Tag: "team" at medical news
Stat5 protein inhibits spread of breast cancer cells
...004 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the team
identified Stat5 as a biomarker of a type of breast cancer that is associated with a favorable prognosis in patients. In fact, in breast cancer patients whose tumors had not yet spread to the nearby lymph nodes, loss of Stat5 was associated with a n...
World-first living donor islet cell transplant a success
... Koichi Tanaka and Dr. James Shapiro, along with a team
of Japanese surgeons, removed part of a 56-year-ol...ular Therapy. Under Dr. Shapiro's supervision, the team
then transplanted the insulin-producing cells into the woman's 27-year-old diabetic daughter. The tr...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...the patient, what you want to see is an integrated team
of providers starting with the person who answers the phone when you call 9-1-1 all the way through to the time you come home having recovered from your stroke." One aim of the systems approach is to overcome geopolitical boundaries that might interf...
Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies
...n cancer. In the first Europe-wide study of CAM, a team
of international researchers found that its use varied from a low of just under 15% of cancer patients in Greece to a high of nearly three-quarters of patients in Italy. Writing in Annals of Oncology (Thursday 3 February) lead author Dr Alex Molas...
Mayo Clinic researchers create 'obedient virus'; First step to use measles virus against cancer
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An international team
of Mayo Clinic-led researchers is first to devise ... They Did It Using bioengineering techniques, the team
reprogrammed the measles virus to seek a cancer cell to bind to instead of its natural binding partn...
New way to block pox shows promise in lab study
...he SPGF pathway? To find out, Dr. Reinherz and his team
added an experimental drug, CI-1033, to monkey kidney cells that had been infected with smallpox virus. CI-1033, which is being developed by Pfizer Corporation as a potential cancer treatment, halts erb-B1's function. The investigators found that pro...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
...r form have proved successful." "Patient care is a team
sport, and clinicians, patients, and family should be members of the team. Patients should be encouraged to keep their medication list with them at all times, and these lists should be updated at each office visit and a copy provided to the patients....
Testosterone supplements for elderly men
...symptoms in the frail and elderly." Professor Wu's team
is seeking 260 volunteers from across Greater Manchester for a twelve-month clinical trial. The team
is expecting to publish the results in two years' time, and hopes that if the treatment is proven to...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...nce because they trigger bladder contractions. The team
found that frequencies in the range of 20 to 40 cycles per second work best for bladder emptying. "It was a surprise that no one had figured this out yet. But now that we understand the whole picture, we can pursue an engineered solution to help peop...
Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents
...trics at Yale School of Medicine, and her research team
tested working memory. This form of memory is used when keeping information in mind and manipulating it. They also evaluated verbal learning and memory, attention, mood, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and tobacco cravings in 41 adolescent daily smok...
Nanoscale diagnostic sets sights on Alzheimer's
...treme sensitivity of the BCA process that Mirkin's team
developed, the researchers were able to detect within each fluid sample a miniscule amount of proteins called amyloid -derived diffusible ligands (ADDLs). The goal is to detect and validate infinitesimal amounts of the biomarkers in blood. Research b...
New test is first step in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
...nd dementia sets in. A study by the Northwestern team
shows that bio-bar-code amplification (BCA) techno...B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, led a research team
that, using BCA technology, measured the concentration of ADDLs present in the cerebrospinal fluid o...
Background 'DWI' checks effective
... effectiveness of background checking, the Hopkins team
analyzed the medical records of more than 300,000 pilots who held a Class III medical certificate in the United States in 1994, and then tracked their flying records until 2000. During the seven-year period, these pilots were involved in a total of ...
Screening for osteoporosis prevents hip fractures in older adults
...enefits of screening for osteoporosis, the Hopkins team
studied 3,107 men and women, age 65 and older, who... fractures by using hospital records. The Hopkins team
found that hip fractures occurred in 33 screened participants (about five fractures per 1,000 person...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
...icking clock of development in mind, Zhang and his team
deduced that there is only a thin sliver of time -...medium and precise timing. To start, the Wisconsin team
generated neural stem cells from the embryonic stem cells. They then transformed the neural cells in...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
...c endocrinologist who led the study. His research team
explored the specific links between inactivity, lo...to Dr. Levine, members of the Mayo Clinic research team
include: Matthew Clark, Ph.D.; Michael Jensen, M.D.; Paul Kane; Alisa Krizan; Lorraine Lanningham-Fo...
Researchers discover genetic variant that may explain why women develop M.S. more than men
...- and now a Mayo Clinic-led international research team
has identified a genetic variation that may explain it. The report from collaborators in Minnesota, Northern Ireland, Belgium and Italy appears in the Jan. 27 online publication of the journal Genes & Immunity ( http://www.nature.com/gene/ ). Sign...
How the stories of ordinary people could give them more say over planning decisions
...o Professor Nick Pidgeon, who is leading a project team
at the University of East Anglia. The study will concentrate on gathering stories - or narratives - from two contrasting communities in Essex one that has lived for a number of years with a nuclear power station, at Bradwell-on-Sea, and the other cl...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
...ax vaccine with IL-2 trial is being conducted by a team
of physicians, scientists, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers with expertise in the use of immunotherapy in patients with cancer. The trial aims to enroll 25 patients in total. To date, two patients have enrolled. Patients need to meet certain...
US syphilis epidemics not driven by increases in unsafe sex say researchers
A UK based team
of researchers has found that regular epidemics of...cording to research published today in Nature, the team
from Imperial College London and funded by the Medical Research Council and the Royal Society sugges...
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