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Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers

...ion and appetite. The 12-week study will seek to determine the success of fish oil as a treatment option for inflammation in people with chronic kidney disease. Ms Zabel said, with one in three people in Australia at risk of developing chronic kidney disease, improving the quality of life for sufferers wa...

How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers

...Kalatsky said. These maps will help scientists determine how much recovery from brain injury is possible wi...d. "First you have to understand the baseline and determine how plastic the adult brain is on its own, and then you can to try to increase the level of plastici...

Scientists find missing link to understand how plants make vitamin C

...to low levels of vitamin C. So the hunt was on to determine how its product would contribute to vitamin C synthesis. The researchers, led by Brenner and Clarke, reconstituted in test tubes the long mysterious seventh step in vitamin C synthesis, a reaction they describe as the first committed step. They ...

New blood test can diagnose and monitor treatment of Parkinson's disease

...earchers are now conducting a large-scale study to determine the effectiveness of the test, to discover whether it is applicable for all types of PD, and to find out if it can measure the rate of progression and severity of the disease. "If the results of our large-scale study are encouraging, this test coul...

Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk

...he lungs. Physicians using the system can easily determine if their patients' risk of dying from the surgery is low, medium or high. The new analysis found that patients in the high-risk group were six times more likely to die than those in the low-risk group, and patients in the medium-risk group were three...

Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype

.... There is still significant work to be done to determine how best to control this number of degrees of freedom, and ultimately how to incorporate sensory feedback based on these sensory inputs within the human nervous system, Harshbarger says. The APL team is already driving a virtual model of Proto 2 with...

ISHLT membership explores expansion of computer modeling system for organ allocation

...ll convene to evaluate this new modeling system to determine its effectiveness and Leah Edwards, Ph.D., United Network for Organ Sharing, will present How is the Lung Allocation Score Working in the US? during the Symposium. "Many patients, families and those within the medical community have considered a fi...

Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children

...rtaken into the elemental school years in order to determine whether there are any problematic symptoms, such as learning difficulties, since these sometimes come to the surface at a later age. Prof. Yirmiya said that while the research does illustrate some developmental problems with siblings of children wi...

Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release

...nce data should be used for public reporting or to determine physician payment only after data are fully adjust...ormance ratings to the public or use of ratings to determine payment, physicians should be given the opportunity to review the ratings for accuracy, and at the p...

RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity

...ting weight relative to height that can be used to determine whether a person is overweight or underweight. The study found differences in BMI and physical activity by the girls' race and socioeconomic status, consistent with the findings of previous studies. Hispanic and African-American girls had 7.2 perce...

Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN

...sted that the NHIN use role-based access models to determine the level of information provided to any entity ac...e of the requestor, and source and type request to determine the level of clinical information provided. This model would also allow for privacy of mental healt...

Detection of melanoma by dermatologists linked with earlier tumor stage, higher survival rates

... of Medicine, Atlanta, and colleagues attempted to determine whether such a difference exists using data from two sources: Medicare enrollment and claims files from the government and a National Cancer Institute (NCI) database that includes information about patients demographics, date of diagnosis, stage of c...

Tennessee researcher earns Komen grant to study depression and breast cancer

...ments for depression in breast cancer patients and determine if BATD is more effective than the more traditional problem-solving approach. The BATD technique helps patients to identify their unique value system as it relates to many different parts of life, such as family, peer and intimate relationships, ho...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...raging, a larger phase 2 study will be required to determine the benefit of vitespen for patients with recurrent glioma. The consistent, tumor specific immune response seen in these patients suggests that in the right patient population, the vaccine could have a significant impact....

MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows

...and natalizumab (Tysabri). "Our study could not determine exactly why these FDA approved drugs were not being prescribed for the treatment of MS," O'Donovan said. "Some individuals may have mild symptoms at first and decide to defer treatment. Other factors may be that physicians are not as familiar with th...

DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies

...atives under consideration, and when we ultimately determine our desired course of action," he said. The second of the two studies is located in Rifle, Colo. Both the Hanford and Colorado studies are part of DOE's Integrated Field-Scale Subsurface Research Challenge, a new program that commits multi-inves...

Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says

...." Mroczek will begin testing later this year to determine why higher levels of neuroticism increase mortalit...udy which tests cortisol levels in neurotic men to determine if they have higher levels of the damaging stress hormone that could contribute to early death. Othe...

Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model

...al of Clinical Oncology. Studies are under way to determine the effectiveness of screening, based on risk asse...ons besides the Hopkins registry, and she hopes to determine how insurers would pay for screening procedures. Her group also will be studying whether PancPRO is...

CO2 storage in coal can be predicted better

...lso did experiments with waste gas and pure CO2 to determine the uptake capacity of single and multi-component gasses. In both wet and dry experiments, CO2 was strongly absorbed and CH4 was released. This methane production in a coal seam can vary over the course of time. Mazumder developed two estimating meth...

Satellite images aid implementation of agricultural reforms

... into account the soil-sensitivity to erosion, and determine whether the farmer is compliant. In order to receive subsidies for permanent crops, the GAEC requires that farmers properly maintain them. Using VHR images, the distinction between crops that are maintained good and crops that are possibly maintai...

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