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Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control

... This connection between a signaling pathway crucial to DNA damage control and a pathway known as chromatin remodeling "opens an entirely new category of targets for potentially attacking cancer," says senior author Xuetong "Snow" Shen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in M. D. Anderson's Department of Carcinogenesis at the...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

... ... For hundreds of years, everyone has believed that the fat on the face is one confluent m...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have jointly released revised Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Unstable Angina (UA)/Non-ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI). Major changes to the guidelines include: suggesting an initial non-invasive set of preliminary tests, such as a stress test, echocardiogram or radionuclide angiogram; recommending...

Quality of treatment guidelines

Practising physicians are nowadays presented with official guidelines on the treatments they should give their patients. In an article published in PLoS Medicine, researchers have attempted to grade the quality of evidence used in drawing up the recommendations contained in guidelines for the treatment of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia (abnormal levels of fats in th...

Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines

... ... Just unde...

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future

... Youth are the future of scientific research, noted Sidney Cohen, MD,...

Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

... ... "Here at Rutgers University, all colleges require students who have violated university rules regarding alcohol and drug use in resi...

Helicopter flight trials for EGNOS

... The Lausanne trials were performed by Eurocopter, using their EC155 experimental all-weather helicopter (Hlicoptre Tous Temps HTT). The trial programme was coordinated by skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider and consisted of a number of validating approaches performed by the HTT to a Helicopter Emergency Medical Se...

New study shows Rescue Remedy is an effective all-natural stress, anxiety reliever

... Rescue Remedy, manufactured by Nelsons, contains five flower essences: Rock Rose to alleviate terror and panic, Impatiens to...

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage

... ... "Although multiple sclerosis has been studied for many years, nobody knows exactly h...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

... ... Although guidelines for care on select disease conditions may be available in some emergency departments, the UC researchers believe they are the first to develop a comprehensive, evidence-based online system that covers numerous conditions from triage and diagnosis to treatmen...

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

... For this development, Yaniv Linde, a 32-year-old Ph.D. student of Prof. Chaim Gilon in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Hebrew University, has been named a first place winner of a Kaye Innovation Award, which was presented...

UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells

... ... In a paper scheduled to be published...

International journal group updates guidelines on registration of clinical trials

... ... The revised ICMJE policy now says: ... ... In addition to accepting registration in any of the five existing registries, the ICMJE will accept registrati...

New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers

... ... ... One of the aims of the three-year study is to p...

Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies released a report on the status of academic sleep research and sleep medicine in the United States. The report includes recommendations to improve public awareness and strengthen the field of sleep medicine. The project was initiated and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep...

Researchers find why prostate drug increases likelihood of heart failure

Doxazosin, a drug commonly prescribed to help improve urinary flow in men with enlarged prostates, increases the likelihood of heart failure by blocking specific receptors in heart muscle cells, according to a study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center....... The cell receptors, named alpha 1-adrenergic receptors, increase the contraction of smooth muscles. Drugs such as doxazosin pro...

Modeling shows containment could delay, not prevent, pandemic flu

QUESTION: ... Can efforts to contain dangerous flu outbreaks at their source prevent further spread of the disease? ...... FINDINGS:... New research from scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and the University of Washington in Seattle suggests that containment can buy time to prepare, but containment alone is not enough to stop a flu pandemic from occurring. ... ... Through...

Vaxfectin-formulated measles DNA vaccine elicits long-term protection in nonhuman primates

SEATTLEMay 31, 2007Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq:VICL) today announced that a measles DNA vaccine formulated with the company's Vaxfectin adjuvant elicited protective levels of neutralizing antibodies in juvenile (1 2 year old) nonhuman primates confirmed by complete protection following challenge more than one year after vaccination, and sterilizing immunity as evidenced by no clinical signs of d...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

... ... As such, the receptor known as menthol receptor TRPM8 -- provides a target for studying acute and chronic pain, as can resul...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

... "This treatment immediately stops blood flow in the treated fibroid tissue, which results in a significant, sustained decrease in symptoms for up to 12 months," said...

Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow

SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering will honor 56 new Fellows of the Society this year. Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They ...are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, ...and to SPIE in p...

Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans

STANFORD, Calif. - A new analysis has found that many alcohol ...treatment studies are designed in ways that inadvertently omit women ...and African-Americans from participation. The Stanford University ...School of Medicine researcher who led the effort said the findings ...should remind all scientists that strict study eligibility criteria ...can have unintended, negative consequences. ... In...

Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs

DURHAM, N.C., May 22 -- Skin reactions to a powerful new class of anti-cancer drugs are frequent, but manageable through a simple and rational treatment approach usually without the need to reduce the dose or interrupt treatment with potentially life-prolonging chemotherapy, according to an article in the May issue of "The Oncologist."... The special article presents the first recommendations...

New guideline for treating Lyme disease

... Lyme disease, an infectious disease caused by tick-borne bacteria, affects the nervous sy...

New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C

... "In this study, patients receiving lubiprostone were nearly twice as likely to achieve an overall response from symptoms of IBS-C compared to those receiving placebo," said Douglas A. Drossman,...

New prostate cancer clinical guidelines to be released

Ian M. Thompson, M.D., AUA Prostate Cancer Guideline Panel Chair... Christopher L. Amling, M.D., AUA Public Media Committee ... New guidelines on the treatment of prostate cancer will be released on ...Monday, May 21, 2007 in conjunction with the AUA Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Ian M. Thompson, M.D., chair of the AUA Prostate Cancer Guidelines Panel will discuss the new guidelines...

New treatment offers relief from chronic back pain

... Building on earlier work, a new study led by Dr. David Abejn investigates the use of an alternative treatment known as p...

Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice

... The study, which analyzes data from the National Cancer Institutes Health In...

Why Lincoln fell gravely ill after delivering his Gettysburg Address

... But according to two medical researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, most historians have failed to recognize that when Lincoln delivered it on Nov. 19, 1863, he was in the early stages of a life-threatening illness a serious form of smallpox. Their report appears in the current issue of Journal of Medical Biography, a scholarly quarterly pu...

Testing the taser on human subjects -- preliminary physiological measurements

... Human volunteers from law enforcement agreed to receive a single, 5 second exposure from a Taser X26, a model reported to be used by more than 30% of police agencies in the United States. Cardiovascular and blood parameters were measured b...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

... "In the Course of a Lifetime" (University of California Press) relies on a unique 60-year study of close to 200 mostly Protestant and Catholic men and women born in the 1920s. The participants were interviewed first in adolescence and then again in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s and late 1990s. Drawing on these extensive first-person interviews, the researchers pa...

Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed

... The team, led by Bruce Spiess, M.D., professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the VCU School of Medicine and director of VCURES Shock Research Center, and Victor A. Ferraris, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kent...

Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic

... ... "We showed in a recent paper in the journal Neurology that smoked cannabis can alleviate the chronic pain caused by HIV-related neuropathy, but a concer...

Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'

(May 11, 2007ORLANDO, FL)Using catheter techniques perfected in the arteries of the heart, interventional cardiologists are successfully treating chronic mesenteric ischemia, a condition akin to intestinal angina. According to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL, angioplasty...

Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability

... ... Treatment early on aimed at psychosocial issues could make a big long-term difference for people wit...

Breakdown of myelin implicated in Alzheimer's, UCLA research shows

... Myelination continues sheathing axons until we reach the age of about 50, but in these later stages, the myelin becomes more and more susceptible to damage. Now, in a report in the April issue of the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, Dr. George Ba...

New relief for unexplained chest pain

... The study finds that theophylline, taken either intravenously or orally, appears to reduce esophageal chest pain by...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

... ... ... Trial researchers aim to use a...

New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients

... ... Now, Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD, and Joel Tsevat, MD, both researchers at UCs Institute for the Study of H...
(Date:10/31/2014)... live in Nuristan Province – some 60 years after ... glands are more valuable than gold , Study appears ... , NEW YORK (October 31, 2014) – More ... strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the ... research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... wide part of the electromagnetic spectrum from the infrared ... Sweden. The MAX IV facility presents a range of ... parts in a storage - ring synchrotron system that ... metres. Nevertheless, if these various challenges can be addressed ... source brightness and transverse coherence will be possible. ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... air out of a nagging mystery about the development of ... to why animal species didn,t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen ... end of the Proterozoic period, about 800 million years ago ... most researchers think there also was plenty of oxygen? , ... all. , In a study published Oct. 30 in ...
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