Download PDF January 11, 2017 at 7:52 AM Women who have had two or more unexplained miscarriages can benefit from natural progesterone treatment before pregnancy, a new a study shows. Progesterone has been used for infertility for more than 50 years because it helps stabilize the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. But the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 23, 2015 at 1:05 AM AstraZeneca today announced that the Phase 3 SUMIT study of selumetinib in combination with dacarbazine for the treatment of patients with metastatic uveal melanoma did not meet its primary endpoint of progression free survival. This combination therapy showed an adverse event profile generally consistent with current knowledge […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 11, 2017 at 5:57 AM Predisposition to cancer and cancer progression can result from gene mutations that cause elevated rates of genetic damage. Similarly, carcinogens, including some that are used in chemotherapy during cancer treatment, act by damaging the DNA. A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers insights into the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 1, 2005 at 5:54 AM A diuretic drug called bumetanide may serendipitously help treat seizures in newborns, which are difficult to control with existing anticonvulsants, according to a study in the November Nature Medicine. The study findings could lead to clinical trials of bumetanide in newborns, whose immature, rapidly-developing brains are especially […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 24, 2017 at 10:52 AM Diabetes can have several complications, including one common side effect: foot damage. Although some types are common, others are rarer. Among the lesser-known conditions is Charcot neuroarthropathy. “It is a rare foot condition that can cause significant deformity, disability and may lead to ulcerations and infections if […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 4, 2016 at 2:43 AM Children with disabilities–particularly those with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities and autism spectrum disorders–often are victims of bullying. However, very little research exists about how children with disabilities respond when they are bullied. A new study from the University of Missouri has found that children with disabilities are […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Lucy PiperMay 4, 2016 at 1:15 AM Diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA) in patients with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis does not necessarily mean irreversible brain damage, whereas progressive cerebellar atrophy may indicate a poor long-term prognosis, researchers report. DCA occurred in 33% of the patients and was usually reversible, note the researchers led […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 27, 2016 at 4:09 AM Duke Health researchers have identified a drug-like small molecule that, in animal experiments, appears to be an effective treatment for a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader-Willi syndrome is characterized by poor feeding, growth and weak muscles in infancy, followed by excessive eating, obesity and behavioral problems […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF January 19, 2013 at 2:13 AM Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency in adults who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of an […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 10, 2017 at 10:27 PM Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave. Like others in the Byzantine era graveyard, the woman’s bones […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab)February 5, 2016 at 6:14 AM Up until now, what was the muscle weakness observed in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy thought to be caused by? For twenty years, it has been understood that dystrophin is expressed in differentiated muscle fibers where it is part of a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 6, 2017 at 10:13 AM Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic cells. The finding also has implications for treating other types of cancer. Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) primarily strikes newborns and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 21, 2006 at 4:25 PM A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide can reverse the molecular, cellular, and behavioral effects of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in mice, according to a study by physician-scientists at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The study, published in today’s journal PLoS Medicine, suggests that nicotinamide may […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM What: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy (especially during the third trimester of pregnancy). It is defined as carbohydrate intolerance, which is the inability of the body to adequately process carbohydrates (sugars […]Continue Reading ...
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