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Mayo Clinic researchers use ultrasound to describe subtle heart muscle motions

...ledge may also help researchers to develop new and targeted treatments in some heart diseases or further improve cardiac pacemakers or artificial hearts. Animal Model of Heart Functioning Until recently, it was thought to be sufficient to study the function of the heart muscle during the relaxation and ejec...

Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis

...nal scale, the expert group recommends: Promoting targeted investment in nursing education and work conditions; Harmonizing curricula and certifications within regions to promote regional self-sufficiency; Including nurse/bed ratios in hospital accreditation instruments; Reforming local regulations tha...

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

...'Women at Heart' programme to organise initiatives targeted at promoting research and education in cardiovascular disease in women. The ESC Congress in Stockholm (3-7 September) will focus specially on women and cardiovascular diseases, said Dr Priori, and the ESC is to perform gender-based analyses of data i...

Cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by 50 percent

...enter for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A targeted form of cognitive therapy designed to prevent suicide proved better at lifting depression and feelings of hopelessness than the usual care available in the community, according to Gregory Brown, Ph.D., Aaron Beck, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, an...

Researchers model avian flu outbreak, impact of interventions

... the model. Longini reported that a combination of targeted antiviral treatment and quarantine introduced two ...ain spread on its own," said Ferguson, adding that targeted antiviral treatment was a crucial component of all combined strategies. While the researchers said ...

'Gadonanotubes' greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents

...odies and peptides to gadonanotubes so they can be targeted to cancerous tumors and other diseased cells. Co-authors include Rice's Balaji Sitharaman, Kyle Kissell, Keith Hartman and Lesa Tran; the University of Houston's Andrei Baikalov, Irene Rusakova and Yanyi Sun; the Baylor College of Medicine's Htet Kha...

Penn study shows genes may affect response to different quit-smoking medications

... the delivery of quit-smoking medications that are targeted to individual smokers' needs. "Although these results require confirmation in a larger study prior to translation to practice," said Lerman, "they do suggest that genetic information may be useful in selecting the type of nicotine dependence treatme...

Acrux reports progress in development of Testosterone MD-Lotion(R) for men

...pharmacokinetic studies. A New Drug Application is targeted for mid-2008 to obtain FDA approval to market the product in the USA. The next clinical study will commence later this year. This study will assess testosterone blood levels in male volunteers after multiple doses of Testosterone MD-Lotion, with comp...

Perth researchers receive national suicide prevention awards

...rch. Kate has developed a unique Internet resource targeted at young people who access suicide prevention information or support through the Internet. "The resource shows young people ways that they can safely access support and information on the Internet and how to respond and support email friends who are ...

Penn researchers discover a molecular pathway that leads to recurrence of breast cancer

...ors. This mimics important aspects of molecularly targeted therapies and leads to the dramatic regression of tumors to a clinically undetectable state. Nevertheless, residual tumor cells lie in a dormant state and later grow out after a month to a year in the mice. Using microarrays, Chodosh's team compared...

Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue

...ician with referral to a specialist if needed. The targeted program included unlimited visits to a rheumatologist, education, and free medications. While the special program was relatively expensive, by the end of the second year, the program saved between $8 and $20 for every dollar invested and overall save...

Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks

...aigns in Asia should include messages specifically targeted at women," said Prof. Woodward Importantly, the study also showed that smoking is an independent risk factor for haemorrhagic stroke, the most common type of stroke in Asia and more likely than ischaemic stroke to lead to death within a short period....

Researchers pinpoint molecular basis for phantom pain

...l stimulus," Hains said. The researchers designed targeted molecular agents against Nav1.3 and injected them into the spinal fluid of the injured rats. This produced a significant reduction in the presence of Nav1.3 in second and third order neurons accompanied by a reduction in signals that they produced. ...

Water channel protein implicated in relative of multiple sclerosis

... Mayo Clinic group's work reveals that the protein targeted by the NMO antibody is not a component of myelin, or of oligodendrocytes. Aquaporin-4, which is the most abundant water channel in the brain, is instead located in a different type of cell called astrocytes. "Aquaporin-4 is concentrated in membranes ...

Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports

...fic diagnosis or prescription. That population was targeted in this study, he said, with the goal of determining whether magnetic insoles work in the way they are typically used. He said the randomized, double-blind nature of this study was chosen to minimize bias and maximize the validity of results, and he ...

Homing in on blood pressure genes may lead to targeted therapy

..."The findings bring us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for patients with high blood pressure who might otherwise be started on medications that won't help," said lead author Sandosh Padmanabhan, Ph.D., specialist registrar at the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre a...

Hopkins geneticist discovers mutations in cancer cells that suggest new forms of treatment

...e researchers say, because tyrosine kinases can be targeted using pharmaceuticals. "We picked these proteins t...ute's Joint Technology Center, they resequenced 20 targeted proteins from tissue samples of brain tumor cells from Hopkins. The cells came from 19 glioblastoma ...

Arranon cancer drug receives advisory committee support

....S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Arranon is targeted towards adult and pediatric patients fighting T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL), -- blood cancers that affect how the body makes blood and provides immunity from other diseases. The new drug, develo...

Adolescents' HIV risk reduced with community intervention

...-city women, but this was one of the first to have targeted adolescents. "The program successfully delayed sexual debut and increased the use of condoms," said lead author Kathleen J. Sikkema, associate professor in the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Social Behavioral Sciences Program in the Depart...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

...mental factors. Although there is no cure for JIA, targeted treatment has been shown to improve symptoms significantly. "It is important that parents and caregivers not assume that the symptoms of arthritis are simply growing pains," said Dr. Ronald Laxer, co-author of the study, vice president, Clinical and ...

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