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Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice

They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say certain tumors in mice have shrunk or disappeared after the animals were injected with genetically engineered immune system cells that target a protein found in certain human can...

Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers continue to test the mettle of breakthrough breast cancer drugs, three decades after tamoxifen changed the medical landscape by drastically reducing the...

Drug/radiation combo may help shrink established tumors

Researchers may be closer to understanding why anti-cancer drugs such as Ipilimumab, which boost the tumor-killing power of immune cells, haven't fared well in clinical trials. The new study, which describes a way to enhance the ability of these drugs to shrink well-established tumors, will be pub...

Beta Blocker May Shrink Infant Hemangiomas

Blood pressure drug reduced color, size of disfiguring vessel growths, researcher says WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a blood pressure medication can shrink abnormal and sometimes disfiguring growths of blood vessels in infants known as hemangiomas. ...

Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain

Drug can affect memory and result in early psychotic symptoms, researchers say MONDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- People who use marijuana for a long time can develop abnormalities in their brains, Australian researchers report. Although growing literature suggests that long-term ma...

Football Can Shrink Players

Spinal compression, equipment weight makes for temporary height loss, study says FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Repetitive blocking and the weight of helmets and pads may compress the spine enough to result in a temporary loss of height for some football players, a new study finds....

Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Shrink

Recent survey finds 3.3 percent of children aged 2 to 19 are below normal weight WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The number of underweight children aged 2 to 19 in the United States decreased from 5.1 percent in 1971-1974 to 3.3 percent in 2003-2006, says a U.S. government study...

Reactivated Genes Cause Tumors to Shrink (or) Disappear

Many cancers arise due to defects in genes that normally suppress tumor growth. Now, for the first time, //MIT researchers have shown that re-activating one of those genes in mice can cause tumors to shrink or disappear. The study offers evidence that the tumor suppressor gene p53 is a promis...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

...you can get the tumor to shrink, but the gold standard is to make the tumor shrink or disappear and not come back. It appears that we've found a way to do tha...ting heat. If enough heat is conducted, tumor cells near the tubes begin to shrink and die. Using a mouse model, researchers injected kidney tumors with d...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

...Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology in the MGH Cancer Center, lead author of the NEJM paper. "Our study is the first to provide evidence that a drug can shrink vestibular schwannomas benign tumors on the balance and hearing nerves and the first to show that patients' hearing can be improved." NF2 is an i...

Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

... is an anti-cancer drug designed to reduce blood flow to tumors in order to shrink them. But the drug wasn't used on acoustic neuromas because it was believed...a news release. "Our study is the first to provide evidence that a drug can shrink vestibular schwannomas…and the first to show that patients' hearing ca...

U-M study finds voice box can be preserved, even with the largest cancers

...irty-six people with T4 disease were enrolled in the two studies. Eighty-one percent responded to the induction chemotherapy and many saw their tumors shrink completely. After three years, 78 percent of the T4 study participants were still alive, and 58 percent still had an intact larynx. Results of the ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

...s a biomarker for tumors that can be effectively treated with the chemotherapy drug rapamycin: tumors with a high level of the protein are more apt to shrink in response to the drug than those with low levels. The study began with an observation made years ago that a section of chromosome 5p13 is often d...

Promising Therapy for Prostate Cancer

...me patient." Ipilimumab is an antibody that appears to greatly magnify the cancer-killing action of androgen ablation, a hormone therapy that helps shrink prostate cancer by eliminating testosterone from the body. Following the additional treatment, the patients showed steady decreases in their prostate-...

Mayo researchers: Dramatic outcomes in prostate cancer study

...lled MDX-010 or ipilimumab. In these two cases, physicians say the approach initiated the death of a majority of cancer cells and caused the tumors to shrink dramatically, allowing surgery. In both cases, the aggressive tumors had grown well beyond the prostate into the abdominal areas. "The goal of the ...

A Milestone of Opportunity for VNUS Medical Technologies

... of the company's most significant milestones include: 1995: Company founded, development of catheters using RF energy to controllably shrink veins January 1998: First Closure procedure performed March 1999: FDA clearance of the VNUS Closure catheter and radiofrequency genera...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

...oa reported that for patients battling rectal cancer, adding another chemotherapy regimen to the standard radiation-plus-chemotherapy protocol did not shrink the tumor any further, although some initial data suggested that it may reduce the spread of the cancer. More information There's more on di...

Small molecule inhibitor shows promise in trastuzumab-resistant metastatic breast cancer

... breast cancer who have progressed on previous trastuzumab based therapies. More than one-quarter of the women in a phase I/II trial had their tumors shrink on the combination therapy. "I think this is very promising. Neratinib induces clinically meaningful responses," says Ramona Swaby, M.D., a medica...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Triple Drug Combination is Promising Option to Treat Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer

...only used regimens. "It is very difficult to treat cancer that has spread, but we believe that combining treatments together is important to help shrink tumors that are rapidly growing," he says. He adds that 80 percent of the patients who showed benefit had been treated with other chemotherapy dr...

Triple drug combination is promising option to treat metastatic HER2+ breast cancer

...monly used regimens. "It is very difficult to treat cancer that has spread, but we believe that combining treatments together is important to help shrink tumors that are rapidly growing," he says. He adds that 80 percent of the patients who showed benefit had been treated with other chemotherapy drugs...

Cynosure Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2009

...ing studies of Cynosure's Smartlipo MPX(TM) laser lipolysis workstation. The studies demonstrated the ability of the Smartlipo MPX to tighten skin and shrink skin tissue more efficaciously than skin treated with liposuction alone. At the American Academy of Dermatology's 67t...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

... higher front-end selling margins resulting from an improved mix of higher margin categories inclusive of private label products and reduced inventory shrink losses. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales decreased slightly to 27.5% from 27.6% in the previous year and refl...

Emerging Markets for Diagnostic Imaging Systems Hurt by Economic Crisis

... Revenues from CT and MRI scanner sales in Russia, Brazil, and India will shrink by almost 15% in 2009, according to Millennium Research Group WALTHA...ed revenues from CT and MRI scanner sales in Brazil, India, and Russia will shrink by almost 15% in 2009. The current economic downturn has resulted in...

New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective

...t ventricular reconstruction is not effective. "Enlarged hearts don't function as well as small ones, so cardiologists thought that a procedure to shrink the main heart chamber would help," said Dr. Byron Lee, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. "Howeve...

NeuroFocus Launches NGame; New Suite of Neuromarketing Products and Services for the Videogame Industry Elite

...ull range of game development, from concept to release to sequels. NGame enables developers to: shortcut investment risks shrink margins of error reduce revision times accelerate time-to-market amp player enjoyment create franchises ...

Khloe Kardashian Receives Body Contouring VelaShape(TM) Treatment Before Photo Shoot

... VelaShape, developed by Syneron(TM) Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS ), tightens and tones flabby skin through heat, vacuum and massage to reduce or shrink the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. In four to six treatments, each spaced one week apart, the non-invasive VelaShape dramatically imp...

Stress may cause the brain to become disconnected

...ect the loss of nerve cells. More recent research by Bruce McEwen and colleagues at Rockefeller University indicates that stress can cause neurons to shrink or retract their connections. This could be critically important to the ability of these neurons to work together in highly inter-connected networks. ...

Kennedy Group Applies Its Packaging Expertise to Reusable Labeling in Handling Biomedical Waste Disposal

...e than 30 years of experience, The Kennedy Group provides a variety of groundbreaking innovations in pressure-sensitive, promotional and roll-fed/ROSO shrink film packaging solutions that create unique shelf appeal and powerful branding solutions. Its customers are leading consumer and industrial marketing ...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results

...improved front-end selling margins and reductions in the level of inventory shrink losses. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net...igher rates of generic utilization and reductions in the level of inventory shrink losses. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of tot...

Singapore Premier Women's Hospital Offers Contactless Surgery for Uterine Fibroids

...nded to women with menopause. "There is no longer a need for treatment post-menopause because without hormonal stimulation, the fibroids will shrink on their own," says Dr Ong. About KK Women's and Children's Hospital            &...

A better mesh: Researchers 'tighten' body's protective coating

...ns researchers have discovered a way to chemically shrink the holes in the mucus layer's netting so that it ...ogy (INBT). "The question we asked was, 'Can we shrink the size of the holes in the human mucus barrier t...ron and as small as 100 nanometers in size. To shrink the holes in the network's mesh, the researchers u...

New Hair Loss Treatment with BOTOX

...t to his patients. It is important to realize that baldness is not a medical disorder; it is a condition by which hair follicles under the scalp shrink to the point where they no longer generate replacement follicles. Since each follicle typically regenerates every 2-6 years, baldness is a slow but co...

Total Health Center Using New Hgh Product to Destroy Fat Cells

...iminary results to the public. Male and Female body fat percentage is calculated by multiplying the number of fat cells by the size of each cell. shrink fat cells to the smallest size possible is the goal of most diets. But dieting only addresses one side of the body fat equation. The number of adipose...

Targeting Cancer's Own Stem Cells to Fight Recurrence

...relapse, and long-term survival in high-risk cases is less than 50 percent. "The cancer often responds to chemotherapy and more often than not will shrink but too often it comes back," explained Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, an associate professor of oncology and pediatrics at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive...

CeloNova BioSciences Receives FDA Market Approval for Embozene(TM) Color-Advanced Microspheres Embolization Platform

...ovides accurate and complete vessel occlusion. Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure used to control or prevent abnormal bleeding, to shrink tumors by blocking the blood vessels that supply them, and to block off blood vessel malformations. Physicians use enhanced imaging techniques to visu...

Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own

...f the Archives of Internal Medicine . Cancer experts have long suspected that some cancers may grow and then, for reasons that are unclear, simply shrink again and disappear. The new breast cancer trial appears to support that notion. The study took advantage of the fact that new biennial (once every...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

...le sales mix of higher margin products, increased pharmacy margins due to higher rates of generic utilization and reductions in the level of inventory shrink losses. Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net sales was 27.3% compared to 27.0% in the previous year and was adversely i...

Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

...eath from any cause linked to androgen-deprivation therapy. Such treatment is sometimes given before radiation treatment to lower male hormone levels, shrink the prostate, and retard cancer growth. Brachytherapy itself involves the insertion of small radioactive seeds into the prostate to destroy cancer cel...

AMN Healthcare, OGPI Endorse AcademyHealth's Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses

...ing today," she added. Today, the United States is short about 120,000 nurses and that number is rising. Recruitment of foreign-trained nurses helps shrink that number, but has not closed the gap. "There are concerns that a rapid increase in international recruiting creates opportunities for unethical b...

Nanomedical approach targets multiple cancer genes, shrinks tumors more effectively

...ch provides an accurate picture of how the drug is acting," said Robertson. Mice with melanoma that underwent the same treatment had their tumors shrink by nearly 30 percent when only the mutant B-Raf was targeted. There was no difference in the development of melanoma when the Akt3 gene alone was targ...
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