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Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan

... relevant to their needs," says Strecher, who also directs the U-M Health Media Research Laboratory, a program of the U-M's Cancer Center and School of Public Health. Strecher says the kiosks are easily expandable and there are plans to add five to seven additional channels in the next year. "This type of ...

Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy

...t the Portland VA Medical Center and OHSU. He also directs theBlood-Brain Barrier Program located at both the VA and OHSU. "Not only did we see fewer patients suffer severe hearing loss, butpatients who did experience some hearing loss were able to undergomore courses of carboplatin treatment befor...

Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study

...n Football Coaches' Committee ofFootball Injuries, directs the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injuries,based at the university. Every year, the center issues reports on deaths andsevere injuries from amateur and professional sports. Reports are based partly on newspaper stories from around t...

By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack

...illebrand factor plays the role oftraffic cop. It directs platelets -- disk-shaped blood particles that help formclots -- to the damaged area of blood vessels, leading to a particle pile-upthat can form blood clots. By suppressing von Willebrand factor, potentialclots can be avoided. Scientists studied whi...

University Of Pittsburgh Chosen By NCI As One Of Three Pioneer Sites ForBiocombinatorial Chemistry Research

...professor in the department of chemistry, where he directs the CombinatorialChemistry Center. "Through this process, we can readily learn what specificcompound structure is best at disrupting a biological pathway." "Biocombinatorial chemistry has particular importance for diseases likecancer, where...

Beta Blocker Significantly Improves Heart Failure Survival

...s," saysStephen Gottlieb, M.D., a cardiologist who directs the heart failure service atthe University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Gottlieb, who alsois an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine, was the U.S. National Co-Director of the study. ...

First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression

... undertreated," said Martin B. Keller, M.D., who directs the research."The study describes an effective way to deal with chronicities if identified andconsistently treated." Keller is professor and chairman of the Department ofPsychiatry and Human Behavior in the Brown University School o...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

... MSS, which looks like amagnetic resonance imager, directs a catheter to a predetermined part of thebrain along a pathway planned by the surgeon. Matthew A. Howard III, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at theUniversity of Iowa, and M. Sean Grady, M.D., professor of neurosurgery at theUniversity of ...

NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment

... at San Diego(UCSD). Dr. Leon Thal, M.D., of UCSD directs the ADCS. "While cognitive testing may reveal people with MCI to have a significant memoryproblem, their other cognitive functions remain normal and are for the most partunaffected by MCI," said Dr. Thal. "Prior to today, most treatments tested fors...

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found

...y in theUSC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, directs USC's Program in Neural,Informational and Behavioral Sciences. He holds the college's William M. KeckChair in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Other USC researchers participating in the study include Roberta D. Brinton,associate professor of molec...

UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development

...ith cancer stimulates bonedevelopment. The device directs forces or stress on the leg bone rather thanthe metal implant and this, says the researchers, is necessary to preventloosening and failure often seen in conventional implants. "With this new device, we've changed the whole picture of how forces go th...

Magnet Therapy Eases Severe Depression, Double Blind Study Shows

...emory impairment that can last several months.rTMS directs a small electrical current induced by a strong magnetic field onlyon the prefrontal cortex behind the forehead. The treatment is repeated overshort time intervals, is painless and has no side effects. During treatment, the magnetic field is ...

Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting

...eworkload of the failing heart. An inflow circuit directs blood from the leftventricle into the blood pump, and the pump ejects blood through an outflowconduit into the body's arterial system. The wearable controller and batteries are connected to the implanted pump by asmall tube containing several wires ...

From Cow Brains To Surgical Scrubs: Selected Students Will Get A Close-Up Look At Neurosurgery At 'Brainworks'

...Keith L. Black, M.D., the renowned neurosurgeonwho directs the institute and hopes to help students become excited about thebrain and the sciences. To help the students understand the challenges faced by patients who sufferinjuries or diseases of the brain -- and the efforts of rehabilitationspecialists to h...

Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise

...t patients withdepression," says Dr. McDonald, who directs the Fuqua Center for Late-LifeDepression at Wesley Woods. Also collarborating on the study were Charles M. Epstein, M.D.,associate professor of neurology at Emory; Liquong He, M.D., formerly withEmory; Autumn L. Clark, B.S., study coordinator...

Pediatrician will work to cut sexually transmitted diseases

...ity and the University ofFlorida's medical school, directs the UNC-CH adolescent medicine program. Sheserved her internship and residency at UNC-CH, practiced medicine for five yearsin eastern North Carolina and completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine atthe University of California at San Francisco. ...

Scientists show hormone involved in cryptorchidism

...ses of human cryptorchidism,"said Parada, who also directs the Kent Waldrep Foundation Center for BasicNeuroscience Research. The researchers are now studying Insl3 levels in humanswith the condition. Female mice with both Insl3 genes inactivated appeared normal but had impairedfertility, which Parada and Ne...

Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center adds new dimension in radiation treatment

...ar the spinal cord. Stereotactic radiation therapy directs precise dose of radiation to the tumorfrom a variety of preselected angles. No single "path" to the tumor is exposedto a large dose of radiation, sparing the normal tissues, but the tumor isbombarded by radiation from multiple directions. Critical ...

Research shows low lead in body can cause spontaneous abortion

...at UNC-CH's School ofPublic Health in 1995 and now directs the National Center of EnvironmentalHealth in Metepec, Mexico....

Nanomolecular 'smart bombs' seek and destroy cancer cells

...Jr., M.D., the project'sprincipal investigator who directs the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology in theU-M Medical School. "The device will target to abnormal cells. If it confirmspre-cancerous lesions, it can release a substance to kill the cell and thenverify that the cell is dead." The U-M project is o...

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