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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... to prevent Alzheimer’s.” If r-flurbiprofen shows solid benefit in the phase III clinical trial, then it could be tested as a preventive agent, Dr. Golde says. But he adds that this “could possibly be the costliest trial ever to be conducted,” because it would take decades and involve thousands of people....

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... the treatment will be effective for most types of solid tumours," Palti said. The findings of the study were published in the June issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA....

Manmohan Singh to Inaugurate Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Conference

...h focus on aged, especially abled and children and solid and liquid waste management. Effective implementation of the drinking water component in Bharat Nirman, the flagship programme of the Government of India, state-specific action plans under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), ARWSP (DD...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...nducer for the treatment of patients with advanced solid tumors and lymphomas. The first two cohorts of pat...proximately 30-40 patients with advanced stages of solid tumors. The primary objectives of the study are to determine the safety (maximum tolerated dose) and...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...lysis is largely unprecedented in the treatment of solid tumors, the authors say, and highlights the potential of implementing targeted agents with cytotoxic chemotherapy. More information about ECLU is available at http: www.esmo.org/activities/ecluconference/....

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...findings from Genzyme's earlier Phase 2 study of a solid oral dosage formulation of tolevamer that met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared to vancomycin. Consistent with recent published studies, high rates of CDAD recurrences were observed in patients treated with either vancomycin or metro...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...article. To our knowledge, there is currently no solid evidence that PSA screening provides any health benefits for these patient populations, the authors write. Rather, it imposes substantial psychological and financial costs and may lead to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of questionable benefi...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...s of the procedure in humans lags far behind other solid organ transplants. Ultimately, the mouse model c...ent such injury. Based on mouse models of other solid organ transplants, researchers have learned that different groups of immune cells contribute to reje...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...ns Research Hospital. Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor that arises from cells in the peripheral nervous system. The finding holds promise for improving neuroblastoma treatment by using the drug bevacizumab to block VEGF, a protein that stimulates blood vessel growth in tumors and then following w...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

... basic physics of the molecule. For that, you need solid measurements of the forces that stabilize DNA," Marszalek said. Each DNA strand includes a sugar and phosphate "backbone" attached to one of four bases, which encode genetic sequences. The strength of the interactions within individual strands come...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...ag almost looked like a fishing net, except it was solid all around it with a hoop at the end. The bag was then cinched shut, with the diseased part of the lung inside and was picked up with a pair of forceps, then pulled it out of the body. The most important part was to keep the diseased area from infe...

Evolution of HIV from African Greek Monkeys

...s. "We put together, for the first time, a really solid phylogeny for African green monkeys, which we didn't have before," Worobey said. If the monkeys' ancestor had been infected with an ancient SIV, the SIV family tree should match that of the four monkey species.The trees didn't match."The monkey tree ...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

...he journal Pediatrics. Many parents start adding solid foods at around four months, which is what doctors often used to recommend, but more recent studies show this is not good for the baby. Formula-fed babies can get too many calories. Breasts fed babies gain weight more slowly than formula-fed infan...

LifeCycle Pharma Forms Scientific Advisory Board in Solid Organ Transplantation

...xpands its development programs within the area of solid organ transplantation. The SAB consists of six internationally recognized thought leaders from the U.S. and Europe, including: Dr. Rita R. Alloway, Director of Transplant Clinical Research, University of Cincinnati Dr. Klemens Budde, Medi...

The Bottleneck in Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma typically occurs as a solid tumor in the abdomen, but also in the neck, chest, and pelvis, developing in the network of the body's sympathetic nervous system. Childhood cancers are fortunately rare, but among them, neuroblastoma is a special case, accounting for 7 percent of ...

Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

...hey would not leave until Kaczynski came up with a solid offer of pay hikes. The Polish government is already facing down hospital doctors who since May 21 have been refusing to provide all but emergency medical services or carry out administrative duties. The OZZL physicians' union on Friday threatened ...

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Toilet Consciousness

...inking water, personal hygiene, school sanitation, solid and liquid waste disposal and individual household toilets. "They are the best means through which we can enter a village and they draw crowds immediately and spread the message," said Debnath Mukherjee, district programme coordinator. For Tuls...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...Data System (BI-RADS) guidelines for ultrasound, a solid mass with circumscribed (confined) margins, oval shape and parallel orientation can be classified as probably benign (category 3). Dr. Grafs study is the first to report outcomes from ultrasound follow-up of masses that were classified as probably be...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...ild Health at Children's Hospital, says there is a solid body of research to show that exposure to screen violence takes a toll. Teens risk becoming desensitized because their empathy skills and social restraints are not fully developed. "Wii provides a double whammy," Rich says, "very violent content an...

Brain Tumor Drug in Frogs A New Report

...cal trials in non-small cell lung cancer and other solid tumours. We are pleased with the superb work performed by Professor Acharya and his talented team at the University of Bath, commented Kuslima Shogen, Alfacells chairman and chief executive officer. Their work is critical to the continued develop...

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