance overall survival and keep patients in...play in unlocking new or different combinations of therapies to fight cancer, not to mention the hope it gives patients and their families. Powell said the wil...

Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research

...ed to the development of several innovative cancer therapies (e.g., Gleevec(r), Iressa(r) and Tarceva(r)), as researchers found ways to inhibit the special proteins called tyrosine kinases that are responsible for tyrosine phosphorylation. Phosphorylation - the addition of a tiny phosphate ion to a large pr...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

...unding from Cortex. Cortex focuses on novel drug therapies for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Its lead compounds belong to two classes of ampakines, which act on the brain's AMPA receptor. Approximately 85% of neurons that handle brain electrical activity do so through this receptor, which controls ...

Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma

...ow for this option as our knowledge advances. Oral therapies as first-line treatment would be a major advance in how we care for myeloma patients." About ECOG 4A03 Trial Top line findings from the ECOG study were reported last month, when the trial closed early based on one-year data which showed a greate...

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines

...ng means that instead of having to receive the two therapies separately, patients might benefit from the delivery of a one-two punch to brain tumors, Sampson said. Average survival for patients with newly diagnosed, surgically treated glioblastoma multiforme is 15 months with standard therapy, including chem...

Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer

...atment of Stage IV breast cancer, such as targeted therapies like Herceptin and aromotase inhibitors, are two contributing factors for the growing disparity." In 2007, more than 180,510 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,910 women are expected to die from the disease, according t...

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(Date:10/28/2014)... to expand the Office of Rare Diseases Research ... Sciences (ORDR-NCATS) collaborative Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network ... 22 consortia will work with 98 patient advocacy ... treatments for patients with rare diseases. The collaborations ... 2014 funding from NIH. , Rett syndrome, MECP2 ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... Singapore (NTU Singapore) will be building a hybrid ... sources. , The first in the region, the ... of solar, wind, tidal-current, diesel, storage and power-to-gas ... together. , To be built under the new ... hybrid micro-grid will be located offshore at Semakau ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... Adélie penguins are an indigenous species of the West ... areas on Earth. Since 1950, the average annual temperature ... on average, and 6 degrees Celsius during winter. ... from a dry, polar system to a warmer, sub-polar ... recently reported a connection between local weather conditions and ...
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