Tag: "testing" at medical news
Scientists replicate hepatitis C virus in laboratory
...om the host cell into the culture medium. Further testing
is needed before the researchers can determine if the viral particles produced in this system are in fact infectious. Also, this system only represents the tail end of the viral life cycle viral replication, assembly and release from host cells. A...
Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
...creening for newborns as much as forty-fold, while testing
for dozens more diseases than is now performed in ...e blood spot collected at birth. The advantage of testing
the specimen already available, instead of requesting a repeat collection or a blood sample, is to p...
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
...nt from the National Science Foundation, Taylor is testing
his model in retrospective analyses, when a surgeon is going to do a procedure anyway. His team gets data before and after surgery and determines how well their model predicted what was actually seen. In large-animal studies, he said, they can predic...
How often should women get mammograms?
...that a person didn't know about," Zelen says. But, testing
with increasing frequency has diminishing returns, while boosting the odds of "false positives" that can be traumatic to women and lead to unneeded biopsies that drive up health costs. Lee and Zelen, along with Hui Huang, MS, of Dana-Farber, describ...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...eves it is appropriate to use reproductive genetic testing
to avoid having a child with a life-threatening di...Americans believe it would be wrong to use genetic testing
to select the sex or other non-health related, genetic characteristics of a child. "Public debate an...
Chlamydia testing in pharmacies: Questions that need addressing
... Government's pilot scheme offering free chlamydia testing
in pharmacies is to be applauded but a number of i...r pilot scheme to offer free Chlamydia trachomatis testing
in pharmacies. Although limited to London and Cornwall initially, if successful the scheme would be ...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
...ollowing nicotine. Similar findings resulted when testing
impulsive responses. Potkin conducted the research using brain-imaging technology. This study included 42 females and 77 males, 64 of whom were non-smokers. The 55 smokers smoked at least 10 cigarettes, but fewer than two packs, per day for at least...
International gathering of experts to share retinoblastoma breakthroughs
...e retina, which permitted the use of the model for testing
new drugs to treat this cancer. "This symposium is historic because of the people it brings together at a single site to discuss breakthroughs and state-of-the-art treatments in retinoblastoma," said Dyer, an organizer of the symposium with Carlos R...
Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior
...dology Group (PSMG), the researchers are currently testing
several different approaches to reducing suicides in youth and examining the impact of school-based drug prevention programs in rural communities. The goal is to identify preventive strategies with a track record of improving the educational success ...
Single-donor islet transplantation procedure shows promise for patients with type 1 diabetes
...denced by normal results of oral glucose tolerance testing
in 4 of 5 recipients with sustained insulin independence) using significantly fewer islets," the authors write. "These findings may have implications for the ongoing transition of islet transplantation from clinical investigation to routine clinical ...
An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better
...ect walking action. A clinical trial is currently testing
the device and patients' reactions to it. Feedback is excellent - patients are able to walk better, faster and further, with a more normal gait. Although the device is a world first and is expected to generate a market of 30,000 units a year, the par...
Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
...(NIH). The finding opens the possibility that such testing
might be refined in the future so it can be used t...ses. According to Prusiner and his colleagues, CDI testing
might eventually have a role in the diagnosis of other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheim...
Promising treatments for Huntington's disease identified in UCI study
... of the National Academy of Sciences. "Preclinical testing
strategies such as those we used with fruit flies can result in a great savings of cost and time in developing potential disease treatments," Marsh said. "They can serve to rapidly identify treatment regimens that are very likely to provide effective...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system
...ern." Jones said the prototype should be ready for testing
by the end of this year. From its headquarters at Rutgers Newark, Rutgers College of Nursing offers a broad range of academic programs on all three Rutgers campuses. The college offers a master's program with unique practitioner specialties and the o...
High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks
...en for mouse allergy needs to become as routine as testing
for allergies to cockroach or dust mites, and clinicians need to be ready to recommend aggressive extermination of mice or other ways parents can control the home environment." Asthma affects approximately 15 million people in the United States, abou...
Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective
...den opportunity to jump-start the expansion of HIV testing
services in the U.S.," said Yale lead author A. Da... predict the costs and benefits of HIV counseling, testing
and referral. They found that routine, voluntary HIV screening every three to five years is cost-eff...
Routine HIV screening should be expanded, study finds
...risk for HIV. The researchers recommended expanded testing
because of the success over the past decade of hig... the natural history of the disease, the timing of testing
and treatments, immunological status, outcomes, medical costs, and quality of life parameters. The d...
Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows
...establishing the value of expanded HIV counseling, testing
and referral in the United States." Experts have l...A 2003 CDC initiative recommended making voluntary testing
a routine part of medical care, yet Owens said screening is still not widespread. (Money is an issue...
African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma
...unction, and glucocorticoid requirement. In vitro testing
was conducted on blood samples obtained from 395 patients with asthma (27 percent African-Americans) and 202 patients without asthma (52 percent African-Americans.) Study results revealed that in African-American and Caucasian patients with asthma, ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005
...ouver, BC, Canada, administered pulmonary function testing
to 7,685 adults ages 40 and over. By using C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as an indication of total system burden of inflammation, researchers were able to determine each individual's amount of systemic inflammation. Results showed that smoking wa...
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