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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes similar at molecular level

... formation? Eisenberg's research team used X-ray analysis and a sophisticated computer algorithm to study pr...s compounds to break up the fibrils. "Structural analysis of micro-crystals of proteins is an example of how basic research can have a profound impact on our ...

Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap

...in under the kneecap). Each runner undergoes an analysis of their gait. Runners then come to the laboratory...vis recommends that runners without access to gait analysis and biofeedback do a little of what she does in the clinic at the University of Delaware. "For pe...

Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care

...ren had died, and of what causes. The period of analysis spanned seven years from 1997 to 2004 and included all age groups from 0 to 18 years. During the seven years, 1127 children died, over half of whom (58%) were younger than 12 months. Congenital malformations, perinatal disease, cardiovascular d...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

...Dua. "Our next step is to do electron microscopic analysis of clogged standard and anti-reflux stents to evaluate the role of reflux of intestinal contents in stent clogging," Dua says. "We also hope to look at other uses for this type of stent."...

Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs

...s add, "We urge readers to share both Dr. Bailit's analysis and Dr. Armstrong's commentary with colleagues and third-party payers."...

Increasing survival of organ transplant patients by reducing time interval for transported organs

...stract 8) during the same Concurrent Session. The analysis concluded that a CIT of less than one hour would result in longer-term survival or an increase in life-years gained (LYG). Overall, the research showed that there were 2.2 LYG per donor heart for the United Kingdom transplant program, and 2.1 LYG pe...

Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk

...g from the surgery is low, medium or high. The new analysis found that patients in the high-risk group were six times more likely to die than those in the low-risk group, and patients in the medium-risk group were three times more likely to die. Gastric bypass surgery, also known bariatric surgery, is used ...

Obesity increases workers' compensation costs

...on's waistline. A Duke University Medical Center analysis found that obese workers filed twice the number of...risk and to develop plans to reduce that risk. The analysis covered a diverse group of workers, such as administrative assistants, groundskeepers, nurses and pr...

Drug company sales visits influenced doctors, study finds

...rug or recommend it to colleagues, according to an analysis of a survey completed by the doctors shortly after the visits. Nearly 40 percent of the visits involved discussion of so-called "off-label" uses of the drug not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, say the authors of the study. At the ti...

Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says

...the journal. Its based on a sophisticated computer analysis of data from thousands of patients. The team fi... The researchers also point out that the type of analysis they performed for this study could be used to assess the cost-effectiveness of other medications an...

Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes

... human development and of design and environmental analysis in Cornell's College of Human Ecology. To study stress-induced physiological changes in young teens, the researchers -- including three students who were undergraduates at the time and a graduate student -- used an index called allostatic load. This ...

RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity

...r and minority neighborhoods. The study is a new analysis of data from a national research study called the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls. The data deals with the physical activity of 1,556 girls in the sixth grade in six metropolitan areas: Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Md.; Columbia, S.C.; Minneapo...

DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies

...t models." Researchers look forward to initial analysis of microbial protein expression during field-scale...e from this research including rapid proteogenomic analysis of complex microbial communities that can be used to assess the status of bioremediated sites. Clea...

Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals

An analysis based on a computer model suggests that recent educational mandates that resident physicians work fewer hours may cost teaching hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollarsor moreif they replace surgical residents with other clinicians, according to a ...

Obesity may be linked to middle ear effusions in children

...on-obese, and compared their treatment paths. The analysis was performed defining obesity by BMI and by triglyceride and total cholesterol levels, although standards for obesity using blood cholesterol levels have not been definitively established. "For both triglycerides and total cholesterol, we defined o...

Consumer nail gun injuries spike

...creasing to about 14,800 per year, according to an analysis by researchers at Duke University Medical Center a...ction workers, but she says this is the first such analysis of injuries among consumers. "The increases in injuries are likely related to availability of thes...

Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released

...ender identity, and are based upon a comprehensive analysis of current international human rights laws. The principles identify the legal obligations of all States to ensure the universal reach of human rights protections. They were launched to coincide with the UN Human Rights Council's session in Geneva, ...

Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications

...e State of Diabetes Complications in America is an analysis of national health and economic data specific to type 2 diabetes complications, and was developed as a follow-up to a 2005 AACE study showing that two out of three Americans with type 2 diabetes analyzed in a study had elevated blood sugar levels, wh...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...inuously from September 1918 through May 1919, the analysis suggests, the city might have reduced deaths by more than 90 percent. The fact that the early, nonpharmaceutical interventions were effective at the height of the pandemic can inform pandemic planners today, the authors of both studies say. In par...

MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women

...tatistics, oversaw design of the MRI trial and led analysis of its results. He offered a caveat: The study showed that MRI is an effective addition to but not a replacement for clinical breast exams and mammography. "This study wasnt designed to determine whether mammography or MRI is a better screening t...

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