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UNC-CH Scientists To Reveal Results Of New Cancer Study

... acrossfrom UNC Hospitals. Lineberger, a red brick building with a small dome, liesjust across West Drive southwest of the parking deck. Please use the Plaza Levelentrance, not the steps....

Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men

...c heart failure results from fatty plaque deposits building up inarteries supplying the heart with oxygen and reducing blood flow just as rust inold pipes cuts water flow, the physician said. High blood pressure and otherconditions that weaken heart muscle cause a related illness known asnon-ischemic heart fa...

Vaccine Against Melanoma Proves Successful For Patients With Disease Spread To Two Lymph Node Areas

...nst malignantmelanoma--sponsors the trial. AVAX is building a new vaccine laboratory andmanufacturing facility in Philadelphia to increase quantities of the vaccine forfuture testing and use. The five-year randomized trial, already underway, willcompare the effectiveness of an autologous melanoma vaccine to t...

Biochemical Marker Targets Brain Injury Leading To Movement Problems After Stroke

...t studies suggest it may beassociated with protein building and the transmission of signals between nervecells. The researchers found reduced concentrations of NAA in a particularbrain region were linked with weakness in patients with stroke. This region,known as the internal capsule, has nerve pathways tha...

NPSF workshop builds community to improve pharmaceutical safety

...g thepatient safety movement by raising awareness, building a knowledge base,creating a forum for sharing that knowledge, and facilitating the implementationof practices that improve patient safety....

Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of relationships

...ive life of mammals. The hormone facilitates nest building and pupretrieval in rats, acceptance of offspring in sheep, and the formation of adultpair-bonds in prairie voles. In humans, oxytocin stimulates milk ejectionduring lactation, uterine contraction during birth, and is released duringsexual orgasm in...

Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment

...rating thegreat value of translational research by building a bridge between the basicscientist and the retinal surgeon." "The bottom line is that oxygen therapy reduces the amount of damage tothe photoreceptor cells of the retina," said Steven K. Fisher, Ph.D., directorof the Neuroscience Research I...

UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers

... In addition, a new five-story, 88,000 square foot building is currently beingbuilt at UCSF/Mount Zion, part o...re, and is slated forcompletion this year. The new building will function as a clinical component tothe Cancer Research Institute that opened in 1997 at UCSF/Mo...

NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center

...nts early for careers in behavioralneuroscience by building better bridges to graduate training with programs forundergraduates at all participating schools, including summer internships forfirst and second year college students and expansion of Emory's undergraduatemajor in neuroscience and behavioral biolog...

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic

...have difficulty automaticallyretrieving such basic building blocks as letters, words, numbers andmathematical facts. A new study by University of Washington researchers, comparing childrenwith a reading disability to those with dual reading and math calculationdisabilities, indicates that this inabili...

Fire ants can attack humans in homes or health care facilities

... first case of fire ants attacking humans inside a building wasreported. Since then, seven more indoor attacks...sent.Investigate both interior and exterior of the building carefully. Exterminate all ants found indoors with liquid pesticides as soon as possible. Treat a...

UI researchers find more natural method to possibly induce vascular growth

...ce VEGF. VEGF then triggers endothelial cells, the building blocks of the blood vessels,to proliferate. "VEGF causes the endothelial cells to migrate, line up and actually form thevascular structures," Tomanek explained. Tomanek and his colleagues are continuing to study VEGF and other growthfactors, attempt...

Review identifies factors leading to better outcome for some metastatic breast cancer patients

...es try to minimize disease with high dose therapy, building thefoundation for such up-and-coming approaches as gene therapies, vaccines, orinhibitors to blood vessel growth to be used as "mop up" agents after transplantand recovery. The practice of using high dose therapy and transplant early inthe course of...

Indiana University Cancer Center receives National Cancer Institute designation

...arch center. "The IU Cancer Center is an important building block in IU's efforts to beAmerica's New Public University and our Indianapolis campus, IUPUI, to be amongthe best of a new class of urban universities engaged with their cities andstates, especially in the promotion of health, wellness, longevity an...

Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression

...m their duties as caregiver can alsodecompress the building pressures on an overloaded parent," said Silver. The research was supported in part by a grant from the Branch for PreventionResearch of the National Institute of Mental Health....

Strain makes for stronger engineered tissues

...iplied, they filled in the open spaces, eventually building theirown framework as the scaffold degraded. As the tissues were developing, theresearchers clamped them to devices that repeatedly exerted a gentle pullsimilar to what natural blood vessel tissue experiences as blood pulses throughthe vessel. Tiss...

Greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning needed among patients and doctors

... are associated with the occupancy of a particular building or room" with several family members (including pets) affected. Testing for carbon monoxide in the blood (carboxyhaemoglobin) is straightforward and will pick up exposure in its early stages, say Walker and Hay and breath meters (originally developed...

New study shows link between sex and violence among N.C. high school males

...andis knowledge-based as opposed to using a skills building approach. For example,we need to teach children about certain high-risk behaviors, but we also need toteach them how to effectively communicate and negotiate their way out of adangerous situation. We also need to teach them how to avoid the situation...

Home exercise equipment increased weight-loss success in study

...rticipants had dedicated themselves to building exercise into their lives and found the variety helpful. "The message is not that all you have to do is buy this equipmentand you'll lose weight," said Jakicic. "But it is useful when helping to build an activity into alifesty...

South Bronx adolescents don't feel safe at home

...in the South Bronx say they don't feel safe in the building where they live, new research shows. Interviewed by public health and urban violence professionals, 23 percent of the adolescents reported they had been beaten up, 10 percent stabbed, and eight percent shot. In addition, many of the youths had witne...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... Experimental Biology and Medicine a multidisciplinary research ... Kenis in the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB) ... Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on subcellular redox ... cell functions including energy metabolism, signaling, and transcriptional ... normal cellular behavior, redox status has been recognized ...
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