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AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards

...as the creation of a new award program designed to enhance the education and training of early career minority investigators by providing financial awards for participation in AACR conferences. First known as NCI Minority Travel Awards, this program was expanded to further meet the varied needs of minority ...

Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women

...ave recommended consumption to mothers in order to enhance the quality and quantity of milk to infants. The present study, led by Julie Mennella, Ph.D., at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, examined levels of the hormones oxytocin, prolactin and cortisol, as well as the lactat...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...tors to regenerate bone, using new technologies to enhance the healing of ligaments, efforts to produce tissue-engineered cartilage, and the possibility of use stem cells derived from muscle to improve bone healing. These advances could provide better treatments for sports injuries, cleft palate and osteopor...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...uld improve both work and living environments, and enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. companies, researchers say. They can also provide another market for the nation's soybean farmers - the new adhesives use a tremendous amount of soy flour....

New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening

...scanning and improved methods of chest radiographs enhance lung cancer detection, but they were not used in earlier studies. The best current methods can help radiologists detect smaller lung cancers," says Matthew Freedman, MD, MBA, a radiologist and associate professor of oncology at Georgetown University ...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005

...ospital then implemented an educational program to enhance the skills of physicians and the technical staff handling the equipment. The program included a one-day course in bronchoscopic and IP equipment, including half day of lectures and questions-and-answers and a half day of hands-on lab work. Followin...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...applications are in development that would greatly enhance medical imaging. Rounding out the top 10: 5. Drug delivery systems: including nano-capsules, dendrimers (tiny bush-like spheres made of branched polymers), and "buckyballs" (soccerball-shaped structures made of 60 carbon atoms) for slow, sustained ...

Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit

... the authors conclude, "multiple lung CT scans may enhance primary and secondary prevention efforts by potentially providing increased interaction with health care providers, increased cognitions about one's own cancer risk, and reinforcement for smoking abstinence with lung CT scan screening."...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

...o diabetes care. In the next three years, ACP will enhance diabetes information in many of its existing educational formats, such as PIER, the Web-based point-of-care clinical decision support tool; MKSAP, the medical knowledge self-assessment program; and ACPOnline, the College's Web site. ACP will also dev...

NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system

...ams and inventories and to make recommendations to enhance the structure, function and utility of such programs....

Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk

...gy . General physical activity is already known to enhance cardiovascular health and help maintain independence and quality of life in older people, but the results of this study - which establish a statistical association, and not a direct cause and effect, between variety of exercise and reduced dementia r...

Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health

...improve the health of our population but will also enhance the economic standing of our country. It is great...ent budgets over the next two years to support and enhance its capacity to conduct clinical trials. This will provide the infrastructure for a major expansion ...

Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding

...ffort to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among researchers, funding agencies, universities, and the general public with the object of stimulating interdisciplinary research at the most exciting frontiers. Launched in 2003, the initiative is designed to enable researchers from...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...avel Agents and its affiliated organizations is to enhance the professionalism and profitability of members worldwide through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and meeting the needs of the traveling public. The Society is the world's large...

Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor

...human telomerase, he says, and this modulation may enhance the effect of the chemotherapy and radiation treatment on the patients with the SS variant genotype. Bondy says the association between the SS variant genotype and improved outcome held, even when differences in age, sex and the extent of surgery, ch...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

...ly, the report outlines several promising steps to enhance and sustain the health work force worldwide....

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...he disease, drugs have been introduced that aim to enhance nerve activity in the brain. One option is to target the part of central nervous system activity driven by the neurotransmitter L-glutamate. This amino acid plays a key role in normal brain function, especially the formation and reinforcement of memo...

Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa

...cription is a simple but important intervention to enhance adherence." In an accompanying comment Peter Gottfried Kremsner (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Tubingen, Germany) states: "Together these two papers convincingly show that the effectiveness of arthemether-lumefantrine is excellent in the artificial...

Who needs health care the well or the sick?

...ing medicines to treat or prevent ill health or to enhance wellbeing. How can this level of medicine taking be appropriate in a population which, by all objective measures, is healthier than ever before? asks Dr Iona Heath. In a study of people living in Bihar (the poorest state in India) and the United Stat...

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

... virus where antibodies can bind and inadvertently enhance infection instead of fighting it. "We don't really understand on a molecular level what's happening in these cases, which are called enhancing antibodies," Diamond explains. "Epitope mapping may help us better understand this potentially dangerous i...

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