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Chemicals found in cherries may help fight diabetes

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O Christmas tree: Your bark may fight arthritis

...jor research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio....

Re-analysis of large trials shows greatest benefit of chemotherapy in ER-negative tumors

...cal advances. "The prevailing wisdom has been that science has focused on ER-positive tumors, with development of SERMs and now aromatase inhibitors, but ER-negative patients have been left in the lurch," Berry says. "Not so. This analysis demonstrates that chemotherapy use has more than doubled survival rat...

Voluntary health organizations, publishers announce major information initiative

...ve," explained Rose Marie Robertson, MD, the chief science officer of the American Heart Association. "The active involvement of the three largest and most trusted voluntary health organizations in the world will help patients and caregivers understand and act upon the latest research on the diseases and con...

Senators Lautenberg and Corzine secure $1 million to accelerate smart gun development at NJIT

...package and includes funding for higher education, science research, homeland security and more. NJIT has spearheaded efforts to develop a personalized handgun that can recognize instantly and reliably one or more preprogrammed authorized operators since spring of 2000. The project has come to be kno...

NYU Child Study Center raises a record $3.4 million at Seventh Annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner

...itment to its mission: to apply the best of modern science and medicine to the problem of mental illness in children. The Dinner is the primary fundraising event for the NYU Child Study Center; all proceeds support the programs and initiatives of the Center. Past honorees include: Senator Hillary Rodham Cli...

Marine snail study gives insights into human brain

... David Glanzman, a UCLA professor of physiological science and neurobiology, whose research has strengthened the view that the human brain and that of a snail named Aplysia are surprisingly similar. "Human brains have many more neurons than the Aplysia's, but it doesn't look like there is any difference on a...

2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced

...y for good or ill. The 70-year-old organization of science writers recognizes and encourages critical, probin...book. The award is considered the highest honor in science journalism because winners are chosen by panels of their accomplished peers and lauded for work that...

Academy meeting examines the vaccine & avian influenza crisis

...troversial issues about the vaccine crisis and the science of producing effective vaccines against avian influenza, the New York Academy of Sciences is presenting a discussion, "The Science of Influenza Vaccines" on Thursday, December 2, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Academy headquarters, 2 East 63rd Street, New Yo...

Iris Murdoch's last novel reveals first signs of Alzheimer's disease

... husband, says: "Iris donated her brain to medical science to help in the search for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. We are still a long way off from that cure, but every study that sheds light on how Alzheimer's develops will ultimately help scientists to diagnose and treat patients at the earliest possible...

NIH convenes State-of-the-Sceince Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care

...on Wednesday, December 8. Improvements in medical science and health care have gradually changed the nature of dying. Death is no longer likely to be the sudden result of infection or injury, but is now more likely to occur slowly, in old age, and at the end of a period of chronic illness. As a result, a de...

MRC study reinforces effectiveness of spinal manipulation

...axpayers. The council promotes medical and related science research with the aims of improving the health and quality of life of the general public. The MRC is independent in its choice of which research to support. "The costs of back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions on the country's economy and...

Alliance congratulates Congress and NIH

...h us that NIH's primary responsibility is to serve science and to improve human health. We are proud partners with both to ensure that the conduct, scientific review and dissemination of research truly serve the public's interests. We firmly believe the compromise path that NIH has identified, to make resear...

Ugandan study highlights best drug combinations for treating malaria in Africa

...oactively. Much has been achieved in 2004; neither science nor policy can afford to let up." ...

FDA grants accelerated approval of TYSABRI, formerly antegren, for the treatment of MS

...by dedicating ourselves to bringing innovations in science to fill significant unmet medical needs that continue to exist around the world. Elan shares trade on the New York, London and Dublin Stock Exchanges. For additionalinformation about the company, please visit http://www.elan.com . Safe Harbor/For...

Learning to cover up reduces risk of skin cancer

... brochures, posters and material incorporated into science classes that moved the children to wear hats, shirts or long pants. "Skin cancer education programs can be integrated into existing learning situations and support policy and environmental interventions," Saraiya says. Younger children did better tha...

Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control receives elite recognition from PAHO/WHO

... influence, politics and cultural beliefs. Yet the science on the health effects of tobacco has never been clearer. By 2030, health experts estimate that deaths from tobacco will surpass any other cause. Frances Stillman, EdD, EdM, co-director of the Institute and an associate research professor in the Bloom...

Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments

...th the presidential appointment process for senior science and technology posts and the process of appointing...ame a confidential "assistant to the president for science and technology" to provide advice in the event of a crisis and to help quickly identify strong candi...

All chronic sinusitis is not created equal, study finds

...ient." Researchers decided to factor in some basic science as they took a retrospective look at 55 patients who had surgery for their disease at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where Dr. Kountakis was previously on faculty. The studies included clinical parameters, such as preoperative compute...

An apple a day could protect against brain-cell damage

... says Chang Y. "Cy" Lee, Cornell professor of food science at the university's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y. In a study that recently appeared online and is to be published in the November/December 2004 issue of the Journal of Food Science (69(9): S357-60), Lee and his co-a...

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