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No more shots?

...nter, Room 135, Exhibit Level. See page 132 in the final program.) Drugs delivered at supersonic speeds: ...nter, Room 135, Exhibit Level. See page 132 in the final program.) High-tech fat droplets: High-tech fat droplets, known as liposomes, can encapsulate ha...

Artificial liver moves toward commercialization

... Room 300, Esplanade Level. See page 68 in the final program.) Improving device performance...vention Center, Hall A. See pages 68 and 70 in the final program. Please note: Chen is a graduate student. The presentation will be delivered by her advi...

Psychologist finds low-cost methods to prevent pharmacy mistakes

...ficantly reduce the number of mistakes made in the final order. "Normally, when pharmacists are doing their work, they don't get a lot of feedback, so keeping records as a means for getting feedback helps them set goals and and makes them more aware. They find that very useful." Grasha also noted that imp...

First large-scale clinical study establishes the efficacy of the new oral anticoagulant H 376/95

...ic procedure, phlebography, was carried out on the final day of treatment. Patient follow-up was 4-6 weeks post-operatively. Two-thirds of the patients underwent hip replacement and one-third knee replacement surgery. The age range was 18-85 years. There was a clear relationship between the dose regim...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

...ks, one ink being added after another to build the final structure. In addition to requiring only one feedback system, Mirkin's nanoplotter has other advantages. It can be automated, it uses a relatively inexpensive tool (an atomic force microscope) that is common in the laboratories of companies and uni...

PQRI workshop to address blend uniformity

... has waited until after this workshop to issue its final rule on blend uniformity speaks to the importance that FDA places on PQRI," said Tobias Massa, Ph.D., member of PQRI's Board of Directors and chair of the PQRI Scientific Steering Committee. "The workshop is an open process. The more people that part...

A threatened St. Johns wort plant could be more effective as an anti-depressant, Cornell and USDA researchers find

...ing practices that might affect the quality of the final product. Additionally, variations in St. John's wort products sometimes occur because manufacturers mix species of H. perforatum. The plant typically is gathered as a weedy species in the western United States, but some is being grown commerciall...

Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I

...kwood's presentation in Hamburg provides the full, final analysis of this overall survival and relapse-free survival impact. At two years, the evidence reveals that deaths and relapses were reduced by 33 percent in patients receiving interferon alfa 2b. Interferon alfa 2b is the first, and to date, the ...

Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients

...nce use, including tobacco, that I observed." "One final point," said Humphreys, "is that I hope people who operate HMOs read this study because it will give them some important guidance on what services should be covered when they design their benefit packages."...

University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's

...." The researchers believe this study provides the final element of proof that Alzheimer's is initiated by amyloid peptides. "While there are other factors that play a role in the development of the disease, there is little doubt that these peptides initiate the process," says David Westaway, associate pr...

First medicinal cannabis studies approved by research center

...rous scientific review, with full approval pending final review by state and federal regulatory agencies. T... Human Services (HHS). They will be forwarded for final review to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and th...

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

...hildren and violence, James Garbarino, will be the final keynote speaker at the conference April 12. The Cornell University professor and co-director of the Family Life Development Center will address the origins of violent youth and how their aggression can be reduced. His talk will be based on his most r...

One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts

...uled vaccines. If these infants had received their final shots, America would have exceeded the goal of 90 percent immunization in 1999. The actual immunization rate that year was just more than 73 percent. Several analyses of the NIS data are published in a supplement to the May issue of the Americ...

33-year study emphasizes lethal consequences of heroin addiction

...ed of AIDS. Criminal justice involvement: Of the final sample, 20.3 percent of participants had been incarcerated during the year prior to the 1996-1997 interview. In addition, 13.7 percent had been engaged in drug dealing and 7.4 percent in property crimes....

Data show new Alzheimer's drug offers hope for broad spectrum of dementia Reminyl shown to be effective in patients with 'mixed'or vascular dementia

... patients' cognitive abilities improved; after the final six months, their performance was better than at the start of the study. The Disability Assessment of Dementia (DA.D) scale, which assesses patients' ability to perform routine, daily-living activities. Over the course of the year, both groups of ...

UNC physicians seeking patients for blood clot, medication studies

... study, called THRIVE V, is a phase III trial (the final stage before the FDA approves a drug for routine use) of a promising new medication for treating blood clots. The drug doesn't require the monitoring that Coumadin does, and researchers say it works fully and immediately, while Coumadin requires betw...

New studies report AVANDIA may have the potential to reduce cardiovascular risk by targeting a fundamental cause of Type 2 diabetes

...cardiovascular disease." Professor Bonora reported final results from three trials, involving over 1,000 patients with Type 2 diabetes, which evaluated the effects of AVANDIA on insulin resistance in combination with traditional therapy (sulphonylurea [SU] or metformin [MET]) compared with traditional ther...

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center participates In largest-ever prostate cancer prevention trial

...roup will take both selenium and vitamin E. And a final group will be given two placebos. Men may be able to participate in SELECT if they are age 55 or older (50 or older for African-American men); have never had prostate cancer and have not had any other cancer, except nonmelanoma skin cancer, in the l...

Georgetown receives $1.7 million NIH grant to add complementary and alternative medicine to curriculum

...l courses and most of the clinical clerkships. The final phase of this project will involve expansion and integration of a CAM research component, and the development of a CAM-relevant masters degree program by the end of the five-year grant period. A 15-member curriculum committee, made up of faculty, stu...

Neuroscientists searching for roots of empathy find brain regions involved in learning by imitation

...wed the other persons hand leaving the Lego in its final position and the subjects had to manipulate the block to achieve that goal. Subjects also viewed a clip that only showed means, or the manipulations of a block, and had to duplicate the movements they observed. Three control tasks also were performe...

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