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Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...argue that supplying drug users with clean needles sends the wrong message. But a researcher at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy advises that they should be concerned about the message they're actually sending.Despite the overwhelming evidence that needle-exchange programs (NEPs) can he...

UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration

...side back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls the ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

...mal. The synapse is made from two neurons-one that sends the message and one that receives the message. On the sending side, the synapse appears normal, but the receiving end isn't able to detect signals. Barres said other as yet unidentified signals from glia are necessary to form fully functional synapse...

Study finds HER2-positive breast cancer invades organs due to fatal chemical attraction

...rived factor-1a, or SDF-1a. In other words, SDF-1a sends out a homing signal to hundreds of CXCR4 receptors on HER2 breast cancer cells. This strong attraction causes HER2-positive breast cancer cells to leave the blood and lymphatic systems and migrate to organs with large amounts of these chemokines, whe...

Safer drug prescribing for seniors in nursing homes: Canada leads the way

...nally, the pharmacist dispenses the medication and sends the drug to the unit. The nurse gives the medication to the patient. The electronic order also eliminates the risk of the nurse or pharmacist misinterpreting a physician's handwritten prescription. ...

Engineered stem cells can home in on tumors and deliver drug payload in mice

...atural tissue regenerators. Tissue that is injured sends signals to these unspecialized, progenitor cells, and they, in turn, migrate to the damage and morph into whatever kind of tissue - bone, fat, muscle, cartilage, tendons - is needed to repair the wound. Tumors, however, are "never-healing wounds...

Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place

...to our new apprentices in the building trades, and sends an important message to working families that unions care about their health and well-being," says Robert Haynes, President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Health Promotion for Mobile workers: Addressing smoking cessation and obesity In this study, ...

Research on nerve cell circuitry reveals clue about schizophrenia

...m schizophrenia. One type of cell gets excited and sends signals to other nerve cells. The other type blocks such signals. The cells that block signals are important in controlling how much communication takes place between nerve cells. In normal people, the signal-blocking nerve cells act as gatekeepers....

New hope for ALS seen with genetic techniques, growth factors

...he enzyme's normal function. Instead, the mutation sends motor neurons down a cellular pathway to death by ...erference. Once inside the cell nucleus, the virus sends a genetic signal to destroy mutant SOD1 messenger RNA. By destroying the RNA, the mutant gene is pre...

Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company

...nted on a unique pair of glasses. The implant then sends that signal to the remaining healthy retinal nerve cells, which then pass it on to the optic nerve and, hence, to the brain. The most current version of the implant, with 60 electrodes, is in preclinical trials. Despite having more electrode...

DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'

...etina is a device that captures visual signals and sends them to the brain in the form of electrical impulses. The device is a miniature disc that contains an electrode array that can be implanted in the back of the eye to replace a damaged retina. Visual signals are captured by a small video camera in the...

Seniors reduce or discontinue medications when faced with gap in drug coverage, UCLA study shows

...ng for medications was difficult. "This study sends out an emergency signal to doctors that we need to be aware that seniors often only get a fixed amount of money from their health plans to cover their medications for the year," said Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng, the study's principal investigator and assista...

Computer system makes 'chain' of health care stronger, safer

...dical records. The Discharge Navigator system also sends the patient home with everything he or she needs: clearly typewritten instructions about health conditions, medication schedules, and preventive measures, upcoming outpatient appointments, and prescriptions that are printed from a computer, rather th...

Novel findings about neovessel formation

... of the tissue factor that faces the cell exterior sends signals, in combination with a certain so-called c... tissue factor that resides on the inside of cells sends opposing signals that inhibit cell activation. The group has unraveled these mechanisms by using se...

Iron-deficient infants score worse on cognitive and motor tests as teens

...cals, such as the neurotransmitter dopamine, which sends signals within the brain. Iron deficiency also differentially affects the hippocampus, which is involved in certain types of memory and other important processes. Babies typically get their iron from the mother during pregnancy and from mother's milk...

Enzyme prevents lung damage in premature infants

... damage triggers the infant's immune system, which sends in a horde of white blood cells that scavenger damaged tissue. But in premature infants, the white blood cells often stay in the lungs too long causing even more damage. The persistent inflammation also delays lung development and robs nutrients from...

Merging hearing technologies sounds good to researcher

... encode the incoming signal. Then, the transmitter sends the signal to a receiver implanted under the skin of the skull and to electrodes implanted in the inner ear. The electrodes directly stimulate the auditory nerve and the signal is sent to the brain for interpretation. The two devices' main difference...

Iressa news backgrounder: Testing of smart drug expands at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

...evec, which targets an intracellular protein which sends signals similar to the EGF receptor, has completely changed the way chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is treated and it has also shown to work in rare gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Iressa was the third such targeted therapy to be FDA approved....

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

...e known as "time-reversed" acoustics, the detector sends a reversed version of the soundwave to the object. After sending soundwaves back and forth several times between source and detector, the system is able to pinpoint exactly where the object lies in the room. One can therefore create "virtual switches...

Study finds implanted defibrillator reduces heart failure deaths

...ts. An ICD is put under the skin of the chest and sends an electric signal to correct a potentially fatal arrhythmia. An antiarrhythmic drug works by preventing the occurrence of an irregular heartbeat. The study involved 2,521participants, who were randomly assigned to one of three treatment arms--847 ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... Rochelle, NY, April 17, 2014U.S. military personnel who ... plus impact" concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) were ... evacuated for other medical reasons. Differences in measures ... depression 6-12 months after injury are reported in ... a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease ... neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed ... way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, ... was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications ... idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... uncommon these days to find a colored ribbon representing a ... cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with ... color, for many suffering from the disease, black may be ... study consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ... light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the ...
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