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Study: ER docs can give stroke clot-busters safely, but patients need to get to ER faster

...ddition to this study, UMHS stroke researchers are exploring stroke prevention, epidemiology, experimental treatments such as neuroprotective agents and hypothermia, and the basic science of what leads to and happens during a stroke. Signs of stroke: Weakness, numbness or tingling in any part of the body, esp...

Special cell prevents diabetes in mouse model, report University of Pittsburgh researchers

...ncipal investigator of the program project that is exploring ways to improve tolerance....

New study explores pulmonary rehabilitation in women with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

...ipal investigator Richard Casaburi, Ph.D., M.D. is exploring anabolic drug therapy for women suffering from emphysema and chronic bronchitis, both forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Casaburi postulates that anabolic drug therapy (testosterone) can stimulate muscle growth, and improve s...

Depressed teens receptive to tobacco advertising more likely to experiment with smoking

...ry, and researchers from Georgetown University are exploring the social, psychological and genetic factors that influence adolescents decisions about smoking. Audrains group surveyed over 1,100 ninth grade students. These students completed a survey that assessed current smoking practices, exposure to other sm...

Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners

...nterparts. Another area of research could involve exploring the effects of such a support programme at specific stages of the breast cancer diagnosis. For instance, one could be run for a group for men under 40 years old whose partners had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The potential i...

Childhood stroke deaths drop, but still higher among blacks

... team plans to examine a California-wide database, exploring the impact of socioeconomic status, insurance coverage or lack thereof, and geographic factors, such as urban and rural residence on childhood stroke deaths....

U-M Medical School complementary and alternative medicine curriculum an interdisciplinary model

...tive application process; they will spend the year exploring CAM and approaches to integrating CAM into their teaching. CAM practitioners at the U-M and in the community will serve as mentors to the scholars. The graduate program in holistic health and healing will provide graduate students in social and heal...

Team studies use of Sandia technology to ensure 'farm-to-fork' safety of the nation's food supply

...am Sandia researcher Cecelia Williams is already exploring the possibility with Kansas State University of us...cern or intervention. Sandia and Kansas State are exploring the possibility of expanding RSVP to stock animals, looking to use it as a way to monitor disease ou...

UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit

...in the number of books during the last two decades exploring this family relationship, Beland said. Fewer childrens books in the 70s spotlighted grandparents, and those that did contained little variation in plot or ethnic diversity, he said. As active baby boomers age, young people will have more opportunit...

Biomolecule studied for medical uses

...nd understand their physical properties. Now we're exploring opportunities for applications." Almost all prior work of this type has involved simpler chain-like molecules called linear polymers. Those "constitute a class of materials well suited for research and clinical applications ranging from drug deliver...

Human brain has unsuspected oxygen reserve, challenging previous theories

...e May 29. Imaging has become a critical tool for exploring the brain at work. By measuring changes in blood f...a finding might make animal models less useful for exploring the relationship between blood flow and cognition. The team also is looking for alternative explan...

Blood medicine may ease cocaine withdrawal

... through a NIDA grant. Kampman said a third study exploring the potential benefits of using propranolol and amantadine in combination or with other treatment protocols is underway at Penn and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia....

UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males

...rt E. McAfee will be the keynote speaker April 11, exploring the impact of family violence as a public-health problem. McAfee recently was honored with the first public-health award in 2000 by the Family Violence Defense Fund and with the first public-service award by the Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violenc...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

...in but. Others, such as the U-M Health System, are exploring a new way to perform EBCT-like scans using existin...urchase of a special EBCT machine, is what UMHS is exploring for its Cardiovascular Center. Nallamothu and his colleagues can't say whether their results will b...

Family important source of support for HIV-positive men

...d therapists need to encourage exploring those options, she said. "We have to take a wider view of family relations with these men, and therapists might take more time to investigate how to help these men with family difficulties ...

Mouse provides clues about chronic pain

...ed Zhuo and colleagues with a ready-made model for exploring NR2Bs role in the forebrain. The researchers prepared brain slices from the anterior cingulate cortex and the insular cortex of both normal and NR2B mice. They also examined spinal cord slices from both strains. The spinal cord slices responded simi...

Encouraging one year results in vessel growth factor trial

...oteins involved in vessel growth. Researchers are exploring two ways to use it: One is gene therapy, in which the gene that commands cells to produce VEGF is introduced into heart cells, that will then produce the protein. The other approach, which Henry and his colleagues used, is to treat patients with the...

Artificial liver moves toward commercialization

...nd speed transport of materials. They are also exploring the use of a special polymer, chitosan, to improve performance of the company's patented human cell line contained within the bioreactor. (M-H. Chen, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.; BIOT 265; Monday, March 27, 8:00 p.m....

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

...enter. Independently, Merajver was interested in exploring the inhibition of angiogenesis at very early stages in cancer development. Together with Brewer, she designed specific animal studies that allowed the team to test whether TM had the ability to prevent tumors from arising in animals at high-risk for ...

Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis

...infections. Alvarez and Freedman are also exploring the relationship between AA andDHA levels and idiopathic pancreatitis, a disease that may also be due tomutations in the cystic fibrosis gene. Dr. Freedman expects to test theDHA-based product in patients with pancreatitis. Beth Israel Deaco...

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