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Woodruff Foundation gives major boost to Emory University's strategic plan
...ing $261.5 million to Emory University to help the institution
construct a model patient-centered health care sys... of $105 million, the first nine-figure gift to an institution
of higher education, galvanizing Emory's advance into the front rank of American research universiti...
Controlling antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals
...on of administration of an empiric antibiotic, the institution
had lower antibiotic resistance rates. Having a restricted hospital formulary that limited the antibiotics available in the hospital was associated with a higher prevalence of antibiotic resistance, while simply limiting broad spectrum drugs helped...
First-ever CANADA-HOPE Scholarships awarded
...esearch projects will be transferred to their home institution
when they return to India for the remaining two years of the program. "Canada's new government is committed to forging new ways to develop international collaborative efforts between researchers," said Minister Clement. "The CANADA-HOPE Scholars...
Estate of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene donates funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
...eadth of scientific and clinical resources, is the institution
best-positioned to carry out his wishes."The Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center will focus support on two complementary programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering that together span the range of translational research. The Cancer Biology and Genetics Pr...
The Starr Foundation launches multi-institutional cancer consortium
...n needs, public policy, and the environment. Each institution
taking part in the Starr Cancer Consortium enjoys ...Laboratory is a renowned research and educational institution
with a rich tradition of studying cancer in animals through the use of cancer viruses and geneticall...
Top NIH prize goes to three pioneering Stanford scientists
...tanford has more awardees this year than any other institution
- and the most total since the award was established in 2004. Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed the news. "I am pleased that since the program started two years ago, Stanford faculty have been selected for seven of the 34 Pi...
Penn researchers to get 7 Tesla whole-body MRI system
...." Penn has a rich history of being a pioneering institution
in the field of radiology, specifically in MR technology development and translational research for biomedical applications. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was the first hospital in the nation to get and use an MRI back in 1984. ...
M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
...derson's Place... of wellness, a center within the institution
that focuses on helping patients and caregivers deal with the non-medical issues of living with cancer, and is the first complementary therapy facility to be built on the campus of a comprehensive cancer center. Perez, who first became involved wit...
New objective criteria improve PET scan reliability in detecting breast cancer metastasis
... was 2.3, that number is expected to vary from one institution
to another because of technical and calibration factors. Therefore, each PET center is advised to develop it own reference values. "FDG-PET is not a perfect test, but by quantifying the cancer-cell activity in the axillary lymph nodes, it can becom...
World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers
...pared for future disasters in many ways, including institution
of plans to protect emergency responders from unnecessary occupational exposure to irritant dusts." ...
Discovery in 'Bubble Boy' disease gene therapy
...apy used to treat children with this disease at an institution
in Europe caused some of them to develop leukemia. The disease, called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (XSCID), is caused by a mutation in a gene called gamma C that prevents the immune system from forming B and T lymphocytes. B lymphocytes...
Anemic children with cancer benefit from erythropoietin
...ficant because a smaller clinical trial at another institution
included three subcutaneous injections per week of EPO, while children in the current study received EPO only once a week intravenously. "Our use of intravenous administration of EPO instead of subcutaneous injections reduced the suffering of childre...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2006 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research
...der the program, each grant recipient's sponsoring institution
receives an award of as much as $1 million to supp...ach applicant was nominated by his or her academic institution
and then evaluated individually by the Foundation's Medical Research staff and a scientific advisory...
Reports characterize fungal eye infections among soft contact lens wearers
...ly have not been caused by fungi. At the authors' institution
in south Florida, only three cases of fungal kerat...cal impression that earlier correct diagnosis with institution
of proper specific antifungal therapy resulted in a speedier resolution of the keratitis," the autho...
Georgetown research leads to first cancer vaccine
... one of the strongest HPV research programs of any institution
in the country ... you couldn't have asked for a more capable team of people," Jenson said. "We were the right group of people, at the right time, with the right stars shining in our direction." Ghim remembers that once the three researchers began wo...
Length of deprivation in infants affects intellectual development for years
...7- years." The "catch-up" after removal from the institution
would be completed in a short period following adoption. Instead, said Dr. Beckett, "This study shows that the period for catch-up is more extensive than previously thought." Deprivation beyond six months would not have any additional effect. "Our ...
Lilly Foundation gift to Indiana University Cancer Center
...enter's future as a premiere clinical and research institution
has received a boost with a $7.5 million gift from... one-time donation from the Lilly Foundation to an institution
or cause. The funds will be used to recruit nationally recognized cancer scientists to strengthen th...
Study examines impact of optional regulations on heart attack treatment
... Rosenthal said that maintaining higher volume per institution
may be particularly important for bypass surgery, which is being used less frequently overall in the United States because more patients are being treated with angioplasty....
CT and ultrasound equally valuable in diagnosing pelvic pain in women
..."Our findings show that patients presenting to our institution
are probably not being over-imaged with our current imaging referral protocols. Our positivity rate could be used as a comparison standard for other institutions to determine if they are overusing imaging. In addition, one might conclude from our s...
Prenatal cocaine exposure not linked to bad behavior in kids
...ton Medical Center, also noted that UF is the only institution
studying rural mothers, important because urban mothers face different obstacles, such as violence, which could potentially affect childhood behavior and rates of maternal depression "The very high rates of clinically important depression in all the ...
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