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Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find

(PHILADELPHIA) -- A natural substance made from soy appears to have amazing re... The results are promising because this is a safe, natural compound from soybean and is given orally. Further analysis revealed that the central nervous sys...

Smoking worsens knee osteoarthritis

...tis who participated in a prospective study on the natural history of the condition, the Boston Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study. The current study focused on men, as there were too few women in the original group studied who smoked (4 percent). The researchers took MRIs (magnetic resonance images) of the ...

Trauma patients at risk across the country, surgeons on-call to discuss emergency-care crisis

...re system responds to a future terrorist attack or natural disaster is in jeopardy, in part because there is no lead federal agency to oversee disaster planning and operations....

Treatment discovered for deadly childhood disease

...rology. "This form of treatment has changed the natural history of this otherwise lethal disease," said study author Priya Sunil Kishnani, MD, with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The year long study involved 18 children under the age of six months with rapidly progressing Pompe disease. Pomp...

Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise

...health care officials that, whether dealing with a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, a possible terrorist attack like September 11, or epidemics like SARS or avian flu, affected hospitals have few means of making room for large numbers of incoming casualties, Kelen says. In one common disaster respo...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...f complications or severe infection is to wait for natural recovery, rather than utilize antibiotics finds this study. A secondary analysis of 300 patients who participated in a randomized controlled trial finds that signs and symptoms of sinusitis and abnormal sinus x-rays do not help physicians predict th...

Dually porous glass shows promise in helping damaged bone regenerate

...for diseased or damaged bone is to coax the body's natural bone tissue to regrow. Doctors have learned to do ...lass that has the same chemical composition as the natural bone. The bone cells come to this layer and attach to it, in effect forming a bone matrix around the...

BIDMC's Terry Strom, M.D., honored by American Society of Nephrology

...h the vexing problem of organ rejection, the bodys natural immune response when faced with a "foreign invader." Through his work studying activated immune T-cells, Strom has been a leader in developing new approaches to overcome rejection without the use of highly toxic immunosuppressive drugs. Beginning w...

National plan to ensure disaster medicine training is funded

...s the essentials of disaster management including natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes as well as manmade explosions and nuclear attacks that establish a common knowledge and language. Advanced Disaster Life Support expands that base, giving students a day of hands-on practice triaging large ...

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute -- cancer study

...e hope to find new ways to leverage the body's own natural responses to these mutated or damaged cells to target cancer cells." Among pediatric diseases, cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 9,500 new cases of cancer are expected to occur in children between infancy and ...

Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks

...out 16 minutes a day. Dr. Deborah Cohen, a senior natural scientist at RAND Corporation and lead author of the study, said the U.S. surgeon general recommends that all children and adolescents get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. "We still have a long way to go in encouraging girls to be active." The...

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

...ab, they discovered that the drug could change the natural history of the disease. Trastuzumab cut cancer recurrence--the return of the disease by 52 percent, compared to standard therapy, Dr. Perez reported late last year. "That's the largest improvement we've seen in more than 30 years, and perhaps ever in...

Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria

...ed of apple puree and oregano oil, which acts as a natural antibacterial agent, the coating shows promise in laboratory studies of becoming a long-lasting, potent alternative to conventional produce washes, according to a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the University of...

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

...liters per gram per minute. "We think this is a natural evolution of the technology and a significant improvement in our ability to diagnose problems with blood flow," says George, who conducted the study from June to September 2006. George adds that larger clinical studies are planned at Hopkins to furt...

ESSP launches project on the effects of global environmental change on human health

...inantly from human-induced systemic changes to the natural systems and processes that underpin health and life," said Dr. McMichael, adding, "The GECHH project will form a new, dynamic and integrative node in the developing domain of Earth System Science, and will help focus on policy options that ensure a h...

Conference session highlights importance of interdisciplinary approach to Earth system science

... project bringing together research efforts on the natural dimensions (atmospheric, terrestrial, oceanic, paleological) and human dimensions (economic, social and institutional) of the global carbon cycle. Will Steffen will moderate the session. He is Vice Chancellor for Research at the Australian Nationa...

Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration

...ygen deprivation caused by diabetes or aging. This natural response, called angiogenesis, becomes detrimental when new growth obstructs vision or when a tumor pirates the process to survive. In an animal model, researchers used the protein they developed to reverse obstructive growth as long as one month a...

Chemists make tiny molecular rings with big potential

...study, known as depsipeptides, are similar to some natural compounds produced by microorganisms that are employed as antibiotics, such as valinomycin. Scientists are also studying depsipeptides as possible anti-cancer agents. Chisholm hit upon the idea for the new process when he decided to capitalize on w...

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

..." Kramer said. "This will allow us to simulate the natural activity of the healthy retina, which has on cells and off cells that respond to light in opposite ways." Isacoff, Kramer, Trauner and their colleagues are experimenting with other molecules that can force shape changes, looking for improved ways to...

The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology

...anslumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES; which uses a natural orifice approach to intra-abdominal surgery) and gastroenterological cancer chemotherapy among others. Furthermore, increased utilization of nurse practitioners and physician's assistants will be necessary. Philosophically, gastroenterologists may...

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