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Medication reconciliation, pharmacist involvement vital to reducing medication errors, study finds

...g a medication reconciliation program are vital to reducing medication errors, a new study conducted at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has shown. The study demonstrated that when hospital pharmacists perform medication reconciliation, taking steps to ensure patients receive the correct medication and accurat...

5AM Solutions releases Microarray Enterprise Manage(TM) Software

... Experimental methods and protocols can be shared, reducing the amount of data entry and enforcing consistency. MEM simplifies data standardization through a novel method of verification (MAGEmaker), provides intuitive interfaces for data entry, batch-oriented uploads and downloads of relevant files, and allo...

Nerve cells 'guided' to repair spinal damage: Technique

...cific direction to minimize that distance, thereby reducing the time for regeneration," says Shoichet, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering. "A longitudinal channel - a straight line - is the minimum distance between two points." The research, which has yet to be tested in animal models ...

Genes can influence both alcohol consumption and dependence

... problems, and society needs to provide support by reducing its tacit approval of heavy drinking and by providing alternative ways of celebrating that don't centre on alcohol."...

Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure

... for instance, adding sweetener and then gradually reducing it, or by always having sweetener associated with the alcohol. This is of course not unlike adult humans." "In human drinking practice, " noted Elena I. Varlinskaya, research professor at Binghamton University, "comparable blood alcohol concentratio...

Technology already exists to stabilize global warming

...nomic benefits, including creating new industries, reducing the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and lessening the need for other pollution-control expenses associated with burning coal and other fossil fuels. Carbon the culprit The study focuses on the main contributor to greenhouse warming, carb...

Tobacco promising factory for biopharmaceuticals

...eficial because plants are free of human diseases, reducing the cost to screen for viruses and bacterial toxins. "Recombinant protein production from transgenic plants is challenging, not just from the molecular biology aspect of creating high expression plant lines, but also from the engineering aspect of re...

Near-zero-energy buildings blessing to owners, environment

...nt of electricity that needs to be generated, thus reducing pollution, said Jeff Christian of DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In Tennessee, air pollution is of special concern as the state ranked third behind California and Texas for smog, according to a September 2003 Environmental Protection Agency...

Excess thyroid hormone harmful to fetus

...on the fetus, tripling the risk of miscarriage and reducing the average birth weight of infants who survive. The problems caused by a lack of sufficient thyroid hormone during pregnancy are well known and approximately two percent of all pregnant women now take supplements to prevent a shortage. A recent art...

JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004

...NTARY: IL-5 links adaptive and natural immunity in reducing atherosclerotic disease AUTHOR CONTACT: Alan Daugherty University of Kentucky, 900 S. Limestone Rd, Lexington, KY 40536, USA Phone: 859-323-4933 ext. 81389; Fax: 859-257-3646; E-mail: Alan.Daugherty@uky.edu View the PDF of this article at: https:...

New technique helps scientists reveal interactions between genes and drugs

...y be able to be treated with relatively low doses, reducing side effects. Patients whose cells are particularly resistant may need special or added medications to assure a good outcome. Scientists already know a great deal about inheritance of genetic markers among the cell lines. This enabled Washington ...

Lehmann lovegrass won't succumb to fire

...herson both believe that fire is a useful tool for reducing hazardous fuels that can feed forest fires and that fire still has the potential to eliminate non-native species, just not Lehmann lovegrass. "It might be time to dedicate our efforts on other species," McPherson said. "We've thrown a lot of...

An exotic grass kills trees by hijacking their water

...ly reduced the trees' water stress. The grass is reducing the water available to the trees, he said. "This means that in any given year the water deficit experienced by the trees with grass at their bases is greater compared with those trees free of the influence of buffelgrass." Eilts also measured how muc...

Blood pressure hormone may inhibit growth of lung cancer

...ves as a natural regulator of cell growth, both by reducing the rapid proliferation of cells common in cancer ...essure medications, called ACE inhibitors, work by reducing angiotensin II and increasing angiotensin-(1-7). Evidence from population studies in Scotland had s...

NIST's new way of 'seeing': A neutron microscope

...er. And neutrons easily penetrate samples, thereby reducing artifacts produced with other techniques requiring thin slices, staining or fixing. Stanford University also participated in the research, which was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy....

Plant gene discovery could enhance plant growth, reduce fertilizer needs and phosphate pollution

...he beneficial relationship for crop plants , while reducing fertilizer use and phosphate pollution in the environment. Discovery of the phosphate-transport genes was announced today (July 28, 2004) by Maria Harrison, a senior scientist at the Ithaca, N.Y.-based research institute, during the American ...

Virtual counselor supplements traditional genetic counseling

...wever, more effective than the computer program at reducing women's anxiety and helping them to more clearly u... The computer program was found to be effective in reducing low-risk women's perceived risk of getting breast cancer and their intention to undergo genetic test...

Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study

...all amount of the fluid, an aloe vera-derived drag reducing polymer (DRP), had significantly longer survival t...d to a fluid at minute concentrations. "As a drag reducing polymer, it may provide better diffusion of oxygen molecules from red blood cells to tissues because...

FDA approves VYTORIN, first and only to powerfully reduce LDL cholesterol through dual inhibition

... of cholesterol in the small intestine, while also reducing cholesterol synthesis in the liver leading to clearance of cholesterol from the bloodstream. Indications and contraindications for VYTORIN VYTORIN is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL chol...

Rutgers cancer prevention expert calls for FDA action to reduce colon cancer and osteoporosis

...researchers have recognized the role of calcium in reducing the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis and colon cancer, but this has not been reflected in federal regulations. Newmark and his colleagues use their paper to illustrate the magnitude of the problem, explain the simplicity of the solution and unde...

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