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Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...ars. At the basis of all three SLAM products is a powerful technique called radar interferometry. It works like a space-based version of 'spot the difference'. Multiple radar images of the same site acquired by spacecraft such as ESA's ERS or Envisat are specially combined to identify tiny changes in the l...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...of the drug Herceptin appears to offer a much more powerful treatment advantage than expected for patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. When combined with chemotherapy and used before surgery in early stage breast cancer the drug p...

Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests

... States is one of the richest and most politically powerful nations in the world, its health care system exhibits numerous sociological, political, and economic dilemmas. Embedded in private market competition, the U.S. health care system has become one of the most inequitable, inefficient, and costly systems...

Red wine protects the heart

...boratory found polyphenols, minus the alcohol, are powerful anti-oxidants. Polyphenols also are found in fruit, particularly berries, as well as green tea and chocolate. Anti-oxidants slow cell deterioration. The polyphenols also help prevent the build up of plaque on the smooth muscle cells, as well as inhib...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

...he drug are planned, he adds. Methamphetamine is a powerful psychostimulant that goes by a number of common names, including "speed," "ice" and "crank." It is often made in make-shift laboratories using over-the-counter drug ingredients, particularly cold and allergy medicines. Available as a powder or crysta...

Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated

...d science, when challenged and mobilized, can be a powerful force that can help to implement changes through education, research and advocacy."Co-authors of the executive summary are Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., Sc.M., and Rosalind P. Fabunmi, Ph.D....

Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration

...ly called fraternal) twins provide one of the most powerful methods for determining heritability (the relative contribution of genes versus environment). Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., Sc.M., of Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues surveyed 840 male twins from the National Academy of Sciences-National Re...

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

...portance in the growth of a child, but it also has powerful metabolic effects in adults. A previous trial of GH treatment in men with abdominal obesity demonstrated reduction in abdominal fat mass and beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and lipids. Many postmenopausal women experience a natural increase...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality

...al and being able to measure it at all levels is a powerful tool," And we're doing it in a way that is non-pu... clinicians as they're making decisions, is a very powerful tool in ensuring patient safety and quality." "As technology and medicine continue to evolve, so wil...

Laughter helps blood vessels function better

...005, in Orlando, Florida. The endothelium has a powerful effect on blood vessel tone and regulates blood flow, adjusts coagulation and blood thickening, and secretes chemicals and other substances in response to wounds, infections or irritation. It also plays an important role in the development of cardiov...

English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early

...medicine," the authors conclude. "This is the most powerful argument for why we must gain a greater understanding of the influence of acculturation on children's health." (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159:295-297. Available post-embargo at www.archpediatrics.com .)...

Honorary doctors, 2005

...rmative action. Nelson Mandela has not only been a powerful voice in his home country, he has also influenced ...nish Research Council organisation), for proving a powerful research policy voice in the Nordic region and internationally. As head of the Academy of Finland, h...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...EACH YEAR? The first paper in the series provides powerful statistics to help reduce deaths of newborn children in countries where most of these deaths occur. Globally three-quarters of neonatal deaths occur in the first week of life, with the highest risk of death on the first day of life. Of all deaths in ...

LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005

...high-resolution, dedicated breast cameras can be a powerful diagnostic tool for early breast cancer identification," Dr. Khalkhali said. The breast imaging camera used in the study is provided by Gamma Medica, Inc. of Northridge, California. For more information on how to participate in this clinical trial in...

Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria

... Society, and posted on its Web site. An extremely powerful adjuvant, QS-21A enhances the potency of antigens introduced in the body to elicit an immune response, allowing for lower vaccine doses with greater effectiveness. The molecule could therefore save patients money on expensive drugs and stretch limite...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...his was an important clue to how cells control the powerful effects of Mcl-1. Other authors of this study are Hiromi Iwasaki, Christy C. Ong, Heikyung Suh, Shin-ichi Mizuno, Koichi Akashi and Stanley J. Korsmeyer (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)....

OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection

...c resonance imaging technology combines the use of powerful magnets and radio wave pulses. The magnet influen... believe shutter speed analyzed MRI could become a powerful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and almost any other form of cancer, as well a...

Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes

...lor said. Medical professionals now have access to powerful tools for acquiring and visualizing data, Taylor noted. "It is incredible what we can see, but what we need to be able to do to make a good decision is to project into the future," he said. In other words, he said, "the diagnostic data tells us what ...

Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread

...currence, our prognostic signature could provide a powerful tool to identify those patients at low risk preventing overtreatment in substantial numbers of patients. If confirmed in further studies, the recommendation of additional hormone or chemotherapy in patients with lymph-node negative breast cancer coul...

Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart

...one of three versions of the enzyme that makes the powerful vasodilator, nitric oxide. "What we were finding ...of making nitric oxide, estrogen was producing the powerful age-promoting and apparently vasoconstricting oxygen-free radical, superoxide. "At first, I thoug...

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