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Binghamton University researchers ready nanotechnology innovations for market

...ce, smaller is definitely better, but smaller also means more unstable-difficult to make as well as difficult to use." NanoMas has struck a balance between small and stable. The researchers have also figured out how to control manufacturing costs so they can price their products attractively. "We invente...

'Inverse planning' system improves brachytherapy treatment for prostate and other cancers

...o design an optimal plan. Having a system so fast means physicians can dynamically adjust and re-optimize the treatment plans as they insert needles. This was impossible to do before." The new software should help clinics provide more consistent cancer treatment that does not depend solely on the skill...

'Mindless Eating' is a nourishing read

...nce, too. A large bag of corn chips in front of us means we will consume more; so why don't we try smaller bags" We may not eat much of the fried chicken in an ordinary restaurant, he suggests, but make it a place with reservations, a tablecloth, background music and a menu title like "Grandma's Special Re...

Baylor Research Institute receives $6.2 million grant to establish Center for Lupus Research

...of Health. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that a person's immune system attacks their own body. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million American's have a form of lupus and while lupus can strike men and women of all ages, 90 percent of lupus patients are wome...

Mayo Clinic ranked first in 2006 National Health Care Quality and Accountability

...ther care providers whose concern for our patients means they work hard to ensure that every patient receives the best care we can provide every day." The five top performers emerged following the rigorous application of a methodology that considered safety, mortality, effectiveness, and equity. The dat...

New study shows Actonel almost halves the risk of hip fractures compared to alendronate

...Claude Bernard, Lyon. "Earlier fracture protection means that fewer patients will suffer the devastating consequences of an osteoporotic fracture, helping to both preserve patients' quality of life and to reduce the economic burden of healthcare.' The REAL (RisedronatE, ALendronate) retrospective cohort ...

Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval

...tin was approved by the FDA yesterday, a move that means more treatment options for the 25 percent of breast cancer patients with early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancer. Dr. Edward Romond, a cancer specialist and researcher at UK HealthCare's Markey Cancer Center, was instrumental in researching and ana...

Fresh use of targeted therapy advances treatment of early HER2-positive breast cancer

...nced in finding the HER2 gene. That false positive means a significant number of patients could have been given therapies that could not possibly help them, while excluding them from treatments that could. Discuss the results of this test with your physician. Tumors that are and are not HER2-positive ...

Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety

...eflected and transmitted waves are recorded. This means that three quantities -- sound reflectivity, speed...S WITH SOUND Sound waves may provide a noninvasive means to restore blood flow in patients with coronary artery disease. Hiroaki Shimokawa of the Graduate S...

Leading healthcare authorities to address safety and effectiveness

... College of Physicians. Using EHRs as a core means for improving the safety and effectiveness of care has been a hot topic in recent years across government, policy, industry and clinical stakeholders. Given the tens of billions of dollars necessary to install such systems in physician practices nati...

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

...art specialists have developed a fast and accurate means of tracking blood that has been slowed down by narrowing of the coronary arteries. Researchers say it took them less than half the time of exercise stress tests and echocardiograms currently used to find early warning of vessels more likely to beco...

Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly

...ts. "We didn't find any new risk factors, which means there's good data to support that these factors truly are predictive," Rich says. "We've pinpointed the seven that are the most predictive and shown that the number of risk factors can give a reasonable estimate of the probability of living for six, ...

Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit

...malities that had never before been detected. This means that a significant number of patients' heart problems had not been adequately described because the prevailing methods tested only for pumping problems -- not for filling problems. The researchers conclude that this finding suggests filling problems ...

Mental health problems threaten the knowledge economy

...n with customers and colleagues that this requires means that workers need to regulate their emotions and feelings. Research shows that this is difficult for many workers, and it is leading to greater levels of stress and mental health problems. Mental health is also a major problem in economic terms. In...

Giving hope back to disabled veterans

For most people, Veterans' Day means a day off from work or school. But for more than 26 million veterans--two million who have disabilities--November 11 is a day for reflection and often for those with disabilities, a day of concern about what the future holds. Kent State University, ...

Doctors working overseas face having licenses removed

...e appraisal, warns a GP in this week's BMJ. This means that they cannot work as soon as they return to the UK. Overseas working gives doctors valuable experience that benefits the NHS when they return, writes Alex Duncan, a GP from West Sussex, currently working in Afganistan. But the need for appraisa...

T-ray breakthrough could make detecting disease far easier

...the rays, which is achieved using the conventional means of lenses and mirrors to focus the radiation. This limits the spot size of focused T-rays to a substantial fraction of a millimetre and this has made studies of small objects such as biological cells with high resolution are virtually impossible. ...

Light-sensitive photoswitches could restore sight to those with macular degeneration

...h shape-changing molecules to proteins, developing means to shuttle these photoswitches into cells, building artificial genes that can be inserted into a cell's DNA to express the photoswitches in the correct cell, and searching for ways to get light into areas of the body not possible to illuminate direct...

Heavy, chronic drinking can cause significant hippocampal tissue loss

...of people who did not drink alcohol heavily. This means that alcohol appears to injure the hippocampus by itself. That is, it may harm the hippocampus in a way that other things do not." "These findings may explain some of the memory impairment and cognitive deficits described in chronic alcoholics," a...

Global warming and your health

...ecipitation patterns are expected to change." That means droughts and famines could become more prominent. Worsening water quality is expected to go hand-in-hand with the continuing deterioration of the natural ecosystems all around us. "We rely on our ecosystems to provide very basic services to us," ...

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