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2008 NAC Kids Olympics Celebrates the Achievements and Persevering Spirits of Hundreds of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Riverbank State Park

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2008, New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based child welfare agency exclusively serving children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, will hold its 3rd Annual NAC Kids Olympics at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhat...

Treatment with NAC is associated with better outcomes for children with liver failure

A new retrospective study on the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on children with acute liver failure not caused by acetaminophen poisoning has found that the treatment was associated with a shorter hospital stay, higher incidence of liver recovery, and better survival after transplantation. The...

Scripps Research Institute and IAVI launch world's first dedicated HIV neutralizing antibody center

...Antibody Consortium or NAC. The center and broader nac will collaborate closely with many levels of IAVI'...m. For example, leading concepts identified by the nac scientists will be rapidly translated into clinica...ies associated with the NAC." IAVI created the nac six years ago to address a neglected area of AIDS ...

New study finds that add-on therapy improves depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder

...r usual treatment. Over the 24 weeks of the study, nac was well tolerated, and induced a marked and signi...er. Therefore, we studied the potential benefit of nac treatment in bipolar disorder and found that it im...comments: "The preliminary evidence of efficacy of nac is very interesting. This study might suggest a n...

Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

...rs found that including the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the mice's water supply, though, greatly decreased their sensitivity to heat stress. nac is being tested in clinical trials involving patients with cystic fibrosis, where disease creates free radicals that severely damage lung tissue. ...

JCI table of contents: Sept. 4, 2007

...e). This surprising observation raises questions about the long-term use of nac in humans and provides researchers with a new mouse model of pulmonary hype...nying commentary, further studies are required to determine whether chronic nac therapy causes similar problems in humans. TITLE: S-nitrosothiols sign...

Malawi Targets 150,000 People With AIDS Drugs

...of December when we launch a massive scale-up of the drugs" from September, nac chief Biziwick Mwale told AFP. The increase would be underwritten b...mpediment to the roll-out programme was the shortage of health workers, the nac chief added. Malawi, with a population of 12 million, has only 150 ...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

... 16,000 are children aged below 14 years. More than 55 percent of 180,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS, the statement said. The nac and the UN have been collaborating closely with religious leaders and faith-based organisations to respond to the HIV epidemic, it said. ...

A herbal drug addiction releiver

...er treatment, the cocaine-addicted rats exposed to nac were significantly less likely to seek out cocaine than those without NAC. Those treated with nac ceased to actively seek cocaine, but showed normal...iors. What followed was the second phase where nac treatment was investigated in a small inpatient st...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

...izes free radicals but also bolsters the ear's own antioxidant defenses. In the upcoming federally funded experiment with the Marines, half will get nac in their flavored drink and the other half won't. Then researchers will see if the first group fares better. Some experts are cautious about the an...

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NAC in Biological News

AGU Journal Highlights -- March 19, 2008

... of the Gulf Stream is called the North Atlantic Current (NAC). At 51N, the nac abruptly turns east from Newfoundland, broadens, and slows down. Noting that at this turning point the nac sheds anticyclonic eddies every few months, Woityra and Rossby analyze 10 y...
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