Tag: "responders" at biology news
Touching research: How white blood cells navigate
...s known as neutrophils, which are the body's first responders
to inflammation and infection, and how those cells interact with the blood vessel lining known as the endothelium. The cells float along in the bloodstream and make the round trip through the human body in about one minute, always on patrol, looking ...
US DHS sponsored evaluation confirms superior performance of Response Biomedical's RAMP anthrax test
...f prescribed performance standards to enable first responders
to make informed purchasing decisions," states Bil...ket-leading performance will ensure that emergency responders
and corporate America have immediate access to the very best technology available, providing enhance...
Dartmouth Medical School lab blends DNA and technology to aid in crime-solving
...esponse Academy" (VTRA) is intended to train first responders
to deal with terrorist attack involving weapons of...esponse Academy" (VTRA) is intended to train first responders
to deal with terrorist attack involving weapons of mass destruction and will be released in Fall 200...
Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters
... the emerging role of civil engineers as key first responders
to disasters. The study, "Information Technology-b...s being explored in the new research is "how first responders
have to rely on local information and often work in the absence of global information." "An emergenc...
Breath may help diagnose infection
... tool that can help in the emergency room or first responders
to triage on site so that people who are infected can get treatment first," says Joany Jackman, a researcher on the project. "It's not so hard to sample breath from many people very quickly as it is to draw blood." When exposed to disease causing o...
Portable radiation detectors generally meet standards
...ecifications. The tests are intended to help first responders
and government agencies make better use of existing equipment and acquire the right equipment for emergency response, and to encourage manufacturers to better design and characterize their instruments. The tests were performed as part of the NIST pro...
Hopeful results from interrupted Alzheimer's vaccine study
...an immune system attack. A smaller group of immune responders
also had a decrease in levels of a protein called ...ference reached statistical significance in immune responders
compared with patients who received placebo. Spinal fluid samples taken from 21 of the participants...
Medical advances, new discoveries highlighted at Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting
... be summarized, and the roles and actions of first responders
will be described. The indications for and the effectiveness of treatment for internal contamination will be discussed, along with the steps that need to be taken to prepare hospitals for terrorist events involving radioactive materials. The session,...
Positive effects of nuclear medicine, 'smart drugs' provide hope for non-hodgkin's lymphoma patients
...ning cancer. In the initial report, those complete responders
were over 47 months. Four years later, the update study revealed that those patients who achieved a complete response had "an enduring response," noted Wahl, indicating that "while we can't say the patients are 'cured,' they have lived without the di...
Hurricane hazard briefing on Capitol Hill
...nt, including what scientists, engineers and first responders
have learned from tracking storm movements, responding to emergencies, and surveying coastal and infrastructure damage. The first briefing will be held at 10:00 am in room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building, and the second will be at 1:30 pm i...
Bioagent detector guide aids first responder purchasing
...use the technology being discussed. To help first responders
decide on appropriate equipment, the guide cites 1... lists questions that could assist emergency first responders
when selecting the biological agent detection equipment. Volume II includes detailed detection equip...
Patents for protein biomarker Discovery
...chnology is currently being applied to distinguish responders
from non-responders in a specific therapeutic regimen. "We are extremely pleased with the decisions of the US, Canadian and European Patent Offices", says Dr Koen Kas, Chief Executive Officer at Peakadilly. "We are now able to operate on the world's ...
Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows
...thwick on the study. "If neutrophils are the first responders
and they never get there, you're fighting a losing battle." And inhalation anthrax works fast, which is one of the reasons why it is usually fatal, according to the CDC. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but people often don't seek treatme...
US government grant funds PXL 'scavenger drugs' to treat radiation damage
...omb" or similar radioactive device, but also first responders
who would need to go into attack areas. It is further expected that these compounds would be developed for non-military radiation injury such as the debilitating effects caused by radiation treatment for cancer....
Biodesign Institute and TGen awarded grants to help lessen threat of radiological terrorist event
...government, medical facilities and emergency first responders
in the event of a catastrophe." Potential radiation exposure scenarios may include the detonation of nuclear weapons, terrorist attacks on nuclear reactors, or the dispersal of radioactive substances with the use of conventional explosives, i.e. "dir...
CU's Torres discusses avian flu and policy
... populations, such as healthcare workers and first responders
including ambulance drivers, firefighters and police officers. However, says Torres, the world still has much to learn from the 1918 flu pandemic that killed more than 20 million people. "One thing that happened in the so-called Spanish flu was a hi...
US government $20M NIAID grant funds Proteome Systems' 'catalytic scavenger compounds'
...omb" or similar radioactive device, but also first responders
who would need to go into attack areas. They would also be developed for non-military radiation injury such as the debilitating effects caused by radiation treatment for cancer," Porges said. The funding bid was organized by Professor John E. Moulde...
National microbial risk center will help scientists get a handle on infectious diseases
...of a new center that will help everyone from first responders
to legislators deal with infectious diseases as we...sm. The tools we develop will better prepare first responders
and decision-makers to deal with these issues." The center is the brainchild of Rose and Chuck Haas...
UCLA discovery will aid in treatment of patients with a deadly brain cancer
...reated at another facility without knowing who the responders
were. They were able to independently replicate their results, confirming that those with both genetic variations were more likely to respond to EGFR blocking drugs. The study shows that glioblastoma patients can respond to targeted agents, and sugge...
Innovative research set to push boundaries of cancer care
...tacked, Laheru says. With an analysis of long-term responders
in both of these clinical trials, the research team may be able to identify cancer-associated proteins that the immune system specifically reacts to, and modify the vaccine to display those antigens, he says. A phase III trial might also test use of ...
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