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Army-funded effort examines androgen's role in bone loss
...tor, Kristine Wiren, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine
(endocrinology, diabetes and clinical nutrition) and behavioral neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine, and research biologist, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "The goal of the Army in funding this grant is to identify factors that promot...
IRCM scientist demonstrates basic active mechanism of immune-system cells
...tes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Contemporary medicine
has to date achieved only mixed results in dealing with these diseases, which affect hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Dr. Veillette's team has discovered one of the basic mechanisms that control the production of antibodies by immune-system c...
Heart responds to fasting by remodeling vital energy-producing components
...Gross, M.D., Ph.D., senior author and professor of medicine
and director of the Division of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine. The findings, scheduled to be reported in an upcoming issue of the journal Biochemistry and now available through advance online publicatio...
Menssana research at NJIT receives kudos for FDA-approved breath test
...ntor Michael Phillips, MD, a clinical professor of medicine
at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Since December 2002, Menssana Research has been a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses. A week ago, the Wall Street Journal named Menssana Resea...
Injured whooping crane recovering at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
...980s. Dr. Carpenter is now the head of zoological medicine
at Kansas State. "Currently, the bird is in satisfactory shape. It is eating some solid food, and we are giving it medication for its wounds," said Olsen. "Although this incident was unfortunate, at least this whooper had the good fortune of com...
How the battle of Waterloo could help doctors fight death from multiple organ failure
...ield is reigniting the debate about whether modern medicine
is always good for you, according to University Co...r present understanding of underlying pathology in medicine
is leading us down the wrong path, and whether our current interventions may even be injurious to th...
Stronger therapy better for AML with normal genetics
...ired by Clara D. Bloomfield, professor of internal medicine
and the William G. Pace III Professor in Cancer Re...r Sherif S. Farag, assistant professor of internal medicine
and a medical oncologist with the OSU CCC-James. "At this point, this is just a hypothesis that need...
Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease
... ALS before the protein can be made available as a medicine
- and such procedures can easily last several more years. ...
Thyroid treatment can trigger homeland security detectors
...ety of North America (RSNA). Diagnostic nuclear medicine
procedures, including FDG PET scans, bone scans an...ect, although for shorter periods. "The nuclear medicine
community has been aware that patients set off detectors, but now we expect it to become a more comm...
UT Southwestern initiating trials in humans for ricin vaccine
...d out by Dr. Robert Munford, professor of internal medicine
and microbiology is designed to confirm the vaccine's safety at doses that induce effective antibody levels in healthy humans. DOR BioPharma, Inc. has received an exclusive license for the vaccine and is developing manufacturing processes for the ge...
Spider silks, the ecological materials of tomorrow?
...silk could have applications in areas ranging from medicine
to ballistics. The distinctive toughness of spider silk could allow manufacturers to improve wound-closure systems and plasters, and to produce artificial ligaments and tendons for durable surgical implants. The silk could also be woven into strong t...
Science and medicine - bridging the gap
...Ph.D. researchers to translate science to clinical medicine
a "critical need." To address this problem, the Ho...owledge to human health. A better understanding of medicine
also can guide scientists in research directions that are most likely to benefit the diagnosis and t...
UT Southwestern researchers trace how virus that causes AIDS spreads following oral exposure
..." said Dr. Sodora, assistant professor of internal medicine
and microbiology. In the study, monkeys were infected with SIV administered onto the cheek pouch of the rhesus macaque, likely coming into contact with the oral mucosa and tonsils before being swallowed. Studying the monkeys after exposure, researche...
Academy meeting highlights advances in detecting Amish, Jewish, and Icelandic genetic diseases
...g of populations? To examine advances in genomic medicine
as well as ethical concerns, the New York Academy ... to examine topics related to genomics and genomic medicine
in a highly interdisciplinary fashion across therapeutic areas....
New weapon in germ warfare: 'Jamming' bacteria signals stops cholera
...cholera and perhaps a whole new type of antibiotic medicine
may emerge from chemicals discovered in an Australian seaweed, new research results suggest. Researchers at the University of New South Wales have found that compounds known as furanones isolated from the seaweed Delisea pulchra can prevent th...
The Molecular Profiling Institute named US provider of genetic breast cancer test
...p for physicians to ultimately bring personalized medicine
to the nation's breast cancer patients," said Robert J. Penny MD, PhD, President and CEO of MPI. Large-scale prospective clinical trials of MammaPrint are currently underway led by the Netherlands Cancer Institute in some 10,000 breast cancer patien...
International team finds gene variants that affect response to HIV infection
... of the leaders of the project, and a professor of medicine
at Harvard Medical School and director of the Part...roject were Philip Goulder, assistant professor of medicine
at Partners AIDS Research Center, and Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia, professor of HIV/AIDS research at the...
Chicken genome analysis unlocks secrets of mammalian and bird evolution
...nt that will benefit research in basic biology and medicine
for years to come. Their analysis of the chicken genome -- the first genome of a livestock or bird species to be sequenced -- will appear in the Dec. 9 issue of the journal Nature . "The draft sequence of the chicken genome and the findings provid...
US researchers warn of possible fertility risk to men using laptop computers on their laps
...ings are reported in Europe's leading reproductive medicine
journal Human Reproduction. They show that using an LC on the lap increased the left scrotal temperature by a median 2.6C and the right by a median 2.8C. Several previous studies have shown that increases in testicular or scrotal temperatures of b...
Children's Hospital Boston launches major genetic study of autism
...etics, genomics, bioinformatics, and developmental medicine
to try to solve the puzzle. Autism is a complex behavioral syndrome defined by developmental deficits, particularly communication deficits, impaired social interaction and repetitive behaviors. Affecting about one in 1,000 people, it is now thought ...
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