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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... variations that flow down the generations through combinations of eggs and sperm. And given the progress science has made in decoding the human genome, Dr. Younkin is convinced that some day soon researchers will have a blueprint of all the genes that raise a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s, even if by j...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...genesis. It also permits the delivery and study of combinations of genes. They found that a combination of IGFBP2 and another known oncogene called K-Ras leads to development of astrocytomas a glioma named for the star-like shape of its constituent cells. A combination of K-Ras and a third gene, Akt, previou...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...e one neuron," he says. "You might have to replace combinations of different neuronal types when it comes to reestablishing neural function." The finding, he says, has not been without its hints. In 1996, the lab reported (PNAS, Dec. 1996) what he describes as "an amazing network of pathways" that collect adult...

Researchers Developing smart Wardrobe' to Download Songs to smart Shirts

...nload information from the Internet on what colour combinations are fashionable, or could also help prevent embarrassment by keeping track of when what one wears to which events, he said. Say you select the outfit on hanger 4 to wear to someone's party, the smart wardrobe could tell you if you had worn that the...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

... on their own, the authors caution. Such food-drug combinations should be studied to assess the effects, note person-to-person variations, and enable physicians to predict how individual patients will take up and metabolize specific drugs in the presence of certain foods. "The one thing that should not be antic...

Orthodontic Treatment is Better During Adolescence

...ent upper front teeth may be due to many different combinations of jaw, tooth and lip positions. Without treatment the teeth can become damaged over time, but it appears that there is no harm done in waiting for early adolescence before starting treatment, say lead authors Dr Jayne Harrison, a consultant orthodon...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...The advantage of the synergistic property of these combinations is enhanced by the fact that it significantly redu..., the nets pre-soaked with non-pyrethroidrepellent combinations proved excellent protection for the people of the local villages, whatever the population of mosquit...

Side Effects of Natural Health Products With Prescription Drugs Under-reported

... reporting all data so we can learn which NHP-drug combinations are safe, and which arent, she added. The study, co-authored by researchers from the University of Toronto, has been published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy....

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

... on their own, the authors caution. Such food-drug combinations should be studied to assess the effects, note person-to-person variations, and enable physicians to predict how individual patients will take up and metabolize specific drugs in the presence of certain foods. "The one thing that should not be antic...

Scientists Identify Previously Undetected Drug-resistant Forms of HIV

...his knowledge to better choose antiretroviral drug combinations that have the ability to suppress these resistant HIV strains, leading to better clinical responses in patients, he said....

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

...y altered version, making them immune to different combinations of such viruses. The type that rhesus macaques produce, for example, confers complete resistance to HIV; the sort made by baboons slows that viruss replication by 50-fold. In fact, when geneticists first compared the genomes of humans against thos...

Babys Poop is of Interest for Researchers

...al community profiles, leading to speculation that combinations of genetics and environment can shape a microbial community. "The fact that the twins were so similar gives us a glimmer of hope that it's not a completely chaotic process," said Palmer. Although microbes' reputation for causing disease usually get...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...ferent chemicals and 70 million different chemical combinations to perform their work, according to Paul Atkinson, the workers compensation representative for Toronto firefighters. The WSIB has routinely denied claims by firefighters who developed cancer. It has always said there was not sufficient enough evide...

Spending on Diabetes Drugs Soars in US

...year, with patients more frequently using new drug combinations to reach target blood sugar levels, the Medco analysis of likely future prescription drug spending and utilization found. There are going to be a lot more drugs coming out and more and more people with type 2 diabetes will catapult diabetes to the ...

Single-tablet With Two Drugs may Help Control High BP Better

...on to compare the impact of two different two-drug combinations on the long-term health of a global sample of peop...ned patients to one of two drug combinations. Both combinations contained a drug called benazepril, which belongs to a class of medicines known as ACE inhibitors. T...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

... monotherapy and in combination therapy, including combinations with Tykerb, underscores our continued commitment to delivering effective new treatments for patients with cancer." Ovarian cancer study. This ongoing Phase II open-label, monotherapy study is evaluating pazopanib in patients with cancer of the ova...

Wheat Germ Extract Inhibits Breast Cancer in Study

...rugs: Tamoxifen, Aromasin, or Arimidex, alone, and combinations of those drugs with Avemar. Against the mouse ER+ cell line, MXT, Avemar inhibited growth by 50%, Aromasin by 46.7%, Tamoxifen by 34% and Arimidex by 29.3%. Against the human ER+ cell line, T47T, Avemar inhibited growth by 49%, Tamoxifen 42%, Aroma...

Is Gemstone-therapy an Alternative to Treat Illness?

...y doctors admit that astrological permutations and combinations can only treat the problems indirectly and it is the allopathic doctors that can give direct treatment. Lakshman Das, an astrologer-therapist, said: "Astrologers can only tell when the disease rooted as well as the planet responsible for the ailmen...

Chinese Surname Shortage Sparks Rethink

...come popular with younger couples even though such combinations were not strictly permitted by law. The draft also allows ethnic minorities to register some letters and characters among new names, but bans any foreign letters. Du said the move for ethnic minorities would encourage them to use traditional surnam...

Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life

...ed existence in these lizards depends on different combinations of traits in different situation. Females use social cues to envisage the circumstances their progeny will encounter. Maternal influences like this probably occur in many species, but are very difficult to perceive, Sinervo said. 'Maternal effects ...

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