Tag: "methods" at medical news

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...ly on animal studies and instead focus on in vitro methods that evaluate chemicals' effects on biological pro... to complement the in vitro tests, because current methods cannot yet adequately mirror the metabolism of a whole animal. Studies observing human populations...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...ed States. Hallman points out that U.S. farming methods for raising poultry drastically reduce the risk of...s from eating fully cooked chicken or eggs. The methods for destroying avian influenza during the cooking process are the same as for destroying salmonella,...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...fficiencies reported for individual nanotubes. The methods researchers use to produce nanotubes creates soot that contains a number of different types of nanotubes: metallic, semiconducting, double-walled, single-walled, etc. Of these, only the single-walled semiconducting nanotubes, or SWNTs, are capable of...

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

...bone mass variability and, 3) statistical analysis methods that adequately characterize age-related trends and value distribution at different ages. The study found that bone mass is still increasing at age 16 in girls and 17 in boys, underscoring the importance of maintaining healthy nutrition and lifesty...

Conference to investigate basis of parental behavior

...aptive parental response to share state-of-the-art methods and compare findings on several species, including humans. Leading gender biologist David R. Rubinow, M.D., Chair of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the conferences keynote lecture, Postpartum depression: C...

Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue

...es, including cancer. The study finds that the new methods of electromagnetic imaging offer a high contrast and the ability to distinguish between healthy breast tissue and abnormal tissue. Their study appears in the May 2007 issue of Radiology, the journal of the Radiological Society of North America. Th...

DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers

...nvestigate the development of new technologies and methods of treatment in regenerative medicine using nano a... as the application of state-of-the-art ultra-fast methods and high-precision theoretical procedures. (Host university: Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich...

TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis

...s just as effective, if not more so, than existing methods for diagnosing TB. In the 140 people who were examined, use of 3 sputumspecimens correctly detected TB in 39% of the patients. Gastric washing detected TB in 30% of the same patient sample. No additional cases were diagnosed in the 21 patients who u...

Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome

...f LQTS. As such, it emphasizes the need to clarify methods for interpreting data obtained from heart tests used to evaluate LQTS patients, particularly data of borderline cases, Dr. Ackerman says. This is a diagnosis in which the stakes are extremely high, he says. On one hand, failing to recognize this d...

JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

...developments using behavioral and physical therapy methods to treat pain. Clinical trials to treat pain in patients within healthcare systems are the next topic, followed by ideas on how information technology and clinical databases can be used to guide future patient care. Finally, we present perspectives o...

New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment

...nd colleagues assessed deficiencies in established methods for summarising adverse events, and devised their ...of cancer treatments. Traditional safety reporting methods were designed for low-risk non-cancer treatments, and are simply overwhelmed by the amount of toxici...

Talking sex on the factory floor in China

...le women in urban China are aware of contraceptive methods but some may be too shy to ask for them, research published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research reveals. Young women want more information, but need private and anonymous family planning because of judgemental attitudes sur...

AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum

...tter what the specialty. Discussion focused on the methods for implementing these minimal training guidelines and their integration into the current practice of ultrasound. Standardization of this curriculum would provide all sonographers and sonologists with the basic knowledge necessary for quality patient...

Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety

... Other studies using electroencephalographic (EEG) methods had found that patients diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder had heightened activity in the left brain, whereas patients with panic disorder, panic symptoms or those subjected to high stress situations exhibit...

Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA

...DA is under attack for its passive and inefficient methods of learning about these problems. Why is RADAR so nimble? Bennetts network includes hematologists and oncologists around the country and the world. His phone rings weekly with calls from concerned doctors alerting him to possible new trouble. After...

The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics

... In alcohol dependence, added Lesch, 88 different methods are used to decrease relapse rates. Most of them are not effective, some of them increase relapse rates, some of them are really effective in subgroups of alcohol-dependent patients, but there is no one method which has only positive results. This ...

Different type of iron supplement is better at boosting iron levels

... is one of the most sustainable and cost-effective methods available to improve public health. "These findings turn the tide: it is time to fortify the worlds processed cereals."...

Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer

...e rates. For this reason, innovative and improved methods to screen for and detect this disease are essential. Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2007 (DDW) demonstrates the breadth of technological and research advances that are helping to decrease both the number of deaths and the number ...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

...r gastrointestinal bleeding in patients when other methods had failed. They were also able to close perforations and perform gastro-jejunostomies (surgical formation of a passage between the stomach and small intestine) and pyloroplasty (surgery to open up narrowing of the junction between the stomach and d...

Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children

...ostics, optimal antimalarial regimens, sustainable methods of drug delivery, and integration of treatment with prevention strategies will be necessary to establish effective and sustainable malaria control policies," the authors conclude....

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(Date:11/3/2014)... A University of Colorado Cancer Center study ... Academy of Sciences describes the activity of a ... Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to ... in the adaptive immune system: IL-37 inhibits the ability ... antigens. , "Knowing this mechanism that underlies IL-37,s effect ...
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