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Alzheimer's Disease Progresses Rapidly In Highly Educated

A recent study has now found that educated people could face increased risk from Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common cause of dementia in old people. // Although Alzheimer's tends to be associated with a later age of onset among the educated, it progresses more rapidly. In other wor...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

...s (HIV-1 and HIV-2). More than 40 species of African monkeys are infected in the wild with SIVs. Yet, virtually none with the exception of chimpanzees progresses to HIV/AIDS or gets sick. Evolution has enabled them to adapt to SIVs and co-exist peacefully with chronic infection. "Nature is giving us a messag...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...rcent) as potential signs of a vision impairment. "It is especially important to monitor the signs and symptoms of vision problems as a student progresses in school," said Dr. Earley. "If a child's vision is impaired, increasing visual demands such as smaller print in textbooks or additional homework can...

Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy

... Both cetuximab (Erbitux) and erlotinib (Tarceva) inhibit the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the assumption has been that once a patient progresses on one EGFR inhibitor they will not respond to another EGFR inhibitor. The new data suggests that may not be the case. "Just because a patient rece...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...ances -- in the inner walls of the arteries.(4) Elevated cholesterol and other risk factors can contribute to the disease(5) and for many, the disease progresses silently, with no visible signs or symptoms.(4) Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of coronary heart disease (CHD), which affects more than 16.8 mil...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

...pots. When caught early, steroid injections are used to reduce the inflammation thereby minimizing hyperpigmentation. However, if the condition progresses before it can be treated and dark spots appear, Dr. Breadon explained that the triple cream topical medication, mild or systemic steroids, or lasers c...

Biomarkers May Predict Alzheimer's

...cy of these tests in predicting Alzheimer's. "There have been a number of smaller reports that Aβ falls and P-tau rises as the clinical course progresses from aging to mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's," Gandy said. "The sensitivities and specificities of these smaller studies have varied widely....

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. to Present at 2009 Cystinosis Research Network Family Conference

...fruition include that Raptor may be unsuccessful in developing any products or acquiring products; that Raptor's technology may not be validated as it progresses further and its methods may not be accepted by the scientific community; that Raptor is unable to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is e...

Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available

... the field or who are in training, as it provides a continuum of the recent innovations in the procedure and is a good example of how medical research progresses over time," added Spies, professor of radiology and chair of the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. ...

Excess Weight Speeds Up Osteoarthritis

...erweight or obese can cause rapid deterioration of the cartilage in the knee, leading to osteoarthritis, researchers report. Osteoarthritis usually progresses slowly, but some patients experience a more rapid progression. This is the first study to connect obesity with fast progression of the disease and car...
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PDS Biotechnology Corporation Progresses Development of Nanotechnology Cancer Therapies

CINCINNATI, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation today announced that the company has been selected as a collaborator of the US National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) to complete preclinical development of Versamune(TM)-HPV prior to filing of the ...

Pieris Progresses Development of its Proprietary Biotherapeutics Platform: Successful Demonstration of Dual Targeting With Duocalin(R) Technology

FREISING-WEIHENSTEPHAN, Germany, June 21, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Pieris AG, a bio-pharmaceutical company developing Anticalins(R), a novel class of targeted human protein therapeutics, announced today that its proprietary Duocalin(R) technology has successfully demonstrated dual targeting potential....

Pieris Progresses Proprietary Asthma Program: Validation of Pulmonary Delivery of Anticalin-Based Protein Product Candidate

FREISING-WEIHENSTEPHAN, Germany, July 10, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Pieris AG, a bio-pharmaceutical company developing Anticalins(R), a novel class of targeted human protein therapeutics, today announced significant progress in validating novel, effective products for the potential treatment of asthma....

Enrollment in Delcath's Pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trial Achieves Seventy-Five Percent Accrual

... of the two study arms. Following guidelines established by U.S. Food and Drug Administration under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA), when disease progresses in patients enrolled in the best alternative care arm of the trial, they are permitted to "cross over" and receive treatment with the Delcath System. ...

Celladon Corporation Announces Presentation of First-in-Human Gene Transfer to Treat Heart Failure at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy

...mans with numerous applications." While conventional drug therapies have improved survival of patients with congestive heart failure, the disease progresses relentlessly, resulting in more than 300,000 deaths each year, 6.5 million annual hospital days and an estimated $35 billion in direct and indirect he...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications

...orking capital; that Raptor may be unsuccessful in developing any products or acquiring products; that Raptor's technology may not be validated as it progresses further and its methods may not be accepted by the scientific community; that Raptor is unable to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is e...

Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers

...y faculty. Only 50 to 60 cases of PPB are diagnosed each year around the world. Most children with PPB are under five years of age. The cancer progresses from air-filled lung cysts in the early stage to solid lung tumors in later stages. If detected in the earliest stage, 90 percent of patients appear t...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Patrice P. Rioux as Chief Medical Officer

...fruition include that Raptor may be unsuccessful in developing any products or acquiring products; that Raptor's technology may not be validated as it progresses further and its methods may not be accepted by the scientific community; that Raptor is unable to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is e...

Amicus Therapeutics Suspends Enrollment for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of AT2220 for Pompe Disease

...terogeneous in the age of onset, the extent of organ involvement, and the rate of progression. The early onset form of the disease is the most severe, progresses most rapidly, and is characterized by musculoskeletal, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cardiac symptoms that usually lead to death from cardio-respir...

Blood Testing Identifies Abnormal Cells Up to Six Years Prior to Leukemia Diagnosis

...ing cancer research," said Surya N. Mohapatra, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics. CLL is a blood cancer that usually progresses slowly over many years. In this disease, abnormal white blood cells called B-cells accumulate in the blood and the bone marrow. The lymph nodes, splee...
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Spinal cord abscess

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Retinitis

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Male pattern baldness

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Study reveals a reprogrammed role for the androgen receptor

...re a natural pause in the division process, becomes especially active, the researchers report. This pause, or "checkpoint," ensures that cell division progresses normally; without it, daughter cells may grow even more aggressively and be harder to stop. "The evolution of prostate cancer from an androgen-dep...

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested based on Hebrew University research

...s disease, in which acetylcholine levels decrease. Indeed, these carriers tend to develop the disease later than others, but when that happens, it progresses more rapidly and does not respond to medication. Therefore, the bottom line is that carriers of the mutated gene have a greater risk than others for d...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... the field or who are in training, as it provides a continuum of the recent innovations in the procedure and is a good example of how medical research progresses over time," added Spies, professor of radiology and chair of the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. ...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

... because of the dedication of our patients and their families, we are getting closer to some answers." For most patients, the lung-scarring disease progresses gradually and lung function slowly deteriorates. But there is neither a cure nor effective treatment, so median survival is about three years. For unk...

UTSA wins San Antonio Area Foundation grant to further chlamydia research

...ge group test positive for the infection. However, experts believe even more chlamydia cases exist than are reported, because the disease generally progresses without exhibiting noticeable symptoms. Left untreated, chlamydia infections can do severe damage in women, causing ectopic pregnancies, pelvic infla...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

...carotenoids, rich antioxidants which are found in fruit and vegetables, could prevent progression to the more serious late AMD. When the eye disease progresses to late AMD patients are unable to read, watch television or recognise people's faces as they only have peripheral vision, not central vision. Profe...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

... human and ape relationships, and there's no doubt their conclusions will be challenged. But I hope it will be done in a constructive way, for science progresses by asking questions and testing results." Schwartz and Grehan contend in the Journal of Biogeography that the clear physical similarities between...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... of the disease that affects 1 in 3,500 boys. It is an X-linked recessive genetic disease with onset of symptoms in boys between 2 and 6 years old. It progresses rapidly, rendering patients wheelchair bound by 10 or 11 years old. Most patients die in their mid-late 20s. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment

...in animal models. In both HIV and SIV, the level of virus in the blood, or 'viral load', is important because when the viral load is high, the disease progresses and it depletes the patient's immune system. This eventually leads to the onset of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), where the patient canno...

Researchers describe protease inhibitor that may aid in diabetic retinopathy treatment

...iabetes. Approximately 20 to 30 percent of patients develop the advanced form. Those with type 2 diabetes are also at risk. Over time, the disease progresses to its advanced or proliferative stage, and fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina. However, these fragile vessels can hemorrhage easily, and...
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AIM-Quoted Verona Pharma Progresses Anti-Asthma Drug Studies

LONDON, November 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AIM-quoted drug discovery company Verona Pharma is pleased to announce another important step forward in the planned development of its anti-asthma and hay fever drug treatment. The Company's novel anti-asthmatic compound, RPL554, is now entering a...

Helix BioPharma to Present L-DOS47 Analytical Method Development Findings at 2009 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

...tical methods have been successfully developed to support the manufacture, release and subsequent stability testing of GMP batches of L-DOS47 as Helix progresses towards initiating clinical testing with the product. Accompanying Dr. Chao for the poster presentation will be Dr. Juan Davagnino, associate directo...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Doses First Patient in Phase 2b Clinical Trial of DR Cysteamine for Cystinosis

...development programs; Raptor may be unsuccessful in developing any products or acquiring products; that Raptor's technology may not be validated as it progresses further and its methods may not be accepted by the scientific community; that Raptor is unable to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is e...

Schering-Plough Announces Changes to its Global Collaboration with Novartis to Develop Combination Therapies for Asthma and COPD

...hat the disease is prevalent in 4 percent of the population in the USA, Europe and Japan, and that at least one in 15 smokers suffers from COPD. COPD progresses slowly and eventually leads to a largely irreversible loss of lung function. About ASMANEX ASMANEX is approved for the maintenance treatment ...

Novavax Announces Enrollment in the Second Phase II Study of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate

... Development of the seasonal influenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine progresses with study designed to select dose for Phase III efficacy trial ROCKVILLE, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

...stances -- in the inner walls of the arteries.(1) Elevated cholesterol and other risk factors can contribute to the disease, and for many, the disease progresses silently, with no visible signs or symptoms.(2) Athero is the leading cause of coronary heart disease (CHD), which affects more than 1.2 million Ameri...

Cell Therapeutics Exercises Its Option to Sell Interest in Zevalin Joint Venture to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals for $18 Million

...m the body. NHL can be broadly classified into two main forms - aggressive NHL, a rapidly spreading acute form of the disease, and indolent NHL, which progresses more slowly. According to the National Cancer Institute's SEER database there were nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. with NHL in 2004. The American C...

Enrollment in Delcath's Pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trial Reaches Halfway Point

... of the two study arms. Following guidelines established by U.S. Food and Drug Administration under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA), when disease progresses in patients enrolled in the best alternative care arm of the trial, they are permitted to "cross over" and receive treatment with the Delcath System. ...

Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) and R-Amphinase Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Cells

...ght infection, but it grows out of control and crowds out the healthy blood cells that can fight infection. While generally considered incurable, CLL progresses slowly in most cases. Determining when to start treatment and by what means is often difficult. In addition, several drugs are used to treat CLL, ho...

FDA Accepts Cell Therapeutics' Zevalin sBLA and Grants Priority Review

... the body. NHL can be broadly classified into two main forms -- aggressive NHL, a rapidly spreading acute form of the disease, and indolent NHL, which progresses more slowly. According to the National Cancer Institute's SEER database there were nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. with NHL in 2004. The American C...
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