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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...g not only improved symptoms but may have actually slowed the course of disease, he says. Current drugs offered to Alzheimer’s patients only relieve symptoms. Based on these findings, Myriad Genetics launched a 1,600-participant phase III clinical trial in the summer of 2006, describing it as the largest ...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... The study found that the therapy significantly slowed the growth of tumours as well as increased survival rates. Previously, patients with advanced glioblastomas could expect to live on average six months or less. With the therapy, the average reprieve was more than a year, and three of patients in the ...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...n 2002. However, in 2004 this rate of increase had slowed to just two per cent. This is almost entirely due to the drop in the number of cycles in Germany. Prior to 2004, Germany carried out the most number of ART procedures in the whole of Europe, with France and the UK in second and third place respecti...

Autoimmune Response in Multiple Sclerosis

...is attacked by the bodys own T cells, resulting in slowed and disrupted nerve impulses and, ultimately, axon loss . Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major component of the myelin sheath and when used as an antigen will induce experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE) in mice, which is used as an animal mo...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...n develops the first symptoms of disease: tremors, slowed movement, muscle rigidity and problems with balance. The main medication used in Parkinson's is L-dopa, which replaces dopamine in cells that are still working normally. Over time, the cell death is so massive that the effects of the medication dis...

Drug Addiction Slowing Down: UN Report

...that the run-away train of drug addiction is being slowed down." Costa warned against complacency, however, saying that the drug problem had not been solved. "Drugs remain a deadly form of addiction, pose a real danger to security and health, and are ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. The...

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

... of the carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere has slowed global warming, this resultant pile-up since the i...ng the ocean chemistry. The resulting changes have slowed growth of plankton, corals, and other invertebrates that serve as the most basic level of the ocean ...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

... down the production of cox-2, which consecutively slowed production of VEGF. The team also studied an anti-cancer drug known as ZD6474, which affects another molecule, angiopoietin-2, that the body uses to build blood vessels. The team found that in human brain tissue, the compounds significantly abridg...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

... expansion. The Allegheny Mountains appear to have slowed the virus's expansion to the north. The study area ranged from North Carolina to Vermont, as far east as Chesapeake Bay, and westward into Tennessee and Ohio. "These results provide important insights into the geographic scale of rabies persisten...

BMA Calls for Action to Halt Slide in Medical Academic Recruitment

...Although the rate of decline between 2005 and 2006 slowed to 1%, this new report indicates a 5% fall in the number of lecturers in 2005/06 and a 16% increase in the number of academics aged over 46 since 2004. Commenting on the new figures, Professor Michael Rees, chairman of the BMAs Medical Academic Sta...

Steroid Scam: Sylvester Stallone Gets Away With a Light Punishment

...replied that as you got older, the pituitary gland slowed and you felt older. This stuff gives your body a boost and you feel and look good, Stallone said. Doing Rambo is hard work and I am going to be in Burma for a while. Where do you think I am going to get this stuff in Burma? Cloran, however, sai...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

...h the heart and brain, calmed the hypothalamus and slowed the release of dangerous chemicals," said Macey. "Pure oxygen kindles the match that fuels a forest fire of harm to the body," said Harper. "But a little whiff of carbon dioxide makes it all go away." Based on their findings, the researchers str...

Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Reverse Heart Failure in Animals

... heart tends to increase in size. The added S100A1 slowed down this process and actually reversed it. According to Dr. Koch, who is also W.W. Smith Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College, the added S100A1 appears to improve calcium signaling in heart cells, which is critical to the force of co...

Super Fruit Fly may Harbor Hope for Human Longevity

Researchers at USC and Caltech have spectacularly slowed aging in fruit flies with a new technique that shows general promise in pharmaceutical development . In a triumph for pests, scientists have found out how to make the fruit fly live longer. But the development may still have something for humans....

New Hypertension Drug Wins FDA Approval

... or roughly 5 percent to 20 percent. The drug also slowed the disease. The approval of Letairis was announced after the close of trading. Gileads shares rose 19 cents, to $80.83, in regular trading and then more than $1.50 after hours. Encysive shares fell 50 cents, to $4.10, in regular trading and anoth...

Researchers Make Headway in Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

...Center, who showed that the compound ruboxistaurin slowed the progress of retinopathy by inhibiting an enzyme in the body called protein kinase C beta (PKC beta), which is believed to contribute to the blood vessel damage that leads to the disease. This is the first time a drug has been shown to protect aga...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

...h America. Hallmarks include tremors, rigidity and slowed movement. Late in the disease, the majority of patients also develop dementia and behavior disorders. Today’s therapies – including the gold standard, a synthetic dopamine called levodopa and MAO-B inhibitors that forestall breakdown of dopamine – ...

Cross-country Mobike Expedition to Spread AIDS Awareness

...gh Himachal Pradesh there was a heavy downpour. We slowed down but didn't stop in order to keep up with the time," Shyamala said. They were especially thrilled by the fact that people, no matter which part of the country they were in, recognized the fraternity they belonged to. "Wherever we went people ...

"Cell Suicide Bombers" to Stop Cancer Growth

...in experiments on mice, the chemical significantly slowed down the growth of the tumors. Hopefully they could prove effective in human beings too in the not too distant future, they say. Their claims are reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The team further says that the chemical could kill ...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

...trated by poor control during precision tasks, and slowed physical responses contribute to more falls as people grow older,' Knight said. Knight and co-author Gary Kamen, who directs the Exercise Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts, recently published the results of a study on motor...

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