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Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

...or. The scientists made the discovery about Zetias dual action by studying mice that were specially engineered to produce NPC1L1 in the liver. When there were high levels of the protein in the liver, which enhanced cholesterol absorption by the cells, there was a drastic reduction in cholesterol levels ...

Modified Drug Therapy for Alzheimers Disease

...of the experimental drug CTS-21166. Ghosh, who has dual appointments in the departments of chemistry and medicinal chemistry, is a scientific co-founder of the company with Jordan Tang, the J.G. Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The collaborative work of G...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...elaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York with dual majors in mechanical engineering and product design and innovation. "I think it has a lot of potential, and it could make a big difference in people's lives," said Professor Burt Swersy, whose Inventor's Studio course inspired the product's creati...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...hief executive Ian Olver said governments needed a dual approach to bridging the gap in services available in cities and rural areas. Many Australians in remote communities cannot afford to travel to major population centers for treatment," Professor Olver said. "Secondly, we need a series of regional c...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

...tizen, the fact is that I've already applied for a dual citizenship (for the US and India), which the Indian government has allowed recently," Saha told IANS. He said he would soon bring the matter before the NRI community in USA and other countries as the judgement was vindictive. "Should the US go...

NRI Boy Underwent a Rare Dual Transplant Surgery

...splanted on the patient. This is the world's first dual live donor transplant on such a patient," Soin told reporters. Three weeks after the surgery, Ganesh is on his way to recovery. Dressed in a yellow T-Shirt and brown trousers, the 9th standard student of the Years Buna School, San Jose, California,...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

...nts, materials or knowledge that might be put to a dual use. Ensure that the pharmaceutical industry is... codes that prohibit involvement in development of dual use technologies or materials....

New TB Vaccines in Could Protect Against All Drug Resistant Strains

...tribution of a more effective TB vaccine. It has a dual role -- to develop new vaccines and to ensure access to those around the world with the least ability to pay. Aeras' largest source of funding is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It also receives support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affai...

Combination Therapy Reduces Tumor Resistance to Radiation

...e authors found that following application of this dual therapy to mice, HIF-1alpha increased the activity of the canstatin-induced tumor apoptotic pathway, which lead to lethal tumor damage. The study demonstrates a crucial role for angiogenesis inhibitors in shifting tumor radioresistance towards tumor ...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

...tizen, the fact is that I've already applied for a dual citizenship (for the US and India), which the Indian government has allowed recently," Saha told IANS. He said he would soon bring the matter before the NRI community in USA and other countries as the judgement was vindictive. "Should the US go...

‘Land Of Dreams’ Staggers Under The Weight Of Neuroses And Substance Abue

...y 8 million stays. Nearly half of these cases with dual diagnoses involved drug abuse, a third involved alcohol abuse, and one in five involved both drug and alcohol abuse. It was also seen that 240,000 women hospitalized for childbirth or pregnancy were diagnosed as having mental health or substance...

One Fourth of Hospital Patients Admitted for Mental Health or Drug Abuse Disorder

...y 8 million stays. Nearly half of these cases with dual diagnoses involved drug abuse, a third involved alcohol abuse, and one in five involved both drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, 240,000 women hospitalized for childbirth or pregnancy also had mental health or substance abuse problems. Four of e...

Higher Trans Fat Levels in Blood Associated With Elevated Risk of Heart Disease

... acids, which includes saturated fat, to have this dual effect. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is considered a “good” cholesterol; LDL (low-density lipoprotein) a “bad” cholesterol. The researchers, led by Hu and lead author Qi Sun, a graduate research assistant at HSPH, set out to test the assumption t...

Single Slice MRI- Handy Tool to Identify Children at Risk

...ference, abdominal height and body mass index, and dual energy absorptiometry (DEXA), a whole-body scan that distinguishes lean mass from fat tissue. However, anthropometry is imprecise and DEXA requires exposure to ionizing radiation. In Dr. Siegel's study, 30 adolescents had fat tissue measurements ta...

Cancer Drug can Extend Survival in Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

..." In the pilot study, the researchers found that dual therapy with Avastin and the chemotherapy drug irinotecan either shrank the tumors or restricted their growth in nearly all cases for up to three months longer than comparative therapies. Three months is a significant advance when dealing with these ...

Scientists Develop a Harmless Multi-Tasking Reovirus

...ficacy of oncolytic virus therapy. "The apparent dual mechanism of action for oncolytic viruses will need to be tested further, both in patients and in the laboratory. If the effects turn out to be genuine, the implications for long-term survival from many types of cancer could be significant," says Cof...

Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified

...tissue. This sensor is named Liver X Receptor. Its dual function makes it a potential site that can be targeted to treat clinical disorders such as diabetes and obesity. This research may also be the forerunner for therapies for stroke and other heart diseases. In some recent animal studies, Saez pointed...

Structure of Iron Regulatory Protein-RNA Complex Solved

...age of such dramatic conformational plasticity and dual functionality as found in IRP1." Source-Newswise...

Genetics Plays A Crucial Role In Preemies' Destructive Eye Disease

...e process,” Bhandari added. “It is possible that a dual therapy for ROP aimed at limiting potential environmental risk factors and identifying and targeting specific genetic factors may become the model for future intervention.” Source-Eurekalet SAV...

A Combination Of Drugs Used For Anti-Angiogenesis And Apoptosis More Effective

...on.' Prof Hayes-Jordan hopes to investigate the dual therapy in humans in a clinical trial within 12-18 months. Source-Eurekalert/ASH/...

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