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Proteome Systems signs agreement with Prince Henry's Institute for Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Test

...ancer during their lifetime. Due to the absence of clear symptoms, ovarian cancer is usually detected when it has already spread beyond the ovary. At this relatively late stage the 5 year survival rate has decreased to ~30% while if the cancer is detected when confined to the ovary, the corresponding 5-yea...

Liverpool psychology helps bring peace to European football

...e were responded to quickly and appropriately, and clear limits of behaviour were established which ensured...ations and British Embassy staff. Even so, it was clear that individuals known as 'hooligans' or acting as such were present. The Liverpool theories on avoi...

Big and fast growing infants at greater risk of later obesity

...s of obesity in the population. However it is not clear how early in life prevention could begin. This study examines the relation between infant size and growth and later obesity. Researchers analysed 24 studies which assessed the relation between infant size and growth and the development of obesity at...

Moderate alcohol consumption can act as a 'blood thinner'

... more likely due to statistical issues than to any clear gender differences. "Our findings add to a large body of evidence showing that moderate drinking has effects on blood coagulation, which may have both good and bad effects, but now identify a new avenue by which this effect may occur," said Mukamal....

New rheumatoid arthritis drug developed at UCSD promises improved treatment options

...'s T cells which trigger inflammation to kill and clear foreign pathogens in the body to attack the body's own tissues. "In essence, we re-educated the immune system T cells to be tolerant of the dnaJP1 amino acid sequence, which would usually contribute to inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients,"...

CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery

...er the disease was knocked out. Nodes deemed to be clear of cancer were 1.5 centimeters or smaller and had borders that were sharply defined on the CT scan, rather than fuzzy. In the current study, UF researchers examined the medical records of 549 patients who were treated with radiotherapy at UF for adva...

New study: Drug combo against AIDS-related infections also prevents malaria

...laria, "based on the results of this study and the clear evidence that TS prevents death in persons living with HIV in a variety of African settings, concerns about spreading SP resistance do not justify further delays in implementing TS prophylaxis."...

Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care

...these organizations would reward quality, it's not clear that it would increase quality in the system overall, since payments based on performance would go to the organizations that were already doing well, not to those that needed to improve, he adds. In this situation, Dudley argues that health insurers ...

NDEP strengthens campaign empowering older adults to manage their diabetes

...ampaign. In addition, the community kit includes a clear and comprehensive "Power to Control" brochure about diabetes and related Medicare benefits that can also be used independently for older adults living with diabetes and their loved ones. This brochure, available in English and Spanish, focuses on the...

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

...tural hazards presented at the conference makes it clear that recent disasters in the US and Asia are not anomalies but are in fact part of a long-term and dramatic increase in natural disasters. Between 1900 and 2000 recorded natural disasters rose from 100 to 2800 per decade, with most of the events bein...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

... such recommendations can be made, there should be clear evidence that bed rest improves the chance of givi... present there is insufficient evidence to provide clear guidance for clinical practice. Therefore, bed rest should not be recommended routinely for hyperten...

Lipids play important role in nervous system development

...lso travel," Dr. Xiong says. The mouse mutant is a clear example of what can happen when the lipids don't travel. The researchers also studied a similar mutant chick embryo that had reduced axon growth. For this paper, they added the zebrafish embryo, which forms most of its major organs within the first 2...

Public forum on breast cancer issues 'call to action'

... to create a consistent stream of real time images clear enough to capture abnormalities in soft tissue. Revolutionary in its design, this technology shows promise in improvingpatient workflow and access by removing the requirement for the medical professional to be co-located with the patient. This is acc...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...focus on a component of the flu epidemic to gain a clear perspective on its causes, scope, legacy and lessons. As a result, Higgins has found himself growing increasingly concerned with what he describes as a "bifurcated health care system where the best, state-of-the-art care is available to some, but...

Innovate or perish? Helping developing countries fight neglected diseases

...include strong public-private collaboration with a clear understanding of the comparative advantages of each sector," said Mahoney. "The big question regarding IP is: How can the public sector better manage IP to help ensure affordable medicines for the poor in developing countries?" One important componen...

Decline in breast cancer deaths explained by use of screening and adjuvant therapies

...l conclusions. In his opinion, "the evidence makes clear that the benefit of screening on breast cancer mortality is very likely while the benefit of providing adjuvant therapy is certain." He adds that he continues to feel strongly that women should be informed of the risks of screening as well as the ben...

What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .

... brain area, as can the circadian clock, which has clear inputs from the visual system and outputs that control the cyclic release of circadian hormones. "So, this process has to be distributed so it can integrate information from all the senses," said Meck. "But more importantly, because it's involved in...

Cancer cell communication exposed

... role of ADAM10 in tumour growth and spreading was clear for a long time, we were unaware how ADAM10 achieved its control on the function of important cell surface molecules, such the Eph and Ephrin cell positioning proteins," Dr Lackmann said. "We discovered that ADAM10 specifically recognised only Eph an...

What is the best treatment strategy for early rheumatoid arthritis?

...nterscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), provide clear answers. A team of researchers in the Netherlands compared the four most widely sanctioned and commonly prescribed treatment strategies for very early RA on 508 patients. Primarily women, with a mean age of 54, the patients had suffered disease sym...

Out of sight, out of mind? Not necessarily

...al cortex activity was temporarily shut down, it's clear that detailed visual information was still being processed unconsciously." Because only a certain region of the thalamus - the area of the brain where all sensory information is relayed -- can process color, the study provides evidence that there mus...

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