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Nerve Agent Sensor A Million Times More Sensitive
... Work is ongoing to develop
a smaller, more portable version of the probe.Ultimately, according to Murray, the sensor could be configured into clip-on cards, similar to dosimeters worn by people working around radiation sources. Soldiers, for example, could attach the cards to ...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
...isk that thelesions, called actinic keratoses, can develop
into a form of skin cancer calledsquamous cell carcinoma, which can be fatal. In a paper published today by the Journal of the American Academy ofDermatology, Steve Feldman, M.D., and others reported that dermatologistsoverwhelmingly prefer ...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...embers in the departments withthe greatest risk to develop
better methods of training and prevention,"Papadakis said. Julie L. Gerberding, MD, formerly a UCSF assistant professor of medicine, isalso a co-author of the study. Gerberding now heads the Hospital InfectionsProgram of the National Centers for Inf...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center And Targeted Genetics Corp. Publish Data On Adoptive Immunotherapy For HIV
...esults are encouraging,but it will be essential to develop
approaches to improve the survival and theduration of the antiviral activity." Cytotoxic, or killer, T cells (CTLs) that function to eliminate virally infectedor malignant cells are part of the normal, healthy immune system. For thoseinfected with H...
Vanderbilt Cancer Center Discovery May Help Overcome Resistance To Anti-Breast Cancer Drug
...-- the resistance that breast tumor cells commonly develop
tothis "anti-estrogen" drug. Writing in the Jan. 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, theresearchers report that overproduction of a certain growth factor, calledTGF-beta, contributes to tamoxifen resistance. They also demonstrate...
Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
...or for signs of open-angleglaucoma, which tends to develop
after age 40. "Evaluating patients for signs of glaucoma can be compared to checking for highblood pressure, which also has few symptoms but can result in serious problemsif not controlled," Dr. Berlin stated. "If glaucoma is detected early, treatmen...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...rst studied a large group of 237 normal monkeys to develop
a road map for exactly what "normal" visual develo...r eyes develop. "Instead of having people wait to develop
myopia and treat it in adulthood," says Dr. Bradley, "we hope that this type of study will allow u...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...ted the Department of Health and Human Services to develop
more detailed regulations on financial incentives ...at incentives cause problems, disclosure couldhelp develop
partnerships between doctors and patients for practicingcost-conscious health care."...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
... with cancer each year, approximately 400,000 will develop
oral complications from their treatments. Many patients, dentists, and oncologists, however, are unaware of the right steps to take to prevent or manage these potentially serious problems. Oral Health, Cancer Care and You: Fitting the Pieces Toge...
Statistician Keeps Health Researchers Ahead Of The Curve
...ohns Hopkins since 1991. Wu's long-term goal is to develop
computer software that will allow publichealth researchers to insert their data and generate their own curve estimationswithout training in advanced mathematics....
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...chnomed (formerly Technomed). It took 10 years to develop
Ablatherm, from fundamental research by the INSERMgroup through to prototype development and the first clinical trials. Thedevelopment process was not helped by the fact that Technomed ran into financialdifficulties, leading to its takeover by Edap, ...
Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility
...ular telephone system for physicians. "We tried to develop
an environment that would insulate children from the commonexperiences they might encounter in emergency centers that treat both childrenand adults," explained Joel Geiderman, M.D., FACEP, co-chair of the Departmentof Emergency Medicine. His philosop...
Komen Foundation Announces Application Deadline For 1999 National Grants
... Drown Foundation, was created to fund researchand develop
methods for early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.Particular emphasis will be given to projects that are innovative andnon-duplicative of other efforts. The program offers funding of $125,000annually for two years. Population-Specific Resea...
First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
... vaccine is designed to train the immune system to develop
a defensemechanism against the outer covering of H...ll take a sustained and probably lengthy effort to develop
avaccine that stops HIV in San Francisco and around the world," said Mitch Katz,M.D., director of DP...
Research Into Virtual Environments
... MacKenzie. She says thegoal of the research is to develop
efficient intelligent tools that enablehumans to easily perform tasks and activities in virtual and real environments. "When we use the standard work station on our desks we move the mouse and welook at the monitor and I call that a remote manipulati...
Common Dental Bleaching Ingredient May Promote Growth Of Precancerous Oral Lesions, UB Dental Researchers Find
...ths can promote lesions that have already begun to develop
in theoral cavity," said Barry C. Boyd, D.M.D., lead researcher on the study. "Therecent increase in oral use of hydrogen peroxide, especially with the advent ofcosmetic dentistry, has brought this issue to the fore." Results of the study we...
T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines
...r defeating the invader, but some cellssurvive and develop
into memory cells which remain eternally vigilant for anysubsequent attack. The research team confirmed the second model. They found that it requiredintense, prolonged stimulation -- high levels of antigen for at least five celldivisions -- to create...
NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment
...after 3 years) of healthy peopleover the age of 65 develop
AD. While individuals who eventually developdemen... related studies to identify peoplewith MCI and to develop
ways to prevent or delay the onset of AD in thishigh-risk population. To delay or prevent the slide...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
... associates work withmanufacturers to research and develop
the latest generations of equipment. "We have the highest resolution systems available and they we have allowed us tomake the earliest possible diagnoses," said Dr. Platt, who is board-certified inobstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medic...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
...t that rehabilitative interventiondesigned to help develop
effective communication strategies would benefit t...ble bits so that individuals with impaired hearing develop
managementstrategies to overcome their hearing difficulties," Garstecki explained. He suggests simpl...
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