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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...same time. It also presents an opportunity for the developed
world to invest in the African continent, as many ...e scale than fossil fuels, because there is a well developed
market and you don't need expensive infrastructure like refineries and processing. So, while fossil ...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...e scale than fossil fuels, because there is a well developed
market and you don't need expensive infrastructure like refineries and processing. So, even though fossil fuels are in fact better for health and better for climate, they are more expensive and a lot harder to get out." However, scenarios that envis...
Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
... infection. So, as the number of elderly people in developed
nations continues to rise, there has been great interest in the use of supplements to help prevent infections. Researchers identified eight trials evaluating the effect of multivitamin and mineral supplements on infections in elderly people. Although...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...idney failure. Of the 71 patients, 20 (28 percent) developed
kidney failure one to three days after surgery. In these same patients, NGAL was easily detectable in urine and blood within two hours of the operation. The NGAL in patients' urine increased by about 15 fold two hours after surgery. NGAL in blood sam...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...going cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. 20 patients developed
acute renal injury. Diagnosis using serum creatini... children with initially normal renal function who developed
acute renal failure after cardiothoracic surgery in a single centre."...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...ossible. In fact, Montague and members of his team developed
the software for hyperscanning and have made it freely available to the research community. In this study, Montague and his colleagues, including the paper's first author, Brooks King-Casas, measured, via functional magnetic resonance imaging, the bl...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...itionally, twice as many women receiving tamoxifen developed
second (or new) breast cancers than those treated with exemestane. Unlike other aromatase inhibitors, exemestane is a steroidal aromatase inactivator, which means it selectively targets and irreversibly binds to the aromatase enzyme, which is requ...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...ve electroencephalography (QEEG) imaging technique developed
at UCLA, the research team found changes in brain function in the prefrontal region during the one-week placebo lead-in were related to side effects in subjects who received an antidepressant. "This finding shows the promise of new ways for assessing...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...tes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and his colleagues developed
detailed written synopses from 36 detailed diagnostically challenging cases from patient records at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. They recruited 216 volunteer subjects from tho...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
... to Dr. Salk and his Pitt team of researchers, who developed
the first polio vaccine. It was Salk's mentor, Thomas Francis, Jr., of the University of Michigan, who led the nationwide clinical trial of the vaccine that began April 26, 1954, and ended with the greatly anticipated announcement of its results on A...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...olic rate in preclinical trials. Neurocrine, which developed
the test medication for this research, is now developing a related medication that will likely be tested in patients suffering from a common, disease-related form of malnutrition and involuntary weight loss called cachexia. The results of the researc...
A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors
...r and colleagues describe how a compound they have developed
can be used together with highly sensitive positro...ngiogenesis specifically. The compound previously developed
by Haubner and colleagues is a fluorine-labeled glycopeptide, ([18F]Galacto-RGD), which binds tightl...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...," they say. "Until a formal regulatory system is developed
to effectively screen and identify new and existing chemicals that are toxic to pregnant women and children, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmental disaster. Unfortunately, by then we will have once again fouled our...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...Affairs and Northwestern University researcher has developed
the first reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning that will help physicians predict the likelihood of a patient recovering consciousness during coma from severe brain injury within the first year of injury--with up to 86 percent certainty. Th...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
... and Brett Bouma, PhD, also of the Wellman Center, developed
the use of OCT to visualize coronary arteries, including vulnerable plaques. The technology developed
in their laboratory was used for this first study to examine the structure of plaques in patients wi...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...ressure begin in youth. Using a hypertension model developed
by the institute's associate director, Dr. Gregory Harshfield, Dr. Kapuku is first looking at those who might be most at risk: people with a genetic tendency to retain sodium and an elevated blood pressure following stress, such as a competitive vide...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...rt from Baltimore-based Osiris Therapeutics, which developed
the stem cell product. The study will involve 48 ... immune response, unlike what would happen if more developed
stem cells were used. "While the bone marrow adult stem cells do not have the same potential to de...
Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
...ealth and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed
the most accurate estimates to date of the causes ...O Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, which developed
the new estimates by analyzing data and developing statistical models from previous publications and...
First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
(Philadelphia, PA) A newly developed
animal model for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) a collection of neurodegenerative disorders once thought to be three separate diseases sheds new light on this little-studied brain disease, according to research from investigators at the University ...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...intracardiac ultrasound equipment. This technique, developed
in Spain at the Gregorio Maran Hospital in Madrid and currently only used in two hospitals, significantly simplifies the medical treatment. Thus, a catheter introduced into the heart without need of an anaesthetic is used, significantly reducing the ...
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