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New test to detect rare proteins in blood

...rgets from much smaller sample volumes, as well as aid in monitoring marker levels at much earlier stages of disease. "The importance of FACTT is that we can still get an accurate description of the number of molecules that cause disease even when other assays cannot," says Greene. The researchers surmi...

Telephone counseling and care may help smokers quit

...ve shown that telephone counseling is an effective aid for helping smokers quit, according to background information in the article. One component of the U.S. national action plan for tobacco cessation is the recommendation for creation of a telephone quitline network, offering smokers access to counsel...

Could a simple test save Medicare hundreds of millions?

...he potential impact of using additional factors to aid decisions about the use of expensive devices." The MTWA test, he notes, is gaining acceptance among cardiologists but will likely become more common if Medicare decides to cover it. Microvolt T-wave alternans are small variations in the electrical i...

Mayo Clinic obesity researchers test 'classroom of the future'

...de: Video-streamed "pod-casting" as a teaching aid "Learn 'n Move" bays -- a step beyond traditional learning stations Wireless technology Personalized laptop computers A novel earpiece that measures physical activity of the student Vertical magnetic work spaces that double as projection sc...

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers find ginseng may improve breast cancer outcomes

...h stronger effect and is used for short periods to aid in disease recovery. Both varieties of ginseng contain more than 30 chemicals, called ginsenosides, which have anti-tumor effects in cell culture and animal studies, suggesting that the herbs may provide specific benefits to cancer patients. In fact,...

Jefferson neurosurgeons using innovative stent to open clogged brain arteries, prevent strokes

...ry and into the blood vessel in question. With the aid of X-rays, the surgeon navigates the stent device into the cerebral circulation to the precise location of the narrowing and blockage. The stent is self-expanding, meaning a balloon is not required to open it (as it is in coronary artery stents). It ...

Cell therapy slows progression of an inherited neurological disease; Improves motor skills in mice

...lly moved to regions of the brain where they could aid in producing myelin. The transplanted cells also helped lead to production of healthy myelin and improved motor coordination. "There is much excitement in the field of cell-based therapy and this study is a clear indication of its potential," says Ma...

'Executive' monkeys influenced by other executives, not subordinates

...utism, he noted. Also, he said, such studies could aid understanding a wide range of disorders such as social anxiety. More broadly, said Shepherd, such studies in monkeys will enable greater insight into the basic machinery of social interaction. "Thanks to a combination of molecular and behavioral stud...

AIDS, TB, malaria and bird flu spread unchecked in Burma

...Burma that restrict public health and humanitarian aid have created an environment where AIDS, drug-resis...g government's policies have restricted nearly all aid and allowed serious infectious diseases to spread unchecked," said Beyrer, who is also an associate ...

Cardiac examination skills appear similar among medical students, resident and faculty physicians

...d simulators and mannequins have been developed to aid in teaching, but none of these can replace contact with and repeated practice on patients, the authors write. Jasminka M. Vukanovic-Criley, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and colleagues used a 50-question, computer-based mu...

New Dutch invention: Varibel, glasses that hear

Today a new hearing aid in the form of a pair of glasses was unveiled. The...re saying, many people - in spite of their hearing aid - have less social contact with others or must retire from their jobs earlier than desired. The hear...

The World Bank accused of deception and medical malpractice in malaria treatment

...dget of US $ 20 billion and is the largest foreign aid organisation with a mission to reduce poverty. Malaria kills over 1 million--mainly African children--yearly and causes vast poverty. In their Viewpoint Amir Attaran (University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) and colleagues argue that the Bank's new Glo...

Terahertz imaging may reduce breast cancer surgeries

...d, in conducting the study. "This technology could aid the surgeon in immediately identifying residual cancer after the main tumor has been removed, thus minimizing the need for additional surgical procedures." Currently, excised tissue samples must be sent for histopathologic examination, which typicall...

Children's Hospital uses latest CT technology in ER for better diagnoses

... far and how wide the injury extends. These images aid our pediatric surgeons who may decide whether to perform surgery or monitor the patient closely. The ability to view the CT images in multiple planes is a superior and more complete method of evaluating pediatric trauma patients. This ultimately impr...

World-leading microscope shows more detail than ever

...standing of these conditions, the microscope could aid prevention, earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment. Observing how crude oil is held in sandstone pores. This knowledge could assist the development of more efficient ways of exploiting both offshore and onshore oil resources. Investigatin...

Tequila! Chemists help assure quality of popular Mexican beverage

...nctive chemical profile, a finding that could also aid in quality control efforts among the other Agave spirits, they say....

Increase in thyroid cancer in US attributed to improved early detection

...e, efforts should be made to address its cause and aid those at greatest risk of developing the disease. Louise Davies, M.D., M.S., and H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., M.P.H., of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt., examined the trends in thyroid cancer incidence, histol...

Quick trip to cath lab best for women with acute coronary syndromes

...h a nick in an artery in the groin, injects dye to aid in viewing the artery with x-rays, and performs PCI as needed, inflating an angioplasty balloon or placing an expandable stent to open the arterial blockage. In women, studies have reported conflicting data on whether PCI is the best treatment appro...

Study suggests tension headache may actually be TMJD

...esults will advance the field of TMJD research and aid clinicians in their practices. Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, in addition to UB, are involved in the project. An estimated 5-10 percent of the U.S. population suffer from TMJD severe enough to warrant ...

Depression in MS patients clue to better treatment

...nding could help reduce depression in patients and aid in better treatment strategies. "Depressed mood in patients with multiple sclerosis changes more significantly over time than other stable depression symptoms such as a negative view of oneself or problems in sleep, fatigue, concentration, and appeti...

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