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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... all people 85 and older are believed to have some stage of Alzheimer’s. Researchers think this common form of Alzheimer’s is triggered by a combination of normal genetic susceptibilities and other damage, such as from head trauma or unknown environmental insults. Slowly, AB40 and AB42 build up in the brai...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...China and India. "We have now reached a critical stage at which global warming already has seriously impacted lives and health and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Omi said. He said that in some countries environmental issues were not gi...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

... and 20 men, who suffered from pre-hypertension or stage one hypertension. Participants were randomly assigned over 18 weeks to eat either dark chocolate containing 30 milligrams of healthy polyphenols or white chocolate, which has no cocoa. For those who ate dark chocolate, their average systolic bloo...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...Tan said the egg-freezing procedure has "reached a stage where we can offer the same treatment to other women who may have children with problems of infertility." "With egg freezing we can offer women who do not have yet have a partner a chance of having children. For example, a lady in her early 30s can...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...men into violence. Theres no explanation at this stage why theyre doctors, other than that its a perfect cover, a police official said, on condition of anonymity. It seems at odds with their profession, which is to look after people. Abhay Chopada, a colorectal surgeon who emigrated from India in 1994,...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...eir treatment. The survival of the most advanced stage of glioma, gliobastoma, has not significantly improved for decades, note Zhang and Fuller. We hope IGFBP2 will provide an effective target for treatment of this devastating disease. Sarah Dunlap, a student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Scien...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...in two stages. Stage I represents a dose selection stage and Stage II, a dose assessment stage. Four dose groups (placebo, 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg) will be assessed in Stage I. When 50 subjects per group complete the initial efficacy dosing period (28 days), an interim analysis will be conducted to sele...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

... are completed, the vaccine will move to the final stage to test its effectiveness in other parts of the world, including Singapore. Cases of the Aedes mosquito-carried virus have reached epidemic levels twice in the city-state since June. There have been 3,597 cases and three deaths since the start of t...

Eleven People Hospitalized in South Africa After Anthrax Scare

... "The envelope was filled with powder ... At this stage we cannot confirm that the contents were anthrax," said Kilian. The scene had been decontaminated and those affected have been taken to hospital for medical treatment, she said. The envelope was taken to a police laboratory in the capital Pretori...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...or the treatment of women with HER2 positive early stage disease, especially those with limited cardiovascular comorbidities, Dahabreh said. This is the first meta-analysis of current published trials on the adjuvant use of trastuzumab. The results are of great clinical value since they indicate that tre...

Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

...cquired Immune Deficiency Virus, AIDS, the leading stage of HIV is a deadly disease. There is no cure available for it. But experts agree the patient could survive for a longer time if he or she gets the proper treatment. According to Star Healths officials, the social stigma attached to HIV patients an...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...s, African Americans are more likely to have later stage and higher grade tumours at diagnosis, meaning more aggressive and invasive disease, than their Caucasian counterparts. In addition, the breast cancer tumours from African American women had characteristics that predicted worse prognoses and poorer o...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...or the treatment of women with HER2 positive early stage disease, especially those with limited cardiovascular comorbidities", Dahabreh said. The results were reported at the ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology Conference) at Lugano....

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...ype healthcare systems , clinical presentation and stage of disease, as well as parent/patient factors. The... However, the associations between symptoms and stage of disease may be actually a function of the type of cancer. The authors point out that, for example...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

...cult, so the disease is often discovered at a late stage after it has already spread, or metastasized. br>...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

..., the researchers recruited 15 patients with early stage Parkinson's and signed them on to get brain scans at different points all through the study. Some were on medicines and some were not. The first networks to be identified were the basal ganglia, thalamus and brain stem that regulate movement. The sca...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

... activation of the PDGFR gene. At an early fetal stage of liver development in the mouse, the investigators found that the level of expression of PDGFR was 37 times higher compared to later stages of development in the adult mouse liver. They also found significantly higher levels of PDGFR in rat and h...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...s Dr. Gerhardt. Once an injury reaches the chronic stage it is hard to manage with any treatment regimen, including ours. These players typically go on to require surgery. Chronic injuries are defined as lasting a month or longer. Avoiding acute injuries, which the studys preseason injury prevention prog...

Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells

...DGFRa gene. It was found that at an early foetal stage of liver development in the mouse, the level of expression of PDGFRa was 37 times higher compared to later stages of development in the adult mouse liver. The researchers also found significantly higher levels of PDGFRa in rat and human liver cancer ...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...nd if we are not happy with the judgement, we will stage a massive protest,' said Kandasamy, TNFA Secretary. Meanwhile, about a hundred dyeing units have been closed down, as they failedto meet the standards fixed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). The waste treated water let out into t...

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