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Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects

...ill present results from the phase II study at the annual American Transplant Congress May 20 25 in Seattle. Multiple phase III studies currently are being planned....

Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening

...inaldo, M.D., Ph.D., presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Rinaldo said that tandem mass spectrometry a multiplex platform available to screen for upwards of 40 potentially life-threatening genetic diseases is...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...um, "Science, Technology and Inequalities," at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. Pinstrup-Andersen is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Some 800 million people in...

Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes

...esults of medical interventions. On Feb. 21 at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., Taylor will present his latest accomplishment: factoring in the flexibility of veins and arteries to his model of the cardiovascular system. The realistic respon...

Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies

...itional scientist announced today (Feb. 20) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. "Even though young adults are incredibly busy, they still want to know what they can do to improve their health," says Susan Nitzke, a professor at UW-Madis...

Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis

...sults of the Duke study Feb. 20, 2005, at the 51th annual scientific meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society in Washington, D.C. Alexopoulos, now a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, conducted the research in the laboratory of Farshid Guilak, Ph.D., director of orthopedic ...

Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher

...l and social implications" panel discussion at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. Among the areas where brain imaging could start being used is in treating and diagnosing depression. Illes recently surveyed doctors to find out how they think th...

How often should women get mammograms?

...nd from cancer databases, in a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Sunday, Feb. 20, 8:30 am (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Lobby Level, Maryland Suite C). She also will present that data at a press briefing later that day at 2 pm (Marriott Wardman ...

Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

...f Illinois at Chicago presented his results at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., saying that a stem-cell approach might eliminate the need for the additional surgery and may produce a long-lasting, shapely, and natural implant. The research wi...

Feb. 15, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

... them actually quit smoking (Article, p. 233). The annual death rates were 8.8 per 1000 patients in the quit...ram and 10.4 per 1000 in the usual care group. The annual death rates for those who quit smoking were 6.0 per 1000 patients compared with 11.0 per 1000 in tho...

Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions

...g and heart disease can substantially benefit from annual influenza vaccination during an epidemic, accordin... to be a major cause of illness and death, with an annual 140,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States, according to background information...

14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life

...ly 21.7 percent of them actually quit smoking. The annual death rates were 8.8 per 1000 participants in the ...ram and 10.4 per 1000 in the usual care group. The annual death rates for those who actually quit was even more positive: 6.0 per 1000 patients compared with ...

Gladstone Institutes rank high in the scientist survey of best places for postdocs

...postdoctoral fellows, according to The Scientist's annual "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" survey, set to be published in the February 14 issue. The Gladstone Institutes, the only Northern California institution to be named in the results, is ranked #12 in the survey. More than 3,500 postdoctoral fellows ...

Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost

...monstrated 19% fewer hospitalizations, and an $817 annual reduction in paid claims, in the intervention group versus the control group among those who triggered Care Considerations. There was also a 42% higher compliance rate in the intervention group with the standards of care addressed by the system's ...

Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD

...l be honored at the Cardiovascular Center's eighth annual "Heart of San Diego" Gala on Saturday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. This black-tie event, held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, has raised $1.8 million over the past seven years. For more information and reservations for this event, please cal...

Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows

...V. The researchers found a 21 percent reduction in annual transmission with the use of a screening strategy, as compared with the absence of screening. They also found that earlier identification through screening would lengthen life by 1.5 years for a person with HIV infection. In a population in which 1 i...

NIH awards USC $8.7 million to study tobacco use in China

...on and Disease Prevention Research. "In China, the annual toll is nearly 800,000, with the numbers expected to soar as women, who traditionally smoked far less than men, take up the habit and as Chinese youth begin to experiment with tobacco at increasingly earlier ages. So the need for tobacco use research...

Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests

...d their findings on October 25 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference. "We already know how the immune and endocrine systems of healthy medical students react to stress, along with how students respond behaviorally to this kind of stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cog...

States find alternate routes to health coverage

...es: Finding Alternate Routes, released today. This annual report, produced by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Coverage Initiatives program (SCI), tells the story of state health coverage activities from the previous year. As the only report to provide a comprehensive analysis of state activities ...

ASGE announces grant recipients in annual research awards program

... of medical research grants, as part of the ASGE's annual Research & Outcomes & Effectiveness Awards Program. The ASGE Research Committee received 31 applications for research project funding last fall and granted a total of $234,700 to the 11 institutions that were chosen to receive grants, including nine ...

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(Date:10/22/2014)... Salamon HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as ... technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even ... 31 percent of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared ... than 4,000 IVF cycles over two years to tease out ...
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(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... working for NBC News in Liberia has cleared the ... at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he had been treated ... blood test confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... R.I., NBC News reported Tuesday night. "Recovering from ...
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