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2010-11-11 14:02:02

NIH-supported discovery may lead to treatment changes; demonstrates power of the Cancer Genome Atlas strategy Researchers have discovered mutations in a particular gene that affects the treatment prognosis for some patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that kills 9,000 Americans annually. The scientists report their results in the Nov. 11, 2010, on-line issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis team...

2010-11-02 01:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today plans to open a research center focused on diabetes in China, where the incidence of the disease has reached epidemic proportions. The center, to open in Shanghai in the second half of 2011, will focus on discovering new medicines to treat diabetes, and reflects both Lilly's longstanding leadership in this disease area and the priority Lilly places on improving the health of the Chinese...

2010-10-21 13:31:19

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with investigators of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) of France led by Nicolae Ghinea, PhD, have found a common link among several malignant tumor types in all grades of cancer. This breakthrough may ultimately provide a new diagnostic or therapeutic target to detect cancer early or stop tumor growth. The study is published in the October 21 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The team...

2010-10-08 01:58:14

Natural immunity to dystrophin may contribute to muscle disease and complicate experimental therapies An immune reaction to dystrophin, the muscle protein that is defective in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, may pose a new challenge to strengthening muscles of patients with this disease, suggests a new study appearing in the October 7, 2010, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a hereditary and lethal neuromuscular disease characterized...

2010-09-16 12:58:59

Policymakers should increase their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes that threaten the health and economies of industrialized and developing nations alike, Emory University global health researchers say. Writing in the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, authors K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Mohammed Ali, MBChB, MSc, and Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, assert that the worldwide spread of chronic conditions, also...

2010-09-10 11:55:27

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center top pediatrician is urging a "rethink" of a new sickle cell screening program, calling it an enlightened but somewhat rushed step toward improving the health of young people who carry the sickle cell mutation. Beginning this fall, all Division I college athletes will undergo mandatory screening for the sickle cell trait. The program, rolled out by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), is an attempt to prevent rare but often-lethal...

2010-06-17 21:04:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a priority review, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tasigna® (nilotinib) 150 mg capsules for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase. The effectiveness of Tasigna is based on major molecular response and cytogenetic response rates. The study is ongoing and further data will be required to determine...

2010-06-17 12:42:54

Findings in Botswana study suggest women taking antiretroviral drug combinations can breastfeed safely An international clinical trial led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that AIDS-fighting antiretroviral drug combinations given to pregnant and breastfeeding women in Botswana, Africa, prevented 99% of the mothers from transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to their infants. "This is the lowest rate of mother-to-child transmission recorded in...

2010-05-17 07:18:55

Early CPAP as effective for preemies as ventilator, with fewer complications Two findings from an NIH research network study provide new information on how much oxygen very preterm infants should receive starting on the first day of life and the most effective means to deliver it to them. The first was that higher oxygen levels improve preterm infants' survival but increase the risk for a condition that can damage the retina. The second was that a treatment typically used for adults with...

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2010-04-08 09:35:00

Rescue workers from the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) continue to suffer ill effects from lung damage due to exposure to dust and other harmful substances at the scene, according to a report released Thursday by researchers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The findings of the study, which appear in the April 8, 2010 print edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, evaluated more...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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