Tag: "scientists" at medical news
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...rs say the answer to both questions is "yes". The scientists
analyzed data from the Cilostazol for RESTenosis (CREST) Trial, a randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of cilostazol to prevent restenosis after PCI. Earlier results from CREST showed a 35% relative risk reduction in restenosis from 34% to...
UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration
...rs, and see objects in fine detail. The UCSD-Utah scientists
said that the AMD and STGD forms of macular degene...eceptor cells. Vision loss follows. Noting that scientists
have recently linked mutations in a gene called ELOVL4 to AMD and STGD, the UCSD-Utah investigators ...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
... built by the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab scientists
is capable of imaging breast cancer tumors. In the pilot study, conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers, the unit imaged 18 malignant tumors in 23 patients receiving additional screening due to suspicious mammograms. For many women, r...
IADR & GSK announce 2005 Innovation in Oral Care Awards
... progress of these new awards from such innovative scientists
and clinicians among IADR's global membership."...
'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer
...of human cells, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists
tested kill-rates of two kinds of T-cells "primed"... of T-cells, those from the blood and bone marrow, scientists
mixed them with magnetic beads coated with tumor antibodies, a sort of "artificial intelligence" tha...
US cancer researchers launch first American-Israeli cancer conference
...seeks to foster collaboration among physicians and scientists
in the two countries. Close to 200 cancer experts ...agnostic approaches, based on interactions between scientists
in this country and in Israel." Added Robert Korngold, Ph.D., of New Jersey's Cancer Center at Hacke...
Chemicals in apples could reduce the risk of breast cancer, Cornell study in rats suggests
... cancer away, according to a study in rats by food scientists
at Cornell University. "We found that tumor incidence was reduced by 17, 39 and 44 percent in rats fed the human equivalent of one, three or six apples a day, respectively, over 24 weeks," says Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food scienc...
NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical
...eased understanding of genetic diversity will help scientists
doing gene-association studies by identifying new ...ciations," he writes. "The hope is that it may aid scientists
to identify medically relevant genes for diseases." Initially, the FDA rejected its use to tre...
New book on anti-aging hype consolidates latest research
...e history of anti-aging research, the debate among scientists
on the societal implications of modifying the biological rate of aging, and the reality of what is currently known about the aging process. Further attention is given to growth hormones and supplements and legal issues associated with the practice of...
Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
at Karolinska Institutet are planning an international initiative to map out the relationships between health, genes and lifestyle. Discussion partners include world-leading researchers from the USA, Britain, Singapore and Norway. The project has the...
Cellular porthole connects odors to brain
...le in helping the brain sense odors, Johns Hopkins scientists
report in the Feb. 17 issue of Neuron . The porth... information about scents to the brain. Although scientists
have long known that odor-sensing cells require lots of charged chloride atoms, or ions, to relay od...
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting
...earch findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists
is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development. Save April 7-10, 2005 for stories on child development....
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...tional Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists
as a potential culprit in kidney stone formation among astronauts. With the potential for future exploratory space missions to the moon and Mars, longer missions, and exposure to the elements of outer space, health is a major concern for astronauts. ...
Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval
...hnology and of funding, there's a need for trained scientists
and engineers." Napper described nanosystems engineering as the application of basic chemistry and physics to analysis and design of devices and systems with nanoscale (one-billionth of a meter) features. He said products already featuring nanoscale...
Plant derivative attacks the roots of leukemia
... leukemia stem cells like no other single therapy, scientists
at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Ja...cally studying cancer stem cells. In recent years, scientists
have identified cancer stems cells in blood cancers and in brain and breast tumors although the ide...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
Boston, Mass. For the first time, scientists
have regenerated a damaged optic nerve -- from the...Center. "This outstanding breakthrough by Schepens scientists
offers new hope to those who suffer from blinding diseases and injuries, including our returning sol...
OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection
...nign tumors. To conduct this research project, the scientists
analyzed data from six patients identified as having breast tumors with mammograms (X-rays.) In procedures conducted by New York research collaborators Drs. Wei Huang, Alina Tudorica, and Thomas Yankeelov of Stony Brook University and Brookhaven Nati...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
... for [Alzheimer's disease]," de Ceballos says. The scientists
will now focus their efforts on targeting one of the two main cannabinoid receptors that is not involved in producing the psychotropic effects, or high, from marijuana....
Contaminated needles not contributing to spread of HIV in Africa
...h and Training Institute, Zimbabwe. Recently, some scientists
have suggested that medical injections with contaminated needles were an important, but ignored, factor in the spread of HIV across sub-Saharan Africa. However, research published today in Public Library of Science Medicine shows that injections with...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
... the information our ears record. "Traditionally, scientists
studying hearing problems started looking at the e...nd Speech Research (ICHSR), an NIH-funded group of scientists
in Rochester, N.Y., that is recognized as a leader in research in age-related hearing loss. The cent...
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