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Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells

...h and around the tube, approximating as closely as possible the conditions that would exist in nature. Once the smooth muscle cells proliferated and filled all the spaces within the dissolving polymer scaffolding, the researchers added endothelial cells, which line the interior of blood vessels, to complete t...

ACP publishes 'Hypertension'

...hat drugs should be used when, and how? What about possible side effects? In 14 chapters, 23 contributing authors provide the answers. The book includes numerous tables and summaries of key points. Furthermore, each topic, including hypertension in the elderly and in the pregnant patient, is considered in a...

Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes

...reatment kept glucose levels as close to normal as possible with at least three insulin injections a day or an... keeping hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels as close as possible to the normal value of 6 percent or less. (The HbA1c blood test reflects a person's average blood s...

VCR - US patent litigation update

...eartware's claims to the contrary, it is certainly possible that through discovery the plaintiffs may learn of facts indicating that some of Heartware's conduct falls outside a specific exemption under US law. The Court went further to say: "By way of example only, if Plaintiffs were to show that Defendant i...

Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders

...ucker. The high performance computations were made possible by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation received by the NIC in 2003. With the grant, NIC founders Malony and Tucker established the Integrated Cognitive Neuroscience, Informatics and Computation Grid, a high-performance computing s...

Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says

...utcomes. "In this study, we tried to look at every possible factor individually and in combination with hundreds of other factors that might affect whether a patient lives or dies in five years," Cheng said. "Many things did not matter one way or another, but several factors did make a significant differenc...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005

...edical Center. Advances in technology have made it possible for surgeons to perform many pediatric operations with minimally invasive techniques. Philip K. Frykman, M.D., Ph.D., has been named associate director of pediatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai, and specializes in minimally invasive treatment for many con...

Researchers develop way to identify individuals at high-risk of stroke after a 'mini-stroke'

... difficult thus far because of the wide variety of possible symptoms of TIA. However, our results show that the vast majority early strokes occur after TIAs with a few specific symptoms. These results should allow public education to be effectively focused." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published pape...

New study showed ramelteon helped adults with chronic insomnia fall asleep, sleep longer

...sleep, and also were evaluated for the presence of possible next-day memory, cognitive or motor impairment, rebound insomnia, and withdrawal effects after treatment discontinuation. Results showed that during Week 1 of the study, participants in both the ramelteon 8 mg and 16 mg groups had shorter sleep late...

NYU, Salk Institute neuroscientists offer new path for measuring visual responses to complex images

...andomly generated images to more fully explore all possible stimulus combinations. The researchers used novel statistical techniques to determine what aspects of the random images caused an increase or a decrease in the activity of a neuron. By studying the origins of visual processing as a whole, rather than...

Some male breast cancer patients may have unnecessary radiotherapy

...ble for analysis, the power of the study to detect possible small differences was low[2]. The study drew on men and women diagnosed in British Columbia between the start of 1989 and the end of 1998 who had undergone total mastectomy, excluding certain categories of patients[3]. This left 60 men and 4,181 wome...

Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women

...sperm injected, provided it is viable. "It is also possible that as ICSI techniques have improved, patients and doctors are voting with their feet and using it in ever increasing numbers, despite any residual fears about its safety and the health of ICSI babies," said Dr Nyboe Andersen. The quality and effica...

Researchers shed new light on cause of bedsores and other chronic wounds

...r new treatments for chronic wounds by identifying possible targets for intervention. Chronic wounds, which include bedsores, are a common and potentially life-threatening problem, typically occurring in people with diabetes or poor circulation, the elderly, and anyone who is bedridden or wheelchair-bound. Be...

Thyroid-cancer test reveals recurrence early

...l should be zero, and its presence later signals a possible return of the disease. (Sometimes, however, low levels of Tg can be present following treatment, and slowly decline over time.) In the past, Tg testing required that patients stop taking their synthetic thyroid hormone several weeks before the test....

Study shows increased risk of common infections in diabetic patients

...velop in adults. Previous studies have indicated a possible relationship between diabetes and infections, but most of the studies have been retrospective, analyzing previously collected data. The new study looked forward, prospectively comparing about 7,500 diabetic patients with nearly 19,000 selected contro...

Gene testing doesn't increase anxiety, depression in children of people with Alzheimer's

... who are armed with useful information about their possible future healthcare needs will take steps to protect themselves financially," says Green. According to Green and his team of researchers, the REVEAL study (Risk Evaluation and Education for Alzheimer's disease) is the first randomized trial to examine ...

Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic

...r to half of female patients whose mammograms show possible cancers not returning for biopsies to determine whether they have a malignancy. Screening tools require confirmation and the primary care doctor who screens must be prepared to follow up with confirmatory testing," said Dr. Boustani. Of the 227 who d...

Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research

...ware puts the data together in a way that makes it possible to consider all of it that is relevant to a particular question. Current biomedical research requires analysis of patient demographics, clinical and pathology data, treatment history, and patient outcomes as well as gene expression, sequence and gen...

Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report

...el of the eye, Stitzel and colleagues investigated possible injury mechanisms in the eyes of elderly individuals and the effects of lens stiffness on injury prediction by the model. The new data document that the risk of certain types of eye injury increases with age. "General testing of the mechanical charac...

Determining prognosis in patients with chest pain now easier and more accurate

...oes in 158 patients presenting with chest pain and possible acute coronary syndrome using the RTMCE test method. They found that perfusion imaging was better than wall motion analysis during dobutamine stress echo for detecting coronary artery disease and predicting patient outcome. This study suggests that ...

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(Date:10/14/2014)... the planet,s leading questions is how to produce enough ... climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ... the next 40 years to feed a growing global ... necessary rise in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, ... livestock. Current research must tap into our knowledge ...
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