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Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

Toward new drugs that turn genes on and off
Scientists in Michigan and California are reporting an advance toward development of a new generation of drugs that treat disease by orchestrating how genes in the body produce proteins involved in arthritis, cancer and a range of other disorders.

Date: 17 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Key advance toward treatment for most common adult form of muscular dystrophy
Scientists in New York are reporting a critical first step toward development of a long-sought drug to treat myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD)

Date: 21 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Women At Risk Of Gaining Excessive Weight With Injectable Birth Control Identified
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified women who are likely to gain weight while using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, more commonly known as Depo-Provera or the birth control shot.

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Heart drugs show promise for fighting colon cancer
Scientists in Sweden are reporting for the first time that a group of drugs used to treat heart failure shows promise for fighting colon cancer.

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: 5.00

Flu Pandemic Drugs: Using Small Stockpile Of Secondary Antiviral Drugs Could Extend Effectiveness
In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication ??? if used early in local outbreaks ??? could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Medicinal products susceptible to ???dose dumping??? should be fully tested
Controlled release pills and capsules that show a tendency in the standard laboratory test toward ???dose dumping??? should be withheld from the market until proven safe with testing in people

Date: 15 Oct 2009, Rating: 2.00

Rapamycin weekly maintenance dosing and the potential efficacy of combination sorafenib plus rapamycin but not atorvastatin or doxycycline in tuberous sclerosis preclinical models
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant tumor suppressor syndrome, characterized by hamartomatous growths in the brain, skin, kidneys, lungs, and heart, which lead to significant morbidity.

Date: 29 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00, 14 pages

First broad spectrum anti-microbial paint to kill ???superbugs???
Scientists in South Dakota are reporting development of the first broad-spectrum antimicrobial paint, a material that can simultaneously kill not just disease-causing bacteria but mold, fungi, and viruses.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

The mode of action of dimeticone 4% lotion against head lice, Pediculus capitis
This work raises doubts that lice treated using dimeticone preparations die from anoxia despite blockage of the outer respiratory tract because movements can be observed for hours after exposure.

Date: 29 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Fighting Drug-resistant Flu Viruses
Scientists in Japan are reporting a first-of-its kind discovery that could foster a new genre of antivirals that sidestep resistance problems...

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Effects of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on the pharmacology of rat conduit and resistance intrapulmonary arteries
The aim of this study was to determine how the pharmacological reactivity of intrapulmonary arteries is altered in a rat model of diabetes.

Date: 29 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

Toward more effective drugs, vaccines for fighting HIV
Researchers are reporting progress toward a wave of new drugs and vaccines that could significantly improve the health and lifespan of millions infected with or at risk for HIV

Date: 30 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Nebivolol is Different From Atenolol in Terms of Impact Onto Sleep
A study was conducted to compare the influence of Atenolol and Nebivolol onto sleep quality among patients with Stage I hypertension.

Date: 17 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.00, 6 pages

Experts Look At Effects Of Smoking Cessation Drug, 'Varenicline'
Smoking is the world's leading cause of premature death.

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: 3.80

Low-cost rapid detection of rifampicin resistant tuberculosis using bacteriophage in Kampala, Uganda
Resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs is a serious public health problem.

Date: 17 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Stem Cell Therapy Holds Out Hope to Heart Patients
Patients suffering from heart failure might be able to "regrow" muscle and blood vessels in their own failing organs with the help of stem cells transplanted from their hip bones, surgeons said.

Date: 12 Jun 2006, Rating: 5.17