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Parents who decline autopsies may miss out on vital information

...uspected abnormality in their unborn child, may be missing out on important information for future pregnancies, new research from Oxford shows. This study will be available on bmj.com on Monday 8 December 2003. The research team identified all pregnancies terminated during 1991-2000 following prenatal diag...

Call for outright smoking ban in UK

... on smoking in public places is a start, but it is missing the point. Tim Lord, the Chief Executive of the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association, believes that price is the main determinant of how many smokers there are. We disagree. Availability and acceptability are more important. If tobacco were an illegal ...

UCLA studies experimental cancer drug

...y believe targets mTOR. "We discovered that tumors missing PTEN seem to be very responsive to CCI779, and it's very clear at a molecular biology level why," Sawyers said. "When you've lost PTEN, mTOR activity gets turned up and tumors become dependent on it for their growth. So a drug that inhibits mTOR shou...

Glycerin may help skin disease, study finds

...sufficient glycerol in their skin because they are missing the gene responsible for aquaporin 3. "That is why their levels of glycerol are reduced, because they don't have that glycerol channel," Dr. Bollag says. The mouse research was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology about the same time...

Financial problems linked to depression symptoms in breast cancer patients

...d. "They may be worried about insurance issues and missing work." As expected, the study also found that women who had higher levels of general stress and who reported more stress related to their cancer diagnosis, also were more likely to show symptoms of depression. In addition, the results showed that wom...

Panel: Clinical use of embryonic stem cells jeopardized by Bush's policy on federal funding

...tional experts were consulted as needed to provide missing information as the panel developed their conclusions. Members of the panel were Liza Dawson, Alison Bateman-House, Dawn Mueller Agnew, Hilary Bok, Dan Brock, Aravinda Chakravarti, Mark Greene, Patricia King, Stephen O'Brien, David Sachs, Kathryn Schi...

Jefferson Scientists define new cell type that may lead to clues about Kaposi's sarcoma

...al mouse model for KS," Dr. Murphy says. "What are missing are the other co-factors that would lead the evolution of the early lesion to the late lesion that kills patients." These could include immunodeficiency, HIV or other viruses such as herpesvirus-8, which has been found in KS. "Now, the mouse model th...

Study confirms benefits of hemispherectomy surgery

...ing portion overtakes most of the functions of the missing side. Hemispherectomy was first attempted in the 1920s by Hopkins neurosurgeon Walter E. Dandy, M.D. It was reintroduced at Hopkins in 1968 and was refined in the 1980s by Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's...

HFES Annual Meeting papers feature work on critical health and safety issues

...preventive measures are technically based, but the missing links are the human factors and organizational issues that contribute greatly to the strength of the security system. Existing human factors research on CSI is limited, but these researchers applied tools from cognitive engineering to examine comput...

Millions turn a blind eye to dangerous driving

...so drive cars. So why are this many people at best missing out on life's pleasures; at worst putting themselves and others in danger? Dr June McNicholas, from the University of Warwick, said: "We found that many people have a fear of contact lenses based on the idea that they haven't changed since the hard l...

Tooth loss may be early warning sign of cardiovascular disease

...rted in this study addresses whether the number of missing teeth correlates with periodontal disease, and wit...nce of carotid plaque increased with the number of missing teeth. Among those missing zero to nine teeth, 45 percent had carotid artery plaque. About 60 perc...

Eating peanuts helps keep heart healthy without weight gain

...ttes said this accounts for the largest portion of missing calories. The second possibility is that the peanuts trigger an increase in people's resting metabolic rate. The third explanation is that people don't chew nuts well, so people's bodies fail to absorb a portion of nuts' caloric energy. "There is gr...

Cell 'suicide' enzymes are a missing link in Alzheimer's disease

...ved in programmed cell death (apoptosis), may be a missing link in the chain of molecular events leading to Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative condition affecting an estimated 4 million Americans that causes memory loss and, ultimately, dementia. Patients with this disease have...

Good news on cancer for most EU countries but tobacco still a big problem

...ibuted towards the Europe Against Cancer programme missing its 15% target. He said: "Aside from Luxembourg where the small population makes calculations and comparisons statistically fraught, the countries that experience large declines of all forms of cancer in men also experience large declines in lung can...

Single protein is key in response to bacterial, viral infections

...eam also made the surprising observation that mice missing Trif are also unable to respond to the double-stranded RNA produced by most viruses and thus could not fight off viral infections. The scientists inferred that both the bacteria-sensing TLR-4 pathway and the virus-sensing TLR-3 pathway are blocked wh...

UIC researchers pinpoint genes involved in cancer growth

...f these genes, the animals died in utero. But mice missing any of the other 14 genes matured to adulthood, suffering only limited problems in specific organs. "Obviously, the best drug targets would be genes that are needed only by cancer cells," Roninson said. One of the genes the UIC researchers identified...

Research suggests how steroids cause diabetes and hypertension; liver plays critical role

...cking both PPAR-alpha and LDLR. "Somehow, animals missing PPAR-alpha were protected from developing diabetes and hypertension," Semenkovich says. The team then replaced PPAR-alpha in the liver in mice lacking both PPAR-alpha and LDLR. The animals developed the same symptoms of diabetes and hypertension (hi...

High percentage of N.C. children suffer undiagnosed asthma, new study shows

...was diagnosed by a physician, almost half reported missing a half day or more of school in the past month, she said. Thirty percent said they visited emergency departments for their symptoms at least once in the previous year. "People often believe asthma is an inner-city problem, yet we found it to be high ...

Transition to mental health carveouts disrupts care for most fragile

...lity of care as well as containing costs. This was missing in the original Tennessee carveout," he says. Sixteen other states currently have similar carveout systems. In a cost-saving move in 1996, thousands of Tennesseans receiving Medicaid for mental health services were transferred into two behavioral...

Researchers making cell phones user-friendly for people with disabilities

...he needs of individuals with disabilities, who are missing out on wireless communication opportunities because of usability problems. Virginia Tech's Tonya Smith-Jackson, assistant professor, and Maury Nussbaum, associate professor, both in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, are cond...

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