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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...eimer’s disease, and these genes could possibly be targets for novel therapeutic agents.” “It is all possible to do, which is wonderful,” he says, but adds that while Mayo Clinic is doing such analysis with the thousands of patients the institution cares for across its three sites, many more people would ne...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

... The bill also seeks to improve physician spending targets by eliminating drugs from the targets, ensuring the new coverage decisions are incorporated, and supporting the value of primary and preventive services. The College notes that further legislation will be needed to avert payment cuts in 2010 and subs...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...an cancers in order to identify the most important targets for immunotherapy," he said....

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

... nerves that transmit pain signals in the body. It targets a particular subgroup known as N-type calcium channels , which play a role in some kinds of pain. Prialt is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but, unlike that drug, is not addictive. The treatment based on synthetic venom will not be administ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...of empirical research demonstrating that near-term targets and timetables for CO2 emissions reductions will negatively impact California without materially slowing the growth of global emissions, policymakers in California should consider carefully whether they want to proceed down this path alone." And Sc...

Four Pakistan Children Abused Daily: SPARC Report

...ts Millennium Development Goals, education for all targets and other international commitments....

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining trastuzumab with chemotherapy results in a -34% reduction in mortality and a 38% increase in disease-free survival, Dahabreh said. Those survival benefits were accompanied...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...gies to modulate Prx2 activity serve as beneficial targets for treatment of PD, they concluded. This is of particular importance since Cdk5 is thought to have normal beneficial roles in neurons and modulating a relevant downstream target rather than Cdk5 directly may be a better therapeutic strategy with r...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

...rther said while cars are subject to industry-wide targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and dealers ...fficiency of the models on sale, there are no such targets or labelling systems for vans....

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

...Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining trastuzumab with chemotherapy results in a 34 percent reduction in mortality and a 38 percent increase in disease-free survival, Dahabreh said. Those survival benefits ...

Radical Change in the Lifestyle Might Bring a Greener Future for Brits

...ore nuclear power stations because of the cost and targets they provide to terrorists. Duncan McLaren, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said "The solutions put forward in this report could slash carbon emissions. There would need to be a major step change in political and public thinking....

Brits Need to Change Lifestyle to Have a Greener Future: Report

...ore nuclear power stations because of the cost and targets they provide to terrorists. Duncan McLaren, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said "The solutions put forward in this report could slash carbon emissions. There would need to be a major step change in political and public thinking....

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...n. WHO leaders, meanwhile, say that meeting new targets on clean air, developed in consultation with 80 environmental health experts across the globe, would drastically curtail the number of Chinese pollution deaths. With the 2008 Beijing Olympics round the corner, the Chinese capital has a massive inc...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

A new research has found that Parkinson's disease targets two distinct brain networks in humans . The study, carried out by David Eidelberg, MD, head of the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and his colleagues, found that Parkinson's attacks another brain network th...

Insights into Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

...recruit transcriptional corepressors to downstream targets were essential. Importantly, disruption of RXR-d...nd RXR have the potential to be useful therapeutic targets for RARA fusion-mediated cancers....

Autoimmune Response in Multiple Sclerosis

...l subset suggests that these cells may be critical targets valuable to the design of therapies for autoimmune diseases such as MS. AUTHOR CONTACT: Eli E. Sercarz Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego, California, USA. Phone: (858) 455-3824; Fax: (858) 455-3715; E-mail: esercarz@tpims.org...

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...rmful," Wheeler said. When asked for some likely targets that regulators could tackle, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chemist David Ashley rattled off more than a half dozen compounds in tobacco and smoke that worry scientists, even though it's unclear just how beneficial removing or reducing t...

Subsidize Solar Water Heaters for Homes, Expert Tells Australian Government

...o major parties had bothered to set any greenhouse targets or provide details of an emissions trading system,... Coalition, refuses to set any emission reduction targets until 2008. On its part the opposition Labor is committed to reducing emissions nationally by 60 p...

Meet the petroholic Boy of Kanpur

...the two and four-wheelers parked inside the stand, targets the fuel tank or the hose connection and steals petrol. Junaid says that Sajid's petrol drinking capacity is yet unconfirmed but on many occasion his victims say the child may have drunk even two litres of petrol. He says: Various customers have ...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...ooking classes and newsletters that promoted daily targets of five vegetable servings plus 16 oz. of vegetable juice; three fruit servings; 30 grams of fiber; and 15 percent to 20 percent of energy intake from fat. The comparison group (n = 1,551) was provided with print materials describing the '5-A-Day'...

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