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Johns Hopkins Medicine, Toshiba establish joint research program, training center, in interventional radiology department

...gram at Hopkins to develop new, minimally invasive procedures using combinations of CT scans and fluoroscopy. Under the arrangement, Toshiba engineers and scientists will form a Hopkins-based team led by Kieran Murphy, M.D., associate professor of radiology at Hopkins, to expedite the application of technolo...

Third Wave scientists publish advance in gene expression monitoring with revolutionary RNA Invader Assay

...e for RNA easily and directly, without complicated procedures that can contaminate the sample, is a significant advance in RNA detection technology and the efforts to understand diseases and develop drugs to treat them," said Lance Fors, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Third Wave Technologies. K...

Study reveals differing attitudes to PGD among

...uate the clinical PGD service and improve existing procedures and the overall experience for future patients undergoing PGD."...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: August 2001

...irus (HCV) while undergoing gynecological surgical procedures in the same operating room on the same day in 1998... and the importance of universal infection control procedures in the operating room." (M. Massari, N. Petrosillo, G. Ippolito, L. Solforosi, L. Bonazzi, M. Clemen...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

...earch over several expeditions, modifying research procedures and parameters to take advantage of intriguing results," said Uri. "We want science on the Station to be as much like science in an Earth-based laboratory as possible, but of course without gravity." The first experiment to be mounted outside the Sta...

Hot pepper oil may prevent salmonella in poultry

...inate other birds, however the industry implements procedures both on the farm and in the processing plant to minimize this risk. "I think theres probably less Salmonella in our poultry today than there was in the past, because the industry has taken preventative measures," she says. "But it would be a real bre...

Synthetic antifreeze could prevent ice growth

...use low temperature storage in complicated medical procedures like human organ transplants, researchers report. A way to make large amounts of artificial antifreeze safe enough to use in living organisms has been developed by researchers looking at the biological antifreeze used by Arctic and Antarctic teleost ...

Leading experts address safety and economics of biotech crops

... in Kansas City, Mo., will describe guidelines and procedures for sampling, testing and detecting biotech grains. His agency is responsible for establishing the official U.S. standards that buyers and sellers use to evaluate grain quality and type. ( AGFD 54, 2:05 p.m., Monday, August 27, McCormick Place Sout...

3rd animal species cloned at Texas A&M

...essful cloned species, we learn more about cloning procedures and how to make cloning more effective. The potential benefits to the livestock industry and medical science could be immense," said Dr. James Womack, director of the CABG....

UFS Mcknight Brain Institute researchers: Pioneering spinal cord procedure appears safe

...ts, the UF team designed a small study to test the procedures feasibility and safety in humans. Since their tra...dies "confirmed that the neural circuit evaluation procedures that we have been developing in the laboratory over a 10-year period were procedurally safe to use, ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: September 2001

... the environment and conscientious contact control procedures are essential for optimal control of infections in hospitals." (A. Neely and M. Orloff. 2001. Survival of some medically important fungi on hospital fabrics and plastics. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39: 3360-3361.) HEPATITIS C, HIV MAKE INT...

Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting October 10-13 in Lincoln, Neb.

...nd baked goods are also leading to better sanitary procedures in the food industry. (Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Food Science and Technology, 402-472-2833) Determining background concentrations for chemicals is critical for establishing realistic cleanup levels for sites ...

Horse breath testing to benefit racing

...worthy Campus), has conducted trialsof new testing procedures for IAD in horses, the results of which areeagerly awaited by veterinarians and trainers alike. Ms Argent's study postulates that particular components of the breathexpired by horses could be used as a direct marker of inflammatorydisease occurring i...

New liver cancer treatment; the current picture

...a visual inspection of the liver. "If all of these procedures suggest that a patient is suitable for treatment, then we can perform the definitive procedure," said Dr Teague. "In many cases, the electrolysis is performed along with surgery to remove affected sections of the liver," he said. Dr Teague cautions t...

Study shows that aspirin and warfarin are equally effective for stroke prevention

...nd patients whose strokes were related to surgical procedures were not included in the trial. Several subsets of patients seemed to show slight benefits from one of the two therapies, but neither of the treatments showed a difference greater than would be expected from chance alone. The lacunar infarct and sma...

NIAID takes next genome step

...ade available to the scientific community, and the procedures for access to those resources are currently in development. Updates on how researchers can apply to the center, plus additional information about the center's activities, can be found online at the following Web site: http://pfgrc.tigr.org. NIAID's...

Women more susceptible to orthostatic hypotension

... 6 yr, 161 8 cm, and 64 12 kg). Two experimental procedures were performed on the subjects no earlier than three hours after a meal and 12 hours after caffeine ingestion. After establishment of baseline measures, data were collected during a five minute period of supine rest, followed by a progressive HUT pr...

Study of key enzyme sheds new light on programmed cell death and may lead to new drugs for reducing the severity of stroke

...inhibitors and to employ structure-assisted design procedures to create them from scratch. The description of a quantitative assay that can measure DAPK activity is the subject of the article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Watterson, working with Drug Discovery Program trainees Anastasia V. Velentza, A...

Cardiac stress tests may indicate if blockages will recur after angioplasty with stent implant

...t narrowing of the arteries), requiring additional procedures or surgery. The study results were reported in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, published by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). "Thirty patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with stent...

A 2,000 year-old technique may hold the key to acupuncture's therapeutic effect

...O, BI, or UNI) was being performed. All needling procedures (insertion, manipulation, pullout, and pullout-force measurement) were performed by a computer-controlled acupuncture needling system. This ensured consistent experimental conditions and eliminated many potential sources of investigator bias. Resul...

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