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Benign separation process being advanced for pharmaceutical industry

...seful in the body, meaning they are polar, or have some degree of charge. SFC uses carbon dioxide-based fluids for the isolation of compounds. Carbon dioxide is not polar, so could not be used to separate polar drugs, or ionic analytes. "We discovered you can add a small amount of polar solvent that cont...

Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production

... edited RNA from over 30 insects, Reenan uncovered some general rules of A-to-I recoding. He observed that the RNA of different insects folds into unique structures. These shapes single-handedly determine the species-specific RNA editing patterns that Reenan previously observed. For example, part of the R...

Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk

... activity of high-risk people while they performed some of these tasks, we hoped to identify a neurobiolog...stablished, perhaps we could intervene early on in some way to improve whatever pathology it showed." Belger is an associate professor of psychiatry in UNC'...

Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery

...ic of excluding specific procedures may be forcing some adults and children to live with painful medical c... ASPS president. "We are not positive, but we have some concern the insurance market is suppressing the ability of patients to get needed reconstructive pla...

Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all

...ntaining groundbreaking findings on how to prevent some of the major causes of disease and death in women. More information is available at http://www.channing.harvard.edu/nhs/ . Coauthors of the JNCI study are Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, senior author, of DFCI and BWH; Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD, and Davi...

Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis

...ssue of the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. "In some patients, it is difficult to conclusively diagnose MS," said Jagannadha Avasarala, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher, who completed the study while at Wake Forest Baptist. "Identifying markers for disease has become a rapidly evolving science, particular ...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

...ar the drug, Janda says. If the antibodies prevent some of the drug from reaching its place of action in t...nter, users might require more of the drug because some of it is bound up by antibodies and "soaked up like a sponge," according to the researcher. "If the ...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

... she said. "Even if awareness is slow to increase, some data suggest that improving quality of care through the use of practice guidelines can play an important role in addressing racial and ethnic disparities," the researchers note. The American Heart Association already has such a program in place: Get...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...ension. "Most importantly," Mensah said, "although some significant improvements such as reductions in gender disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been noted, disparities in CVD mortality based on race/ethnicity have remained largely unchanged, and disparities in the morbidity of major CVD a...

Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated

... and outcomes among ethnic populations. "There are some articles in this issue in Circulation that underscore another aspect of the problem," Bonow said. "Many health care providers do not recognize that there are health disparities. Among the ones that do, many don't believe that these problems are occ...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

...ays that are more complicated than we assumed, and some physicians may respond to them inappropriately." T... CABG in these groups. These results suggest that some surgeons responded to CABG report cards by excluding some patients from CABG surgery on the basis of...

Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure

...vascular events significantly reduced, and in fact some had an increased risk of heart failure, according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. Experimental and epidemiological data have suggested that vitamin E supplementation may prevent cancer and cardiovascular events, according to background info...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

...ve that existing state reporting standards fail in some cases to provide clear guidance on what should be ... have their own institutional biases, and there is some evidence that hospitals that become accustomed to transparency may eventually grow to be more accept...

Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries

...egulatory measures. While regional preferences for some inappropriate medications need a more in-depth evaluation, these variations indicate amenability to intervention, particularly in Eastern Europe. Future efforts should be targeted to modifiable correlates of inappropriate medication use and research ...

Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI

...ade cancer in African American women could explain some of the mortality difference. Contact: David Feuerherd, LA BioMed, 310-222-2820, df@issuesmanagement.com Variant Polymorphism May Affect Aspirin Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer A new study has found that, among women with a common variant pol...

New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS

...Es penetrate the skin in unique ways. For example, some make microscopic holes in the SC by removing lipids. Others insert themselves in already-crowded lipid bi-layers to disorganize them. Some can also break open the dead cells in the SC and interact with the protein in those cells. CPEs that cause skin...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...of using both screening methods. "We were hopeful some years ago that men could just have the PSA blood test, because men hate the rectal exam," Andriole says. "We've found that if you omit the DRE, you'll miss a certain percentage of cancers." Three-fourths of the men with positive PLCO screens went in ...

Brain imaging reveals secrets of love, fear and betrayal

...xpertise to produce a landmark book which examines some of neuroscience's most gripping questions through famous scenes from Shakespeare. The book, The Bard on the Brain, looks at Shakespeare's themes of love, adultery, power, treachery, morality, judgement and control as found in his best-known works suc...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005

... containing low doses of several drugs that modify some CHD risk factors (Editorial, p. 467). 3. C-Reactive Protein Probably Does not Predict Risk for Colorectal Cancer (Article, p. 425.)...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

... of education: low, high school or less; moderate, some college; and high, college degree or more, on body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) and changes in BMI over four years in 2,019 middle-aged African-American and white women from the Study o...

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