Tag: "presence" at medical news
Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
...e characteristics of auditory neurons, such as the presence
of specific genes and proteins. Dr. Hashino said she and her colleagues are beginning new experiments to test the feasibility of marrow stromal cell transplantation to stimulate the growth of the nerve cells that are often missing from the inner ears...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
... requiring the patient to be anaesthesised and the presence
of an ecographer and anaestheticians. The novelty...at particular risk, such as divers, given that the presence
of this defect can cause serious problems for practicing this activity....
New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible
...ts mark the first experimental confirmation of the presence
of the SARS virus in the air of an infected patient's hospital room. The authors cautioned that their results do not document any cases of airborne transmission of the SARS virus from one person to another, only the dissemination of the virus from an...
Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
...increased the risk of relapse significantly in the presence
of a coexisting psychiatric disorder (5.8 times in... absence of a coexisting psychiatric disorder. The presence
of all 3 factors--major opioid use, dual diagnosis (presence of a coexisting psychiatric disorder), ...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...A family history of substance use disorder and the presence
of co-existing psychiatric disorders, such as depression for example, make the risk of relapse worse," Domino said. "Use of a major opioid pain-killer plus having an underlying psychiatric disorder or the combination of all 3 risk factors further mag...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...opportunities to take full advantage of the unique presence
of restricted IL 13 receptors in glioblastomas as a treatment target," he said. With the research grant, he hopes to identify other agents that will bind to the IL 13 receptors besides IL 13. If they are able to find agents that are smaller than IL 1...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...-15A has found its way to McMurdo Sound, where its presence
has blocked ocean currents and led to a build-up of sea ice. With the Antarctic summer now at an end and in-situ observations therefore limited, the ASAR instrument aboard Envisat becomes even more useful for monitoring changes in polar ice and track...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...able causes, it is most often characterized by the presence
of senile plaques and tangles in the brain, which are seen upon autopsy. These senile plaques contain beta amyloid protein, a protein that is formed in the brain and other cells throughout the body but, for reasons that are not entirely clear, seems ...
PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill
...It allows doctors to quickly and easily assess the presence
of esophageal diseases such erosive esophagitis, B...d for tissue samples should the images suggest the presence
of Barrett's esophagus or other serious problems. The PillCam is similar to the PillCam SB, which wa...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...f mammary gland-specific stem cells depends on the presence
of certain growth hormones in umbilical cord blood whether certain hormone levels in maternal blood and umbilical cord blood are associated with perinatal characteristics related to breast cancer risk whether infant growth shortly after birth, wh...
Teenage highs and lows
...continued involvement with marijuana. The combined presence
of these three risk factors greatly increased risk of experimental (by 20 times) and regular marijuana use (by 87 times) over the next year. Prevention and intervention efforts should focus on these areas of risk."...
Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
...or duplication process, of resting B cells. In the presence
of this viral protein called EBNA3C (for EBV nuclear antigen) the cell cycle of the usually quiescent human B cells gets a jump start, which ultimately initiates uncontrolled growth. EBV, a member of the herpesvirus family and one of the most commo...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...y perform a biopsy, which is needed to confirm the presence
of cancer before treatment. About a third of men with abnormal tests had a prostatic biopsy within a year of the initial screen. Of men with PSA readings higher than normal, 64 percent underwent biopsy within three years. The higher the PSA readings...
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...udy, the authors defined metabolic syndrome as the presence
of obesity, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, and found that the three risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes) were present in 26.1 percent of men and 34.7 percent of women with class one obesity, in 29.4 percent of men and 31.3...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...researchers also have found some indication of the presence
of metals, and are in the process of running more ...variation found in their testing and the potential presence
of toxic metals will encourage regulators to begin monitoring the tattoo ink industry more closely. ...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
... left behind in the childs fingerprints due to the presence
of food, soil or saliva that can be used to track ...levels of potassium, for instance, may suggest the presence
of potassium nitrate, a component of explosives. High levels of sulfur and potassium may suggest gun...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...y measured both diseased and healthy sites for the presence
of 11 oral bacteria--four widely regarded to be involved in causing periodontal disease, and the other seven serving as controls. Then, for evaluation of their cardiovascular health, the participants received a carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) me...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
...ts in response to studies showing that intensivist presence
in the ICU can decrease morbidity, mortality, leng...ical information system, GCQ, with the RP-6 remote presence
system, and we are able to monitor and access our patients anytime from our homes and offices in a w...
2005 Pulp Biology Research Award
...in (SLRP). His group was the first to identify the presence
of integrins (αVβ3) in odontoblast membr...iting the odontoblast morphology, he described the presence
of a primary cilium in odontoblasts, leading to hypothesize that this structure could be involved in...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...d mold. Bedroom dust samples were analyzed for the presence
of each allergen type. This study was part of the larger Inner-City Asthma Study, a cooperative multi-center project comprised of seven asthma study centers across the country. The goal of the study was to develop and implement a comprehensive, cost-...
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