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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

... be accompanied by serious side effects, both when used alone or in combination with other treatments. Gastroenterologists need to review and consider the side effects and significant costs when determining the best treatment course for their patients.” The treatment goal for IBD patients has been to all...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...population studies had hinted that people who have used NSAIDs had a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s....mpound, or any other similar kind of agent, can be used much earlier in people deemed to be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s. “I think Alzheimer’s is goin...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...hich involves multiple courses of cisplatin, first used successfully in the treatment of this disease by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., at Indiana University Cancer Center in the early 1980s. That course of therapy turned a disease from a mostly fatal cancer into one of the more curable forms of cancer for men, ...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...Cell. Dr. Epstein and his student Rebecca Sadun used real-time PCR (rtPCR), a high-speed gene amplification technique, to screen tumours to identify 14 pro-immunity genes (downplayed by tumours) and 11 anti-immunity genes (promoted by tumours). The researchers studied the expression of these genes in...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...y the bug in a latent form. Antibiotics that are used to treat the illness are decades old, can be toxic...w drugs by targeting different pathways than those used by existing antibiotics should side-step various problems with these drugs, specifically their inabi...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...she is given hormone injections that are routinely used by fertility doctors to obtain mature eggs. Res...d unmatured egg cells from the woman's ovaries and used hormones to wheedle them to maturity in the laboratory. They froze the eggs and thawed for use. Th...

A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay

...e throats . According to Italian scientists, who used bottles of supermarket Valpolicella and Pinot Nero wine, the drink has ingredients that can kill bacteria. "However, the drink's antibacterial qualities, although well- known by the ancient Romans, have been little investigated," the Daily Mail quo...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...e in Tanzania. As part of the study, researchers used recently developed models of mosquito behaviour and mortality to see the effect of insecticide-treated nets. Researchers found that the use of the nets could greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survived repeated encounters with protected h...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...body-based therapeutics against SARS that could be used alone or in combination...these human antibodies could be also used for diagnosis and as research reagents in the development of vaccines and inhibitors," summarized th...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...bal positioning systems. White mice will also be used to test food destined to be consumed by the athletes. "With this system in place, if a food security issue were to arise, we would be able to alert producers and distributors within 30 minutes and pull any suspect product from the shelves," said Ta...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

... of the Kings, following a one- year study. They used CT scans to link distinct physical traits of Hatshepsut to that of her ancestors, and narrow the search for the Pharaoh to the couple of female mummies in the KV60 tomb. Preliminary examination of the 3,000-year-old mummy has now revealed that Hats...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

... rest of their memories intact. The scientists used the drug propranolol along with therapy to "dampen...years earlier. Some patients were given the drug used to treat amnesia, while others were given a placebo. After a week, patients given the drug showed...

Scot's National Drink, Now Available at 1,000 Pounds a Nip

... claim, by the fact the majority of the nine malts used are from distilleries which have since shut down. None of the bottles are on sale to the public: the Gleneagles hotel has one, and another is behind the bar of Fifty, a members-only club in London. Like some historic trophy, the 1805, according to...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...ics have also pointed to the amount of electricity used to power the speakers and lights, and the fuel spent on ferrying musicians and their equipment to the venues by plane and lorry. Wall said: 'We are trying to minimise the carbon as much as possible. Most artists are coming from nearby areas. Madonn...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

... from processed ground rosehips, is already widely used by patients with osteo-arthritis, a less serious c...ents were asked to fill in standard questionnaires used to assess pain, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks such as dressing, washing, opening doors...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...hat monitors biodefense research safety. The group used Texas freedom-of-information requests to obtain documents about the lab incidents. In April, the Sunshine Project reported that a Texas A&M researcher had been infected with Brucella after a February 2006 aerosol chamber mishap and that the school ...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...ce the duration of symptoms. Tamiflu can also be used preventively to help avoid the flu altogether. Clinical trials have shown Tamiflu to be up to 89 percent effective in preventing influenza illness when taken within 48 hours of exposure, which can help control spread in schools and other crowded sett...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...and Environmental Medicine. Depleted uranium is used in military combat to pierce armoured vehicles, and spontaneously combusts on impact into fine aerosol particles. These can either be breathed in or eaten/drunk in contaminated food/water. Levels can be assessed many years after potential exposure,...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

... 440 million (~USD 590 million) are intended to be used to reduce Bayer's net debt. Dow plans to combine...s industry. Cellulosics and derivatives are widely used in formulations for food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, construction, paint and a variety of speci...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...ases doesnt cover adequate treatment. Corporations used to cover employees treatments, and now they no longer do. Alcohol abuse and dependence remain highly prevalent and disabling, the authors conclude. Persistent low treatment rates given the availability of effective treatments indicate the need for...

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