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Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

...sk of sudden cardiac death well enough to be given approval by the Food and Drug Administration and to receive coverage by Medicare and other insurers. In fact, in 2004 Medicare expanded the group of patients who were eligible for ICD therapy, leading to estimates that 50,000 new patients each year can qua...

Small molecule dervived from Rb2/p130 could act as cancer therapeutic

...these reasons, he believes it may be easier to get approval for clinical trials. "Fifteen years after discovering Rb2/p130, our research and hard work has led us to the discovery of this small molecule, which is a step forward in cancer research and a big step toward a cancer treatment," he said. ...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

... Canadians maintain and improve their health, this approval should give great confidence to consumers,?said Dr. Jacqueline Shan, co-founder of CV Technologies, a University of Alberta spinoff company that developed COLD-fX. Shan, who is also president, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of CV Technologies a...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...y of epilepsy in animals. In 1982 the FDA withdrew approval for the use of PTZ in humans because no clear clinical benefit had been established. That is, until now. "My idea was that it might be possible to harness this excitation effect, which at higher doses can be pathological, to benefit people with Do...

Preliminary study finds holographic imaging system promising for cancer treatment planning

...e Perspecta Spatial 3D System has not received FDA approval and is not intended for use in clinical diagnosis, nor may it be used to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. In the medical field, Perspecta is offered to qualified research institutions only. ...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...ed for the description of a new bird following the approval by the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature of such techniques last year. With biological justification resulting from this research and following other initiatives, Serranía de los Yariguíes was declared a national park last year b...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...fielded in June, 2006, roughly coinciding with FDA approval of the vaccine. A nationally representative sample of U.S. adults over 18 was randomly assigned to read one of three paragraphs about the vaccine, each emphasizing a different point of view: the vaccine protects against cervical cancer; the vac...

Teenager moves video icons just by imagination

...to wait for a seizure. Usin' the noggin With approval of the patient and his parents and the Washington University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board, Leuthardt and Moran connected the patient to a sophisticated computer running a special program known as BCI2000 (developed by their collabora...

Drug can quickly mobilize an army of cells to repair injury

...atients are treated - and the drug already has FDA approval for medical use. We want to find out if this treatment will lead to long-lasting improvement in blood flow, heal ulcers, relieve pain and prevent amputations." ...

'Conversation stoppers' fight deadly bacterial infections

...cannabinoid receptor antagonist is on the verge of approval for the treatment of obesity-metabolic disorders," said Cravatt. "Enzymes involved in endocannabinoid biosynthesis, such as the one highlighted in our study, can be viewed as complementary drug targets. One potential advantage of this approach is tha...

Nanotechnology propels advances in regenerative medicine research

...cannabinoid receptor antagonist is on the verge of approval for the treatment of obesity-metabolic disorders," said Cravatt. "Enzymes involved in endocannabinoid biosynthesis, such as the one highlighted in our study, can be viewed as complementary drug targets. One potential advantage of this approach is tha...

Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer

...cannabinoid receptor antagonist is on the verge of approval for the treatment of obesity-metabolic disorders," said Cravatt. "Enzymes involved in endocannabinoid biosynthesis, such as the one highlighted in our study, can be viewed as complementary drug targets. One potential advantage of this approach is tha...

Study shows enzyme builds neurotransmitters via newly discovered pathway

...cannabinoid receptor antagonist is on the verge of approval for the treatment of obesity-metabolic disorders," said Cravatt. "Enzymes involved in endocannabinoid biosynthesis, such as the one highlighted in our study, can be viewed as complementary drug targets. One potential advantage of this approach is tha...

Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

...en with naive immune systems," Ohmit said. The FDA approval of FluMist limits its use to people between age 5 and 49 years. In another paper in the same edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, FluMist was administered to school children and the children were followed to see if they and their familie...

A green way to slag off bunnies

...uld circumvent the convoluted pesticide regulatory approval pathway and be used straight away. ...

Technology for monitoring fetal oxygen during labor offers no apparent benefit

...safety and effectiveness, granted only provisional approval for fetal oxygen saturation monitoring until the new technology could be proven effective. The current study was designed to settle unresolved questions about the new technology. With fetal oxygen saturation monitoring, a sensor is inserted by ha...

Plant-cell-produced technologies-cutting edge approach to bringing solutions to the market

...accine made in plant cells has received regulatory approval in the US, Dow AgroSciences is organising a Scienc...her diseases - with avian flu a prime target. This approval represents an innovative milestone for the company and the industry. The Dow AgroSciences Concert ...

How the US drug safety system should be changed

...ls would need to be clearly marked that the drug's approval is conditional and has only been studied in a limi...nstead, the proposed approach would be conditional approval followed by postmarketing studies required before the condition is removed." Secondly, Strom mainta...

A sweet solution for Alzheimer's disease?

...pany called Transition Therapeutics has regulatory approval for clinical trials of scyllo-inositol in humans with Alzheimer's disease and started them about a week ago. St George-Hyslop has a small financial interest in the company. St George-Hyslop and his colleagues are optimistic that scyllo-inositol wi...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...sor, raised $5 million, and applied to the FDA for approval to conduct a pilot clinical trial. The trial began in 2004. So far, four patients have enrolled. For each trial patient, training sessions begin soon after the sensor is inserted. The volunteer is asked to imagine moving one hand as if he were cont...

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