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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...ach a collective behavior with respect to a common dilemma by adapting to what they think are other people's decisions. The group modeled each individual's strategy for making yearly vaccination decisions as an adaptive process of trial and error. They tracked both individual-level decisions and population-l...

New test helps identify hepatitis C patients at high risk of developing cirrhosis

...irrhosis, even after decades of infection. The dilemma physicians face, explained Cheung, is deciding who to treat and who can wait for better therapies to come along. The key is being able to determine which patients are likely to see the infection progress to cirrhosis. Doctors consider such factors...

Pest control research leads to pain control discovery

...aid. The UC Davis study may mean a solution to the dilemma of whether to use the drugs. "Combination therapies have long been used to treat inflammation while reducing side effects," Schmelzer wrote. She said the present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of combination treatment with...

Study shows that cells have a natural defense against HIV

...e to viral drug resistance ?an increasingly urgent dilemma for patients and doctors. Currently, doctors treat people with AIDS using combinations of drugs that target the virus itself. These drugs do not eliminate HIV from the body, but they do block its ability to reproduce and spread, and they restore mo...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...o do without and possibly die," he says. "But this dilemma is unavoidable because supply will fall far short of demand, despite the generous nature and growing scope of aid efforts." While President Bush's 2003 Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is spending more than $600 million on antiretroviral therapies for...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

... are getting longer and longer, and this is a huge dilemma with the recent discussion about Vioxx. That’s created some doubt in the approval procedure. I think we have to come to a reasonable expectation here in terms of the balance between benefits and potential harm. The worries I have right now are becaus...

Scientists identify molecular events that drive cell senescence

...nd director of theAlzheimer's Disease Center."This dilemma was discussed with my colleagues, and we decided to tryvaccination with an amyloid gene, rather than the amyloid proteinvaccine," said Dr. Rosenberg.The UT Southwestern researchers vaccinated mice with a "gene gun." Thegene gun and gene-vaccination t...

Gene vaccine for Alzheimer's disease shows promising results

...nd director of theAlzheimer's Disease Center."This dilemma was discussed with my colleagues, and we decided to tryvaccination with an amyloid gene, rather than the amyloid proteinvaccine," said Dr. Rosenberg.The UT Southwestern researchers vaccinated mice with a "gene gun." Thegene gun and gene-vaccination t...

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal

... is repaired, cells can continue to multiply. The dilemma is that high doses of DNA-damaging agents can be toxic, and doses that are too low allow for DNA repair and further cell growth. Thus, says Dr. Thomas, there is need for drugs that can sensitize cells to lower doses of DNA-damaging agents to guarante...

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