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AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

...y positions at the level of assistant professor or above at an institution designated as minority-serving. They must also be engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Each of the 17 AACR-MSI Faculty Scholars chosen this year will receive $1,800 for use toward expenses assoc...

A probe, not an echo

...t 250 nanosecond) of 4-12 megahertz frequency (far above human hearing) and picks up the pulse on the other side after it has traveled through the imaged object. The transmitted pulses come from an array of very small ultrasonic transducers of sub-millimeter dimensions. A parallel array of transducers on ...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...nto two income groups: those with financial assets above the median level, and those below the median. Asse... showed that those whose financial assets had been above the median before they were disabled suffered a much smaller drop in self-reported well-being than t...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

...ion, and cognitive impairment; no alcohol use and, above all, the lack of regular vigorous physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity was the most prevalent risk factor for functional decline among older arthritis patients, reported by over 64 percent of the subjects. Other than cognitive impa...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...is. "We also identified specific NT-proBNP levels above which the diagnosis of heart failure is clear and below which the symptoms are definitely not cardiac-related," Januzzi says. "So we've shown that this test not only can confidently exclude the presence of congestive heart failure, which other studie...

Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment

...cles are a few thousand times smaller than the dot above this "i," yet each can carry about 100,000 molecules of the metal used to provide contrast in MRI images. This creates a high density of contrast agent, and when the particles bind to a specific area, that site glows brightly in MRI scans. In this st...

Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population

...h nearly 17 percent of the population having a BMI above 30, however, that rate is still far below other parts of the world, like the U.S. where more than 30 percent of the population has a BMI of 30 or more. "The leading causes of altered liver tests are alcohol, HCV and NAFLD in Cittanova," the authors ...

ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

...ard is given to individuals within Congress who go above and beyond the call of duty in their work with healthcare legislation, particularly in the area of GI endoscopy. Rep. Slaughter and Sen. Roberts sponsored legislation that would require all health plans to cover colorectal cancer screening as a bene...

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

...levels of 160 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and above are considered high. Soluble fiber helps lower blood cholesterol levels. However, most adults in the United States do not consume enough dietary fiber. Average daily intake for adults is 15 grams (g); 25g to 30g of fiber is recommended. "The prod...

Obesity spreading out to all income levels

...w $25,000, $25,000-$39,999, $40,000 to $60,000 and above $60,000. The same income categories were used for...eys. They found that the highest income category, above $60,000, had the greatest increase (276 percent) in obesity prevalence from 9.7 percent in 1971-1974...

Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on

... "We could speculate that further increases in D2, above this threshold, would result in a decrease in ethanol consumption in this group as well," he said. In the second study, Thanos' group tested the idea that blocking the activity of another kind of dopamine receptor, known as D3, might reduce alcohol c...

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...elow the fovea; and 15 minutes to a site 5 degrees above the fovea. Dr. Robertson had color photographs ta...he fovea and at the site of the 15-minute exposure above the fovea. Each of these sites developed a grainy texture within six days. Study of the eye tissue u...

Spinoff company receives $2.5 million NIH grant to build prototype scanner

...ost among the overlapping layers of healthy tissue above and below (structural overlap). "CBCT eliminates structural overlap for a clearer view of early tumors," Ning said. "At the same time, the prototype machine captures images by rotating around the breast, not by flattening, or compressing, it in the...

Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says

...rzotto said. Men who had a PSA density elevated to above 0.18 had a 24-fold greater chance of high-grade prostate cancer than men whose PSA density was low or normal....

Certain acne treatment does not increase symptoms of depression in adolescents

... Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Scores of 17 or above were considered suggestive of depression. Fifty-nine patients received isotretinoin and 73 patients were prescribed conservative therapy, which included a topical antibiotic, topical retinoid, and an oral antibiotic. Depression was assessed three to ...

Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI

...pectively. For each 1% increase in the recall rate above 5%, the detection rate would increase by 0.03 cancers per 1,000 women, but less than 10% of the women recalled for further assessment would actually have cancer. Contact: Ms. Joke Groeneveld, Communications Office, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical...

Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness

...ed, lying at a 6 angle, their feet raised slightly above their heads. In such a position it is possible to induce in the body phenomena similar to those encountered by astronauts when subjected to weightlessness for long periods, such as a loss of muscle mass and capacity for effort followed by a reduction...

Computed tomography has potential to offer accurate, safer method for detecting artery disease

... with adequate training, proper credentialing and, above all, appropriate utilization," Dr. Garcia concludes. (JAMA. 2005;293:2531-2533. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editor's Note: Dr. Garcia receives institutional research funding from Philips Medical Systems....

Many patients at risk of cardiovascular disease not receiving statin treatment

... be aimed at improving the practice of physicians, above all those who are not heart specialists, so that they adhere to evidence-based medicine and published guidelines for cardiovascular risk reduction....

Visual screening could prevent 37,000 deaths from mouth cancer worldwide

...e study were healthy individuals aged 35 years and above with no past history of oral cancer. The health workers referred anyone with one or more mouth lesions to a dentist or oncologist for clinical confirmation of mouth cancer. Over 87,600 people were screened at least once, over 53,300 twice, and over 2...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment ... , The EPA has called the plan, which proposes ... capping sections of the riverbed, one of the largest ... be dredged and disposed off-site. , "We need to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... into the potato genes that best adapt to the ... rainfall and increased extremes of hot and cold temperatures.The ... order to create new potato varieties that will adapt ... to find out how the current potato varieties will ... and lower temperatures. , This research is part of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... on his work with a new drug that successfully treated ... Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research ... to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases., Chandra Mohan, ... Engineering at UH, previously published a study in Arthritis Research ... successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of ...
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