Tag: "female" at medical news
OHSU scientists seek to advance the study of human disease by taking steps to clone identical monkeys through embryo splitting
...itting. The method, which has produced a healthy, female
monkey named Tetra shows promise for researchers h... into an empty eggshell. An egg was implanted in a female
rhesus monkey, resulting in Tetra's birth. The research was conducted through funding by the Natio...
Estrogen shows potential as stroke treatment, UF animal studies show
...n journal Stroke. When rats are injected with the female
hormone within 30 minutes of a surgically induced ... In the UF study, researchers induced a stroke in female
rats by surgically blocking the middle cerebral artery, the one most commonly implicated in human st...
New treatment might reverse memory loss in those with schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and other disorders
...ely reversed haloperidol-induced memoryloss in six female
monkeys, and the improvement has been sustained for more than ayear. "What's remarkable about this particular drug is that patients would only need touse it for a short period of time to achieve long-lasting effects," saysGoldman-Rakic, director of ...
Most acquisition of meningitis bacteria among students occurs in first week of university term
...e bacteria by December, but students living in all female
halls were at significantly lower risk of acquiring the bacteria during the first term. The gender difference might be explained by different patterns of social behaviour in single sex halls, suggest the authors. But mixed sex halls posed less of a ...
Weizmann Women & Science Award to be presented to Dr. Carla J. Shatz; Millennial Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus
... Moreover, she was the first and remains the only female
of ten active Institute Professors at MIT, and has advanced the cause of women in science and engineering. "Dr. Shatz and Dr. Dresselhaus represent two of the most outstanding scientists in the U.S.," said Ms. Schupf, who chairs the award nomina...
Study: crime, lack of PE, recreation programs lead U.S. adolescents to couch-potato lifestyles
... and video viewing and computer/video games. Being female
and Hispanic or black meant even less vigorous exercise. the percentage of adolescents who fell into the highest activity category increased from 30 percent among those reporting no school physical education to almost 50 percent among those havin...
Women medical school faculty perceive gender bias, sexual harassment
...6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, found that female
faculty were more than two and a half times likely...rring frequently (reported by almost 30 percent of female
faculty). More than half of responding female
faculty reported being sexually harassed by a superior...
Humans can regrow liver from bone marrow
...-positive hepatocytes and cholangiocytes. Thus the female
livers regenerated tissue from male cells -- "most...marrow," said Theise, "given our findings with the female
patients." The pathologist added that the significance of stem-cell regeneration is threefold: A p...
Parents' language barrier may prevent eligible children from receiving government-sponsored health insurance, says study
...aid-enrolled children are more likely to live with female
single parents. Conversely, most of those who are Medicaid-eligible but not enrolled are members of two-parent families with at least one parent working full time. "More than 25 percent of the families surveyed have employer-sponsored health insuran...
The bone marrow is the source of mature liver cells
...vere liver disease received liver transplants from female
donors. The researchers used the Y chromosome, which is found only in males, as a clever way to keep track of stem cells. The new study is published in the July issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Li...
Missing proteins in the uterus tied to infertility in women with endometriosis
...d was injected into the abdomens of recently mated female
mice around the time of embryo implantation. "We saw a marked reduction of implantations in the mice that received the fluid from the infertile women with endometriosis." Lessey said. "And when we looked at the level of utetrine beta3 integrin in th...
Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...men are behind men." Survey results showed that female
doctors are more likely than male doctors to: b...as may contribute to the gap. Across the board, female
physicians are more likely than men to be involved in the least lucrative medical specialties and to...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
... receive a transplant, the low mortality rates for female
dialysis patients and transplant recipients allow them to experience greater quality and length of life than men. A contrast comes when examining the impact of age. Dialysis patients over 50 have higher mortality rates than younger patients and hence...
Research study maps formation process of certain type of breast cancer
...lls are formed. Because such cells do not need the female
hormone estrogen to grow and proliferate, conventional drugs like tamoxifen that block estrogen from acting on breast cells are generally ineffective against ER-negative tumors. About 30 percent of all breast cancers are ER-negative. "The discovery o...
Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago
...ious and cultural activities, serving as the first female
president of the Jewish Community Centers' central board, vice president of the Jewish Federation, and vice president of the Chicago Symphony. Although Jim Frank earned degrees from Dartmouth and the Stanford Business School, he has been actively inv...
Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer
...tain other pesticides can mimic the effects of the female
hormone estrogen and may promote breast cancer. Even during years when DDT was in use, from 1945 to 1972, scientists still found a protective effect for farming depending on the number of years worked, Duell said. Age, crops produced and livestock h...
Society for the Study of Impotence 2000 Fall Research Meeting In Cleveland September 15-17
...atments under development, diagnosing and treating female
sexual dysfunction, and the relationship between p...c causes of sexual disorders, and oral therapy for female
sexual dysfunction. "The information to be presented at this scientific forum represents the st...
Bullying at work increases sick leave among employees
...al hospitals in Finland. Almost 700 male and 5000 female
employees, whose average age was 43, took part in the study. Half the staff were nurses; 7 per cent were doctors, and the remainder worked in administration and maintenance. All of them were asked by confidential questionnaire if they were currently ...
Study of school 'connectedness' identifies adolescents at risk
...e four potentially modifiable factors, black race, female
gender, and urban schools were also associated with a lower SCS. The researchers defined school connectedness as an adolescent's experience of caring at school and sense of closeness to school personnel and environment. "School violence has focused...
Drinking and drugging can be painful
...ave an especially important role in helping older, female
substance abusers. "Among working-age adults who...ns, especially family physicians, need to identify female
abusers, assess their treatment needs, and see that those needs are met." Degutis added that, in t...
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