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Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

... Rapamycin is a powerful immune system suppressor used to protect organ transplant recipients against rejection of their new organs by suppressing mTOR. Rapamycin and similar mTOR inhibitors are in early clinical trials for a number of cancers at M. D. Anderson and elsewhere. One drug, temsirolimus, has ...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...esearchers is different in terms of the techniques used and the questions being studied, "what's surprising is how supportive of each other the fundamental conclusions (of the two papers) are about Wnt signaling and aging."...

Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

... migraine with visual symptoms who also smoked and used oral contraceptives had seven times the risk of stroke than women who had probable migraine with visual symptoms alone. Migraine and stroke share some common risk factors, including high blood pressure and patent foramen ovale (PFO); both have a here...

NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

... against the mutants. Dr. Nabel and his colleagues used their knowledge of receptor specificity to create vaccines and isolate new antibodies that might be used therapeutically against human-adapted mutants. They vaccinated mice with the material from viruse...

UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

...ion that is resistant to antibiotics most commonly used to treat skin infections. The study, to be led by co-principal investigators Dr. David A. Talan and Dr. Gregory J. Moran, both of Olive ViewUCLA Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will explore whether various off-pate...

Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression

...says that the findings show that MRI should now be used as a distinct method in its own right to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. Professor Christiane Kuhl, Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Germany and colleagues studied 7319 women over a five-year period who had been referred to ...

Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation

...t their results show that warfarin could safely be used much more widely by older people. They conclude: We recorded no evidence that anticoagulants [warfarin] were more hazardous than aspirin therapy in this age group, although the study had limited power to detect those differences. In an accompanyi...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...ve plant breeding and genetic engineering could be used to reduce the incidence of iron deficiency worldwi...ption of iron-fortified wheat flour. Types of iron used for fortification vary depending on the situation, but in most cases cereal flour is fortified with ...

Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts

...e study, these products were among the most widely used probiotic preparations in Italy, they were available only in pharmacies and had a similar brand image and price. Duration of diarrhoea and daily number and consistency of stools were monitored as primary outcomes. Secondary outcomes were duration o...

A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments

...ogical conditions affecting the parts of the brain used to process and monitor speech..AH are widely thought to derive from inner speech that has been misidentified as coming from outside the self, because of defective monitoring. Our patients experiences are consistent with this hypothesis, since her AH ...

Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows

...to obtain prescription drug coverage was that they used few or no drugs. The study also asked people about the difficulty of the decision process, and whether they were confident that they had made a good choice. Only about one in six people reported that their decision about whether to sign up for Part...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...ve 1-Hexene Process (S1H), a revolutionary process used to manufacture hexene, a critical component used in making polyethylene, a plastic resin used to produce plastic pipe, film, detergent bottles and fo...

Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal

...l of DES use, says Dr. Sigwart. The polymer matrix used for the delivery of drugs, which clearly induces i... whom dual antiplatelet therapy, a common practice used to reduce blood clotting, is unlikely or impossible. Dr. Peter Fitzgerald of Stanford University M...

Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'

...evention and Policy suggests. DRDs are currently used to help evaluate the success of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams in England and Wales, but the term's exact meaning varies according to European and national definitions. This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are included, the demographic p...

Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors

... while others fall outside of categories typically used by physicians. The lack of consistent terminology has been one obstacle to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, says senior author Caroline Blaum, M.D., M.S., associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at U-M...

Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease

...n children. While the technology has become widely used in adult treatment, this is the first study to examine its use in pediatrics. The small bowel has always been difficult to evaluate, due to its size and many convolutions, says study author Gian Luigi de Angelis, a professor with the University of ...

Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men

...y 5 years of oral bisphosphonate (a class of drugs used to strengthen bone) therapy for men found to have ... clinical fracture. Data from several sources were used to estimate fracture costs and population-based age-specific fracture rates and associations among p...

Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks

An analysis of non-pharmaceutical interventions used in the U.S. during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, such as closing schools and banning public gatherings, found an association between these interventions and reduced death rates, suggesting that non-pharmaceutical interventions may play a role in ...

Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

..., 1919 the researchers identified which NPIs were used in each city and when officials turned them on and off. Using both actual death rates from pneumonia and influenza, and baseline rates for what would have been normal without a pandemic, the researchers found there were 115,340 excess pneumonia an...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

...present the results of a combination of strategies used in concert. The manuscript describes a three-year observational study conducted at the Medical Center, comprised of Wake Forest University Health Sciences and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. The institution, with more than 11,000employees, ranks a...

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