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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...act surgery Easing concerns about a promising new medical
imaging agent Explosive discovery on genetically ...ATE RELEASE Easing concerns about a promising new medical
imaging agent Chemical Research in Toxicology In a study that eases concern about the toxicity o...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper
...rgy requirements of tomorrows gadgets, implantable medical
equipment, and transportation vehicles. Along with its ability to function in temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and down to 100 below zero, the device is completely integrated and can be printed like paper. The device is also unique in that...
MIT creates 3-D images of living cell
...an body, which allow doctors to diagnose and treat medical
conditions. CT images are generated by combining a series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken as the X-ray source rotates around the object. You can reconstruct a 3D representation of an object from multiple images taken from multiple directions,...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...een in a clinical trial. Halls team studied the medical
histories of 1,812 men, including 237 statin users, and analyzed their blood for free or unbound testosterone, for total testosterone, and for other associated compounds. The researchers found no relationship between statin use and free testosteron...
OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
...er Markus Grompe, M.D., professor of molecular and medical
genetics, and pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine. "In terms of fostering research, this will be great for malaria, this will be great for hepatitis, this will be great for liver stem cells, this will be great for gene therapy. It will allow a lot ...
Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths
...ve dental school and Raymond Redline from the Case medical
school report results from their investigation, TLR4 promotes F. nucleatum-induced fetal death in mice, in the Journal of Immunology. New findings from the mouse study holds potential to develop ways to curb the emotional and economic toll on famil...
Improved NIST SRM aids lead poisoning detection
... be on the top of your shopping list, but for U.S. medical
personnel who each year perform more than 2 million human blood measurements, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 955c from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cant be beat. SRM 955c is an improved version of SRM 955b, a materi...
New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
...ystems promise to improve health outcomes, reduce medical
errors and increase cost efficiency, but hospitals...care professional to enter prescriptions and other medical
orders directly into a computer database. For six out of eight previously defined categories of uni...
Biologists at Tufts University discover 1 reason why chromosomes break, often leading to cancer
...this correlation and we'd like to know if it has a medical
Neurosciences and music meet in Montreal
...ic rehabilitation. The event is mostly targeted to medical
professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, educators, music therapists, musicologists, and sound engineers. The conference will be preceded, on June 25th, by a Workshop on research design and methodology in music and neurosciences...
New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing
...rsons genome can be sequenced as a routine part of medical
research and health care, the National Human Genom...equencing of individual genomes as part of routine medical
care. The ability to sequence an individual genome cost-effectively could enable health care profess...
U-M researchers find family of 'on switches' that cause prostate cancer
...designated comprehensive cancer centers, a premier medical
school and a large health system with both clinicians and patients. The centers goal is to study the genes, proteins and other markers on cells to develop new diagnostic tests or screening tools as well as targeted treatments for cancer and other d...
Forsyth scientists gain new understanding of adult stem cell regulation
...anding what drives stem cell behavior and may help medical
science identify novel therapeutic targets. The Forsyth team previously found that communication through gap-junctions (microscopic tunnels directly linking neighboring cells) controls the left-right asymmetric positioning of the internal organs d...
Aggressive therapy best for certain AML patients
...rative group composed of oncologists from academic medical
centers and community hospitals across the nation. The findings were published in a recent issue of the journal Blood. Our data is the first to show that AML patients with normal-looking chromosomes and this mutation do as well when treated agg...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...on (JAMA). He led a research team in reviewing the medical
documentation and case records of 287 girls and women who had been sex-trafficked from Nepal to India between the years 1997 and 2005. All had been repatriated back to Nepal and had received rehabilitative services from Maiti Nepal, a non-governmenta...
Pets could be source of multiresistant bacteria infections in humans, MU researchers investigate
...ic resistant bacteria are a growing problem in the medical
profession as doctors are prescribing second and third choice medicines when common antibiotics dont work. In many cases, these other medicines might be less effective or cause more side effects. One particular type of bacterium, Methicillin-resistan...
UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus
...ns -- viruses, bacteria and fungi -- are a growing medical
problem, Wingard said. "With advancing medical
technology and more powerful antibiotics,patients are living longer," he said. "We have a growing po...
Scientists move closer to bio-engineered bladders
...portance of basic biology research in underpinning medical
advances. Professor Nigel Brown, BBSRC Director of...ence research forms the foundation for much of the medical
advances we have today and hope for in the future. We need a solid understanding of how our bodies w...
Geisinger scientist seeks cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, creating device to find treatment
...gineers in their senior year when they meet with a medical
professional, identify a real problem and spend a year solving that problem. The rich and educational interactions between Dr. Gerhard, Erica, Meredith and Emily were extraordinary to witness. Geisinger Ventures, which is the health systems corpor...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
...esearchers at UCSF and five other universities and medical
centers in the United States and England. The team analyzed genomic information from 12,360 people and confirmed that immune system genes are altered in people diagnosed with MS. It also pointed to potential mechanisms of the disease. This study a...
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