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New test may diagnose heart disease risk better

...g methods to measure if these patients' HDL either enhanced or reduced inflammatory cell activity- similar to what occurs in the development of coronary disease in the artery wall. In the overwhelming majority, the HDL increased inflammatory cell activity, demonstrating that nearly all of the patients had pa...

SLU professor wins CDC grant to combat emerging infections, including West Nile

... for research in innovative surveillances systems, enhanced detection systems, environmental sampling and pathogen detection systems and innovative approaches for prophylaxis and treatment. These awards are part of HHS efforts to build and sustain a robust and long-term program for biodefense research. "Th...

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security: 4th forum in Baveno, Italy

...ities for better management of the environment and enhanced security of Europe's citizens. The 4th forum is being organised jointly by the Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio, the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita' e della Ricerca, the European Commission and the European Space Age...

Procedure cures atrial fibrillation

...ecently, Oral says, the technique has been greatly enhanced by the development of new ablation strategies, and the ability to make three-dimensional digital maps of the heart and its electrical signals. Of the few centers in the world performing catheter ablation, the U-M may be one of the most experienced an...

Emory scientists find oral tetrahydrobiopterin can reduce high blood pressure

...dary to increased availability of nitric oxide and enhanced vasodilation. "...

New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music

...ists are uncovering the factors responsible for an enhanced brain electrical response to music; the effects on...n homes where music is often heard, can develop an enhanced brain response to musical stimuli -- a response characteristic of other children about two years old...

New vaccine tested in animals may hold hope for Alzheimer's patients

...nating monkeys with synthetic amyloid beta peptide enhanced the clearance of amyloid beta protein from the brain and into the blood. Although this finding confirms what had already been shown in mice, it is significant because monkeys have the same amyloid beta protein as humans, making them a more natural mo...

Environmental influences found to have role for development and function of the pain system

... subgroups of spinal dorsal horn neurons were much enhanced (up to 300 % above control levels), indicating tha...ere, in contrast, not affected. This suggests that enhanced pain sensitivity (hyperalgesia) is processed by a different population of spinal neurons as compared...

Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought

...lear," says Edgerton, "but new experiments showing enhanced vascularity in areas of the brain associated with ... mental effort training resulted primarily from an enhanced brain signal to muscle," says Yue. The study's findings may change current methods of rehabilitation...

New TB vaccine shows promise in HIV infection

...ine, found that the new booster, a killed vaccine, enhanced the TB immunity of HIV patients. Their weakened immune systems make the current TB vaccine, which is a live vaccine, more risky. In most countries where TB is widespread, children generally receive a vaccine made from live Mycobacterium bovis, Baci...

New CDC-funded HIV program at UNC integrates treatment with prevention

... who is already infected." Thus, prevention can be enhanced by also targeting the infected individual. "This is a total paradigm shift in thinking about prevention," Quinlivan said. "It recognizes that transmission occurs between two people, that current prevention efforts have addressed only half of ...

Memory-enhancing drugs for elderly may impair high-level brain function

...n older animals is impaired by PKA stimulation and enhanced by PKAinhibition. Moreover, they found that PKA is disinhibited in the prefrontalcortex of aged rats with naturally occurring working memory deficits. The researchers conclude that aging has diverse effects on different brainregions-specifically, de...

NCCAM funds Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...rastructure within the CAM community; and Support enhanced communication and partnerships between CAM and conventional medical research institutions so that established researchers will gain the clinical and cultural perspectives needed to undertake CAM research. The first two 3-year grants in the DCRC init...

NCCAM funds Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...themselves to exploring CAM. The field needs this enhanced level of experience and rigor to transform the promise of CAM into proven treatments," said Stephen E. Straus, M.D., NCCAM Director. The first two 5-year grants in this program, funded using the NIH Program Project (P01) mechanism, were awarded to: ...

Study finds VA maintained quality despite shift to outpatient care

...might have saved patients from hospital visits and enhanced their survival. "These findings reflect well on the efforts undertaken by VA in the mid-1990s to make care more efficient and effective for veterans," said senior author Dr. Nelda P. Wray, formerly a physician and health services researcher in Houst...

High doses of radiation found to be effective, with few side effects

... or predictors, for achieving improved outcome and enhanced disease control rates in each of the patient groups we evaluated." Researchers analyzed data from 828 MSKCC patients treated between 1988 and 1997. The patients were categorized into prognostic risk groups based on pre-treatment PSA levels, Gleason s...

Brain may 'hard-wire' sexuality before birth

...cation between both sides of the brain, leading to enhanced verbal expressiveness in females. "This anatomical difference may explain why women can sometimes articulate their feelings more easily than men," he said. Overall, the UCLA team's findings counter the theory that only hormones are responsible for or...

New drug reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

...d to the first cycle of chemotherapy and that this enhanced protection against nausea and vomiting can be sustained," said Dr. de Wit....

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

...xtremely high surface-to-volume ratios and exhibit enhanced heat and mass transfer rates which enable rapid wa...ergy management, and superior temperature control, enhanced safety is envisioned for workers, plants, and local communities. The concept of an on-demand, just-i...

Astrazeneca receives European approval for Seroquel; in bipolar mania

...therapy and need a balance of strong efficacy with enhanced tolerability. We have very high expectations for SEROQUEL as we launch into this competitive market and have set our sights on raising treatment standards in the area." AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research...

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