Tag: "center" at medical news
Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference
...ed within the National Institutes of Health-funded center
ORCATECH, or Oregon Roybal Center for Aging & Technology. ORCATECH, a collaboration of academic, industry and community partners, is researching and developing technology to assess how seniors function in their home environment. The goal is to help ...
What can change in the brain? Electrical synapses, research shows
...he thalamus. The thalamus is a small region in the center
of the brain responsible for relaying sensory information to the cerebral cortex, where it is transformed into memories and emotions, speech and movement. The thalamic reticular nucleus' role as a sort of switch, starting or stopping the flow of sens...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...ls have a lower risk of breast cancer. A research center
focused on how environmental contaminants affect h...rs women and their children. Another aspect of the center
is to look at the town of Fresno, Texas, and its almost 7,000 residents, of which 50 percent are Lat...
Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health
...d feel comfortable using a computer in a community center
to search for health information. This suggests that adding computers in community settings can help reduce the digital divide between minorities and whites, said senior author Tiffany L. Gary, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiolo...
MCG gets technology to help optimize medicine dosage
...ecular Center of Excellence and the first academic center
in the country to acquire this technology so the university is high on the list for participating in clinical trials to expand its use to other categories of drugs and exploring new diagnostic applications. "We are very interested in utilizing this t...
UCLA develops new method to track neuron cell death leading to Alzheimer's disease
... neural cell loss in the hippocampus, a key memory center
of the brain. Using a chemical marker called MPPF and positron emission tomography (PET), researchers measured the amount of serotonin receptors 1A found in neurons abundantly present in the hippocampus. In Alzheimer's disease these neural cells di...
Use of proven heart medicines improves, but not enough
...nd Drug Administration (FDA). Duke is the research center
for cardiovascular therapeutics, and also serves as the coordinating center
for the national CERTs program. "We as physicians have spent a great deal of time studying how best ...
ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care
... information technology and other innovations that center
on each patient's needs. These reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient, and more accessible care....
Patients prescribed long-term corticosteroids often do not receive therapy to prevent osteoporosis
In a small study from a referral center
for dermatology, most patients receiving prolonged oral corticosteroids for chronic skin diseases were not receiving therapies to prevent osteoporosis that may be caused by the drug, according to an article in the January issue of Archives of Dermato...
Penn State selected for DHS National Visualization Team
...edicine. Stanford University was named a regional center
earlier this year. DHS established the NVAC in 2004 to provide scientific guidance and coordination for the research and development of new tools and methods that DHS has identified as required for managing, visually representing, and analyzing enorm...
International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy
...ashington, DC. The statistical and data management center
was based at the University of Minnesota in Minnea...South Wales, the Sydney international coordinating center
director, notes, "SMART is an example of how a large group of investigators around the world can wor...
In the mind's eye: How the brain makes a whole out of parts
...pe, neurons in various areas of the brain's visual center
respond to different components of that shape, almost instantaneously fitting them together like a puzzle to create an image that the individual then "sees" and understands, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report. A team from the universi...
JCI table of contents: January 19, 2006
...nds, reveal that the type 2 TLR (TLR2) lies at the center
of how Tregs know when to suppress and when not to suppress the immune response. The authors show that during infection of mice with the fungus Candida albicans, TLR2 ligands bind directly to TLR2 on Tregs and promote Treg proliferation. Interestingl...
Early release article from Annals of Internal Medicine
... author and hepatologist with the liver transplant center
at Carolinas Medical Center. "However, the severi...dy." Carolinas Medical Center, an academic medical center
teaching hospital, is a 861-bed facility of Carolinas HealthCare System. CHS is the largest healthca...
Stem cell study seeks to prevent heart failure
..., assistant professor of Cardiology at the medical center
and principal investigator for the current study. "This study will seek to ensure that stem cell therapy is safe in treating heart failure, a major cause of death in heart attack survivors." Heart Injury Overwhelms Regeneration A human embryo start...
First two research awards from university-industry partnership
... committee, consisting of members from the medical center
and Johnson & Johnson, received 42 research concept proposals from medical center
scientists as part of the first round. Applications were reviewed by the medical center's Office of ...
Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries
...ghlights strong results from a single study at the center
of mounting support for worldwide use of the low-cost drug Bactrim to help HIV-infected children in poor countries. The reviewers surveyed medical literature on the preventive use of Bactrim -- one of several brand names for the generic medicine cotr...
American College of Physicians predicts crisis in primary care
... information technology and other innovations that center
on each patient's needs. If enacted these reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient and more accessible care. WHY : There is growing evidence that physician shortages are developing in the United States, particularly in general internal...
Trauma-center care significantly lowers risk of death
Care at a trauma center
lowers by 25 percent the risk of death for injured...tients who suffer serious injuries get to a trauma center
where they are afforded the best possible care." The National Study on the Costs and Outcomes of Tra...
NYU medical experts analyze subway injuries
...tals Corporation (HHC) to be the official referral center
for all the city's subway injuries. Dr. Guth and h...le 73 were discharged to a physical rehabilitation center
or psychiatric facility. Twenty patients died in the hospital. During the years of 2000 to 2003, 25 ...
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