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Using nanomagnets to enhance medical imaging

... properties as the composition was varied. The injectable dyes currently used as MRI contrast agents are of two types. Magnetic ions, which alter the nuclear properties of hydrogen in water, offer the advantage of consistent identical design but provide low contrast. The second category encompasses particle...

Natural gut hormone offers hope for new obesity drug

...s is not very convenient, so we need to develop an injectable form that is longer lasting and can be administered on a weekly basis to make it more practical." If successful, the proposed research may lead to a treatment within five to eight years. "It is likely that if we are successful, the treatment may ...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

...ly eligible for FUZEON had actually discussed this injectable option with their physicians Only 10% of eligibl...nMind study stated, "With the increasing choice of injectable biotech drugs including monoclonal antibodies, these findings potentially have far reaching implicat...

Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatments Highlighted

... cementoplasty (reinforcing load-bearing bone with injectable medical-grade cement) shows that 92% of patients had a reduction in pain and improved mobility. (Author, Gangi) Minimally Invasive Treatments for Renal Tumors (Tuesday, November 29) Kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in men and the tent...

Biota makes major antiviral discovery

...tical companies. The currently marketed drug is an injectable antibody with 2004 sales of approximately US$1 billion ($1.3 billion). However, its use is limited to prevention of infection, not treatment, and it is currently only approved for use in the highest risk group of patients: premature infants. If succe...

New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant

... that trial. RESEARCH RESULTS Belatacept is an injectable protein, one of a group of experimental drugs called co-stimulatory blockers. The immune system's normal response to a transplant is to recognize the new organ as foreign and to signal production of T-cells poised to destroy it. A second, co-stimulat...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...-CSF is used to make Neupogen(r) and Neulasta(r) - injectable drugs that work to keep an individual's white bloo...white blood cell count for three days, whereas the injectable agents only maintain effectiveness for one day," Shen says. "We have finally produced an orally-admi...

OneWorld Health drug receives 'Orphan' designation from U.S. and European regulatory agencies

...rganization (WHO/TDR). The clinical trial used the injectable form of paromomycin in 667 patients in India. ...

Nanoparticle Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

...f Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension), indicated for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. "The approval means that women with metastatic breast cancer no longer need to endure the toxicities associated with solvents and will no longer need steroid premedication when the...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Type I and Type II Diabetes

...rug Administration (FDA) today approved Symlin, an injectable medicine to control blood sugar for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is to be used in addition to insulin therapy in patients who cannot achieve adequate control of their blood sugars on intensive insulin therapy alone. Symlin will be ...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...t women who use Depo-provera, a progesterone based injectable contraceptive, have particularly high susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV-1 and HSV-2. We do not understand why, and our hope is that by doing these kind of mouse studies, we can understand the mechanisms." In the first ...

Novel Therapy Tested in Mice Could Chase Away Cat Allergies

...l,?says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. The injectable treatment puts a brake on the release of a key chemical from cells involved in cat allergy reactions. That chemical, histamine, brings on allergy symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, itching, watery eyes, and sometimes asthma. When a cat-allergic per...

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