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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...references or attitudes could go a long way toward creating a healthy and mutually satisfying patient-physician relationship." The findings already apply to patients. Christensen said it's a good idea for patients to look for doctors who match their style, either by reputation or word of mouth, or by settin...

NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

...volve naturally. This advance was made possible by creating mutations in the region of the H5N1 hemagglutinin (HA) protein that directs the virus to bird or human cells and eliciting antibodies to it. What Dr. Nabel and his colleagues have discovered will help to prepare for a future threat, says NIH Dire...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

... by the ACS for improving health and well-being by creating new drugs or other products and inventing environmentally friendly and more effective technologies. The awards specifically honor "chemical innovators whose work has led to the welfare and progress of humanity" in a significant way in the past decade...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...ers. The most critical aspect of the research is creating a device that transmits a large amount of data at ...lf of a larger collaboration at Purdue focusing on creating a neuroprosthesis that dispenses a neurotransmitter called GABA and calms the brain once the onset o...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

...ss, which eventually gets weighed down by gravity, creating sagging skin, said Dr. Joel Pessa, assistant professor of plastic surgery and the studys lead author. In our studies, however, we were surprised to find that this is not the case; the face is made up of individual fat compartments that gain and lose ...

New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds

...ired for working with oxidized materials. We are creating a toolbox of catalytic reactions that allow us to go directly from a carbon-hydrogen bond to a carbon-oxygen bond or to a carbon-nitrogen bond, said M. Christina White, a professor of chemistry at Illinois. By offering fewer steps, fewer functional g...

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...ys value local knowledge, and increased tension by creating parallel systems or procedures. However, longer-term volunteers to mission hospitals or those seconded by volunteer agencies to government facilities, often with specialist training such as tropical medicine, had a significant local impact on capacit...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

...ity contacted Society staff to discuss the idea of creating a Relay event in the virtual world. In 2006, the event raised more than $41,000 and attracted more than 1,100 participants to a track that included real-world representations of New York City, Paris, Mexico, Sweden and South Africa. During this years...

Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH

...hospital beds) that do not require FDA regulation; creating a device-labeling repository that would provide easy online access to device instructions; and the evolution of over-the-counter devices such as cholesterol meters and continuous glucose monitors that were once for professional use only and now appro...

Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

...m conventional agriculture is the chief culprit in creating dead zones---low oxygen areas where marine life cannot survive. Proponents of organic farming argue that conventional farming also causes soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For their analysis...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...ects related to cancer. Under the broad theme of creating a European Health Strategy, this Round Table will address crucial issues in terms of the EU health agenda, such as facing specific health problems, health determinants, health services and patient mobility. The selection of such topics reflects th...

U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system

...mbined with existing computerized medical records, creating a central location for physicians to efficiently enter and view past and present patient prescriptions and medical history. While the review found that the number of medication errors dropped as a whole, the incidence of one type of error, prescr...

Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M

...mmunication and collaboration among scientists and creating synergies for translational research. As the first new research facility built on the Weill Cornell campus in two decades, it will keep New York City at the epicenter of biomedical research. Collaborative research between Weill Cornell Medical...

International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability

...nd use planning, transport, greening urban spaces, creating jobs in sustainable-development, waste disposal, etc. The case studies can also include initiatives that were not successful in reaching their goals in part so that the lessons learned can be conveyed to a wider audience. City-wide environmental...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...transfer company, and is currently working towards creating a commercial anti-obesity drug. ...

Heading to Siberia: UH signs agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences

... so crucial in todays expanded research endeavors, creating scholarly communities across traditional lines. Past and current collaborations between faculty at UH and researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences have bolstered this new formal agreement, giving the opportunity for many areas of the univer...

Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism

...ted to learn what factors might be responsible for creating this state in which consumed calories were being burned off in the liver rather than being stored as fat. Because the physiologic changes in the animals didnt appear to be explained by typical hormonal regulators neurotransmitters that normally re...

MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease

...s of inflammation in the brain and A-betas role in creating the inflammatory response. Weisman will explore the role of a group of receptors that control both the function of the enzyme that produces A-beta in brain cells and regulates inflammation. By suppressing this receptors function, Weisman hopes to ide...

Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer

...y instructions regarding exercise over the summer, creating three months of unsupervised activity, the authors note. These data show that in children, efforts to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and other morbidities of insulin resistance should include exercise interven...

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines

...py temporarily hinders the body's immune response, creating a concern that it may interfere with the promising new cancer vaccines being used against brain tumors. But a new study led by researchers at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Ca...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and ... year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have ... counteract this common virus infection. , Xavier ... that paves the way for the development of ... virus that causes suffering in numerous small children ...
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