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New ultrafast MRI benefits stroke patients

...Society of North America (RSNA). "The three-minute head scan is as good as the 20-minute version, and in some instances better because stroke patients may be distressed and move around," said study co-author, Jonathan H. Gillard, M.D. "Pictures taken in a shorter period of time are less susceptible to deg...

Variations in state laws affect elder abuse documentation

...ald Jogerst, M.D., associate professor and interim head of family medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and lead investigator of the study. "Our findings suggest that improvements and standardization are needed nationwide in how information on elder abuse is collected and how...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)

...glucocorticoids are used. Female birth weight and head circumference were both reduced to the 34 percentile, while the weight index was normal, suggesting symmetrical growth restriction. They said that the use of glucocorticoids to control asthma inflammation by women with mild asthma was associated wit...

Emory, GlaxoSmithKline, NIMH enter public-private partnership to develop new drugs for depression

..." said Emiliangelo Ratti, senior vicepresident and head of the GSK Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery inPsychiatry. The NIH National Cooperative Drug Discovery Program was developed in order to facilitate innovative drug discovery, the development of pharmacologic tools for basic and clinical resear...

U.S. is poorly prepared for influenza pandemic, St. Jude experts warn

...pandemic started tomorrow, we would not be able to head it off with vaccines because the production facilities available to produce them are grossly inadequate," said Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., a member of the Infectious Diseases department and holder of the Rose Marie Thomas Chair at St. Jude. Webster is ...

Study shows combining gene therapy and radiation holds promise

...re effective," says Svend Freytag, Ph.D., division head of Henry Ford's Radiation Oncology Research and lead author of the study. The study is the first of its kind in the world to test the safety and effectiveness of a replication-competent virus in combination with radiation therapy. The replication-com...

Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma

...ial Institute for Education and Research. Paller, head of dermatology at Children's Memorial, is professor of pediatrics and dermatology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. "While eczema develops from birth to about three years of age in most affected children, other allergies su...

UCF clinic diagnoses rare Foreign Accent Syndrome

...man suffered a brain injury after shrapnel hit her head during World War II. She experienced severe language problems but eventually recovered, speaking with a perceived German accent. Her community later ostracized her. Ryalls said his research on this and other cases, including Roberts's, suggests the s...

Tissue-engineered valves give diseased hearts new life

...unological reaction," said Pascal M. Dohmen, M.D., head of tissue engineering research and staff surgeon of the department of cardiovascular surgery at Charit Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Dohmen and colleagues presented data on the first 23 patients to receivetissue-engineered pulmonary valves in the hea...

Procedure cures atrial fibrillation

...ood vessels and into the heart. Then, the catheter head pokes through the septum that divides the heart vertically, and enters the left atrium. Depending on which areas will be targeted for ablation, doctors guide the tiny devices into position and deliver the radiofrequency pulses with painstaking precis...

Bone marrow stem cells build new circulation to lungs

...tor of cardiology at the University of Toronto and head of cardiology at St. Michaels Hospital. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs. It is a progressive disease that can affect the arterioles and capillaries that supply b...

Brain maps perceptions, not reality

... enduring question in neuroscience," Mriganka Sur, head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, said. "This is a fascinating study that cleverly uses a tactile illusion to demonstrate that the brain's representations of the world, and of sensory stimuli tha...

Class on psychological skills helps college athletes perform better, study finds

... said. At the end of the 1999 spring semester, all head coaches and full-time assistant coaches at the school were asked to complete a 10-question assessment for each athlete on his or her team the previous academic year. Coaches were asked to rate the athletes on an eight-point scale from "superior" to "...

UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm

...ched part of the aorta, which carries blood to the head and body from the heart. Once in place, this specially designed structure, also called a stentgraft, expanded to reinforce and reline the interior walls of the arch. "While stentgrafts are now commonly used to treat aneurysms of the aorta within the...

Anaemia treatment could worsen cancer prognosis

...tcome of curative radiotherapy among patients with head and neck cancer. In a multicentre trial among 351 patients from Austria, Germany, France, and Switzerland, individuals were given either epoetin beta (to treat anaemia) or placebo around two weeks before radiotherapy. Although epoetin beta was effec...

Fox Chase Cancer Center named best place to work in the US for academia researchers

...Ph.D., director of grants and contracts and former head of the cell culture facility. "There's no politics involved." Rounding out the top ten in ranking order are Purdue University, Yale University, the University of California, the University of Minnesota, Cornell University, the National Cancer Instit...

Iressa news backgrounder

...ised to study it in a number of cancers, including head and neck, breast, and prostate, along with further...ical Oncology, who has treated many lung and other head and neck cancers where it has shown tantalizing benefit. "So far, Iressa has been a good news, bad ...

Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows

...professor of gynecology/obstetrics and urology and head of the Section on Andrology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. UB's andrology laboratory also carries out sophisticated diagnosis for infertile couples. "We don't know exactly what is happening to change sperm functioning," said B...

More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants

...nitourinary cancer grants. A $12 million grant for head and neck cancer was awarded to the institution in 2002. "We are grateful that M. D. Anderson has again been recognized by the NCI for its innovative and productive interdisciplinary research efforts," says John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of M. D. A...

New Hampshire lung disease research center funded

...ogram, and Dartmouth and Keene junior faculty will head the individual research projects. Program co-directors are Joshua Hamilton, Ph.D. professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and James Leiter, Ph.D., professor of physiology, both from Dartmouth Medical School. Investigators and projects are: Georg...

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