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ARICEPT better tolerated than Exelon in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimers disease

... Inc are committed to a collaboration dedicated to advances in Alzheimers therapy. These studies were funded by Eisai and Pfizer Inc. _________________________ Physicians Satisfaction Questionnaire: When surveyed on overall satisfaction with ARICEPT for each patient, physicians who participated in t...

Lawrence Livermore Lab pioneers advanced radiation treatment for cancer

...ichardson. "This technology was developed through advances resulting from nuclear weapons research and with the multidisciplinary scientific expertise of a Department of Energy national laboratory. This is an excellent example of turning swords into plowshares." Peregrine has been under development at La...

Cell degradation is topic of science review

...., reviews recent findings regarding autophagy and advances made in identifying its molecular components. Along with co-author Daniel J. Klionsky from the University of Michigan, Emr notes that autophagy, the breakdown and recycling of cellular material, is seen in yeast, plants and animals. Although fir...

AAPS kicks off new century with workshop on bioanalytical methods validation

...orkshop are to: Review the progress, impact and advances during the last decade of bioanalytical methods validation since the first workshop, held in 1989; Identify, discuss and resolve scientific issues related to the validation of quantitative bioanalytical methodology; Harmonize scientific issues ...

Researchers image language recovery after stroke

...en successful and unsuccessful recovery." Recent advances in imaging techniques provide researchers with a window into the brain. To date, imaging studies of language recovery after stroke have examined patients on the basis of clinical symptoms. Scientists measure brain activity in patients with a specific...

McCaw/Muscular Dystrophy Association fund supports UW recruitment of internationally noted gene therapy researcher

...as worked nationally to help educate the public on advances in gene therapy research for muscular dystrophy through appearances on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and other speaking engagements. He has been a research mentor to many postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and college undergraduates. At the UW, Cham...

"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers

...ific career, Professor Postma contributed to major advances in the treatment of asthma. Thanks to her research, doctors now distinguish between asthma and COPD. Professor Postma defined the clinical syndromes of the two pulmonary conditions. Her description of asthma, which is based on genetic research, is ...

Study: Ripped aortas kill often, but new knowledge may aid survival

...n 1995 and 1999, a recent enough period to reflect advances in diagnosis and care. The outcomes for patients treated with either surgical or medical (drug-based) care were examined. For the 284 patients found to have Type B dissection, which occurs in the descending portion of the aorta at or below the fi...

Newspaper science editor wins top chemistry reporting award

...ents ranging from early genetic research to recent advances in nanotechnology. His topic coverage is as varied as AIDS, earthquakes, cosmology and biomedical research. Perlman also writes frequently about policy issues involving health care, the environment, nuclear energy and arms control. His lifetime of...

Breast cancer risk lower than women think; statistics by age, ethnicity give more realistic picture

...are unlikely to remain stable over time because of advances in screening technologies, which lead to more tumors being detected earlier, and improvements in prevention strategies, which reduce the number of women who develop breast cancer, they say. In contrast, risk estimates based on current age and calcu...

No evidence that large numbers of physicians are leaving California, say UCSF researchers

...edical education pipelines do not show significant advances in recent years in racial and ethnic diversity. Only about a quarter of physicians practicing in California in 2000 attended medical school in the state. About 50 percent of the state's physicians attended school in another U.S. state and the remain...

Science for global health - World Health Day 2001

...ontribute to the scientific foundation for medical advances and treatment here as well. For example, research on the use of oral rehydration for cholera in Bangladesh has led to its adoption in the developing world and as the preferred treatment for dehydrating diarrheal disease in the United States. More r...

Science, engineering and technology newstips

...across networks. Optical communications depend on advances in optics, electronic engineering, computer science and software development, said Mukherjee. The greatest payoff would come from merging the best of each field, rather than focusing on one area, he said. Mukherjee teaches a course in optical networ...

NIAID events highlight global health research

...entations by U.S. and international researchers on advances in vaccine and drug research, diagnostic testing, and the basic science of tropical infectious diseases, all made possible through ICTDR collaborations. The meeting agenda can be found online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ictdr/10th/agenda.htm. For m...

Use or non-use of beta blockers provides clues for improving healthcare quality in hospitals

...sful efforts. "While industry has made substantial advances in measuring and improving the quality of its products, these lessons are not easily translated into the complex healthcare environment," said Harlan Krumholz, M.D., senior author of the study and associate professor of internal medicine and cardiolo...

Crystallographers meet in Los Angeles

...to the nature of living organisms, and can lead to advances in pharmaceutical drug and vaccine development. Some highlights from the meeting include: Symposium of using crystallography for structural genomics (determining the 3-D structures of complex biomolecules) and the discovery of new pharmaceutical ...

Dartmouth Medical School professors study the uneven landscapeof newborn intensive care services: Variation in the neonatology workforce

... care, considered one of the most important recent advances in pediatrics, has been shown to be highly effective in reducing mortality and improving long-term outcomes for premature and ill newborns. The Dartmouth team found that the regional supply of neonatologists varies dramatically and cannot be explaine...

Lack of trained staff and technical support exposes patients to increased risk of cancer progression

... examples from his own department of technological advances that were of potential benefit to head and neck ca...th, finally, a rise in health care costs". The new advances include: External beam intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has produced remarkable technologic...

UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit

...parents are getting more attention because medical advances have meant more people live to be grandparents. In 1900, the average life expectancy was about 49 years; today, the largest growing segment of the older adult population is people 85 and older, he said. As people live longer, the prospect of shared ...

Vascular dementia patients taking ARICEPT show significant treatment benefits in cognition and function

... Inc are committed to a collaboration dedicated to advances in Alzheimer's therapy. These studies were funded by Eisai....

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