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Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...s such as HAART, lymphoma is still a majorcause of suffering and death in HIV-infected individuals. It’simportant to know that stem cell transplant is an available and highlysuccessful treatment option for these patients,?said Amrita Krishnan,M.D., a staff physician at the City of Hope Cancer Center and leadau...

Research Gives Hope For Liver Damage

Millions of patients suffering from liverdamage (cirrhosis) and failure may benefit from research by theUniversities of Edinburgh and Southampton which may lead to newlife-saving treatments. There is currently no cure for liver cirrhosisand a patient's only hope of survival is to ...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...oundation to support the team's research. "People suffering from diabetes have impaired bone healing," Arinzeh said. "So the question is how to treat patients suffering from bone fractures and other defects that may not heal because they are also suffering from other d...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...rtality and improving quality of life for patients suffering from these diseases. The Karolinska Institutet/Affymetrix Translational medicine research projects will use sufficiently large sample sizes to establish true clinical relevance of both gene expression and DNA sequence variation in key areas of unmet...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

...eating action -- are known to be at higher risk of suffering a heart attack. The new insight from CRT-D devices is possible because they record detailed data on heart function 24 hours a day. These new findings are important for two reasons, the researchers said. First, the collected information appears to mo...

VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain

... an individual's risk for becoming an alcoholic or suffering certain complications from alcohol," he said. Also working on the study were the University of Tennessee Health Sciences; the University of Memphis; the University of Colorado; and the University of California at San Francisco. ...

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

...on. "Controlling the epidemic and ameliorating the suffering of persons living with HIV/AIDS are more urgent than ever," they write. "Continued study of cancer in people with HIV/AIDS will redound to give us clues about cancer etiology to the benefit of all." Citations: # Article: Clifford GM, Polesel J, Rick...

FDA Clears the Way for Generic Versions of Transdermal Patches to Treat Chronic Pain

...entanyl Transdermal System) used to treat patients suffering from severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative analgesics. When applied to the skin, this patch technology delivers fentanyl, an opioid pain medication that is slowly absorbed into the body through the skin providing pain relief for...

Scientists Propose Sweeping Changes to Naming of Bird Neurosystems to Acknowledge Their True Brainpower

...entanyl Transdermal System) used to treat patients suffering from severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative analgesics. When applied to the skin, this patch technology delivers fentanyl, an opioid pain medication that is slowly absorbed into the body through the skin providing pain relief for...

Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes

...stant and extremely debilitating. Facing a life of suffering from the condition, Stewart chose the alternative of total removal of the pancreas and of autologous islet cell transplantation. The procedure has been done previously; the first case was 16 years ago at the University of Minnesota, and the patient ...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...technology in humans could involve treating people suffering from severe fevers of unknown origin. Currently, when a person comes to an ER with such a fever they run the risk of brain-damaging seizures during the crucial time it takes to diagnose the bacterial or viral cause and administer the proper antibioti...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...technology in humans could involve treating people suffering from severe fevers of unknown origin. Currently, when a person comes to an ER with such a fever they run the risk of brain-damaging seizures during the crucial time it takes to diagnose the bacterial or viral cause and administer the proper antibioti...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...ations that could potentially save anyone from the suffering we had to endure." She also notes that although we should hope for the best, we must prepare for the worst and take every measure available today to safeguard the blood supply. Pall Corporation developed the Leukotrap Affinity Prion filter to help b...

Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals

...y and spread prolifically. European mink have been suffering ever since. Other animals have been introduced unintentionally. Rats were stowaways on the first vessels sailing from Europe to North America. They now flourish in urban and agricultural areas, causing approximately $19 billion dollars worth of damag...

Bevacizumab Combined With Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

...nt step in our journey to ultimately eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer.?/p> A total of 722 women with recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who had not previously received systemic chemotherapy for their recurrent or metastatic disease were enrolled in this study between December 2001 and May...

Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says

... patients, both males and females of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord injury. The research is being released by the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the non-profit science society, on the Science Express website on 19 May, 2005. These cell lines will enable the study of human d...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

... patients, both males and females of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord injury. The research is being released by the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the non-profit science society, on the Science Express website on 19 May, 2005. These cell lines will enable the study of human d...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

...n younger than 5 in Mauritania, Mali and Niger are suffering from rapidly spreading malnutrition and in Niger many villagers have been feeding themselves with wild plants, it said. ...

'Smart drug' targets deadly brain cancer

.... Study data showed that in 36 percent of patients suffering from recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, the new "smart" drug behaved as hypothesized: It found its target -- tumor cells -- and actively worked against them to slow tumor growth. According to the study's lead investigator, Mayo Clinic medical oncolo...

Next Generation Body Scanner Launched By The University Of Manchester

...f course, this will be of huge benefit to patients suffering from these severe medical conditions and will also ensure that The University of Manchester remains at the forefront of worldwide medical research," he added. As well as offering higher quality images, the quick scanning time means that more patient...

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