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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...benefit patients, but doctors need to consider the potential associated side effects in determining treatment c... patients, gastroenterologists need to balance the potential complications of drug treatment (including increased risk for infections and cancer) against the con...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...is clear and candid in acknowledging the pervasive potential of nanotechnology to affect virtually every produc...easonable and safe pathways to market for the many potential applications of nanotechnology under FDA’s jurisdiction. Equally important, the report signals FDA’...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...owball emerging from a single icy flake. “With a potential target, many in the pharmaceutical industry who wa...hese tau findings changed our ideas about what the potential for recovery is in Alzheimer’s, but also about what is causing memory loss in the patients in the fi...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...ot yet been proven in cancer patients, the biggest potential beneficiaries. Women who face chemotherapy or ra...e, were matured in a lab dish and then frozen, for potential use in the future....

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...le to the other. "Our results demonstrate novel potential antibody-based therapeutics against SARS that could be used alone or in combination...these human antibodies could be also used for diagnosis and as research reagents in the development of vaccines and inhibitors," summarized the authors. The study...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...tact with infected poultry. But the WHO believes a potential human pandemic cannot be ruled out as long as the virus lingers in birds. Indonesia remains high-risk because of the permanent contact that many people in the country have with domesticated birds. It has been the worst hit nation by the deadly H5N1...

UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...health checks on their players, despite the higher potential risks of injury. But it is recommended that these checks should be carried out before employment, before the season starts, and after any injury (preparticipation medical evaluation). The recommendations stipulate that the checks should include e...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...has previously been weaponized and is considered a potential terrorist threat. The alleged lab accidents, along with related alleged violations of federal law, were recently reported by the Sunshine Project, an Austin, Texas, nonprofit group that monitors biodefense research safety. The group used Texas free...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...d/water. Levels can be assessed many years after potential exposure, using a special test called plasma-mass spectrometry, and a particular mathematical formula. The authors tested depleted uranium levels in the urine of four different groups who would have been subject to different levels of exposure. T...

Translating Structure into Function

...omputer-aided modeling strategy used to search for potential drugs. Docking works by allowing researchers to first determine the atom-by-atom structure of an enzyme and then screen many thousands of molecules for one that fits into the empty active site of the enzyme. Shoichet calls this a search for the mis...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...best that only those with the highest implantation potential are used, leading to healthy singleton pregnancies. As the law currently stands it is killing embryos rather than protecting them, he concluded. Other figures from the consortium show that the number of ART procedures in Germany has nearly halved...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...view cognitive abilities as a distribution of many potential levels of performance instead of as one stable short-term level. He proposes the use of a measurement burst procedure that bases understanding on several parallel assessments within a relatively short period. Results gained in this manner are likely ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...NCIC). "This immune system research has enormous potential and is one of the top cancer research projects in Canada. We eagerly anticipate the results," says Dr. Michael Wosnick, executive director of the NCIC. Besides continuing the development of vaccines specifically for breast cancer, the research will...

Smokeless Tobacco Promotion

...community, say Chapman and Freedman, focus on snus potential to take people away from smoking. However transnational tobacco companies are already marketing snus using slogans that mention smoking, such as: When you cant smoke, snus....

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

...kers has shown that a craving-curbing drug has the potential to counter problem drinking. During the study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 403 participants were administered either a placebo or the drug nalmefene on an as needed basis. It was observed that people who received t...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...epressants (including fluoxetine) highlighting the potential increase in suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents. The warning recommended more intense therapeutic monitoring to mitigate these risks but did not suggest avoiding the pediatric use of antidepressants. Benji T. Kurian, M.D., ...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

... The March of Dimes recommends women discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking SSRIs during pregnancy with their doctors. Women, who are taking an antidepressant should not stop taking their medications if they discover they are pregnant, but should immediately contact their health care provider. ...

Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...m so we can document their use and be aware of any potential problems for our patients," she added....

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...ote, makes the presence of IGFBP2 in blood serum a potential biomarker that would indicate an active role for Akt in a patients cancer and thus a role for Akt inhibitors in their treatment. The survival of the most advanced stage of glioma, gliobastoma, has not significantly improved for decades, note Zhang ...

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

...and effective therapy [in Canada]" He reviews many potential factors, including economics and bedside rationing, access problems, cultural values and reduced rates of death, and advocates for increased availability of this device....

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