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Collagen level can impact risk of incontinence and prolapse in women

...er-scale study to determine whether these findings hold true in a larger group of women. "What we learn could improve our ability to predict which women are at higher risk for these problems and help them take preventive measures," said Harmanli....

New findings on nerve cell proteins show promise for reducing disability

...nt, and a private donation. Tytell and Wake Forest hold a U.S. Patent on the use of Hsc70 and Hsp70 to prevent the death of injured cells. The results in the report will contribute to his efforts and those of his co-author, Lucien J. Houenou, a former faculty member of Wake Forest University School of Med...

Those infected with HIV may benefit from infection with another virus, says Jefferson virologist

Another virus could hold a key to helping researchers devise new strategies against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A new study appearing March 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that individuals infected with two viruses HIV and the little known GBV-C actuall...

UCL study questions basis for treatment of diseases including cancer and arthritis

...February edition of Nature , in research that may hold profound implications for the standard approach of the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry in treating these conditions. It is currently held that oxygen free radicals, atoms or groups of atoms produced by white blood cells, are responsi...

Duke physicians predict risks of deadly infections after cord blood transplants

...nt, when their new immune system struggles to take hold or "engraft." Even after engraftment occurs, cord blood lymphocytes may remain relatively immature and "nave" to viral infections because they have never been exposed to nor vaccinated against viruses. As a result, almost half of all deaths afte...

Rare disease endemic in South America is model for studying autoimmunity

...h the immune system attacks multiple proteins that hold skin cells together. The disease can be limited to...carbohydrate compounds that work like glue to help hold skins cells together and give skin its shape. "It's like a bridge," she says, and most tissues have ...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2004 class of inventors

...for induction into the Hall of Fame, but they must hold a U.S. patent to be considered. The nominee's invention must have contributed to the welfare of society and have promoted the progress of science and the useful arts. All nominations are reviewed by the Selection Committee, comprised of representat...

New technique for opening blocked carotid arteries significantly lowers complication risk

...hen deploy a stent, a tiny wire mesh structure, to hold the artery open. They may inflate a second balloon to further expand the stent inside the vessel. When the procedure is complete, the surgeons retract the filter and its captured pieces of plaque. UB neurosurgeons have placed more than 1,000 stents ...

Robotic surgery for young heart patients shortens hospital stay and speeds recovery, study indicates

...seven-foot-high robot with three cable-driven that hold tiny instruments and a small camera while they are inserted into the patient's chest through small incisions, and a visualization and guidance station where the surgeon can manipulate the robot arms using three-dimensional images from the camera insi...

Why is this year's flu so severe?

...oteins, making it difficult for antibodies to grab hold and mount an attack. The phenomenon is known as "antigenic drift," and it enables a virus to spread even among people who are immunized or who had developed antibodies after a previous encounter with the flu. The most recent significant case of ant...

Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'

...cine," says Pusztai. "If these results continue to hold up in larger validation studies, they can fundamentally change the way that chemotherapy is selected for patients." Using breast cancer cells taken from 24 early stage breast cancers, Pusztai and his colleagues discovered 74 genes associated with a ...

Urban areas organized in well developed partnering 'markets'

...ogy at the University. Societal institutions hold significant power to direct and shape sexual relationships, identities and behaviors, the scholars found. "We saw this most clearly in cases in which individuals are most deeply embedded within local religious organizations, families and communities,...

Midlife brain crisis spawns late-life Alzheimer's

Lifestyle changes and medications hold promise for healthier brains A novel model of human brain aging developed by a UCLA neuroscientist identifies midlife breakdown of myelin, a fatty insulation coating the brain's internal wiring, as a possible key to the onset of Alzheimer's disease...

Dependent older patients may cost hospitals more

..., or to quickly discharge them. "If these findings hold true at other institutions," Chuang says, "it will...de up by Medicare reimbursement. If these findings hold true in other hospitals, they suggest that there are incentives for hospitals to discriminate agains...

Concord grape juice improved memory and neuro-motor skills in animal study

...od; and various sized planks, and their ability to hold onto a suspended wire and an inclined wire screen. Some of those tests saw improvements in either or both of the group consuming a 10% solution of Concord grape juice and the group consuming a 50% solution. "The Concord grape juice f...

Beyond beer, fags and chips

...ow, following an approach by Sir Donald Acheson to hold a review of progress since the 1998 Inquiry, the event entitled "The Acheson Inquiry Five Years on: Has the Gap Been Narrowed?" organised by Warwick's Institute of Health, is set to debate to what extent health inequalities have been reduced and to i...

USP's hospital medication error report supports key patient safety goals

...nt Safety (CAPS). "USP is working toward a goal we hold in common with JCAHO: ensuring that patient safety remains high on the agenda of hospitals and health care facilities. Our common vision is to achieve a hospital system where no medication errors reach or harm hospitalized patients." Of the four JCAH...

Animal model shows early promise for SARS vaccine

...S-CoV-specific immune responses in the monkey, and hold promise for development of a protective vaccine against the SARS causal agent."...

Study reviews discussion of medical errors at hospital conferences

...result of medical errors. Academic medical centers hold regular in-house meetings that are designed to address adverse events suffered by patients and to determine whether the events may have resulted from errors. Protected by law from being used to bolster claims of medical malpractice, the aim ...

WHO accused of huge HIV blunder

...ber, p 4). Gisselquist's work prompted the WHO to hold a meeting on unsafe injections in March this year. He says data supporting his claims was presented, but it was not reflected in the meeting's conclusions. Instead, the press release proclaimed: "An expert group has reaffirmed that unsafe sexual prac...

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