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Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are several steps closer to the day when a profoundly deaf patient's own bone marrow cells could be used to let him or her hear the world. ......The IU group, led by Eri Hashino, Ph.D., was able to transform, in the laboratory, stem cells taken from adult bone marrow into cells with many of the characteristics of sensory nerve c...

Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance

(Boston) -- What's bad for your ticker may be good for your bean, according to research from a team of scientists at Boston University. ... ...The team looked at 18 years of data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study and found an association between naturally high levels of blood cholesterol and better mental functioning. The results were recently published in the journal Psychosomatic Med...

University seeks recruits for arthritis study

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are seeking people with arthritis to help them better understand how mood-- particularly depression-- affects their symptoms. The study will investigate the way depression and pain impact on the thinking processes of those with arthritis....... Research psychologist Anthoula Lioni said: "Depression is common in people with arthritis, and arthritis patien...

University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research

The University of Manchester's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has been awarded 826k by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Department of Health (DH). The award is part of a 5.3m package, to fund research projects into brain science and build increased capacity for clinical trials of new treatments. ...... Of 326 applications received nationally, four of the 28 projects funded are base...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital announced today it will receive a major grant of $4 million from The Carls Foundation, which will advance the hospital's campaign to build a new facility. ... ...The Carls Foundation grant carries with it the mission and commitment of its late founders, Detroit industrialist William Carls and his wife, Marie Carls, to pr...

Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 Exposure to lead may be one of the most significant causes of violent crime in young people, according to one of the nation's leading researchers on the subject....... "When environmental lead finds its way into the developing brain, it disturbs neural mechanisms responsible for regulation of impulse. That can lead to antisocial and criminal behavior," reported Herbert L. Nee...

Mind-body connection in placebo surgery trial studied by University of Denver researcher

Patients with Parkinson's disease who thought they had received a transplant of human neurons into their brains--but who really hadn't--reported an improved quality of life one year later. ... In the April issue of the ... Forty persons from the United States and Canada participated to determine the effectiveness o...

End of life ICU use may require re-evaluation according to University of Pittsburgh study

PITTSBURGH, April 6 Although most Americans say they would prefer a low-tech approach to death, the opposite is happening with more than 20 percent of terminally ill patients dying in intensive care, according to an article in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, the journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine....... "This is the first study to provide national scale to the often disc...

$3.13 million for Structural Genomics Research awarded to Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, University at Buffalo

. BUFFALO, NY -- The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) and the University at Buffalo have received grants totaling $3.13 million to develop new, high-speed methods to determine the molecular structure of proteins. . The funding is part of a $25 million center grant awarded to the Northeast Structural Genomics (NESG) Consortium composed of researchers from UB, HWI, Cornell Unive...

University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's

.Researchers in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have discovered that a vaccine may help prevent and treat the disabling memory loss and cognitive impairment (dementia) of Alzheimer's disease.. .Alzheimer's occurs when toxic biochemical compounds known as amyloid peptides accumulate in the brain, forming amyloid plaque deposits and injuring nerve cells, eventually causing dementi...

Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences

. Brand new ways to look at and evaluate medicine have flourished along.with the reach of managed care. But the language of population-based science is.foreign and even intimidating to many doctors, nurses and other health.professionals who were taught to focus on "the patient.". . Researchers at the Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences at the Emory.University School of Medicin...

Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester

The first 'next generation' MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) body scanner in the world will be officially launched at Hope Hospital later this week (Friday 18th February)....... The Achieva 3T MR Scanner has been purchased by The University of Manchester and will be used by researchers to further their studies in a wide range of medical areas. ...... The state-of-the-art technology involved will...

University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services

Parents who have children with autism often have no place to turn to when it comes to finding quality treatment for this often still mysterious developmental disability which is accompanied by a wide variety of medical problems. That is why six leading medical institutions, including the Autism Center at the University of Washington, today are joining forces with physicians and parents to form t...

Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center

With a $10 million competitively bid contract from the U.S. Display Consortium (USDC), Binghamton University, State University of New York, has established the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM). .........The USDC will initially provide $10 million in equipment to establish CAMM, which will combine resources from the USDC, Binghamton University, Cornell University, Endicott...

University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

Made-to-measure skin and bones, which could be used to treat burn victims or patients who have suffered severe disfigurements, may soon be a reality using inkjets which can print human cells....... Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed the breakthrough technology which will allow tailor-made tissues and bones to be grown, simply by inputting their dimensions into a computer......

RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

New York, NY and Emeryville, CA, January 11, 2005 -- RelayHealth Corporation, the nation's premier provider of reimbursed online doctor-patient communication services, today announced a three-year licensing agreement with CPPN the physician/provider managed care organization of Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan....... Starting in January, the more than 1,100 CPPN physicians and othe...

New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers

Jerusalem, January 6, 2005 Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in discovering and isolating a new protein from the poplar tree with special structural and qualitative characteristics that could have consequences for development of future nanocapsules for drug delivery to cancer cells....... ......In addition to being obtained from plant tissue, the protein can now...

Study determines commonly used contrast agent safe for 'universal use' in CT

The contrast agent iopromide, which has been used on more than 70 million patients worldwide, can be used for all types of CT imaging, regardless of the volume or dosage required, according to a new study by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA....... For the study, researchers analyzed 29,508 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced CT with iopro...

Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals

CLEVELAND: The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation has awarded $5 million to University Hospitals of Cleveland to create an inpatient psychiatric unit, including a crisis management team, for children and adolescents at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.... ...The gift is the largest ever awarded by the Prentiss Foundation to the hospital, which -- including the latest gift -- has received...

Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University

Following are summaries of a few of the papers being presented at the AGU meeting by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. For more information about the Earth Institute, please see . ... ... ...MAPPING POVERTY: THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL CORRELATES OF ...HUNGER AND INFANT MORTALITY ...It is difficult to design programs to reduce poverty unless you und...

Hebrew University researcher finds 'sweet' way to help prevent heart disease

People who eat the Israeli-developed fruit known in Hebrew as pomelit (a cross between a grapefruit and a pomelo) or drink its juice regularly will be able to lower their blood cholesterol and increase their blood antioxidant activity, thus improving their chances of preventing blocked heart arteries and heart attacks, says a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....... These findings...

University of Utah study suggests cellular waste to blame for a form of blinding eye disease

Salt Lake City - Gene mutations that impair the ability of photoreceptor cells to properly dispose of waste - and as a result cause the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa - have been identified by vision researchers at the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center. The discovery raises concerns that carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (medications often used to treat both heart and eye diseases) may...

University of Manchester uses crystals to help battle deadly diseases

A groundbreaking technique developed at The University of Manchester, which uses crystals to map 'invisible' parts of molecules, is set to revolutionise drug discovery....... The technique, which involves sending beams of neutrons through crystals at freezing temperatures, just a few degrees above 'absolute zero', will for the first time allow scientists to see complete structures of protein mole...

University seeks recruits for Parkinson's Disease study

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are seeking people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) to help them better understand how mood-- particularly depression-- affects their symptoms. The study will investigate the way depression impacts on the thinking processes of those with PD, and look at how this mood disorder can be treated....... ...Research psychologist Anthoula Lioni said: " Depression i...

Rush University Medical Center testing magnetic stimulation for depression

CHICAGO- Psychiatrists at Rush University Medical Center are testing a noninvasive technique that uses repeated short bursts of magnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to treat major depression. The therapy is called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Rush is enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine if TMS is safe and effective. ..."We think that this is landmar...

University of Utah vision researchers identify genetic cause of rare eye disease in Utah family

Vision researchers at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center have discovered a gene mutation responsible for causing a rare disease in four generations of a single Utah family. The discovery is reported in a recent issue of The American Journal of Ophthalmology (November 2004). ... ...The disease, which is informally being called Beehive Syndrome because of its connection to Utah (th...

University health study identifies undiagnosed diabetics

A University of Edinburgh research project looking at the risks of heart disease and stroke associated with poor circulation to the legs -- the Edinburgh Artery study --found that more than half of the people they had enrolled into the study with diabetes did not realise they had the disease....... Dr Sarah Wild, a specialist in public health at the University of Edinburgh, and her team research...

University of Pennsylvania Health System launches life-saving eICU technology

(Philadelphia, PA) The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will be the first health system in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) to go live with eICU technology on November 15th. The Health System's Penn E-lert will permit remote "live" coverage of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) by practicing, critical-care physicians intensivists via a comprehensive telemedic...

Columbia Univ. Medical Center wins highly competitive stroke grant from NIH

NEW YORK (November, 4, 2004) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have won a highly competitive $12 million stroke center research grant from the National Institutes of Health. Columbia is the first site in the eastern United States to receive this Specialized Programs of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disor...

Duke University's Cohen wins The Gerontological Society of America's 2004 Donald P. Kent Award

The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. Harvey Jay Cohen of the Duke University Medical Center as the 2004 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. ... ...The...

GSA bestows Robert W. Kleemeier Award to University of Texas Health Science Center's Smith

he Gerontological Society of America has chosen Dr. James R. Smith of the University of Texas Health Science Center as the 2004 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinction is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.... ...The award presentation will take place at GSA's 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held fr...

GSA confers 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award to St. Louis University's Morley

Dr. John Morley of St. Louis University's Division of Geriatric Medicine has been chosen by The Gerontological Society of America to receive its 2004 Joseph T. Freeman Award. This honor, given annually, is a lectureship in geriatrics and is awarded to a prominent physician in the field of aging--both in research and practice--who is a member of the Society's Clinical Medicine section.... ...The a...

Britain should adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation

Britain should adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation, says a senior doctor in this week's BMJ....... The United Kingdom is one of the few developed countries that have not implemented universal immunisation. Because the burden of hepatitis B was low and individual rights were considered paramount, a policy of selective immunisation of high-risk groups, such as health care workers, homosexual m...

McMaster named Canadian Research University of the Year

Hamilton, ON, Nov. 4, 2004 McMaster University in Hamilton, ON has earned the designation Canadian Research University of the Year based on its ability to attract and capitalize on research income....... The Research University of the Year was announced today by Research Inforsource Inc. when it released its annual Top 50 Research Universities report. The rankings are based on total sponsored r...

University of Pittsburgh researcher gets CDC grant to study youth violence

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 Anthony Fabio, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and investigator with the university's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL), has received a nearly half-million dollar, three-year research and training grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study trends in youth violence....

Northwestern University receives $7.5 million for regenerative medicine

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A group of seven Northwestern University scientists, engineers and physicians who are tackling two critical health problems -- the treatment of paralysis and diabetes -- has received $7.5 million over five years from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).... ...The grant is part of NIBIB's Bioengineer...

Case Western Reserve University finds relaxation therapy reduces post-operative pain

CLEVELAND (October 18, 2004) A study conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that patients who used a relaxation technique, called "systematic relaxation," experienced a substantial decrease in pain after undergoing surgery. The systemic relaxation technique, which consists of sequentially relaxing each major muscle group in the body, was shown to improve comfort by mo...

DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'

CHICAGO, IL In an effort to speed the design and development of an artificial retina that could potentially help millions of people blinded by retinal diseases, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today that five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, a private company and three universities have signed agreements to form a research partnership. ...... The goal of the agree...

Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

NOTE: The US Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis was released on October 14th. Osteoporosis is a critical health issue in this country, particularly for elders. Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, president of the board of trustees for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and a nationally renowned expert on osteoporosis, notes in a recent journal article (summarized below) that it is "th...

McMaster University researchers find simple handgrip exercise lowers blood pressure

In two studies at McMaster University's Department of Kinesiology, researchers demonstrated that doing isometric handgrip (IHG) contractions three times a week for eight weeks led to lower blood pressure in people who were already taking medication for high blood pressure (hypertension)....... The studies looked at whether the flexibility of arteries and the function of blood vessels--both of whi...
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