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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

... order to determine the answers to these and other potentially important questions, more research is needed about the natural history of IBD and its complications, as well as the complications biologic therapy. Additionally, long-term data about the effects of biologic therapy on hospitalizations, surgeries and ...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...search team, this demonstrated that Alzheimer’s is potentially a reversible process: that if deposition of AB is ... AB therapy may be limited, so we hope tau will be potentially a more exciting target,” Dr. Hutton says. “If we are able to remove the blockage that is clogging mi...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...hen a patient's white blood cell count is too low, potentially leading to poorer outcomes, she added. "Patients taking a drug known as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor early in their chemotherapy were about half as likely to develop dangerously low white blood cell counts with fever, and half as likely to ...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...rn and colleagues demonstrated that the disease is potentially curable with a high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using cells harvested from the patient before the initial chemotherapy infusion. The patients received carboplatin chemotherapy at five times the dosage administered to men receiving in...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...g hormones to stimulate egg production can lead to potentially fatal overstimulation of the ovaries. Thus, obtaining immature eggs from unstimulated ovaries, and then coaxing them towards a pregnancy, is a major step forward for patients in this group. Separately, ESHRE reported that scientists in Israel had...

Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

...y suggest there is a non-invasive, non-drug way to potentially alleviate this quality of life issue that affects so many men. For men with ED, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise. Drinking pomegranate juice daily could be an important addition to the diet in the management of this condition,'...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

... endothelial growth factor (VEGF). All three drugs potentially block the effects of VEGF. Wet age-related macular degeneration is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. It affects around 2.3% of over-65s in Europe. In the UK around 26,000 people develop it each year and 245,000 are blind or visual...

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

... preclinical and Phase I studies to have novel and potentially superior properties compared to the current PEG- GCSF therapy. "Patients and physicians have limited options for treatment of neutropenia," said Russell Howard, chief executive officer of Maxygen. "With MAXY-G34, we hope to expand those options and...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... some other mammals. West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. In 2004, there were 2539 human cases of WNV disease reported, including 100 deaths. Among those wi...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

... Disease Control (CDC) said he was infected with a potentially deadly strain of tuberculosis generally irresponsive to drug treatment. "We have been able to demonstrate he does not have XDR-TB, or extensively drug-resistant TB," said Charles Daley of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, C...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...enters in Europe, researchers were able to exclude potentially confounding effects. Our primary results showed no correlation between levels of house mite dust and BR among individuals with sensitization to any of the four tested allergens, said Dr. Chinn. But even moderate exposure to cat allergen resulted in...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...ed only at low levels in normal cells, which would potentially reduce side effects caused by a treatment that targeted the gene or its protein product. Fuller and Zhang first associated overexpression of the gene with brain cancer in 1999. Other researchers have since found it to be overexpressed in prostate, ...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

... Where before there was less clarity on what was potentially illegal, "now it's more at the whim of the inspector and that is written into the law. It says that many noises, if they are plainly audible, it is a violation," Fierstein said. Decibel limits for some noises are being reduced, he noted. For an air...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

... how to create specific types of new neurons, they potentially could use them to replace damaged cells, such as the dopamine-producing neurons destroyed in Parkinson's disease. In recent years, scientists have determined that adult neural stem cells are located primarily in two regions of the brain -- the lini...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...t, providing insights into the development of this potentially lethal disease. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of nonmelanoma skin cancer, which is the most common type of human malignancy with over 1 million new cases in the USA each year. Mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene have been implica...

Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

... receive vitamin injections was the source of the potentially fatal disease. Double Bay is a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney. It is also reported that the State Government wants a national review of "quack" natural therapies, believing they are "inherently dangerous". Dr Hameiri has been referred to t...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

... the damaging effects of fibrinogen on neurons may potentially facilitate repair in the nervous system after injury said Akassoglou. A similar mechanism could be at work in other neurological diseases that result in paralysis, such as multiple sclerosis or hemorrhagic stroke, where blood vessels break and blee...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...can include upper respiratory infections and other potentially serious reactions. The Al and Heidi Azus Foundations Pediatric Infusion Center opened in early April within the Cedars-Sinai Childrens Health Center. The colorful two-room suite is furnished with X-Boxes, flat screen televisions, DVD players and com...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

... source for smooth muscle cells, so that you could potentially make these vessels into an 'off-the-shelf' product, available to any patient," Dr. Andreadis said. The tissue-engineered vessels have already been found to work normally for five weeks upon implantation into sheep. The researchers are now conduct...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...to be able to protect the ovary in women receiving potentially toxic doses of chemotherapy. We are now hoping to carry out a randomised controlled trial to assess the long term protective effect of this treatment, she said. GnRH analogues are commonly used in the management of womens disorders that are depende...

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