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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ent additional damage from occurring and to repair existing lesions in people who already have symptoms of Alzheimer’s. In the process, they are attempting to answer the question that has stumped the Alzheimer’s research world: to what degree is AB responsible for the neurodegeneration seen in the disease" ...

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

...by targeting different pathways than those used by existing antibiotics should side-step various problems with these drugs, specifically their inability to destroy the bacteria in its dormant form, which is one of the reasons that resistance has emerged. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National ...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...102,426 as couples rushed to take advantage of the existing funding arrangements. The following year, when the new reimbursement rules were implemented, total activity dropped by nearly 50 per cent to 60,425. Significantly, this was a persistent effect because the number of cycles remained at this lower lev...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...cer vaccines are given in the hopes of treating an existing disease. These cancer vaccines generally fall into two categories: cell-based, where vaccines are created using cells from the patients own immune system that have been activated to the presence of cancer antigens and delivered back to the patient ...

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

...s mutates. In the case of NNRTIs, HIV can sidestep existing drugs with just a tiny mutation in a single amino acid. The treatment options narrow further if a patient is found to suffer bad side effects from these powerful molecules. The hope for etravirine is that it will open up a new front against resis...

Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

...de in this epidemic. Women are best placed to make existing tools work," she said. As of June 2006, around one million Africans were receiving antiretroviral drugs which roll back the AIDS virus, a tenfold increase since December 2003. But this was still less than a quarter of the estimated 4.6 million pe...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...ure and reduce the costs of pumping petroleum from existing American reserves. Such methods of carbon dioxide sequestration also trim the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment. Andrews notes the process which was based on formulas developed by two German chemists in the 1920s is already proven to ...

Now, Dads to Get Text Alerts on How to Raise Their Children

...networking sites. The scheme will also organize existing resources such as websites and telephone help lines. The newly launched schemes are aimed at fathers and other groups who "may struggle to find the help they need". These include the parents of disabled children, those living in poor areas and eth...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

... a liquid, can be piped, trucked and stored in the existing network for gasoline with minor conversion costs, hydrogen will require an entire new fuel distribution infrastructure. Ulf Hafseld, HyNor's project manager, accepts that making hydrogen using fossil fuels isn't sustainable. "The answer is to produ...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...ogen concentration in the cell halfway between two existing heterocysts falls below a threshold. Its basically allowing us to image elements at very high resolution. The drop in nitrogen starts a process that turns the cell into a heterocyst.Nealson described the study as a technology demonstration in one o...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

... to be increased so that they can be recognised by existing detection methods. Researchers have shown for the first time that the number of vCJD prions can be amplified from infected human brain tissue extracts prepared from normal human platelets - a type of blood cell essential for clotting. The sample i...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ans and owners who can now consider altering their existing feeding and management programs. Human health may also substantially benefit from this study, according to Dr. Thatcher, because humans suffering from obesity experience chronic inflammation. If obese horses are also found to suffer from chronic ...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...f Alzheimer's disease (AD), as they feel that the existing criteria are out of date due to unprecedented grow...th of scientific knowledge in the field. "(These existing criteria) are the prevailing diagnostic standards in research; however, they have now fallen behind ...

Battle Between Google and Microsoft Could Trigger Revolution in Healthcare

...el that challenges some of the assumptions made by existing online healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers," said Peter Kruger, Analyst with Wireless Healthcare, who went on to explain: "This new model impacts not only on how diseases are diagnosed but also the way healthcare is delivered and eh...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...o improve the stability of the control provided by existing ones. Biological control programs can present some hazards. The risks of introducing non-native predatory species must be carefully evaluated before they are introduced. These risks include invasiveness by the control agents themselves and uninten...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...orge new connections between neurons or strengthen existing ones. For patients whose strokes have damaged part of the motor cortex and subcortex, this means that movement therapy may help the brain to use other, nearby neurons or even neurons in the opposite brain hemisphere to complete a movement. The go...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...g infections). "We hope this discovery will help existing antibiotics or offer a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria," he said. Dr. Redinbo said that the drugs might be most effective at sites where clinicians can best control dosage, such as skin and the gastrointestinal tract....

IFC to Invest About Rs.3 Billion in Max Healthcare

...ed expansion will add 452 beds to Max Healthcare's existing 765-bed capacity in its hospitals. It will also include adding 268 beds to its Patparganj unit here; a new 100-bed secondary and tertiary hospital in Dehradun; and an 84-bed tertiary hospital focused on obstetrics, gynaecology, and paediatrics at its...

Polyclinics Could Threaten NHS Services, Warns BMA

...ics have the potential to destabilise and fragment existing hospital and GP services. The review points out that many GP practices do not have the facilities to take on extra work, such as diagnostics and some hospital outpatient services, so surely it would make more sense to strengthen and build on the e...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...ey are not well managedrapidly ramping up well-run existing programs could have an immediate, startling effect in improving efficiency, reducing costs and containing the epidemic, said the studys lead author, Elliot Marseille, DrPH, MPP, a researcher at UCSFs Institute for Health Policy Studies. The researc...

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