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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...sts need to balance the potential complications of drug treatment (including increased risk for infections and cancer) against the consequences of potential under-treatment of their patients’ disease (including poor quality-of-life, complications of disease, and the costs associated with active disease an...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...le is out of whack, treatment with a simple statin drug can reduce that risk. Our goal is to develop a sim...nted. Much of the basic lab, animal research and drug discovery occurs in Jacksonville. Mayo researchers in Jacksonville, Rochester, Minn., and Scottsdale...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cancer patients who receive a drug that stimulates the growth of infection-fighting w...to poorer outcomes, she added. "Patients taking a drug known as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor early in their chemotherapy were about half as likely...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...he enzyme, protein kinase G (PknG), as a promising drug target back in 2004. At the time, they said that...he airborne germ have emerged that are extensively drug resistant. Pieters said that the new drugs by targeting different pathways than those used by exis...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...o prove for any vaccine, therapeutic, antibody, or drug is that it is effective not only against the strain of SARS virus isolated from people, but also against a variety of animal strains, because animals will be a likely source for re-emergence of the SARS virus," added the alumna of Madras University. ...

Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction

...boration with Comic Relief, which aimed at helping drug and alcohol addicted young people in his home city...mmy Award-nominated singer who himself has battled drug addiction, insisted that he was 'glad' that he could help his native people. "I'm glad the little ...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...endence manifested less disability than those with drug dependence and anxiety disorders, but their disabi...was comparable with that among respondents who had drug abuse, mood and personality disorders," the authors write. It was also observed that alcohol abuse...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...ill Universities are experimenting with an amnesia drug that may help people discard bad memories, while l...their memories intact. The scientists used the drug propranolol along with therapy to "dampen" memories of 19 accident or rape victims for ten days. The...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...ps such as homosexuals, commercial sex workers and drug users, the virus is spreading into families, infecting mothers and children. The situation is alarming particularly because of the lack of awareness, as most people do not know that they have been infected, resulting in further spread of the disea...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ents, such as the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) methotrexate, have only limited effectiveness. Newer medicines, including TNF Alpha inhibitors and the latest "smart" drugs targeting different parts of the immune system, are now becoming available, but are so costly it is questionable ho...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...ar (wet) age-related macular degeneration. A third drug bevacizumab (Avastin) is also used, but not licensed for the condition. In wet age-related macular degeneration, in which fine central vision is progressively lost, new blood vessels grow beneath the retina, a process stimulated by vascular endothe...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...ministration (FDA) has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to market Tamiflu(R) (oseltamivir phosphate) capsules in 30 mg and 45 mg doses. The lower dose capsules provide a convenient alternative for the treatment and prevention of influenza types A and B in patients one year and older. S...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...Schwarzlose, president of the Betty Ford Centre, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. We put up many obstacles, Schwarzlose said in a telephone interview. Health insurance in most cases doesnt cover adequate treatment. Corporations used to cover employees treatments, and ...

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

...II trial we will begin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated G...nd an efficient mobilizer of CD34+ stem cells. The drug exhibited a median half-life approximately 2.3 times that of Neulasta. No serious adverse events wer...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...operties of the deadly sea snail venom to create a drug that can kill pain in humans. The snail uses venom to paralyze passing fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also obstruct pain signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at the University of Utah, in the ...

Translating Structure into Function

...ually does in the body. This puzzle has hindered drug discovery, since many of the most successful drugs...disease, the technique opens an efficient route to drug discovery, Shoichet say. Schoichet a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and an investigator in th...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

...y strain of tuberculosis generally irresponsive to drug treatment. "We have been able to demonstrate he does not have XDR-TB, or extensively drug-resistant TB," said Charles Daley of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado, where Speaker is being treated. Daley, who heads t...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

... as PA.3) that tested Tarceva and the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine against a placebo drug and gemcitabine in 521 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, 71 percent of patients using Tarcev...

Pete Doherty Gets a Rehab or Jail Ultimatum

... jail if he doesn't undergo rehab to deal with his drug abuse. The Babyshambles frontman pleaded guilty to possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine as well as two driving offenses at a hearing in London on July 3. Judge Davinder Lachhar told Doherty that he would only ste...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...ded him a huge embarrassment by being hauled up on drug abuse charges. Orange County sheriff's deputies ... family attention, the son should be running into drug problems time and again....

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