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New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine

...fessional to enter prescriptions and other medical orders directly into a computer database. For six out of... over and over again is physicians trying to enter orders for the wrong patient. Usually theyre caught, most often by the pharmacist or the nurse, but sometim...

MIT, BU team builds viruses to combat harmful 'biofilms'

...the bacterial biofilm cells, an improvement by two orders of magnitude over the phage's nonengineered cousin. The team's modular strategy can be thought of as a plug and play library, says Collins. The library could contain different phages that target different species or strains of bacteria, each constr...

New tumor markers -- 'Spot the differences'

...the system and their role is to give orders. Those orders are transmitted in the form of messages (RNA), whi...reatic cells. This comparison would indicate which orders (messages) are the ones that make the cancer grow and invade and which weapons (proteins) it uses to...

A possible mechanistic link between stress and the development of Alzheimer tangles

... long-term study of about 800 members of religious orders had found that the people who were most prone to stress were twice as likely to develop Alzheimers disease, but the nature of the link between the two has been elusive, says Paul E. Sawchenko, Ph.D., a professor in the Neuronal Structure and Function...

Research without borders: Head of Santa Fe Institute to address NSF

...les as approximately the 3/4-power of mass over 27 orders of magnitude from molecular levels up to the largest multicellular organisms. Similarly, time-scales, such as lifespans and growth-rates, increase with exponents which are typically simple powers of 1/4. It will be shown how these scaling laws foll...

Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

...urther suggesting that this microRNA gets its kill orders from p53. When researchers examined pancreatic cancer cells known to contain damaged or missing p53, they found that those cells had limited or zero miR-34a. "With no p53 gene or miR-34a to stem tumor development, there's no brake in pancreatic ...

NMR advance relies on microscopic detector

...se of a microscopic detector, decreases by several orders of magnitude the amount of protein needed to measure molecular structure. The new technology could ultimately lead to the proliferation of tabletop NMR devices in every research laboratory and medical office. Among other things, such devices could ...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

...tuation. Roche has received and fulfilled pandemic orders for Tamiflu from more than 80 countries worldwide. The magnitude of these orders varies with some countries, France, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand,...

Researchers create interactive map with Google technology to track avian flu spread

...various hosts, including its transport by specific orders of birds and mammals, said CU-Boulder graduate stu... of H5N1 in various parts of the world by specific orders of birds and mammals, including waterfowl, domestic fowl, shorebirds, raptors, songbirds, hoofed mam...

Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do

...rs. "In spite of a size difference of almost three orders of magnitude and a 30 degree Celsius difference in torpor body temperature, the black bear may conserve muscle function to the extent of or perhaps better than small-mammal hibernators." Since 1928, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology has present...

Robust time estimation reconciles views of the antiquity of placental mammals

...al studies suggest that the radiation of placental orders and super orders occurred close to the CretaceousTertiary (KT) boundary about 65 million years ago (mya). In contrast...

The delayed rise of present-day mammals

...s ago, when the major groups - the superorders and orders - appeared, but after that the rate dropped and stayed fairly low for the next 40 million years. It was other groups of mammals, not those we see today, that took advantage of the extinction of the dinosaurs,' says Mr Beck. The research, which appe...

Paleontologists discover most primitive primate skeleton

...ce of a number of undisputed members of the modern orders of mammals. "Plesiadapiforms have long been one of the most controversial groups in mammalian phylogeny," said Michael J. Novacek, curator of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. "First, they are somewhere near primates and us. S...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2007

...be-- that is about one nanometer in size, or three orders of magnitude smaller than a silicon chip. The paper is slated to appear in the Feb 2 Physical Review Letters. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; cabagewh@ornl.gov ] ENERGY -- Microbial cost savings . . . A tiny microbe may hold the key to ...

Dinosaurs -- stones did not help with digestion

...irds. 'In comparing these we extrapolate over four orders of magnitude, from an ostrich weighing 89 kilogram...esponding masses of gastric stones also spans four orders of magnitude, from the 17 gram robin to the ostrich,' says Oliver Wings, who moved from Bonn Univers...

Leibniz Prize winners 2007 announced

...ries of moral action that form the basis of social orders and of political and social activities. Another of his research interests is the artistic representation of history. At this interface of art history and cultural history, of artistic practice and production, he collaborates with researchers in other...

RNA map provides first comprehensive understanding of alternative splicing

...ders. "Given that the complexity of the brain is orders and orders of magnitude more complex than the number of genes we have, one of the intriguing things about alter...

USGS at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

...These vanishingly small concentrations are several orders of magnitude below the concentrations where any effects have been observed or predicted for the compounds measured in this study. Acetaminophen, caffeine, carbamazepine (anti-epileptic), cotinine (human metabolite of nicotine), paraxanthine (human me...

New genetic analysis forces re-draw of insect family tree

...raulti). These insects represent the four major orders of holometabolous insects, beetles (Coleoptera), moths (Lepidoptera), flies (Diptera) and bees and wasps (Hymenoptera), which together represent 45 per cent of the animal species on earth. They also included one orthopteran (the grasshopper Locusta...

Scientists find major susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease

... significance for some IL-23 receptor SNPs was two orders of magnitude greater than that of other SNPs in other genes. So, we believe that blocking the activity of IL-23 or manipulating its pathway will be an effective way to manage IBD," said Dr. Duerr, who also is head of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ge...

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