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AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

... of assistant professor or above at an institution designated as minority-serving. They must also be engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Each of the 17 AACR-MSI Faculty Scholars chosen this year will receive $1,800 for use toward expenses associated with attending the AACR...

Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted

...D) provides organs to patients who have a willing, designated donor who is not compatible. A kidney from such a donor is matched to -- and transplanted into -- the recipient of a second incompatible donor-patient pair, and vice versa. The transplants are performed simultaneously. The researchers have developed...

Rush designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society of America

Rush University Medical Center has been designated a regional Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Rush University was one of four sites across the nation competitively awarded the prestigious designation this year. The designation includes $50,000 a year in fun...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...54 men were classified as non-veterans, 2,131 were designated non-combat veterans and 1,183 were listed as combat veterans, she said. "Those exposed to combat served during the World War II, Korean and Vietnam eras," Johnson said. "Behavioral risk factors include pack-years of smoking, heavy alcohol consumption...

Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study

...who shares ethics knowledge and offers guidance to designated frontline employees. These employees, in turn, assist others in their departments in dealing with ethical dilemmas that arise during daily interactions with patients and their families anything from whether to prolong life with various treatments to...

Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer

... laminin molecule is composed of three chains -- designated alpha (), beta (]) and gamma (^) -- that are linked together in various combinations to form 15 known isoforms or types of laminin. Each isoform has distinct characteristics and functions. Isoforms are known to change in normal tissues at various s...

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

...cell produces an army of identical cells against a designated target. Previously, a team led by Handgretinger showed that a high level of TRECs in the blood of children means that the thymus has converted a large number of stem cells into parent T cells--each of which targets a specific foreign substance. The ...

Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity

...the disease." Although no single factor should be designated as the scapegoat for childhood obesity, decreasing soft drink consumption, especially in schools, can help reduce the risk. The commentary is "Are soft drinks a scapegoat for childhood obesity?" by Robert Murray, MD, Barbara Frankowski, MD, PhD, and ...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...has proven to be an important treatment option for designated infections known or suspected to be caused by MRSA...ng infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections...

Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

...g in August 2004. Kits could be ordered through a designated Internet site (www.iwantthekit.org) or could be picked up from any one of 250 participating pharmacies and recreation centers. Inside each kit was a packaged, sterile vaginal swab and instructions for using it. Also enclosed were sealed containers...

Pitt receives $9 million to develop research tools that may aid drug discovery

...re will be to further improve and refine compounds designated as being the most promising to better target the specific errors that occur on the smallest of scales yet have profound effects on the development of disease. Mark D. Rintoul, Ph.D., manager of computational biology at Sandia National Laboratories, w...

UK College of Public Health earns national accreditation

...accreditation. The UK College of Public Health was designated as the 37th accredited college of public health in the United States by the council. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. Stephen Wyatt, dean, UK College of Public Health ...

Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study

...down by race and ethnicity. Of 23 quality measures designated by the researchers, such as appropriate prescription of antidepressants and dietary counseling for example, only two showed significant statistical differences with regard to race. First, blacks were more likely to receive angiotensin-converting enzy...

Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year

...n on the list of the "100 Most Wired Hospitals" as designated by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. Noted as a consistent leader in healthcare information technology, Northwestern Memorial is one of nine Illinois hospitals named to this year's list. It is the hospit...

NIAID funds Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI)

... million over seven years, $15 million of which is designated for its first year. In its first year, CHAVI will develop an expansion plan that will undergo scrutiny by an external advisory group. CHAVI's mission is to address key immunological roadblocks to HIV vaccine development and to design, develop and tes...

National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site

...n of northern Idaho and eastern Washington that is designated for cleanup under Superfund legislation because of contamination from years of mining for silver, zinc, and lead. A 21-square-mile "box" around Idaho's Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex was declared a Superfund site in 1983 after high blo...

FDA approved ROZEREM (ramelteon)

...buse and dependence and, as a result, has not been designated as a controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With the exception of ROZEREM, all other prescription medications indicated for insomnia are classified as Schedule IV controlled substances by the DEA. Additionally, ROZ...

Moderate exercise yields cardiovascular benefits

...ticipants slowly ramped up their exercise to their designated levels. The exercise was carried out on treadmills. For their analysis, the team compared two measurements of fitness peak VO2 and time to exhaustion (TTE) before and after the trial. Peak VO2 is a calculation that measures the maximum amount of o...

Even very low levels of environmental toxins can damage health

...e and Lanphear, is "much higher than those usually designated as negligible." The researchers say that both radon and environmental tobacco smoke can damage health at very low levels. A recent expert committee concluded that the most plausible relationship between ionizing radiation and cancer was a linear re...

Public forum on breast cancer issues 'call to action'

...l location and transmit the data in real time to a designated location. "We saw a tremendous need in our area for improved imaging and detectionmethods that were more responsive to the needs of our patients and those of our physicians," said Rand Wortman, President & CEO, Kadlec Medical Center. "Kadlec has prov...

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