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MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue

...the real failure in UK hospitals: non-adherence to basic infection control. "Evidence shows that housekeeping programmes are unlikely to have an overall effect on transmission of MRSA unless essential infection-control practices--the use of gloves and hand hygiene--are prioritised. But this is rarely the c...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

... physicians work together to address the important basic and clinical questions surrounding weight regulation. Researchers at OHSU have been involved in a number of key weight regulation discoveries, including identification of specific cells in the brain that are crucial to weight control, and the possibl...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...rtunately, argue Lanphear and colleagues, the most basic toxicity tests in animals are lacking for 75% of t...mical manufacturer's trade association, to provide basic toxicity screening tests for the high-production chemicals, this agreement is voluntary. The Eur...

Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies

...tment of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on tr...

NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk

...tudy were Dr. Yihong Li, an associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at NYU College of Dentistry; Dr. Howard Wiener, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama School of Public Health; Dr. John D. Ruby, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of...

Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...eat example of the joy in practical application of basic science and engineering." said Paul Fleury , Dean of the Engineering Faculty and Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Engineering at Yale....

Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population

...sed. A questionnaire detailing access to food and basic services was administered to a subset of households (n= 210 in each site). "Two hundred seventeen deaths were reported over the previous 121 days in Kass; and in Kalma and Muhajiria, there were 30 and 36 deaths over the 30 days prior to the survey,"...

UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants

...John Aber. "This clearly demonstrates the value of basic research at UNH, both for our ability to improve the human condition and to support economic development." When inhaled by patients, polarized xenon allows MRI to produce a clear picture of the lungs' interior, which cannot be seen with conventional...

Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...cal abnormality and previous implant history); and basic data measuring the patient's hearing and history of hearing loss. "With the suggested improvements to the MAUDE database, it could become a powerful, sophisticated analytical tool for health care providers and patients alike," the authors conclude. ...

Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children

... extent or another," says Dr. Howley. "So the same basic principles apply-control of exposure of cavity-inducing food and through cleaning of the teeth. Even if decay is a low risk for an individual child they can still develop gingivitis or other problems if home care is inadequate."...

Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems

... the microscopic level, focusing on describing the basic spatial configurations of polymer molecules so as to better predict the macroscopic behavior of polymers. Interdisciplinary science research at the Center includes studies of cardiac dynamics, the statistical mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease, and s...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

...cies have not been pursued as if they had people's basic needs in mind. (.) Recognising the health effects ... economic policies. "The Commission will have one basic dogma: policies that harm human health need to be identified and, where possible, changed."...

Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production

... during evolution, different insects conserved the basic RNA code for making important proteins, but developed a way to tweak the resulting nerve cell protein's function in a species-specific manner. The species-specific editing may give insects different abilities by modifying behaviors. According to Joa...

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

... spotty. The pharmaceutical industry's support of basic aging research is hindered due to the fact that th...ing the productive lifespan. By understanding the basic mechanisms of aging, we hope to altogether avoid or mitigate the onset of age related diseases as de...

Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research

...M. D. Anderson hope to maximize their strengths in basic science research and clinical programs, accelerating the speed of scientific discoveries. Specifically, M. D. Anderson will look for additional opportunities to identify promising new anticancer agents for clinical development and to investigate new...

2005 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

...ds and epidemiological findings to help facilitate basic public health core functions. Second, he has conducted dental health services research concerning access to dental care, particularly for the disadvantaged. His third area of research is on effective public health and professional interventions to pr...

2005 Research in Dental Caries Award

...novative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of caries etiology and/or to the prevention of dental caries. Professor Kidd has been involved with dental research and teaching for over 30 years. She started her research career with studies on model systems to better understand aspec...

2005 Salivary Research Award

...novative achievements that have contributed to the basic understanding of salivary gland structure, secretion, and function, or salivary composition and function. Dr. Castle has devoted his scientific career to elucidating the mechanism of secretion from exocrine cells, in particular salivary glands, and t...

Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session

...ognition of outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health; and (2) recognition of applied research achievements for the improvement and development of oral care products for the prevention of oral diseases. The 2005 Award-winners are, representing t...

Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients

... the EORTC will continue to integrate clinical and basic research to further refine the molecular basis of ...mple will stimulate a closer collaboration between basic and clinical research in the future", remarks Monika Hegi, PhD signing author for the translation re...

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