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Boston College's Mahoney to receive GSA's 2004 Maxwell A. Pollack Award

...y individuals and their families to assist them in identifying services that best meet their needs and preferences regarding long-term care. This endeavor is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mahoney's direction has led to the successful impleme...

Research on fabrics and cancer-fighting foods featured at ACS meeting

...one at Inspire Pharmaceuticals in Durham, N.C., on identifying the role that P2Y2 receptors play in tear secretion which led to the development of a treatment for dry eye. For more on the meeting, please go to http://membership.acs.org/s/serm2004 . Please direct press inquiries to Sol Levine, General Chair, ...

Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement

...e exhausted established therapeutic options. While identifying toxic effects is the primary goal of most Phase 1 studies, cancer trials also have a secondary goal of evaluating anti-tumor effects. Since there had been no comprehensive analysis of Phase 1 trials since the mid-1980s, the researchers compiled a d...

New quick test for drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea

...mperature at which the probe melts from the DNA by identifying the temperature at which the probe ceases to emit light. The probe melts at a lower temperature if the target contains mutations and at a higher temperature if there are no mutations in that region of the gene. As a result, the lower melt temperature...

NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases

... Discovery Program, an initiative aimed at quickly identifying the regions of selected infectious agents that elicit immune reactions. The study of these regions, known as epitopes, promises to uncover targets for new and improved vaccines, therapies and diagnostic tools against potential bioterror agents as wel...

Blood transplants may be more harmful than bone marrow transplants in pediatric leukemia patients

...his question be carefully studied by prospectively identifying the patients, diseases, and clinical settings in which clinical benefit is likely to be observed. Until then, patients and families need to be informed about the risks of transplant-related morbidity, including chronic graft-versus-host disease and ...

Psychotherapy, meds best for youth with obsessive compulsive disorder

...t is imperative that the focus of research turn to identifying and testing dissemination strategies for CBT," the researchers add. There were no episodes of mania, suicidality, or other serious adverse events during the course of the study....

IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan

...ping prevention, control and treatment strategies; identifying resource needs; and building infrastructure and capacity. Vaccine supply: Because the influenza virus changes from year to year, a reliable stockpile of flu vaccine cannot be built beforehand. However, IDSA recommends that small seed stocks of can...

Technology points to possible targets for epilepsy and Alzheimer's drugs

...ding more about the disease process and hopefully identifying new targets for drug treatment." A project to map the human genome found that there are about 30,000 different genes. But little is known about the hundreds of thousands of proteins that are manufactured by genes. Genes exert their effects through...

Spread of HIV could slow if repeat testing is supported

...infected by HIV are unaware they are infected. By identifying these prevalent behavioral and psychosocial correlates, steps can be taken to increase the number of people who are aware they are infected, "thereby creating an opportunity for their adoption of behaviors limiting the probability of HIV transmission...

Endocrine Society and Hormone Foundation call for increased research

...nderstanding of the causes of low bone mass and by identifying new therapies to treat osteoporosis and bone loss," noted Endocrine Society President Anthony Means, Ph.D. Dr. Means also noted that this research will be costly and indicated that both public and private research dollars will be needed to make pr...

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

...that fit children allocated more resources towards identifying stimuli, and also processed stimuli faster," Hillman said. "Behaviorally, these effects showed up in that these fit children made fewer errors than sedentary ones," Hillman said. In terms of response speed, the fit children were still slower than fi...

Aviation-style checklist might solve operating room miscommunication: Researchers

...operating room teams can lead to medical error, so identifying the reasons for poor communication are vital, says a University of Toronto researcher. "The literature has suggested an association between team communication and error but, until now, there was no empirical evidence about what communications proble...

NIDA sponsors frontiers in addiction research mini-convention

...ionally positive and negative aspects of nicotine, identifying the nicotine receptor in the human brain, and dopamine-based and nondopamine reward pathways. The NIDA co-chairs are Dr. William Corrigall and Dr. Paul Schnur. 10:30 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. - Creative Directions in Imaging. Functional biomedical imagi...

M. D. Anderson receives SPORE grant for melanoma research

...ng which patient's tumors will resist treatment by identifying the molecular markers and creating regulators to turn these markers off; and Blocking melanoma tumor growth factors in patients by using specially designed blocking antibodies. In addition to the further development of key research projects, monie...

Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery

... Dr. Dyck, this is the largest and most systematic identifying patterns of neuropathy in weight-reduction surgery patients. It also is the first to use a control group to look for an association between weight-loss surgery and nerve problems, and the first to identify risk factors for developing peripheral neuro...

Hunt for autism genes to be led by Hopkins researchers

...ism is so genetically complex, we're talking about identifying genes that might contribute to only a few percent of cases." A second part of the upcoming studies is to look for genes that are present in extra copy numbers. Normally, each cell carries two copies of each gene, one from the mother and one from the ...

Scientists begin validation study of test to detect recurrence of bladder cancer

...isciplinary consortium whose work is aimed at both identifying and validating cancer biomarkers for use in early ...e them targets for therapy, as well as targets for identifying the risk of cancer onset, progression, or recurrence. The validation -- proving that the link accur...

Media invitation first annual EDCTP Forum

...e and Africa to jointly develop strategies towards identifying and assessing the most promising new drugs, vaccines and other interventions that will help reduce to the burden of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. The first EDCTP Forum is hosted by the Instituto Superiore di Sanit on...

Scientific forum addresses menstrual cycle as vital sign

...the center of the discussion was the importance of identifying health issues linked to the menstrual cycle, as well as clarifying any misconceptions. "The menstrual cycle is a window into the general health and well-being of women, and not just a reproductive event," said Paula Hillard, M.D., professor of obste...

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