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Stem cell therapy effectively treats heart attacks in animals

...enchymal bone marrrow stem cells are known to give rise to a variety of cell types, including bone, cartilage, fat, and other kinds of connective tissue cells such as those in tendons, as well as muscle, such as the heart. A stem cell is a special type of cell in the body from which all others grow and d...

Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline

...g the elderly. The metabolic syndrome is on the rise in the United States, affecting an estimated one in four adults and 40 percent of people over the age of 40. It is defined as a cluster of five simultaneous disorders: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides (fats), low level...

New study to use electronic medical records to improve care of patients with diabetes

...ave type 2 diabetes, and the number is expected to rise because the population is aging and the incidence of obesity is increasing. In the United States about 18 million people, or a little more than 6 percent of the population, has diabetes, with type 2 being the most prominent form of the disease. Dia...

Loyola warns lower temps mean greater risk of fire from space heaters

...ce heater turned on. Carbon monoxide levels could rise with fuel-fired heaters. Portable heaters should have an automatic shut-off. Never keep flammable liquids near a space heater. Mobile homes should use only vented fuel-fired or electric heaters....

Researchers shed light on cancer susceptibility using 'supermice'

...g, yet they almost never go out of control to give rise to cancers. Cell proliferation is normally kept in check by a group of gatekeeper genes called "tumor suppressors". Of these, the Ink4a/ARF locus has been of considerable interest since this locus is inactivated in a majority of human cancers. This l...

Jefferson scientists find new way to convert adult human stem cells to dopamine neurons

...lso known as pluripotent stem cells normally give rise to human bone, muscle, cartilage and fat cells. While nearly all cells looked like neurons with axonal processes, they invariably reverted back to their original undifferentiated state in two to three days. Dr. Iacovitti and her co-workers instead a...

Problematic behaviour of dementing patients exacerbated

...nsiders the patient to be more like a child, gives rise to little restlessness in the patient. However, the 'non-adaptive strategy' exacerbates the patient's hyperactivity. Carers with this strategy find it harder to cope with the behavioural problems and approach the patient in an irritated and impatient...

Latest Public Policy & Aging Report forecasts possible US labor shortage

...at the United States cannot expect productivity to rise sufficiently to fully offset declines in the size of the labor force. While employers may have some means to address likely labor force shortfalls, the authors see difficult choices ahead, especially those that may pit retirees against current worker...

Expensive new meds increase drug expenditures in the North Carolina Medicaid program

...re expensive medications resulted in a significant rise in drug costs in one state's Medicaid program. Analyzing claims for more than 1,204,000 North Carolina Medicaid enrollees between 1998 and 2000, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that prescription drug coverage co...

Smart lights, nonstick implants and 100th birthday of electronics at science & technology meeting

...cil in Canada ( redhead@magma.ca ) traces both the rise and fall of the first electronics industry, based ... dangling bonds. Silicon atoms then preferentially rise to the surface while tending to leave the dopant atoms in place. Verified in subsequent experiments...

Hib infections on the rise in adults despite child vaccination programme

...From 1998 however Hib cases in children started to rise significantly, mostly among those who were immunis...o longer being boosted. When the disease began to rise once again amongst children, some adults found themselves less equipped than before to fight the inf...

The machinery of forgetting fears

...e, which would increase with greater fear due to a rise in perspiration. The subjects were first given a session in which the fear response was acquired. Then, on two subsequent days, they underwent sessions in which the fear response was extinguished. The extinction of the fear response was done by prese...

Science of perception

...a thick forest. This critical adaptation has given rise to a decades-long scientific debate: Does the human brain contain a region used exclusively for identifying faces? Research conducted at Brown University and published in the current online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy o...

Other highlights in the September 15 JNCI

...ite classification could account for the purported rise in incidence. They found that changes in site classification--from no specific site to a specific site--largely accounted for the increase in incidence of gastric cardia cancer and that the incidence of noncardia gastric cancer may be decreasing fast...

Increase in childhood leukaemia may be part due to increased light at night

...mber) consider the evidence for a link between the rise in childhood leukaemia and increased light at night at an international scientific conference in London. The incidence of childhood leukaemia increased dramatically in the twentieth century. The increase has mainly affected the under five age group...

Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population

... hospitalization occurring simultaneously with the rise in immunization rates for the disease. "The results show an annual savings of $100 million since the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccine was introduced, just in the cost of hospital care for people with severe cases. That's greater than the savings p...

Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite

... and provided solid evidence of a steady sea level rise averaging 0.3 millimetres a year. Simultaneously AATSR has been steadily taking the temperature of the global sea surface, to a maximum accuracy of 0.1K while MERIS has mapped ocean colour, measuring chlorophyll content that enable scientists to ded...

Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit

...ly respiratory difficulties. Ozone levels tend to rise with temperature, but the level recorded on June 6 exceeded what was expected for the temperature that day, Jaffe said. The high temperature that day at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, about 90 degrees, had been recorded 12 times from 1996 thro...

Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy

...nois College of Law. This tide is only expected to rise as baby boomers approach their golden years. At the same time, about 30 percent of the nation's 17,000 nursing homes have been sanctioned for deficiencies that put their residents at risk of harm. About one in 20 nursing home residents suf...

Leaders in cancer care meet to address patient access to quality care

...e country. These gaps are expected to continue to rise in the United States....

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