Tag: "markers" at medical news
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...MRS), that allows the visualization of biochemical markers
that are linked with damage and recovery to the neurons in the brain. The researchers measured biomarkers in the anterior cingulum cortex, a region of the brain associated with selective attention. Levels of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), which is present...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...ALIMTA began collecting patient vitamin deficiency markers
and using operations research methods to identify severe toxicities, allowing researchers to quantify the relative risks. As a result, the safety of ALIMTA was profoundly improved. In 2004, ALIMTA was approved both in the U.S. and the European Commu...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...eart patients, but can also improve physiological markers
of cardiovascular health, according to the results...eated four months later. One of the physiological markers
studied was the endothelium, which forms the inner lining of the blood vessels and controls how the ...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...ression and emotional distress, as well as improve markers
of cardiovascular risk in patients with heart dise...edical care on psychosocial functioning and select markers
of cardiovascular risk. The randomized controlled trial included 134 patients (92 male and 42 femal...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...ntional tests) and compared the results to protein markers
obtained from the tears of 57 subjects who did not have the syndrome. Using a new analytical technique called surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS), the researchers identified about 10 protein bi...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...tless legs syndrome in each family was linked with markers
on the same location on chromosome 12q that had previously been associated with restless legs syndrome. Two-hundred-seventy-six individuals were included in the study, including 146 affected individuals, 39 possibly affected individuals and 91 unaff...
Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors
...ed as related to risk of incorrect dosing are also markers
of higher risk of death, thereby limiting inference about the cause and effect relationship of incorrect dosing and adverse outcomes. It has been assumed that the adverse outcomes are caused by incorrect dosing. However, it is also possible that the ...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...lity of different body measurements and biological markers
to predict insulin sensitivity. Their study involved 2,746 healthy male and female volunteers aged between 18-72 years with body mass indexes from 18-60 kg/m2 and waist circumferences from 65-150 cm. Height, weight, waist and hip circumference were m...
Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor
...has been evaluated as one of the most common tumor markers
in most primary tumors, says the study's first author, Luo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology. The mechanism why the SS variant genotype of hTERT showed better survival remains unknown. But some forms of hTERT m...
Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care
...propriately and how to accept referrals sets clear markers
enabling the team working practices for which we strive. 'Communication difficulties cannot be allowed to compromise patient care. Telephone referrals can be the source for misunderstanding and difficulties which may lead exactly to such compromise....
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...a that will image bioluminescence and fluorescence markers
for dual modality small-animal imaging, which will make it easier to correlate the information provided by the different imaging modes....
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
...ts as young as six months against 16 specific risk markers
for autism, including such behaviors such as not s... "The predictive power of these markers
is remarkable", says Dr. Zwaigenbaum. "We are finding that within this high-risk group of siblings,...
New prognostic markers help identify risk of relapse
... completed clinical study has found new prognostic markers
that may help clinicians identify those children w...nce over time, so there is a real need to find new markers
that can be used to identify high-risk patients," said A/Prof Glenn Marshall, Director of the CCC&BD...
Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification
...rosis. "Other studies have found that inflammatory markers
might be prevalent in people who feel socially rejected," she said....
Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?
...measured blood concentrations of four inflammatory markers
including interleukin-6 (IL-6). The researchers as...the effect of social relationships on inflammatory markers
in women. Also, researchers found no association between social involvement and three other markers...
HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control
...ted whether there were any effects on the two main markers
of HIV disease progression, which are CD4 cell count and viral load. The researchers did not find an association between hormonal contraceptive use and changes in CD4+ cell count or time to viral load suppression after initiation of HAART. There was ...
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
...mber 11 World Trade Center collapse have passed on markers
of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to their unborn babies through transgenerational transmission. The findings strengthen the evidence for in utero or early life risk factors for the later development of adult mental or physical disorders. The ...
Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer
... involved and the proteins they produce may become markers
that physicians can use to determine disease progression and patient prognosis. They also may become targets for new therapies. The switch affects proteins called laminins, which are components of the "basement membrane" of blood vessels, a thin mesh...
Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more
...ion: Identification of both potential biological markers
in the blood (biomarkers) and behaviors that will ...D. Institute. "And, ultimately, finding biological markers
in infants may also yield the fastest route to a cure." Reports on scientific advances in early dete...
Research suggests molecular approaches to brain tumor treatment
...focused on the search for novel specific molecular markers
or targets in brain tumors. EphA2, a cell membrane-anchored protein-receptor, was shown to be uniformly overexpressed in malignant brain tumors, but not in normal brain tissue. "EphA2 represents a novel target for the development of molecular therape...
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