Tag: "screening" at biology news
Siblings Of People With Heart Disease Are Less Likely To Get Treatment
... for heart disease? and often seemed interested in screening
primarily toreassure themselves that they were not...able high-risk group who remain in need ofimproved screening
and treatment to lower rates of high blood pressure."Co-authors are Taryn Moy; Roger Blumenthal, Jud...
NIST Machine To Aid In Making Better Artificial Joints
...r that implants get inthe body, and can complete a screening
in about one week. Now that the device has been tested successfully, the next step in theindustry/government collaborative effort (theCRADAs soon will be extended for two years) will be to use it to study howpotential, alternative implant mater...
Researchers Develop Fast Screening Method For Water Testing
... analysis. Until now, there have been few screening
methods for use by companiesand environmental agencies charged with monitoring the nation's water supplies.Accurate water sampling of a large water system such as a river may requiretesting of as many as 100 samples from different locations in the ri...
NCI Awards Hopkins $3.8 Million For Cancer Genetics Network
...am,which provides genetic counseling, testing, and screening
recommendations forindividuals with a family hist... counseling andevaluate how closely they adhere to screening
recommendations. We also want tofind out more about how personal considerations, such as insurance ...
Hopkins Study Shows High Prevalence Of Domestic Violence
...mergencydepartments need to develop a protocol for screening
female patients between theages of 16 and 60 for d...s Hopkins Hospital to institute adomestic violence screening
protocol for its female emergency departmentpatients....
Genetic Clue Found To The Leading Cause Of Blindness In The United States
... wet form of the disease. The abilityto do genetic screening
for the disease could help physicians anticipate whichpatients are at risk and take early preventative measures to head off asignificant loss of vision. An ultimate goal of the research is to developmeasures and therapies that can eliminate age-relat...
Blood Levels Of C-Reactive Protein May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk In
Women As Well As Men
...eart are damaged -- addsto the predictive value of screening
blood samples for both total and HDL (good)cholesterol levels. Thus C-reactive protein testing may improve doctors'ability to predict heart disease risk among women. "C-reactive protein is a sensitive marker of inflammation, the processwhere...
Advances In Analyzing Environmental Endocrine Disruptors And Their Effects On
...ion Agency(EPA) to create a consensus strategy for screening
pesticides for estrogeniceffects on human health, and for screening
other hormonal effects and substancesdetected in drinking water. EPA will provide a review of its ju...
University of Georgia Genetics Professor John Avise Publishes The Genetic Gods, A New Book On Evolution And Belief
...limplications of technological advances in genetic screening
and engineering. Heconcludes with a chapter on meaning. Avise defends calling genes "gods" by saying that genes have specialpowers over human lives and affairs. "The genetic material in organisms alive today traces back generation ...
Loss Of Tumor Suppressor Gene Triggers Colon Cancer
..." Vogelstein says. Vogelstein's team plans tobegin screening
compounds that can block expression of the c- MYC ...th. The break came when the team used a powerful screening
procedure to sortout the genes that are turned on or off by APC. They found that thec- MYC gene qui...
Doctors Find Lead On Common Genes Which Can Lead To Bowel Cancer
...ify those people who will gain the most from bowel screening
and thiscould potentially save hundreds of lives from this disease." Added Sir Walter Bodmer: "The only way to find other genes like these is to dowhat we did and look for mutations in genes which have a strong effect. This isan important finding b...
Science Article Criticizes Federal Policy Regarding Lead Exposure And Children's Health
...forts continue to focus on secondary prevention -- screening
children forelevated blood lead levels and control...ancy bychildren," says Dr. Lanphear. "Residential screening
could be done on a routinebasis, depending on the age and condition of the house, or terminated if t...
Screening In Women Army Recruits Shows High Chlamydia Infection Rates
... for getting the infection. Results of the screening
showed that overall, 9.2 percent of the womenhad C... but brought itdown to less than 5 percent through screening
and treatment," says Gaydos. The study also points out a need for screening
in men, Gaydos...
MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice
...se from Johnson and colleagues, quest for a better screening
tool tostudy genetic mutations in the world's larg...ly, Paulus hopes the MicroCAT will allow automated screening
of mice,which will enable genetics researchers to quickly scan mice and look atphenotypes using a co...
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Describes New VITA Technology For Enabling Genomics For Drug Discovery
... in amouse model system with assay development and screening
for the discovery ofnovel drug leads. The data to ...bitor molecules discoveredin a new high throughput screening
competitive binding assay that overcomesobstacles inherent in the screening
of novel targets. "The g...
University Of California-San Francisco Researchers Report Test That Detects Prion Diseases, Illuminates Novel
Findings About Infectious Prions
...Medicine, extends beyond the hope for an effective screening
tool. Forthe assay has revealed stunning insights into the nature of the novel,inscrutable pathogen that causes "mad cow" disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob's diseasein humans and a variety of other neurodegenerative diseases seen across speciesand known co...
Wistar Scientists Locate Genes Involved In Mammalian Tissue Regeneration
...ice, this type of healing is a heritable trait. By screening
the entire mouse genome, Dr. Heber-Katz's laboratory, working incollaboration with immunogeneticist, Elizabeth Blankenhorn, Ph.D., of theAllegheny University of the Health Sciences, has identified multiple regions onfive different chromosomes that ap...
Cystic Fibrosis Conference Will Showcase Latest From Clinical Care To Basic Science
...protein folding defect Is there a role for newborn screening
and early diagnosis in CF care? Long-term efficacy and safety of inhaled tobramycin (TOBI) in patients with CF Oct. 17, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., CFTR Structure & Function: PathophysiologicInsights & Novel Targets for Pharmacotherapies. CF researche...
Mice Lacking Gene Show Reduced Alcohol Preference And Sensitivity
... isn't yet clear. It willrequire extensive genetic screening
of humans to determine which specificmutations in the D2 receptor gene may be connected with alcoholism. Our researchdoesn't point towards a single 'alcoholic' gene, but rather towards a complexinteraction between several receptors and systems in the...
Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
...em in adolescent populations and to showthat early screening
and treatment for chlamydial infection can prevent PID. "Despite significant progress, the more we look, the more chlamydial infectionswe find. Clearly we need better prevention tools if we are going to stop thespread of this silent plague," says P...
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