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Online education program better source of information for patients
...e younger (average age 53.9 and 55.9 years) versus controls
(average age 64.4). Nearly half of users and regis...ok 2.8 heart medications, registrants took 3.0 and controls
2.3. However, they had a similar number of heart conditions. Consistent with their greater understa...
SUMO wrestling in the brain
...synapses, chemically transmit the information that controls
all brain function via proteins called receptors. These processes are believed to be the basis of learning and memory. A major feature of a healthy brain is that the synapses can modify how efficiently they work, by increasing or decreasing the amo...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
... the researchers were able to divide the cases and controls
into two groups - the first for building the model... other populations," says Etzel. Also, cases and controls
were paired based on smoking status - perhaps masking the importance of smoking as a risk factor, th...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
... of Methodology Eleven MS patients and 11 matched controls
(age, sex, body mass index) participated in the st... 2.2 0.4 L/min; Post: 2.5 0.4) and 14 percent in controls
(Pre: 2.4 1.0 L/min; Post: 2.8 1.0), respectively; baseline assessment of CAD risk factors s...
How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers
...y by directly stimulating the visual cortex, which controls
sight, and using an optical imaging device developed by Kalatsky to record changes in and around the stimulated areas. To study plasticity, researchers use various techniques and tools to produce maps that outline exactly which sections of the br...
Northwestern chemists develop new method for synthesizing anti-cancer flavonoids
...alyst, which comes from quinine, that successfully controls
the chemical outcome and produces a left-handed molecule or a right-handed molecule, not a one-to-one mixture of both. "Flavanones are chiral molecules, which come in two flavors," said Scheidt, who is left-handed and says he has been sensitive to...
Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic
...ions when they did. But had San Francisco left its controls
in place continuously 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 ca...
Major discovery raises prospect of better patient care by improving platelet life span
...For fifty years doctors have speculated about what controls
platelet life span. We now know the identity of the precise molecular switch responsible. The team is now actively pursuing a drug development program aimed at manipulating this switch in order to prolong the life span of blood bank platelets, increa...
USC professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles receives $2.5M for stem cell research
...iversity with a focus on the microenvironment that controls
the stem cells of the hair and skin. Gregor Adams, Ph.D., arriving from Harvard University, brings a focus on regulation of stem cells that produce red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Both researchers are expected to arrive at USC lat...
UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage
..."guaranteed savings" as do plans that focus on fee controls
or those that rely on unspecified "market forces," it is carefully crafted with a balance of mandates, competition, and information to help hospitals, clinicians and insurance carriers become more efficient and more responsive to patients....
Cost control measures limit patient and physician choice in psychotropic medications
..., health insurers have increasingly turned to cost controls
to manage prescription drug use, but little is kno...caid programs, by contrast, rely on administrative controls
to manage psychotropic drug costs. These controls
include prior authorization by a physician before ...
How T lymphocytes attack
...en, ovalbumin (OVA) and in tumours which served as controls
and were devoid of this antigen. When the tumours reached 500 to 1000 mm3, eight to ten days after the injection of tumour cells with or without the antigen, the researchers then injected the mice with a large number of OVA antigen-specific T cells....
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy by Dr. Harry Preuss
...ave low levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that controls
appetite and mood. The result: overeating. 5-HTP is a natural amino acid that boosts serotonin, helping decrease food cravings and also creating a calm state of mind that is less vulnerable to emotional overeating. In an Italian study, overweight wom...
Penn researchers find that chronic dizziness may be caused by psychiatric and neurologic illnesses
... disorders in the autonomic nervous system, which controls
involuntary actions. Among the various forms of dizziness, clinicians have found CSD to be particularly vexing. "Patients with CSD experience persistent dizziness not related to vertigo, imbalance, and hypersensitivity to motion, which is heighte...
FDA's modern risk-based approach opens dialogue with industry
...de drug development; chemistry, manufacturing, and controls
(CMC); manufacturing and quality operations; good manufacturing practices (GMP); quality systems; and quality assurance. WHO: The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific society of more than 13,000 me...
Assessing the cost of juvenile arthritis
..., the study involved 155 children with JIA and 181 controls
from two hospitals in Montreal and Vancouver, Cana...lly healthy pediatric population," adding that the controls
had relatively high rates of emergency room visits, assistive devices, surgeries, and inpatient stay...
Space technology benefits medical community
... surface blood flow every 36 seconds. Interactive controls
permit a patient to record the date and time of a suspected Raynaud's attack. A week's data is held by the monitor's electronics and is retained even if the device's power is unexpectedly interrupted. Physicians can easily download data into a comp...
Important mechanism identified in the formation of blood vessels
...or VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor). VEGF controls
several important functions during the formation of blood vessels by signalling via receptors on the surface of the endothelial cells, the specialised layer of cells on the interior surface of the blood vessels. Swedish scientists at Karolinska Ins...
Combination therapy spares some head and neck patients from surgery
... combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy controls
the cancer and allows many patients to avoid additional surgery to the neck, according to a study presented at the plenary session today at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Rancho Mirage, Calif., co-sponsored by the American So...
Neurons targeted by dementing illness may have evolved for complex social cognition
...D, which showed a 69% reduction compared to AD and controls
after controlling for overall neuronal loss. "Our findings suggest that selective VEN loss is a defining feature of FTD but does not apply to AD," the researchers state, adding that future research should explore how VEN loss relates to specific soci...
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