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Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues And Options
...ally, posing a threat to public health, increasing medical
costs, and fueling a resurgence in pathogens that were considered under control. Fighting the problem of antibiotic resistance will require a better, more coordinated system of surveillance, as well as an increased effort to prolong the...
DFG To Set Up 32 New Postgraduate Research Groups - First "Virtual Research Group"
...gates, will be studied by chemists, biologists and medical
scientists. This interdisciplinary project will focus on the synthesis, analysis, structure and function of such biochemically active substances. A new engineering science group based in Chemnitz will investigate renewable energy sources. The main fo...
New Vancomycin Structure May Point To Path For Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance
...as -- 17.6 percent -- of the top ten U.S. academic medical
centers. News releases from the University of Pen...request. They are alsoposted electronically to the medical
center's home page( http://www.med.upenn.edu ), to EurekAlert! ( http://www.eurekalert.org ), anInte...
Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
..., began in 1991 and was conducted at more than 100 medical
centers. Itshowed a significant increase in event-...are enoughthat it required coordination among many medical
centers to conduct a randomizedtrial, they said. "The reward for this cooperation is that we have s...
Killing Fields: A Bacterial Pesticide May Threaten Human Life
...ing it in the environment." Martin Scott, medical
and scientific director of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust, says he is concerned about the possibility of an application being made in Britain to test the spray. "It seems very premature to start spraying it around before we know what the risk is going ...
Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases
... $211 perperson. This includes the actual costs of medical
care, such as the costs ofmedication, hospitalizat...are looking at a situation where there is no known medical
cure,where water treatment must be closely monitored because standard purificationmethods do not wor...
Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
...ed pacemakers, implantabledefibrillators and other medical
devices that have already improved lifefor more th...tentially interfere withoperation of the sensitive medical
devices, causing concern for somestore customers using pacemakers or implantable defibrillators. Re...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
...oximately half of which are performed to alleviate medical
problems caused by leiomyoma tumors. "Leiomoyomas are an incredibly common problem," said Gregory M. Christman, M.D., an assistant professor and research scientist in the U-M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and lead investigator in the lei...
Colorado State Research Indicates Two TB Vaccines Show Promise
... in the United States because until recently, U.S. medical
authorities expected TB to be eradicated early in the next century. Instead, the disease has become the leading bacterial killer in the world, causing 10 million new cases and 3 million deaths each year. Since 1992 Orme and his colleagues have not ...
Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases
... Psychiatry at PennState's College of Medicine and medical
student Kamara Thompson. The title ofthe presentation is "Trends in Teens Using Physicians for Drug Abuse Treatment." "Students were less willing to seek help from a variety of sources suchas parents, teachers and counselors, compared with onl...
Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact
...ool-down period with two ice-waterbaths and closer medical
monitoring. Allowing for changes in both eventcourses and in horse care because of weather-related conditions has proveneffective in other horse competitions, Foreman said....
Whitaker Foundation To Fund AAAS Science Journalism Awards Through 2001
...Foundation promotes the use ofengineering to solve medical
problems. It currently supports nearly 422 researchprojects, 142 graduate fellows, and 80 education and internship programs atcolleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The foundation wasestablished in 1975 upon the death of Uncas A. ...
HIV Infected Adults In UCSF Study Show Evidence Of Thymus Activity
...y areRick Loftus and Lisa Swor-Yim (both currently medical
students at UCSF) PamelaCarroll, and Devon Webster. Collaborators from the University of Michigan AnnArbor are Isaac Francis, MD, and Barry Gross, MD, both professors of radiology. All AIDS research at UCSF is coordinated by the UCSF AIDS Research In...
Rockefeller University Researchers Continue Search For Genetic Ties To Hearing Loss
...g impairmentwithout other simultaneously occurring medical
conditions. This study is part ofthe research prog...re asked for a copy of their hearing test results, medical
recordsrelevant to hearing loss and a small blood sample. If suitable medical
recordsare not availab...
Ground-Breaking DNA Research Leads SFU Grad To The Top
...eventually lead tothe development of new drugs and medical
treatments. "It was a very challenging the...." Li's next research goal is to find some medical
-- and possiblycommercial -- applications of the new DNA enzymes. After finishing the Yalefellowship...
Cops And Docs Find Evidence In The Other DNA
...bsare beginning to use it to crack cold cases, and medical
researchers have linkedmutations in mitochondrial DNA with Alzheimer's,Parkinson's, neuromuscular diseases and blindness. As interest peaks in mitochondrial DNA, so has the need for a standard to assureaccuracy in sequencing mitochondrial DNA. Resear...
Molecular "Fossils" Of Early Life
...detectingtoxic chemicals in the environment or for medical
diagnostics. Working incollaboration with a Jerusalem-based firm called IntelliGene Ltd., Breaker plansto create biosensors for detecting biological or chemical warfare agents withfunding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). ...
Newly Recognized Cell-Surface Receptor Protects Heart Tissue Against Damage
...rch in the nation. In federalfiscal year 1997, the medical
center received $175 million. News releases fromthe medical
center are available to reporters by direct E-mail, fax, or U.S.mail, upon request. They are also po...
Master Molecule Forms Brains In Frogs And Elbows In Mice
... diseases," such as arthritis, but also a gamut of medical
conditions in which there is either too much or too little bone for the body to handle, such as osteoporosis. Harland's most recent work, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew McMahon's group at Harvard, illustrates the dramatic consequence of genetically...
The Shape Of Life: How Does The Computer "Know" When It Sees It?
...intelligenceto developnew drugs in response to the medical
challenges posed by leukemia, E. Coli andHIV,among other important diseases.Discover magazine's July issue, in its annualDiscoverAwards for innovative technology, selected Noever's In Virtuo program as the topcomputersoftware product. "Artificial int...
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