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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...1990s, Dr. Golde’s research group as well as other investigators discovered that compounds that inhibited productio... rather then decreasing it, they increased it. The investigators then expanded their search to look more closely at compounds related to NSAIDs that might lower AB42...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

..., a multi-institution, university-based network of investigators whose work is unrestrictedly funded by Amgen, the ...discussed with each patient, Crawford said. Other investigators on the study include Gary Lyman of Duke and David Dale of the University of Washington....

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

...where the germ hides out. In the same paper, the investigators said they had also identified a compound that could block the suspect protein, but they were concerned that by inhibiting this one protein, they would interfere with the action of other similar proteins secreted by the host cell. "We wanted to be s...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

...g yesterday, Mohammed Asif Ali, was released after investigators decided there was no charge to answer. "It was a lightning-fast operation," a police source told the Sydney Morning Herald. Gold Coast Hospital colleagues of Haneef said the junior doctor was anxious to fly home on Monday, claiming his wife had j...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

... known. No autopsies were planned, in part because investigators were satisfied that the deaths were accidental, the sheriff's office said. The deaths struck hard in this picturesque farming region dotted with red barns, gleaming silos and church steeples that peak above rolling fields. The Showalter clan is w...

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

...nd which of these was considered more risky. The investigators found a clear link between a negative mood and a greater willingness to take risk -- to go for the multiple embryo transfer. The research, headed by Christopher Newton, was unveiled at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduc...

Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat

In what they call a "stunning research advance," investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center have been able to use non-toxic chemical injections to add and remove fat in targeted areas on the bodies of laboratory animals. They say the discovery, published online in Nature Medicine on July 1, could rev...

Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

... graduate student Martine Perrigue. The Seattle investigators provided subjects with a beverage mid-morning, then tracked hunger, appetite and thirst for two hours, and then gave the study participants lunch. Cola beverages sweetened with sucrose or with two different types of high-fructose corn syrup were comp...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...ain focus in the AREDS, we were fortunate that the investigators had collected the dietary carbohydrate information we needed to do our analyses," says Taylor, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts and the Tufts University School of Medicine. "Our findings suggest ...

Scientists Identified Obesity Control Switch

... strategy for treating overweight and obesity. The investigators said their next step is to rev up the control in m... In some of the mouse experiments, the Dana-Farber investigators inserted PRDM16 genes into precursors of white fat, and implanted the white fat precursors under the...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...inistered by the Hutchinson Center. Additional key investigators in Hockenberys lab included Michael Manion, Ph.D., and Pam Schwartz, Ph.D., and John Fry. For a pdf of the research paper, please contact Dean Forbes, 206-667-2896 or dforbes@fhcrc.org...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...arily sparing healthy, normal blood vessels. The investigators reasoned that if they treated tumors with bevacizumab first, the temporarily improved tumor circulation would more efficiently deliver topotecanbut only if they timed this one-two punch correctly. A growing tumor releases VEGF to stimulate growth o...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

... platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha.The investigators also analyzed the cells for their level of activat...fetal stage of liver development in the mouse, the investigators found that the level of expression of PDGFR was 37 times higher compared to later stages of developm...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...nsmitted infections, and free contraception. The investigators could not evaluate whether using the diaphragm alone was better than using nothing, because most women in both arms of the trial reported male condom use. The trial, known at Methods for Improving Reproductive Health in Africa, or MIRA, began in 20...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...s under the control of the prefrontal cortex," the investigators reported in the journal Science. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was paired with an emotionally disturbing image such as a car crash, a...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...ain focus in the AREDS, we were fortunate that the investigators had collected the dietary carbohydrate information we needed to do our analyses," says Taylor, who is also a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts and the Tufts University School of Medicine. "Our findings suggest ...

Large Geographic Differences in EpiPen Prescriptions in the U. S.

...laxis risk, currently are without explanation. The investigators hypothesize, however, that low levels of vitamin D...thern states and southern states is not clear. The investigators note, however, that southern states have a warmer climate and more year-round sunlight and that thei...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...s under the control of the prefrontal cortex," the investigators reported in the journal Science. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was paired with an emotionally disturbing image such as a car crash, a...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...g companions on the ship have been named by police investigators as "persons of interest" in the case. One of the eight has told the Sydney inquest the behaviour of his seven travelling companions was "horrendously embarrassing". Adelaide University student Matthew Slade said the embarrassing behaviour of the o...

Poor Short Term Recovery from Knee Surgery in Women

...function during the year following surgery. The investigators say that it is unclear exactly how female gender complicates surgical recovery. Fabricant notes that there are gender differences both in surgical outcome and possibly in the biomechanics resulting in how the knee was initially injured. Even before s...

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