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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

...s-on-Wheels' and other service providers. Letter carriers play an important role by hand-delivering the mail to elderly customers on their route." Dr. Kellermann is director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, and director of the Center for...

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective

...entionof influenza. School age children are major carriers of the disease. Influenzakills 20,000 people each year in the United States alone. The results of the 10-site study were announced July 14 by the NationalInstitute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Aviron, thebiopharmaceutical ...

Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports

...care policy leaves it up to the Medicare insurance carriers inindividual states to decide whether to implement the rule, said William O'Neill,the director of practice issues for the American Academy of Dermatology. "Whatcauses frustration is this crazy quilt of states deciding this issue at theirown discretio...

New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

...f a clinical trials bill mandating healthinsurance carriers to cover patient care costs associated with approved clinicalresearch for cancer and other life-threatening conditions. An earlier test of the new treatment in Germany on 26 colon cancerpatients who had never before received chemotherapy resu...

More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study

...ngadults, but one in 28 Caucasians are symptomless carriers of the gene. Thesymptoms include persistent wheezing and coughing and susceptibility topneumonia as excessive mucus clogs the lungs. CF is characterized by theinability of epithelial cells, those that line the lungs and digestive organs,to secrete ...

New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke

...scientists a more precise methodfor determining if carriers of the gene mutation are at increased risk for hea...sease. Researchers needed a genetic test to study carriers of the gene. Carriers often have a small elevation in their iron storage levels that may beresponsib...

Gene responsible for cerebral venous abnormalities found

...determine whichmembers of susceptible families are carriers of the mutation. The only way todetect CCM had been through the use of expensive magnetic resonance imaging, buteven MRI has limitations in this type of detection because there are some areasof the brain where CCM lesions could reside that are undet...

Duke geneticists unraveling the tangled web of autism

...r search to a few small pieces of chromosomes, the carriers of genetic information. Now, in a series of papers, some in press, the scientists report: Confirmation that a small region of chromosome 15 is duplicated or deleted in some autistic children. This area of chromosome 15 is highly unstable and prone...

Nanostructures for drug delivery

... for these materials include drug delivery, enzyme carriers and chemical valves. Giannelis noted that his work on drug-delivery materials has been influenced by his colleague, Cornell chemical engineering professor Mark Saltzman, an authority on the subject of drug delivery, who has developed pea-size pellet...

UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used

...heir health maintenance organizations or insurance carriers and doctors to find out whether outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is covered by insurance....

AAPS PharmSciTech Tip Sheet

...identifies liposome formulations (MLVs or LUVs) as carriers for Leucinostatin A, a nonapeptide with high antimycotic activity but with low DL50. The choice formulation that could provide the highest DL50 for the peptide was assessed and characterized utilizing FTIR spectrophotometry, which also allowed insigh...

Gene linked to accelerated brain aging in healthy adults

...divided into two groups based on whether they were carriers of the APOE4 gene or not. After undergoing MRS bot...ple with the APOE4 gene than in those who were not carriers of this gene." Thus, the researchers concluded that the brains of those who carry the APOE4 gene sho...

Early breast and ovarian cancers detected in high-risk women

...n who have been followed after being identified as carriers of a BRCA genetic mutation. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have now provided strong evidence that breast and ovarian cancers can be detected at early stage in women at the highest hereditary risk. These findings are published i...

Primate bushmeat : Populations exposed to simian immunodeficiency viruses

...our of these had previously not been identified as carriers of the virus. Moreover, molecular analyses showed a great diversity among the viruses present in these monkeys, and five new SIV lineages were isolated and identified. These results bring to 30 the number of monkey species liable to SIV infection and...

Psychologists hunt for new ways to detect precursors to Alzheimer's Disease

...the highest risk. Parasuraman et al. note that carriers of the higher-risk ApoE allele have deficits in s...ar to those seen in AD patients, even though these carriers are healthy, middle-aged and asymptomatic. The authors speculate that the ApoE-attention link may p...

Antioxidant gene mutation gives free radicals free reign

...all deaths in Western societies, says Juul. If the carriers of this mutation have a reduced antioxidative defe...). The researchers wanted to test the theory that carriers would have an increased risk for developing heart or brain vessel disease. Juul and his team used da...

Study highlights success of meningitis C vaccination programme among UK children

...lysis of bacterial samples from thousands of human carriers so that we can look into the effect of the vaccine on the bacterial population. The study is providing information that will be invaluable in the search for comprehensive vaccines against this disease. (quote by e-mail; does not appear in published ...

Genetic manifestation of melanoma linked to geographic location

...rtionate increase in penetrance in CDKN2A mutation carriers between high and low baseline incidence locations is similar in magnitude to the increase in risk of melanoma among the general population. The authors conclude that "the same factors that affect population incidence of melanoma may also mediate CDKN...

Vaccines prevent cancers of the liver and cervix

...vaccinated children, and the proportion of chronic carriers has dropped tenfold to just 1% of the total. Half a million women contract cervical cancer every year Cancer of the cervix is most common in South America and parts of Africa and Asia. The number of new cases world wide is estimated to about 500 ...

Mutation in 'elastic' gene linked to early coronary heart disease

...tudy of nearly 1,500 Dutch people, they found that carriers of this mutation were 4.2 times more likely to have heart disease before age 50 than non-carriers. "Our results seem to indicate that the R1141X mutation in the ABCC6 gene is not rare in the general population and contributes to an increased propensi...

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