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Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award

... Sainz flagged the important role that journalists play in educating the public about cancer and said I think that journalists have an important social responsibility, even more so when talking about health and illnessI feel that we should show the human courage of all those who live and survive a tumour ...

Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income

...stead, it seems likely that the role these factors play in shaping environmental inequality is highly contingent on local conditions." Since the term "environmental racism" was coined in 1987, researchers have investigated why minorities are more likely than whites to reside in areas where there is mor...

'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage

...esearchers have discovered that calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheath that insulates nerve fibers. Learning exactly how the myelin sheath is degraded might enable scientists to determine how to halt disease progress and reverse d...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...ings or weekends. Since these safety net providers play a critical role in the care of vulnerable patients, the authors say it is important to find ways to support CHCs and public clinics becoming medical homes. Promoting standards for the medical home through public reporting of performance and rewa...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...wed that pre-pandemic vaccination programmes would play an important role but their effectiveness would be dependent upon how well the vaccine was matched to the virus.1 The World Health Organisation provides a strong recommendation for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian flu in people who ha...

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

... other pharmaceutical companies to follow suit and play down the effectiveness of their products. Reed says that this more honest approach to the marketing of these kinds of products may not be what consumers want to hear, but is promising because it is so different than the typical approach used to m...

Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance

...t read, write, eat, watch TV, talk on the phone or play cards in bed. Do not have any caffeine after lunch. Do not go to bed hungry, but dont eat a big meal before bedtime either. Avoid any rigorous exercise within six hours of your bedtime. Try to get rid of or deal with things that make you ...

Physician-researchers often less successful in obtaining NIH funding

...tion, and perspective to biomedical research. They play an indispensable role, especially in designing and conducting the translational and clinical research by which scientific advancements are brought into medical practice," the authors write. "For medical schools and teaching hospitals, the challenge i...

Poker match pits an vs. machine in world first match

... professionals. In each match Laak and Eslami will play simultaneously against Polaris in separate rooms. At the end of each match, Laak and Eslami will combine their chip totals and compare them against Polaris' combined total. The professionals will earn cash for each match they win. Each match will c...

UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination

...is the responsibility of each country worldwide to play its part....

Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8

...ost other medical conditions, genetics and imaging play a vital role in understanding this disease and in providing promising solutions to diagnosis and treatment. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss their latest finding...

USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence

...demonstrate that genes in the angiogenesis pathway play a critical role in tumor relapse, says Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., professor of medicine at the Keck School and the principal investigator on the study. These molecular markers not only help us to identify patients who are at high risk, but they may be c...

Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide

... and reinforces the important role clinical trials play in unlocking new or different combinations of therapies to fight cancer, not to mention the hope it gives patients and their families. Powell said the willingness of patients with leukemia and their physicians to participate in the clinical trial h...

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators

...host is of paramount importance. We are pleased to play a role in the expansion of knowledge in this important scientific field. Following are the 2007 award recipients, along with their institutions and research projects: Benjamin K. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dissemination of ...

Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors

..." Demark-Wahnefried said. Flaxseed is thought to play a part in halting the cellular activity that leads to cancer growth and spread. One reason could be that as a source of omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed can alter how cancer cells lump together or cling to other body cells, both factors in how fast canc...

OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein marker for prostate cancer survival

... This research also suggests that inflammation may play an important role in driving prostate cancer progression and resistance to therapy. "While sometimes inflammation may slow the cancer, an increasing body of evidence suggests that cancer can take advantage of the inflammatory response and the inf...

Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome

...). One key topic will be a gene that appears to play a role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder among reproductive-age women. Women with PCOS have many small cysts on the periphery of the ovaries and suffer from symptoms that include menstrual i...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...ch 7, 2002), hypothesizing that the receptor would play a key role in sensing cold. However, some subsequent papers questioned this theory. In the current study, the team confirmed their hypothesis by "knocking out" the gene that synthesizes the receptor, both in sensory neurons in cell culture and in m...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

...al eating, drinking and activity patterns that may play a part in the acid reflux. Researchers say patients shouldnt feel anything in their throat when the device is inserted thanks to a special plastic material used. The RFID system is the next step in a growing effort to develop less invasive wireless...

'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells

"Nurse cells" play an important role in deciding which developing infection-fighting cells, called T cells, live and which die, according to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and reported in the June issue of the journal Experimental Biology and ...

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(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Global Chemical Sensor Market ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One ... increasing demand for medical sensors in biomedical applications. ... for quick and correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced ... India 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... market is the adoption of multimodal biometric systems. ... of an individual for verification and identification purposes. ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... -- Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, ... its licensees for highly accurate, clinically validated biometric technology. ... from fitness and health sectors, but first responders/military and ... only as useful as the biometric data it delivers. ... long-term mass consumer adoption of wearable products," said Dr. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2
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