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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...biologics based on expert presentations of current scientific knowledge about IBD and subsequent discussion. Co-chairs of the conference were Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, professor of medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago, and Paul Rutgeerts, MD, AGAF, professor of medicine, University Hosp...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...p forward in the agency’s effort to tackle the new scientific and regulatory challenges posed by nanotechnology. The Task Force is clear and candid in acknowledging the pervasive potential of nanotechnology to affect virtually every product category FDA regulates—from pharmaceuticals and devices to cosmetics ...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... buried clues,” Dr. Golde says. “Now we have the scientific tools and fancy machines that allow us to be so much more productive and to progressively solve this mystery,” he says. “It’s a new century.” Defining Alzheimer’s disease risk with the help of thousands As much as investigators worldwide are bett...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...on in Chinese than Malay or Indian. There is no scientific conclusion of the actual cause of gastric cancer, ...e, which aims to position Singapore as a leader in scientific and medical research....

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...al Cancer Institute. The data suggests that the scientific community and regulatory committees ought to rethink the design of clinical vaccine trials and our current approach to measuring the effectiveness of a cancer vaccine. According to the researchers, it may be more helpful to think of the effectivene...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...spending time underground. Following a series of scientific studies on its effects, the mine was reopened in 1952 as what the organisers say is the world's only "health mine." Gernot Strauss, part of the medical team at the centre, stressed that the mine treatment cannot cure ailments, only alleviate their ...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

... 25 million dollar space programme, will carry out scientific research including a study on the growth of cancer... cosmonaut into space in October 2007 as part of a scientific mission aboard the International Space Station. The two countries signed a deal to send the cosmon...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...teorological Organisation (WMO) set up a paramount scientific authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), tasked with assessing greenhouse gases and their impact on the climate. In 1992, the Rio Summit delivered the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which in turn fathere...

The Hospital Superbugs

... funded by the Medical Research Council, follows a scientific breakthrough by CHAI microbiologists that is set to revolutionise the genetic analysis of Clostridium difficile and its close relatives. Until now scientists have understood very little about the biology of C-diff. With funding from the Biotechnol...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...educated women could be reduced, perhaps by future scientific advances. "I do have faith in science, and science may give us something that renders conception impossible unless you take an antidote," he said. "You could of course have a chemical in the water supply and have to take an antidote. If you had c...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...ople. While the study is valuable in helping the scientific community understand how immune pressure impacts HIV, these findings hold tremendous promise in terms of global HIV efforts, says Dr. Zabrina Brumme, the studys lead author. Achieving a more in-depth understanding of the ways in which HIV mutates ...

Chromosone Disorders - Unrevealed Facts

... study from Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics shows how chromosome disorders can arise when sex cells are formed. Sex cells contain a control station for monitoring the mechanism that ensures that the correct numbers of chromosomes are distributed during cell division. ...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...es. "No single study can provide the answer to a scientific question, but at this time, selenium supplementation does not appear to prevent type 2 diabetes, and it may increase risk of the disease. However, our understanding of the mechanisms whereby selenium would increase risk of diabetes is very limited at...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...escence. The authors of the study note that in the scientific community, "there is widespread agreement that nutritional intake, the incidence of diseases, and the availability of medical services have a major impact on human size." More research is needed to fully understand why Americans are shrinking relat...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...ria are out of date due to unprecedented growth of scientific knowledge in the field. "(These existing criteri...have now fallen behind the unprecedented growth of scientific knowledge. Distinctive and reliable biomarkers of AD are now available through structural MRI, molec...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...A lot of paediatricians work doesnt have much of a scientific evidence base and we prescribe drugs by extrapolating from what we know about adult bodies. We have a desperate need to understand precisely how childrens bodies work so that we can custom-design therapies for them and their problems. Researchers ...

Food Colour in Sausages, Burgers Could Trigger Cancer

... a spokesman for the EFSA, as saying. "Given new scientific evidence it cannot be excluded that aniline's carc...hat action to take. The EFSA is re-assessing the scientific evidence on all food colourings as part of a wider review of a range of food additives presently aut...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...tic cancer. SPORE awards are designed to translate scientific findings into the clinic. "There are no good options for pancreatic cancer patients now. That's why we are trying new approaches such as this one as part of SPORE," says Dr. Abbruzzese....

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

...s. "No single study can provide the answer to a scientific question, but at this time, selenium supplementation does not appear to prevent type 2 diabetes, and it may increase risk of the disease. However, our understanding of the mechanisms whereby selenium would increase risk of diabetes is very limited at...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...risks and benefits of fortification, and encourage scientific debate in countries that are considering instituti...and colleagues note, there is a compelling body of scientific evidence suggesting that habitually high intakes of dietary folate are protective against colorectal...

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