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Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

...s five year commitment we are able to build on the momentum we have generated and spur the creation of an Institute at Harvard Medical School devoted to the biology of aging, to which the Glenn Foundation has expressed possible additional support," said Mr. Collins....

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...men's Cardiovascular Health. Institute gains momentum In just over nine months, the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute has quickly gained momentum by taking on the most difficult surgical cases while maintaining extremely low mortality rates. Its...

It's time to allow people to die at home with dignity

... add. However, one important initiative is gaining momentum within primary care. The Gold Standards Framework is a resource for organising proactive palliative care in the community. It includes a detailed guide to providing holistic, patient centred care and thereby facilitates effective care in the communit...

McMaster named Canadian Research University of the Year

...we're also producing quality research results. The momentum our research enterprise has gained is astounding. In the last 10 years, we've tripled our income, but more than that, we've recruited and retained some of the world's best researchers." McMaster president Peter George echoes Shoukri's comments, addi...

Mayo Clinic establishes landmark research program to predict and prevent alcoholism

...el C. Johnson family in making this gift. Clearly, momentum is building toward accomplishing even greater things as we work with a variety of public and private partners to move genomic medicine forward." David Mrazek, M.D., chair, Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, will direct this research...

Many patients interested in reading their own medical records

...A/Archives journals. According to the article, the momentum to involve patients in all aspects of their health and health care is increasing, but little is known about whether patients would want to review their own medical records if given the opportunity. Jinnet B. Fowles, Ph.D., of the Park Nicollet Instit...

ESC in partnership with EU to strive for European consensus on CVD treatment and prevention

...ng. Since then, we have been keen to continue the momentum and dialogue with the EU and hope that we will continue to do so during the future Presidencies of the Netherlands, Luxembourg and beyond. ...

Hearing aid research gets federal boost

...ur noted that the award builds on the University's momentum by bringing new support and attention to a critical area of research expertise. "This major grant, as well as the recently announced $1.1 federal earmark and developing partnerships with industry, give us a solid foundation for the development of maj...

More than $34 Million in SPORE Grants

...RE's principal investigator. Only recently has the momentum for pancreatic research picked up steam with both dedicated federal and philanthropic funding increasing dramatically in the last year alone. M. D. Anderson was one of three institutions recognized by the NCI with a SPORE as leaders in pancreatic c...

Delays in heart attack care erode the difference between two emergency therapies

...ting the emphasis on angioplasty and transfer. The momentum is there to give more patients access to angioplasty. But when you look at it, the studies that have shown the big benefits from angioplasty have been somewhat artificial, in comparison with the way things really work." Hospitals that don't do angiop...

AAS praises President's Commission for emphasizing suicide prevention

...oss of life. The Commission Report can provide the momentum necessary to move forward and make the National Strategy a reality," added Rudd. The American Association of Suicidology also applauds the Commission's endorsement of a national level public-private partnership to advance the goals and objectives of...

Marked improvement in heart attack care seen in 33-hospital study

...uccess seen in the new results, Eagle says, theres momentum for the project to expand into other states, and to incorporate additional care guidelines. Eagle and Montoye have recently helped a group of hospitals in Montana adopt the GAP toolkit, and similar programs have begun in Kansas, West Virginia and Ohi...

Nabi Biopharm's nicotine vaccine

...ry position around this vaccine and provides added momentum to our product development efforts. Nicotine addiction is an important health concern in the United States, and while 80 percent of smokers express a desire to quit smoking, fewer than 10 percent of those who try, succeed in quitting for more than s...

Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention

...uccess of this new approach, and indicative of the momentum Sporn maintains in chemopreventive research. Accor....D., Director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, that momentum also fuels the work of cancer prevention researchers at Dartmouth and beyond. "Many chemopreventive...

Spermicide gel could increase risk of HIV-1 infection

...acquired infections) among women does not lose any momentum as a result of the negative results of the van Damme trial...The concept is sound, the need is great, and many important lessons have been learned: the search continues."...

Medical mistakes under the microscope

...ho runs the U-M Forum on Health Policy. "With the momentum from that event, and from the IOM report, we were able to compile this book, which we hope will be a resource for anyone involved in health care," she continues. "In particular, we have a cutting-edge discussion of systems theories and their applicat...

Ultrasound senses 'feel' of breast lesions

...ams actually displace tissue by transferring their momentum to tissues via either absorption or reflection. Development of the ARFI technique was built on a related and earlier studied phenomenon called Streaming Detection, in which the two kinds of ultrasound waves detect the presence of fluid such as ...

Risk of lung damage from ultrasound greater than once thought

...chanical in nature, OBrien said. A sound wave has momentum and imparts a force. A beam of sound focused at an air-water interface, for example, can shoot water into the air like the cold steam produced by ultrasonic humidifiers. We think the sound waves push against the lung tissue hard enough to create s...

Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs

... in the early steps of a wide range of addictions, momentum will increase to search for drugs that can selectively block these receptors without side effects, he said. Other receptors -- notably those to the mood-modulating neurotransmitter dopamine -- have been implicated in the process of addiction, ...

UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers

...cerbuilding and NCI designation provide tremendous momentum for building anorganization at UCSF that will develop innovative and improved technologies,therapies, diagnostic and prevention mechanisms, and patient outreach programs,"McCormick says. PATIENT CARE: The number of newly diagnosed cancer patien...

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