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Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

... amounts of the substance used in vaccines made it impossible to track or analyze it once it was injected into the body, Hem says. "The most popular theory was that it created a 'depot effect,' where the aluminum hydroxide particles served as a storehouse for the antigen and stayed in the muscle for many months...

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

... an efficientbut complicated method that is nearly impossible to reproduce in the laboratory. Instead, manufacturers must laboriously use molds and othermicroorganisms as miniature factories, and then harvest the corticosteroids. "Our molecule mimics the function, but not the structure, of enzym...

National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA

...ated injuries. "Without [good] data, it is impossible to tell whether serious injuriesassociated with prescription drug adverse effects are declining or whether anepidemic of drug-induced injury may be occurring," they write. They observe that the FDA has 1,400 employees working on approving new...

Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop

...? And why, when we decide to quit, is it seemingly impossible for so many of us to do so? In DYING TO QUIT: Why We Smoke and How We Stop (Joseph Henry Press; $29.95; June 1, 1998), Janet Brigham answers these questions by exploring the convergence of the complex psychological and scientific factors that she an...

Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?

...ts a threat. Theresearchers caution that if it is impossible to address negative beliefs aboutthe recommended remedies, such as condom usage, then designers of public healthcampaigns should avoid the use of fear appeals. Health Education & Behavior, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal of theSociety for P...

The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age

... or surrounding tissue and organ relationships--an impossible feat with a cadaver. "Instead of cutting through a cadaver's muscles to view the bones, a student can remove muscles one at a time by moving the cursor, revealing a real human skeleton with a simple click of the mouse," said Carol Jacobson, senior di...

University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students

...mstances, such as financialhardships, that made it impossible for them to focus solely on school, he said.Those situations are explored through written statements, personal interviewsand references. Applicants also must show that they are dedicated to the idea of becomingdentists -- and demonstrate a willingne...

AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention Programs

...resses a conundrum facing researchers: Since it is impossible toknow how many cases of HIV would have occurred in the absence of concertedprevention efforts, how does one count what doesn't happen? In proposing their model, the researchers observe that there have been few largescale efforts at evaluating preven...

Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs

...verlapping butnon-identical components, it becomes impossible for vaccine purchasers to selectthe most efficient inventory to minimize costs. "State health departments, HMOs, and other large vaccine purchasers arefacing daunting decisions because of the surfeit of choices becoming available,"he says. ...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

...mised controltrials have not been performed, it is impossible to tell whether symptoms arepart of the patient's condition or an effect of the drug." If a drug is not licensed for children, a doctor will often estimate asuitable dose by extrapolating according to body weight from the recommendedadult dos...

The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds

...child is merely guessingcorrectly. "It's virtually impossible for a child to guesshis way through the procedure, and if we don't usesuch an approach we are going to be unable toqualify a lot of children," Lyon says....

Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step

...tial findings. While freezing episodes are impossible to predict, it often happens whenpatients move from one environment to another -- when they get on or off anelevator, get up from a chair, or move through a doorway. "For these patients,it's like their feet are stuck in wet cement, and currently the...

'Silent' HIV Infection Lasts A Lifetime

...one million harbor the silent infection, they are impossible to detect without extremelyprecise methods. In the Nature Medicine article the team reports finding theinfected T cells in 32 of 34 patients. Since writing the article, they havefound silently infected cells in the other two patients. Diana ...

Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

...e uncertainty of donor organ availability makes it impossible to predicteach patient's course of treatment, the objective of therapy is to introduceIVIG into the patient's system before transplantation and immediately thereafterin an effort to modulate a possible immune response. According to studyprotocols, tr...

How the nose knows

...ust be dedicated tosmell receptors -- obviously an impossible situation.If, on the other hand, unique receptors do not exist for each individual smell,how does the olfactory system make sense of a vast variety ofodors? Several years ago, Prof. Doron Lancet of the Weizmann Institute's MolecularGenetics Departmen...

Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates

... which would not only be expensive but also nearly impossible to provide in routine practice. He also says that the low energy diet was provided for free, which would be unlikely to happen outside a research setting....

Mayo Clinic study is first to scientifically document that bed partners lose an hour of sleep per night due to snoring spouse

...ted with sleep apnea make normal, restorativesleep impossible -- for patients and their bed partners. One study reports habitual snoring in 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women.Obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately four percent of women and ninepercent of men between the ages of 30 and 60 years. "...

Institute publishes "Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment"

...ocial context aspects. Onceaddicted, it is almost impossible for most people to stop the spiraling cycle ofaddiction on their own without treatment." While the JAMA article was written primarily to inform physicians about drugaddiction and the effectiveness of treatment, the Principles of Drug AddictionTreat...

Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say

..." Weaver says. "On a practicallevel it's virtually impossible to get the calcium level you need withoutdrinking milk in a Western diet or without adding fortified foods orsupplements." Some proponents of vegetarianism have said that because protein increases theurinary loss of calcium, vegetarians don't need as...

Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat

...able immediately the epidemic may become virtually impossible to contain," said Dr. Farmer. "It is only a matter of time before MDR-TB becomes a serious threat in the developed world, and the cost of controlling it will be exponentially greater." While the treatment method recommended by the World Health Organi...

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