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Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...ning system, which provides surgeons with improved knowledge of where and how they aim laser surgical tools during eye surgery. CONTACT: Andrew Rawicz, 604-291-3819 Marianne Meadahl, media/pr, 604-291-4323...

Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence

...eaving smaller,rural centers without the necessary knowledge or expertise to aid strokepatients with the new treatments. "One of the challenges is to move the idea of a stroke team fromacademic centers to the community and rural hospitals," Alberts says. "Many ofthose rural hospitals do not co...

Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message

..., Ill. were able to significantly improve people's knowledge of strokewarning signs and, in the process, found ...r two-phase study, the researchers assessed public knowledge ofstroke by randomly sampling 1,314 people by telephone in the cities ofBloomington and Normal in ce...

Setting Prescribing Budgets In General Practice

...armaceutical and medical advisers should use their knowledge of local factors when setting budgets. They also underline that GPs need to ensure that their prescribing is appropriate and cost effective. To the contrary Greenhalgh argues that Majeed and Head fail to take into account the reality of the variabil...

Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds

...ns. Using sophisticated computer graphics and his knowledge of thethree-dimensional structure of protein molecules, Jorgensen consults withmajor pharmaceutical firms regarding new methods of rational drug design. "Historically, drug development has been largely trial and error.To improve a drug meant making ...

Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds

... "We conclude that the combination of both a knowledge and attitudeprogram and a physical activity program was highly effective in improving lipid(fat in the blood) profiles in this group of adolescents," Harrell said. "Ourwork is important because the few studies that have been done before on thislooked...

Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible

...rs, including morphine, Basbaum says. But the new knowledge emergingfrom rodent studies about how neurokinin A, substance P and otherneurotransmitters act on different receptors could lead to new drugs that couldprovide good pain relief when combined with lower, less problematic doses ofmorphine, he adds. Th...

Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...weakness. The respondents also demonstrated poor knowledge of risk factors for stroke, which include hyperten...a study inCincinnati may underestimate the lack of knowledge about stroke in other citieswhere less stroke research has been conducted and publicized. The NINDS ...

Does Europe Need The WHO?

...e WHO can also become a source of tried and tested knowledge for countries as they reform their healthcare systems and provide a useful framework for implementing change. Finally the historical role of WHO as guardian of international public health should not be forgotten as diseases such as diphtheria and ma...

Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers

...ments of DNA that contained telomeres. Based on a knowledge of how the drugs interact with DNA, the researcherspredicted that most topo-II inhibitors should cause breaks in telomeres.To test their prediction, they constructed fragments of DNA that ended withtelomeres of different lengths. They then incubated ...

Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find

...unt of work to control. The study also found that knowledge of asthma's symptoms and treatments alone isnot enough to ensure that a child will take medication as prescribed. Forexample, parents reported that they understood a physician's instructions, butoften failed to follow them. But the more information ...

Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product

...s for why some women may transmit HIVmore readily, knowledge that may eventually help in the development of vaccines.Women with undetectable HIV levels in their blood may have detectable levels ofvirus in their genital tracks. Sensitive assays called DNA and RNA PCR(polymerase chain reaction) help to explain h...

New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children

... over time. She is also investigating whether the knowledge or physical activity component of the intervention was more effective, and whether puberty will have an impact on risk factors. Another facet of the CHIC study is testing the intervention in 1,200 rural, ethnically diverse 6th through 8th grade stud...

DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice

... York, September 15, 1998 -- Over the past decade, knowledge about how theimmune system can be used to fight ca...n proteins oncancer cells, but they have used this knowledge to develop vaccines that mayhelp to prevent cancer recurrence. Now, scientists at Memorial Sloan-Ke...

University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught

...ng model allows the students and residents to gain knowledge andconfidence prior to performing procedures on patients," said Dr. WilliamThompson, assistant professor of surgery. "And that of course is far betterfor both the patients and residents. We're emphasizing that they spend timepracticing as much as the...

Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time

...le and causing neurological symptoms." Advances in knowledge about the protein complex's structure could be ofpotential use in designing new medications for disorders of brain function,suggests Brunger....

National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants

...intellectual and commercial environments "in which knowledge will be available to anyone, located anywhere, at ...varying scales; to transform this information into knowledge by combining and analyzing it in new ways; to deepen our understanding of learning and intelligence ...

University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief

... Nowicki took his experiences with asthma and his knowledge of medicineandbegan searching for better asthma treatments along with researchers at UF.Together, they hope to help Nowicki and other asthma sufferers like him. Their goals are to prolong the time the drug provides relief and toobtaina drug w...

Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain

...shka and a co-author presented a review of current knowledge about BMS at theWorld Workshop on Oral Medicine in Chicago at the American Dental Association headquarters. "For the majority of BMS subjects, the onset of pain is usually spontaneous with no knownprecipitating factors," they reported. However, from ...

Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine

...isions regardingtheir treatment. While clinicians' knowledge of an alternative medicine may notbe expansive, Sugarman said they are obligated to help patients understandissues of the safety of treatments and how to get more information on optionsthey are considering. "It may be easier for clinicians t...

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