Tag: "healthcare" at biology news
New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting
...logies and products for the military's most urgent healthcare
needs on and off the battlefield. One of the first technology platforms the CeBMR is supporting is a sprayable wound dressing designed to enable soldiers to treat their own small gunshot wounds, burns, abrasions or cuts, so that they may complete a...
Bugs in the gut could play key role in understanding human disease and drug toxicity
... be crucial in realising personalised medicine and healthcare
in the future."...
Children's Hospital Boston wins $2.5 million in health surveillance grants
...ast decade, which allows information-sharing among healthcare
entities, but is under the patient's personal control. CHIP will link these personal health records with public-health information systems, with the goal of increasing immunizations and reducing the number of flu cases. "By combining these two eleme...
Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
...elieve today's report is an important tool to spur healthcare
professionals, advocates and private industries on in our efforts to find effective ways to make osteoporosis prevention part of the everyday lives," said Neil Walsdorf, Jr., president of Mission Pharmacal. Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone d...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
... their lives more quickly and save them -- and the healthcare
system -- the expense and risk of trying drugs tha...isseminate laboratory and clinical findings to the healthcare
community. The ACRN clinical centers that participated in this study are Brigham and Women's Hospita...
Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents
... world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare
companies and is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer....
Heart protein could be used to repair damage caused by heart attack
...rt disease in humans and could even change the way healthcare
providers respond to people suffering from heart attacks. The research appears today's edition of Nature and is available online. "If the protein has a similar effect in humans as it does in mice, the impact by sheer volume is great nearly 1 mill...
The Molecular Profiling Institute named US provider of genetic breast cancer test
... in the delivery of premier diagnostic testing and healthcare
information to the 3.5 million community of patients that we serve," said Jeffrey Mossler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of AmeriPath. The MammaPrint test will be available in January 2005. MPI is the sole provider of MammaPrint in the United States. For...
New tuberculosis antibiotic may shorten treatment time, fight drug-resistant strains
...nt tuberculosis medicines, the WHO recommends that healthcare
workers directly observe patients taking their med...tem is very effective but puts undue strain to the healthcare
system. A shorter TB drug regimen will radically improve treatment and compliance, accelerate the re...
VA patients get better chronic, preventive care than similar US adults
...prove care could be used to raise the bar in other healthcare
settings." The study found that the differences between VA and the national sample were greatest where the VA has established performance measures and actively monitored performance. When assessing those specific indicators, VA patients had a su...
Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source
...kimitsu, working at Kao Corp., a Japanese maker of healthcare
products, including green tea beverages. Results came from the equivalent of about 4 cups of tea a day Although it's difficult to extrapolate from mice eating GTE as a food supplement to a major leaguer or Olympic swimmer sipping green tea, the stu...
'Future Vision 2005' to feature innovation in endoscopy
...gue with academicians, government representatives, healthcare
leaders, industry suppliers, researchers, and vent...g." Speakers representing industry, government and healthcare
will examine the gastrointestinal specialty of endoscopy from the perspectives of its impact on pati...
Biotech science thriving but the business needs intensive care
spending exceeds $3 trillion of which pharmaceuticals account for approximately $250 billion. The European Commission sees life sciences and biotechnology as the next wave of the knowledge-based economy. By 2020 Europe will be the world's top knowled...
Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment
...point-of-use water filters for hospitals and other healthcare
facilities. The new filter is specifically designe... the route of transmission. These products enable healthcare
facilities to practice total water management and tailor their infection control procedures to bette...
21st Century model of healthcare focuses on the family before and after genetic testing
... ethical dilemmas for patients, their families and healthcare
professionals. "The need for a family-based approa... To meet this challenge, biopsychosocial models of healthcare
will need to shift from a focus on intervention after disease onset to more predictive and preventiv...
Nanotechnology's progress and challenges addressed during ACS meeting
...cess in renewable energy, defense, macroelectrics, healthcare
and information technology. ( COLL 121 , Monday, March 14, 8:30 a.m., Convention Center, Room 22, during the symposium "Colloid and Surface Chemistry Award Symposium Honoring Paul Alivisatos.") Tuesday, March 15 Bio-barcode may help diagnose Alz...
Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines
... straightforward, Americans should meet with their healthcare
team so they can adapt the guidelines to meet their personal needs," said Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director of Joslin's Obesity Program and an obesity researcher, who co-chaired the committee that developed the new guidelines. "Eating sma...
Owl genomics presents a HEPATOCHIP for diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
...e finely tuned diagnosis of this disease and allow healthcare
professionals to tailor treatment to individual patients' needs. This chip also assess the efficacy of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis treatment by determining progression or regression of NASH in patients before, during, and NASH treatment....
New strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infections
... information on water as an emerging threat in the healthcare
environment. "Infections acquired in hospitals and healthcare
institutions affect approximately two million people resulting in about 98,000 deaths at a cost of $...
Report suggests infectious connection to chronic diseases
...chronic illnesses that cost millions of dollars in healthcare
every year and exact incalculable tolls of pain and suffering. Each of these diseases was once thought to be caused exclusively by environmental exposures or genetic predisposition. Now they are all suspected of being in infectious diseases," says ...
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