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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...such as ibuprofen and indomethacin, nonselectively inhibit the two types of COX enzymes, COX1 and COX2.) But...cannot be superimposed on each other), it does not inhibit COX enzymes. The result was, finally, encouraging -- r-flurbiprofen inhibited AB42 production both i...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...own to induce tumor cell apoptosis and selectively inhibit growth of proliferating cell lines, including multi-drug resistant cell lines. Murine models of human tumor xenografts demonstrated EPC2407 inhibits growth of established tumors of a number of different cancer types more effectively than the other VD...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...tein found in circulating blood, has been found to inhibit the growth of central nervous system neuronal cells , a process that is necessary for the regeneration of the spinal cord after traumatic injury. The findings by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, may ...

Benefits From the Use of the Internet in Healthcare Applications Highlighted

...on such issues, security concerns will continue to inhibit the use of the Internet in healthcare. The Role of the Internet in Healthcare is part of the Healthcare & Life Sciences IT Growth Partnership Service, which also includes research on patient data safety in the European healthcare IT markets, the c...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...ering estrogen-like compounds to males in order to inhibit production of IL-6. "While some organs, such as breasts, are clearly influenced by gender, others like the liver are not, said Naugler. So its quite interesting that liver inflammation is so markedly suppressed by estrogens. It raises the possi...

Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

... expressed at high levels to develop treatments to inhibit those enzymes to stop tumour growth. Researchers found that a protein known as fatty acid synthase was expressed at high levels in prostate tumour cells, and was fairly absent in normal cells. Earlier researches have shown that the protein was f...

Roches Arthritis Drug Successful in III Stage Trail

...hritis treatments. Actema is the first biologic to inhibit the interleukin-6, or Il-6, receptor. IL-6 is considered an important mediator of the acute inflammatory response. Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, begin to experience progressive joint damage early in the disease. The disease differs from ...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...ead, is to use chemical suppressants or surgery to inhibit testicular synthesis of male hormones. However, this treatment does not block the production of male hormones elsewhere in the body. Abiraterone, a drug that is taken orally, inhibits an enzyme called CYP450c17, which is critical to the production ...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...asive fish in lakes has been found to selectively inhibit two "survival proteins in cancer cells. The research is a first step toward developing a molecularly-targeted drug that could eliminate cellular-level resistance to multiple types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy found in many types of cancers...

Cytokine IL6 as a New Chemotherapeutic Target for Ras-driven Cancers

...proteins that Ras activates has opened the door to inhibit the oncogenic signal of Ras via druggable proteins," states Dr. Counter....

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...tively pursuing the idea that such an antibody may inhibit pancreatic cancer growth in mouse models. If these results are positive, this will open the door for Duke oncologists to organize a clinical trial to test the agent in human cancer patients. Secreted proteins promoting the growth of blood vessels i...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...lls to excite one another, on the one hand, and to inhibit one another, on the other hand. The excitation and inhibition take place because the activity of nerve cells leads to the release of particular chemicals, called neurotransmitters, which act as a classic means of communication between nerve cells, ...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

... Two commonly used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets less likely to bind together and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to people with AF who are at high risk of strokes...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...auses irreversible sight loss. The anti-VEGF drugs inhibit the growth of new blood vessels, thereby minimising the risk of scarring. Treatment with anti-VEGF drugs requires regular injections into the eye. In the case of Macugen six weekly injections are given. In the case of Lucentis the license provides...

Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment

...-infected patients in whom entecavir treatment did inhibit HIV replication....

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...om finding out about their HIV status. They also inhibit those who know they are infected from sharing their diagnosis and taking action to protect others and from seeking treatment and care for themselves, the agency said. AIDS or HIV is the leading killer in todays world with more and more cases being ...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...atterji. There are known chemical compounds that inhibit the activity of PAK. These compounds or new ones targeted at PAK may greatly facilitate future development of drugs against FXS, and possibly autism as well, he said....

Sexual Fantasies Play an Important Role in Boosting Desire

...n male subjects, where sexually sadistic fantasies inhibit sexual desire. In turn, women also share the imagination at play. The more sexual fantasies they have, the more sexual desire they experience. However, "women normally present more anxiety disorders than men" regarding transitory emotional stages s...

Depression Drugs Could Make Bones Fragile

...niversity in Portland. The researchers say SSRIs inhibit a protein that transports serotonin, a chemical messenger involved in sleep and moods. The protein has also been discovered in bones, raising the possibility that the drugs may affect bone strength. The scientists suggest that people taking SSRIs m...

FDA Advisory Against Anti-depressants to Be Expanded to Cover Young Adults too

...e of Psychiatrists notes in the case of drugs that inhibit serotonin receptors, the SSRIs, in the first couple of weeks of taking them, you may feel sick and more anxious. Some of these tablets can produce nasty indigestion, but you can usually stop this by taking them with food. More seriously, they may i...

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