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The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?

...to get an emotional response," says Morrison. "Our culture expects schools to teach about sex, but different parents have different standards for what their children should or shouldn't know," she says. At the same time parents, by and large, don't talk to their children about sex and condoms because they d...

Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients

..., holdsresources which illustrate British life and culture from the 16th century to thepresent....

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

...g has succeeded indestroying BCR-ABL cells in cell culture studies and animal trials in mice, butit does not kill normal cells. "We will treat CML patients with this compound inthe form of a pill," said Druker. "We hope the compound will seek out the faultycells with the BCR-ABL protein and destroy them." ...

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grant To Fight Leukemia Recurrence

...rchers plan to extract tumor cells from a patient, culture them, andthen using a virus as a transfer agent, will introduce human genes into thecell. The genes are selected for their ability to generate an immune responsetoward cancer cells. The cultured cells then would be crippled by radiation - the cells ...

Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats

(Understanding the culture of prescribing: qualitative study of general practitioners' and patients' perceptions of antibiotics for sore throats) General practitioners are increasingly prescribing antibiotics for patients with sore throats in spite of growing clinical eviden...

Steroids May Reverse Loss Of Substance Tied To Nervous-System Diseases

...ogesterone were added, individually, to the tissue culture cells, theinitiation of myelin production began 24 hours earlier than it did undercontrol conditions, and the peak rate of myelin formation increased by morethan 2-fold. Their findings provided the first live look at the signals initiatingmyelin for...

'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds

...t-oriented profession, which fits in well with the culture of a many alternative therapies." Neims noted that like the American population in general, health facultyare turning to nontraditional measures to maximize health, not to replacetraditional, Western medicine. Many people are exploring new forms oftr...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV

... fewCTLs can be expanded to more than a billion in culture and still retain theability to function and home n...e isolated from HIV positive patients and grown in culture to producebillions of CTLs capable of attacking HIV-infected cells. These enlarged poolof cells wer...

Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug

... Arteaga said. When the cell lines were studied in culture rather than in the animal, however,adding TGF-beta antibodies did not restore tamoxifen sensitivity. This stronglysuggested that something in the mouse -- but absent in the cell cultures -- wasinvolved in the development of tamoxifen resistance. The ...

New Protease Inhibitor Could Thwart AIDS Resistance To Current Drugs

... Wong, "no resistant mutants were detected in cell culture after one year the new drug may last longer as the chance for development of drug resistance is lower." The same chemical may also become the first treatment for feline AIDS, asignificant threat to the world cat population. Coincidentally, the virus...

Preliminary Study Proves Centuries Of Herbalists Right About Echinacea

...ature is scarce,mostly German or Chinese, but cell culture and animal studies indicatedthis would happen. "So that's good. If for years we've been saying echinacea does this, it'snice to know that it does." Percival now will expand and repeat her preliminary study with the goal ofone day submitting a full-sc...

USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender

...t the body and bodily gender in such an unfamiliar culture as China's. "Iwanted to see how far I could push the arguments that the human body is knownand experienced through the lens of culture, as historically contingent," shesaid. Her thoughts about her mother lode of documents were stimulated by the landm...

Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips

...lab is one of only a very few in the world able to culture and studysuch nerve cell colonies. During the course of the nearly two years Brinton has been working with thetechnique of culturing on silicon, she and her co-worker, graduate student WalidSassou have learned to make and use masks made by traditiona...

Progress In Cancer-Vaccine Studies: Simpler, Safer Approach Producing Encouraging Results

... of growing large populations ofdendritic cells in culture and returning them to the patient, a process thattakes weeks. Instead, they extracted circulating white blood cells, exposed them to either oftwo markers commonly seen on melanoma cells, and returned them to the patient --a process that takes only a ...

NHTSA/NIH combat problem of drowsy driving among fast growing populations of shift workers and teenagers

...nually areattributable to drowsy drivers. "As our culture moves to a 24-hour/7-day-a-week operation and the number ofshift workers and teens continues to climb, the problem could worsen if changesare not made now," said NHTSA Administrator Ricardo Martinez, MD. "NHTSA, withNCSDR, is leading the way to tack...

Anti-diabetic drug found to dramatically reduce symptoms of bowel disease that affects millions worldwide

...Because of what is understood from studies in cell culture and now in animalmodels about the action of TZDs, the Penn Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center hasjust started enrolling patients in a clinical trial to see if the drugs will bean effective treatment for ulcerative colitis. They are using a new generat...

Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development

...han any previous research. "We tend in our culture to expect people to deal with their problems bythemselves unless those problems are just very extreme," Cox said. "Our group ofmothers were not chosen because they had come to clinics for help but were justa community sample of women having children....

UCSF researchers discover new piece of puzzle in cancer development

...next to initiated prostate epithelial cellsin cell culture or in mice with tissue grafts, there was no impact on theepithelial cells. When CAFs were placed next to normal prostate cells, therewas an indication of abnormal signaling, as the epithelial cells began toreplicate in a disregulated manner, but the ...

Scientists grow heart tissue in Bioreactor

...However, this kind of approachdoes not provide the culture environment that supports tissue assemblies.Without a proper 3-D assembly, epithelial cells (the basic cells thatdifferentiate tissue into specific organ functions) lack the proper clues forgrowing into the variety of cells that make up a particular ...

Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at National Acoustics meeting

...Chinese bellsprovide much knowledge of the musical culture of bronze-age China (4pAA1). D.Murray Campbell of the University of Edinburgh ( D.M.Campbell@ed.ac.uk ) hashelped to reconstruct a long-lost Celtic instrument known as a carnyx. Somescholars speculate that the Celts may have used the loud and surp...

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(Date:4/22/2014)... (SALT LAKE CITY)A computational tool developed at the University ... with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases, U ... new study in The American Journal of Human ... Re-ranking tool), identifies undiagnosed illnesses and unknown gene mutations ... proteins that code for genes are made, in individual ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... available in German . ... the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, ... how double stranded RNA, such as viral genetic information, is ... immune response against viral infection, the protein ADAR1 moves from ... viral RNA to inhibit reproduction of the virus. But how ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the ... how men,s testosterone levels may be determined before they ... of the hormone than others is important because testosterone ... the hormone have been linked to obesity, diabetes and ... responsible for producing testosterone in adults known as ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... most of us have gotten stuck in a check-out ... Will Mather, assistant professor of physics and an instructor ... lines, or queues, has been crucial in trying to ... recycling of proteins. , The work, submitted during Mather,s ... from the National Science Foundation in the form of ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... of Calgary,s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) uncovers a mechanism ... means to restore connections after injury. Dr. Doug Zochodne ... directly regulates nerve cell growth in the damaged nervous ... Nature Communications , with lead authors Drs. Kim ... surprising discovery that a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb) is ...
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