- FDA Approves The First Oral Once-Daily Mesalamine For Patients With Active, Mild To Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
As you probably know ulcerative colitis affects around half a million Americans. Today in press releases: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for LIALDA™ (mesalamine) with MMX® technology for the induction of remission in pat ...
Article - Aleksandr Kavokin - Jan 26 2007 - 3:14pm
- Does A Component Of Niacin Point The Way To Anti-aging Drugs?
In recent years, scientists have discovered that a family of enzymes called sirtuins can dramatically extend life in organisms as diverse as yeast, worms, and flies. They may also be able to control age-associated metabolic disorders, including obesity an ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 10:00am
- Vitamin D3 Provides Skin With Protection From Harmful Microbes
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that fluctuations in Vitamin D3 levels control the body's innate immune response, affecting a skin wound's ability to heal. Richard L. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2007 - 1:37pm
- Landmark Addiction Study Finds People Underestimate Power Of Drug Cravings
A novel experiment conducted by Carnegie Mellon University Professor George Loewenstein and colleagues may explain why people try a drug, such as heroin, for the first time despite ample evidence that it is addictive. The results of the study, which are b ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 1:40am
- Caffeine May Prevent Heart Disease Death In Elderly
Habitual intake of caffeinated beverages provides protection against heart disease mortality in the elderly, say researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Brooklyn College. Using data from the first federal National Health and Nutrition Examination ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2007 - 7:29pm
- Can Aspirin Help You Get Pregnant?
Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Utah are beginning a clinical trial to test whether aspirin can improve a woman's chances of becoming pregnant and of maintaining a pregnancy to term. UB's portion of the study is fu ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2007 - 7:31pm
- Calcium Is Spark Of Life, Kiss Of Death For Nerve Cells
Oregon Health & Science University research shows how calcium regulates the recharging of high-frequency auditory nerve cells after they've fired a burst of signals, and it may have implications for neurological disorders. The study by scientists ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 12:23pm
- Steroid Use Fails To Boost Pregnancy Rates In Infertility Treatments
There is no clear benefit from a hormone commonly prescribed to enhance the effectiveness of infertility treatments, according to a new review of studies. The steroid hormones called glucocorticoids have potent effects on the body’s inflammatory and immun ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 7:26pm
- Race Affects Tobacco Absorption In Children
New research suggests that a child's race may be a factor in determining his/her susceptibility to tobacco toxins associated with environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The study, published in the March issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the Am ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 10:34pm
- MIT Biologists Solve The Vitamin B-12 Puzzle
Solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, MIT and Harvard researchers have discovered the final piece of the synthesis pathway of vitamin B12-the only vitamin synthesized exclusively by microorganisms. B12, the most chemically complex of ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 3:38pm