Tag: "laboratories" at medical news
DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces
...l consist initially of a collaboration of separate laboratories
in the medical center's department of neurobiology and in the Pratt School of Engineering department of biomedical engineering. However, the researchers expect to unite the center's efforts in a new multidisciplinary engineering building now under co...
UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center researchers study ways to prevent tobacco-related bladder cancer
...ve green-tea extract, which has been shown in UCLA laboratories
to reduce the growth of bladder cancer tumors both in animal models and in humans. The second group will receive an experimental drug called Iressa, an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor that also is being studied in lung and prostate cancers...
UCSD professor explains how elephants are able to snorkel
...in which the oxygen concentration of the rooms and laboratories
is enriched with additional oxygen, is based on studies first conducted at the University of California's White Mountain Research Station. "The Cal Tech astronomers are breathing 27% oxygen at an altitude of 5,000m (16,500 feet), in effect, lowerin...
Study finds additional evidence for contamination of herbal supplement for prostate cancer
...regular quality control evaluations by independent laboratories
throughout the course of their research. The lessons from PC-SPES must be learned well, he says, "because the loss of a product that symbolized hope to some should not occur without leading to an ultimate gain for all cancer patients."...
Nighttime is the right time to prevent preterm labor with aspirin
..., director of the bioengineering and chronobiology laboratories
and a professor at the University of Vigo in Vigo, Spain. He added that earlier studies may have had conflicting results because they used lower aspirin doses, started therapy later in pregnancy or gave it at different times of the day. The double-b...
New test predicts pregnancy problems long before they happen
..., director of the bioengineering and chronobiology laboratories
and a professor at the University of Vigo in Vigo, Spain. "In most cases, that leads to delivering the baby early. Therefore, it is important to focus on prevention." The test, called the tolerance-hyperbaric test (THT), can be used as early as the...
TRUST 2002 study shows levofloxacin resistance remains rare in S. pneumoniae
...ccal isolates collected from 238 clinical hospital laboratories
geographically dispersed throughout 49 states. TRUST is the largest and most comprehensive annual surveillance program to monitor antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of S. pneumoniae in the United States. Resistance to penicillin (18.4...
Fran Visco receives Frances Williams Preston Award from Vanderbilt University
... Cancer and AIDS Research, which supports research laboratories
that bear her name at Vanderbilt-Ingram, and she serves on Vanderbilt-Ingram's Board of Overseers. The building that is the focal point of Vanderbilt-Ingram's research and clinical activities is also named in Preston's honor as a result of a gift by ...
Prostate cancer program at UCLAs Jonsson Cancer Center designated a site of research excellence
.... The goal is to translate basic research from the laboratories
into patient care much more quickly and effectively. UCLAs SPORE will bring together scientists specializing in cell signaling, gene expression, pathology, molecular imaging, epidemiology, biostatistics, immunology and biological chemistry to share t...
UIC research suggests new way to stop growth of cancer cells
... therapy, he says his research and work from other laboratories
indicate the potential for therapeutic applications to several types of human malignancies, including breast, cervical, head and neck, endometrial and renal cancers, some colon and lung cancers, aggressive melanomas, pleural mesotheliomas and certain...
Molecular tag pinpoints which breast cancer tumors are most likely to spread
...sed in her study is not available in most clinical laboratories
that test patient samples. In order for the results to be used, testing laboratories
would need to learn how do use the new technique. "My hope is that this technique may help ease th...
Emergency angioplasty OK without surgical back-up
...ations are significant. Hospitals with diagnostic laboratories
that meet American Heart Association/American Coll...selected hospitals with diagnostic catheterization laboratories
should perform them rather than transfer these patients to another facility with on-site cardiac sur...
Electronic job aid to benefit healthcare workers and patients
...k errors, a common problem in hospitals. Likewise, laboratories
could use MedEPSS to input lab results as they become available and transmit them directly to physicians. The possibilities are enormous, Welch explained. At Grady Health System in Atlanta, where MedEPSS is being tested, enthusiasm for the system is ...
For markets of the future, success depends on advanced materials
...ed by relatively high production costs." Research laboratories
are attempting to make these superior materials af...s for advanced materials, the sustained efforts of laboratories
and start-up companies, aided by government agencies, is helping them reach commercialization and ut...
Can we halt the deadly SARS?
... containment efforts. Many of the scientists at 11 laboratories
in nine countries working on the problem think the disease is caused by a new coronavirus. But tests for the virus have yet to be validated. Meanwhile, there is growing criticism of China. A WHO team is still waiting for permission to visit Guangdon...
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to manufacture investigative drugs and vaccines
... facility also has Biological Safety Level (BSL) 3 laboratories
to accommodate work with microorganisms that must ...icted to a static design, research and development laboratories
in the GMP can be modified and reassigned to accommodate new projects. The facility also reflects th...
Testing may one day pinpoint which early-stage cancer patients are at risk for relapse
...rs. It is also common, however, for some specialty laboratories
to make tests such as these available to some phys...ng identified, mean that in the foreseeable future laboratories
will be able to identify molecular and genetic signatures in cancers that will allow physicians to k...
In 15 seconds, new test will ID presence of 25 most common mutations of cystic fibrosis
... tests, classified as emerging technologies. Large laboratories
have also conducted their own research and created... in 15 seconds. A benefit of this test is allowing laboratories
to run thousands of tests each week. With the dramatic increase in the desire for testing, following...
Taking control: Lab testing you order for yourself
...s from commercial laboratories. Heretofore, these laboratories
have operated on a business-to-business level with...spitals, clinics and physician clients. With DAT, laboratories
do business directly with customers. DAT is a retail business. Results Direct: An Example of Respond...
C-reactive proteins: Should everyone be tested?
...or of cardiovascular disease? What is the role of laboratories
and are readings affected by different laboratory methods and a lack of standardization? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined these questions and developed recommendations for the public and leaders of the nation's clini...
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