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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

The use of biologic agents for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (I...ond to biologics, so the appropriate role of these agents in the treatment paradigm is the subject of much discussion. In determining the appropriate course o...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...me benefit, but that newer, designer AB42-lowering agents might be better. “A more potent drug would likely ... whereas flurbiprofen is, he adds. AB42-lowering agents may turn out to be “either a magic bullet or a magic shotgun,” he says. “They might be lowering AB42...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...at Texas A&M University to stop all work on select agents and toxins. The CDC is investigating reports of ...ab workers infected with the category B bio-terror agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. Brucella infections cause prolonged fever and a wide range of othe...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

A role for prion proteins, the much debated agents of mad cow disease and vCJD, has been identified. It appears that the normal prions produced by the body help to prevent the plaques that build up in the brain to cause Alzheimers disease. The possible function for the mysterious proteins was disc...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...mine if noise is "clearly audible." City or police agents who are implementing the rules in some cases will have devices with which they can measure the vibrating noise typical of a techno music blowout. Discos, dancehalls and restaurants will be given a chance to produce a plan to curb their noise output...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

.... The combination of EPC2407 with other anticancer agents in a Phase 1b trial is planned to follow the current monotherapy trial. EPC2407 is one of two VDA compounds currently in clinical trials discovered through EpiCept's Anti-cancer Screening Apoptosis Program (ASAP). The second compound, Azixa(TM), is p...

New Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV

... disease. The two drugs, amongst the most powerful agents to fight the disease to date, are TMC125 (etraviri...owner, "Treating a resistant virus with two active agents has been a mantra in HIV care for quite some time. Adding only one active agent to a patient experie...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...une system suppressors and antibiotics. Biologic agents selectively target key inflammatory processes involved in the development of a disease in this case infliximab blocks the bodys inflammation response. Its side-effects can include upper respiratory infections and other potentially serious reactions....

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

... highlights the potential of implementing targeted agents with cytotoxic chemotherapy. More information about ECLU is available at http: www.esmo.org/activities/ecluconference/....

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...expert Judd Aiken reports that prions, the protein agents of a family of fatal brain disorders, bind tightly...als shed the protein in body fluids."These disease agents can stay out there for years and stay infectious," Aiken explains. And herbivores such as deer and ...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

... other heart problems, they include anti-arrythmia agents like amiodarone and generic sotalol, along with anti-clotting drugs, like warfarin. But doctors and patients alike have been dismayed by the side effects of the drugs and their limited long-term effectiveness in controlling atrial fibrillation. Am...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...tiated use of the Neochetina weevils as biocontrol agents of water hyacinth. He credits the success of the...rida facility continues to research new biocontrol agents to improve the stability of the control provided by existing ones. Biological control programs can ...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...rrow is the drug called erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). This treatment has been a major break through in anemia treatment in chronic kidney disease (CKD). This drug is surrounded by controversy regarding its apt clinical usage and the high cost of ESAs. An August study in Journal of the American ...

Alternative Option for Type2 Diabetes Treatment

...rnative option to currently available hypoglycemic agents for nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes with m...ass. However, these new classes of hypoglycemic agents will need continued evaluation both in long-term efficacy and safety controlled trials and in clinic...

Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

...is believed asbestos fibers attract cancer-causing agents after they enter the lungs. In many cases, the latency period can be 20 to 30 years after exposure. The World Health Organization says that about 125 million people are exposed to asbestos at work and that at least 90,000 die annually from asbestos-...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...s for 14 days, illuminating cancer cells. Contrast agents currently in use only last for a few minutes. I feel fortunate to be working with gifted scientists to bring this revolutionary imaging technique from the laboratory to the bedside, said Richard Ellenbogen, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Seattle Child...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

...de. "As we enter an era of 'targeted' anticancer agents with a monthly cost measured in thousands of dollars, we should view drug-drug or drug-food interactions as opportunities to lower costs."...

Patients Not Complying With Their Dermatologic Problem

...ifficult it is to apply sunscreen or other topical agents to our own children, he said.In addition to considering the form of therapy that patients are most likely to use, Feldman said the patient-physician relationship is an important part of the equation. He said research shows that if patients are sati...

Older Diabetes Drugs Has Similar Effects to Newer Ones

...rugs for type 2 diabetes mellitus found that older agents , such as second-generation sulfonylureas and metformin, have similar or superior effects on glycemic control, lipids and other intermediate endpoints compared to newer, more expensive drugs, such as thiazolidinediones, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors a...

High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Linked With Cardiovascular Risks

...siderable interest when designing future trials of agents aimed at reducing triglyceride levels or attenuating atherogenic metabolic abnormalities. If our findings are confirmed, clinical care might be simplified by using nonfasting lipid profiles for atherosclerosis risk prediction, the researchers conc...

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