Tag: "seed" at medical news
Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection
Massaging low birth weight babies with sunflower seed
oil is a low cost intervention that can protect th...babies were randomly assigned to receive sunflower seed
oil, an ointment called Aquaphor (petrolatum, mineral oil, mineral wax, and lanolin) or no intervent...
Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation
...00 grants are designed to provide faculty with the seed
funds they need to develop novel ideas that have t...indicative of early precancerous changes. With the seed
money from the Smalley/Curl Fund for Innovation, Drezek and Hafner will evaluate targeted nanorods a...
University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers
...heir size. By using inkjet printing we are able to seed
the cells into the construction as we build it, which means 'sticking' isn't a problem," says Professor Derby. Professor Derby believes the potential for this technology is huge: "You could print the scaffolding to create an organ in a day," he says....
Combining hormones with external, internal radiation helps high risk prostate cancer patients
... using internal radiation, also called radioactive seed
implants or brachytherapy, to cure prostate cancer...with external beam radiation therapy combined with seed
implants. Another 69 patients received hormone therapy in addition to the seed
implants and external...
Federal funds given for regenerative medicine center
... Cleveland (UHC) have been awarded $4.5 million in seed
funding to establish the National Center for Regenerative Medicine as part of the omnibus appropriation bill approved by Congress this week. Additional funding for the center is expected over the next five years. The center's research facilities, hou...
Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place
...cco Control Network, created in 2001 by DFCI, with seed
financial support from the American Legacy Foundation and led by Barbeau to create a partnership between labor unions and tobacco control groups to reduce the burden of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among working families. The study,...
IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan
...lt beforehand. However, IDSA recommends that small seed
stocks of candidate vaccine strains be developed and tested. Because the pneumococcal vaccine can prevent certain complications of influenza, the Society recommends that HHS consider stockpiling this vaccine. IDSA also urges the development of specif...
Patients receiving radioactive seed implant therapy have improved quality of life post-treatment
...hat prostate cancer patients receiving radioactive seed
implant therapy (brachytherapy) have preserved rectal, urinary and sexual quality of life four years or more after treatment, according to data presented at the American Urological Association (AUA)'s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. "Our findin...
Study: Many men take dietary supplements to prevent prostate cancer
...cts such as saw-palmetto, soy isoflavones and flax seed
(18%). More than one in four men (27%) took three or more agents. "The use of vitamin and nutrient supplements for prostate cancer prevention has received a great deal of attention from marketers and the popular media," says Uzzo. "The use of vita...
Spinal disc repair start-up orthonics receives funding from Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
...i Brothers will be the lead investor in a round of seed
financing to take place in a few months. Orthonics' technology is based on research from the laboratory of Barbara Boyan, the Price Gilbert, Jr. Chair in Tissue Engineering and deputy director of research for the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Eng...
Ultrasound treatment for hurt muscles may feel good, but doesn't promote healing, study suggests
... on their own time. This study was supported by a seed
grant from Ohio State. Devor conducted this work with Ohio State colleagues Timothy Kirby, an associate professor of sport and exercise sciences; Mark Merrick, an assistant professor with the School of Allied Medical Professions; and Linda Wilkin, a ...
Researchers testing compounds that may stop replication of T-cell leukemia virus
...Georgia Tech and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seed
grant is funding the current work. Research team member Bryan Herger, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Shuker's lab, studies how the protease functions and how it identifies the amino acids it's supposed to cut. This information helps fourth-year Ph.D....
New breast pap smear detects early cellular changes; May prevent onset of breast cancer
...ven a preventive agent such as beta-carotene, flax seed
oil, tamoxifen or a COX 2 inhibitor to determine if one of these agents can eradicate the abnormal cells. "RAR beta gives us a potential marker to monitor if the preventive agents we're giving have an impact on preventing breast cancer," said Seewald...
'Musical fruit' rich source of healthy antioxidants; black beans highest
...e beans, in that order. In general, darker colored seed
coats were associated with higher levels of flavonoids, and therefore higher antioxidant activity, says lead investigator Clifford W. Beninger, Ph.D., a research associate at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. "Black beans are really loa...
U.S. is poorly prepared for influenza pandemic, St. Jude experts warn
...pment time by using a new technique to develop the seed
virus. Led by Webby, the St. Jude team successful...d a technique called reverse genetics to develop a seed
vaccine against H5Nl. The researchers mixed two genes from H5Nl with six genes from a second virus (...
Buckwheat may be beneficial for managing diabetes
...controlled study, they showed that extracts of the seed
lowered blood glucose levels by 12 percent to 19 percent when fed to diabetic rats. The report comes at a particularly appropriate time since November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. The study may lead to new uses of the grain as a dietary supp...
Purdue food scientists improve testing of health supplements
...dietary supplement oils, such as flax seed, borage seed
and grape seed
oil, often touted as cures for many human maladies. The research results are published in the Septem...
Grape seed extract help speed up wound recovery, study suggests
... topical formulation of grape seed
proanthocyanidin extract (GSP...wounded tissue, topical grape seed
extract isn't sold commercially. And consumers shouldn't expect to get the same...
Temple and Fox Chase developing interactive program to assist prostate cancer patients
...al treatment methods such as surgery, radiation or seed
implantation," says Diefenbach. "There are several equivalent treatment options, all of which can potentially have a significant impact on the quality of life of the patient." The program will use an interactive expert system that was previously de...
...complex network of different cell types. You could seed
each layer separately with different cell types, or inject them from the outside. But the pair won't yet say how this is done. To get the blood supply working, a solution of endothelial cells, the cells that normally line blood vessels, is pumped i...