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Promising new drug being evaluated as possible treatment option for fragile X syndrome

(Chicago) A pilot trial of an oral drug therapy called fenobam has shown promising initial results and could be a potential new treatment option for adult patients with Fragile X syndrome (FXS). Findings of the open label, single-dose study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center and th...

Promising new treatment option for women with recurrent ovarian cancer

Combining the new drug trabectedin with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin provides clinical benefit to women with relapsed ovarian cancer, according to new results presented at the 33rd Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Stockholm. The combination, which importantly ...

Trailblazing rural community shows green heating oil a viable option

Local schools and homes in the small Georgian town of Reepham in Norfolk are taking part in the groundbreaking 12-month trial, led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Like two million homes across the UK and Ireland, the properties depend on heating oil for warmth and hot water, and the ai...

Cryoablation -- A new treatment option for some kidney tumor patients

Mayo Clinic researchers report that freezing kidney tumors through percutaneous cryoablation shows promise for patients who are not good candidates for surgery. Their early findings showing short-term success in more than 90 percent of selected patients are published in this month’s issue of Radio...

Fat stem cells being studied as option for breast reconstruction

Breast cancer survivors might one day avoid the prospect of invasive breast reconstruction surgery, opting instead for an approach that would involve using stem cells derived from their own fat, suggest University of Pittsburgh researchers who are studying the potential these cells may have for reg...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

...o led a team that identified HIV protease inhibitors in the late 1980s, said the " Nature Chemical Biology " paper validates this new site as a viable option for small-molecule drugs to treat Kaposi's, as well as other members of this viral family. "All known herpes virus proteases are structurally simi...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

...hen its position in the market and offer comprehensive product solutions to customers. The combined Fujitsu XG product line will offer a high-quality option for today's high speed server networks, backbones and fabrics. Customers looking for an aggregated 1GbE/10GbE solution now have a brand offering they...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=278&PageID=7218&cached=true&mode=2&userID=291 Rfinity An innovation that offers a low-cost, plug-n-play option that enables virtually any wireless telecommunications device to safely store sensitive personal information and perform secure transactions. The tech...

Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

... be able change some orchard management practices involving planting density, pruning and irrigation to alleviate the decline in winter chill. Another option would be transitioning to different tree species or varieties that do not demand as much winter chill. There are also agricultural chemicals that c...

Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

...ional method for a solution to these rising costs. In Canada and the United States, wood burning stoves have been reevaluated as a potentially viable option for home heating. The case for modern woodstoves has developed with the improvement of the products on the market, as wood heating technology has s...

Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women

...ese women and oral contraceptives, we don't have enough information yet to recommend changes in clinical practice, other than choosing a contraceptive option that works better for both normal weight and obese women, like an intrauterine device," Edelman said. For future work, she said, studies of contrac...

Single thawed embryo transfer after PGD does not affect pregnancy rates

...etic diagnosis (PGD) and freezing at the blastocyst stage has become a real option after researchers achieved pregnancy rates that were as good as those for b...embryos that had successfully reached the blastocyst stage were offered the option of having one transferred to the womb and the rest frozen. The researche...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

...ement for more than 100 years, and they confirm in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research that it is "the best option for getting rid of mud that would have had to be dumped elsewhere, while also powering the plant". "As this mud is already waste, burning it does n...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...r with possible gains in climate stabilization." ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Deployment of Coal Briquettes and Improved Stoves: Possibly an option for both Environment and Climate" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/es802955d CONTACT: ...

University of Houston diesel testing center teams with state transportation agency to cut emissions

...ist that results in NOx reduction," Harold said. "Currently, the only other option for reducing NOx from this class of equipment is to purchase a new engine. Installing retrofits is a much more cost-effective option as opposed to buying brand new engines." ...

UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions

... more potential sugar pellets but also the possibility of more frequent and longer timeouts. Rats learned how to be successful gamblers, selecting the option with the optimum level of risk and reward to maximize their sugar pellet profits. The study found that rodents treated with drugs that reduced thei...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

.... It's like lactose intolerance you won't get that gene back, but you can learn to avoid milk," he said. So far, humans with the disorder have the option of bladder distention, dietary changes, exercise, oral drugs, electrical nerve stimulation or surgery. But all treatments target only symptoms because...

New device detects heart disease using less than one drop of blood

... to reality. "This simple device is a promising tool for the pediatric and adult population in detecting, diagnosing, monitoring, and providing the option of treating cardiovascular disease by utilizing a small quantity of blood," said lead researcher Shashi K. Murthy of the Department of Chemical Engine...

New study finds lowfat chocolate milk is effective post-exercise recovery aid for soccer players

...trients lost in sweat, and help muscles recover. Increasingly, fitness experts consider chocolate milk an effective (and affordable and enjoyable) option as a post-exercise recovery drink. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans drink three glasses of lowfat or fat free milk every ...

Bolivian rainforest study suggests feeding behavior in monkeys and humans have ancient, shared roots

...western societies. Our results suggest that an adjustment of the nutritional balance of diets as a means to manage human obesity might similarly be an option for mitigating obesity in captive primates. "Our findings are also interesting from an evolutionary point of view. Similarity in the regulatory pa...

Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

...ently than the energy rich distillation process necessary to produce ethanol. Schirmer says they are currently using sugar cane as a cost-effective option and estimates an 80 percent reduction in carbon footprint compared to petroleum-based fuels. "It is a bridge feedstock. Once second generation fee...

American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots

... that newborn screening blood spots should not be retained or used for anything more than the screening test, it is critical that individuals have the option of having their children's dried blood spots deposited in a national repository which will allow for necessary studies under appropriate privacy and c...

Treatment for extreme nausea, vomiting during pregnancy

...ation protocol, introduced by the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, appears effective in improving symptoms more quickly and provides a safer option than those previously available. The findings, which are good news for moms and babies, are published in a recent edition of the European Journal of ...

New and improved tomato analyzer

...that better explain the fruit shape. However, the Tomato Analyzer provides both methods in the same application, allowing the researcher to select the option that best suits the project's needs. A main objective of the study was to investigate the quantitative trait loci (QTL), which are parts of the gen...

A genomic CluE for cloud computing

...rnet - like the ones through Amazon, Google, and IBM," Pop said. "Our NSF grant will be used to find out if remote clusters of computers are a better option for DNA sequence analysis than local clusters of computers." Pop's goal is to develop the software required to analyze sequence data in parallel (o...

Springer and Japanese Society of Biorheology to work together

...iorheology on www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. In addition, all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model. Cross Reference Linking and Table of Content Alert services will be fully implem...

Allscripts Integrates Electronic Health Records with Innovative Patient Kiosk

...ary 17, 2009. Allscripts Patient Kiosk delivers real-time updates to Practice Management databases for patient billing information, including the option to make co-payments using a credit card. The system also seamlessly updates the patient's Allscripts Electronic Health Record, taking a picture to ver...

Free online toolkit provides standard measures for genome and population studies

...riven by the scientific community through the PhenX steering committee, working groups and surveys. Researchers using the toolkit will soon have an option to register on the secure PhenX Web site. Researchers who choose to register will be given a password-protected account that allows them to save the m...

Singapore researchers first to transform carbon dioxide into methanol

...of environmental pollution, global warming and increasing demands on diminishing fossil fuel resources, we hope to provide a viable alternative energy option for industry, and effective sequestration and conversion of carbon dioxide," said IBN Executive Director. Jackie Y. Ying, Ph.D. ...

Cloud computing brings cost of protein research down to Earth

...d ViPDAC (virtual proteomics data analysis cluster), to be used in combination with Amazon's inexpensive "cloud computing" service, which provides the option to rent processing time on its powerful servers; and free open-source software from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Mani...

Down to Earth carbon science: Briefing April 15 in DC

...ricultural and forested lands has generally been underappreciated in the carbon credit trading discussion.The science suggests that this is a feasible option and it is time for policy to be shaped by the science," said Dr. Paul Bertsch, Chair of the National Academies U.S. National Committee for Soil Scienc...

MDC researchers prevent virus induced myocarditis

...he disease process. This distinction is important in order to develop effective methods for future therapies of viral myocarditis. One therapeutic option could be to use CAR as a drug target and to block this receptor with a pharmacological agent. "However," Dr. Shi explained, "complete blockage of ...

UW-Madison study reveals new options for people with PKU

...eviating from this strict dietary regimen puts them at risk of developing permanent neurological damage. In the near future, fortunately, a better option may become available. In April, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will publish the second of two key papers showing that a uni...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

...ecting rainwater and purifying surface water. Each option has pros and cons, he said. Filtering arsenic f...ing less than $2 a day," Fendorf noted. Another option is to use a disinfectant to purify surface water c...lar Matt Polizzotto have proposed finding the best option on a village-by-village basis. Beginning March 24,...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

...." DARPA, which serves as the research and development wing of the U.S. Defense Department, awarded CellThera a one-year $570,000 contract, with an option to extend for a second year, to fund studies aimed at regenerating mammalian muscle tissue. CellThera, in turn, subcontracted with WPI for certain ele...

Review of probiotic trial research finds only Bifantis able to claim efficacy for IBS symptoms

...inical proof, packaging, and the quality and quantity of probiotics in a product. Bifantis is proven to fully meet these guidelines, making it a good option for those who want to build and maintain a natural defense against abdominal discomfort and episodic digestive upsets such as constipation, diarrhea, ...

ID Analytics Appoints Chief Information Officer

...ent and chief information officer at Accredited Home Lenders, and chief information officer and chief technology officer at H&R Block Mortgage and option One Mortgage. He started his career as a director of end-user computing at Plaza Home Mortgage. For more information about ID Analytics, please ...

U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Six-year Contract Worth Up to $72 Million for Advanced Display Systems Support

...will be managed out of Lockheed Martin's business in Eagan, Minn., and products will be delivered from the company's Virginia Beach, Va., location. If option years are exercised, the contract will continue until 2014. "We're honored that the U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin to provide Q-70 supply su...

Lancet study supports new, highly effective treatment for blood disorder

...ents suffering from a blood disorder that prevents proper clotting have the option of a new medication that may dramatically improve their health. There are e...ew study are very encouraging, and I believe this treatment is an effective option for all patients suffering from chronic ITP," says Dr. James Bussel, princi...

Highlights from the March editions of ESA journals

...urns and mechanical thinning increased the incidence of tree death from bark beetles and wood borers. Still, the authors emphasize that a no-treatment option is not sustainable in these fire-prone environments. They recommend caution and case-by-case assessments of best management practices for different f...
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