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Cyclosporin Appears Effective In Treating Heart Disease

..."These results suggest that calcineurin inhibitors merit further study aspotential treatments for certain forms of human heart disease," says Dr.Molkentin. "Because long-term use of cyclosporin may have adverse side effects,different calcineurin inhibitors may need to be developed."...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nursing Administrator Receives Nursing Excellence Award

...rd, Dr. Burnes Bolton has received certificates of merit from both the HumanRelations Commission of the City of Los Angeles and the American HeartAssociation. She is included in Who's Who in American Professional Nursing andhas been inducted into the African-American Hall of Fame. She also received theNati...

Collective action for doctors

...ns' own (often financial) interests. "There issome merit to the old saying 'A happy physician makes a happy patient,' butpatient and doctor interests don't always automatically overlap," Gooldcomments. "The more the process or outcome of collective action will harm patients, orundermine patient trust, the ...

Duke team seeks novel vaccine strategy for HIV

.... However, there will be a vaccine." To prove the merit of this approach, the National Institutes of Health issupporting the research in the amount of $5.5 million over the next five years.According to a recent report by the U.S. surgeon general, of the estimated 33.4million people worldwide who are infec...

Missouri scientist takes 'rocky' road to NASA

...cience started because he wanted his big brother's merit badge. Rickman remembers as a young boy studying a photo of his Eagle Scout brother. "He had his merit badge sash on, and there was a badge there that was absolutely gorgeous," Rickman recalls. It was th...

Gender differences in general aviation crashes

...t kinetics, poor decision-making, and inattention merit increased consideration." However, researchers note that there will always be some pilots who make errors, and therefore preventive strategies should go beyond improved pilot training, to include all aspects of the aviation environment....

Current interventions fall short for smoking cessation

...osed to other constituents of tobacco, has obvious merit given the large body of evidence that the reinforcing effects of nicotine play a significant role in smoking. However, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that other aspects of cigarette smoke, namely the sensory effects, also contribute t...

New radioimmunotherapy cancer treatment

...elects papers for presentation based on scientific merit and technical quality....

School changes could help kids be more active, eat better

...ld promise for improving kids health and therefore merit further consideration. For example, more attention could be given to removing financial incentives for school food services to sell less-than-healthful foods. Schools need to make sure PE is particularly attractive for girls, Sallis says, but it is ...

New brain cancer treatment extends survival for more patients

..."It's a new, somewhat innovative approach that has merit and offers better tolerance than traditional chemotherapy. It makes life much easier for these patients. Patients can stay home and simply take a pill, instead of coming into the hospital for several hours to be tethered to an IV." Korones is the fi...

Study: Stereotypes prevail in media coverage of depression

...re many other things that could be at work and not merit an SSRI prescription." He concludes, "In an age of massive media coverage and ads, doctors and patients need to be aware of the cultural context of depression, as well as its biological basis, so they can have a more knowledgeable discussion about i...

Tylenol awards $250,000 to outstanding healthcare students

...ry. The Tylenol Scholarship is one of the largest merit scholarship programs in the United States for all health-related studies. It is the only scholarship available to all US residents pursuing health-related fields of study at any post high school level. Since the program's inception in 1991, more tha...

NIAID funds construction of biosafety laboratories

...ors, but primarily on the scientific and technical merit of the applications as assessed by peer review and on the applicant's ability to contribute to the overall NIAID biodefense research agenda. The NBLs and RBLs will complement and support the research activities of NIAID's recently awarded Regional Ce...

Physician organizations urge Secretary Thompson to defend NIH review process

...ed to making funding decisions based on scientific merit and that the NIH peer-review process is sound and ...iticians with no expertise to judge the scientific merit of such research," said Paul Volberding, MD, chairman of the HIVMA Board of Directors....

High saturated fat, starch avoidance weight loss diet offers good preliminary results

...milar to the Atkins diet that are encouraging, but merit further, broader study. Researchers from Cardiology Research at Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., in Newark, Del., report patients on a high saturated fat and avoidance of starch diet similar to the Atkins diet experienced 5 percent weight loss ...

Farm worker children under 7 exposed to agricultural and home pesticides

...dicate that residential pesticide use and exposure merit further study." Besides Quandt, the Wake Forest researchers included Thomas A. Arcury, Ph.D., David S. Jackson, M.D., Pamela Rao, Ph.D., and Alicia M. Doran, B.A., from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Beverly M. Snively, Ph.D.,...

Eye disease may cause sleep disorders

... PhD. "While some might argue that there is little merit in trying to salvage already bad vision, this present clinical study confirms what we already suspected from basic science investigations. That is, even rudimentary vision is a required substrate for human health and longevity. Vision helps entrain t...

Improving the chances of successful organ transplants

...rojects are selected on the basis of their overall merit as judged by experts, in a process that is non-bureaucratic and efficient." With 100,000 patients on waiting lists each year, the global market for the MIDAS test could be as big as 50 million per year. Negotiations are underway to commercialise the...

Rising young psychiatry researchers receive prestigious international award

... this award by submitting a proposal of scientific merit that demonstrates academic promise while explaining how winning an award will further their career. Proposals can cover a range of activities including: research, educational efforts, travel, salary support and materials. "We are extremely proud to b...

Cedars-Sinai receives full AAHRPP accreditation for all research involving human subjects

...aising the benchmark for the ethics and scientific merit of research at Cedars-Sinai," commented Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. To maintain AAHRP accreditation, Cedars-Sinai must consistently meet the same high standards it had to meet during the initial evaluation...

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