Tag: "team" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
... with information overload." Christensen and his team
recruited 16 primary care physicians and 146 of their established patients from UI Hospitals and Clinics. Each doctor and patient took two surveys about their attitudes toward patients' and providers' roles in healthcare. Within two weeks of the last...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...sue of the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, a team
of kinesiologists at the University of Illinois suggest that older adults who adopt an exercise regimen combining Taiji and Qigong may get an extra boost from their annual flu shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can increase the antibody res...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology by a team
of investigators from Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions. The researchers studied men and women in their homes (apartment or house) and environs in two St. Lou...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...or in Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. The team
also included Gaylen Edwards and Kimberly Freeman at the University of Georgia. Parkinson's disease affects motor coordination and is characterized by symptoms such as tremors of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face; rigidity or stiffness of limbs and t...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
... in the mothers body, he adds. The Salk research team
led by Evans published their findings in the August issue of the journal Genes & Development. They hope that a better understanding of PPAR could help explain the role lipids and inflammation play in hair loss and other skin disorders and facilitate...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...etes in urban, middle-aged African-Americans. A team
of investigators from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Indiana University School of Medicine and other institutions conducted the study. They published their findings in the Aug. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology....
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...pical diseases" In this week's PLoS Medicine, a team
of researchers argues that measuring anemia could be a good way of monitoring the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) and co...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...nce is flawed in people with the disease. Then the team
demonstrated an experimental method in mice to fix...xic protein in the brain and halting symptoms. The team
is now working on developing a version of the protein that could be tested in people with the diseas...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...ncer check-up. The conclusion of the Bonn research team
is that MRI can improve the diagnosis of very early stages of breast cancer significantly, not simply with high-risk groups, but with all women. Expertise needed However, Professor Kuhl does not want the Bonn results to be used as an argument again...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...absence of estrogen. Previously, Clarke and his team
found that XBP1 is co-expressed with the estrogen receptor in breast tumor cells. This may mean that the effects of XBP1 over-expression occur when the protein is bound to the estrogen receptor, suggesting for the first time that these two proteins i...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...onship by having a personal physician coordinate a team
of healthcare professionals as they address the full range of a patients healthcare needs. (over) We are excited to conduct this PCMH test in Florida, said Malcolm Foster, Jr., MD, FACP, one of the governors of the ACP Florida chapter. The PCMH mod...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
...rk on intracellular membranes. Specifically, the team
found that when the T-cell receptor was stimulated...igated the function of Bax and Bak in T cells, the team
thinks their findings will likely apply to many different cell types. When a cell receives signals t...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...ancers of the gastrointestinal tract. The research team
set out to discover whether angiogenesis - the cre...es new blood vessels to feed breast cancer. The team
confirmed the lab findings in mice. Mice with active IKK had mean tumor volumes of 1,200 milimeters ...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...udied. Rando said that, although the work of his team
and the NIH researchers is different in terms of the techniques used and the questions being studied, "what's surprising is how supportive of each other the fundamental conclusions (of the two papers) are about Wnt signaling and aging."...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ce fiction, but it may be possible, according to a team
of scientists at the National Institute of Allergy...d Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC), the team
is reporting in the August 10, 2007 issue of the journal Science that they have developed a strategy...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
... Institutes of Health, has awarded a UCLA research team
a five-year, $9 million contract to fund a multice...t for these infections. Last year, the research team
reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that CA-MRSA had become the most common cause of ski...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
... a new report from the University of Alberta. A team
of researchers contends that animals learn to connect the taste of food with the amount of caloric energy it provides, and children who consume low-calorie versions of foods that are normally high in calories may develop distorted connections between...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...rise significantly. Giuseppe Mastrangelo and his team
from the University of Padova, Italy, examined hos... summer is considered the most deadly, however the team
found that hospital admissions peaked during both the first and last heat waves of the year. This s...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...ase", published in Diabetologia on 4th August, the team
found that thiamine concentration in blood plasma was decreased 76% in type 1 diabetic patients and 75% in type 2 diabetic patients. This significant decrease had been previously masked as the conventional way of assessing levels of thiamine status w...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
.... 8 Journal of the American Medical Association, a team
of University of Michigan medical historians and epidemiologists from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that social restrictions allowed 43 U.S. cities to save thousands of lives during the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-...
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