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Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

...t's funny how research comes back in style, and we find new uses for 'old tools.'...

Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ion contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of one of this months articles. For more information or to receive a copy of a Journal article, e-mail media@eatright.org. Lifestyle Interventions Led by Registered Dietitians Reduce Health-Care Costs Adding a life...

Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer

...r example, a cancer-causing agent or a hormone may find its way from the bloodstream to the outer membrane of a cell. After its arrival, it sets off a chain of reactions, or signals, inside the cell. Some of these signals take the form of certain enzymes activating others. Eventually, the news reaches the...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

...ony Shih, and Karen Davis of The Commonwealth Fund find that opinion leaders agree the United States health care system isnt designed to provide high quality health care and changes must be made at the highest levels. A report released by The Commonwealth Fund last week, Congressional Health Care Bills, 2...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

... are certain that going forward the community will find untold uses for our office space in terms of education, advocacy, fundraising and community support, said Moss. ...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

... through several different treatments, however, to find one that is more effective against their particular type of tumor. Thus, an algorithm that could help rapidly sort molecular information about a patients particular tumor and could help match this information to the right drug treatment would be a...

Device helps physically disabled turn on computer

...who lacks fine motor skills for months but couldnt find anything, says Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science. Thus, Drew, his graduate assistant Ron Franklin, who has quadriplegia, and Kenneth McElravy, a manufacturing lab technician at Kent State Trumbull, found a soluti...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...n a U.S. dime. In the comparison, the researchers find details (a facial nerve canal) that are clear in the MiniCAT scan and obscured in the traditional CT. To be able to resolve such important structures may have an important impact on clinical diagnosis and treatment of temporal bone diseases. (Thursd...

Holograms make for better vision tests

...atients look through a series of lenses until they find which one gives each eye the clearest view of a distant target such as an eye chart on a wall. This multi-step process of finding the right lens can be cumbersome and complex. Holography offers many advantages including simplicity, high speed and lo...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...en needed on weekends or evenings Always or often find office visits well-organized and efficiently run ...rable patients, the authors say it is important to find ways to support CHCs and public clinics becoming medical homes. Promoting standards for the med...

UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery

...It took me all day to track down the scientists to find out which SOD it actually was. It was our SOD. It was a very exciting day. When we made the mutant proteins, each one seemed to be totally different, she said. Some of the mutant proteins that cause the disease are identical to the normal protein i...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...goal is to make physicians better, because if they find themselves below the mean for procedural complications, such as with inserting a chest tube, it will provide motivation for them to improve, says Wright. Wright says the scorecards also track which physicians may need more education on a particular...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...out what really troubled them. We were hoping to find that physician disclosure would be a part of patient-centered care, encouraging the patient to open up and offer additional valuable information, said Howard B. Beckman, M.D., a co-author of the article and a clinical professor of medicine and family...

Taking animals out of laboratory research

...e, because vital medical research must continue to find treatments for diseases which lessen the quality of human and animal life. New consumer products, medicines, and industrial and agricultural chemicals must be adequately tested in order to identify potential hazards to human and animal health, and to...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

...ing the response to different emissions levels. We find that decreases in greenhouse gas emissions greatly reduce the impact, but we see negative effects even with reduced emissions. Technological and behavioral changes that are made now will have a big influence on what actually happens in the future." ...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

... enrolled in a general-education nutrition course, find that at least one-third of UNH students are overweight or obese, 8 percent of men had metabolic syndrome, 60 percent of men had high blood pressure, and more than two-thirds of women are not meeting their nutritional needs for iron, calcium or folate...

Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions

...HS clinical pharmacist. While the study did not find that out-of-pocket costs had an impact on the part...pply of higher-dose pills. We should always try to find ways to make medications more affordable for patients, she says....

Colonoscopy up in NYC

...ore people are getting colonoscopies to prevent or find early colon cancer and it is saving lives, said He...ore people are getting colonoscopies to prevent or find early colon cancer and it is saving lives, said Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden. The healt...

Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue

...ents, which is why it is particularly important to find ways to address this problem." During his own bout with cancer fatigue, Roscoe recalled feeling "jet lagged all the time." But rest or sleep does not alleviate cancer fatigue, and it often persists for months. In some studies, patients report more ...

Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care

...cute myocardial infarction. Conversely, we did not find evidence that pay-for-performance had an adverse impact on improvement in processes of care that were not subject to financial incentives. Additional studies of pay-for-performance are needed to determine its optimal role in quality-improvement initi...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... LAWRENCE A study recently published in the journal ... Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous ... second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , ... of Molecular Biosciences and co-leader of the Cancer Biology ... better part of her career trying to understand the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech ... using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials ... contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted ... doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana ... collaborated to create filament extruders that can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate ... materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA ... model much larger and more complex polyelectrolyte systems, and ... lead author of a paper on the work and ... Science and Engineering. "This is a big step forward ...
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