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Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

Boffins are designing potent cancer treatments using their knowledge abo...ing this drug-protein interaction is essential for designing new drugs," Lowther said. Researchers then screened hundreds of thousands of compounds to identify...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...rys Hospital, explained that researchers should be designing therapies specifically for children and their problems, rather than scaling down treatments that were created for adults. In many respects the makeup of children differs from that of adults: they have different metabolisms; their organs are not as ...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...ement only by acknowledging their true origins and designing experimental conditions that may lead to a means to improve matters." The analysis also suggested that individual patients varied in their sensitivity to ESA treatment. The two different ESAs (epoetin beta and darbepoetin) compared in the original ...

High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Linked With Cardiovascular Risks

...and therefore may be of considerable interest when designing future trials of agents aimed at reducing triglyceride levels or attenuating atherogenic metabolic abnormalities. If our findings are confirmed, clinical care might be simplified by using nonfasting lipid profiles for atherosclerosis risk predicti...

Novel Treatment Beneficial for Colon and Liver Cancer

...ness of this methodology, the specialist worked on designing non-viral systems which act directly upon the liver and the colon. In this manner, she prepared, optimized and evaluated, in vitro and in vivo, a new pharmaceutical format called lipopolyplex. This compound aids the genetic material in penetrating in...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...was an open label design. The scientists are now designing a double-blind placebo controlled trial that would enroll far more patients in an attempt to see whether the gene therapy is effective in reducing symptoms. The patients' scans showed a quieting of these areas, on the side of the brain where the ge...

Chandigarh Set to Be No-smoking Zone from July 15

...armful effects of smoking. Brahmaprakash, who is designing several of the campaign posters, said his blueprint would give people new ideas about implementing the ban. "The Chandigarh Administration will be using a poster with a Bamboo plant where I have tried to show that what is the use of an ash tray the...

Now, a Diet Pill That's as Filling as a Plate of Spaghetti!

...at the idea of the pill struck them when they were designing nappies' lining. "The idea came to us while we were working on a project to design a lining for nappies," he said. "One of my PhD students came across this particular compound, with incredibly high absorption rates. At the time, scientists were ...

Decoding Protein Structures Helps Illuminate Cause of Diabetes

...go, Zanni's team built the first device capable of designing infrared laser beams with a computer. The team has now simplified and speeded up the process with an automated version of the 2-D IR technique. As described in the current study, they obtained a single structural scan of hIAPP in less than a second ...

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy

...er in life. Recent attention has been focused on designing new methods of prioritization, one that allocates kidneys based on matches with the most favorable risk factors for long-term graft survival. Patients would be ranked based on the expected gain in years-of-life compared to continuing dialysis. Howe...

Where Indigenous Mothers Live Affects The Health Of Their Babies

...risk profiles including remoteness of mothers when designing antenatal programs, says Dr Sullivan. Dr Sullivan says the health of Indigenous mothers in remote areas partially explains the higher prevalence of poor health outcomes in their babies. Although Indigenous mothers who lived in remote areas were...

Aerobics Turn Enlarged Heart into a Trimmer, More Efficient Organ

...e of the new study is that it provides guidance in designing an exercise program for patients with heart failure, according to Stanley A. Rubin, M.D., F.A.C.C., chief of inpatient cardiology and a professor of medicine at the Veterans Affairs-UCLA Medical Program in Los Angeles. "This study clarifies for hea...

Single Drug Dose Cures Malaria in Mice

... of Medicine, have been tackling that challenge by designing a series of peroxide compounds, called trioxanes. "As a class, these compounds have proven to be unusually valuable in several ways, from their brisk and potent antimalarial activity to their lack of resistance and cross-resistance with other anti...

Breast Cancer Vaccine Stimulates Potent Immune Response to Cancer Cells

...is, demonstrate that researchers are closing in on designing viable cancer vaccines, the investigators say. In this study, Pilar Nava-Parada, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues designed a synthetic peptide vaccine that stimulated an anti-tumor T cell response that recognized and successfully waged a battle against ...

Mechanism of Nicotine's Learning Effects Explored

...deficit/hyperactivity disorder. A key problem in designing such drugs has been that little was known about the detailed mechanism by which nicotine exerts its learning-enhancing effects. Now, researchers have discovered important details of how nicotine adjusts the signaling properties of neuronal wiring t...

UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap

...ine. "We will begin a process of sharing ideas and designing experiments to answer questions about growth in simple systems that can then be applied to more complex tissue reconstruction needed in human organisms." Although human organ systems such as the liver are quite capable of regeneration, the brain ha...

Rest for Doctors to Ensure Patients’ Safet

...nough rest for doctors and keep them in view while designing rotas. The study marked ten aspects of work patt...ssociation's junior doctors committee, said: "When designing rotas, the NHS must recognise the importance of doctors having enough time to rest beforehand and af...

New Non-toxic Therapies for Breast, Ovarian Cancers

...llular and Physical Sciences, were instrumental in designing and executing the research experiments, he adds. ...s involve advancing the research in animal models, designing antibodies to block the function of the protein and working with the UBC-based Centre for Drug Resea...

Ovarian Cancer May Mimic Fallopian Tube Formation

...molecularly characterizing tumors that may lead to designing specific therapies based on the molecular profile,” said Bowen. “Biology is basically an information processing system to generate end products, and there are a lot of decisions that have to be made by the regulatory genes, like paired box gene 8, be...

Yale Researchers Named Ellison Foundation Senior Scholars in Aging

...neurodegeneration could be of broad importance for designing therapeutics that slow the aging process.” Wolin joined the Yale faculty in 1991. After undergraduate work in biochemistry at Princeton University, she received both an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale Un...

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