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Impact of NICU environment on neurodevelopment of premature babies focus of University of South Florida conference

...nse noises and odors, and painful or uncomfortable procedures can inhibit the physiological stability, recovery and growth of premature infants....

2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting - Media Advisory 1

...will be provided in a subsequent advisory, as will procedures for participating in press conferences by phone. Abstracts now online, later printed and on CD-ROM Abstracts for the meeting are already online (see below) and will be available in book and CD-ROM form closer to the meeting date. Both the online an...

Study examines data withholding in academic genetics

...nal resources for researchers and new policies and procedures supporting data sharing could help address this issue. "The ultimate goal is to ensure that the progress in fighting human disease via research proceeds at the fastest rate possible," Campbell explains....

Scientists to examine DNA of George Washington trees

...chain reaction, or PCR, techniques. The laboratory procedures will take weeks to conduct. Hipkins expects to be able to provide a report on the lab's findings by the end of the summer. Those findings will be important to Norton not just because of their intrinsic scientific value. Being able to identify individ...

'Bat-n-man'

... were fed mealworms to increase body weight. All procedures adhered to federal animal welfare guidelines. Surgical procedures: Recordings were obtained from bats that were lightly anesthetized.To expose the auditory cortex, the head was held in a bite bar, a midline incision was made in the scalp, and th...

Nabi experimental vaccine reduced Staph aureus bloodstream infections by nearly 60 percent

...at requires repeated exposure to invasive dialysis procedures through a surgically implanted fistula or graft. These patients are generally immune compromised as a result of their age and underlying disease. As a result, they are at high risk for bacterial infections and are among the least likely at-risk pat...

Texas A&M clones first cat

.... Dr. Taeyoung Shin performed the nuclear transfer procedures with Drs. Duane Kraemer, Jim Rugila and Lisa Howe ...essful cloned species, we learn more about cloning procedures and how to make the process more efficient."...

Other highlights in the Feb. 20 issue of JNCI

...ps. The cost of the chemotherapy drugs and medical procedures were substantially higher in the paclitaxel arm; the cost of carboplatin plus paclitaxel alone was nearly $12,000 more than the cost of cisplatin plus vinorelbine. Chemotherapy delivery costs were higher in the vinorelbine arm, but the difference was...

Cognitive testing reduces risks of procedure for brain arteriovenous malformations

...nt damage to vital brain tissue. In a study of 29 procedures performed on 14 patients, published in the March edition of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the scientists used a microcatheter to administer sodium amobarbital (a sedative) one at a time to each of the vessels supplying blood to the AVM. By...

Chimpanzee virus may be key to better vaccines, study shows

...d in chimpanzees - are addressed by the laboratory procedures by which the vaccine is generated. Using techniques developed under the guidance of collaborator James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Institute for Human Gene Therapy of the University of Pennsylvania, the vaccine is constructed, molecule by...

UCSD gene therapy to prevent restenosis following balloon angioplasty receives US patent

...eter during angioplasty, so no additional invasive procedures are required. During angioplasty, the arteries being treated are clamped to reduce blood flow. By isolating the arteries in this way, it allows localized delivery of the therapeutic agent and avoids potential complications caused by action elsewhe...

Rush opens tissue and cell lab to produce cellular products

...staff experienced in clinical grade cell expansion procedures and familiar with meticulous procedure documentation according to GMP and GTP regulations. "To perform sensitive human cell and tissue work, researchers need a clean room that meets these FDA regulations," said Richard Meagher, Ph.D., director of the...

UF researcher develops AIDS vaccine for cats

...use of human AIDS. For that reason, strategies and procedures for protecting cats from FIV are expected to aid in the development of human AIDS vaccines. FIV attacks a cats immune system, causing AIDS in cats worldwide. Between 2 percent and 25 percent of the global domestic cat population is believed to be inf...

Patch delivers longer, deeper relief from dental pain

... and some patients reported less discomfort during procedures that required the dentist to s... (moderate to severe pain) for the gel. Scraping procedures were also more bearable with the patch than the gel (a VPS of 1.4 vs. ...

Novel gene therapy approach in 1st human trials

... nasal potential difference, as a barometer of the procedures success. CF patients have a markedly abnormal nasa...am to Cleveland later in the spring to observe the procedures before they begin enrollment. This DNA compaction technology was developed at Copernicus Therapeuti...

Antioxidant vitamins may help transplant patients

...kidney, lung and liver, Frei said, or such medical procedures as angioplasty. Angioplasty is a common medical procedure for patients with coronary artery disease, but one that often has to be repeated within a few months when arteries once again become narrowed. By David Stauth, 541-737-0787 SOURCE: Balz Frei,...

Fat cells transformed to resemble nerve cells

...gram adult stem cells taken from human liposuction procedures into fat, cartilage and bone cells. All of these c...) cells and fat cells taken from human liposuction procedures were treated with chemicals and growth factors and allowed to grow in the laboratory. "Within hours...

Hebrew University professor designs medication to lower recurrence of cardiovascular disease

...US, Europe and Japan. Angioplasty, one of the main procedures used to remove the blockage, is only moderately successful as a new blockage develops in 30-40 percent of patients a few months after undergoing angioplasty. Prof. Golomb has developed a medication which is applied prior to angioplasty and prevents a...

Procedure to cement spine now simpler

...l neuroradiology, found that in 205 consecutive PV procedures without venography, there were no major complications or cement leakage, showing PV can be performed in most cases without venography. "Any time we can simplify a procedure and reduce the risk of complications without compromising the efficacy of th...

Scientist detail how brain regulates sensory information

...thetics" that might move artificial limbs or other procedures that might lead to the reestablishment of motor control in stroke victims. According to the researchers, how we filter out much of the of sensory inputs we're not interested in to focus on a specific smell, taste or sound is a consequence of the way...

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