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Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...ringing church bells and celebrations that spilled into
the streets. Following is additional information about each event. Remembering Polio: A Tribute to Pittsburgh's Own Polio Pioneers Sunday, April 10, 5 7 p.m., University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning Commons Room Stacy Smith, KDKA-TV ancho...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...ulation. "We hope to advance an optimized molecule into
the first stages of human clinical testing later this year." "While a lot of attention is paid to the country's obesity epidemic, researchers at OHSU also investigate the other side of weight regulation which is not as well-publicized -- extreme we...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
... Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into
an agreement with the American Chemistry Council, the chemical manufacturer's trade association, to provide basic toxicity screening tests for the high-production chemicals, this agreement is voluntary. The European Commission recently proposed a...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...y also suggested that practice volume, translating into
less time available for each patient, was associated with a higher volume of complaints and higher malpractice risk.We must remember that we accepted the duty of caring for patients when we entered medicine, and we must continue to practice with prof...
Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
...aboratory, stem cells taken from adult bone marrow into
cells with many of the characteristics of sensory ...marrow stromal cells could be induced to transform into
neuronal cells, but it wasn't clear whether, or how, the cells could be further transformed into
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...ad to the integration of ancient healing practices into
modern medical treatment." The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old form of Chinese medicine that involves inserting needles at specific points on the body to help cure disease or reli...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...hese mice with GFD, and then injected cat allergen into
the windpipes of all the mice, including a control group that was not allergic to cats. GFD damped asthma-like and other allergic reactions in the cat-allergic mice: reactions in the mice that received GFD were similar to the control group mice that ...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...e vulnerable to rupture and release their contents into
the bloodstream, causing a blood clot to form. Heart attacks and other acute coronary events usually result from the rupture of high-risk, vulnerable plaques in coronary arteries, and the characteristics of those plaques have been determined primari...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...hannels," a rare ability that tweaks what can come into
the cell. The findings, described in the March 24 ... as turning the television dial changes what comes into
the living room, these brain cells are able to change what they allow in by swapping one kind of cha...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...the upper and lower chambers should move the blood into
the lower chamber, the left ventricle. The atrium, the upper, collecting chamber, then contracts. In very early heart failure, the heart also begins to rely on the contraction of the atrium to finish filling the left ventricle. Dr. Kapuku was among t...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
... that when adult stem cells were injected directly into
the heart muscle, heart function was restored to i...ken from the bone marrow of an adult, human donor, into
subjects' bloodstream, the researchers will monitor the patient's progress for two years to ensure t...
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...the conclusion of the study, every patient entered into
the study should be assured of access to the best proven prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic methods identified in the study" and places some limits on the use of placebos in developing country studies. Current FDA regulations require studies su...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
... the design of future therapies." Further research into
macrophages is set to follow and scientists will explore the role of these immune-system cells in damage and repair to other organs, including the kidney....
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
... use of hormones, the panel urged further research into
nonhormonal treatment approaches. "One of the challenges in this area of research is teasing out which symptoms are associated with menopause and which are simply the result of aging," noted the panel chair, Dr. Carol Mangione, Professor of Medicine...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...This involves inserting a device within a catheter into
the interior of the heart and which spreads out li... the outside. In this way, the system is implanted into
the heart. The monitoring of the process at all times is carried out by transesophageal ecography, r...
Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
...on University a $750,000 grant to support research into
how the human brain deciphers language, which could one day yield advances in the treatment of neurological disorders such as autism and dyslexia. This multidisciplinary research is being conducted by Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb Professor of Psycholo...
RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...perceive the world? Could eye movements be windows into
human cognition? Scientist Jeff Pelz thinks so. The director of the Visual Perception Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology studies the link between eye movements and cognition. His latest research, in collaboration with the National Tech...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...xible, metal-mesh tube called a drug-eluting stent into
the superficial femoral artery in Erickson's thigh. Researchers hope the drug coating will make it more likely to prevent the blockage from recurring, as compared with uncoated stents, which fail to do so in about one-quarter of the cases. "We alread...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
... of needle use. Martin also translates the problem into
dollars. A 2005 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the lifetime treatment cost for a person with HIV is $155,000. With 40,000 people being infected with HIV each year, lifetime treatment for those infecte...
Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool
...of the club," Grober said. "We convert this signal into
an audio soundscape that is universally intuitive to golfers and instantly interpretable, providing realtime audio feedback on the tempo, timing and rhythm of the golf swing." A patent was filed through the Yale Office of Cooperative Research and t...
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