Tag: "water" at medical news
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
... is exploiting the differences betweentwo forms of water
to probe how proteins' shapes control the way they...ons withinour bodies, require removing much of the water
in and around the protein'sbinding site to make room for the binding partner, said Eric Toone, a Duk...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...vitably startstalking about bathtubs. "The flow of water
in and out of a bathtub gives us a useful equation indiabetes research, explains Finegood, an associate professor in the schoolof kinesiology, who set up her diabetes research lab at SFU last year. "'In' minus 'out' equals accumulation -- that's the ...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...terone, which regulates the body's electrolyte and water
balance bypromoting the retention of sodium (and t...r) and the excretion ofpotassium. The retention of water
induces an increase in plasma volume and thusan increase in blood pressure. To further eluci...
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
...ntin -- much as a moist spongemore quickly absorbs water
than a dried sponge, Sally Marshall explains. In the next stage of the study, the research team is examining how toothdecay progresses differently in different areas of dentin and how age affectsthe process of tooth disease....
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
...changing a solvent in an industrial process --from water
to methanol, for example -- will change the rate a...ns. Using powerful computers, he can model liquid water
bytreating mathematically the interactions between thousands of individualwater molecules, thus comp...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...ion, drug delivery and bioavailability compared to water
solublecamptothecins. Camptothecins, described as...cins in development or on the markethave been made water
soluble to allow easier drug dissolution andadministration. BioNumerik believes that this approach ...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...dium parvum(associated with outbreaks in municipal water
and fresh apple cider). Themysterious Pfisteria p...rasites may be transmitted to food viacontaminated water
where seafood is harvested, drinking water, water
used for irrigation, or water
in the soil where pr...
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...dable polymers that they can time to fall apart in water
anywhere from a few minutes to a few months. Adding this feature to a drug-bearing knedel would give the particle the ability to be time-released. Wooley also is working on modifications to the knedel's shell. She wants to make it flexible so that...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
... that's inside the 'bar of soap' is protected; the water
can't get inand deactivate it." The polymer package for the chemotherapy wafer was initially developed inthe 1980s at M.I.T. by Dr. Robert Longer. Animal and human studies led by JohnsHopkins University neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Brem pioneered the...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...the rats by mouthand then gave them free access to water
and alcohol for 24 hours," the scientistsaid. "We then measured their alcohol intake every two hours, and found thatthose receiving the compound drank less, about 50 percent less than theuntreated animals." Rezvani and his colleagues at the S...
EPA Choosing Lab Science Over Epidemiology To Establish Drinking Water
... as a carcinogen when its concentration indrinking water
exceeds 300 parts per billion, EPA has had to favo...ublic fromdisinfectants and byproducts of drinking water
disinfection. Ozonoff blames the proposal to establish a threshold for chloroform in drinkingwater o...
Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study
...cidents, he said. Playersshould be allowed as much water
as they want, and coaches should scheduleregular cooling-off breaks. "In the past three years, we have seen seven heatstroke deaths," Muellersaid. "That's troubling because such tragedies are just about entirelypreventable." Eight pla...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
..., cholera,and dysentery could contaminate drinking water
if certain landuse changes andecosystem disruption...ip between flooding and the degradation ofdrinking water
by the likes of Cryptosporidium. The 1993 Milwaukee outbreak ofcryptosporidiosis, which sickened an...
Drug Treatments For Asthma May Cause Erosive Tooth Damage
... should advise children to rinse their mouths with water
directly after taking the drugs as well as encouraging them to clean their teeth thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. They hope that such procedures will help prevent dental erosion and the wider psychological and financial implicaitons ...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...es, $345,000 is neededfor medicines, insecticides, water
testing equipment, latrines, surgicalsupplies, emergency repairs, and support. In the Caribbean islands, several hospitals and health facilitiessuffered serious damage, according to Dr. de Ville. At the Joseph N. FranceHospital, in St. Kitts,...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...groundwater contamination and remediation; surface water
circulation and pollution and the interaction betw...pact on the availability of fossil fuels and clean water
for drinking and manufacturing.Underground reservoirs may be miles long, while their oil or water
Botox Treats Excessive Sweating, According To UCSF Study
...inergic drugs, an electricaltreatment known as tap water
iontophoresis, and surgery. Existing non-surgical treatments have had limited effectiveness for excessivesweating or unpleasant side effects, said Glogau. Surgery for underarm sweating can be effective. However, it can completelyprevent sweating in...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...on. It comes in powder form, and ismixed with warm water
to be taken like a tea. Each patient's progress will befollowed closely over a 180-day period by a research team including a medicaloncologist, epidemiologist, and licensed herbalist/acupuncturist. Patients willalso complete questionnaires througho...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...microwave sensor works by detecting differences in water
content between amalignant tumor and normal breast...interact with human tissues primarily according to water
content.Since malignant tumors have a much higher water
content than normal breasttissues, he conjec...
Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy
...long-chain polymer molecules that possesses a high water
content. In this case,the polymer chains are links of simple sugars and are thus known aspolysaccharides. The polysaccharide used in the experiments, hyaluronic acid, is anatural component of the lubricating fluid in human joints as well as t...
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