Tag: "elements" at medical news
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
... kids will be empowered to explore and embrace the elements
of engineering that surround them each day. Program Expands to Recognize Other Exceptional Inventors In its ongoing effort to expand its reach and recognize outstanding up-and-coming inventors, the Lemelson-MIT Program is offering two new $30,0...
Joint Principles of PC-MH released by organizations representing more than 300,000 physicians
... Care is coordinated and/or integrated across all elements
of the complex health care system (e.g., subspecia...ing, technology, participation and other necessary elements
to improve quality and safety. "By its very definition, a medical home is a quality improvement ap...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...s and the administration's proposal concludes that elements
of many of the plans proposed in Congress are feasible and would reduce health care costs over time. Representative Stark's AmeriCare proposal, which would open the Medicare program to everyone, would cover nearly all of the uninsured as would Senato...
March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership
...l combining interventions that are diverse, linked elements
of clinical care, public health, and public education. These include consumer awareness and education; access to screenings and referrals for treatable or preventable conditions; consistent clinical care during the prenatal period and appropriate car...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... these findings that the decision aid improved two elements
of shared decision making knowledge of the disease and of screening but it is unclear whether the aid improved consideration of patients' values and engagement in the decision at the desired level. Patient Education on Prostate Cancer Screening a...
'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color
...create colored lenses. "In organic materials, the elements
are simple but the structure is much more complicated," Xu said. "We can add more branches to this structure and tune in colors." The prototype glasses change from dark blue to light blue. Xu and her colleagues have developed other adjustable lens...
RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
...son said. "Communities need to have tested all the elements
to make sure these plans will work in a time of crisis." "The conceptualization and definition of public health preparedness proposed in this editorial is concise, clear and to the point," said Paul E. Jarris, MD, executive director of the Associat...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
...ts medications and allergies to show the essential elements
of the medial record. Dr. Zaroukian concluded by saying that the effectiveness of the NHIN will be determined by the degree to which patients and providers trust the system. "Individuals and their health care providers will need to trust that the ...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
...imb, combined with more than 80 individual sensory elements
for feedback of touch, temperature, and limb position. 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 ...
'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act
...ial that the system incorporate several of the key elements
of the Patient-Centered Medical Home." ACP, whic... Care is coordinated and/or integrated across all elements
of the complex health care system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing...
New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases
...erimenting with animals that reproduce some of the elements
involved in neurodegenerative illnesses under cert...dicines that can neutralise these processes or the elements
that enable them to progress, the goal being to halt the process of death. In collaboration with ...
Decorated professor adds Farfel Award to his long list of honors
...ching and commitment to service also are important elements
that earned him the Farfel honor. The very tenets of the Farfel award, Hussain said, are what he believes is most gratifying about teaching "the transmission of knowledge, the creation of new knowledge, and professional, community and academic serv...
Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries
...jury management and safe techniques in the contact elements
of rugby. Referees and coaches, who have a key...ead of the predicted nine spinal injuries in these elements
of play between 2001 and 2005. Yet where tackles had accounted for 36% of spinal injuries between 1...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...ism may be impacted. This study evaluated the key elements
in nucleic acid metabolism that might account for ...a cell to maintain homeostasis. To assess the key elements
in nucleic acid metabolism, researchers looked at liver tissue collected prospectively from three pa...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...ys be possible. "Nevertheless," they say, "the key elements
of contingency planning for care delivery in conflict settings are not resource-intense and we believe they can generally be applied to most care programmes." Citation: Culbert H, Tu D, OBrien DP, Ellman T, Mills C, et al. (2007) HIV treatment in a...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
... the transgenic mice, said Dr. Huizing. Structural elements
in the kidney that are important for filtering waste from the blood in these animals were severely impaired and we linked this to sialic acid deficiency. This outcome demonstrates the significance of the ability of the body to synthesize sialic acid ...
UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells
...to be delivered into the body, Tamanoi said. These elements
produce toxic side effects and in fact decrease the potency of the cancer therapy. To overcome these problems, drug delivery systems using pegylated polymers, liposomal particles or albumin-based nanoparticles have been developed. The new rese...
Progress toward an antitumor vaccine
...thetic glycopeptide antigens containing structural elements
typical of tumors in the sugar as well as the protein segment, explains Kunz, can thus be attached to the carrier protein in a controlled fashion. The largely nonimmunogenic thioether bridges could clear the way for the development of vaccines for im...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...not only about cash in the pocket. Many different elements
are needed to achieve the five goals, and many institutions have to bring their resources to bear. In order to tackle the problem it is not possible to focus on just agriculture or just health; in order to be successful the many facets of the problem...
New mangosteen research establishes xanthone measurement standard
...h absorption of xanthones in defined dosages, with elements
of the whole mangosteen fruit as a delivery vehicle. Unnaturally elevated levels of xanthone consumption actually were shown to result in decreased absorption efficiency. Preliminary results also showed long-term daily consumption of XanGo Juice ...
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