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Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area

Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A loss of cells in the hippocampus area of the brain precedes Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. The research included 64 Alzheimer's patients, 44 people with mil...

Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients

Study found those who were more fit had larger brains MONDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women with early-stage Alzheimer's disease who were more physically fit also had larger brains compared to their counterparts in less stellar shape. The findings, though preliminary, m...

Stress the Main Cause of Brain Shrinkage in Old Age

Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that stress is a major cause of depression and Alzheimer's disease in old age// .They have identified an area of the brain which shrinks in old age resulting in depression and Alzheimer's disease. This discovery has paved a way to develop new treat...

High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage

Researchers say that high levels of the amino acid homocysteine may increase the risk of brain atrophy and blood vessel disease, researchers report. It is still too soon to be certain that lowering homocysteine levels will reduce the risk of Alzheimer's// and other types of dementia, but the approa...

Fox Chase finds all-biologic regimen efficacious and well-tolerated in elderly lung cancer patients

...e. The median age of the 14 evaluable patients is 78, with a range of 71 to 84 years. Four patients have had partial responses with demonstrable tumor shrinkage and three patients had stable disease by RECIST criteria. The combination appears safe and well tolerated in this patient population with the most ...

Delcath Systems to Host July 27th Conference Call to Update Investors on Recent Progress

...om studies treating cancer in the liver confirm that delivering more drug to the tumor site, and less to the other regions of the body, enhances tumor shrinkage with improved quality of life over systemic cancer therapies. PHP is currently undergoing testing in Phase III and Phase II clinical trials for a vari...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

...ly sampled in broad populations using conventional techniques. This is because the hippocampus has an irregular shape and undergoes varying degrees of shrinkage during aging and when affected by disease, such as Alzheimer's. Conventional analysis techniques rely on the ability to align images of each patient's...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

...nts to receive bevacizumab, treatment led to tumor shrinkage in nine, and six had 20 percent or greater reduction in tumor size. In those six patients, tumor shrinkage lasted from 11 to 16 months, longer than the four ... months. In one patient without significant tumor shrinkage or hearing improvement (he had lost all hearing pr...

Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

...o test bevacizumab in 10 NF2 patients with vestibular schwannomas. Tumor shrinkage occurred in nine patients, six of whom had a 20 percent or greater reduction in tumor size. The tumor shrinkage lasted between 11 and 16 months. Of the seven patients who had started to l...

Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity

...ntation of the study was the first presentation of this data and is the first study completed on U.S. soil specifically looking at the amount of liver shrinkage resulting from a two (2) week diet using high protein meal replacements in this patient population. The study was created by John Dixon, MBBS, PhD...
Shrinkage in Medical Technology

Clinical and Histopathological Results Using Pollogen's TriPollar(TM) Radio Frequency Technology Published in the June Issue of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy

...inal skin areas. An increase of 49% in dermal thickness due to neo collagen regeneration, focal thickening and remodeling of collagen fibers and focal shrinkage of fat cells were measured following the TriPollar(TM) treatments. Patient satisfaction was also measured and the study confirmed clear satisfa...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

...ted with everolimus experienced a 50% or greater reduction in tumor size. This 33% overall response rate (ORR) is defined as complete or partial tumor shrinkage (95% confidence interval: 26-41%). The median time to disease progression for all 145 patients was 4.3 months (95% CI; 3.6-5.9 months) and the median ...

CuraGen Updates CR011-vcMMAE Data at ASCO

...ved in 34 evaluable patients, and median duration of response of 5.3 months. The median overall progression-free survival (PFS) was 4.4 months. Tumor shrinkage was observed in 58% of patients, and 20 patients had best response of stable disease. Dermatologic adverse events consisting of rash, alopecia, and pr...

Encouraging First Data on New Targeted Treatment for Patients With Melanoma - the Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

... of at least six months without their disease getting worse and experienced shrinkage of their tumours; this included patients where the cancer had spread to the...ultimately, for treatment with PLX4032. "PLX4032 has shown both tumour shrinkage and delay in tumour progression in patients whose tumours harbour a BRAF mu...

Video: Phase III Study Data With Vandetanib (Zactima(TM)) in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology

...nd ZEAL studies showed that the addition of vandetanib to chemotherapy significantly improved objective response rate, which is a measurement of tumor shrinkage (ZODIAC: 17% vs. 10%, P<0.001; ZEAL: 19.1% vs. 7.9%, P<0.001), the studies also showed that adding vandetanib to chemotherapy resulted in a sign...

Cynosure Announces Presentation of Favorable Results from Post-Marketing Studies of Smartlipo MPX

... dual-wavelength Smartlipo MPX on the other. Skin shrinkage was evaluated through photographic imaging and mea...po MPX had a statistically significant higher skin shrinkage ratio than skin treated with liposuction only, Dr....ated, eight, or 89%, had an average of 54% greater shrinkage at three months on the Smartlipo MPX side than the...

CuraGen Announces Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase II Study Showing Clinical Activity of CR011-vcMMAE in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

...were reported in 3 patients, 2 ongoing, and an unconfirmed partial response in 1 patient. Nineteen patients had stable disease, 14 ongoing, with tumor shrinkage observed in 12 of these patients. "PFS is a clinically meaningful and important regulatory endpoint. The apparent prolongation in PFS of 4.5 months,...

Latest RAD001 Study Results Show Further Increase in Time Without Tumor Growth in Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer

...n a central review among patients evaluable for best percentage change in target lesions (223 and 107 in RAD001 and placebo arms, respectively), tumor shrinkage was observed in 50% of patients receiving RAD001 during the double-blind portion of the study vs. 8% of patients receiving placebo. Quality of life me...

RAD001 Combined with Sandostatin LAR(R) Depot and as Monotherapy Controls Growth of Rare Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

...ty of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Results from this trial show the promise of RAD001, with or without Sandostatin LAR Depot, to provide tumor shrinkage or stability and to extend time without disease progression in patients who currently have limited treatment options." The study explores the potent...

Preliminary Data from Ongoing Phase 1 Data of Investigational Anti-PD-1 Antibody Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

... patient with colorectal carcinoma who experienced a confirmed partial response that has been durable for more than 6 months. Tumor regressions (tumor shrinkage that did not meet the criteria for partial response) were also observed in four additional patients, including two patients with melanoma, one patient...
Shrinkage in Medical Products

ViewPoint CK System (Conductive Keratoplasty)

Description:...itical time necessary to bring about the localized shrinkage of the collagen fibers. Depth of procedure a.... Several studies have concluded that the depth of shrinkage determines the degree of corneal correction perman...tromal delivery of RF energy, CK produces collagen shrinkage that encompasses 80% of the corneal thickness. ...
Company:Refractec, Inc.

PROLENE Hernia System

Features:... pore sizes to support fast tissue in-growth and good capillary penetration. Less expensive than other mesh devices used in hernia repair. Minimal shrinkage as a result of scar tissue maturation; unlike the plug device which has been shown to lose up to 70% of its volume as a result of scar tissue maturati...
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

CEMEX System

Features:...r thermal necrosis. LESS SHRINKAGE: During polymerization, contraction or shrinkage of bone cement naturally occurs. Cemex's reduced monomer results in shrinkage that is two-thirds less than traditional bone cements. SIMPLICTY IN PREPA...
Company:Exactech, Inc.

CEMEX Genta

Features:...results in less heat, minimizing the potential for thermal necrosis. Less shrinkage - During polymerization, contraction, or "shrinkage", of bone cement naturally occurs. Cemex's reduced monomer results in shrinkage that is less than traditional bone cements. ...
Company:Exactech, Inc.

CEMEX Fast Set

Features:...results in less heat, minimizing the potential for thermal necrosis. Less shrinkage - During polymerization, contraction, or "shrinkage", of bone cement naturally occurs. Cemex's reduced monomer results in shrinkage that is less than traditional bone cements. ...
Company:Exactech, Inc.
Shrinkage in Biological News

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

...hese, sporadic cases of retaliatory killing from irate communities have been reported. Other important reasons of tiger population decline are habitat shrinkage and fragmentation due to human intervention, loss/decline of prey species. "The tiger numbers have increased in Chitwan but decreased in Bardia and...

New drug shows promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

...eness in mice with tumors derived from drug-resistant prostate cancer cells. "To our delight, we found that these compounds caused very dramatic shrinkage of tumors in the mice," Sawyers said. "While treating these animals with bicalutamide produced a modest effect on their tumors, the new drugs caused t...

New medications show promise in treating drug-resistant prostate cancer

...fectiveness in mice with tumors derived from drug-resistant prostate cancer cells. "To our delight, we found that these compounds caused very dramatic shrinkage of tumors in the mice," said Sawyers. "While treating these animals with bicalutamide produced a modest effect on their tumors, the new drugs caused t...

Scattered light rapidly detects tumor response to chemotherapy

...an be used to scan a large number of cells in a short time. "Now, oncologists typically judge if a chemotherapeutic agent is working by looking for shrinkage in the tumor using imaging techniques, such as MRI or PET, or pathological response at time of surgery" said Julie Ostrander, Duke molecular cancer bi...

2 new therapies show promise for cancer patients

...rate of metastasis, it can lead to scarring and disfigurement if left untreated. The trial results showed durable clinical benefit defined as tumor shrinkage visible on X-ray or other physical exam or improvement in symptoms without tumor growth was observed in eight out of the nine patients evaluated. ...

Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response

...re then compared to determine if the tumor has decreased in size. If there is no change, the disease is considered stable. A partial response is tumor shrinkage of more than 30 percent, while a total response is tumor elimination. We knew from our considerable experience with neoadjuvant therapy (treatment...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 2, 2008

...ed, TW undergoes surprisingly high shrinkage. This shrinkage makes it undesirable for use in sun decks and othe...e of this gel during drying likely caused TWs high shrinkage rate, the scientists say. The finding could lead to ways to reduce this shrinkage in order to make TW more usable for construction a...

A new radiation therapy treatment developed for head and neck cancer patients

...cer of the head-and-neck that had recurred locally after surgery and conventional radiation therapy. Ten out of the 12 patients had substantial tumour shrinkage following BNCT, and in 7 cases the tumour disappeared completely. Adverse effects of treatment were moderate and resembled those of conventional radia...

Tissue engineered scaffolding allows reproduction of cartilage tissue

... successful in tested mice as the study found these scaffolds to be a far more effective means of regenerating cartilage than traditional therapy. The shrinkage of cartilage that occurs frequently in other tissue engineering methods, and often renders the replacement tissue wrongly-sized for implantation, did ...

A fisheye view of the deadliest breast cancer

...eptor inhibitor called SU5416, and a protein kinase inhibitor called PP1. Analysis of compound and mock-treated animals revealed that SU5416 leads to shrinkage of tumor cells and tumor-induced vasculature, while PP1 mainly affects tumor cell survival. In all, the researchers were delighted with their bre...
Shrinkage in Biological Technology

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

... by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) including a patient with progressive breast cancer who experienced a PR (34% shrinkage in tumor volume); - Announced positive results of a U.K. Phase II REOLYSIN and radiation combination clinical trial. Of 14 eval...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

...treatment of NF2 is noteworthy for patients, especially following our recent findings that an angiogenesis inhibitor improved hearing and led to tumor shrinkage in some patients," said Scott R. Plotkin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at the Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology in the Massach...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators Present Positive Phase II Sarcoma Trial Results at ASCO Annual Meeting

...tter as measured by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) including a patient with progressive breast cancer who experienced a PR (34% shrinkage in tumor volume). All three posters will be available today on the Oncolytics website at www.oncolyticsbiotech.com About Oncolytics Biotech I...

The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...c over H1N1 flu ("swine flu"). As has been the case over the past six months, job seekers seem to be reacting to the news of layoffs and shrinkage in the industry by sitting tight and waiting for an upswing. No state saw a significant increase in the number of job seekers looking for new jobs; as...

The MedZilla Report: October 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...r the past twelve months. News was not all good, however; as in previous months, some health care jobs were cut. In October, the most notable shrinkage was in Minnesota and the Northeast, but even the health system that announced the largest number of employment cutbacks – Alina in Minneapolis &...

MIT reports finer lines for microchips

...ogies on the horizon that have the potential for alleviating these problems. These results demonstrate that there's still a lot of room left for scale shrinkage in optical lithography. We don't see any insurmountable roadblocks just yet." ...

Micromet Data Presented at the International AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference Support the Development of Adecatumumab (MT201) in Earlier Stage Cancer Disease Settings

...de a clear rationale for moving forward into early-stage cancer settings where the goal is prevention of disease re- occurrence rather than palliative shrinkage of large tumor bulk." All of the above cited abstracts can be viewed on the AACR website at http://www.aacr.org . About Micromet, Inc. (http://www...

FDA Approves IXEMPRA(TM) (ixabepilone), a Semi-Synthetic Analog of Epothilone B, for the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

...also have progressed during or after discontinuation of trastuzumab. The primary endpoint was objective response rate, which is an assessment of tumor shrinkage in response to treatment. Results determined by an independent radiology review (IRR) showed an objective partial response of 12.4% (95% CI, 6.9-19.9)...

First European IGRT School Takes Place for Radiotherapy Practitioners in UK

...linear accelerator, the On-Board Imager device produces high-resolution images of the tumor and tracks changes in tumor shape, size or position due to shrinkage or shifting over a multi-week course of treatment, and due to respiration. IGRT can improve the quality of all forms of radiotherapy, including conve...

Bar Codes Have a New Best Friend RFID

...anual scanning currently required to capture and track information. There are already some major corporations that are reducing human error, inventory shrinkage and warranty fraud by adopting RFID technology. However, in light of these new developments, some have been quick to predict the demise of bar codes. ...
Shrinkage in Biological Dictionary

Plasmolysis

...he cell is in a hypotonic solution... plasmolysis n. , pl. -ses ( ). shrinkage or contraction of the protoplasm away from the wall of a living plant or ...l & Plasmolysis . Salt Intake At A Movie Theatre ... 2. Plasmolysis : shrinkage of the protoplast or ... This phenomenon is called plasmolysis . ... P...
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