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Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...lly tested in large animals and are close to being ready to test in humans. Atala's team is working to use patients' own cells to grow more than 20 different tissue types. They harvest cells from humans and apply growth factors, to cause the cells to multiply outside the body. It can take years to develop...

Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk

...study. She adds, "The testing of TGFBR1*6A is not ready for primetime yet. We still have to understand its role in relation with other genes that we commonly test for, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. "However, in the foreseeable future, we may be able to identify high-risk women more precisely because of the T...

New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets

...ereotype of working mothers who regularly dish out ready made meals, to reveal that children of parents who work may be fed more healthily. Less healthy eating was reduced amongst mothers who worked part-time, full-time, or were unemployed, sick or disabled. Neither 'less healthy eating' nor 'unhealthy sna...

Virtual colonoscopy: Virtually promising

...re no other good options." Although it is not yet ready to be used as a screening test, virtual colonoscopy may prove to be highly sensitive, highly specific, reasonably convenient, cost effective, and low risk, according to Dr. Imperiale. Physicians have come to accept colonoscopy as "the best test" for ...

10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use

... a decade before a vaccine for the disease will be ready for widespread use and emphasises the need to expand the use of existing control methods. Brian Greenwood (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK) and colleagues state that prevention and treatment of malaria could be greatly improved wi...

New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid

...adds. "Some components are advanced and tools are ready for testing now, and others are not. This kind of work will continue for another three years, then development of caBIG will enter a new phase where it will be used and modified continuously. The vision fueling the grid is nothing short of boundless...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...ow many fingers the coach is holding up. But is he ready to get back in the game? More than 750,000 mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) occur in the United States each year. When a player or soldier with even a mild concussion is sent back to the field, another blow to the head can lead to additional life...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

... agree that almost all infants are developmentally ready for such foods, the report says. The breakfast cereals that have been a key part of WIC food packages for women and children should be whole-grain varieties only, the report says. Some popular breakfast cereals are whole grain, but others do not p...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

..." "As information becomes available, we have to be ready to modify these regulations and best practices for safety," he continues. "If we're doing complementary studies that help to support this line of new materials and integrate those into human safety regulations, then the industry is going to be better...

Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens

...that of adults. This means that teens might not be ready to fall asleep until later in the evening, or may wake up later in the morning. "For morning games, the home team might still be in the lowest point of alertness,' while the team that headed west will have the advantage of having been awake for an...

New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery

...s that MR isotropic imaging is new and isn't quite ready to replace standard MR knee imaging. However, he is hopeful it could eventually supersede current knee imaging techniques. Meniscal tears and other knee injuries are commonly seen in all types of patients, Dr. Magee said. Dr. Magee will present hi...

VCR - First implant in Europe

...atory approval. "Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway is ready to enrol its first patient and we recently met with several leading German heart transplant centres which have all expressed strong interest in participating in our trial program," Dr Sutton said....

Depression is common in patients after heart attack, new Johns Hopkins study shows

...ed because the average patient is recuperating and ready to go home from the hospital after 72 hours, and many symptoms of depression develop later. Co-lead study author and fellow Hopkins cardiologist Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., describes depression after heart attack as a complex interaction of neural hormone...

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

...er and less expensive." While the technique is not ready to be used in patients, Ivan said it holds much promise for oral cancer patients he treats in his practice at UCSF Medical Center. "Oral cancer is deadly and tends to recur. Our best chance to save lives is to catch it early, and this method might al...

College students think favorably, but act timidly about organ donation

...l reasons, philosophical or religious reasons, not ready to decide, myth reasons, family objections, undecided and other. Feeley said the information from the study indicates that information campaigns promoting organ donation directed toward college students should be aimed at two different audie...

New base for North American cancer screening pioneers

...Kribs, GGUK Director of Operations, said: "GGUK is ready to offer the skin physical test this summer while the research arm of GGUK will work to provide an early indicator of skin cancer development by 2006. "The 200,000 grant from One NorthEast was made possible through a matching investment by parent com...

Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center

...f aggression in these children and makes them more ready for school," said Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., Director of the NYU Child Study Center. "We are very grateful to Jimmy and Jane Buffett for their commitment to ParentCorps and to Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff for their long standing support of the NY...

Israeli critical care specialists advise on how to deal with victims of terrorist attacks

...ment for the care of severely injured patients are ready to be used at all times. To help with efficient staff recruitment in case of an emergency, an up-to-date list of all the staff is permanently posted in a prominent place in the hospital. During the emergency response anaesthesiologists with ICU train...

Child early intervention programs make for healthier adults

... at having children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. Interventions included home visits, parent groups, toy and book libraries, pre-kindergarten programs, and health and developmental monitoring. Families enrolled three months before the child's birth and participated until the child reached ...

Study reveals potential for new treatment of paralysis and brain disease

...ngs about this is that Dr. Liesi's discoveries are ready now for prime-time testing in patients. We do not have to go through a long drug development procedure that might take 10 years," said Dr. Martin. "This represents a new approach and one with considerable promise, particularly because it could be app...

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