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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...ations also suggest that we need better methods to identify patients who are at higher risk of developing febrile neutropenia, and future studies will be aimed at doing just that." White blood cell boosters can have side effects, including bone pain, which need to be reviewed and discussed with each patient,...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...as brought about the discovery of a new method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade t...gene amplification technique, to screen tumours to identify 14 pro-immunity genes (downplayed by tumours) and 11 anti-immunity genes (promoted by tumours). Th...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

..., Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have gathered to identify innovative ways to combat climate change. Omi said proposals from the gathering to fight climate change would be discussed at an inaugural regional forum on environment and health in Thailand next month. A key UN report released earlier this year...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...89 people aged between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors such as lemon, chocolate, black pepper, banana, and soap. The subjects chose the best multiple choice answer for each. At the start of the study in 1997, none of the subjects had cognitive impairments. The participants were tested e...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ing and tracking system on all tobacco products to identify smugglers and counterfeiters. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rates of smoking-related illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

... relaxes the blood vessels. "MPO levels help to identify individuals at increased risk for CAD when traditional risk screening fails," Dr. Boekholdt said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)....

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...efforts to educate professionals and the public to identify and address AUDs early in their course. Treatments may include psychotherapy, support groups or other forms of counseling. Some medications are also available that can help alcoholics abstain from drinking, including naltrexone, which acts on opio...

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

...The primary objective of the Phase IIa trial is to identify one or more doses of MAXY-G34 that effectively treat chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. Patient tolerability, safety, and immunogenicity will be monitored and assessed. Data will also be collected on the pharmacokinetic properties of MAXY-G34 and the ...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...icals, Inc. "Further studies are needed to both identify patients most likely to develop rash and to determine if dose escalation to induce rash can improve efficacy." Although few patients dropped out of the large Phase III clinical trials testing Tarceva in advanced non-small cell lung cancer and pancr...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...ins has remained unclear, but our findings clearly identify a role for normal prion proteins in regulating the production of beta-amyloid and in doing so preventing formation of Alzheimers plaques. Whether this function is lost as a result of the normal ageing process, or if some people are more susceptible t...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...ng 4000 people will hopefully allow researchers to identify bio markers of gastric cancer. This could mean that in future, the risk of getting gastric cancer can be determined by a blood test. Currently, many die from the disease because it is detected too late. Research would hopefully make it easier f...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

... work and family difficulties. Dr. Hunt hopes to identify the most effective ways of treating the condition. He has already visited Finland to examine the country's well-established infrastructure for supporting veterans. War trauma is a psychological condition caused by experiencing a traumatic event dur...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...er. In MS, recent genetic studies have begun to identify certain genes which may explain why African Americans experience more disability, but the products of these genes and the mechanism of their effects remain unknown. The study found that African Americans had MS for an average of nine years before n...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...he pharmacodynamic effects on tumor blood flow and identify early signs of objective anti-tumor response as measured by CT scans, MRI or PET, in these advanced cancer patients with well vascularized solid tumors. Dr. Peter J. Rosen, Medical Director at Tower Cancer Research Foundation, stated, "Tower Oncolo...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...arch (CAER), Burt Davis is refining the process to identify ways to reduce or capture carbon dioxide generated by the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal to diesel and other products, such as paraffin and chemicals for making plastics. "Weve been doing Fischer-Tropsch research for 15 years. In the las...

The Hospital Superbugs

...of infections, for new diagnostic tests to rapidly identify C. diff or MRSA and to develop novel antibiotics in order to treat these infections. The success of this research will be judged by both improved patient outcomes and savings to the NHS in the costs of treating infections. CHAI was officially laun...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...al engagement, said Landa. The fact that we can identify this at such a young age is extremely exciting, because it gives us an opportunity to diagnose children with ASD very early on when intervention may have a great impact on development. The current study reveals that autism often involves a progress...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...that his software can help traffic control centers identify incidents more efficiently, so that people can spend less time in traffic, and recoup some of those costs. Columbus was a good place to develop the software. Ohio is the seventh-most-populated state in the United States, and nearly two million of i...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...ing to the Framingham equation. QRISK would also identify a different group of patients than the Framingham ... and takes account of social deprivation to better identify patients most at most risk of heart disease and stroke who are most likely to benefit from treatment...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...hip services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and...

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