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Whole-body CT screening costs overshadow benefits
...By using software to create an analytic model, the team
calculated the monetary costs versus any increase in life expectancy that resulted from CT screening in a hypothetical, self-referred cohort of 500,000 asymptomatic 50-year-old males. They evaluated eight conditions and anatomic regions commonly asso...
Scientists identify brain regions that decide where we look
...o research published today in Current Biology, the team
from Imperial College London and University College London, have found that different areas of the brain are active when we freely select where to look, and when we change our mind and look elsewhere. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the resea...
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
...ok place at centers in South America. The research team
obtained the necessary institutional and government health agency approval and each patient provided informed consent. All 30 patients enrolled had severe heart failure (New York Heart Association heart failure classifications III and IV) with eject...
Climate change and the future of air travel
...environmental risk assessments of air travel. The team
are investigating whether the picture would change...nal variation in atmospheric conditions, which the team
estimated would require a general ceiling on flight altitudes (summer: 31,000 feet, winter: 24,000 f...
Activity not out of the question for people with chronic pain
...ents that they can be active." Now, Clauw and his team
at the U-M Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center are embarking on more studies of activity, exercise and pain among people with all kinds of chronic-pain conditions. They've started a registry of people who would be willing to take part in such st...
Study finds no evidence of a 'cancer personality'
...f Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen, Denmark led a team
of investigators who reviewed cancer history, health behavior, and personality trait data collected from 29,595 Swedish twins enrolled in the Swedish Twin Registry. These patients were born between 1926-1958 and were followed an average 25 years. A ...
New leukemia drug shows promise in overriding all Gleevec resistance
...vec-resistant patients. Reddy and his research team
sought instead to develop a drug that would circumvent all of the mutations and therefore all forms of resistance. They focused on other possible avenues to inhibit the actions of BCR-ABL. To do so, they targeted parts of the BCR-ABL protein that did...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...eagues at the University of Sydney, Australia. The team
are now working to commercialise the idea. Tony Tew, lead researcher at York explains, "We envisage booths in the high street, like those used for passport photos, where customers can have the shape of their head and ears measured easily. The shape ...
Focus on our magnetic planet
...eaker at an astonishing rate. When a French-Danish team
compared rsted's results for 2000 with those from an American satellite, Magsat, 20 years earlier, the decline in the field's strength suggested that it might disappear completely in a thousand years or so. The experts wonder if our planet is prepari...
Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows
...nvolving groups of 10 to 40 male mice, the Hopkins team
stimulated hypertrophy for up to nine weeks, but only by half as much in those that had also consumed sildenafil in their food at 100 milligrams per kilogram per day. In mice, this dose produces blood levels similar to those achieved in humans given...
Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics
...d Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Our research team
looks forward to working with the state and county...or improvement of care for children." The research team
scrutinized the medical records of 813 children, ages 6 to 17, from 62 clinics in 21 California coun...
Pharmacist review does not keep older people out of hospital
...ot keep older people out of hospital. The research team
identified 872 elderly patients discharged from hospital after an emergency admission. Patients were randomly selected to receive two home visits by a pharmacist (intervention group) or usual care (control group). The pharmacists educated patients an...
Technology that could double the effectiveness of cancer drugs studied at Yale
...ndently and then in combination. The Yale research team
partnered with Precision Therapeutics, Inc., (PTI) developers of the ChemoFX assay and is seeking patients from Yale and surrounding communities and from 10 other sites around the country. PTI exclusively licensed the Yale apoptosis assay from Yale. ...
Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour
...udy by a University College London (UCL) team. The team
have been working on ways to improve a method know...an 30 minutes. The new method pioneered by the UCL team
holds promise that much longer lasting and more powerful effects can be produced. Professor Rothwell...
Genes in the interferon system important in SLE
...ons with the disease SLE have been identified by a team
of scientists headed by researchers at the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University. The findings are being published today on the Web page of the highly prestigious American Journal of Human Genetics. "These findings are probably the fir...
University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers
...e key to the advance which Professor Derby and his team
have made is the innovative way in which they are able to pre-determine the size and shape of the tissue or bone grown. Using the printers, they are able create 3-dimensional structures, known as 'tissue scaffolds'. The shape of the scaffold determin...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
...ered incurable, could be repaired. The work of the team
holds out significant hope that spinal cord patien...stitute for Medicial Research in London, Raisman's team
transplanted cells from this region into the injured spinal cord of laboratory rats, and found that ...
Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics
...ression care for adolescents (age 13-21), research team
led by a UCLA investigator reports in the Jan 19, 2005, edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. After recent controversies about the safety and effectiveness of adolescent depression treatments, the study results add to evidence ...
Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines
...d flow. In this study, the cardiac arrest response team
at the University of Chicago Hospitals used the de...es immediate feedback, prompting the resuscitation team
how to adjust compression speed or depth and ventilation rate. "This immediate feedback," Becker sa...
Cogtest and NetMet join forces
Two leading forces in cognitive research will team
up to speed the development of effective treatments for disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia to diabetes and heart disease. Network Neurometrics (NetMet), based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Cogtest plc, with offices in Lon...
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