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September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... of research networks in studies of importance for practice and policy. Opportunities, Challenges, and Lesso...ewer points in time could decrease costs, increase practice and clinician participation in practice-based research, and result in improved data quality and bett...

University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability

...n Edinburgh this week to examine research and best practice for children with disability and discuss how best to overcome the barriers they face in areas such as learning and mobility. Delegates to the European Academy of Childhood Disability conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, will explore the...

Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling

...also offers an explanation for how the decades-old practice of treating meat with sodium nitrite prevents life-threatening food poisoning known as botulism. Discovering how botulism-causing Clostridium botulinum detects nitric oxide (NO) sheds light on how NO connects with its receptor protein in humans to...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...ity recording. KITP director Gross instituted the practice of recording scientific presentations for web-cast to physicists throughout the world, thereby making the KITP a users facility not only for physicists in attendance at the programs, conferences, and workshops, but also for those located anywhere in ...

Rutgers-led research offers new clues in the genetic mysteries of maize

...ainst the introduction of external genes, a common practice in genetic engineering, suggests that it would create an unnatural instability in the genome," said Messing. "With all the maize genes moving around by themselves in nature, perhaps conveying some selective advantage in doing so, this argument is unf...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...l research and, eventually, will revolutionize the practice of medicine." In the first set of grants, 11 teams will work to develop "near term" technologies that, within five years, are expected to provide the power to sequence a mammalian-sized genome for about $100,000. In the second set, seven groups will...

Study confirms link between head and neck cancer and common Asian nut

...he early 1970s and predominantly among men, in the practice of chewing betel quid. ...

Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

..., according to a new review of research. Standard practice for preterm babies is to cut the cord as soon as p...iews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic. Medical staff ...

Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine

...ublic health genetics programs. He also had a busy practice in clinical genetics, conducted research and was a tenured associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Guttmacher received an A.B. degree from Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. in 1972 a...

Two UT Southwestern physicians elected to National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine

... led the development of the 1994 national clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of enlargement of the prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia. "I am very honored by this recognition, but in reality I believe the Institute of Medicine is really recognizing a true team effort at UT S...

Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer

...hip and outstanding achievement in the science and practice of biomedical engineering and consists of a plaque, a $1000 honorarium and travel expenses. An important function of the lecture was to critically review a field of biomedical engineering and offer a vision of its future. Saltzman received his B.S. w...

System lowers breast augmentation re-operation rate by 17 percent

...). They adopted the algorithms from Dr. Tebbetts' practice and expanded them to address a number of clinical situations, including re-operations to change the size of implant, capsular contracture, infection, implant displacement and silent rupture of silicone implants. According to the study, using algorit...

Global warming: Informal networking is the key to a swift response

...s good awareness of the need to adapt policies and practice in the light of climate change, but respondents were concerned about the uncertainty that surrounds climate trends. At the national level, some participants felt that the culture of public sector agencies had so far not learnt from past crises...

Reassuring findings from first study on sperm donor identification

...identity-release process." Dr Scheib said that the practice of open-identity sperm donation was still in its infancy and it would be appropriate to replicate the study with a bigger sample. The research team now plans a study focused on the experiences of young adults and donors who actually meet each other. ...

Science and medicine - bridging the gap

The gap between basic biology and medical practice is growing. As knowledge in molecular genetics and cell biology accelerates, the biomedical community is finding it increasingly hard to harness the explosion of new information and translate it into medical practice. Bridging the Bed-Bench Gap, a Na...

Efforts to clone primates move forward

... out the egg's nucleus rather than the traditional practice of removing genetic material with a vacuum needle, Pittsburgh researchers performed nuclear transfer with eggs that had not yet achieved full maturity. Cells prepare to divide by moving through various phases of meiosis before actual division takes p...

Singing in the brain

...ts. Then, they undergo a "plastic" phase when they practice singing for eight or nine months, and "when the bi...ect pairs of song segments are shaped as the birds practice singing. "In many cases, experience shapes the function of the brain," he says. "If humans don't hav...

New tuberculosis antibiotic may shorten treatment time, fight drug-resistant strains

...ectly observe patients taking their medications, a practice called "DOTS," for "Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course." "This system is very effective but puts undue strain to the healthcare system. A shorter TB drug regimen will radically improve treatment and compliance, accelerate the reach of DOTS and...

Baby songbirds and human infants learn sounds in similar ways

...mponents, referred to as "syllables," while others practice longer patterns called motifs. Which strategy they choose, or what combination of strategies, seems to depend on what their siblings are doing. In time, all are able to sing the same adult song. The results, reported in the December 13 online issue ...

False positive screening for cancer found to be frequent and costly

...ny such screening tests are already widely used in practice thereby resulting in what can be substantial additional medical care costs without known benefits." Henry Ford Medical Group researchers who collaborated with Lafata in the study included Janine Simpkins, M.A., Lois Lamerato, Ph.D., Laila Poisson, M....

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