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Immunotherapy For Cancer Treatment

...ral treatments boost the production of T cells and augment the effect of cancer vaccines in eldery or immune suppressed patients, and produce an effective immune response treatment. Professor John Toy of Cancer Research said: "There's a lot of promising early research suggesting that it may be possible to ...

Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory

...000 square feet at Santa Teresa. This will mainly augment the border security force and deal with terrorism // with the help from Canada & Mexico. The monetary inputs for the lab come from USA, State of New Mexico and Mexico. The main idea is to develop the troubled border (from gulf coast to the pac...

Drug Combo Improves Performance Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

...tatin is used in combination with Copaxone, it may augment the activity of Copaxone. That is provocative data supporting human testing of this combination,' said Dr. Scott Zamvil, one of the researchers. 'We don't know if it is effective or not at this stage. Even though they [statins] are relatively safe,...

Stringent budget for 2006/2007 portends unhealthy trends for HIV/AIDS patients.

...re using these drugs. Uganda has not been able to augment the annual healthcare budget over the years to the intended 15 percent, formerly conceived by the African heads of state in Nigeria, way back in 2001. Kihumuro's is deeply concerned with the paucity of resources available to assist the people in ne...

Transporter offers reliable clues for safer pain medicine

...w whether safer pain killers can be developed that augment the body’s natural pain-killing ability by targeting instead the opioid peptide transport system that terminates pain-control communication, says Dr. Ganapathy. 'This has the potential for non-addictive pain killers that are effective, but by a diffe...

Flesh, blood and a few dollars more

... cause of an open market for transplant organs, to augment the short supply of organ donations. Transplant surgeries have an uplifted status in today’s medical field. Nowadays such surgeries are not considered unsafe, but seem to be the only resort for a new lease of life. The statistics have it that in the...

Natural Approach to Immune Regulation May Help Transplant Patients

...en an organ is transplanted. Dr. Horuzsko wants to augment this natural process so transplant patients won't require a lifetime of generalized immune suppression that puts them at risk for many other diseases. He has created animal models in which these inhibitory receptors are expressed on the cell surfac...

Funds Allocated to Illinois and Chicago to Prepare in Case of a Flu Pandemic

...ities in hospitals, and even hiring more people to augment the staff, and train them to face up in case of an eventuality....

A Worm Turns: Banking on Blood From a Little Lugworm

...oxygen than normal blood. This finding will help augment times of acute shortage of blood, while also assisting in keeping the transplant organs in ship shape during surgeries. Professor Peter Olive, a marine biologist at Newcastle University, UK, said: “It (the lugworm) lives in the mud where it has to ge...

Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath

...petent practices. This information will be used to augment or construct disaster prevention and intervention programs for aging families. (Source: Newwise)...

Feedback Loop Governing Ovarian Development Unraveled

...et of signaling molecules in order to interfere or augment particular signaling pathways. They looked at how the interaction between the two types of cells in the ovary plays out. "Somatic cells and primordial germ cells develop in close contact with each other," says Dr. Gilboa. "Different cell types speak ...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...e value of production. The country is also able to augment its stock of tablets, capsules, bulk drugs almost to the tune of 70%, the remaining 30% is enabled by the global market. Not surprising that the market is ridden with competition and price wars that have trickled into the society, giving rise to unsc...

A Safe Drug For Safe Delivery

...is network is involved with aims to facilitate and augment better medical treatment and to ensure standardized medical procedures at affordable costs to the women and young children in developing countries. This Global network in its venture has made it possible for foreign researchers to link up with their ...

Hypnosis and Acupuncture Show Promise for Labor Pain

...ef in labor, lessens the need for medications that augment labor and increases the number of spontaneous vaginal births, according to the available data. The women treated with acupuncture reported more satisfaction with their labor pain management versus the mothers who did not receive that treatment, the r...

Funds for mental patient safety pledged by government

...e told the media that this decision will certainly augment and foster even better care and facilities especially for female patients who crave for an assurance that they will be kept safe from sexual advances. Although ample care is being ensured today measures to improve locks on doors and added security ...

Scientists suggest a new ‘brain wave’ for sound sleep and improved memoy

... stimulation . A stimulating deep sleep seems to augment the replay of recently imprinted memories in the brain thus enabling it to be consolidated and stored for a long term. The results of their study was published in an online medical journal,’ Nature.’ This study offers an extremely simple method whic...

Limited Calorie Intake Holds the Key to Delay Ageing

...s reflect that a reduction in calorie intake could augment the human immune mechanism as well, opined the lead researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich. The changes that occur in the immune system as people age, considerably affect the susceptibility to infections. The defensive T-cells that play a prime role ...

Positive Animal Study on MYO-VAD, Promise for Treatment of Heart Failure

...ators concluded that the device “can significantly augment the failing heart while reducing myocardial stress,” and that the device “can provide adequate hemodynamic support while favorably altering the maladaptive pathophysiology of heart failure.” The results were presented in a scientific poster at the ...

WHO on an Anti Rabies and Snake Bite Mission

...ries where it is most needed, many of them die. To augment the production of therapeutic sera, WHO has devised a global action plan. Uncertainty in demand and profit levels and affordability are some of the issues faced by the manufacturers of the sera. There is a steady decline in the number of manufactur...

No Evidence to Support Many Off-label Uses of Atypical Antipsychotics

...elated post-traumatic stress disorder when used to augment therapy with antidepressants or other psychotropic...han placebo but showed little benefit when used to augment talk therapy. All studies of olanzapine were very small, however, and patients experienced significa...

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