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Molecular signature may identify cisplatin-sensitive breast tumors

...Since these so-called "triple-negative" tumors are treatable with neither Herceptin nor antiestrogen drugs, the prognosis for patients with the tumors has been poor. Triple-negative tumors are the most common subtype found in patients with mutations in the BRCA1 gene, but they also appear in women without alt...

HIV dementia alarmingly high in Africa

...er’s- and stroke-induced dementia, HIV dementia is treatable and potentially reversible with the same antiretroviral medication that is used to treat the infection. Treatment can even restore completely normal cognitive function to some of those affected. The study looked at 178 subjects in Kampala, Uganda...

MRSA toxin acquitted: Study clears suspected key to severe bacterial illness

...hy people develop CA-MRSA skin infections that are treatable whereas others infected with the same strain develop severe infections or die. Scientists had recognized a connection between MRSA strains that contain PVL and the increased occurrence and severity of CA-MRSA disease, though no one had directly te...

Elasticity imaging identifies cancers and reduces breast biopsies

...s the best way to combat cancer at its early, most treatable stage. While mammography is the standard breast cancer screening exam, screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound may be more effective for high-risk patients or women with dense breast tissue. MRI and ultrasound depict more breast...

Researchers unveil strategy for creating actively-programmed anti-cancer molecules

...metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer can be a treatable disease, but only if diagnosed early. Since the prognosis grows considerably worse once the cancer has spread to other organs, the prevention of metastasis-the phenomenon in which cancer cells separate from a tumor mass, move through the bloodstream,...

'Prosthetic' retinal cells let blind mice see light

...ch of the many inherited retinal diseases might be treatable by using the technique. "The remodeling of inner retinal neurons triggered by photoreceptor degeneration has raised some concerns for the retinal-based rescue strategy after the death of photoreceptors," wrote Pan and colleagues. "However, retinal de...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

...grams to identify babies born with devastating but treatable metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria (PKU); Educate women and men of childbearing age about how they can work with health professionals to maximize the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Improvement Is Possible, Mar...

NIH launches comprehensive effort to explore cancer genomics

...d to new tests to detect cancer in its early, most treatable stages; new therapies to target cancer at its most vulnerable points; and, ultimately, new strategies to prevent cancer." NCI and NHGRI announced today at a news conference in Washington, D.C., that they have each committed $50 million over three ye...

New antibody shows promise as cure for anthrax

...e antibiotics." Anthrax infection is successfully treatable only in its early stages, when antibiotics can be used to kill anthrax bacteria. Before 2002, nothing was available to treat the large amounts of deadly toxin released by those bacteria, which is what leads to death in patients with late-stage anthra...

Research casts doubt on circulating stem cells

...all the body's muscles, appeared to be potentially treatable ?indeed, by the simple means of transplanting healthy bone marrow. For boys, DMD is the second most common hereditary disease. Due to a genetic defect, the muscles fail to produce properly functioning dystrophin, an important muscle protein. Those af...

Malaria killing a million a year

...ase for fighting a largely preventable and utterly treatable disease," Executive-Director Ann Veneman said in New York. "It is a disease that kills one child in sub-Saharan Africa every 30 seconds. The numbers are astounding -- and unacceptable." Insecticide-treated bed nets and new artemisinin-based combinat...

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...is still a source of social stigma. The disease is treatable with a combination of antibiotics. The bacterium has long puzzled researchers because its genome is filled with an unusually high proportion of damaged, nonfunctional genes. This is probably why it grows exceedingly slowly, making it difficult for r...

Protein Discovery Could Unlock The Secret To Better TB Treatment

... TB bacteria are active again, the disease becomes treatable using common drugs like antibiotics. Scientists believe that uncovering the molecular structure of this protein will lead the way to designing drugs which enable treatment of dormant and multidrug resistant TB. In England and Wales around 400 people...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

... action taken to find substitute drugs, previously treatable diseases could again emerge in more virulent forms. Public health officials cite antibiotic resistance as a growing problem for a host of diseases, from childhood ear infections to malaria. Last year, the FDA published a report calling attention to ...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

...on. "Hemochromatosis and iron overload are easily treatable if diagnosed early, but the simple blood test that could detect these conditions is not performed as part of routine medical exams," said Acton. Delaying treatment ?the weekly removal of a pint of blood by phlebotomy ?can permit the progressive accum...

Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment

... TB bacteria are active again, the disease becomes treatable using common drugs like antibiotics. Scientists believe that uncovering the molecular structure of this protein will lead the way to designing drugs which enable treatment of dormant and multidrug resistant TB. In England and Wales around 400 people...

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