Tag: "sensitive" at medical news
Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread
...cause existing methods of culturing blood were not sensitive
enough to detect its presence until College researchers developed a new technique, which they used in the study. Leading the study was Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...o the researchers. The fetal lung is particularly sensitive
to the effects of maternal smoking. Infants exposed in utero to nicotine have decreased pulmonary function at birth, which can persist throughout childhood and beyond. Despite antismoking campaigns, approximately 12 percent of women smoke during pr...
Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies
...ogy will continue to improve and that increasingly sensitive
and rapid diagnostics will result." Funding for the development of these technologies was received from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), Northeast Biodefense Center, and Ellison Medical...
Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism
... a child is between 2 and 3-years-old. "Finding a sensitive
and accurate biological marker for autism that can be revealed by a simple blood test would have enormous implications for diagnosing, treating and understanding more about the underlying causes of autism," said David G. Amaral, research director at ...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
...he sites where they are needed. They are also very sensitive
to digestive enzymes and may be destroyed by stomach acid before they can be absorbed." To sidestep the difficulty of getting these large protein drugs through the GI tract intact, pharmaceutical scientists have looked at other ways to deliver protei...
Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment
... want to "maximize the chance that the organism is sensitive
to at least one of them," Dr. Pop-Vicas said. "Starting to treat an infection with inadequate therapy is associated with a worse outcome than using adequate therapy from the start," she added. Once the bacterium's drug resistance is known, the therap...
Reconstruction of the lower jaw with a fibula autotrasplant
... a bone graft, not having vascularisation, is very sensitive
to infections and thus increases the possibilities of failure. Evolution The postoperative stage was successful and the child can lead a normal life. Currently he talks and eats perfectly and can walk and do sports like any other child of his age. ...
New blood test for ovarian cancer screening
...ng or save lives, but clinicians currently have no sensitive
screening method because the disease shows few symptoms," said the study's lead author Gil Mor, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Mor is also affiliated with the ...
Green laser pointer can cause eye damage
...ength. "We know that the retina is infinitely more sensitive
to shorter wavelengths," he says. "The green lasers appear much brighter to the human eye because of the shorter wavelength and can cause damage." Dr. Robertson says Mayo Clinic's investigations have clearly demonstrated that green laser pointers can...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
... Svirsky and Holt provides evidence that there's a sensitive
period for language development that starts at abo..."This is an indirect way of exploring the issue of sensitive
periods." Although the younger children gained language development faster, Drs. Svirsky and Holt di...
New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
...rs," said Getzenberg, In addition to being highly sensitive
to prostate cancer, the EPCA test is also very spe...y to further refine the EPCA test, to make it more sensitive
so it can pick up even the smallest traces of the marker, and to verify its usefulness for detecting...
Failed lung cancer drug could help shrink breast tumors
...state the authors. Some breast cancers are hormone sensitive
and proliferate in the presence of oestrogen. But ...growth factor receptor) is present on some hormone sensitive
breast cancers and is associated with poor prognosis and failure to respond to hormone-blocking ther...
Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women
...en years. They found that MRI was nearly twice as sensitive
as X-ray mammography in detecting breast cancer in...idence that surveillance MRI is significantly more sensitive
than mammography for women at high hereditary risk and detects cancers at an earlier stage, it is no...
New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva
...ion or altered receptor processing, continue to be sensitive
to a new class of compounds that bind more tightl.... Not only are Iressa-resistant NSCLC cells still sensitive
to these irreversible inhibitors, but very few NSCLC cells treated with these new drugs ever become ...
Too stressed to think?
...ll thesestudies show that people of all ages are sensitive
to stress, and we needto acknowledge the importance of this factor on our mental health."...
New kidney function test better than standard at predicting death and cardiovascular outcomes
...of the New England Journal of Medicine. This more sensitive
test distinguishes those at low, medium and high cardiovascular risk, which may enable earlier detection. Investigators for NHLBI's Cardiovascular Health Study compared the two measures of kidney function, cystatin-C and the standard test creatinine...
Obesity is risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer
...h with the exception of those cancers that are not sensitive
to testosterone. However, when we adjusted for age in this study, we didn't necessarily find less cancer. We did find that men with a higher body mass index did indeed have higher-grade, more aggressive-appearing cancer." A study published in Februar...
New Seroquel data support benefits in bipolar disorder
...r Calabrese. "This is a particularly stressful and sensitive
area for both patients and their families, and these robust results support further research into SEROQUEL's use in this area." Improving quality of life and treatment adherence: Bipolar depression is also associated with a significant impairment on...
Researchers study natural products that may prevent certain cancers
... learn how the compounds may make tumor cells more sensitive
to radiation, while protecting normal tissue. "The differential effects of this class of compounds on normal and tumor cells are well-documented, but still remains a mystery," said Koumenis. "Discovering how they are able to do this may open the way...
Swedish researchers first in the world to gain access to BIMS
...-related research. Since the information is highly sensitive
and authorised data access unacceptable, the biobank system is protected by tight security. "We're the first institute in the world with such an informatics system," says Professor Jan-Eric Litton of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostat...
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