Tag: "treating" at medical news

Animal study identifies promising new target for brain tumor therapy

...targets the bodys immune cells may be effective in treating malignant brain tumors, according to a new study l...elanoma and prostate cancer, might be effective in treating tumors that originate in the brain as well," said Peter Fecci, Ph.D., a medical student at Duke and ...

Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure

...ities - all properties that would be desirable for treating large groups of individuals exposed to high levels of radiation, Hotchkiss said. The researchers contend that developing such a drug would be less challenging than finding a way to protect healthy cells from radiation therapy aimed at destroying ca...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

A clinical trial treating the papillomaviruses responsible for genital warts was on target at the halfway mark, according to Australian of the Year 2006 Professor Ian Frazer and trial manager, sexual health specialist Dr David Jardine More than 200 patients in China and Au...

SUMO wrestling in the brain

...O, a small protein in the brain, could be a way of treating diseases such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, reveal scientists at the University of Bristol, UK. Their findings are published online today in Nature. The brain contains about 100 million nerve cells, each having 10,000 connections to other nerves c...

UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers

...ptions had been exhausted. Experts believe that treating wounds with honey has tremendous potential for the...oes amputation for a diabetic foot ulcer. In 2001, treating diabetic ulcers and amputations in U.S. patients cost $10.9 billion. "Patients like Catrina Hurlb...

Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results

... significant abuse-deterrent option for physicians treating patients suffering from moderate-to-severe chronic pain," says Joseph Stauffer, DO, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Clinical Research & Medical Affairs, Alpharma Pharmaceuticals LLC. "We are committed to offering physicians the tools ...

New, less painful wound treatment for pediatric patients

...tive pressure wound therapy is a new innovation in treating severe and complex wounds in children that decreases the need for frequent and stressful dressing changes. A new study in Wound Repair and Regeneration shows that this technique has a wide range of applications with children, and can be life-saving. ...

Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms

...nexpected because the drug has proven effective in treating other inflammatory diseases, particularly rheumato...s speculate that, despite infliximab's efficacy in treating other inflammatory diseases, it may not be effective in COPD because other mediators, in addition to...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...he best outcome in younger patients, as we will be treating the disease in the early stages of its development." Professor Ali added: "There are many forms of retinal degeneration, meaning the use of gene therapy treatments must be individually developed then tested in a separate clinical trial specificall...

UK researchers find new class of nontoxic cancer treatments

...nd Mohan also suggest that UK-101 may be useful in treating a number of diseases in which LMP2 is involved. T...re particularly excited about UK-101s potential in treating inflammatory conditions associated with arthritis, rheumatism and cardiovascular diseases. The resea...

Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia

...protein in the blood. They are approved for use in treating anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease and in cancer patients with anemia related to chemotherapy. However, the FDA has recently issued alerts regarding possible hazards of ESA treatment for anemia in cancer patients not receiving chemother...

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes similar at molecular level

... for diagnosing such diseases, and potentially for treating them through "structure-based drug design," said David Eisenberg, a UCLA chemist and molecular biologist who is part of the research team. The researchers studied the harmful rope-like structures known as amyloid fibrils--linked protein molecules t...

Review finds ways of helping children of drug and alcohol misusers

...er, this should not just be seen in the context of treating the individual with the problem, but also in terms of reducing the impact on the wider family. "Family members are often overlooked, and it is important that they receive support in their own right; its not just about changing the behaviour of the ...

Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs

...ern Reserve University in Cleveland, OH found that treating expectant mothers who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would consequently reduce both short-term and lifetime medical costs in offspring ...

Spinal manipulation in children studied

...gistry to assess the risk of serious injuries when treating children using spinal manipulation. A recent study done in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, concludes that although serious adverse events have been identified when spinal manipulation is used to treat children, their true inc...

New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs

...resistant samples from 4 of 18 patients. Although treating resistant cell lines with either Iressa or a MET inhibitor did not stop tumor growth, treatment with both agents did induce cell death. "This method of reactivating the EGFR signalling pathway with MET may be a common resistance mechanism in other...

SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies

...t recent advances in understanding, diagnosing and treating heart and brain diseases and cancerrelease their findings in nearly 1,800 scientific abstracts during SNMs 54th Annual Meeting June 26 at the Washington Convention Center. More than 4,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and pharmacists will att...

New biotech company to commercialize novel UD gene-repair technology

...e their own proteins, offers a safer approach than treating a patient's genes with foreign genes or protein replacements, and eventually may lead to cures for rare diseases, according to Michael Herr, president and chief executive officer of OrphageniX. Herr previously was the director of science and techno...

Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment

... The finding suggests a new therapeutic target for treating lung infections in some cystic fibrosis (CF) patie... CF patients. They also present a new paradigm for treating CF. Specific inhibitors against the enzyme, in conjunction with current antibiotic treatments and su...

Standard long-acting insulin as good as newer medications

...der type of long-acting insulin is as effective in treating type 2 diabetes as newer and more expensive kinds, according to the results of a recent systematic review. However, the newer medications may cause fewer problems with low blood glucose while patients are sleeping. People with type 2 diabetes who n...

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