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New Grapes From Cornell Debut

.... -- Wrestling with New York's cool climate is the pain and the glory of their profession for the region's winemakers and grape growers. Much of the Finger Lakes' increasing reputation for good wine over the past decade is because the region's microclimate is similar to the fine grape growing regions of ...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...creases the potential for negative effects such as pain or discomfort. "Studies indicate that nerves and m...timal ways to vary gradient fields without causing pain or discomfort to patients. The apparatus consists of a very powerful gradient amplifier assembly and...

Enzymes Targeted As Key To Understanding Drug Interactions

... usual arsenal of over-the-counter supplements and pain and cold remedies. How is the patient -- or the health care professional -- to know when the potential exists for a serious, even life-threatening, interaction between medications? Or when one drug may render another ineffective? News stories have h...

Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention

...ostcommonly used therapies worldwide for relieving pain and inflammation in jointsand muscles. Curcumin, notes Shiff, has been used for centuries as anantiinflammatory agent. The compound is the pigment that gives the yellow colorto the seasoning curry, mustard and turmeric, the powdered form o...

NIDR Supports Total Genome Studies Of Major Oral Pathogens

... HIV-infectedindividuals. Oral candidiasis causes pain and discomfort and can lead topotentially deadly infections in AIDS patients and other individuals withcompromised immune systems. Because of the limited number of safe and effectiveantifungal drugs, along with what appears to be the development of ...

Biological Clocks No Longer Found Only In The Brain

...s sense of smell, much as they influence light and pain sensitivity in mammals. While the authors raise the possibility that this evidence challenges the current notions about the role of the brain as the seat that coordinates rhythms throughout the organism, they acknowledge that the brain still ret...

Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge

...rtype of medication often needs to be modified and pain control is frequently anissue," says Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing andbiobehavioral health at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development."And, more than 50 percent of the patients in this survey went home with atle...

Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes

... collaboration with ORNL for the treatment of bone pain from skeletal metastases of cancers of the breast, lung and prostate. The clinical application of rhenium-188 for coronary artery irradiation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use at Columbia University Medical Center in ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...ting not only in the considerable savings in human pain and suffering but also in a direct net cost saving... of Ergonomics, Inc., of Seattle, Washington. Less pain and happier cutting crews were reported almost immediately. Over a five-year period, upper extremity...

New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions

...o three-quarters ofpatients who present with chest pain are inaccurately diagnosed with a heartattack or u...Center have shownthat diagnostic accuracy of chest pain can be dramatically increased--up to 90percent, in some instances--by using a clinical approach that...

Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients Taking Warfarin

...coagulation if they also take large amounts of the pain relieveracetaminophen, according to a study from t...le acetaminophen generally is a very safe drug for pain and fever,continuous use -- for seven days or more -- should prompt closer monitoring ofanticoagulat...

Non-Surgical Treatment Ends Pelvic Pain In Women

...nd eliminatesblood pooling, the technique relieved pain in 9 of 11 women treated at Hopkinsand Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Venbrux reported results of this study at the 23rd Annual Meeting of theSociety of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Tuesday, March 3. "Most of...

Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms

...nts are out of the hospital quicker,have much less pain and return to pre-operative functioning much faster. Patients usually are discharged on the second day after the procedure, providedtests show the aneurysm is excluded from circulation." Called silent killers because they often cause no sympt...

Peptides Implicated In Body's Response To Pain

...40 million visits per year to physicians for "new" pain and $3 billion in saleseach year of over-the-count... neurokinin A, have a reduced response toincreased pain stimuli. The experiment suggests that these peptides play a role in the body's painresponses and ar...

'Mean Gene' Found In Africanized Honey Bees

...by mammals -- bee venom is specialized for causing pain in vertebrates." Africanized bees are just one of many subspecies of honey bees. They were introduced to the Western Hemisphere by an accidental release from a Brazilian geneticist in 1956 and spread rapidly through South and Central America. Since t...

One Year Follow-Up Of Non-Invasive Angina Treatment Suggests A Lasting Benefit

...or heart patients who experiencethe crushing chest pain of angina appears to confer lasting pain relief fora year or longer for many who undergo one-hour treatment sessions forseveral weeks, accord...

Naturally Produced Enzyme May Be Useful In Inflammatory Arthritis

...s, can produce inflammatory-typereactions, such as pain and increased blood flow, associated with tissuebr...mmation-causingpeptides and decrease damage and/or pain in joints. This concept is consistentwith the broader approach of stimulating natural substances to...

Learning To Feel Chronic Pain

...hese cells areactivated, they continue to transmit pain signals even if there is no injury, soblocking the... fiber connects with a nerve cell,which passes the pain signal up the spinal cord to the brain. Because thesignals cross junctions -- synapses -- on their w...

Relapsing Fever Spirochete Switches Surface Proteins When It Changes Hosts

...high fevers and othersymptoms such as headache and pain in the joints, muscles or abdomen that easilycan be mistaken for a severe flu. These episodes usually last several days,alternating with periods when the symptoms cease. In most patients, theinfection responds to treatment with antibiotics such as ...

Taking The "Ouch" Out Of Needles: Arrays Of "Microneedles" Offer New Technique For Drug Delivery

...ronics industry,the tiny needles can avoid causing pain because they penetrate only theoutermost layer of ...y would not see any needles, and thereshould be no pain associated with it." Details on the work will be presented June 22 at the 25th InternationalSymposi...

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