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University's HIV diagnostic test expands into European market

...t patients receive the most effective treatment to aid management of the disease." Tim Leaver, Managing Director of Delphic, added: "Delphic is a revenue-generating business and is now ready to roll out its proven business model into the wider European market. We have the business, scientific and clin...

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

.... The second challenge is rethinking how financial aid is allocated. Too much global aid is earmarked for certain programmes, which can distort an individual country's healthcare priorities...

Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke

... continue to investigate the ways cord blood cells aid stroke recovery in animals, and will begin a study to determine the timing of brain inflammatory responses in acute stroke patients. Researchers working with Dr. Willing were Jennifer Newcomb, Ted Ajmo, Lisa Collier, Cyndy Davis Sanberg, PhD; Keith P...

Stress echo tests shown to predict cardiac death, illness in higher-risk women

...l echocardiography tests are performed without the aid of drugs by having patients run on a treadmill to increase their heart rate. "Women with diabetes and other clinical risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and a family history, are more likely to have heart disease or die from it," says Dolan. "Dobu...

The British National Space Centre and DMC join the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'

...ides; and for selecting localities where emergency aid was most needed. The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) was designed as a proof of concept constellation, which is capable of multispectral imaging of any part of the world every day. It is unique in that each satellite is independently owned a...

Statins may simulate stem cells for heart repair

...y newly formed myocytes -- heart muscle cells that aid in repair of damaged tissue -- were detected. While increased stem cells were seen after pravastatin in normal hearts as well, they only resulted in myocyte growth and development in diseased hearts, results showed. "Statins have been widely employ...

Penn psychologists believe 'unit bias' determines the acceptable amount to eat

...s believe a better understanding of unit bias will aid in studying the psychology of obesity. "When we talk about overeating and obesity, we talk calories consumed and grams of fat, but we rarely mention context and environment what people see as the acceptable amount to eat," Geier said. "There are...

New blood test may improve risk assessment for ischemic stroke in middle aged adults

... test, the first blood test approved by the FDA to aid in predicting ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis. CRP was measured using an assay from Denka Seiken. Using a Cox proportional hazards model, the study demonstrated that Lp-PLA2 was independently associated with ischemic stroke after adju...

Internet may be answer to mammography crisis

...reening mammography, reduce screening backlogs and aid underserved areas," Dr. Melton said. He envisions reconfiguring the way mammograms are interpreted by creating regional Centers of Excellence, where highly skilled radiologists would read digital mammograms transmitted from multiple centers. "Finding...

New E700,000 initiative launched to tackle cancer in children in the developing world

...priority in healthcare, and external donations and aid programmes are rarely earmarked for this purpose. "And yet 80% of all children with cancer live in the developing world", remarks Isabel Mortara, Executive Director of the UICC in Geneva. "In the developed world, overall childhood cancer survival rat...

Research suggests doctor-assisted suicide wouldn't undermine patient trust

...United States to measure attitudes about physician aid in dying. The results are reported in the current ...ere more likely than other groups to say physician aid in dying would lower trust, but this view was still in the minority. Only 27 percent of older partic...

How the neuron sprouts its branches

...derstand brain development in children, as well as aid efforts to restore neuronal connections lost to injury, stroke or neurodegenerative disease, said the researchers. In a paper published in the Dec. 8, 2005, issue of Neuron, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Michael Ehlers and his colleagu...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt demo technology to help elderly at CAST exhibition in Washington

...collision avoidance for people who need a mobility aid and who also have impaired vision. CareMedia, a video-monitoring technology that can help to pinpoint physiological and behavioral changes among patients in skilled nursing facilities who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The system capt...

Visually impaired people prefer to watch television enhanced with special processing

...gical Optics (OPO), provides information that will aid in the development of an electronic device to help millions suffering eye diseases. People who may benefit from such a device include those suffering from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other causes of low vision. "Most of us take s...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...or put them at greater risk; and genes that either aid or thwart cancer treatment. The goals of such research, Levin says, are to be able to: Predict those people who might be most susceptible to smoking and to help them resist smoking initiation; Provide more effective cessation assistance to...

Ancient Chinese remedy shows potential in preventing breast cancer

...precisely target and kill cancer cells may someday aid in stopping breast cancer before it gets a toehold.In a new study, two University of Washington bioengineers found that the substance, artemisinin, appeared to prevent the onset of breast cancer in rats that had been given a cancer-causing agent. The...

New brain scan technology could save babies' lives

...ary portable brain scanner under development could aid the treatment, and in some cases help save the liv...tential use of the technology in breast imaging to aid cancer prevention and treatment is also being trialled. Dr Adam Gibson is a key member of the multi...

Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel'

...gs, detailed in the Dec. 23 issue of Science, will aid efforts to learn more about how people mine the recesses of memory and could have a wide-ranging impact in the field of neuroscience, including studies of brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. The researchers showed nine participants a series ...

Structure of viral harpoon protein reveals how viruses enter cells

...ule and its role in the viral fusion mechanism may aid the development of drugs and vaccines that target these types of viruses, say the scientists, whose work was funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), b...

Clinical performance measures raise bar in heart attack care

...ces of survival and a return to an active life. To aid physicians in achieving this therapeutic goal, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have today released Clinical Performance Measures focusing on the most critical steps in the treatment of patients with h...

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