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Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...expensive, quick, and painless procedure, which is necessary to confirm a COPD diagnosis, said Mark J. Rosen, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. In order to make a shift in the underutilization of spirometry, physicians need to use all of the resources available to them, and patie...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...as that until now it was assumed that MRI was only necessary for early detection of breast cancer in women with an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet many of the participants had taken part in the study as part of the perfectly normal cancer check-up. The conclusion of the Bonn research team is that MRI can ...

Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function

...that proteins known to promote cell death are also necessary for the maturation and proliferation of immune cells. Activation of T-cell receptors on the surface of lymphocytes by foreign antigens initiate a calcium-mediated signaling pathway that ends in cell differentiation and growth. The Penn scientists dis...

Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control

...ling INO80 complex is phosphorylated by ATM/ATR, a necessary step for certain DNA checkpoints to work properly. When Shen and colleagues used a mutant version of Ies4 to mimic constant phosphorylation, more cells were stuck in a checkpoint pause, blocking cell division. When phosphorylation was blocked, the ...

Diet foods for children may lead to obesity

...iabetes and heart disease, but further research is necessary with older animals using a variety of taste-related cues. "One thing is clear at this point," Pierce said, "our research has shown that young animals can be made to overeat when low-calorie foods and drinks are given to them on a daily basis, and ...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...ven once-daily as a drink. Iron chelation is often necessary to prevent potentially life-threatening complications of excess iron in patients who receive regular blood transfusions for diseases such as thalassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, sickle cell disease and other anemias. Tens of thousands of children ...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...es of this nature are very expensive and equipment necessary to undertake this research is not readily available outside of a handful of academic medical centers. UPMC is one of few such centers with the capability of collecting both neurophysiological (fMRI) and neuropsychological data from injured and clinic...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...cause an adequate quantity and quality of sleep is necessary for optimal learning, Dr. Kohler encourages parent...ns in cognitive and linguistic functioning skills necessary for reading and language development and comprehension. Teenagers who stay up late on school n...

USC law professor battles schizophrenia

...y, and that medication and psychoanalysis would be necessary for the rest of her life. For 20 years I struggled with acceptance... Ironically, the more I accepted I had a mental illness, the less the illness defined me at which point the riptide set me free, said Saks....

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

..., as well as to enable the institution to purchase necessary equipment and resources to facilitate the scientists ongoing study. It is hoped that the investment in the Keck Scholars will greatly benefit society for generations to come with continued advances in understanding and combating the fundamental mec...

National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety

...r organization and integration of provider care is necessary for improved quality and efficiency. Within these broad categories, the survey found consensus for specific strategiesmany that include government leadership: 90% of respondents said use of health information technology should be mandated ...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

... withstand the very high electric-field gradations necessary for accelerating protons to high energies in a short distance. In addition to its smaller size, a DWA-based proton therapy system would have another benefit-it could vary both proton energy and proton-beam intensity, two variables that cannot bot...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...hich are built on large coalitions and involve the necessary sectors Population-based cancer registries Screening programs It will certainly be complicated but is highly challenging, acknowledged Prof. Mellstedt. ESMO is proud to be associated with the Portuguese Presidency Workshop on Cancer and we are...

Chemical in brain acts like a fuel gauge

...est that norepinephrine is not only sufficient but necessary for conveying hypoglycemia signals from the hindbrain, Khan added. The current study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, was inspired by earlier work published in the j...

Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals

... Nineteen states make available the outcomes data necessary for this study. Those states include: Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. The study ...

Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care

...d at the national, state and county levels are all necessary steps in defining and ultimately reducing the burden of this major health problem." ...

Sleep restriction affects children's speech

...ns in cognitive and linguistic functioning skills necessary for reading and language development and comprehension, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). Rachel Waford, of the University o...

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

...s, and other models to estimate the human exposure necessary to produce responses in these pathways. Over time, the need for traditional animal testing could be greatly reduced, and possibly even eliminated someday, says the report. For the foreseeable future, however, targeted tests in animals would nee...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...Hertels team is currently working on the next step necessary for many biomedical uses: finding a way to attach molecules to the surface of the nanotubes that will allow them to bind to specific biological targets. The trick is to do so without dimming or extinguishing the nanotubes delicate fluorescence. An ex...

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

...ible to fractures. Dr. Kalkwarf said this makes it necessary to develop appropriate ethnic-specific standards for evaluating optimal bone density in African American children. Study participants were recruited between July 2002 and November 2003 at five centers in the United States: Cincinnati Childrens; Ch...

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