Tag: "testing" at medical news
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...new CPEs, first using computer technology and then testing
the most promising ones in the laboratory environment. The molecules identified broaden the number of CPEs that can be used in the design of transdermal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. "The methods used in this research not only increase our ...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
... Lab Tests Online because of the importance of lab testing
in medical practice, but we know that testing
is only one piece of a larger puzzle that our users are interested in. That's why we include litera...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...d for accuracy by a trained rater blind to time of testing
and analyzed visually and statistically. Data conf...n predicting gait outcomes. Rat study may aid in testing
medications and other treatments for urinary incontinence, pg 109 This study tests the short-term e...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...toos," Finley-Jones says. The researchers also are testing
three different brands of red, blue, yellow and wh...nd Wagner expect that the variation found in their testing
and the potential presence of toxic metals will encourage regulators to begin monitoring the tattoo ...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...d on a computer and saved for analysis. If further testing
and refinement prove successful, the experimental technique could be used commercially for fingerprint visualization in two to five years, the researchers predict. In addition to revealing fingerprints, the MXRF technique also reveals chemical artifa...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...periodontal disease, and recent studies found that testing
for this protein may be predictive of developing heart disease. The scientists found that the higher the levels of the periodontal-disease-causing bacteria, the more likely people were to have thicker carotid arteries....
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...aspects of the aging process. Sinclair's group is testing
whether these genes can forestall the aging process and increase the heathspan of mice. He has also identified a master controller of the SIRT genes, which he calls PNC1 in yeast and is called PBEF in mammals. Experiments to test whether mice that o...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
... including questionnaires on asthma symptoms, skin testing
and medication use. Later, researchers performed baseline home evaluations by visually inspecting and collecting dust from each child's sleeping area. The project was part of the Inner-City Asthma Study, a multicenter study comprising seven medical ...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...s operating among genes in a simple organism, then testing
the ability of the resulting network models to predict gene and pathway targets for a variety of drug treatments. Finally, they used the tool to predict the molecular targets of a potential new anticancer compound, PTSB, shown in CMLD studies to inh...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...go, researchers at IU and across the country began testing
the NxStage System One, a portable unit that allows patients to conduct their own dialysis at home or on the road. And the preliminary results are promising, says Michael A. Kraus, M.D., the study's principal investigator and medical director of IU's...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...Tenosis (CREST) Trial, a randomized clinical trial testing
the efficacy of cilostazol to prevent restenosis after PCI. Earlier results from CREST showed a 35% relative risk reduction in restenosis from 34% to 22% with cilostazol. The anti-thrombotic drugs Clopidogrel (75 mg daily for 30 days) and aspirin da...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...ogram, a longstanding research endeavor devoted to testing
interventions to improve the well being of families dealing with Alzheimer's as they struggle with the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer's disease....
UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration
...the National Academy of Sciences, "now permits the testing
of potential therapies for the "dry" version of age-related AMD and STGD in an animal model," said the study's co-senior author David S. Williams, Ph.D., UCSD professor of pharmacology and neurosciences. Currently there is no known treatment or cure...
HIV testing should no longer be accorded any special status
should no longer be accorded any special status, a... in this week's BMJ. Voluntary HIV counselling and testing
has been accepted practice for more than 10 years, but uptake has been poor, even among those at hig...
Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
...of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that exercise treadmill testing
(ETT) was often sufficient for evaluation. Not all...ill testing. Those who weren't candidates for this testing
could be admitted to the hospital and didn't benefit very much from more costly stress imaging testi...
NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical
...the general population. However, the company began testing
BiDil exclusively on blacks with FDA approvalafter theorizing that the drug's effect on nitric-oxide deficiency, which is more common in black heart-failure patients than in non-blacks, would be beneficial to a targeted racial population. NitroMed re...
Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
...creening method, called nucleic acid amplification testing
(NAAT), to standard HIV testing, researchers were ...on in urban STD and drug treatment clinics and HIV testing
sites in Atlanta than with standard HIV antibody tests alone. The research will be presented at the...
Dual testing better for monitoring new cases of HIV
...rs will present results showing that tighter, dual testing
standards work better for accurately distinguishing between new and old cases of HIV. Current testing
standards are based on a single test called the serological testing
algorithm for recent HIV serocon...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
...e countries will be under no obligation to undergo testing
before entering the UK. To base any decisions on the presence or absence of illness is appallingly discriminatory and emphasises the stigmatising nature of political debate. This is politics that undermines the peaceful and civilised values of societ...
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...t disease, prostatitis, and some cancers. Further testing
for the presence of NB in human bodies can help reduce the risk for kidney stone formation in astronauts and would also be of benefit to the nearly one million Americans who are treated for kidney stones each year....
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