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New gene therapy protocol: First successful treatment for 'bubble babies'

...y could prevail. Clinical application of these new concepts was offered to Dr. Claudio Bordigan, Head of the San Raffaele Institute, who made the ADA retroviral vector available. After clearing all the legal issues, the groundbreaking procedure took place at Hadassah when the patient was seven months old. Sal...

Annals of Internal Medicine: 75 years of medical history

...rs and staff providing early and active support of concepts such as the Cochrane Collaboration and "evidence-based medicine." The Cochrane Collaboration is a group of doctors who work to assemble and determine what information is reliable and worthy of application in clinical practice and what is not. The j...

Making cancer cells susceptible to therapeutic attack

...ition of these mechanisms will help us develop new concepts that may be useful for treating cancer, in part by enlisting the body to become a more active partner in fighting the disease."...

Prostate cancer program at UCLAs Jonsson Cancer Center designated a site of research excellence

...nd clinical researchers to move the most promising concepts forward for clinical evaluation in patients with prostate cancer, deKernion said. The timing of the grant is optimal: Awareness about prostate cancer is increasing. Scientifically, were at the point now where we can make significant advances in preve...

UNC physician says patient, doctor education improves health outcomes

...when their physician asks them to restate the main concepts at the end of the encounter. A recent study by Dr. Dean Schillinger of the University of California at San Francisco and colleagues demonstrated that patients whose doctors used the teach-back method controlled their diabetes better. But that study r...

Scientists shed new light on speed of infant learning

...lusive evidence that infants actually learn object concepts at a very young age between three to six months ... their ability to build an understanding of object concepts through stationary observation of the standard home environment. The findings were published in the...

HHS announces new regional centers for biodefense research

...and testing of vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostic concepts Make available core facilities to approved investigators from academia, government, biotech companies and the pharmaceutical industry Provide facilities and scientific support to first responders in the event of a national biodefense emergency ...

Researchers now on road to isolating skin stem cells

...n every 10,000 cells. The assay relies on the same concepts as those used to quantify stem cells in blood. Researchers placed skin cells from two donor mice onto a patch of denuded skin of a third mouse. The cells from one donor were labeled with green fluorescent protein (GFP). The differentiated cells that ...

Roche pledges continued support for Organ Transplantation Research Foundation

...aid: "Roche is committed to exploring new research concepts that help to deliver the best possible care for people living with transplanted organs. Our decision to extend our financial support to the Foundation reflects Roche's continued commitment to the transplantation community and to innovation in scient...

Illustrated internal medicine book features UNC faculty, famous artwork

...s illustrations were revised to reflect the newest concepts in the field. Drs. John A. Craig and Carlos A.G. Machado created additionalillustrations. "Most practicing physicians have come to realize there is no single best way to 'keep up' and that the efficient use of time is key," Runge said. "We believe we...

Immune alarm system can both amplify and silence alerts, scientists find

...tes that while the new results confirm several key concepts in the immune synapse theory, there are still some aspects that need to be directly tested, including the synapse's ability to amplify a very weak "invaders are here" signal....

Patient-centered approach just what the doctor ordered for healthcare industry

...dical assistance when and where it is needed. "Few concepts support all six of the Institute of Medicine's aims for the 21st Century: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equitability. Patient-centered access is such a concept," Berry adds. Implementing patient-centered acc...

US DoE awards $4 million in funding to Stevens' Center for MicroChemical Systems

...d to demonstrate two novel process-intensification concepts for producing critical chemicals in a cleaner, safer, more cost-effective and energy-efficient manner. "A unique feature of the Stevens approach is the incorporation of highly engineered catalytic reactor wall via nanostructured thin-film," says Pr...

Both languages active in bilingual speakers

...or selection well into the process of lexicalizing concepts into spoken words," Kroll told attendees at the Second Language Research Forum today (Oct. 18) in Tucson, Ariz. Kroll, working with Gretchen Sunderman, Natasha Miller, Natasha Tokowicz and Erica Michael, all recent Penn State graduate students, toge...

Improving the quality of life for larynx cancer patients

...ch allows for a larger shunt valve. Six different concepts for the tissue connector that fastens the shunt valve in place are being tested as "it was impossible to determine which of the alternatives was the most appropriate. We will perform a pilot animal study to test them and choose the most effective," s...

Cardiac MRI detects thinned heart muscle previously deemed unsalvageable

...ved by revascularization, we have learned some new concepts that will allow us to predict which of the thinned areas could be saved," said cardiologist Raymond Kim, M.D., co-director of the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center and member of the research team. "It appears to depend on the ratio of via...

Interracial interactions are cognitively demanding

...ger to associate the white Americans with negative concepts and black Americans with positive concepts. The study participants then interacted with either a black or a white individual, and afterward they were asked to complete an unrelated cognitive task in which they had to inhibit instinctual responses. I...

Improving informed consent for children in cancer treatment studies

...ns are specifically trained in communicating these concepts before the conference with parents? What kind of special training for physicians and nurses is most effective? "When faced with a cancer diagnosis for their child, parents are always going to feel anger and frustration," says Holly Rupnow, who ser...

Two new sets of guidelines intended to improve patient safety

...l education was designed to expose students to the concepts of practice within their chosen medical specialty. However, recently both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education are mandating an outcomes approach and applying educati...

UCSD's Dr. Leon Thal to receive Potamkin Prize, one of neurosciences' highest honors

... The ADCS has also spearheaded the development of concepts such as mild cognitive impairment and has fostered the development of new study designs and instruments useful for clinical trials. In addition to his extraordinary efforts in clinical research, Thal has done work involving the enhancement of neurona...

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