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Intake of dietary copper helps Alzheimer's patients

...he 12-month long double-blind phase, there will be extensive laboratory, clinical and neuropsychological tests. After the double-blind phase, we offer an open-label phase for all patients. At present, 15 patients have finished the double-blind phase. The copper medication is well tolerated. Alzheimer is chara...

Independent panel to evaluate a chemical used in some plastics for hazards to human health

...gher levels than the general population due to the extensive medical procedures they undergo. Since the review of DEHP by a CERHR expert panel in 2000, approximately 150 new papers relevant to this evaluation have been published. Therefore there is a need to conduct an updated evaluation of the potential toxic...

Use of kidney paired donation for incompatible donors could expand donor pool

...y sensitized blood type O candidates would require extensive laboratory testing." "However, there are several important cautions. While transplant physicians see the tremendous benefit that organ recipients derive from a successful transplant, organ transplantation raises numerous ethical issues involving prot...

Federal grant to expand MCG pipeline programs for minorities

...rea Health Education Centers Network will open its extensive health care provider network throughout rural Georgia so honor corps students can shadow a provider. The partners are helping make the new programs possible and unique, Ms. Sykes-Brown said. "We are looking forward to this statewide collaborative eff...

NCI grants $12.1 million for USC center to study obesity and cancer

... development component. Bernstein is known for her extensive studies examining links between hormone exposure, obesity and physical activity and cancer risk. "We know that being overweight or obese raises risk for several types of cancer-including breast, kidney, colon, esophageal and endometrial cancers-and t...

UGA receives $3.5 million CDC grant to create center in health marketing and health communication

...c Health and ORC Macro, a private sector firm with extensive experience in health communications and marketing. In addition to conducting specific research studies, the center will focus on four core activities: research, communication and marketing, public health workforce development and administration. Gr...

ASH and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partner to launch new award program

...matologists or not, will benefit from the rich and extensive cross-specialty networking opportunities made available through this program." The ASH-AMFDP is the second component of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative, which also includes the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP). Established ...

Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent outperforms paclitaxel eluting stent in seven study meta-analysis

...d extended patient follow-up data and initiated an extensive review of publications and information on these trials, many of which have been published in major medical journals. The meta-analysis of the seven head-to-head drug-eluting stent trials TAXI, SIRTAX, ISAR DESIRE, ISAR DIABETES, REALITY, CORPAL and ...

Keck School of Medicine pediatric endocrinologist elected to Institute of Medicine

...art of the Keck Diabetes Prevention Initiative, an extensive effort spearheaded by USC and Childrens Hospital to identify and address the interrelated factors that lead to obesity and diabetes in east and south Los Angeles. Kaufman is not only a physician focusing on the needs of children and teens with diabe...

Anemia associated with higher risk of death in the elderly

...ose in the highest hemoglobin quintile, even after extensive adjustment for other factors. "In conclusion, a lower hemoglobin concentration was independently associated with mortality in this elderly cohort," the authors write. "The bottom hemoglobin quintile defined a larger group at risk than anemia status b...

Chemotherapy errors rare, but have potential for serious consequences

...designated comprehensive cancer center), have made extensive changes to prevent such errors, such as computerization of the medication ordering system. Led by Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H. and Sylvia B. Bartel, R.Ph., M.H.P., researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ...

Can bench pressing reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast-cancer survivors?

...hich leads to swelling that can range from mild to extensive (bordering on elephantitis) and quite disfiguring. "Statistically, this is a public health problem," says Schmitz. "It affects up to one-half of the nearly two million breast-cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today which means that there may be as...

UCLA/VA research analysis in journal Nature explains wide variations in animal sleep habits

An extensive research analysis by a neuroscientist at UCLA's Semel Institute and the Veterans Affairs' Neurobiology Research Laboratory concludes that environment and diet largely determine sleep needs. Appearing in the Oct. 27 edition of the peer-reviewed journa...

Clinical trials with immunotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer

...s tumor cells. Their impressive results along with extensive pharmacological and toxicology studies they conducted were sufficient evidence to convince the FDA, NIH and Mount Sinai's Institutional Review Board that the promise of this research is ready to be tested in humans. The first phase of clinical trial...

Web Forum launched for schizophrenia researchers

...to 2000. Among research tools, the site offers an extensive annotated index of relevant web sites with information, downloadable software, databases, and other web-based technologies for scientists. Future plans include a searchable database called SchizophreniaGene. Registered researchers are listed in a me...

New screen-and-treat methods for cervical cancer significantly reduce cancer precursor lesions

...to examine Pap smears; nor are they set up for the extensive evaluation used for women with abnormal cytological results, which typically involves a colposcopy, where a doctor uses a specially designed microscope to look at the surface of the cervix. The study, intended to combat these financial and systemat...

Causes of primary biliary cirrhosis

...ographical location. All participants completed an extensive telephone questionnaire covering demographics, lifestyle, personal and familial medical history, and reproductive and occupational history. Researchers then analyzed and compared the data. After multivariable statistical analyses, they found a number...

Clinical trials stopped early for benefit warrant skepticism from physicians

...of JAMA, Montori and colleagues provide a valuable extensive and critical systemic review of clinical trials that were stopped early for benefit." "The skeptic should ask first whether correct and appropriate structures were in place for analyzing and reviewing, and making decisions based on, the trial's accum...

UCSF surgeon develops new spinal surgery technique

...s noted, and as a result, patients presenting with extensive intradural tumors are often left without hope. "We are treating patients with this technique who were told by physicians that nothing more could be done," said Ames. "The next step is to train other surgeons in the technique so it is accessible t...

Meditation associated with increased grey matter in the brain

... the study included only 20 participants, all with extensive training in Buddhist Insight meditation, the results are significant, said Jeremy Gray, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and co-author of the study led by Sara Lazar, assistant in psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. "What is most ...

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(Date:7/30/2014)... Red Queen in Lewis Carroll,s Through the Looking ... National University of Singapore improved a 35-year-old ecology ... decades to millions of years. , The new ... incorporates the "Red Queen Effect," an evolutionary hypothesis ... which suggests that organisms must constantly increase their ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... until they hatched 4.5 years later, according to a ... PLOS ONE by Bruce Robison from Monterey ... have a single reproductive period during their life, where ... eggs until they hatch. Shallow-water octopuses typically care for ... is known about the brooding of deep-sea species. Using ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (ACS) announced today that David L. Kaplan, Ph.D., will ... & Engineering as editor-in-chief. With the first issue ... will feature high-quality research in the rapidly burgeoning field ... materials that interact with living or biological systems. , ... tremendous growth in the field of biomaterials over the ...
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