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Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...ng the discovery that DNA is the carrier ofgenetic information
and the launching of the scientific field of modern cellbiology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, including the president,Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in 1981. The university recentlycreated six centers to foster coll...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
... by Layton Bioscience, Inc. For additional information
about this historic procedure, please accessthe News Bureau section of the UPMC Health System web page at http://www.upmc.edu ....
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...days vs. weekend days. The study also provided new information
about individuals who have more than onecardiac arrest. The study found that individuals who had a cardiac arrest inthe morning had about the same chance of having another morning arrest as anafternoon arrest. Researchers concluded that an environm...
Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study
...r stories from around the UnitedStates, along with information
from the National Collegiate AthleticAssociation, the National Federation of State High School Associations and about150 volunteers who monitor sports accidents. The study also revealed seven cases of permanent paralysis from neckinjuries amo...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...d. "We collect mental and physical health information
from all participantsbefore and after the intervention," Miles said. "Women in the intervention groupappear to like what we are doing and overall feel they have learned a lot abouthow to manage their lives while infected with HIV. "Several wo...
DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
...intend to identify user-oriented ways of providing information
in the Internet and study empirically which methods of working with the new media have developed. Mathematicians at the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim will embark on a study of arithmetic, i.e. the theory of the types of numbers and their...
Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia
...is in progress now, and researchers hope to gather information
from200 babies with the eye disorder by December of 1998. While it is common for newborns' eyes to turn out (exotropia), it is unusualfor them to turn in, or 'cross' (esotropia), says Dr. Wright. "The purposeof this study," he adds, "is to help deter...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2, whichcollects information
on physician practices at more than 1,400 U.S. hospitals. The study was led by Hal V. Barron, MD, FACC, an assistant professor of medicineand cardiology at UCSF and associate director of research at Genentech, Inc.In their findings, the researchers ...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...f all children participating in the study received information
about their childs cardiovascular risk status. Recommending that the classroom-wide approach be used in elementary schools, Dr. Harrell believes that This is an important challenge for our primary education system. Programs addressing health behavio...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...Please contactGabriel Paal or Nadine Lymn for more information
or to register. The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a scientific, non-profit,7,800-member organization founded in 1915. Through ESA reports, journals,membership research, and expert testimony to Congress, ESA seeks to promote theresponsible a...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...tainbrain structures involved in processing verbal information
can predict whetherthat information
will be retained in memory. "This study marks the first time we've been able to peer insides...
Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget
...e, however, if thisregion was involved in encoding information
into the memory, or if it wasinvolved in storing it or retrieving it later. The individuals in this study varied greatly on which pictures they rememberedwell, but the activity levels in each person's brain at the time a picture wasviewed predicted i...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...n Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. Additional information
about Nu-Trim papers at the American Chemical Soci... Beacon A, 4th Floor B-roll available For further information
contact: Nancy Blount at (202) 872-4451. From August 20-27: Press Room , ConventionCenter, Room 30...
Novel Imaging Agent Developed By Penn Researchers Provides Insight Into Brain's Message Delivery System
..., coupled withSPET imaging, can provide diagnostic information
not attainable by other imagingtechniques, includi...wards from the National Institutes of Health. More information
about the University of Pennsylvania Health System is availablethrough Penn's website at http://www...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...slabel," Wurtman said. Maher said that the information
that appears on drug labels, in thePhysician's Des...MAOinhibiting activity," Maher said. "Because this information
is still omittedfrom the drug's label, many patients are now taking it with anotherserotonin-uptake ...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...the knowledge," says Frolkis. "But sometimes,that information
just doesn't translate into how things are done in the realworld. "There is a negative incentive for doctors to perform preventative procedures. It's time consuming at a time when we're asked to see more patients in lesstime. In many cases, these pr...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...ctiveness of a recommended action as well as clear information
onhow to actually do what is recommended. If no such information
is given about a desired health behavior change,then scare tactic campaigns may cause people to deny...
Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats
...rds of patients gained satisfaction from receiving information
and reassurance from their GPs. Doctors were divided about the possible benefits of a national campaign to educate the public, but saw the value of educating patients individually. Contact: Dr Stephen Rollnick, Senior Lecturer in General Practice, ...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
...veat leveling these ups and downs, and preliminary information
suggests hormonereplacement therapy can enhance these effects. Dr. Aikaterini Kompoliti, a neurologist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's MedicalCenter, is heading a team of researchers investigating whether estrogen canextend this period of effectivene...
Better Survival For Women With Breast Cancer -New Evidence On Chemotherapy
...xifen. The collaboration brought together detailed information
from 47 randomisedstudies conducted over the past two decades around the world. There was noevidence of any survival advantage from using more than about 3-6 months ofchemotherapy. Dr Michael Clarke, of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Oxford Uni...
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