Tag: "transform" at medical news

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...ir clinic or their treatment system," he says. "To transform the field, we need to have both numbers and the stories. Together, this is a powerful mechanism for change." The intervention was first used in the addiction field in the mid-60s with alcoholic patients. The treatment was partially based on the behav...

Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

...ng dentists and academia, and has the potential to transform the way dentistry is practiced. This award places ...DS, PhD) will solicit ideas from practitioners and transform the ideas into protocols relevant to clinical practice. The Information Dissemination Core (Pag...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...from nanotechnology research with the potential to transform the lives of billions of the world's most vulnerable inhabitants. According to a new study by the Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health (CPGGH) at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB), a leading international medical e...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

...from nanotechnology research with the potential to transform the lives of billions of the world's most vulnerable inhabitants. In a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB), published in PLoS Medicine , the open access global health journal, an international panel...

Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers

...ied to N-acetyltransferase-2 (NAT2) enzymes, which transform certain compounds from red meat and cigarettes into carcinogens. A genetic variation of these enzymes is associated with more rapid production of carcinogens and may influence the impact of meat intake on cancer risk. Researchers examined patients...

Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease

...resscould all interact in a reinforcing fashion to transform the risk of heart attack and stroke, even in previously healthy individuals. "We need to determine whether these mechanisms are operative in people, and if so, we should be able to develop tests which reflect this process," says FitzGerald. "This may...

Animal model demonstrates course of epilepsy

...lready begun--is to understand the mechanisms that transform a predisposed brain into an epileptic one, and to search for ways to prevent atypical febrile seizures from triggering these processes....

Study reveals potential for new treatment of paralysis and brain disease

... this productive international collaboration is to transform research results into practical clinical applications as quickly as possible, delaying the disease's onset, and ultimately slowing or even halting the disease's progression. Visit http://www.floridaalz.org for more details about the Byrd Institute'...

Academic medical centers face multiple challenges for conducting medical research

...igators and institutions must comply. The need to transform an academic reward structure built to encourage individual scientists to pursue their own ideas into one that fosters teams of collaborating investigators to pursue "big science". Promoting Public Understanding "Having raised expectations with tan...

MGH named by NHLBI as Specialized Center for Cell-Based Therapy for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases

...cal scientists in an infrastructure that will help transform laboratory discoveries into new therapies as quickly as possible," he says. The MGH team will focus on the biological environments in which adult stem cells are normally found for example the particular section of bone marrow housing blood stem ce...

Examining how medicine is taught

... team of educators leading the on-going efforts to transform the way future physicians are taught at the IU School of Medicine. Teams from Baylor, Dartmouth, Drexel, McMaster, Southern Illinois University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of North Dakota, and University of Washington medical schools...

UC Santa Barbara named to National Cancer Institute's multi-center nanotechnology collaboration

...es at the interface of nanoscience and medicine to transform the ways in which we diagnosis and treat cancer," said Evelyn Hu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials, and Co-Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. The potential of nanotech-based therapeutic delivery systems...

UNC wins eight top NIH 'Roadmap' grants, more than any other university in the country

...cal Research," a series of initiatives designed to transform the nation's medical research capabilities and speed the movement of research discoveries from the bench to the bedside. The program provides a framework for NIH funding priorities and represents an attempt to make the country's medical research syst...

Epidemic of chronic diseases focus of Oxford Health Alliance Conference

...ons to the obesity crisis, while Yale's efforts to transform college food will be outlined by Yale student Sarah Milby of Community Health Educators Nutrition Group. Lars Rebien Srensen, CEO of healthcare company Novo Nordisk, and John Seffrin, President of the American Cancer Society, will join John Bell of...

Lance Armstrong Foundation establishes Endowed Chair in Oncology at Indiana University

...rvivors. This extraordinary gift will enable us to transform that hope into real results for people battling cancer." Dr. Einhorn is most widely known for his 1974 work on a revolutionary new chemotherapy regimen that increased the testicular cancer cure rate from 10 percent to 95 percent. Testicular cancer a...

Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention

... when biologically active, can cause DNA damage or transform substances in the body into carcinogens. Ronald D. Thomas, Ph.D., and a team of researchers at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee hypothesized that PhIP enhances the metabolism of the enzymes linked to carcinogenesis. They further suggested that...

Amgen investigational therapy for bone loss, denosumab, show increased bone mineral density

...ch to regulating bone loss may have the ability to transform how we treat these conditions." Researchers also reported twice-yearly injections of denosumab (60 mg) increased total hip BMD by 5.1 percent after 24 months. Fosamax 70 mg weekly produced a 3.4 percent increase during the same time period. Denosum...

Positive outcome of Medicare drug benefit

...ing more than 40 million people, Medicare data can transform our ability to assess drugs in real-life conditions, particularly in this vulnerable population of beneficiaries, which is often underrepresented in clinical trials. The lack of systematic collection and analysis of post-marketing utilization and out...

Researchers find molecule that may hold key to learning and memory

...at molecules modify a particular spot on MEF2, and transform it into a repressor. By removing the modification, known as sumoylation, MEF2 becomes an activator. MEF2 was first identified in neurons in the 1990s. In 1999, Zixu Mao, then an HMS research fellow, working with Bonni, Greenberg, and colleagues show...

Genes affecting blood pressure change as children become adults

As children transform into adults some of the genes involved in controlling their blood pressure change as well, according to a study of more than 500 pairs of twins. The study of black and white identical and fraternal twins showed that changes in gene expression between...

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