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Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses to Chemotherapy Accurately Identified by PET

...odeoxyglucose or FDG, which which is a radioactive analog of sugar) is injected into the vein of a patient. Cancer cells metabolize sugar at higher rates than normal cells, and the radiopharmaceutical is taken up in higher concentrations to cancerous areas. PET scans show where FDG is by tracking photons ...

Now a Drug to Stop the Feeling of Hunger

...ull . Researchers developed peptide BL-3020 as an analog to aMSH, a naturally occurring hormone that is excreted during eating and binds to a receptor in the brain called MC4R. When the bodys need for food is met, the brain sends out a signal and one feels having a full stomach. The study was conducted b...

In Search of Truth - 'Lie Detector

... the dramatic metamorphosis of the polygraph. From analog polygraphs of the past, which had small needles scripting on a single sheet of scrolling paper, the ‘lie detector’ has, in time, evolved into a sophisticated, state- of -the art digital instrument. The scrolling paper has found a substitute in the al...

Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain

...ed study, the mean pain score on a 10-point visual analog scale was 7.3 at baseline, 2.7 immediately post-procedure, 1.4 at two weeks, 0.5 at 24 weeks, and 0.3 at 52 weeks, according to Michael Frey, MD, a NASS member and physiatrist at Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists in Fort Myers, FL. The...

Study Shows Promise For Simplified Treatment of HIV Infection

...vir-ritonavir at entry and discontinued nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) after 6 weeks. Virologic failure was defined as two consecutive HIV-1 RNA measurements of 200 copies/mL or more. The final analysis included 34 patients. Virologic success (absence of failure) through 24 wee...

Shire Developed DAYTRANA – The First Medication to Treat ADHD Symptom

...d to children treated with placebo. The phase II analog classroom study included 79 children with ADHD. The patch was worn for nine hours, and significant efficacy was demonstrated at the first time point measured, two hours after patch application, and throughout the day for 12 hours. The participants tr...

New compounds Help Sustain relief For Patients With Symptoms of Bowel Disorders

...responded to other therapies." Teduglutide is an analog of the naturally occurring human peptide Glucagon Like Peptide-2 (GLP-2). GLP-2 is a peptide growth factor secreted in the distal intestine and is involved in regeneration, maintenance and repair of the intestine. Adverse events with teduglutide were...

Bladder Pain Suppressed By Marijuana-Derived Drug

...s (IC) in animal models//. The synthetic drug is a analog of a metabolite of THC, the principal component of marijuana. The results of the new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association highlights that the drug can be used in the treatment of hypersensitive bladder disorder...

Octarms for robots for better grasping of objects

...botics the latest is that of the development of an analog to our hand which resembles and works in a similar way as that of tentacles or an elephant trunk. // It is said that these tentacles can grasp and grapple a wide variety of objects. Initially the robots could not do this and rely on mechanical grippi...

Use Of Mobiles Does Not Result In Tumors

...areas resulted in higher health risks. The earlier analog model phones also did not pose any such dangers, according to the research. As many as 1,716 healthy volunteers and 966 people suffering from glioma brain tumors were studied during the research. The study concluded that the risk of cancer and rad...

Effect of Maternal Diet on Colic Among Breastfed Infants

... the responses to diet with categorical and visual analog scales. At the end of the study, 74% of infants in the low-allergen group experienced at least a 25% reduction in crying and fussing. Only 37% of infants in the standard-diet group had a similar reduction. "These findings suggest that maternal inta...

Use of a fast-acting insulin analog to control diabetic ketoacidosis in Children

...nt study proposes using a subcutaneous fast-acting analog of human insulin instead of intravenous continuous...compare the efficacy of a subcutaneous fast-acting analog (lispro) with continuous intravenous regular insulin (CIRI) in the treatment of pediatric DKA. The...

Vitamin D May Aid Breast Cancer Treatment

...compared to other cancer treatments, the vitamin D analog is much less toxic and, at least preliminarily, it...therapy in impacting the growth of tumor cells. An analog is a synthetic, laboratory-made derivative of a parent compound -- in this case vitamin D -- that is...

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