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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...d the treatment of complications). The decision of how to treat patients requires extensive knowledge of treatment options and the patient, including whether intense therapy is needed and who may respond to biologic agents. But many factors remain unknown and many important outcomes remained undefined or...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...he disease: from understanding why it develops, to how it can be diagnosed early, treated effectively and...s of elderly individuals. Researchers want to know how aging changes brain structure, thought processes and blood chemistry, so they can model and predict ...

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

... the requirements should be for a good blocker and how to avoid interference with host kinases, we should now be able to rationally design compounds that are highly effective against PknG," said Pieters. Tuberculosis kills millions of people every year, and many millions more carry the bug in a latent ...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ng available, but are so costly it is questionable how many patients will receive them. Treating just one patient with anti-TNF drugs, which act on a particular signalling molecule, costs up to $25,000 a year. LitoZin, made from processed ground rosehips, is already widely used by patients with osteo...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...isition of Wolff Walsrode is our latest example of how Dow is delivering on a transformational growth strategy. Wolff is a strategically aligned acquisition that brings new expertise and customer focus to accelerate Dow's growth in key specialty markets." For Bayer, the transaction fits with its object...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...he early 1990s, Theres a lot of knowledge about how to treat. Whatever the reason, people arent getting treatment. The research found that about 18% of adults reported abusing alcohol during their lifetime, and almost 13% said they had become dependent on it. Alcohol abuse developed at an average a...

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

...t Phase II trial we will begin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated GCSF market." The Phase IIa trial, which will be conducted at multiple centers in Eastern Europe, is the first trial of MAXY-G34 in patients. Approximately 30 patients with Stage I-III breas...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...w know that chronic lack of sleep has an effect on how an animal sleeps, said lead study author Fred W. Turek, Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology, whose paper has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The animals are getting by on less sleep but they do not...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...r larger animals. "It's really interesting to see how quickly it is happening. We could see this trend had started a while ago but at no time did we expect it to accelerate," said Douglas. In the 1980s they often needed to wear hip waders to make their way to the ponds, they noted, while by 2006 the sam...

Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother

... Steinke had sex for the first time. She testified how her boyfriend broke into her family's home through a basement window, fought with her parents and killed them. After three weeks of Crown evidence about the grisly crime scene and a rebellious adolescent who hated her parents and the rules they tr...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...an naked mole-rat is helping scientists comprehend how stress can lead to infertility in humans. Mole-...ng these creatures, are hoping to learn more about how stress affects fertility in both men and women, a subject which is still inadequately understood. ...

Translating Structure into Function

...zymes, it should become a potent tool to determine how key enzymes work in the body. And since enzyme action is crucial to disease, the technique opens an efficient route to drug discovery, Shoichet say. Schoichet a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and an investigator in the California Institute f...

Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

...nformation about risk influenced their decision on how many embryos should be transferred. 'If infertility patients were to gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits of transferring more or fewer embryos, and the acceptability of SET (single-embryo transfer) were to increase, there could be...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

.... By then, US health officials had realized just how serious the case was and managed to contact Speaker in Rome. A CDC official told him to turn himself in to Italian health authorities to be placed in isolation. "They told me I had been put on the no-fly list and my passport was flagged," he said o...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...udy the same group over a five year period and see how many become pregnant in the longer term. It is important to do this because we are concerned that, with persistent treatment failure, women might become more and more susceptible to deceptive advertising about ineffective CATs or other unproven treat...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...for our research will be to look in more detail at how the prion protein controls beta amyloid, knowledge...ooking at levels of prions in the human system and how these may alter as we age....

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

...iversity of Texas at Austin, US, wanted to observe how these games might influence academics and social relationships. They gathered data from a sample of children aged 10 to 19 who tracked their activities on a random weekday and a random weekend day. Of the 1,491 who participated, 534 or about 36 per...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...he agrees that more research is needed to find out how the animal findings translate in humans. Providing a long lasting, natural wrinkle filler and a scientifically studied, non-surgical method for melting fat could revolutionize growing old gracefully, she said. This discovery could also have positiv...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...strategies are designed to teach the immune system how to spot the tell-tale signs of the wolf. In this way, the tumours will no longer be able to hide, but the healthy tissues will be left untouched," he added. The research team comprises of both basic scientists and clinical investigators, which is ...

Alternative Splicing in Neuronal Development

...&D, Dr. Douglas Black (UCLA) and colleagues detail how alternative splicing is reprogrammed during neuronal development. Alternative splicing refers to the processing of an RNA transcript into different mRNA molecules by including some exons and excluding others. Specific cell types often have signatu...

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