Tag: "culture" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
... use behavior appears to mimic that of whites, the culture
they are acculturating to. The research also showed that acculturated Hispanics were almost twice as likely as non-acculturated Hispanics to report current binge drinking and more than three times as likely to report drinking continuously for days ...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...eems thinness is increasingly idealized in popular culture
-- images of waif-like models and stick-thin celebrities are everywhere -- there is a gap between the cultural imagery and the weights that most people consider acceptable for themselves and others, according to Heiland. Biological forces also play...
UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life
...bial Sciences, who developed special facilities to culture
primitive microbes derived from seafloor mineral-l...atory, who undertook analysis of products from the culture
experiments. A comparison with organic matter from rocks of similar age in South Africa also yiel...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...res), and peer-to-peer education to create a local culture
that encourages speaking up. We know also that ma...ny residents resist reporting because the training culture
suggests that needle sticks go with the territory and reporting them may lower peer esteem, Makary n...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...EP meeting showing the significant impact our 24/7 culture
is having on healthcare professionals job performance and patient safety. The survey of 2,082 nurses found that more than one quarter of nurses (27.23%) suffered from insomnia; 32.10% had difficulty staying asleep, 12.52% had trouble falling asleep,...
Physician-researchers often less successful in obtaining NIH funding
...o create a more attractive and supportive academic culture
that not only attracts and trains but also actively nurtures and sustains clinical and translational scientists." ...
CIRM awards $3.79 million to Burnham Institute
...ible to develop a shared laboratory providing cell culture
and core services to accommodate Burnhams increase... Loring, an embryologist and pioneer in stem cell culture
techniques is editor of the first authoritative source in this field,Human Stem Cell Manual: A Labo...
USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
...Research Tower. The area will include four tissue culture
rooms with positive pressure air handling, four sh...r. The laboratory space will include seven tissue culture
workstations, each with its own biosafety cabinets, incubators, microscopes and ancillary equipment....
Fat protein cuts blood vessel inflammation, may help heart, Jefferson scientists find
...ar disease. Adiponectin has been shown in cells in culture
to block some "adhesion molecules" and receptors that are necessary for white blood cells to interact with the vessel wall, explains Dr. Scalia. "This is the first study to show in animals that this is one of the key mechanisms involved in this prote...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
... with a faster Mycobacterium tuberculosis negative culture
conversion, and an improved survival rate. Prior studies by others have shown HAART treatment beneficial in preventing TB in HIV-infected individuals, but reported no beneficial TB treatment outcomes. HIV-infected patients were significantly more...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...is through their survivorship. We face a growing culture
of complacency. We claim to be waging a war on cancer, yet we are losing our outrage and urgency over a disease that still kills more Americans every year than died in all the wars in the 20th century, said Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...izes the receptor, both in sensory neurons in cell culture
and in mice. The cells in culture
were unresponsive to cooling agents, including menthol. The genetically engineered mice did not disc...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...geometry of which facilitates robust and long-term culture
of highly functional, normal (i.e. primary) mouse and human hepatocytes. The technology can be used as a stand-alone chip, carrying human hepatocytes cultured in appropriately defined biological fluid and incubator systems, to be used for efficien...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...thor, the fear of medical malpractice has led to a culture
of doing tests rather than using the data availabl...%. More importantly, this is a first step toward a culture
change of using intelligent clinical criteria instead of expensive technology to rule out life-threa...
Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease
...o the heart. The removed thymus tissue is grown in culture
for several weeks in a laboratory while researchers ensure that there are no diseases present in the tissue. Strips of tissue are then implanted in the baby's thigh, where they attract a blood supply and begin to act like a thymus gland. Within three...
Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates
...me group in 2006 are the first to demonstrate that culture
can alter the brains perceptive mechanisms. The ...imuli. "These are the first studies to show that culture
is sculpting the brain," said Park, principal investigator on the study. "The effect is seen not so ...
Gerontological Society of America awards new Hartford Doctoral Fellowships
...cial Work Dissertation Topic: "The organizational culture
& climate of nursing homes" Mary Lindsey Smith University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Dissertation Topic: "Just one more: An examination of the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of concurrent alcohol and medication use in older ...
Rhode Island Hospital study identifies high-risk patient populations for MRSA carriage
...rd method to detect carriage of MRSA is by routine culture
whereby results can take several days. Delayed results can lead to MRSA transmission since potential MRSA carriers are often not isolated from patients without MRSA until these results are available. ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...lower compartment, a system that represents a cell culture
model for invasiveness," she said. But if the cells are treated with either DIM or genistein, movement toward CXCL12 is reduced by at least 80 percent compared to untreated cells, the researchers say. Hsu says that this same chemotactic attractio...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
...mbinant DNA techniques to express proteins in cell culture
has been a successful approach for generation of highly effective vaccines for the prevention of hepatitis B virus and human papillomavirus. Among the available expression technologies, recombinant baculovirus is especially well suited for production...
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