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Canine Cancer Survivor Is Pet Therapist Helping Kids With Cancer
...t gain. Her appointments to the vet began with the routine
blood draws thechildren knew so well. She had to avoid the park, where she might pick up"doggie diseases." "The children began to identify with Dani, and they asked all sorts ofquestions," said Lauri. "One girl asked me if Dani was scared when she ha...
UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process
...e from taking vitamin supplements or from a steady routine
ofexercise, slows parts of the aging process. "Our most significant finding was that anti-oxidant intervention slowsdown basal skeletal muscle oxidation, which causes the body to age," saidLeeuwenburgh, who did the study with Jay Heinecke, Jo...
Vanderbilt Medical Students Study Effects Of Vibration On Infant Health
...ferent combinations to lessen the vibration during routine
transportconditions. The research expanded on prior work that showed the infants wereexposed to prolonged, low frequency, high-amplitude vibration during transport. It is not known how this continuous vibration affects infants, but studies donewith a...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
Forget the routine
pelvic exam. When the goal is to prevent the serio...Service andprofessional medical societies call for routine
screening for chlamydia andgonorrhea in all sexually active females under age 20, since these diseas...
Osiris Therapeutics Reports Key Findings in SCIENCE Verifying Existence of Adult Stem Cells
...ue. We believe that adult stem cells will become a routine
treatment for cancer, immune disorders, orthopaedic injuries, transplant medicine, congestive heart failure and degenerative diseases," Burns concluded....
Researchers Develop New Treatment For Hepatitis B And C As Nation Anticipates Surge In Number Of Cases
...patitis B and C viruses shouldbe performed because routine
lab work typically measures the levels of one ortw...(a blood clotting test) - are rarelyperformed on a routine
basis. One significant difference in the transmission risks of hepatitis B and C is inthe rate of in...
Study Defines Scope Of Vaccine-Preventable Infections
...ibing antimicrobial resistance patterns. Since the routine
use ofconjugate vaccines against H. influenzae type-b (Hib) in the United States in1988, for instance, cases of meningitis have decreased by more than 95 percent,and scientists now believe that adequate vaccine coverage will substantiallyreduce morbi...
University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Team Is The First To Uncover Role Of Faulty DNA Repair In Breast Cancer
...l breast tissue samplestaken from women undergoing routine
breast reduction surgery," she added. About 30 different NER proteins are necessary to detect and repair injuries fromultraviolet radiation, x-rays and chemical toxins. Like linemen who inspecteach railroad tie along a set of tracks before a train p...
Cystic fibrosis gene undetected in screening of infertile men
... and many of these geneticdefects go undetected in routine
screening for cystic fibrosis. "Dramatic advances ...igher risk of being born with cysticfibrosis." The routine
CFTR screening panel is designed to detect the 31 most common genemutations associated with CF in th...
Pre-delivery digital exams may increase in utero bacterial levels
... "At this point, delivery is routine
in women withconfirmed rupt...id. Each woman underwent a routine
sterile speculum exam to diagnose the rupture of the chorion and amnion -- th...
Gene treatment can boost heart function in rabbits, Duke researchers say
...nce fatigue, weakness and an inability tocarry out routine
daily tasks. There is currently no effective means to reverseheart failure, only to treat symptoms. The research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Healthand the American Heart Association (AHA). According to the AHA,...
Gene alterations may predict response to new cancer therapy
... cancer, and it may one day provide a routine
way totreat some cancer patients with a drug now used primarily by diabetics. "These results give us a novel target for therapy,perhaps a way to predict who ...
IFT experts inform and caution consumers about dietary supplements
...sis. "Many health professionals advise the routine
use of calcium and/orvitamin D supple-ments to help prevent osteoporosis, especially for high-risk orelderly individuals," they say. But other dietary supplements, such as amino acids, may not bebeneficial for healthy persons, and in fact, ...
Geologists at UNC-CH discover state's 'most spectacular' fossils
...ill student, planned a field trip for an otherwise routine
geologyhonors project in 1995, he had no idea he'd help make what his professor called"the most spectacular and important fossil find in North Carolina history." Casually scraping his pick along the ground at an undisclosedeast-central N.C. s...
Even in the Amazon jungles, treatment for heat exhaustion is the same as it is right here at home
...rs or pre-mixed sport drinks shouldbe adequate for routine
activity. She also recommends checking to be sure a sport drink contains a sugar source,such as glucose or fructose, and that it has vitamin C. "You might have a drinkthat contains about 100 or 200 milligrams of Vitamin C in it or you can mix yourd...
A picture and 2,000 words in Science magazine: two Kansas scientists work at forefront of emerging technology
...sed on a paintfleck from a hit-and-run accident is routine
now. In the field of art preservation and authentication, museums such as the J.Paul Getty Museum and its Restoration Unit have used it to examine the Dead Seascrolls and study cross-sections of paint on Dutch masterpieces; likewise,layers of wood i...
UT Southwestern researchers kill latent HIV-infected cells using immunotoxin
...lls so that an individualcould be reimmunized with routine
vaccines," Vitetta said. "It should also leavebehind many CD8 T memory cells, which lack CD45RO, that are uninfected. They cancontinue to maintain the cytotoxic arm of the immune system (the part that isdestructive to cells) to protect against future...
Awareness, quick action key to battling canine bacterial disease
...ecommend that dog owners make any changes in their routine
to try to prevent the disease. "There is no justification to do anything differently," he said. "We have no evidence that dog show conditions, crowding, sharing crates or bowls, or stress is a cause of this disease. People should not panic and chang...
Researcher finds alternatives to antibiotics for growing chickens
...e antibiotic-resistance issue has been whether the routine
feeding of antibiotics to agricultural animals con...istant strains. European countries have banned the routine
use of antibiotics in chicken feed. However, Cook believes that banning antibiotics would dramatical...
PSA level predicts future prostate growth
...r of growth is the PSA level." The PSA test, the routine
indicator of prostate cancer and enlarged prostate, defines prostate volume by measuring the amount of protein produced by prostate cells. If a man's PSA level is high, he has more prostate cells, indicating growth of his prostate. The prostate, a ...
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