Especially Among Children, Prevention is Key to Halting Obesity Epidemic, President of American Dietetic Association Tells Congressional Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A focus on prevention of behaviors that lead to obesity and excess weight, as part of a national program of education, promotion, policy and legislation, offers the best opportunity to halt the country's obesity epidemic, particularly among children,...
Cholesterol-lowering Drug Effective at Halting Early Atherosclerosis
An international study using ultrasound technology has found that the most potent cholesterol-lowering drug is also effective at halting// early changes in the blood vessels that can lead to atherosclerosis.
“Rosuvastatin arrested the progression of thickened carotid arteries compared to a pl...
A New Drug for Halting Metastatic Kidney Cancer
A recent research reports the efficacy of a pharmaceutical drug named Sunitinib in halting
the progress of metastatic kidney cancer. A comparative study of interferon and// sunitinib treatments found that sunitinib is more efficient in halting
the progress of metastatic kidney cancer.
Anti-Retrovirals Capable of Halting Mental Illness in HIV Patients
Anti-retrovirals have always been a blessing for the HIV patients, but new research has shown that it is indeed a double blessing; ARV’s are capable of halting// the progress of mental illness, and can even reverse the damage.
It is well known that HIV-infection could lead to mental illness. N...
Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage
Researchers at Purdue University may have isolated the substance most responsible// for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could revolututionise treatments for a host of other neurodegenerative conditions.
A research team led by Riyi Shi (REE-yee SHEE) ...
Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection
...s for chronic conditions.
At extremely high levels, tamoxifen slashed yeast levels by 150-fold, causing most fungus cells to break up and die while halting
surviving cells from progressing into a disease-causing state, their study found.
"It's still early, but if tamoxifen, or molecules like it, turns...
Shifting Scientific, Health Priorities and Global Economic Downturn Impact Investment in HIV Prevention R&D
...ed for new HIV prevention options will not change."
Levels of funding in 2008 reflected key shifts in the HIV prevention research field. The halting
in late 2007 of the Step and Phambili vaccine trials, which were testing a candidate vaccine developed by Merck, ended one of the only pharmaceutical ...
Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients
... People with serious muscle aches showed muscle fiber damage even after halting
drugs, researchers say
MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, medications widely used to lower cholesterol, may cause structural dama...
Judge Rules on SEIU Lawsuit
... Home Care Consumers and Workers Jubilant Over Order halting
July 1st Wage Cut
OAKLAND, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home care consumers and workers reacted jubilantly Thursday evening upon h...
House Subcommittee Markup Leaves Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in Crisis
...he U.S. has ever been.
Without the U.S. doing its part...
It is likely there will be no new Global Fund funding in 2010 - abruptly halting
country plans to avert millions of deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The current 2009 9th funding Round will be billions short. Appli...
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IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus
...ns for any given HIV genetic variant. EuResist is a powerful online system that helps doctors choose the treatment with the highest probability of halting
virus replication and impairing evolution of drug resistance.
Although there have been tremendous leaps and bounds in the management of the viru...
Virtual Colonoscopies Show Value for Some Patients, But Polyps Will Be Missed
...ETING, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The value of CT colonography, also called virtual colonoscopy, is under debate as Medicare considers halting
coverage of these procedures as a diagnostic method for detecting colorectal cancer and precancerous growths. Research findings from meta-analyses per...
New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide
... uncharted, we have good reason to carry on with hope. A comprehensive HIV prevention strategy that includes microbicides is the world's best hope for halting
the disease's spread.
For more information on the BufferGel and PRO2000 trial, visit: http://www.mtnstopshiv.org/
About IPM: IPM is a n...
ATL/TV1102 Trial Results Presented at World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
...ple, the CNS in MS, and the lung airways in asthma. The inhibition of
VLA-4 may prevent white blood cells from entering sites of inflammation,
progression of the disease. VLA-4 is a clinically validated
target in the treatment of MS. Antisense inhibition of VLA-4 has
demonstrated positive eff...
VIRxSYS to Host a Web Conference to Announce Clinical Trial Update
MA, USA) February 2008
Results demonstrating the slowing and possible halting
replication in humans were presented from the Phase II trial of VRX4...HIV replication,
preventing the massive destruction of CD4 T cells and also halting
subsequent slow destruction of the immune system by HIV.
Cerenis Therapeutics Completes Phase I Clinical Trial of CER-002 for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
...al for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. In
preclinical models, CER-002 has demonstrated strong efficacy in elevating
HDL and in halting
the progression of atherosclerosis. It was selected for
clinical development from a series of small molecule compounds available to
Cerenis through a ...
Wayne State University and Oakwood Partner in New Device to Combat Congestive Heart Failure
...od Healthcare System. Dr. Jahania performed the
"More research is needed, but the HeartNet appears to offer the
possibility of not only halting
but potentially reversing congestive heart
failure," Dr. Mentzer said. "The implant could reduce the need for heart
transplants among some patients."
Immtech Announces Interim Analysis in Phase III African Sleeping Sickness Trial
...end discontinuing a
trial if they observe any significant safety or efficacy problems for the
test drug. The Charter also allows the DSMB to recommend halting
if enrollment is inadequate to complete the trial in a timely manner. About Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is...
Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacteria's Armor
... three classes of bactericidal antibiotics are used to target
different bacterial functions: inhibiting DNA replication; blocking
protein-building; or halting
construction of cell walls. Research from the
laboratory of Professor James Collins found the three classes more alike
than anyone realized, and the c...
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents SNS-314 Aurora Kinase Inhibitor
Data Showing Broad Anti-Tumor Activity, Dosing Flexibility
...ntiate its anti-tumor effects from effects on
other proliferating tissues.
Discovered by Sunesis, SNS-314 is targeted to inhibit Aurora
kinases thus halting
cell division at the mitotic phase of the cell
cycle and blocking the uncontrolled cellular proliferation
associated with tumor growth. Aurora kinases...
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..... folic acid can cause a cascading histamine reaction... Histamine is a biogenic amine chemical involved in local immune responses as ... halting
Histamine Action Means Hallelujah For Hay Fever Sufferers (May 7, 2006) ... Histamine , also histamine phosphate, an amine beta-imidazolyl-et...
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Profound immune system discovery opens door to halting destruction of lupus
(New York, NY) A researcher funded by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) has discovered an entirely new and powerful molecular switch that controls the inflammatory response of the immune system. The major finding, reported in the December 14th issue of the journal Cell, means that new methods can...
Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) researchers led by Lin He, Xingyue He, and Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator (HHMI) Greg Hannon have identified a family of micro RNAs (miRNAs) that enable a critical tumor suppressor network, called the p53 pathway, to...
Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage
Purdue University researchers may have isolated the substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could also improve treatments for a host of other neurodegenerative conditions.
A research team led by Riyi Shi (REE-yee SHEE) has found t...
Study reveals a reprogrammed role for the androgen receptor
...witch for prostate cancer cell growth and division is a master of adaptability. When drug therapy deprives the receptor of androgen hormones, thereby halting
cell proliferation, the receptor manages to find an alternate growth route. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ohio State University scie...
Improved air quality during Beijing Olympics could inform pollution-curbing policies
...ive on certain days based on their license plate numbers. As a result, close to 2 million vehicles were pulled from the roads. Other mandates involved halting
construction and decreasing the use of coal in favor of natural gas for electricity.
In 2007 and 2008, the researchers collected air quality data f...
Newly discovered reactions from an old drug may lead to new antibiotics
...in selenoproteins. Since certain bacteria, such as C. difficile, require selenoproteins for energy metabolism, the drug acts as a potent antimicrobial halting
the growth of the bacteria.
The initial studies with C. difficile led to studies with T. denticola, known for several years to require selenium fo...
Rett Syndrome Research Trust advisor makes significant discovery
...l's sharp insights have given the scientific community an entirely new way to think about treating Rett Syndrome. One could envision a scenario where halting
the secretion of this potential toxic factor could restore health, in particular to the MECP2 positive neurons, which could bring about amelioration o...
The Burnham Buzz, February 2009
...ged DNA or a replication error is identified, Ddk acts as a quality control protein and stops replication at the S-phase checkpoint of the cell cycle. halting
the cell cycle at the S-phase allows for DNA repair enzymes to repair the damaged DNA. Once the DNA damage has been repaired, Ddk re-initiates replica...
Cancer-causing gene discovery suggests new therapies
...bution of genetic material between daughter cells during cell division."
The findings are a positive step, he emphasizes, because they suggest that halting
Myc's action on protein production with targeted therapies could prevent harmful genetic changes in cells that lead to cancer progression.
New type of vaccines deliver stronger and faster immune response
...rotection was achieved in less than 3 days after a single vaccination. This could have significant implications for the handling of epidemics, quickly halting
infection rates and preventing major outbreaks.
The Scandinavian company Novo A/S and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have such faith in the new te...
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Cepheid Announces New Diagnostic Technology to Aid World Efforts in Halting the Spread of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB)
SUNNYVALE, Calif. March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced details of technology expected to revolutionize the speed of diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) and the resistance to common drug treatment for the disease.
The new test techn...
Video shows nanotube spins as it grows
... growth of carbon nanotubes reveals they rotate as they grow, much like the halting
motion of a mechanical clock's second hand. Published online this month by ...video showed that the rotation proceeded in discrete steps -- much like the halting
motion of the second hand on a mechanical clock -- with about 24 steps per ...
Par Pharmaceutical Halts Shipment of Budesonide Inhalation Suspension
... the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey last night granted AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals' motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) halting
sales of Teva's generic Pulmicort Respules(R) (budesonide inhaled solution). In conjunction with the Court's Order against Teva, AstraZeneca agreed a...
Health Experts Call for New Strategies to Combat Alarming Rise in Diabetes
...eptember 25 /PRNewswire/ --
- Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Launched as New Research
Suggests Improved Patient Education May Play Key Role in halting
Disease in the EMEA Region
Experts have predicted that by 2025, the number of people with diabetes
will have increased by 20 per cent wit...
Repligen Receives Research Grants to Support Friedreich's Ataxia Development Program
...otein can be increased in tissue samples and animal models by a
family of compounds, suggesting the potential utility of these compounds in
slowing or halting
In April 2007, Repligen established a development program for
Friedreich's ataxia. Over the past year, the Company has made sig...
Vasogen Announces Second Quarter 2008 Results
...securing and maintaining corporate
alliances, the need for additional capital and the effect of capital market
conditions and other factors, including halting
development of the Celacade
System and VP series of drugs, on capital availability, the potential
dilutive effects of any financing and other risks de...
China Clean Energy Updates Business Outlook
...tive markets for its specialty chemical products and that it
continues to evaluate options that would allow it to resume biodiesel
biodiesel production in March 2008, the Company has been
seeking alternative markets in China for its specialty chemical products,
including selling s...
Novel compound may treat acute diarrhea
...n. One molecule of toxin can produce millions of molecules of water."
Their strategy is to stop the signal amplification process early on, thereby halting
enterotoxigenic diarrhea, said co-author Byung-Kwon Choi, Ph.D., a research fellow at the IMM.
"Various bacterial toxins are responsible for increa...
UCSF and YouTube Launch Channel Dedicated to Educating the Public About Neurodegenerative Diseases
...ately diagnosed, and patients can get into clinical trials sooner. We
believe that early intervention with novel therapies will be key to
stalling and halting
The YouTube collaboration was inspired by the "Fight for Mike," an
initiative by Silicon Valley leaders to save the life of former
Lilly Announces Termination of AIR Insulin Program
...most in mind, it would not be consistent with our medical
principles to continue the clinical trials. As a result, we are now
beginning the process of halting
our ongoing clinical studies and
transitioning the AIR Insulin patients in these studies to other
appropriate therapies. We wish to reassure patients ...
halting in Biological Dictionary
...n chromosome IV in the salivary glands of ... The transcription units in these Balbiani rings generate 75S RNA molecules ... In addition to halting
transcription within the E1A unit , the insertion of the ... The EIB transcription unit was the only early gene affected, and complementat...