Tag: "human" at medical news
Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A new survey of human
resource managers has found thatcompanies' health, life and disability insurance costs rarely rise because ofhiring employees with disabilities, but that attitudinal stereotypes aboutpeople with disabilities are still pervasive in the workplace, caus...
Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells
...hould determinewhether a device that incorporates human
rather than pig-livercells can reduce those risks and perhaps function more like a normal humanorgan." A second advantage is that this device can be used continuously by changingthe cartridges every few hours. The artifical liver devices containing...
Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice
...larger plaque in these individuals? Recent human
and animal studies on angiogenesis and heart disea...50 micronsthick, roughly four times the width of a human
hair, contained blood vessels. Less than 3 percent of plaque deposits between 100 and 250 microns ha...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
...ated to developing immune systemscience to protect human
health. The company's products offer hope to patientswith cancer and inflammatory and infectious diseases. Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, a division of American Home Products Corporation(AHP), is a major research-oriented pharmaceutical company with ...
Rice, Medical Center Institutions Join Forces On Health Initiative
...ll be as pertinent as the present effortto map the human
genome. There could be no better leader for this initiativethan Alvin Tarlov." Tarlov said: "The vision and quality of the great institutions inHouston and the ambition of their plans poise the program for world-gradeaccomplishment that will ...
Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
... School of Medicine, where he earned adoctorate in human
genetics and completed residency training. "We discovered a form of growth hormone deficiency that caused dwarfism," herecalled. "I started attending meetings of the Little People of America, anorganization of dwarfs, in an effort to look further int...
BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR
...ow as parts pertrillion in laboratory testing with human
cancer cell lines and in animalsbearing human
tumors. Karenitecin is in the drug class known as camptothecinsand has been designed to avoid probl...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
...th the extraordinarily complex systems that govern human
balance andmovement. The scientists use a device that might not be out of place in an amusement park.A seat is mounted within two frames. The rectangular outer frame tilts backwardand forward. The inner frame is mounted to the outer frame so that the...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
...patients and combat wasting, such as injections of human
growth hormoneor adding a liquid supplement to the patient's blood before it is returned tothe body. There are serious drawbacks to the treatments, however, such asdangerous side effects and prohibitive costs. As a result, these therapies areusuall...
Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster
...s an immunologistwith extensive experience in both human
and animal research. Other members on the project team are Sue Valentino, a nutritionalimmunologist from Clemson, and Gary Paddock, a molecular biologist at theMedical University of South Carolina and chairman of Animune. They have co...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...sease. AVANT cites theexistence of a well-studied human
population in Japan which congenitally lacksfunctional CETP. Individuals with this genetic mutation have been observed tohave high HDL levels and a low incidence of atherosclerosis, and to haveotherwise normal health. AVANT hopes to show similar ef...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
...forganization, demonstrating the plasticity of the human
brain long intoadulthood. Such plasticity was routinely credited to the brain in the first fewyears of life. The research team consists of Dr. Keith Thulborn of the Universityof Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Marcel Just and Patricia C...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...ngressional prohibition on use offederal funds for human
embryo research extends only to studies in which a humanembryo is created for research purposes or is subjected to risks greater thanthose allowed for fetuses in utero. In addition to Dr. Freed and his colleague Robert Breeze, M.D., at theUniversity ...
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...to see how far I could push the arguments that the human
body is knownand experienced through the lens of c...male norm, Furth argues that "the Yellow Emperor's human
body ismore truly androgynous, balancing yin and yang functions in everyone." "The very term 'sex,'"...
Research of Percy Julian , First Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug, Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
...o was recognized widely as asteadfast advocate for human
rights. Julian continued his private researchstudiesand served as a consultant to the major pharmaceutical companies until his deathon April 19, 1975. Julian was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with a B.A. degree fromDePauw University in 192...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Researcher To Present Five Scientific Sessions At 51st Annual Meeting Of American Academy Of Neurology
...discovery of a protein that is involved in causing human
brain tumors.Identified by a member of Dr. Pulst's...development and impact. For example, in studies of human
brain sections and transgenic mice whichexpress the human
SCA2 mutation, they have identified basic ...
Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting
...ng patients ameans to sustain heart function until human
donor hearts can be found. Thereare currently more than 4,200 patients on the national heart transplant waitinglist, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, and waiting times canexceed two or three years in some parts of the country. Abo...
Study Reveals Prominent Fears Of School-Age Children
...ild to draw apicture of a human
figure. The researchers looked at the drawings for any of 38 specific characteristics -- called emotionalindicators -- that could reflect a child's anxiety, concerns andattit...
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
...odel that more closely resembles the conditions of human
tumordevelopment than the models previously used. ...ully guide the development of better ways to treat human
cancers." The study was conducted as part of the ongoing collaboration of the Hanahanlaboratory at U...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
... dietary front, efforts were not always simply for human
healthbenefits, but also for economic health benefits. White bread was bad because itwas deemed a "French revolutionary invention" and white flour because it waschemically treated. However, white bread also cost more to bake. Eating lessbleached flou...
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