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Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery

...strengths as a research university, especially its capacity to integrate new technology with basic research and turn it into a life-enhancing medical intervention ," said Marvin G. Parnes, U-M assistant vice president for research. "Combining U-M intellectual property with complementary patents and technolo...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...The results of this study indicate that the body's capacity to make new cells was in fact the key determinant ... HIV infection, but more important is their body's capacity to form new cells. "We at Berkeley/UCSF are very excited about the prospects for this technology," s...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

... through any spending slowdown. States with larger capacity and above-average health spending per capita may actually lose jobs. But even with the slowdown in health job growth, health sector jobs arestill projected to grow at an annual rate of 1.6% from 1990 through 2005, more rapidly than is project...

Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery

...and the rubbery core should allow a higher loading capacity We've gotten lots of interest in the knedels, for their potential, they're novelty, and their name." The work is funded by the National Science Foundation and Monsanto Company, St. Louis. Wooley and her colleagues recently have been focusing on t...

Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America

...id. "In terms of health service infrastructure the capacity is important in CentralAmerica and much progress has been made in the last decade," Dr. Roses said. "Itis very painful hat this disaster implies a damage of 70% of the infrastructurein Honduras and Nicaragua, the two most affected countries. We speak...

U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages

...vels of SR calcium ATPase can increase the reserve capacity of theheart, which decreases with age. The larger the reserve capacity of the heart,the better it is at dealing with a sudden insult. Thus, exercise not onlyreduces the c...

Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients

...s with chronic infectious diseases and cancer, the capacity ofthe patient's immune system to detect and destroy diseased cells is compromised. Maxamine Therapy combines the administration of Maxamine, which protectscritical immune cells, with the administration of cytokines such as interferonsor IL-2, which s...

Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches

... suggests that"prolonged alcohol intake beyond the capacity of detoxification of acetaldehydein the body may increase cancer risk," says Shinya Shibutani, Ph.D., one of thepaper's authors and a faculty member at the State University of New York atStony Brook. DNA is made up of chemicals called nucleotides whi...

Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care

...new distance education course in pharmacology isat capacity with 40 students. Plans call for a Web-based nursing research courseto be launched this summer that will allow working nurses to take the class ontheir home computers. "We're responding to what the industry is telling us it needs," Wilkersonsays....

Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity

...their 70s that reversed 22 years of declining lung capacity in 22 weeks. The capacity of lungs to absorb oxygen normally declines an average of 1 percent a year after age 40; those in t...

Improved Fitness Lowers Mortality Risk Of Male Heart-Attack Survivors

... On the other hand, those who increased their capacity to do work duringthe study period lowered their ri...ultsshowed that each increase of one stage in work capacity reduced the risk ofdeath by about 10 percent, regardless of which study group the men were assignedt...

New Book Says Cross-Train Your Brain To Increase Mental Function

...late in life,the brain has quite a lot of residual capacity for reorganization." Basically, brain cells learn by making new connections with one another,growing tendril-like connections called dendrites, said Katz and Rubin, seniorcreative supervisor at K2 Design in New York City and the author of 60...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

... ward history is offered ashopeful evidence of the capacity for deeply compassionate care in a modernhospital setting. At a time when the pace of medical understanding of the disease was slow anderratic, the SFGHMC ward focused on keeping patients informed and comfortable,and meeting their emotional and soci...

Sex Differences Found In Proportions Of Gray And White Matter In The Brain: Links To Differences In Cognitive Performance Seen

...in volume produces a larger increase in processing capacity inwomen than in men," notes Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry andneurology and senior author on the study. The study also offers a possible explanation for long-observed abilitydifferences between men and women on specific ...

New Technique Induces Growth Across Spinal Cord Injury

...s made from embryonic spinal cords, which have the capacity to regenerate. The success of those efforts, Woolf says, has been marginal. In the current study, Woolf and his colleague Simona Neumann, PhD, questionedthe assumption that environment made the key difference. "Perhaps, we thought,the question shou...

Stimulating growth hormone production in older adults can reduce body fat and increase hormone levels

...s. It regulates body fat, increases muscle massand capacity for aerobic exercise, and may support normal mood ...some of GH'seffects. Effects on sleep and physical capacity are still being evaluated inthis ongoing study. The investigators noted that the effect of t...

Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study

...advantage over those who are older: a much greater capacity for immunesystem restoration when treated with a potent new class of AIDS drugs,according to a new University of Florida study. In about two-thirds of the 44 children in the study, the number of T cells,an indicator of immune functioning, increased t...

How the nose knows

...lfactory receptors are"generalists" which have the capacity to bind with several odor molecules.Conversely, each odor molecule can bind with a range of potentialreceptors. The intensity of the binding varies, depending on the quality of thefit. Thus, an odor molecule might bind to receptor A with greatintensi...

Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?

... Adrian Bagust and colleagues argue that spare bed capacity is essential for the effective management of emerg...o predict and that their study suggests that spare capacity is essential if an emergency admissions service is to operate efficiently and at a level of risk acc...

Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment

...ns also was related to limited growthin hospitals' capacity to perform lower-extremity bypass surgery andangioplasty. The amputation study, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for HealthCare Policy and Research, appears in the August issue of the American Journal ofPublic Health. Joe Feinglass...

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