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Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes
...aboratory (ORNL) that could save more than 100,000 people
from having additional heart surgery. Of the 400,0...an lead to something that can benefit thousands of people
and improve their quality of life," Knapp said. ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram research facili...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...nt in copper. Iron deficiency is quite common, but people
are more likely to think theyneed calcium or vitam...t women need 30 mg. Medeiros recommends that people
who suspect they have an iron deficiencysee a health care provider as soon as possible. Foods that ...
UMass Researchers Announce Birth Of Genetically Modified Cloned Calves
...eutic human proteins, essentially, medications for people
in their milk. These proteins can either be extracted and purified, then taken in the form of a pill or injection, or drunk like a conventional glass of milk. This new field, a combination of pharmaceuticals and farming, is called "pharming." Under...
Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
...its understanding and prevention, especially among people
with a positivefamily history of the disease, the scientists conclude. While the study confirms the importance of family history, otherfindings of the study show that this has less effect than other lifestylefactors such as being a current sm...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...tective work on ticks, Kirkland has determinedthat people
who live in the southeastern states aren't contrac...cks and scoured the ground forevidence. In all, 14 people
in the camp developed a rash from a Lone Startick bite, and 10 of them developed a mild systemic ill...
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Investigators
...trikesfar more patients than APL: More than 50,000 people
in the United States arediagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma each year. Mutations in a gene calledBCL-6 make up the most frequent genetic alteration in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.Alterations in BCL-6 -- which belongs to the same family of genes as PLZF ...
Transgenic Mice Created By Researchers May Shed Light On Human Heart Disease
...and the cells appeardisorganized. Although people
with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy often have largerhearts than normal people, the hearts of most athletes enlarge normally dueto rigorous exercise, making the condition more difficult to detect, shesaid. The research project is funded primarily by th...
Pacific Northwest Staff Win National Awards For Transferring Research To Industry
...hn, Mark Pottier and Kelly Pennock changes the way people
retrieve andanalyze text information by presenting the information in a visual format. The software, calledSPIRE for Spatial Paradigm for Information Retrieval and Exploration, directly addressesinformation overload by quickly analyzing large volume...
Garlic Prevents Hardening Of Aorta, New Study Shows
...said this may reflectthat the fact that in younger people
the aorta is more or less functioningnormally rega...nly side effect of eating garlic isthe odor, which people
can eliminate by taking pills. Its difficult to say at this time whether everybody...
A Mutation In The CCR5 Coreceptor Slows HIV Disease Progression In Children Born To Seropositive Mothers
remain uninfected by HIV despite frequent exposure... to protect fromthe infection in homozygotes, i.e. people
in whom the CCR5 gene copies on bothchromosomes bear the mutation. About 1% of Caucasians are homozy...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...on Solutions in San Diego, California, employs 800 people
and manufactures large mainframe computers. Follow...s than one in a thousand. IBM's cost-effectiveness people
calculated the savings at $2 million over a two-year period (Kolar, personal communication). Human F...
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
... one site to another," she said. "While this makes people
feel good, it is not very effective and risks spreading the disease. "Restocking involves moving healthy animals to an area which was once tortoise habitat but is now devoid of tortoises," she said. "This would re-establish new populations,...
Novel AIDS-Directed Technology: Approach Permits Optimization Of Existing Drug Therapies And Targeted, Patient-Specific Treatment
...ree of efficiency in AIDS patients than in healthy people
without HIVinfection, but more important is their body's capacity to form new cells. "We at Berkeley/UCSF are very excited about the prospects for this technology ,"stated Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D., the Principal Investigator of the study."We are...
New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions
Each year, millions of people
rush to Emergency Rooms complaining ofchest pain, and many of those individuals are hospitalized for suspectedcoronary problems. However, studies have shown that up to three-quarters ofpatients who present with chest pain are inaccurately diagnosed w...
Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard
... ofself-awareness, conscious of the fact that some people
may find his interests ... well, weird. There's thediscussion of his willingness to eat live bugs in order to test their tastiness to birds (and to impress partyguests) and which ones not to eat because of their potential heart-attack causing poisons...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...utrients such as fat and cholesterol of which most people
need toconsume less compared to positive dietary c...trients suchas vitamins and minerals of which most people
need to consume more. The mostcommon examples of negative dietary components are fat, cholesterol, s...
Urban Residents Rebut Argument That Tree Removal Enhances Safety
...t element in the equation: the perceptions of the people
wholive there. When 100 adult residents of Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes were surveyedby peers who had been specially trained in data collection by Universityof Illinois researchers, they gave a clear message that green grass andtrees were highly de...
Trees, Grass Foster Children's Play And Encourage Adults To Supervise
...design our cities has a verycritical impact on the people
who live in them, in particular the childrenwho are growing up there," said co-author William C. Sullivan, a landscapearchitect in the U. of I. department of natural resources and environmentalsciences....
B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients
...Feb. 7 -- A trio of B vitamins given to a group of people
whohad suffered a stroke reduced their homocysteine levels and improved biochemical"markers" in their blood that indicate injury to artery walls -- damage that canlead to strokes. The biochemical markers are homocysteine, a natural byproduct ...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
...t the Apo-E4 variant wasa risk factor predisposing people
to developing the disease. Those with the e4variant tended to get the disease at an earlier age. Since that time, theseresearchers, some of whom participated in the current ICH study, have sincechanged the focus of Alzheimer's disease research to ge...
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