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KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...predicted all types of seizures tested. "This is a giant first step for improved treatment for epilepsy," said Susan Arthurs, a patient of Osorio's and founder and president of the Epilepsy Alliance, a new, grass-roots organization to give people with epilepsy a voice. "It's very exciting to me, as someone...

Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High Blood Pressure

... longer can function properly. "Picture giant mastodons, large, perfectly healthy animals. They arelike the enlarged heart muscle cells caused by high blood pressure, who aretrapped in tar, not unlike fibrous tissue," says Karl T. Weber, M.D., of theUniversity of Missouri Health Sciences Center...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center designated as one of three Glaxo Wellcome Genetic Epidemiology Centers

...nes involved in common diseases. Thepharmaceutical giant has designated Vanderbilt as one of the initial threeGenetic Epidemiology Centers in the world. The designation is part of a large-scale plan by Glaxo Wellcome to harness thepower of genetics for drug development and discovery. "Knowing the genes inv...

UK researcher develops nicotinic drugs with R.J. Reynolds

...ersity of Kentucky College ofPharmacy, and tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds may seem like an unlikely pair, buttogether they're hoping to develop new drugs which provide benefits fromrelieving pain to improving memory. Although most people are aware of the negative effects of nicotine,Crooks has been in...

Implanted defibrillators and anti-theft systems appear safe under normal circumstances

...hen an implanted defibrillator fires, it is like a giant mule kick inthe chest. It's not pleasant," Zipes explains. When the patients received extreme exposure by standing within six inches ofthe transmitter pole for two minutes, 19 of the 169 individuals had evidence ofdefibrillator-surveillance system...

The bone marrow is the source of mature liver cells

...d on the liver's ability to regenerate. Each day a giant eagle eats the liver of Prometheus,who is bound by chains to a rock. And each day the liver subsequently grows back to its original size.) "This is an exciting finding, and incredibly surprising because the bone marrow has never been considered ...

Supplements that target fat loss … metals that protect themselves …

...d spice to your life - An expert from spice-making giant McCormick & Company will discuss using spices to extend the shelf life of foods as well as add flavor. (Exhibit Hall, 2:30 p.m.) New crop protection method could save U.S. farmers billions - Naturally occurring microorganisms could stave off "scab,...

Weeding out better wines

... industry, it could be devastating. Already, a giant UK supermarket chain is uestioning Australia's biggest wine producers about their use of herbicides that are known to contaminate ground water. Their wines are tested for such contaminants continually, but even anecdotal evidence of such herbicide ...

Society of Nuclear Medicine launches Virtual Library

Nuclear Medicine education has taken a giant step forward with the launch of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Virtual Library. As of August 15, sessions from the recent SNM Annual Meeting are available in a webcast format that combines synchronized audio, video, slides and transcripts with cont...

Document destruction practices obliterate tobacco company defenses in critical Australian decision

...nd HO Wills), the Australian subsidiary of tobacco giant BAT. She smoked Escort and Capstan brands. Ms. McCabe alleged that BAT Australia, itself or through its predecessor and affiliated companies, knew that cigarettes were addictive and dangerous to health, and by its advertising targeted children to b...

American Heart Association weighs in on fat substitutes

...than being used by the body. "Don't 'binge' on a giant bag of chips containing olestra," says Wylie-Rosett. "If you choose to eat snacks containing olestra, limit your portion to one ounce and check the number of servings per bag. This is a relatively new fat-replacer, and the jury is still out on the ...

Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA

... and has a marketing agreement with pharmaceutical giant Wyeth. "I am pleased that the FDA does not believe that additional clinical trials are necessary. The efficacy of FluMist is clearly established. I expect that MedImmune will be able to respond to any FDA questions. I am happy to see this progress," ...

Studies could lead to next-generation cancer drugs

...-Meyers Squibb Company, earning the pharmaceutical giant around $1.5 billion a year in the United States alone. By figuring out how anticancer drugs like Taxol interact with tubulin at the molecular level, Bane and her research team hope to pave the way for the development of even more effective next-gener...

Recipe for a 'shake gel'

... and floor-to-ceiling display screens, they create giant three-dimensional molecules that move. Molecular behavior can be seen and understood in minutes instead of the weeks required using traditional techniques. NIST scientists and collaborators used the 3D facility to study "smart gels," inexpensive mat...

At AAAS: Biocomplexity panel on human-nature interactions

...Province is one of the largest homes to endangered giant pandas.To protect panda habitat, the Chinese government has implementedpolicies to boost hydropower production (to reduce reliance onfirewood), to prevent illegal forest harvesting and to returncropland to forests. Through field observations, socioec...

2004 Research in Periodontal Disease Award to Soskolne

...ndmark studies on the ultrastructure of peripheral giant cell granulomas and the first evidence of the role of osteoblasts in what later became known as apoptosis of osteocytes. Based on experimental models used during collaboration with Drs. Nuki and Raisz, Dr. Soskolne developed an organ-culture model, f...

OHSU researcher finds genetic explanations for some previously unexplained sudden cardiac deaths

...s with normal hearts. "Chugh's discovery takes one giant step toward predicting who is vulnerable for dying suddenly and it brings hope that we may some day prevent the form of cardiac death that comes without warning," said Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., director of the OHSU Heart Research Center and professor of...

Tobacco sponsorship of Formula One must stop, say health experts

... that BAT considered a merchandising deal with toy giant Hasbro and a computer game based on its leading driver. Participation in Formula One was also seen as politically advantageous, with its role as race host allowing opportunities for "tickling the soft underbelly of the decision makers" 4 . 'Widespr...

Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit

Smoke from giant Siberian forest fires pushed one measure of Seattle's air quality past federal environmental limits on at least one day in 2003, new research shows. And the rapidly changing climate in northern latitudes makes it likely such fires will have increasi...

Who really owns publicly-funded medical research?

...t of this critical dialogue between government and giant publishing interests at the sacrifice of legitimate citizen input, public health priorities and the urgency to advance the discoveries of biomedical research. This briefing will highlight the stories, concerns and needs of patient advocates and publ...

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