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Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy

...ion by the end of the year, with trials at several centers including Dana-Farber starting in early 2006....

Multilateral initiative on malaria seeks international effort

...llence" in malaria endemic areas of Africa. These centers would serve as hubs for training new scientists and assembling interdisciplinary teams for conducting malaria research. Training and capacity building would occur within the context of new investigator-driven research projects directed by African s...

Get With The Guidelines program dramatically improves care

...larger database and look at performance at medical centers for two years to see if we can erase or eliminate the differences," Ellrodt said. "Ideally, it should have been 100 percent for everybody. We want to improve care for everyone and eliminate the differences related to gender and age."...

Aggressive lowering of LDL level shows limited benefit for patients with previous heart attack

...ted at 190 cardiology care and specialist practice centers in northern Europe between March 1999 and March 2005, with a median (mid-point) follow-up of 4.8 years. The study included 8,888 patients aged 80 years or younger with a history of acute myocardial infarction (MI; heart attack). Patients were rand...

Wide racial disparities found in heart device implantation

...t failure patients receiving care at more than 100 centers in the U.S. He identified 6,453 patients who met sudden cardiac death primary prevention criteria for device implantation. Of those 6,453 patients, 477 were African-American and 5,976 were white. About 37 percent of African-Americans received an ICD,...

Clues to the progression of Alzheimer's disease revealed in brain imaging studies

...mple approach also will allow researchers at other centers to use PIB for large-scale investigation. "Pittsburgh Compound-B allowed us to see what was happening in the living brain during Alzheimer's disease. Before this compound we had no way to judge the progression of amyloid deposition in real-time, maki...

Mice models developed at UCSD to benefit patients with multiple system atrophy

...D School of Medicine is one of the world's leading centers for research in alpha-synuclein, the major compone... a multi-institutional effort at 12 of the leading centers in research in neurological disorders in the United States, coordinated from UCSD, to understand the...

Drug may combat weight loss during radiation treatments

...er Institute funded network of 93 community cancer centers in 19 states working with Wake Forest to conduct clinical trials in cancer patients. Wake Forest is one of only six NCI-designated Cancer Center Research Bases in the nation performing community-based cancer clinical trials. Farmer's co-researchers...

Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown

...en sick children must be sent home from child care centers and were based on the best available scientific ev...oms and diseases that do not. Most states require centers only to abide by state licensing standards and not to model their sick policies on these national gu...

American College of Physicians Foundation convenes conference

...ntion (CDC) in Atlanta. One of the newest national centers at the CDC, NCHM specializes in marketing and communication programs that are high-impact, science-based, and customer-centered. The conference will also feature plenary sessions, and preliminary findings from the ACP Foundation's 'Prescription Bot...

Clinical trial supports better treatment for lupus nephritis

...-funded study, get it approved and recruit medical centers and patients. "Our results are very promising, but we need to do longer follow-up to see if the new medicine produces long-lasting improvement." Oral mycophenolate mofetil worked faster in relieving inflamed kidneys, a condition doctors call nephriti...

Poor health, poverty and minority status are major factors in depression

...3). Fourteen universities participated as regional centers in the study and enrolled a total of 4,041 patients. William T. McKinney, M.D., director of the Asher Center, co-directs with Gilmer the STAR-D regional center in Illinois. McKinney is the Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Behaviora...

Virtual colonoscopy performance enhanced by computer-aided detection

...d colleagues studied 792 patients at three medical centers using virtual colonoscopy with CAD to detect adenomatous colon polyps eight millimeters (mm) and larger. Colon polyps are benign growths that may develop into colon cancer if not removed. CT colonography produces 600 to 1,000 images per patient. Dr. ...

New technology may help radiologists find more breast cancers

...eening and diagnostic mammography at major medical centers in the next several years....

Increasing role of acetaminophen in acute liver failure in the United States

...ing with acute liver disease to any of 22 academic centers participating in the Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Of 662 consecutive patients over a six-year period between 1998 and 2003, 275 had acetaminophen-related acute liver failure. For each of these patients, the researchers gathered demographic and cl...

Internet may be answer to mammography crisis

...These results suggest that regional interpretation centers could be established to improve the accuracy and efficiency of screening mammography, reduce screening backlogs and aid underserved areas," Dr. Melton said. He envisions reconfiguring the way mammograms are interpreted by creating regional Centers of...

Institute for OneWorld Health receives multimillion dollar grant

...nerships with local government, primary healthcare centers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The partners will conduct a study todemonstrate the feasibility of administering paromomycin in rural field conditions, and to provide further data on the safety and efficacy of the drug. Clinical trial in...

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

...autism also showed reduced activity in the emotion centers of the brain, consistent with the hypothesis that this mirroring mechanism may play a crucial role for understanding how others feel and for empathizing with them. All of the children rehearsed the tasks prior to the fMRI scans to assure researchers ...

Brain enlargement may be characteristic of autism

...Gray matter (GM) represents information processing centers in the brain, while white matter (WM) represents connections between those processing centers. "[In children with autism] head circumference appears normal at birth, with a significantly increased rate of HC growth appearing to begin around 12 months...

Stress substantially slows human body's ability to heal

...tudy have major financial implications for medical centers and health care insurers. The new study, reported in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the latest discovery in a three-decade-long series of experiments underway at the Ohio State University 's Institute for Behavioral Medi...

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