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SIDS prevention tactic leads to epidemic of 'misshapen head' in infants

...hape. Susan was impressed with the dramatic -- and speedy --improvement she witnessed in Perris' head shape. "I'd never heard of this condition; my pediatrician had never heard of it,"Susan added. "This is a dramatic example of the importance of a second opinion.I'm really happy now, and I'm so glad I found...

Biosensor expected to improve food safety

...be field tested this fall delivers the accurateand speedy results, plus the low costs its developers predict. The device, called a biosensor, was developed at the Georgia TechResearch Institute (GTRI). It can simultaneously identify species and determineconcentrations of multiple pathogens -- includ...

Tiny polymer patterns might act as glue in 'biochips'

...h a technology might be used in the laboratory for speedy chemical and genetic screening of blood and other biological materials; to instantly analyze food products for contamination; and in future implantable medical devices that continuously monitor glucose in a diabetic person's blood and then automatica...

Effects of iron-deficiency anemia in infants linger

...ing of a sausage around the nerve, allows for more speedy transmission of signals from the brain to the rest of the body or from the periphery back to the brain. Without myelin, signals cannot be transmitted as efficiently. Much myelin formation takes place early in a child's life. The collaborative U-M and...

Gulp! URI professor studies how sharks eat

...cause they have been overfished. While they may be speedy feeders, they are slow to reproduce. It generally takes sharks about 10 to 20 years to mature. Most sharks give birth in warm water during the late spring and early summer. If you go swimming in their "nursery," you might get bitten by an overprotect...

Telemedicine link with South Pole allows remote knee surgery

... "Our thoughts are with the patient. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery." NSF, which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, conducts leading-edge research at the pole in a variety of disciplines and is rebuilding the only scientific station there. Because of its location high on the Polar Plateau an...

Anthrax threat needs aggressive government action plan, say researchers

...e Aug. 6, 2002, issue of the PNAS, they argued for speedy mass vaccinations as soon as a case of smallpox appears in a population rather than the more time-consuming practice recommended by the government of identifying individuals the victim had been in contact with, locating them and then vaccinating them...

Older drug could have exciting new role in treating colorectal cancer

... the impact of standard radiation therapy. After a speedy review in 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved oxaliplatin (Eloxatin TM , manufactured by Sanofi-Synthelabo) in combination with 5-FU and leucovorin for patients with metastatic cancer of the colon or rectum. "The encouraging pre-clinical ...

Anthrax research might provide more time for treatment

... builds up in the blood over time, however, making speedy treatment crucial. Standing in the Way of Infection "An effective anthrax inhibitor would be able to prevent the toxin from binding to receptors on the human cell, thereby hindering the toxin from doing any damage," Kane said. Unlike antibiotics, ...

Two-drug approach might shorten painful labor, reduce Caesarean sections

...ts labor but also remodels the cervix to allow for speedy natural delivery, scientists report. A combination of RU 486 (mifepristone) and relaxin successfully hastened labor and promoted healthy delivery of pups in rats altered so that their reproductive systems mimicked the human reproductive system, resea...

Functional genomics enables easy target identification and drives drug discovery

...Es fail to clear Phase I clinical testing, despite speedy and extensive pre-clinical screening. This may be attributed to pre-clinical animal and 'ex vivo' models, which provide inaccurate human pharmacokinetic (PK) and absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) data. Human targets, on the o...

Transcriptional gene silencing in nucleus shown by UCSD/VA medical researchers

...ression of disease-producing genes. Selected for speedy publication in the August 5, 2004 edition of Science Express, the study describes, for the first time, the ability to shut down a gene literally before it is born in the nucleus of a cell. The benefit over previous gene-silencing techniques is that t...

Travelers' diarrhea not improved by restricted diet

...estriction. One reason for the two groups' equally speedy recovery time was probably their general good health, said study co-author Dr. Herbert DuPont, a professor at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center. "Travelers are a different group than children with cholera or people with viral gast...

Researchers devise potent new tools to curb ivory poaching

...ned because of terrain. The new method allows for speedy determination of where a particular ivory sample came from, Wasser said. That is important because there is mounting pressure to lift the 1989 ivory trade ban enacted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. But many experts...

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