Tag: "center" at medical news
EBCT scans trump angiography at detecting killer heart defect
... studied 28 adults at a heart hospital and imaging center
in Istanbul, Turkey, who had undergone conventional X-ray angiography for chest pain or shortness of breath and then later underwent an EBCT. In half of the patients, angiography showed a congenital abnormality for example, a left coronary artery o...
AIDS inflicts specific pattern of brain damage, reveals UCLA/Pittsburgh imaging study
...nked thinning of the language cortex and reasoning center
to depletion of T-cells from the immune system. The finding may shed light on why AIDS is often accompanied by mild vocabulary loss, judgment problems and difficulty planning. As the disease advances, these symptoms can worsen into memory loss and ...
New ASU center will assess societal implications of nanotechnology
...sequences of this new area of innovation. The ASU center
is the largest in a network of newly funded NSF ac... on nanotechnology and society, including a second center
at University of California-Santa Barbara and additional projects at Harvard University and the Univ...
NCI grants $12.1 million for USC center to study obesity and cancer
...lifornia $12.1 million over five years to create a center
to study the relationship between obesity and canc...nneth T. Norris Jr. Chair in Cancer Research. "The center
reflects the transdisciplinary research we intend to foster here-research that improves public healt...
Launch of NDEP campaign empowering older adults to manage their diabetes
...ss instructor will lead chair exercises for senior center
visitors. A Registered Dietitian will be available to discuss healthy food choices. Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Place: Ft. Stevens Recreational Center, 1327 Van Buren St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Contact: ...
NIAID awards $47 million to develop medical countermeasures against radiological, nuclear threats
...program officer Narayani Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. Each center
will be led by a principal investigator and may in... approximate funding for fiscal year 2005 for each center
are as follows: Paul Okunieff, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, $4.3 mi...
UNC wins eight top NIH 'Roadmap' grants, more than any other university in the country
...n the nation. They also have secured funding for a center
to combat cancer through the latest in basic scien...Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence. That center
will marry the University's expertise in nanotechnology with patient-oriented research taking place ...
UGA receives $3.5 million CDC grant to create center in health marketing and health communication
...sease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a new center
aimed at improving the health of the poor and near...iences Institute will assist in administrating the center
grant. "The poor suffer more from almost every health risk and disease," said Vicki Freimuth, profe...
Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants
...ide. An examiner looked through a peephole in the center
of the card to determine where the infant was looking. Poor visual acuity was indicated when the infant was not looking at the side containing the lines. Of the infants examined, 22 met the criteria for being diagnosed with FAS, and their visual acu...
Conference examines social perspectives on health disparities
...niversity of Chicago has become a leading national center
for the study of health disparities. Three separate but interconnected federally funded centers based on the campus, concentrate research on such inequalities. The $3 million CCEHPE, funded by the CDC and directed by Meltzer with a health dispar...
New class of drug reduces post-operative vomiting
...impulse begins in the CTZ, travels to the vomiting center
within the brain, and then on to the stomach, Gan explained. "However, not only are there NK-1 receptors in the CTZ, they are also present in abundance in the brain's vomiting center," Gan continued. "So while the NK-1 receptor antagonist has an effe...
NSF grant to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bridges academic research, child safety innovation
...revention Studies (CChIPS). CChIPS is the only NSF center
devoted to injury prevention. The center
unites Children's Hospital and Penn researchers with automotive and insurance industry members to tr...
Changes in brain, not age, determine one's ability to focus on task
...r buttons that corresponded with the direction the center
arrow was pointing. Sometimes the participants would be distracted by changes in direction by arrows not in the center. The experiment allowed researchers to study the ability to focus on important information and inhibit inappropriate information, K...
Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions
...hinatown, a Hindu temple in Queens, and an Islamic center
and mosque in Queens. All immigrants interviewed were from China, India, or Bangladesh. Researchers speaking in English, Mandarin, or Urdu assessed each person's knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitudes toward the disease, and willingness to be involved in H...
Hunger in America rises by 43 percent over last five years
...is an unexpected and even stunning outcome," noted center
director Dr. J. Larry Brown, a leading scholarly authority on domestic hunger. "This chronic level of hunger so long after the recession ended means that it is a man-made problem. Congress and the White House urgently need to address growing income i...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...patients who were referred to an asthma management center
and compared them to a control group of 12,070 asthmatics treated elsewhere. Patients were given daily nasal steroids, instructions in the use of peak expiratory flow and logging, inhaled bronchial medication, and emergency albuterol inhalations. Of ...
Study shows escalating climate change impacts
...reports that the insurance industry will be at the center
of this issue, absorbing risk and helping society and business to adapt and reduce new risks. "We found that impacts of climate change are likely to lead to ramifications that overlap in several areas including our health, our economy and the natura...
New therapeutic target identified in inherited brain tumor disorder
...ashington University Neurofibromatosis Center. The center
facilitates multidisciplinary neurofibromatosis research and is dedicated to developing better treatments to improve the lives of patients affected with neurofibromatosis. Researchers in Gutmann's and Weber's laboratories took samples of cerebrospin...
$50 mil. gift from the Simmons to expand cancer care, clinical research programs at UT Southwestern
... the ambitious plans under way to bring our cancer center
to its full potential for comprehensive excellence...iew is required to attain NCI comprehensive cancer center
recognition. The center
must excel in three major areas: basic research, clinical care and research,...
HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants
... patients to coordinate a referral to a transplant center
may be partially responsible for the delay. Also, by the time liver function in HIV infected patients deteriorates enough to warrant a transplant, they may no longer meet other criteria. The author notes that additional organs for these patients migh...
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