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Mouse provides clues about chronic pain

...ns at junctions called synapses were significantly strengthened (potentiated) for a long period of time. "In these experiments, we wanted to learn if strengthened connections in forebrain areas effect animals responses to pain," Zhuo says. The genetically modifie...

NIAID events highlight global health research

...AID scientists and researchers from endemic areas, strengthened cooperation among different government agencies and international organizations, and encouraged private industry to work with the public sector to develop diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines for tropical diseases. The 10th anniversary meeting, to be...

Health care providers' approach to patient care linked to successful physician-patient relationships, study finds

...e patient from specialist to specialist on her own strengthened the womens relationship with their physicians. Primary care systems that fail to emphasize these features of primary care may jeopardize the clinician-patient relationship and, indirectly, the quality of care and health outcomes, the study noted. A ...

Rollins family gives $4.2 million to establish new Office of Public Health Preparedness at Emory

...licy recommendations as to howthese systems can be strengthened and how the public health system can make better use of the latest technology. Other issues that may be studied include the appropriateness and effectiveness of planning for public communications, quarantines, and the stockpiling and distribution of ...

Deaths at Bristol not explained by low volume of operations

...uch operations. Including the results from Bristol strengthened this association. Furthermore, only a small proportion (less than a fifth) of the excess deaths seen at the Bristol over this period was due to the hospital's lower volume of surgery, adds the author. Considerable caution is needed in interpreting th...

Brain tumor therapy needs longer treatment time

... to this study," says Chandra. The conclusions are strengthened by a third study, also led by Chandra, published in the August issue Clinical Cancer Research , that lends powerful support to a new method of observing BPA activity in the brains of living cancer patients. To track BPA in brain cells, the Cornell ...

Mimicking brain's 'all clear' quells fear in rats

...ulation, suggesting that memory for extinction was strengthened by experimentally mimicking the safety signal. Since the prefrontal cortex is known to project to the amygdala, a hub of fear memory deep in the brain, the researchers propose that increased activity of infralimbic neurons in the prefrontal cortex ...

Teen-age girls, depression, alcoholism, and brain activity

..."This possibility for a predictor of alcoholism is strengthened when taken together with another recent publication by Bauer in which he found increased beta power in alcoholics, more so in the men than women." Another finding of the study was that the effects of a family history of alcoholism occurred in a diffe...

Survey of medical students affirms value of student diversity

...tudents believed that affirmative action should be strengthened or maintained at medical schools, while only 3 percent thought it should be discontinued. "There are very few data that address students' own perceptions of the role of diversity in the classroom," said Joan Reede, HMS dean for diversity and communit...

Three Abbott chemists honored as Heroes for development of HIV therapy for children

... The drug has stopped progression of the virus and strengthened the immune systems of HIV-infected children, many of whom have not responded to other antiretroviral therapy. The Heroes of Chemistry program will be held in conjunction with a celebration for the 80th anniversary of Chemical & Engineering News , th...

Advertising age

... are lacking, and therefore they need to be either strengthened or re-examined in public and political forums. An accompanying editorial states that, while consumers may react to a drug advertisement with healthy skepticism, if such advertising were allowed in Canada pharmaceutical firms could be expected to spen...

US DoE awards $4 million in funding to Stevens' Center for MicroChemical Systems

...of the world market. The H2O2 project team is also strengthened by 4 other industrial participants, ERM, GCI, Alliance Technologies and PAEI, all of them with previous collaborative engagements with FMC. ERM and GCI use significant amounts of H2O2 as an oxidant for environmental remediation of ground water and so...

Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign

... removes gravity'. The aircraft has been specially strengthened to fly parabolic arcs enabling researchers to carry out experiments in weightlessness without going into space. Last week saw the start of ESA's 35th Parabolic Flight Campaign. Twelve teams from seven European countries and Canada and Russia gathere...

Heal thyself: Patients' bone marrow cells restore failing hearts

...g hearts. The cells fueled new cell growth, which strengthened the heart's pumping capacity. "These results demonstrate for the first time that transplantation of a person's own stem cells through direct intracoronary injection increased cardiac function, blood flow and metabolism in the damaged zone," said seni...

Caregivers for patients with dementia need more support before patient dies, less after

... were institutionalized. "Our results were further strengthened when we found that caregivers of patients who were institutionalized did not experience the improvement in depression that we observed among those whose relatives had died," said Dr. Schulz. "This shows that getting over depression related to caregiv...

Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...on. Other leadership centers in the region will be strengthened through targeted fellowships and involving their experts in the program training and research activities. In addition, a network of African population and health specialists will be set up. Program management At the Universit de Montral, the progr...

Majority of authors retract 1998 Lancet paper-Lancet editor points to implications

... Mechanisms to establish vaccine safety should be strengthened by securing and constantly adding to a reliable evidence base early on in the development of any new vaccine. The methods of public engagement by health officials and ministers must be reviewed to take account of widespread distrust of Government inf...

2005 global tuberculosis targets may be out of reach

...a laboratory, regular supplies of essential drugs, strengthened programme supervision, and the use of standard drug treatment with at least the initial treatment being directly observed by a trained treatment supporter. Mario C. Raviglione from WHO and colleagues discuss how, despite great progress, global targe...

Drug companies are top health care lobbyists

...by lobbying. The Lobbying Disclosure Act could be strengthened by requiring more detailed reporting, such as specifying the legislation discussed and the positions advocated by lobbyists, say the authors of this new study. Health care organizations lobby lawmakers in order to influence health policy decisions. ...

Improving health for mothers and children in South Asia

...at not only will nutritional programmes need to be strengthened to ensure that poor children and their mothers have access to an adequate diet, but interventions for preventing and treating postnatal depression may be required. In the final article on this topic, researchers argue that health care for mothers and...

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