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Drug That 'Tags' Decision-making Areas Of The Brain May Aid

...learning to play piano, or the process ofaddiction following repetitive exposure to specific drugs. Thesebehaviors all result from the formation of new connections betweenindividual neurons or modifications of existing connections in thebrain.“Imaging of nicotine receptors also gives us the potential to study ...

HIV Patients May Be at Risk of Heart Problems When Taking Protease Inhibitor Drugs

... They urge physicians to apply this new finding by following their patients more closely over the long term, and by looking specifically for heart rhythm irregularities in vulnerable individuals. They encourage physicians to be especially thorough when performing medical exams, and in taking patient histories ...

Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

... I clinical trial of Revlimid for treatment of MDS following his laboratory observations that the agent improved the growth of red blood cell precursors from MDS bone marrow. Celgene will submit the seminal findings of List's phase I trial - along with data from two recent confirmatory phase II clinical trials...

Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections

...urvivalwithout therapy is as short as 7 to 10 days following diagnosis."The major virulence factor of C. neoformans is its extensivepolysaccharide capsule, an elaborate and dynamic structure surroundingthe cell wall that is unique among fungi that affect humans. TheScience study identified greater than 30 new ...

Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke

...cerebral vasospasm usually occurs three to 10 days following a massive brain bleed known as hemorrhagic stroke. Sixty percent of patients who survive the initial stroke develop vasospasm, and 40 percent of them die from it. Vasospasm, says neurology department researcher Joseph Clark, PhD, results from a buil...

Alcohol's effects on gene expression in the central nervous system

...lcoholism meeting in Vancouver, B.C. presented the following findings from recent studies that used genetic animal models: # Gene expression profiling in the nucleus accumbens, prefrontal cortex, and ventral tegmental areas show that distinct biological pathways are associated with alcohol's action in specifi...

Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation

...e. This will further improve the patient's outcome following initial therapy (chemotherapy, irradiation and surgery). Physicians sometimes treat patients with stem cell transplants as part of therapy for a variety of diseases such as leukemia or sickle cell disease. In these cases physicians eliminate the pat...

Discovery Could Lead To Novel Approaches In HIV Treatment

...ith HIV and found that,already in the first months following the onset of infection, thymicfunction is decreased. Such a decrease results in a loweredT-lymphocyte production by the thymus.These findings pave the way to the development of novel immunotherapiesof HIV-infected individuals. Such immunotherapies co...

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

...her researchers in the Brainard and Doupe labs are following up to see if the male mating song can be permanently altered by LMAN stimulation and whether females prefer the stable or variable song version. ...

World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase

... growing during the end of the dry season of 2000, following the first period of rainfall exclusion, as the trees of similar size continued to grow in the "control" forest plot. The trees slow down the amount of water that they lose from their leaves by closing their stomates. The trees adjust to the resulting...

Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations

...enomic research. The life sciences ?in particular following the mapping of the human genome ?offer vast opportunities to improve scientific knowledge and approaches to improving human health and welfare. The workshop, organised by the Pasteur Institute in Tunisia earlier this month, set out to explore how dis...

Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate

...good time for a northward migration through Africa following reliable water resources, since it seems to be the strongest humid phase in this region over the past 400,000 years. We're also testing the hypothesis that humid events were more frequent than previously thought, which would have allowed for greater ...

Rush Physicians Using Gene Therapy For Heart Patients With Moderate To Severe Chest Pains Who Do Not Benefit From Other Treatments

...hould occur over the course of four to eight weeks following the procedure which is done in the cardiac catheterization lab at Rush," said Dr. Gary L. Schaer, the principal investigator of the trial at Rush and director of the Rush Cardiac Catheterization Labs. "The patient goes home the next day." Several pat...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

...n be controlled and its complications minimized by following a healthy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organiz...

International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

...a unique public-private partnership, including the following organizations: the Wellcome Trust, London, $624,00... from blood samples from volunteer donors from the following populations: Han Chinese in Beijing, Japanese in Tokyo, Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria and Utah residents...

Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

...icular mass is a measure of end organ damage often following the onset of LVDF abnormalities. The brachial (arm) and carotid (neck) arteries were tested for intima-media thickness and arterial distensibility. Both reflect the health of the blood vessels. The thicker and less distensible (elastic) the arteries...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

...n be controlled and its complications minimized by following a healthy diet, getting exercise and taking prescribed medications as directed, according to health experts. The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ provided funding for this study. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organiz...

Rats infected as newborns grew up vulnerable to memory problems during an immune challenge

...emory area, disrupts the consolidation of memories following a learning experience. Thus it appears that there may be an optimal range for IL-1BETA, with either too much or too little inhibiting memory storage. Bilbo says, "The take-home message is that immune responses in a healthy brain are tightly regulated...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...enter and Harvard have been monitoring her closely following the implantation of an artificial cornea, or keratoprosthesis, into one of her eyes -- restoring her sight in that eye and ultimately helping her regain much of her independence. Phifer is one of several hundred patients nationwide who have received ...

Wisconsin researchers identify sleep gene

...umans and their winged counterparts rebound on the following night by sleeping longer and more deeply. Flies also sleep more in their youth than later in life, when their sleep is fragmented, as with humans. In other studies, the scientists also observed that caffeine has the same stimulating effects on human...

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