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Men with prostate cancer avoid radiation due to misconceptions

Negative perceptions about radiation therapy can strongly influence a prostate cancer patient's... worries and address any misconceptions about this therapy so that patients can make the best, most informed decision about their treatment." Men with prosta...

Molecular atlas provides new tool for understanding estrogen-fueled breast cancer

...estrogen receptor is the most important target for therapy for these tumors. Knowing the complete set of ER binding sites gives us a new resource for understanding the role of estrogen in breast cancer. By identifying genes associated with the ER in breast tumors, it opens up previously unexplored regions of...

Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants

...on all our knowledge so far, there is no effective therapy when nephrotic syndrome develops as a result of podocin mutations." In future research, Hildebrandt and colleagues will continue searching for the causes of nephrotic syndrome. Using zebrafish that lack working copies of plce1, they hope to identi...

Preliminary study finds holographic imaging system promising for cancer treatment planning

...mber 5-9, 2006). The effectiveness of radiation therapy depends on the medical team's ability to concentrate high radiation doses to the tumors while minimizing the doses to surrounding critical organs. Many of the planning tasks, such as beam placement, volume delineation, and plan evaluation are three d...

Science researchers genetically transform immune cells into tumor fighters

...ree of disease more than a year and half after the therapy began, Steven A. Rosenberg of the National Cancer ...AAAS, the nonprofit science society. So far, the therapy has only been used in this small group of melanoma patients, but Rosenberg says his team has demonst...

New way of tracking muscle damage from radiation

...RI can spot the immediate injury done by radiation therapy to the muscles of children undergoing radiation tr...images taken of muscles before and after radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma and Ewing sarcoma are related not only to the amount of radiation the child ...

Antibiotic treats lymphoma of the eye

...id. They suggest that doxycycline may be a useful therapy even in patients where other treatments have failed, and it is a valid alternative to chemotherapy and radiation without causing the same toxic side-effects. Patients treated with doxycycline had a 66% rate of disease-free survival. "Our prospectiv...

Einstein researchers demonstrate a novel approach to treating AIDS

...dies show that giving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to people within 24 hours of exposure to HIV can prevent infection from developing," he says. "But if several days have passed, the virus is able to infect enough cells to cause a chronic HIV infection. By combining HAART with radioimmunother...

Researchers seek to design first treatment for neuroAIDS

...g function. Thus, researchers believe a successful therapy for neuroAIDS will need to combine standard antiviral combination therapy with new drugs that both protect nerve cells from toxins and reduce inflammation. The new grant, f...

Transplanted brain cells hold promise for Parkinson's disease

...tify Parkinson’s in the early stage, we think this therapy will work. An important question that remains is, ‘Can we rescue neurons that are dying from Parkinson’s"?This would more accurately mimic what patients need." The researchers already have begun studies that delay the transplants until weeks after in...

Gene therapy inhibits epilepsy in animals

...psy after a brain insult in animals. By using gene therapy to modify signaling pathways in the brain, neurolo...initial SE injury. Rats that had received the gene therapy had elevated levels of alpha1 proteins and either did not develop spontaneous seizures, or took thre...

Intravenous gene therapy protects normal tissue of mice during whole-body radiation

...e. "In previous studies, we demonstrated that gene therapy can be both swallowed in pill form and inhaled thr...from damage. In this study, we found that the same therapy administered intravenously also offers protection during exposure to whole-body irradiation." Dr. Gr...

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back

...ce the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (or HAART) in 1995. In fact, most patients on the ... eye-opening." After three years of intensive drug therapy that suppresses HIV replication very effectively, most patients still had only half the normal numbe...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

... HIV to others. To understand how antiretroviral therapy could affect HIV transmission in Russia, Owens an...their HIV medications, said Owens. Antiretroviral therapy regimens have become much simpler, often requiring patients to take just one or two pills per day. ...

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...eal themselves, and that's really quite an amazing therapy regimen," Dyck said. "Even interviewing the patients 40 years after their experience, I was surprised at how loyal they were to the doctors who treated them, and how powerful they said the experience was for them--some even felt the experience saved ...

Clue found to Epstein-Barr virus' ability to form and sustain tumors

... is to develop a successful anti-viral, anti-tumor therapy for all EBV-positive tumors." In the current study, Sugden and his colleague of 20 years, Wolfgang Hammerschmidt, now based at the German National Research Center for Environment and Health, designed genetic experiments to mutate various segments of...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...a primary concern with malaria and early, specific therapy can have a profound effect on illness and death. The GreeneChip provides unprecedented opportunities for unbiased pathogen discovery and reduction of illness and death caused by infectious disease....

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

... who underwent sinus surgery did so after standard therapy using antibiotics, decongestants and steroids had failed to stop their symptoms and keep their sinus inflammation from coming back. They also had nasal polyps, or tissue outgrowths resulting from the inflammation, which, Lane says, are particularly ...

Researchers to develop active nanoscale surfaces for biological separations

...as biosensors or to deliver DNA molecules for gene therapy applications, Kane said. ...

Researchers identify new weapon to fight deadly bacterial sepsis

... systems weakened by HIV, using immune-suppressive therapy for organ and bone marrow transplants, and receiving high-dose chemotherapy for cancer. Young children and elderly people are also at a higher risk for the condition because of their weaker immune systems. Now, Assistant Professor Kota V. Ramana a...

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