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Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimer's disease
...ss the need for more research into the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of Alzheimers, six early-career scientists were awarded the first Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Alzheimers Disease. The $60,000 award provides funding for a broad array of research that investi...
New test improves detection of liver cancer
...est. The researchers were able to make the correct diagnosis
in 70% of the cases − a success rate that eq...combination with the new test, the accuracy of HCC diagnosis
rises dramatically. The new test succeeds in detecting liver cancer in more than half of the patient...
Role of thyroid hormones in slumber under investigation at Rutgers
...or of the ambitious project at Rutgers-Camden. A diagnosis
of thyroid cancer in 1991 inspired Martins in-depth studies of thyroid hormones for over a decade. Martin has been cancer-free since the removal of his thyroid gland, but his need to compensate for its absence with pills has been educational. I hav...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
.... More immediately, we hope to develop tests for diagnosis
or prognosis. But long-term, we hope this will lead to better therapies to treat prostate cancer. The key challenge is to find a drug that would go after this gene fusion, Chinnaiyan says. The gene fusion technology has been licensed to San Diego-b...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
... helps to analyze. Finally, based upon the data, a diagnosis
is made. ...
Gene expression pattern could lead to improved treatment of pediatric septic shock
...ene expression pattern that could lead to improved diagnosis
and treatment of pediatric septic shock still a s...sis on personalized and predictive medicine where diagnosis
and treatment coincide with a person's genetic predisposition the study involves the largest gene e...
UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute partners with Abraxis BioScience
...ity to jointly pursue innovative approaches to the diagnosis
and treatment of life threatening diseases, leveraging the complementary resources and skills of both organizations. To further support the partnership, visiting scholars from other institutions will also participate in the collaborative research pro...
Study points to new way to predict death risk from torn aorta
...tion of blood markers that might permit an earlier diagnosis
both early in the course of a dissection and later on, and working to further refine long-term risk prediction, says Eagle. U-M surgeons G. Michael Deeb, M.D., Himanshu Patel, M.D., and Gilbert Upchurch, M.D. are studying how refinements in open surg...
CTRC enrolls first patients in novel phase II study for sarcoma -- living virus destroys cancer cell
...il 2005 and 11 months later received an additional diagnosis
for a rare form of sarcoma. A specialist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston referred her to CTRC, where Mita suggested the REOLYSIN study. After discussing it with her family and doctor, she decided it was the best treatment option for h...
Pediatric ritalin use may affect developing brain, new study suggests
...suggest that doctors must be very careful in their diagnosis
of ADHD before prescribing Ritalin. That's because the brain changes noted in the study might be helpful in battling the disorder but harmful if given to youngsters with healthy brain chemistry, Dr. Milner says. In the study, week-old male rat pup...
Molecular detectors may refine cancer treatment
...doctors an effective tool to more precisely make a diagnosis
and to tailor treatments. UF researchers built designer probes using cancer cells as a template, capitalizing on the ability of aptamers to fold into well-defined, three-dimensional structures that bind to targets. The process relies on the fact th...
Study finds hereditary link to premenstrual depression
...omen for whom the authors prospectivelyconfirmed a diagnosis
of PMDD over at least three months. Another 56women who had no history of mood disorders related to the menstrualcycle served as a comparison group. All the women provided blood samplesfor genetic analysis. The team discovered four specific genetic...
A decisive step toward a cure for insulin dependent diabetes
Montreal, July 15, 2007 A diagnosis
of type I diabetes means a life sentence of medical follow-up. While treatments have become simpler and less restrictive in recent years, they are still a burden, especially for young patients. The latest study published in the journal Nature by Dr. ...
ACMG recognizes progress made in newborn screening
...en newborn screening detects an abnormality, early diagnosis
and treatment can make the difference between a he...o guide them through the process of confirming the diagnosis
in a baby who has a positive screening test result. We need expanded newborn screening in the Un...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...c test that has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis
and treatment of people with schizophrenia. Dr J...ould lead to the development of a genetic test for diagnosis
of schizophrenia and early detection. "Schizophrenia affects about one per cent of Queenslanders, ...
Biodesign Institute leads innovative project to prevent cancer
...ften long and devastating and, despite advances in diagnosis
and treatment, one in five women still succumb to ...rtality, but also potentially some of the costs of diagnosis
and treatment. The W.M. Keck Foundation Award will further push the boundaries of cancer vaccine r...
UF scientists work to develop simple bladder cancer test
...ystoscopy every few months in the first year after diagnosis
and as frequently as every six months thereafter. Meanwhile, the urine tests currently used to detect recurrent bladder cancer miss 60 percent to 75 percent of all malignancies, especially those that are low-grade or early stage. They havent proven...
Progenika Biopharma presents a biochip that guarantees safety in blood transfusions
...hat are already on the market for several types of diagnosis
(for diagnoses, prognoses and the prediction of an...ka launched the LIPOchip on to the market, for the diagnosis
of Family Hypercholesterolemia, the first biochip with the CE label and on sale since 2004. Progenik...
Pre-implantation genetic screening reduces both ongoing pregnancy and live birth rates in over 35s
...were reported to the ESHRE preimplantation genetic diagnosis
(ESHRE-PGD) consortium. This figure under-estimates the total number of IVF/PGD cycles, since only 50 centres worldwide reported their data to the consortium. In a recent survey of 415 assisted reproductive technology clinics in the US, 186 respo...
Study examines cause of hearing loss for patients with certain genetic disease
...elioration of symptoms. To intervene early, prompt diagnosis
based on clinical and imaging findings is necessary. Thus, serial clinical evaluations and high-resolution MRI and CT imaging to detect small ELSTs or intralabyrinthine hemorrhage are warranted in patients with VHL, the authors conclude....
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