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Psychologist finds low-cost methods to prevent pharmacy mistakes
...records as a means for getting feedback helps them set
goals and and makes them more aware. They find that very useful." Grasha also noted that improvements in accuracy didn't always require high technology and new computers. "People find they can till get the job done without a lot of high technology,...
University of Rochester awarded patent for class of drugs known as cox-2 inhibitors
...ells. The discovery, made more than a decade ago, set
in motion a worldwide race among pharmaceutical companies to identify drugs that would inhibit the action of the enzyme and, in turn, reduce inflammation and pain. The University of Rochester research team was led by Donald Young, M.D., a physici...
New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia
...ase of the illness. Tandon and colleagues then set
out to examine what happens when cholinergic activ...after onset of sleep. Therefore, Tandon says, they set
out to examine what happens when drug-free schizophrenic patients have their muscarinic cholinergic ...
Biomedical informatics research group develops teaching/diagnostic software
...better." A second project underway is developing a set
of 16 Web-based interactive tutorials that describe the physiological processes behind disease states affecting different organ systems. The Biomedical Informatics Research Group has been meeting once a week for two-and-a-half years and includes facu...
Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities
... and finally drawing eight identical patterns -- a set
of a dot, a line, an octagon and a square -- made using the same ink. In each demonstration, the patterns were perfectly aligned with respect to each other. The nanoplotter also can be used in a serial fashion to create nanostructures made up of di...
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Dietary Supplements Forum examines science behind nutraceuticals
...n issues like regulation and standardization, will set
aside their differences to examine breakthrough scientific research that will eventually lead to -- improved dietary supplement quality and consistency a reduction in the misuse and distribution of fraudulent products increased consumer confidenc...
Underage college drinkers have easy access to alcohol, pay less, and consume more per occasion than older students
...han one dollar for a drink, got it free, or paid a set
price for an unlimited number of drinks compared t... since surveyed students who received drinks for a set
price were more likely to binge. "Eliminating this practice of selling alcohol without a license sh...
Millennium, Aventis Pharma form novel alliance
...l information regarding risks and uncertainties is set
forth in documents of Aventis on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Registration Statement on Form F-4 of Rhône-Poulenc, S.A. (the previous name of Aventis) and other documents of Rhône-Poulenc, S.A. and Hoec...
Selective inhibitor can target specific enzyme that promotes cancer
...vel and is very good specifically for this certain set
of enzymes." Tumors grow by enhancing the levels of gelatinase in the body, and elevated gelatinase levels have been found to assist the spread of cancerous cells, Mobashery said. The spread of cells throughout the body is the major cause of cancer m...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
...milar to the one used by UNOS. But we add a larger set
of historical information about the patient and donor characteristics and their relationship to chance of a successful transplant. We also add points to reduce disparities between different groups."Using the proposed operations research system, when ...
Connecticut researchers receive national award
...d in science, Bright said, "I had a real chemistry set
as a kid, not like the ones today. And I had a lot of support from my parents." The Heroes of Chemistry program, started in 1996, honors industrial chemists and chemical engineers who create commercially successful products that improve the quality o...
American award recognizes Swiss researchers
...ize it in the laboratory in sufficient amounts and set
up our own studies." That project, begun in 1974, culminated five years later with the synthesis of octreotide, a growth-hormone inhibitor. Novartis markets the drug as Sandostatin. "When you try to improve on nature, the qualities you aim for includ...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
...ance to events. Press kits will include a complete set
of meeting abstracts, news releases on selected technical papers, and a schedule of news briefings. For more information, email Charmayne Marsh at email@example.com or call her at the telephone numbers listed on the lefthand side of this page. Sunda...
Findings of Griffiths review into allegations of research misconduct fundamentally flawed
...rnal review chaired by Professor Rod Griffiths was set
up in February 1999 after several parents alleged that their premature babies had been entered into a controlled trial of a breathing support technique, known as continuous negative extrathoracic pressure (CNEP), without their consent. The resulting...
Why does an anti-depressant work for some people, but not others?
...ll go into remission," she says. "There is a whole set
of changes that need to happen in the brain to set
a path for recovery." At the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Dr. Mayberg is continuing her r...
Virco first to introduce drug-specific biological cut-offs for its HIV resistance tests
...ibility of the test was measured and a cut-off was set
at this level, (e.g., a 2.5 increase in IC50.) Th... calculated for each drug. The cut-offs were then set
at two standard deviations above the mean. This statistical term means that a test result falling a...
Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs
...her third were severely threatened. Those findings set
the context for the emergency room science discussed at the meeting. Most of the scientific papers--on topics as varied as shrimp genetics and aquarium trade economics--had conservation implications or focus. Though coral reefs in many parts of the ...
Interactive game could reduce heart attack deaths by teaching rapid response to symptoms
...use the back key to choose the healthier option. A set
of pretests was used to begin evaluating HEART-SENSE. It involved two types of evaluation activities, advisory groups and user tests. The advisory groups included two focus groups. The focus groups were medical faculty and clinicians at the Universit...
Welfare to work does not improve mental health
... farther away, as a nation, from the goals that we set
out for ourselves."...
Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals
...other key element is the patient education tool, a set
of written and verbal materials that help the heart attack survivor understand what he or she must do to improve overall health and prognosis. This includes sticking with drug therapy, getting exercise and other rehabilitation after going home from t...
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