Archive for December, 2006

Newswise — An anti-allergy drug in use for more than 40 years significantly reduced tumor growth in animal models of human pancreatic cancer and also increased the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. In the December 20 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer […]

LXR binds to both glucose and pathogenic cholesterol, regulates fat synthesis and triglyceride levels. La Jolla, Ca – TSRI – In a new study, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have described for the first time a glucose activated sensor that acts as a switch to decrease production of endogenous glucose in the liver, and […]

Psychiatric Times recently announced the release of its new beta search engine designed for psychiatric physicians and mental health professionals, but it is free to use without registration.  It claims to give the user more authoritative and clinically relevant search results – it does not search by popularity.  One of its most useful features is the […]

UCSF – Two novel treatments — a basic compound found in every cell in the body and a specific extract from green tea — may prevent brain damage caused from stroke, according to two studies in rats led by a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Both treatments were administered through the nose, […]

PRNewswire – In light of proposed sterner warning labels for OTC pain relievers like acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen by federal health officials, patients may wish to consider the benefits of physical therapist intervention for pain relief from certain conditions, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). “Many people are looking for alternatives to the […]

One key to your high blood pressure might just be your inflammatory genes. Medical College of Georgia – Mounting evidence suggests that inflammation, a part of the immune response implicated in diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, may also help translate stress into high blood pressure. “There is a concept that hypertension is an […]