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

... try to understand their properties and learn what makes them toxic. Some of the mutant proteins are very different from the normal protein, but others are virtually identical to the normal protein yet they all cause the disease, said Valentine, a member of UCLAs Molecular Biology Institute. That was th...

Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care

...atiat University, Christ and Jewish hospitalswhich makes it difficult to standardize care, he says. A centralized committee like the CPQE, which focuses on quality care in the emergency department is critical to developing easily accessible, standardized guidelines and protocols, allowing us to provide ...

Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care

... be less likely to perform self-care. Poor vision makes it hard to measure the correct amount of insulin. Those with multiple disorders may have to contend with additional dietary restrictions and medications. Poverty, a patient's literacy and health insurance can further complicate the situation." T...

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

... region. Much like increased resolution in a photo makes a clearer picture and allows one to zoom in withou...erranean than in other regions of the world, which makes the Mediterranean a climate change 'hotspot,'" Giorgi said. "The Mediterranean also is a very vulner...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

...r children to learn, and that the Sleep Slide-Rule makes physical the inter-relationship between bedtime, sleep need and wake-up time. "Children are great advocates for healthy living. If they are taught the importance of sleep, and the parents are included as well, they will make the changes for thems...

Avian influenza on people's minds

... In addition, while a variety of clinical symptoms makes it relatively easy to identify domestic poultry infected with avian influenza, few Americans believe that live chickens infected with avian influenza are easily distinguishable from healthy birds. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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

...rdless of which health plan an individual chooses, makes it easier to try programs such as pill splitting. The same is true for large systems such as the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, which requires that nearly all veterans taking statins split their pills but does not charge co-pays for any med...

Poker match pits an vs. machine in world first match

... and you don't know what cards will be dealt. This makes poker a much harder challenge for computer scientists from an artificial intelligence perspective," Schaeffer said. The competition will feature four Texas Hold 'Em matches between Polaris and the two poker playing professionals. In each match Laa...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

... very narrow range of wavelengths, or colors. This makes it easier to pick out their signal against background noise. Furthermore, they produce light in a part of the spectrum the near infrared where skin and other tissue is transparent that allows the nanotube light to stand out. Nanotubes are made ...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...s susceptible to fractures. Dr. Kalkwarf said this makes it necessary to develop appropriate ethnic-specific standards for evaluating optimal bone density in African American children. Study participants were recruited between July 2002 and November 2003 at five centers in the United States: Cincinnati ...

Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'

... explained. "When you step back, the whole thing makes sense," he said. "During fasting, the liver hormone communicates with adipose tissue to send fat to the liver. It turns on the metabolism of fat into ketone bodiesand at the same time, it sensitizes the animals to going into torpor to conserve energy...

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

...t of tumors that are HER2 +, that is, their cancer makes too much of the surface protein HER2, which tends to make the cancer grow faster and recur more often than tumors that are not HER2 +. Four years of follow-up data have concluded that 85.9 percent of 1,989 women treated with trastuzumab are cancer ...

Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's

...ocytes. When the brain is functioning normally, it makes connections through the release of tiny amounts of chemical across the synapses. Once the chemical has been transmitted, it is mopped up by the astrocytes. The Leeds team which also includes Dr John Boyle in the Faculty of Medicine and Health and...

U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term

...single treatment, completed within one week, which makes it an extremely convenient regimen for patients," Kaminski says. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the nation's sixth leading cause of cancer death, is a cancer of the lymph system, which is part of the immune system. Follicular lymphoma is the second most c...

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines

...we found that the process by which they regenerate makes them strong and hungry -- in a sense, they come back with a vengeance." Cancer vaccines are drugs that enlist the help of the body's immune system to fight cancer cells. "Since the introduction of a vaccine serves to boost immune function, these hu...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...hnicity. The relatively small number of patients makes the results of the study far from conclusive: Gandara calls the study hypothesis-generating. Next, he and other SWOG scientists are seeking funding to learn what genes may explain why Japanese and U.S. patients respond differently to EGFR inhibitors ...

How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages

... one another to form multiple, looping networks -- makes studying how deep brain stimulation works a challenge, Grill said. Grill's team created a mathematical model of a normally functioning brain cell. The researchers then gave the model neuron the pathological pattern of activity seen in people with t...

New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment

...treatment. TAME values are presented in a way that makes it easier to directly compare overall safety among treatment options. Patients have a growing number or choices in cancer treatment, and many want to be able to choose based on relative safety and quality of life, as well as effectiveness. TAME is a ...

Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart

...nd direction, called ocean-wave spectra, which ESA makes available to scientists and weather centres. As part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), a joint initiative of the European Commission and ESA, the space agency has undertaken the development of Sentinel-1, a European pol...

Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery

...(ACT). Previous studies have found that aprotinin makes the ACT rise erroneously if celite-ACTs are used. If you are using celite-ACTs to guide heparin dosing in a patient treated with aprotinin, you will think you gave enough heparin when in fact you didn't." This interaction may explain some of the in...

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