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Glaucoma & Ocular Hypertension more likely in patients with refractive errors

...ossible farsightedness "may simply be a marker for biologic aging". However, they added that they do not have adequate explanation for the association and that further research is needed. Andrew Iwach, M.D. concluded that people need to get comprehensive, dilated eye exams to determine if they are at risk fo...

Biosensor chip to help drug development

...ientific researchers to gain new insights into the biologic function of neurons, nerve tissue and organic neural networks. Infineon's Neuro-Chip is based on a standard complementary// metal oxide semiconductor technology extended with additional process steps to realize the capacitive sensors array. Researche...

Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

...s conclude that there is urgent need to settle the biologic reasons for pancreatic cancer....

Diet might just have an Effect on Breast Cancer

...rved 7.5 percent reduction in estradiol could have biologic significance if it persisted over many years.” ...

Help for Psoriasis

... than those in the placebo group. Efalizumab is a biologic drug that blocks immune cells. Researchers say the drug modulates T-cells, which bolster the body’s immune response. Kenneth Gordon, M.D., from the Loyola Psoriasis Center, says, “Biologics are injected, instead of swallowed and block immune cells th...

Latest Tumor Classification More Informative

...h many thousands of tumor terms that link to other biologic datasets. The most important value of this (new) classification is the disengagement of tumor type and tumor place of origin…This permits tumors with similar molecular profiles to be classified according to biological attributes rather than anatomi...

The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer

... colorectal cancer risk, but also provide a strong biologic argument that avoiding or reducing the modifiable risk factors … could effectively decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease....

Common Thyroid Problems In Women May Lower Their Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

...hypothyroidism and breast cancer may be due to the biologic effect of the thyroid hormone at the cellular level hence they recommend further studies for preventive and therapeutic purposes....

Good News For Those Of You Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Combination therapy with the new biologic drug adalimumab and methotrexate has been found to be about five times more effective for people with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis when compared to the usual management // with methotrexate alone. It has been found to decrease pain and swelling...

Dermaseptins: Potent vaginal contraceptives

... contraceptive with these compounds that have many biologic properties. In their study, to be published in C...mation about contraceptive efficacy, the different biologic properties of these peptides should be studied as new candidates for human use as a barrier contrace...

No Lymphoma Risk From Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

..., disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic response modifiers (new generation drugs) and analgesics are currently being given for treatment. The researchers studied data obtained from nearly 75,000 rheumatoid arthritis patients. Amongst these, 378 patients developed lymphoma during the cour...

Mammograms Detect Non Progressive Cancer

...ackrisson said that one has to know more about the biologic characteristics of these tumors and doctors have to go on with the same treatment for all tumors. Robert Smith, the director of cancer screening at the American Cancer Society said that the method used to determine the rate of over-diagnosis was f...

FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohn's Disease Drug

...LA. REMICADE was FDA-approved in 1998 as the first biologic treatment for adults with moderate to severe Crohn...mber 2005, REMICADE also became the first approved biologic treatment for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), making it the only biologic indicated for ...

B-Cell Biologic Therapy Could Revolutionize Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

...ernational study conducted on Rituximab, a form of biologic therapy for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has ...till, the frequency of remission achieved by these biologic agents remains below 50 percent. To increase the success rate of biologic therapy for RA patients, r...

Arthritic Drug Approved For Use In Children With Crohn’s Diseas

...y Johnson & Johnson the drug is the first and only biologic therapy that has been approved for the treatment of pediatric Crohn's disease. The officials said that the drug helps in reducing the signs and symptoms of the disease and helps to maintain remission in children suffering from moderate or severe form...

NICE supports application of advanced biological therapies as treatment option for acute psoriasis

...ndition is severe enough to warrant treatment with biologic therapies" adding that "the onus is now on NHS trusts to take note of this recent recommendation and ensure that the necessary funding is in place to allow patients access to these much-needed therapies." This latest NICE guidance should now ensure...

NOMID Symptoms Helped By Arthritis Drug

...he rash and other symptoms of NOMID. Anakinra is a biologic agent, a medicine based on compounds that are made by living cells and used to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight disease and/or infection. It works by blocking the effects of IL-1beta (IL-1?), and is approved for treating...

RA Drugs Not Implicated In Cancer

...ecrosis factor alpha (TNFá) antagonists, a type of biologic DMARD may play a role in this. TNF blockers, whi...ience.wiley.com/ journal/arthritis), indicate that biologic DMARD therapy poses no greater risk for cancer than therapy with a standard prescription DMARD, meth...

Uterine Cancer More Lethal For Black Women

...difference remain to be elucidated, socioeconomic, biologic and cultural etiologies may be involved," they wrote....

Enbrelr Enters Safer Zone After Recent Research

...ng current principles of biotechnology. This biologic medicine acts by inhibiting one of the main media...flammatory processes. Enbrel happens to be topmost biologic therapeutic clinically approved worldwide, It is also less cumbersome for patients as it is marketed...

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