Tag: "laboratory" at medical news
Rush researchers participate in worldwide AIDS initiative led by Imperial College London
...In remote villages where there are likely to be no laboratory
facilities, health care workers need a simple point-of-care test they can perform with little training," said Landay. "The goal is an inexpensive test that can use blood from a simple finger prick and requires no sample processing or microscopy." L...
Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men
...l and free testosterone. In addition to overnight laboratory
polysomnography, wrist activity monitoring for six-to-nine days were used to determine the amount of nighttime sleep of the participants in everyday life settings. The main outcome levels were total sleep time and morning testosterone levels. Anal...
AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists
...National Cancer Institute, conducting clinical and laboratory
research on leukemia and other childhood cancers. Subsequently, she served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, until her own life was claimed by cancer in 1994. There are 10 AACR-WICR Brigid G. Leventhal Scholars in 2...
University of Leicester research reveals rice bran could reduce risk of intestinal cancer
...has not been tested on humans, but research in the laboratory
has produced promising results. The research has...h Journal of Cancer. The results of a controlled laboratory
study in a preclinical model of gastrointestinal adenoma demonstrated that consumption of a high dai...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
...ed the oral BNP by inducing high blood pressure in laboratory
animals, and then giving them the experimental dru...d defined its heart-kidney action by testing it in laboratory
animals. Results showed that Mayos chimeric peptide had the desirable attributes of increasing salt ...
Tequila raw ingredient being developed into drug-carrier that targets colon diseases
...fruit used to make tequila, shows promise in early laboratory
studies as a natural, more effective way to delive...rofen as a model of drug delivery to the colon. In laboratory
tests, the ibuprofen-filled microspheres were exposed to hydrochloric acid for an hour and appeared ...
Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer
...n screening for breast cancer. Scientists in the laboratory
of Dr. John Frangioni, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and radiology at Harvard Medical School, have developed a contrast agent that selectively targets and highlights malignant micro-calcifications in the breast, while ignoring similar ...
Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue
DURHAM, N.C. -- In its first laboratory
tests on human tissue, a light-based probe built by researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering almost instantly detected the earliest signs of cancer in cells that line internal organs. If the preliminary success of the "optical b...
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...d Feldman, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory
for Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL. "A large number of patients have had a good enough result that theyve been able to delay or completely avoid surgery." Mounted on the end of a catheter, the MitraClip is threaded through the femor...
Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis
...afety was assessed by vital signs, adverse events, laboratory
tests and electrocardiograms. The frequency of adverse events was similar between the two groups and included muscle pain and gastrointestinal disorders. "The drug was well tolerated during the two-year period and showed a similar safety profile to...
Scientists progress in successful tissue engineering
...e cartilage were isolated and purified by standard laboratory
procedures. They were then applied to small polyme... advances toward therapeutic tissue engineering by laboratory
Simmer to receive research in Biological Mineralization Award
...gnation of amelogenesis imperfecta. Dr. Simmer's laboratory
was the first to report a disease-causing mutation in human MMP20. Two of his papers have won the IADR/AADR William J. Gies award (in 2000 and 2004). Dr. Simmer is an author on six of the 36 most-cited papers in the history of the Journal of Dental R...
NSW Premier announces $15M for children's cancer research
...leukaemia. "This method of taking discovery at the laboratory
bench to the bedside in a rapid manner is animportant principle for us as we know that the cure rates and care improvements we have seenover the last three decades have come about from this approach", Professor Michelle Haber AM,said. The Institute's...
USC professor at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles receives $2.5M for stem cell research
...cell biology and ethics that will include mentored laboratory
research, an annual retreat and courses jointly administered and co-taught by faculty of the Keck School, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and Caltech. Meanwhile, planning is under way for the new Broad Institute building on USC's Health Sciences Camp...
Sheffield scientists light up bacteria
...wabs as well as the use of specialist bacteriology laboratory
facilities. By combining polymers, which change shape when they encounter bacteria, and developing a light signal through fluorescence non radiative energy transfer (NRET), the researchers will be able to detect early stage bacterial contamination. ...
NIH names Clinical Trial Units for the Microbicide Trials Network
..., MTN's core operations are supported by a central laboratory
at the University of Pittsburgh, a statistical and data management center housed within the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Family Health International, a global organization wi...
Sleep apnea common, but undiagnosed, among pacemaker patients
...4) who were undiagnosed with sleep apnea underwent laboratory
monitoring of their sleep. Twenty-nine patients had received pacemakers to treat heart failure, which means that the heart cannot efficiently pump blood. Thirty-three patients had a high degree atrioventricular block or AV block, which is a blocked...
Study finds antibiotic resistance in poultry even when antibiotics were not used
...ic-free farms and even those raised under pristine laboratory
conditions have high levels of bacteria that are r... They found that even birds raised in the pristine laboratory
conditions had levels of antibiotic resistance levels comparable to what was seen on farms that used...
Obesity and environmental chemicals -- New research probes potential link
...ys graduate students, the faculty trio will expose laboratory
rats to PBDEs through pregnancy and lactation, stages Carey describes as critical windows for exposure. At the molecular level, Small will examine what PBDEs are doing to stem cell populations within the adipose tissue and the effects of PBDEs on gen...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007
... be used as substitutes for commercial reagents in laboratory
work. The evaluation of locally available vegeta...ientists in Taiwan are reporting new evidence from laboratory
experiments that capsaicin the natural compound that gives red pepper that spicy hot kick can redu...
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