Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 142 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-May-2003
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First human patient receives antibody coated stent
An innovative medical discovery that has the potential to vastly improve the lives of people suffering from coronary artery disease was implanted in the first human patient.  more

Enzyme reponsible for Alzheimer's plaques blocked by lithium.
An enzyme crucial to formation of Alzheimer's plaques and tangles may hold promise as a target for future medications, suggest studies in mice and cells. By blocking the enzyme, lithium stems the accumulation of beta amyloid, which forms Alzheimer's plaques, scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) report in the May 22, 2003 Nature. more


Quetiapine: Effective treatment choice for people with manic depression
Quetiapine, a new generation antipsychotic manufactured by AstraZeneca, is currently prescribed by psychiatrists to treat schizophrenia. Today's findings indicate that when prescribed on its own, quetiapine (monotherapy) can also be an effective treatment for the millions of people worldwide who have manic depression.  more

US demands trials results of wrinkle therapy before approving procedure
Regulators in the US are demanding trial results before approving the procedure, in Britain and other countries the treatment is already available. So are regulatory agencies in these countries looking closely enough into cellular therapies like this to guarantee patients' safety?  more

Study of Atkins diet reveals surprising results
A 3-center study led by researchers at the Weight and Eating Disorders Program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reports the results of the first controlled trial of the Atkins Diet.  more

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