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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...sorder Clinic and has led the work on a blood test designed to predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer... taken earlier. The same thing would go for a drug designed to prevent Alzheimer’s.” If r-flurbiprofen shows solid benefit in the phase III clinical trial, the...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...G34 or Neulasta (control population). The trial is designed as a multiple ascending dose study, with planned doses at 10, 30, 60, or 100 micrograms per kilogram of MAXY-G34 compared to 6mg of Neulasta. Both MAXY-G34 and Neulasta will be administered as a single subcutaneous injection once per chemotherapy cyc...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...he foundation of the new drug, Prialt. Prialt is designed to ease persistent pains in people who suffer from various types of cancer and other very serious diseases. It is a very powerful drug, as it was created to lessen chronic pains in individuals that no longer responded to morphine therapy. The treat...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...ludes erlotinib, cetuximab, panitumumab and others designed to block overproduction of the epidermal growth factor receptor - but it is the most detailed analysis to date. The study, published in the July 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reports...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...but a new study has found that the yawn is in fact designed to prevent sleep. Researchers at the State University of New York have demonstrated that a yawn is the body's way of making us more attentive and alert. According to the study, the vessels in the nasal cavity send cool blood to the brain during a...

Medicaid Data Analysis

...ing brief interventions for co-occurring disorders designed especially for emergency departments and trauma centers are currently available, says Clark....

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...l be conducting a series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance the activity of our experimental immune...p's clothing," said Bramson. "Our strategies are designed to teach the immune system how to spot the tell-tale signs of the wolf. In this way, the tumours wil...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...o stimulate the immune system. Both approaches are designed to rile the patients immune system into attacking tumor cells. In their review Schlom and his colleagues looked at two cell-based vaccines, Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) and GVAX, as well as three trials using an engineered pox-virus vector. While this r...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...on Saturday. Etravirine, also called TMC125, is designed as an alternative for patients who are resistant to a class of drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). An international consortium of doctors has been testing etravirine on NNRTI-resistant patients in two 48-week tria...

New Spinal Cord Stimulation System Launched

...nician, enabling programming improvements that are designed to significantly impact patient outcomes and clini...s. "EGL Scan technology is a valuable innovation designed to save time and be cost-effective for patients and payers," said Orlando Florete, M.D., of the Inst...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

... DVD players and comfortable reclining chairs all designed to lessen the emotional stress young patients sometimes experience during the two to three hours required to administer intravenous treatments. The center is one of only a few pediatric IBD centers in the North America that conducts research activi...

Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders

... study compared the efficiency of three programmes designed for reducing falls and improving quality-of-life among the elderly; education, home safety assessment and modification (HSAM) and exercise training. The study also examined the secondary effects of these programs on functional balance, daily activi...

Contraceptive Spray Shows Positive Clinical Trial Result

...tudy in the second half of 2007. The study will be designed to demonstrate that therapeutic blood levels of the combination contraceptive are effectively maintained with once daily dosing. The second study was a Phase I, pharmacokinetic study, investigating the delivery of a formulation combining Nestorone ...

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...n to this problem, Dr Kerr said. The software is designed to more accurately diagnose a sleep problem and help determine if a night at the sleep centre is needed. Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, periodic limb movement disorder and associated conditions will be identified by the software. ...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

... PET-CT scanners with standard commercial software designed to provide images of the heart are falsely indicating coronary artery disease in as many as 40 percent of patients . Lead author K. Lance Gould, M.D., professor in the Division of Cardiology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, sai...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...ns and minerals. * Kiwifruit extracts - products designed to relieve the symptoms of common digestive complaints such as constipation and heartburn. * Sports drinks that boost energy. * Functional foods due to be launched include: Cosmetic yoghurts which claim to "nourish the skin from the inside", soft...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ion Trial (ImFIT), a randomized longitudinal trial designed by Woods and funded by the National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between exercise and immune function. Participants included only individuals who did not take medications that included corticosteroids, which could interfere with i...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

... to stop the bleeding. The sealant, which has been designed to cure in 15 seconds, was applied over the top of the suture line and immediately stopped the bleeding through the needle holes created when the artificial graft was sutured in place and the artery-graft junction was exposed to full arterial pressur...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

A virus that has been specifically designed by scientists to be safe to normal tissue but deadly to cancer is showing early promise in a preliminary study, researchers said today at the ESMO Conference Lugano (ECLU), Switzerland. The virus, called NV1020, is a type of herpes simplex virus m...

Vegas Couples Hope Sevens Will Be Lucky Wedding Day

...r resorts and hotels that frequently host weddings designed elaborate marketing campaigns to lure couples to their venues on this historic day. The Little Chapel of the Flowers hosted around 115 weddings Saturday -- more than twice the usual number -- with the final wedding scheduled for 11:59 pm. "We tur...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation has been named awardee ... the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research ... for the randomized, double-blinded, controlled, multi-site clinical trial, ... muscle strength after spinal cord injury. Dr. Forrest ... Research at Kessler Foundation. Two additional sites will ...
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