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2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...ifying therapies, and have stimulated an intensive search for sensitive predictive biomarkers of AD." Petersen's research has focused on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). "This represents the earliest clinical features of the disorder that will ultimately become Alzheimer's disease," Petersen said. "Currentl...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

...either a patient, doctor or other caregiver -- can search for documents in an Asian language on topics such ...e main web site, select his/her language, and then search for the information that was needed. Material is also provided in English so that an English-speakin...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...n come with age may also send more older adults to search for different kinds of treatments. "Treatment of chronic pain is very difficult," she said. "People who are living with pain will try everything possible to alleviate it. Those taking a holistic approach toward life may try something else such as alt...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...lsewhere has successfully completed a 15-year-plus search for the genetic problems behind the very rare Roberts syndrome, whose physical manifestations often include cleft lip and palate and shortened limbs that resemble those of babies whose mothers took thalidomide during pregnancy. The discovery, which i...

NIST to host public forum on robot standards

Urban search and rescue robots capable of locating victims at d... keynote address. Participants will consider urban search and rescue robotic performance standards for sensing, mobility, navigation, planning, integration an...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

...ts and the wide range of costs. "While the search for the ideal way to treat an illness, called the 'clinical pathway,' remains a significant challenge in the medical profession, industrial engineers can assist hospitals in improving their efficiency with detailed statistical analysis that identifie...

NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system

...nsplant centers have electronic access to the NMDP search databases, which shortens the average search time for donors and cord blood units to seconds. "We commend the IOM for calling for the inclusion o...

NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training

...ctions, for instance, offer access to FIREDOC, the search engine for the NIST Fire Research Information Services library, research on liquid spill and burn patterns, as well as downloads of the Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview software....

Research suggests molecular approaches to brain tumor treatment

... receptor. The third research study focused on the search for novel specific molecular markers or targets in brain tumors. EphA2, a cell membrane-anchored protein-receptor, was shown to be uniformly overexpressed in malignant brain tumors, but not in normal brain tissue. "EphA2 represents a novel target for...

Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll

...and fewer activities, combined with a wide-ranging search for pain relief. Folks are clear on where they hurt, but often can't link that pain to a specific cause. And in a surprising look at what works for pain relief, researchers find that just as many people cite prayers as prescription drugs. These findi...

No strong evidence of an increased risk of cancer among personal hair dye users

...eagues analyzed data found in a medical literature search identifying 79 studies from 11 countries to examine the association between personal use of hair dyes and relative risk of cancer. "Our results indicate that, globally, there is no effect of personal hair dye use on the risk of breast and bladder ca...

International adoptees have fewer behavior problems than domestic adoptees

...n University, Leiden, the Netherlands, conducted a search of the medical literature from 1950 to January 2005 to estimate the effects of international adoption on behavioral problems and mental health referrals. The authors' meta-analyses compared the international adoptees to children who had not been ado...

Swedish researchers first in the world to gain access to BIMS

...says Professor Litton. "So in other words they can search in English in all databanks and get comprehensible responses."...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ith individual patients. They conclude that in the search for effectiveness, efficiency and equity in health care services delivery, it is necessary to find alternatives to unnecessary specialty care, especially given the staggering extent of morbidity burden within the population. Comorbidity and the Use...

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

...example, a radioactive form of it has been used to search for cancer and we know how it is handled by the body." "This technique is very simple and inexpensive to use," said Ivan. "We think it holds great promise in making cancer detection in humans and under the microscope easier, faster and less expensive...

ACPM to host web-based conference on adolescent binge drinking

..., register and log in as a free Medscape user, and search the continuing medical education (CME) Public Health and Prevention section. The American College of Preventive Medicine is the national professional society for physicians whose expertise and interest lie in disease prevention and health promotion ...

Animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy

... a predisposed brain into an epileptic one, and to search for ways to prevent atypical febrile seizures from triggering these processes....

Chemotherapy for brain tumors is boosted after vaccine targets resistance-related antigen

...ritic cell vaccine that is specially formulated to search and destroy tumor cells that contain TRP-2. It clearly launches "cytotoxic T lymphocytes," tumor cell-killing immune cells that diminish or deplete the number of TRP-2-containing tumor cells. Other GBM cells survive, however, and continue to prolifer...

Antibiotic treatment successful against elephantiasis

...severe and debilitating swelling of the limbs. The search for compounds active against the causative organism, Wuchereria bancrofti adult worms, has so far failed to deliver a radical curative treatment. The antifilarial drugs currently used, diethylcarbamazine and ivermectin, are predominantly active again...

Poly/mono balance important to cholesterol-lowering diet

In the search for the best fats for a heart healthy diet, trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized as undesirable and those that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are preferred -- with no clear benefit ...

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(Date:7/30/2014)... Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) ... 2014. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions ... research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will ... Meeting -- which will be held November 16-19, 2014 ... is a professor with the Department of Plant, ...
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