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U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease

... is mediated by superantigens, it is possible that intravenous immunoglobulin therapy may be indicated. Of the five patients observed in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during the period of 2000-2004, four of the patients were previously healthy and four of the patients were women. Schlievert and colleagues hypoth...

Muscle-targeted gene therapy reverses rare muscular dystrophy in mice

... was not limited to muscle, they found. Moreover, intravenous administration of the muscle-targeted gene reduced the glycogen content of heart and skeletal muscle and corrected individual muscle fibers. The effect persisted for 24 weeks post-injection, the team reported. A second gene therapy strategy, in whic...

Studies reveal methods viruses use to sidestep immune system

...rne infection. It is transmitted primarily through intravenous drug use, blood transfusions or blood products, as well as through sexual contact and is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. UT Southwestern Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student Eileen Foy was an author on all three papers....

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

...re malaria where qualified staff and equipment for intravenous therapy is not available. These are encouraging results, say experts in an accompanying editorial. Although a single trial of this size cannot alone be the basis for policy change, rectal artemisinins might be one safe and effective way to reduce th...

HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research

...ized study of healthy participants who did not use intravenous drugs. The volunteers were men who have sex with men or women at high risk for heterosexual transmission. The vaccine and placebo were given by injection seven times over 30 months and the participants were assessed for risk. At each visit the partic...

PGA on a tour under the skin

...h prosthetic joints, replacement heart valves, and intravenous catheters, and antibiotic resistance makes it tough to battle. Moreover, the mechanism through which the organism becomes so pathogenic once the protective barrier of the skin is removed remains unclear. In their study appearing online on February 3...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...elivery of such treatment could be as simple as an intravenous infusion of saline solution mixed with trace amounts of an agent that would interfere with the body's ability to use oxygen, Roth said. Using oxygen deprivation to depress metabolic activity also might extend the amount of time that organs and tissu...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...elivery of such treatment could be as simple as an intravenous infusion of saline solution mixed with trace amounts of an agent that would interfere with the body's ability to use oxygen, Roth said. Using oxygen deprivation to depress metabolic activity also might extend the amount of time that organs and tissu...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...esults, type of operation, age, sex and history of intravenous drug use. The researchers found that 38 percent o... in up to 65 percent of patients with a history of intravenous drug use and in as many as 71 percent of patients undergoing a soft-tissue abscess procedure or lymp...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

...through a variety of means such as sexual contact, intravenous drug use and needle stick accidents. The disease progresses slowly over 10 to 30 years, causing inflammation and severe scarring of the liver. If untreated, it can lead to liver failure, liver cancer and death. According to the Centers for Disease C...

Chemical 'band-aid' prevents heart failure in mice with muscular dystrophy

...mage in the hearts of mdx mice. They found that an intravenous infusion of P188 in mdx mice restored the volume of the heart's main pumping chamber to the volume of normal mice ?a direct effect of P188's ability to restore normal elastic properties in individual cardiac myocytes. To examine the effects of P188 ...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

... due to heterosexual transmission (81 percent) and intravenous drug use (16 percent). In the developing world, heterosexual transmission is responsible for nearly all of the infections among women, and mother-to-child transmission during childbirth further contributes to the spread of the disease. Women are par...

Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease

...rate or mild form. People with haemophilia rely on intravenous infusion of recombinant Factor VIII clotting protein. Professor Denisa Wagner and her Harvard colleagues have made ground-breaking discoveries that provide hope of an alternative treatment option for haemophilia sufferers. Presenting this research,...

Defective Gene Linked to Two Inherited Immune Deficiencies

...rapy still consists of prophylactic antibiotics or intravenous immunoglobulin infusions every three weeks,?he says. ...

Agreement will speed research on microbicides for women

...rapy still consists of prophylactic antibiotics or intravenous immunoglobulin infusions every three weeks,?he says. ...

Biologists Crack Genetic Code for Specialized Spider Silk

...rapy still consists of prophylactic antibiotics or intravenous immunoglobulin infusions every three weeks,?he says. ...

Hepatitis C complicated by morphine withdrawal

...entary. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common among intravenous drug users, with 70 to 80% of abusers infected in the United States. This high association has peaked interest in determining the effects of drug abuse, specifically opiates, on progression of the disease. The discovery of such an association would...

Grabbing addiction by the tail

...." In contrast, addicted animals who received an intravenous injection of the artificial peptide displayed no sensitized behavior. "The effect was immediate and very noticeable," said Wang. There are several types of glutamate receptors involved in memory and learning, but because the artificial peptide spec...

Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

...to normal cells. Bortezomib is currently given by intravenous infusion. "NPI-0052 can be given orally, although the first clinical trials will be using the intravenous route," says Paul Richardson, M.D, who is also a co-author in this study and will be leading the Pha...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

... for the trial, patients had to be taking powerful intravenous drugs in the hospital just to keep their hearts pumping, and they were also too sick to be considered for a heart transplants. Most were in intensive care units. "Despite the shortcomings of the device, the results of this trial speak to our ability...

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