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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to a computer ... development of active agents for use in cancer treatment and malaria. ( Nature Chemical Biology , June 28, ... enzyme is seen as a promising approach to the treatment of cancer and malaria. An even more detailed ...

Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns

... and blood supply. The experimental pre-clinical treatment involved putting a naturally occurring substance ... encephalopathy (HIE). Identification of a treatment target is a vital step to finding better ways to ... of brain tissues, which showed that PAI-1 treatment greatly reduced brain edema, axonal degeneration ...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

... more time in hospitals, antibiotic costs and treatment costs increase as more aggressive treatment options are explored, and the potential always ... to cause death. Until bioFILM PA™, treatment of chronic infections required trying different ...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

... more than a million people, necessitating their treatment with powerful antibiotics. A new study finds that ... a response to be effective, quick detection and treatment are essential, and any delay beyond three days ... "No matter how well-organized and prolonged a treatment program is, it must be quickly implemented. In ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... New research suggests that antibiotic treatment could be asymptomatically inducing the ... to include all patients receiving antibiotic treatment - although logistically complex - is worth ... state for weeks or even longer after treatment was stopped. We should consider that patients ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a number of conditions involving ... performed by a gynecologist, is the most common treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. In fact, more ... embolization). "Uterine artery embolization is a treatment method for fibroids that is relatively ...

'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants

... in muscular dystrophy. While advances in treatment of the devastating Duchenne muscular dystrophy ... regimen and to look at the best time to start treatment to protect the patient from heart failure," ... like it could not be done. MDA is devoted to the treatment of Duchenne and the progress that has been made ...

Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline

... drugs. According to the researchers, treatment with DHA clearly increased blood levels of DHA, ... cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, DHA treatment did not slow the rate of change on tests of ... population as a whole. There was no different treatment effect between the mild and moderate Alzheimer's ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... of people, and mental disorder prevention and treatment have been shown to bring about health, social and ... the gap between basic neurosciences and the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. It engages a broad ... the mind, and essential for the understanding and treatment of mental disorders. On a practical level, the ...

Possible drug target found for one of the most aggressive breast cancers

... could be an important therapeutic target in the treatment of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer. Currently, patients with these cancers have few treatment options. "Breast cancer mortality rates are ... that could help patients that currently have few treatment options." According to the American Cancer ...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

... cancers, even when they receive identical medical treatment and when socioeconomic factors are controlled ... patients, but were more likely to discontinue treatment early or experience treatment delay. In addition, African-American women had ...

GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

... study could provide a model upon which to design treatment for other disorders caused by the interaction ... side effects from the treatment. Few additional treatment options are available for patients whose cancer ... disordered. In their 15-year search for a new treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, Toretsky and his colleagues ...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... to the discovery of protein therapeutics for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes ... discoveries into novel approaches for the treatment of major diseases. Working at Genentech, Inc. in ... which a derivative was approved in 2006 for the treatment of kidney carcinoma and gastro-intestinal stromal ...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... to another country for treatment, which treatment they had received, whether they had received ... of centres in six countries. The total number of treatment cycles per year can be estimated by extrapolating ... of at least 20 000 to 25 000 cross-border treatment cycles per year in these countries. It is, ...

DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... The release profile of DuoCorts new form of treatment with once-a-day hydrocortisone dosing closely ... this life-saving therapy throughout their lives. treatment of adrenal insufficiency involves replacing, or ... biological rhythms (chronobiology) with medical treatment is called chronotherapy . It takes into account ...

Singapore nanotechnology combats fatal brain infections

... Doctors may get a new arsenal for meningitis treatment and the war on drug-resistant bacteria and fungal ... drugs is too big to enter the membrane. "Our treatment damages the structure of the pathogen and ... through the blood brain barrier and produced a treatment for previously challenging diseases." ...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

... have shown that using mud from waste water treatment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable ... This is the solid waste from the water treatment plants of large cities. The scientists have ... been substituted for the fuel from waste water treatment plant mud. From an economic point of view, the ...

The bitter side of sweeteners

... Sewage treatment plants fail to remove artificial sweeteners ... collected water samples from two sewage treatment plants in Germany Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen and Karlsruhe as well as from a soil aquifer treatment site located in a Mediterranean country that ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... and other biological agents, the most common treatment for IBD, were having an adverse affect on the ... for years. This is why children experiencing the treatment need the support of physicians, dieticians, ... that nutrition was equal to steroids in the treatment of children with IBD. "We published the most ...

Versartis presents positive preclinical data on 2 product candidates at ENDO 09

... product candidates, VRS-317 (hGH-rPEG) for treatment of growth hormone deficiency and for VRS-826 (IL-1ra-rPEG) for treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, at the Endocrine ... will provide a less frequently administered treatment that should have comparable safety to IL-1ra, ...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

... is a matter of extreme urgency that new forms of treatment be developed which can differentiate in a ... T cells or remove them from the tissue. Such a treatment should have considerably fewer side effects than ... for the development of new approaches to the treatment of the disease. ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

... of diabetes treatment, the role of exercise in treatment of diabetes, and patients' vulnerability to ... Guidelines/Recommendations for the Prevention and treatment of Exercise and Post-Exercise Induced ... (gestational diabetes) and whether early treatment can help preserve beta cell mass to prevent ...

Liver disease 'shrunk' by blood-pressure drug

... scarring in some patients and shows promise for a treatment that could make a huge difference to the lives of ... Tests on their livers revealed that, before treatment with losartan, half of the patients had a high ... be able to tell which patients will benefit from treatment with losartan or similar drugs such as ACE ...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

... protein as a viable therapy for the treatment of muscular dystrophy as well as cardiac muscle ... dystrophy with gene therapy and stem cell treatment shows promise, but major hurdles must be overcome ... in human patients, Ervasti said. Delivering treatment to every muscle cell via gene therapy or stem ...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

... progression, which would allow for targeted treatment of high-risk patients. To identify markers of ... Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 2073-2085 treatment for Oxygen Toxicity Dr. Marieke van Zoelen ... generating general immunosuppression. AM80 treatment was effective in inhibiting early symptoms in the ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

... if these stages are successful can a potential treatment move to clinical trials in patients. ... preclinical hurdles can be crossed, a possible treatment must still be tested in a series of clinical ... (such as blood pressure) that show whether a treatment is working. To address these difficulties, ...

Breakthrough in radiotherapy promises targeted cancer treatment

... Current radiation therapy treatment damages a patient's healthy tissue as well as ... the tumour it is intended to destroy, making the treatment especially invasive and often causing nasty side ... will enable a far more precise and accurate treatment for cancerous tumours by using real-time images ...

MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding

... yet, that would make a difference when deciding a treatment plan," Dr. NeSmith says. Some drugs used to ... potentially life-threatening trauma occurs, treatment can be tailored to the patient's physiology by ... further studies focused on early diagnosis and treatment of cocaine-related complications to reduce ...

Breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial meningitis

... the brain. The discovery could lead to better treatment and vaccines for meningitis and could save the ... a therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of disease. Professor Ala'Aldeen, who has been ... us design novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of bacterial meningitis. Identification of the ...

Bacteria create aquatic superbugs in waste treatment plants

... ANN ARBOR, Mich.---For bacteria in wastewater treatment plants, the stars align perfectly to create a ... at five sites in and near Ann Arbor's wastewater treatment plant. They found the so-called ... resistance. Xi said the problem isn't that treatment plants don't do a good job of cleaning the ...

From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy

... receiving radiation usually have up to 40 treatment sessions, which are administered about five days ... for six to eight weeks. Thanks to computers, the treatment plans are now designed "almost perfectly," he ... at M.D. Anderson have been using computerized treatment planning systems, called "intensity-modulated ...

Lithium may help radiation target cancer, spare healthy tissue

... tumor cells. The findings suggest that lithium treatment could offer a way to protect healthy brain tissue ... and metastatic brain tumors. However, as with all treatment modalities, radiation often causes long-term side ... Professor of Cancer Research found that lithium treatment protects cultured hippocampal neurons from ...

Publication sets guidelines across cancer therapies: Ensuring the best in patient management

... regarding the usefulness of PET imaging for the treatment of several cancers. Personalizing Cancer ... tomography (FDG PET) for monitoring therapy and treatment of many different cancers. Internationally ... by the new periodical may notably alter cancer treatment and prognosis. "The literature in this ...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

... remains the only truly disease-modifying treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis," said Dr. Chua. ... methods, and could aid in giving more appropriate treatment to patients and decrease the spread of resistant ... strategies for more effective and less invasive treatment of breast and other forms of cancer." BMRC ...

A longer lasting tumor blocker

... trials. But recent studies in mice show that when treatment stops, tumor growth rapidly resumes. Now, ... called M-CSF, suppressed tumor growth even after treatment was stopped. Kubota and his team compared the ... kind of bone tumor. Three weeks of anti-VEGF treatment suppressed tumor growth but, similar to other ...

Biolex presents Locteron US Phase 2a hepatitis C data at EASL

... Texas, lead author on the trial. "As the treatment for hepatitis C evolves there continues to be a ... alpha designed to improve patient care in the treatment of hepatitis C through a more favorable ... worldwide sales of interferon products for the treatment of hepatitis C will approach $6 billion by 2016. ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, for the treatment of C. difficile infection (CDI). CDA-1 and ... "Discovering and developing an effective new treatment for a significant public health threat is the ... lead to perforation of the colon and/or death. treatment of severe disease requires administration of ...

Peregrine's PS-targeting antibodies highlighted in AACR Annual Meeting studies

... company developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and serious virus infections, today ... Phase II combination therapy trials for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and a Phase II combination therapy trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. A Phase I ...

Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor active in human pancreatic cancers

... laboratory is promising in terms of both a new treatment for a large subset of pancreatic cancers and a ... Administration approval process and is in use for treatment of these specific lung cancers. But would the ... trials already had tried EGF inhibitors as a treatment for pancreatic cancer and concluded that they did ...

TGen researchers discover possible way to block the spread of deadly brain tumors

... findings are a major step toward devising a treatment for GBM, which because of its ability to rapidly ... anti-cancer drugs. "A chemotherapeutic treatment which targets these migrating cells would ... factor may have significant effects on patient treatment and survival.'' ...
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