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Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?

...s PLoS Medicine, a team of researchers argues that measuring anemia could be a good way of monitoring the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) and colleagues say that the prevalence of a...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...d life years (DALYs- an international standard for measuring the effects of disability). Iron deficiency has many reported consequences children deficient in iron have higher susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections, and anaemia which can affect their brain, motor activity and general performan...

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...t 45 minutes to complete, a standard inventory for measuring infant language development was used. Parents of the 8 to 16 month olds were asked how many of a list of about 90 words their child understood. Typical words on this list included choo choo, mommy and nose. Parents of the 17 to 24 month olds were ...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

... to be implanted in the eye to monitor glaucoma by measuring pressure in the eye's interior. "Glaucoma is one of the big two irreversible, but preventable, causes of blindness," Irazoqui said. The disease causes blindness from a buildup of fluid pressure in the interior chamber of the eye, killing fibers i...

RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency

...m that will provide best-in-class capabilities for measuring quality and efficiency in the U.S. healthcare market. Under the agreement, Health Dialog will license a vast repository of quality measures and the associated scoring and attribution methodologies developed by RAND, which conducted the largest and ...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...A's GOCE mission will lead to a unified system for measuring heights. Geodesy is concerned with measuring and mapping the shape of the Earth's surface, to the benefit of all branches of Earth sciences and h...

Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

...iometer sensors work like thermometers in the sky, measuring thermal infrared radiation to take the temperature of Earth's land surfaces....

ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show

GOCE, ESAs first satellite dedicated to measuring the Earths gravity field, has been presented to the press today in Turin, Italy, before being shipped to ESTEC the space agencys research and technology centre in the Netherlands for final testing. The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circula...

Holograms make for better vision tests

...he same method has also been found to work well in measuring the refractive error of non-astigmatic subjects. The results of that research will appear in a future issue of OSAs journal JOSA-A. Paper "Holographic multivergence target for subjective measurement of the astigmatic error of the human eye," ...

New mangosteen research establishes xanthone measurement standard

...ished a credible scientific method for testing and measuring xanthones. Preliminary results from a separate st... researchers are in the process of identifying and measuring additional xanthones, this study, published in the Journal of Separation Science, ensures a more con...

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

...er) removing the invisibility of hunger by better measuring and highlighting areas making limited progress, pr...d that governments should engage more seriously in measuring their own progress towards agreed goals. Solutions to hunger are known, and novel approaches to the ...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...Sat-2 mission, which is due for launch in 2009, by measuring snow depths at regular intervals. These in turn will be used by scientists to assess how well snow conditions can be predicted using existing climate models as well as inputs to methods for improving the accuracy of CryoSat-2 maps of sea-ice thicknes...

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

...dardized protocols were not used for including and measuring patients, Dr. Kalkwarf noted. As well, the collection and analysis of previous data were inconsistent and did not factor in variables for age, sex and race all important reference points in evaluating the bone health of children. Before this data ...

QBI scientist looks at why stroke causes vision problems

... the parietal lobe in 16 healthy volunteers. By measuring "saccadic eye movements" during brain stimulation, Professor Mattingley's team showed specific areas of the parietal lobe use signals from motor areas of the brain to integrate each new snapshot of the visual world into a coherent whole. The findi...

Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says

...tween hot flashes and breast cancer progression by measuring the tamoxifen metabolites in breast cancer survivors. ...

OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy

... of the prostate has to be taken into account when measuring PSA. "What we worry about is which men may have high-grade cancer. Now we can prescribe a second biopsy for a few months later. We know that this is a judicious use for a biopsy," Garzotto said. Besides identifying which men may have a deadly form o...

Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly

...own rates from the blood and muscle samples, while measuring blood flow at the same time. These revealed that the volunteers who exercised had both higher blood flow and net muscle protein growth. In addition, the researchers screened the muscle biopsy samples for signals associated with insulin's ability to s...

Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart

.... Six days later waves created from the same storm measuring as high as seven metres began crashing into Indonesia coastlines from Sumatra to Bali, killing at least one person and causing some 1200 people to flee their homes. Dr Bertrand Chapron of IFREMER, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of th...

New insights into chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis

...he aortic wall. This was achieved by counting and measuring the mononuclear cell infiltrates (MCI) in the aorta, with particular attention to the adventitia, the deepest layer of vascular tissue. Using statistical analysis, the relationship between these inflammatory infiltrates and established lifestyle ris...

Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence

...ther factors from both partners in the couple, and measuring the density of alcohol outlets in their neighborhoods as well as other neighborhood characteristics. "Up until about 25 years ago," said Fals-Stewart, "IPV was a private family matter. However, with increased awareness of IPV and how common it is,...

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