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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

Researchers have found pore-like holes in the membranes of red ..blood cells infected by the deadliest form of the malaria parasite. The parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, apparently uses these holes to supply itself with the nutrients it needs to grow and reproduce... .. ..The discovery may lead to the development of new treatments for ..malaria, a widespread and devastating disease. ..Malaria ki...

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

An enzyme involved in hormone production may help explain why obese people who carry most of their extra weight around their waist have such a high risk of heart disease and other health problems. The findings may lead to new approaches to treat obesity and its complications. // ....It is no news that obesity increases the risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, but where the...

Target for obesity treatment

Obesity is a disease that affects at least 39 million Americans, and public health experts are increasingly using the term "epidemic" to describe the problem. One in five Americans is obese and more than half are overweight. Being fat raises the risk of many potentially fatal health conditions//, including heart disease and diabetes, it's believed that obesity is linked to at least 300,000 deaths...

Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war

Scios Inc. , a small California biotechnology company, is racing giant rivals to bring a pill to market that would displace injectable anti-inflammatory drugs and set a new standard in arthritis treatment. Scios' ambitions are much larger than its market capitalization of a little more than $1 billion. That's because the first company to commercialize an oral version of today's dominant injectabl...

Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients

TV viewers are right if they are feeling bombarded by commercials. Drug company advertising aimed at ordinary people instead of doctors tripled in the U.S. between 1996 and 2000 to nearly $2.5 billion a year. Advertisements targeting consumers account for 15% of U.S. spending to promote medications, up from almost 9% in 1996.// ....Spending that targets doctors - including visits from sales repre...

Treatment Resistant Tumors Can Be Targeted Better Using Botox

Botox, commonly used for cosmetic treatment may play an important role in enhancing the outcome of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, employed in cancer treatment. // Botox is a derivative of Botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring chemical known to cause intestinal poisoning. ....The toxin has numerous clinical applications such as relieving facial spasms, strabismus and treating muscle hyperactiv...

New target for antidiabetic agents identified

U.S. researchers have identified a protein that could serve as a new target for drugs designed to treat type II diabetes. The protein, known as TRB3, is actually a homolog of a protein found in the fruit fly Drosophila tribbles, senior author Dr. Marc Montminy, from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and colleagues note. ....The focus on TRB3 was the result of a se...

Gel Offers A More Targeted Approach

Patients with diabetes, Crohn's disease, bowel cancer, constipation and other conditions may soon be able to take their medication orally instead of using injections.Scientists in India have developed a new oral gel that is able to deliver // drugs to manage diseases that often require an injection such as ulcerative colitis and some infections. ..The new gel can also prevent problems caused by o...

In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say cholesterol may be actually needed to help insulate the nerves and keep cells healthy , however researchers also say that too much of it could end up in // it being warehoused inside the arteries, where it builds up as plaque and can cause heart attacks and strokes. ..Researchers suggest an enzyme called ACAT2 may be to blame for the build-up....

In Search Of A New Drug To Target Cholesterol

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say cholesterol may be actually needed to help insulate the nerves and keep cells healthy , however researchers also say that too much of it could end up in // it being warehoused inside the arteries, where it builds up as plaque and can cause heart attacks and strokes. ..Researchers suggest an enzyme called ACAT2 may be to blame for the build-up....

Target of diabetes type 1 identified

Researchers have identified a set of cells in the pancreas that are targeted by the white blood cells// and cause diabetes type 1. ....The researchers from University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center says their research is likely to change the study of diabetes autoimmunity and may also change the way other autoimmune diseases are studied. ....Diabetes type 1 is a metabolic disor...

Ceramide can target and kill cancer cells

Research by the scientists from Penn State College of Medicine brought to light that injecting ceramide// into the blood stream it is possible to target and kill breast cancer cells. ....Ceramide is a natural substance that accumulates in the cancer cells and thus may be used to get better results out of breast cancer treatments. Researchers had used their techniques on mice for successful resul...

Gene Target For Tuberculosis Identified

For the first time, a gene linked to the disease tuberculosis has been identified which, is held to control the onset of the disease. The gene NRAMP1 is known to be involved in a number of other diseases like leprosy // and rheumatoid arthritis. ..Different forms of the gene are held to control the speed at which tuberculosis develops. Certain factors are already known to increase the speed at wh...

New Vaccine Targeted At Effective Treatment Against Tuberculosis

Globally, tuberculosis remains the number one killer in adults. TB is a lung disease, caused by a bacterium. Health experts say a new person is infected with TB somewhere in the world every second. //.. ..A vaccine against tuberculosis, termed BCG is currently available which, however, fails to protect against the most frequent form of disease, pulmonary tuberculosis in adults. Moreover, multi-dr...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. ..The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribution of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis...

Novel Technique For Targeting Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), accounting for about 20% of all lung cancers, is a particularly aggressive form of malignancy// with about 80% of cases presenting in advanced stages. Early, accurate detection of SCLC, before it becomes systemic, is essential for successful treatment. ..Tumor targeting with specific carriers is a promising approach that can significantly enhance the diagnostic powe...

Ovarian Cancer Presents ‘Target Symptoms’ Six Months Before Diagnosi

A new study says that symptoms associated with ovarian cancer start much earlier before the diagnosis// is made and being alert to these symptoms could make a huge difference in the rapid treatment of the cancer. Ovarian cancer is more curable if detected early enough. ..The study team led by Dr. Lloyd H. Smith from the University of California Davis Health System in Sacramento says that their ob...

Doctors, Pharma Companies Targeted By CBI Raids

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out simultaneous raids on some government hospital doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Delhi and three other cities on Monday.// ..The raids were conducted in Chennai, Goa, and Thiruvananthapuram, besides the national capital, an official of the investigating agency said... ..The houses of Sudha Talan, head of Safdarjung Hospital's gynaecology...

Research Targets treatment for dementia and brain injuries

Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have now found a process that could lead to development// of repair mechanisms for people suffering from dementia and acquired brain injury. ..The research focuses on the hippocampus, the part of the brain commonly associated with memory function and where the brain's ability to regenerate nerve cells or neurons is known to degenerate with age....

Cancer Treatments Fall Short Of Targets

A report released by the Scottish Executive says that almost 25 percent of cancer patients in the country are not being treated for their condition within the targeted time of two months. //The current data is centered around the period between April to June 2005. ..The report said that just about 75 percent of all cancer patients were treated in that period. But the rate fell to 60 percent for b...

IT Raids Target Chennai Doctors And Hospitals

The IT department raided on Wednesday doctors and hospitals in the global healthcare destination of Chennai to net an estimated Rs 100 million.// ..Six hospitals in Chennai, two in Kumbakonam, 350 km from here, and the offices and residences of 14 prominent doctors were raided by 300 IT officials simultaneously. About Rs.6 million in cash as well as fixed deposits and other investments worth seve...

Detection of Weak strains of bird flu virus – Target of European Unio

In an attempt to rapidly eliminate milder strains of avian influenza virus before it can mutate into more virulent forms, it has been proposed to broaden the target of the European Union regarding the bird flu threat. // The joint decision has been taken by agricultural ministers of the 25 different countries that represent the European Union. ....In line with the proposal, it was agreed to boos...

India Targets Eliminating Leprosy

Health Officials in India have revealed that the country is moving further towards eliminating leprosy. The country has set itself a target of less than one leprosy infected person for every 10,000 people. During the early 1980s, when the Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) was yet to be introduced in the country, the figures were at 57.6 cases for every 10,000 people. This rate has now come down to 1.06 as...

NHS To Achieve Waiting Figure Target By 2008

The National Health Services (NHS) patients, currently on a six-month waiting list would be promptly attended to following the Government report that would be released this Friday. // ....The health officials had stated earlier that the maximum waiting period would not exceed six months, if they were to be admitted to a hospital by the end of 2005. This in fact was one of the targets of the NHS...

‘Unpredictability’ Should Mark Health-Care Inspections &Targes

Government targets for health services were meant to motivate health care workers to go the extra mile to ensure all round improvement in Healthcare. According to researchers, these // targets can do well with added control and monitoring, to keep manipulation tactics at bay. ..Gwyn Bevan and Christopher Hood from the London School of Economics, have indeed lauded the target based assessment,...

Study Would Pave Way for the Development of New Drugs That Targets TB Proteasome

A new study was conducted to understand the biochemistry and structure of a protein-cleaving complex (proteasome) that is essential to the TB bacterium’s survival. The findings were published in the journal Molecular Microbiology. // The study’s main aim was to design effective treatment for the disease tuberculosis (TB). The study was done by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brook...

UC Researchers Find Potential Drug Target For SARS

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with their colleagues from two other institutions have found the structure of an enzyme in the virus that causes SARS//, severe acute respiratory syndrome. The researchers, who have detailed these findings in the March 27 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hope that this could form a new drug target f...

Health Targets To Treat Cancer Patients Unlikely To Be Met

A Scottish Executive target to treat all cancer patients within two months is unlikely to be met by NHS Scotland. Health Minister Andy Kerr has ordered// the appointment of "service improvement managers" to try to tackle the problem. ....The Executive had aimed to ensure that all cancer patients started treatment within two months of an urgent referral from their GP. New health service figures r...

2010 AIDS Target May Misfire, Warns United Nations

With just a few days more for the review conference on the UN five year plan on AIDS, the feelers received from the UN is certainly not encouraging. // The United Nations has made no bones that the global effort to catch up with the epidemic is lacking in many areas, which might deter the achievement of the 2010 target. .. ..The UN study on the five-year plan calls for a global integrated effort...

Global War Against AIDS May Fail Target, Warns UN

The AIDS epidemic has outpaced global mobilisation against the disease in the last five years, frustrating efforts to halt the spread of the virus// , the UN says in advance of a review conference. ....A dozen heads of state and more than 100 government ministers are scheduled to meet Wednesday-Friday at UN headquarters to assess results based on a five-year plan issued by the UN General Assembly...

Functional Differences In Estrogen Receptor Could Be A Therapeutic Target

Differences in a newly uncovered estrogen receptor could turn out to be an important therapeutic target besides playing a vital role in signaling //other target tissues like uterus and prostate tissues. ....These new findings could significantly advance the understanding of the effects of estrogen in breast cancer and point the way towards new and potentially more effective treatments of the dis...

KFC Targeted in Lawsuit

A Lawsuit that aims to eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oil laden with trans fats has targeted Kentucky Fried Chicken //. ....The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed the suit with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which demands that KFC either stop using partially hydrogenated oil or use signs to warn customers of the high trans-fat content in the food. 50,00...

GP's discontented with 48-hour target

In a move to ensure all NHS patients get the opportunity to see a GP within two working days the government is introducing a system of random checks //so as to ensure that GPs are not fiddling around with the appointment times. ....The official figures show a high level of observance with the government's two-day target, but concern are being raised that they are not actually reflecting the pati...

Maori diabetes project way off target

An extensive diabetes programme for Maori which held promise for being the best in the heap with lofty targets, has fallen flat in achieving //the main objective of lowering the rate of the disease by one-third within a pre-defined time frame. ....The project has also overshot the budget and turned out to be very expensive as it did not get the estimated participation, and was unable to detect e...

"Super Drug" Targets Disease-Causing Gene

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have developed a "super drug" which could one day combat diverse diseases like diabetes//, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. The drug, Dz13, can be used to treat vision loss caused by aging as well, the researchers claimed. ....Also diseases like heart attacks and inflammation can be contained, they said in a paper published in the...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

Gujarat has become a prime target for drug cartels operating from Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, warns the state's Narcotics// Control Bureau (NCB). ...."Gujarat has always been a transit point for illegal drug consignments orginating from the infamous 'Golden Crescent' countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan", said Prafulsinh Sarvaiya, Superintendent of NCB... .."The concern is becau...

Queensland Government to Meet its Medical Targets

Although the Queensland Government claims to have reached, and exceeded, its medical recruitment targets six months early, mental health officials have stated the need// for an additional $5 billion for mental health services. ..Last year Queensland Health had planned to employ400 more allied health professionals, 500 more nurses and 300 more doctors, by December this year. ..According to Healt...

Targeting PARP1 Is Effective In Protecting HD Cells from Damage

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) it was found that inhibitor of an enzyme known as Poly //(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP1) is very effective in protecting Huntington’s disease affected cells from undergoing damage. ..By targeting this enzyme new drugs can be developed to treat Huntington's disease (HD) and other di...

Researcher Hits Bulls-Eye for Antibiotic Target

A Purdue University researcher has opened the door for possible antibiotic treatments for a variety of diseases by determining the structure of a protein that controls the// starvation response of E. coli. ....This research is applicable to the treatment of many diseases because that same protein is found in numerous harmful bacteria, including those that cause ulcers, leprosy, food poisoning, w...

Microcapsules target cancer cells

Medicines are successfully used only when they affect only the diseased organs or cells - for example, cancer cells.// ....Max Planck researchers attempted to direct microcapsules into cancer cells and release their contents with the help of a laser impulse. They have succeeded in releasing a substance into the tumour cell. They did this by putting the substance into a small capsule and directing...
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