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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...s may not respond to biologics, so the appropriate role of these agents in the treatment paradigm is the s...ase modification and reduction in disability. The role of biologics for the treatment of patients with IBD continues to evolve and is dependant on research...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...search,” says Dr. Caselli. “We’d like to know what role it plays.” And no one understands how tau interac...y plaques made up of amyloid beta (AB) fulfill the role of central villain in Alzheimer’s disease, all researchers know about cognitively normal people who,...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

... is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and legal problems; and/or drinking in hazardous situations. They also have a negative impact on the economy and cause enormous distress and impairment said the researchers who are from C...

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

...egin to learn more about how our drug might play a role in the large, undifferentiated GCSF market." The Phase IIa trial, which will be conducted at multiple centers in Eastern Europe, is the first trial of MAXY-G34 in patients. Approximately 30 patients with Stage I-III breast cancer will undergo TAC (...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...up known as N-type calcium channels , which play a role in some kinds of pain. Prialt is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but, unlike that drug, is not addictive. The treatment based on synthetic venom will not be administered orally, but directly into the fluid around the spinal cord through a l...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

A role for prion proteins, the much debated agents of mad...n the different conditions. They found an apparent role for normal prion proteins in preventing Alzheimers disease. Our experiments have shown that the no...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...e system, although its precise function -- and the role it appears to play in asthma -- remain unclear, said co-author William Cookson. Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial airways that causes the airways to constrict, causing shortness of breath and wheeziness. The causes are complex, rooted in...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...er, M.D., Ph.D., shows that IGFBP2 plays an active role in the tumorigenesis of astrocytoma and oligodendr... identified in a correlation study plays an active role in tumorigenesis. It also permits the delivery and study of combinations of genes. They found that...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

... - astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and neurons. Their role in producing neurons is of particular interest to scientists because neurons orchestrate brain functions -- thought, feeling and movement. If scientists could figure out how to create specific types of new neurons, they potentially could use them to...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

... the immune response system, which plays a central role in MS, said study author John R. Rinker, MD, with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and member of the American Academy of Neurology. Rinker says the reason for this biological difference is unknown, but may be related t...

New Asthma Gene Identified

...ed (ORMDL3) would be a gene with a well-understood role in allergic responses, but that is not what we found," said Abecasis, noting that the gene has no known relation to allergic responses. Asthma, a complex disease caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, is the most common chron...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

... is a highly regulated process that plays a normal role in cell function. It appears to be an adaptive res...er muted or amplified. Researchers then tested the role of autophagy by inducing heart failure in mice with the varying autophagic responses. Mice with am...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...roach wouldnt interfere with fibrinogens essential role in coagulation, because its blood-clotting mechanism depends on binding with a different receptor....

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

...s to run in families, scientists know genes play a role in its etiology, but have not determined the exact cause of the disease. Some people have long periods of remission, but there is no cure. Once every 10 weeks, Drieband receives a biologic therapy called infliximab (trade name Remicade at the pedia...

Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...e increase in hospitalisation for the flu played a role in the number of public and private hospitals going on bypass recently. The Western Australian Department of Health last night urged parents to see a doctor if children were showing signs of respiratory illness. The department's director of commu...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...on the likelihood that miR-34a could itself play a role in cellular apoptosis, researchers introduced miR-...roundbreaking study shedding light on the critical role microRNAs play in fighting cancer and highlights their potential to act as novel drug targets", note...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...roduce than metal. The carbon nanotubes play a key role in creating these unique properties, explained Gupta. Most notably, experiments revealed that only 1 percent to 2 percent of the materials composition needed to be comprised of nanotubes to increase the electrical conductivity by 10 orders of magnitu...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

... the best friend, and we all know that that is the role of the best friend -- to be the sacrifice," Nel sa...said. Westman said she is also interested in the role Ginny Weasley will play in the last book. "She has become increasingly strong as a character and i...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

... brain's processing of pain and plays an important role in 'executive" functions such as attentional control. The fMRI scans indicated that the region was indeed, the brain centre through which pain influences the LOC. By contrast, they found that a working memory load affects the LOC through a diff...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...ed," she said; South Africa had emphasised men's role in AIDS campaigns by organising men as activists," she said. Several women living with the virus told the conference of their ordeals of physical and emotional consequences of the virus, of how their husbands infected them before abandoning them or...

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