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Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis

...nts, has sufficient discrimination that physicians could identify and advise high-risk adolescents and young adults concerning their risk factors (hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and hyperglycemia) and their long-term risk of CHD."...

Insulin-producing cells from brain cursors

...transplanted into immunocompromised mice the cells could also be stimulated by glucose to produce human insulin. Future work will need to establish the long-term stability and safety of these cells and to work out how to scale up such a process to produce the much larger numbers of cells that would be need...

Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center

...ests," Smith said. "He knew the sorts of things we could build here, so when they needed a small-animal imager, we were a good fit to build it for them." The research institute plans to integrate the gamma camera with a non-JLab optical camera that will image bioluminescence and fluorescence markers for du...

Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia

...his team's investigations were significant as they could lead to the development of memory restoring drugs ...ex touch-dependent learning task. The healthy mice could improve on their performance and learn the task, but the mice with Huntington's disease could not, p...

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...ouse in a Morris water maze to examine how fast it could learn the location of a hidden platform and how long it retained this information. (This water maze task involves a small pool of water with a submerged platform that the mouse must learn how to find.) The animals that exercised learned the task fast...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...attention. The device blocks external stimuli that could interfere with testing, such as light and sound. T...s disease or drug use. The test would be brief and could be performed in a general physician's office. DETECT is expected to be commercially available in the...

Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population

... liver at echography. While the use of medications could not be excluded as a cause of the abnormal test results in the suspected NAFLD cases, "it must be stressed," say the authors, "that in almost all cases the medication was for one of the possible alterations related to the metabolic syndrome (i.e. ant...

Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia

...ht gain and the use of specific anti-obesity drugs could also help combat obesity in patients. However, in ...ntal health, primary care and social care services could help improve access to health care for people with schizophrenia. The researchers also assert that ...

Access to mammography may worsen

... The researchers reported that staffing shortages could have significant clinical implications in the early detection of breast cancer. With fewer radiologists choosing breast imaging as a specialty and a decline in the number of technologists testing for mammography certification, community facilities wi...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

... intestinal blood flow in adults, a procedure that could benefit patients with a variety of bowel disorders, including Crohn disease, diverticulitis and ischemic bowel. To determine what constituted abnormal blood flow in the bowels of infants, researchers first compared the CDS data from the 30 premature ...

'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows

...h the enzyme. Normal mice with the gene for NOS3 could not adapt to the stress, leading the researchers t...nd experiment to see if the effects of hypertrophy could be reversed, the researchers attempted to preserve normal NOS3 enzymatic function and fed supplement...

ENDO 2005 press conferences

..., treatments and lifestyle practices. New findings could help doctors identify risks and treat men's conditions more effectively. Learn more on Monday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. (PST). Closing Day: Research to be presented at the Cardiovascular Press Conference includes new trends in Chinese medicine, new uses...

Children do well with shorter fast before surgery

...m of nutritional intake," Brady says. More studies could help researchers determine how milk contributes to stomach volume and acidity, since milk curdles in the stomach and acts more like a solid than liquid, she notes. Many of the studies examined in the review only reported stomach volume and acidity, w...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

...roposed changes entail significant adjustments and could result in unanticipated effects, the committee recommended that they be tested first in pilot programs before being implemented nationwide. For example, if participants will not drink milk with less fat or eat whole-grain products, then the revised ...

'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload

...if diagnosed early, but the simple blood test that could detect these conditions is not performed as part of routine medical exams," said Acton. Delaying treatment the weekly removal of a pint of blood by phlebotomy can permit the progressive accumulation of iron deposits in target organs that may result...

Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression

... on the assumption that the direct-market approach could encourage patients to seek effective care. They made brand-specific requests for Paxil®, saying they learned about the medication from a commercial; or general requests for medication, not a specific brand, saying they viewed a television program...

UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness

...Only three had developed AMD, where about 30 cases could be expected in a similarly-aged group from the general populace. "It was natural for us to look at the rheumatoid arthritis population," says Sibley, a U of S professor of medicine and head of the division of rheumatology. "They have been followed cl...

Discovery of a 'molecular switch' could lead to new ways of treating infection, including MRSA

The discovery of a 'molecular switch' could lead to new ways of treating infections such as MR...ells, and inhibits inflammation, a discovery which could lead to new ways of treating diseases such as arthritis. Dr Toby Lawrence, a Wellcome Trust Interna...

No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says

...this treatment approach. Mettes and his colleagues could not locate any reliable studies of routine wisdom ...s; the parameters for inclusion were wonderful but could hardly be replicated by the vast majority of studies that have appeared in the literature."Mettes at...

OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms

... wanted to see if there was any suggestion that it could help patients with MS that are having cognitive pr...would do it again," she said of taking ginkgo. "It could have a benefit for me that I didn't have before." But she emphasizes that "every MS is different, so...

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