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Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...mother, and her mother lives with it now. Gibbons' strides in spreading awareness about Alzheimer's disease will be honored with the 2005 Public Leadership in Neurology Award during the American Academy of Neurology's 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. It is the world's largest annual gathering of neurologi...

OHSU study says national injury prevention program working

...on, created in 1986, and found it made significant strides in preventing injury by combining education with legislative initiatives, community-wide safety programs and a large public presence nationwide. The study says the program demonstrates the importance of injury prevention as a valuable component of th...

UC Davis Cancer Center awarded $4.5 million

...er," Matsui said. "This grant will help make great strides in using what we have learned as to the causes behind the fast-rising numbers and work with the community to make progress against this disease and save lives." The new grant builds on a previous NCI-funded p...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital installs 64-Slice CT scanner, now available for clinical use

... years, CT scanning technology has made incredible strides as a diagnostic tool," said Vahid Yaghmai, MD, MS, medical director, Computed Tomography at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "As recently as last year, the technical gold standard was 16-slice, which required the patient to hold their breath for 25- ...

Massachusetts General Hospital launches magazine that examines medicine's leading edge

...ians Organization. "Proto will discuss successful strides and medical breakthroughs, but it also will examine setbacks and failures, controversies and conflicts. Our goal is to deliver solid, hard-hitting medical journalism in a manner that is informative and entertaining."...

Penn study finds physically abused boys may be more likely to commit domestic violence as adults

...en to become abusive, we may be able to make major strides toward breaking the sequence of aggression."...

International conference on AIDS India presents lifetime achievement award

... "The scientific community of India has made great strides in reproductive health and microbicide development, but I feel that we have so much more to accomplish. I hope to have increased support, particularly in the area of microbicide development, to continue funding this important area." This year's con...

New strides being made in chemoprevention

... in this promising new field. "We have made great strides in recent years in identifying the risk factors for pre-cancer as well as cancer by studying large groups of individuals who have and do not have cancer," according to David S. Alberts, M.D., Regents' Professor of medicine, pharmacology, nutritional ...

Cincinnati Children's scientist wins achievement award for advances in heart disease research

...es of experiments, Dr. Robbins has made monumental strides toward solving mysteries shrouding the intricate structure of the heart by unlocking the hidden genetic riddles that hold the key to creating valuable new therapies," the AHA stated. Dr. Robbins' research is designed to lead to new therapeutic target...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...ajor cancers, Lippman says. "Great clinical strides have been made in breast, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention," Lippman says. For example, he says that tamoxifen (Nolvadex) reduced breast cancer risk by 50 percent in the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial, and finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) red...

Vertebroplasty improves back pain, activity level, Mayo Clinic study reports

...es that are already in use." Dr. Kallmes is making strides toward high-quality measurement of vertebroplasty. Currently, he is leading an international, multicenter study looking at whether the cement used in vertebroplasty is responsible for the pain relief reported by patients. Patients in this study are r...

Bank of America grant to expand community-based childhood immunization program in northern Manhattan

...y age two. "While the world has made tremendous strides in reducing the major childhood illnesses, we can not be complacent. Exposure may be only a plane ride and visitor away. In our global community, early immunization is more important than ever for ensuring the ongoing good health of young children...

UCI researcher receives MetLife award for Alzheimer's research

...er's research and has made a number of significant strides in understanding the molecular development of the disease. He and other members of his UCI research team were the first to create a genetically altered mouse that allowed for the study of the two signature lesions of Alzheimer's disease -- plaques an...

Preventive Medicine 2006 conference to feature quality improvement and patient safety

...alth care industry have responded with substantial strides in turning rhetoric into action and translating research into practice. This conference will explore the latest innovations across each of these sectors. For example, innovators, national experts, and policy leaders will discuss the impact on qualit...

Smoking cessation delivered at-home proves effective

...in individuals quitting smoking or making positive strides towards quitting, those in the motivational enhancement group outperformed the standard care group in every measure," says Borrelli. Twelve months after the treatment, twice the number of patients in the motivational enhancement group reported contin...

UCI researchers identify first compound to block progression of Alzheimer's disease

...er's research and has made a number of significant strides in understanding the molecular development of the disease. In addition to finding that early treatment of beta-amyloid plaques can halt the progression of Alzheimer's, he and other members of his research team created the genetically-altered mouse th...

Controlling blood sugar in hospitalized patients saves lives

... HealthCare Chandler Medical Center is making huge strides in assuring that hyperglycemic patients don't fall through the cracks. "The effects are immediate. This will help patients now," said Dr. Raymond Reynolds, co-chair of UK's Glycemic Control Task Force and UK College of Medicine Associate Professor of...

'Building international collaborations' is theme of 2006 ARVO meeting

...gether with their peers in other countries to make strides in advancing vision research. The ARVO/Alcon Keynote Session on Sunday, April 30 at 5:15 p.m. will feature Paul Sieving, MD, PhD, Director of the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Md., and Gullapali N. Rao, MD, President of the International Agency f...

Free-electron laser targets fat

...nities in all the sciences and is leading to great strides in applied research, such as defense technologies, medicine, and nanomaterials," Dylla says, "Every day, we're discovering new applications for the FEL." The Jefferson Lab FEL is built on the same technology -- superconducting radiofrequency accelera...

Benefit of chemotherapy in breast cancer depends on estrogen-receptor status

...is tells us that breast oncology has made enormous strides in treating patients with ER- tumors, a finding which contradicts the prevailing wisdom that with the development of tamoxifen and newer selective estrogen receptor modulator drugs, the benefits of medical science have been primarily focused on ER+ t...

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