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Rutgers College of Nursing to host Preparing for Natural Disasters Forum November 3

...onse Operations in Harrison County, Mississippi, a position that he began the day before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. For his service in Mississippi he was recently awarded the Secretary of Homeland Security's Gold Medal, the organization's highest award. Before joining FEMA, Beeman was part of the Nat...

Gladstone investigators identify a new protective action for the powerful anti-HIV factor, APOBEC3G

...o-elements, which are sequences of DNA that change position within the genome, causing mutations, activating or inactivating other genes, or duplicating themselves, thereby increasing the quantity of DNA in each cell. As with HIV, the replication and movement of these retro-elements to new chromosomal sites w...

UC Davis at forefront of national initiative to transform research to improve human health

...e patient populations. "UC Davis is in a unique position to usher in a new era of team science and integration," said Virginia Hinshaw, provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Davis. "With its extensive research and training programs in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and the Colleges ...

Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training

...act sensor for measurement of distal residual-limb position during walking, pg. 509 We developed a noncontact means of measuring position of the residual-limb surface relative to the distal prosthetic socket during walking in a transtibia...

Brain changes in patients with migraine

...erences in the brains of people with migraine, the position of the changes could help to explain why some people with migraine have problems with visual processing even in between attacks. In a Perspective article commenting on the work Peter Goadsby from the Institute of Neurology, London said "the new dat...

Canadian study demonstrates medical induction of labor increases risk of amniotic-fluid embolism

...nios (too much amniotic fluid), abnormal placental position or separation, and cervical laceration or uterine rupture. "Our findings confirm the hypothesis that medical induction of labour is related to an increased risk of AFE," added Dr. Kramer. "Although the absolute risk increase of AFE for women is very...

ADA applauds health claim for fluoridated bottled water

...oth decay. This support has been the Association's position since policy was first adopted in 1950. Approximately 162 million people in the United States are served by public water systems that are fluoridated. The ADA, along with state and local dental societies, continues to work with federal, state, and lo...

Civil society movement calls for transparency in the WHO director-general elections

...way. A shortlist of 13 candidates running for this position was released by WHO in early September with little...terests and their allies for WHO to adopt a weaker position on health promotion and protection? PHM is also compiling profiles of the candidates to facilitat...

The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology

... Philosophically, gastroenterologists may need to position themselves as the coordinator or manager of all digestive health care a gastroenterology patient needs. AGA should continue advocacy and public policy efforts to work toward increased reimbursement for nonprocedural services. Gastroenterologic...

Enbrel provides sustained clinical improvements for ankylosing spondylitis for up to 3 years

...ivities including exercising, rising from a seated position and climbing stairs without aid. Overall, patients treated with ENBREL achieved a 46 percent improvement in physical function, as measured by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), and these results were sustained through 160 week...

LSU Health Sciences Center research to improve patient safety

... New Orleans' School of Medicine is recovering its position as a national leader in virtual medical education and patient safety training....

New family health history projects focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian communities

... importance of family history. Utah is in a unique position to tie their efforts with their population's strong interest in genealogy. This year, the state health department is sponsoring a "Tell Us Your Story" contest that encourages families to order Utah's family history materials, learn about their family...

Noise-immune stethoscope helps medics hear vital signs in loud environments

...injured person, I feel fortunate to have been in a position to lead a great team of dedicated researchers in enabling medical auscultation in very noisy environments," Houtsma said. "I expect this invention to save many lives that otherwise might have been lost." Active Signal Technologies was awarded grants...

SCAI president testifies before FDA on safety of drug-eluting stents

...s the benefits." SCAI has previously published a position paper on drug-eluting stents followed by a task force report and is developing a thirda clinical alert to be released later this month. For now, the Society has developed the following recommendations: A drug-eluting stent should be used only w...

Balance training better than tai chi at improving mobility among older adults

...series of steps and return quickly to the starting position (rapid step test), and a final test measured how quickly they rose from sitting in a chair, walked three meters, turned and returned to the seat (timed up and go). After initial testing, the participants were assigned to one of the two fall-preven...

UCSD researchers discover internal compass of immune cell

...alled P2Y2 on the cell surface, a step critical to position the cells in the direction of the source of chemoattractants. Once this internal compass has been activated, ATP is converted by the cells to adenosine, which in turn activates A3 adenosine receptors concentrated at the front of cells, providing t...

Interagency relations key to improving outcomes from UK health research

...y, the individuals that run them. OSCHRs difficult position reporting into both the Department of Health and the Department of Trade and Industry means its success largely depends on how well these two government bureaucracies can interactHowever, perhaps more important will be the working relationship betwee...

Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease

...located in regions of the brain that are in a good position to transmit raw emotional signals to other brain centers. In addition, VENs have characteristics that suggest they play a role in analyzing sparse inputs and sending rapid output signals, further supporting the idea that they may impact behavior. It...

Operations research pioneer outlines ways to make kidney transplant allocation more equitable

...not only gives patients greater choice about their position on the transplant waiting list, but creates a more efficient and equitable system. Zenios calls for the definition of five distinct quality grades for kidneys. When a patient joins the kidney transplant waiting list, he/she is given information on h...

NOVA to air two-hour documentary on pioneering African American chemist

...d, he took the advice of an advisor and accepted a position as an instructor of chemistry at Fisk University i...orld-renowned chemist, but he was denied a faculty position at DePauw. DePauw's decision forced Julian out of the university and into the corporate world. He...

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