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Katie Lee Joel joins Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods program

...ember 1, 2006) -- Katie Lee Joel, the first season host of Bravo's hit, "Top Chef" and Shire Pharmaceuticals today announced Katie's participation in the company's Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods program, including her contribution of six recipes for the 2006 edition of the Kidney Friendly Comfort Foods: A ...

Case and Cleveland Clinic researchers identify molecule in age-related macular degeneration

...dation of lipids in the body that contributes to a host of diseases including glaucoma, keratitis and other eye diseases as well as Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, autism and end-stage renal disease. He discovered many chemical transformations that occur as a result of lipid oxidation, and generated...

Funding to tackle hospital superbugs

...lead to the development of other drugs that modify host responses with the view to resolving infection and reducing inflammation in diseases such as arthritis....

Tulane researcher reports on origin of deadly fever outbreak

...ver may have been spread directly to humans by the host animals. Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a severe filovirus-caused disease related to Ebola, was first identified in European research facilities in 1967 after outbreaks traced to infected monkeys imported from Uganda. Only a few sporadic cases were repor...

Child Survival Symposium: Urgent action needed to reduce child mortality worldwide by 2015

... Lancet, UNICEF, and the Norwegian Government will host a key meeting in New York on September 18th to assess the progress being made to reduce child deaths by two-thirds by 2015--the fourth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 4). Heads of State and health experts will convene to map out the global action st...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...s together scientists, engineers, physicians and a host of local business leaders from academia and upstate New York industry. The concept has seen strong support from individuals such as Terry Gronwall, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the High Tech Rochester Incubator, who took the lead in assessing Phys...

Can Immunology Help Win the War on Cancer?

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Dana Foundation will host a panel discussion titled, "Can Immunology Help Win the War on Cancer?" on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 from 6:00 7:15 p.m. The event will feature Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., cancer surgeon, professor, and medical advocate, author of the Howard Un...

Use of antibiotic to treat infectious eye disease trachoma may increase risk for reinfection

...errupt the duration of infection, interfering with host immune responses and, thereby, increase the number of individuals who are susceptible to C trachomatis re-infection. The strategy of targeting only active trachoma for treatment is likely to be ineffective for long-term trachoma control and may adve...

Telebriefing on NCI's Network of Clinical Proteomic Technology Assessment for Cancer Teams

...), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a telebriefing to announce five Clinical Proteomic Technology Assessment for Cancer (CPTAC) teams. A major component of its $104 million, five-year Clinical Proteomic Technologies Initiative, the CPTAC awards total $35.5 million over five years. The...

Mouse study reveals new clues about virulence of 1918 influenza virus

...search gives a detailed picture of the overzealous host reaction to infection by a fully reconstructed 191...lly reconstructed virus. A fuller picture of the host immune response to the 1918 flu virus could also be valuable to scientists working to develop therap...

Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'

...ength of DNA which caps the tips of chromosomes. A host of factors make them shorten over time, including insufficient repair of the damage caused by oxygen free radicals (oxidative stress). Oxygen free radicals are the unstable molecules produced as a by-product of normal bodily processes, as well as e...

Short episodes of manic symptoms may indicate bipolar disorder in some youth

..., family history and socio-economic status using a host of well-accepted clinical evaluation tools. Data were evaluated to determine differences among the subtypes of bipolar disorder in intensity of symptoms, functional impairment, comorbid diagnoses, family history and manic symptoms. A diagnosis of B...

Blood cells linked to heart attacks, other inflammatory diseases

...od clotting and inflammation also are related to a host of human diseases. The Utah and South Carolina researchers discovered that the blood platelet signals the monocyte two times, triggering production of Cox-2, an enzyme that helps regulate inflammation. But when blood platelets and monocytes get the...

High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults

...use, France. "The study's findings may be due to a host of factors including the thickening and hardening of cerebral vessels because of obesity or possibly the development of insulin resistance." While the study found no association between changes in BMI between 1996 and 2001 and cognitive performance,...

Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite ready for launch

...f unprecedented accuracy and resolution on a whole host of different variables such as atmospheric temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction over the ocean, ozone and other trace gases, thus making a major contribution to global weather forecasting and climate monitoring capabilities. The payload...

Global warming and your health

...the high winds. All that flooding brings with it a host of direct and indirect health problems. "As we saw from New Orleans, we're not good at evacuating people during storms." What's worse, she said, you can't evacuate critical infrastructure. "Our biggest medical centers have been built in our larger ...

Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities

...the elderly. And along with their rise have come a host of health and care issues that need to be addressed by the federal government, according to an article in the Elder Law Journal published by the Illinois College of Law. By law, ALFs are not considered medical or mental health facilities and are vie...

AIUM to host Annual Convention

...an Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will host its 2007 Annual Convention and Preconvention Program over St Patrick's Day weekend at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, New York, Thursday through Sunday, March 1518, 2007. During the 4-day meeting, attendees will have the opportunity t...

Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly

...anced age a history of dementia (contributes to a host of conditions related to the inability to properly care for oneself) coronary artery disease (arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are hardened and narrowed) peripheral vascular disease (similar to coronary artery disease but involving bl...

ResearchChannel reveals the research environment of the future

ResearchChannel will host a two-way, low-latency videoconference using uncompressed high-definition video that features oceanographer Deborah Kelley. Last fall, ResearchChannel filmed Kelley and co-chief scientist John Delaney as they led an expedition to the seafloor to stud...

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