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Hygienic surfaces, biocidal and self-cleaning coatings

...proposal for the project known as "Development and evaluation of coatings and surface conditions on steel for antibacterial and easy-to-clean properties, DECOBIOF". The aim is to design, develop and evaluate those surfaces with antibacterial and self-cleaning properties. Apart from the participation of the Tec...

2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award recipients announced

...ent a streamlined but rigorous self-nomination and evaluation process that began in March 2005. After NIH staff determined the eligibility of each nominee, the first of three groups of distinguished outside experts identified the most highly competitive individuals in the pool. The second set of outside experts...

PET's imaging power may be best indicator for determining which patients develop Alzheimer's

...agnosis of Alzheimer's based on neuropsychological evaluation is possible," said Drzezga. The study revealed tha...early diagnosis as well as for the development and evaluation of new treatment options," he added. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, new treatm...

Cyberkinetics, Case to develop system to help restore extremity function

... new technologies and methods, performing clinical evaluation and feasibility testing, and promoting the wide-spread deployment of new technologies through professional education and commercial partnerships. More information about the Cleveland FES Center is available at www.fescenter.case.edu . For specific i...

Studies validating performance of Pall prion reduction technology presented at AABB

...d supply. Its prion technology is currently under evaluation by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service and the English National Blood Service for integration into their respective practices as a blood safety measure to reduce the risk of vCJD prion transmission. Pall is continuing its prion research and developm...

Humans are governed by emotionsliterally

...and passions hold sway, often at the expense of an evaluation of long-term consequences," Lobel said. The authors draw on recent research that demonstrates that human decision-making is governed by two neural systems--the deliberative and the affective, or emotional. The latter, which the authors dub emote cont...

Institute of Medicine News: IOM elects 64 new members, five foreign associates

...utritional standards for foods sold in schools, an evaluation of the nation's system for ensuring the safety of prescription drugs after they have reached the market, and an assessment of emergency health care in the United States and recommendations for improving it. Newly elected members are: PETER C. AGRE, M...

Tulane receives millions for international health and tropical medicine research

...raining and technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation to Atlanta and to countries with US government assisted projects conducting surveillance, HIV/AIDS prevention and rolling out antiretroviral medications in Angola, Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Rwanda and Ethiopia. Although planning and application fo...

New imaging method shows early in treatment if brain cancer therapy is effective

...manage each patient's treatment based on real time evaluation of cellular response to therapy," says study author Suresh Mukherji, M.D., professor of radiology and otolaryngology and division director of neuroradiology at the U-M Medical School. The researchers believe the test may be useful for other types of ...

UV measurement tool aids defense against microbes in tap water

... fundamental and practical advances for UV reactor evaluation and testing, Linden said. The tool also will help validate and improve the accuracy of mathematical models for estimating the efficiency of water treatment with UV....

ECCO 13 explores issues in cancer patient management

...xiety and depression sufficient to warrant further evaluation and management. High levels of depression, beyond their detrimental effects on global quality of life, may also hamper treatment decision-making and have been found to impede recovery and increase mortality. Despite worldwide recognition of the probl...

Satellites support Kyoto Protocol through forest mapping service

...nesia, Namibia, and South Africa, and includes the evaluation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) afforestation in developing countries. GSE Forest Monitoring is being carried out as part of the initial portfolio of services offered through Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), a joint initia...

PET imaging reveals the immune system at work

...expansion and activation (and) can be used for the evaluation and development of immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases," he said. One intriguing possibility, according to Witte, is that these techniques could be turned to the study of autoimmune diseases, where the immune system mistakenly identifies na...

Innovative research set to push boundaries of cancer care

...NA binding agents, they selected two compounds for evaluation in vivo. Both of these compounds resemble the well-known anticancer chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, but have properties that are also unique, according to Priebe. In mice studies, one of the compounds, WP744 entered the brain and effectively treated c...

9/11 panel makes recommendations for DNA-based identification after mass disasters

...d funded by the NIJ, the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, based on a request from New York City's chief medical examiner. The New York State Police Forensics Identification Center was responsible for analyzing any reference DNA samples and several private laboratori...

UF scientists find sugar may have a sour side

...ork of Dr. Johnson and his collaborators makes the evaluation of the fructose-metabolic link in people an academic and public health imperative."...

Data in New England Journal of Medicine show benefits of REMICADE in ulcerative colitis patients

...ery eight weeks through week 46 and had their last evaluation at week 54. ACT 2 patients received treatment wit...ery eight weeks through week 22 and had their last evaluation at week 30. In ACT 1, at week 8, 69 percent of patients in the REMICADE 5 mg/kg group and 62 percen...

Toxicology-on-a-chip tool readies for market

...logy development in toxicology and clinical safety evaluation that could be used in early phases of drug development continues to hinder the progression of lead compounds to pharmaceuticals," Dordick says. "In addition to safety concerns, drug discovery is an extremely costly process with more than $1 billion i...

Bone quality regulator identified, suggests drug target

...ce bone matrix. The researchers carried out their evaluation in five sets of mice genetically engineered to produce differing levels of TGF- signaling within osteoblasts, and, for comparison, in normal, or 'wild type' mice. After the animals had been euthanized, the team utilized highly sensitive instruments d...

South African geraniums effective in treatment of adults with acute bronchitis

...gne, Germany conducted the independent statistical evaluation and data analysis....

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