Tag: "merit" at medical news

GroPep news: Key psoriasis patent granted in Japan and new asthma patent filed for GroPep drug

...the Company is currently evaluating the commercial merit of developing an asthma treatment....

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...ual and spatial cues, but Shepley says these areas merit attention and could have an impact on staff and family perception and behavior. Color selection relative to infants is largely inconsequential, she says because of their lack of visual perception, but with regard to adults, studies have indicated per...

Lung cancer deaths in the EU: declining in men but not women

...thors. The very high mortality figures for Hungary merit further investigation. Throughout Europe, tobacco companies have proved adept at expanding and maintaining their markets, especially among women, say authors of an accompanying commentary. Despite having declined, tobacco related deaths in males rema...

Armed forces search for ways to improve survival in the combat zone

...ing the greatest military relevance and scientific merit to submit full proposals for possible funding. The next challenge for the military is to select those candidates that hold the most promise for a durable, safe, and effective product that can be used by medics and combat lifesavers on the frontline ...

Researchers link childhood asthma to exposure to traffic-related pollution

...y's public policy toward regulating pollutants may merit some re-evaluation." "These results have both scientific and public health implications," says David A. Schwartz, M.D., director of the National Institute of EnvironmentalHealth Sciences, the federal agency that funded the study. "They strengthen an...

Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study

...enough compared with the standard tPA treatment to merit this new Phase III, which will be conducted at 50 centers in the United States and Canada, including 11 hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. In the late 1980s and mid-1990s, UC investigators played a leading role in developin...

Study finds defibrillators available in many high schools

...ns are being made regarding which public locations merit these potentially lifesaving devices. The investigation was based on surveys of 147 high schools and 20 licensed senior centers in Iowa and California during the 2001-02 school year. The investigators studied the issue because they noticed the press ...

Iron-rich rice improves iron status of women

...vely breeding to enhance nutritional qualities has merit for reducing micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world," said Haas. The biofortified rice was developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines. One of its major sponsors is HarvestPlus, an international, inte...

First two research awards from university-industry partnership

...ificant impact on patients, had overall scientific merit and feasibility and on capability of the research team itself. Co-developed by OCA and Johnson & Johnson's Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), the fund is also focused on development of therapeutic areas and technology platforms of st...

Researcher wins award from American Diabetes Association

...plication was found to have the highest scientific merit in a given fiscal year. The Thomas R. Lee Career Development Award is funded in full by the Estate of Mr. Thomas R. Lee of Norfolk, Virginia, through ADA Research Foundation. The ADA funding for Jin's lab begins this year and runs through 2010. "I am...

New UF tool measures heart implant patients' anxiety

...rventions might work," Dunbar said. "Of particular merit is the potential ability of clinicians to use the tool to tailor care for particular patient concerns. This should ultimately lead to more individualized and cost-effective care."...

New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being

...ational health experts highlight those areas which merit more research evidence before robust policies can be formulated. Says Jonathan Rees, Deputy Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive:"To realise the ambitious aims for worker health and well-being we have set, we need all the relevant players i...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

... smaller, incidentally found kidney tumors may not merit surgical removal. "We're not saying that surgery for patients with small renal masses is inappropriate," Hollingsworth says. "Our findings, however, show that their increased treatment has not diminished kidney cancer mortality. This calls to ques...

Julio Frenk should be the front-runner in elections for Director-General of the WHO

...next Director-General of WHO should be selected on merit - and merit alone, says Horton. On these grounds, Horton believes that only five candidates have the technical...

Updated rates of common US neurological disorders

...Alzheimers disease. The authors say these findings merit further research. As for the rate of traumatic brain injuries, the study found 101 out of every 100,000 Americans have a traumatic brain injury each year. Thats a 50-percent drop compared to the past estimate. The authors say the decrease likely refl...

Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care

...lished in 1997, specifies what sorts of conditions merit withdrawing of life support or active treatment. But the rising numbers of children dying in intensive care suggests that it is not being followed and that terminally ill children are still being actively treated. This might be because the cour...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

...he team has obtained one of the highest figures of merit ever for a thermoelectric material in Si/SiGe structures and now aims to extend it for practical application. Thomas Bewley, professor of Materials and Aerospace Engineering, for a project titled, "Commercialization of a new class of reconfigurable...

Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome

...out 40 percent did not show sufficient evidence to merit that diagnosis. Most of these were dismissed as normal. Of the 176, most were taking drugs to correct a presumed LQTS problem and were restricted from strenuous physical activity, including competitive sports. About 10 percent had undergone surgery t...

GlaxoSmithKline honors cancer research pioneer Gianni Bonadonna with new ASCO Award and Fellowship

...knowledge clinical or translational researchers of merit in the field of breast cancer and enable emerging ...ard, will be presented annually to a researcher of merit in the field of breast cancer. The award will be accompanied by a Fellowship grant, presented to an...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... their health care, the authors suggest that PBRNs merit further attention from both private and public funding agencies and researchers interested in studying the delivery of primary care.A National Survey of Primary Care Practice-Based Research NetworksBy William M. Tierney, M.D., et al THE AMOUNT O...

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