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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2003 (second issue)

...g, which they combined with collection of multiple sets of other data. (Aspiration pneumonia consists of inflammation of the lung and bronchi caused by inhaling or choking on vomit. It is the second most frequent principal diagnosis associated with hospitalization of Medicare patients.) The authors sai...

UCSD researchers determine mechanism for degradation of G proteins

...cting proteins (GAIP), which is the mechanism that sets the ubiquitin system in motion. The ubiquitin system is used extensively by the cell for the turnover and degradation of proteins in both the cytoplasm, the material surrounding the nucleus, and in cell membranes. Ubiquitin, itself, is a small pep...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study shows retinoids kill childhood brain tumor cells

...ds of genes simultaneously, they identified common sets of genes that were turned on or off in response to treatment with each of the three compounds. Among the genes found to be switched on by retinoids was BMP-2 (bone morphogenetic protein-2), which codes for a protein thought to play a role in cell dea...

Brain cells found to hold key to growth of certain breast cancers

...Increasing or decreasing its production in certain sets of cells may offer a promising approach to treatment."...

New Dallas biotech firm the result of unique public-private partnership

...d focused broad in the sense that there are seven sets of technologies, each of which could be an entity unto itself; focused in that the technologies can be advanced through a single management platform, Dr. Stone said. Discoveries from UT Southwestern, as well as partnerships with UT M.D. Anderson Canc...

A picture perfect test of well-being: Graphic assessment tool tunes into life satisfaction

.... For scoring purposes each box on each of the 10 sets of scales is assigned a number from 1 to 7, with 1 being the lowest and 7 being the highest. The numbers are not used on the tool as presented to participants to avoid biasing their responses. Possible scores on completed tests range from 10 to 70, w...

Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses

...had been buying the contact lenses from open-boxed sets without a prescription for the past five years and had worn contact lenses continuously for up to five months on previous occasions. Another 19- year-old-woman, who complained of light sensitivity and burning in her right eye, said she purchased he...

Monkeys consciously control a robot arm using only brain signals

... and grasping movements, but derived from the same sets of electrodes. "We knew that the neurons from which we were recording could encode different kinds of information," said Nicolelis. "But what was a surprise is that the animal can learn to time the activity of the neurons to basically control differe...

Georgetown University receives $6.5 million grant to enhance emergency preparedness in Washington

...nly authorized people can access these shared data sets and that all patient privacy will be respected. This National Library of Medicine grant represents the first federal grant made jointly to Georgetown University and MedStar Health, and is the third that Georgetown University (through ISIS) has recei...

Outpatient pediatric visits good opportunity to help parents quit smoking

... smoking parents. "Harnessing the pediatric visit sets up a teachable moment for smoking parents, because they are concerned about the health of their child," says Winickoff. "Many physicians think that parents would refuse smoking cessation services, but we had 80 percent saying they wanted it, which i...

Whole tomato powder effective in preventing prostate cancer

...ids and other secondary plant compounds evolved as sets of interacting compounds, and say that this complexity limits the usefulness of reductionist approaches that seek to identify single protective compounds....

Weizmann Institute Prof. Moshe Oren named winner of NIH MERIT Award

...e are most common in cancer. In normal cells, p53 sets in motion a complex series of molecular events that can cause cell suicide, or apoptosis -- which, despite its name, is a necessary and healthy mechanism that prevents damaged cells from replicating possibly cancerous mistakes in their DNA. When p53...

Re-examining alcohol problems among American Indian communities

...nal Comorbidity Survey (NCS). "There are two major sets of findings in this paper," said Spicer. "The first concerns prevalence rates, which indicate that alcohol dependence is a serious concern in these American Indian communities, but not nearly as dramatic as has been reported in previous research usi...

The Endocrine Society responds to Institute of Medicine report on testosterone therapy for older men

...benefits of testosterone therapy in aging men. It sets forth recommendations for clinical trials of testosterone therapy, including specific parameters that should be considered in study design and conduct. The Endocrine Society agrees with the panel's key conclusions and believes that it is critical t...

NIAID Ebola vaccine enters human trial

...e selected Ebola proteins. The booster essentially sets the immune system on alert against future infection by Ebola virus. In August, Dr. Nabel and his colleagues reported using the booster shot to quickly and completely protect monkeys against Ebola. A fast-acting vaccine would be of great use during a...

Experimental drugs reduce neuron death in rats following insulin shock

...d hypoglycemic coma. In the cell culture test, two sets of brain cells underwent five hours of complete glucose deprivation. One set had PARP inhibitors mixed into the culture at the start of the period of glucose deprivation; the other set did not receive the drug. Twenty-four hours later, only about 10...

Lose weight fast the ESA way!

...ht attendant named for the colour of their suits sets me gently spinning around. Workout time Whether the gravity is normal, high or non-existent the dozen busy experiment teams aboard keep on working hard, using safety cords to keep themselves close by their equipment rigs. As with every parabolic...

New dynamic PET technique offers greater comfort for cancer patients

..., k1 and SUV. A comprehensive analysis of 151 data sets from patients with a variety of cancers allowed researchers to make this conclusion. "Our goal was to delineate a procedure that provides more information than a static scan while also employing wise use of resources," the researchers stated. "Less ...

Air pollution's impact on the heart is as bad as having been a smoker

... pollution levels in cities nationwide. These data sets were also the basis for an earlier study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2002. The JAMA study showed that over many years, the danger of breathing soot-filled air in American cities significantly raised the ris...

Race affects older Americans' likelihood of getting flu shot

...us two years. Duke researchers used these two data sets to examine vaccination rates. The data showed a steady increase in vaccination across all ages, genders and races. The largest increase in vaccination occurred in the 50 to 65 year old bracket, and then plateaued after age 70. In 2000, approximately ...

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