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New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer

...get the best treatment possible. The funds will be used to enhance an existing educational website ( www.merkelcell.org ) created by Dr. Nghiems group as well as to pursue journal publications that will educate clinicians about the disease. Funding for the grant comes through the JW Fund, established by...

Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

... may miss important effects of interventions. She used the term "sleeper effects" to describe clinical improvements that are not apparent right after treatment, but emerge some time later. "Furthermore, whereas a few other studies using samples of high-risk college student volunteers have found writt...

Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience

...hly interactive 90-minute simulations. The project used SimMan, a reproduction of an average-size adult, that makes realistic heart, lung, and bowel sounds and can be programmed to have various medical problems which students can work to treat. Students can also use SimMan to practice procedures such as...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

...patient. Previously, the NCI-60 cell lines were used to screen more than 100,000 chemical compounds for...coexpression extrapolation (COXEN) system could be used to accurately predict drug sensitivity for bladder cancer cell lines to two common chemotherapies, c...

Cancer research summaries

...e Lancet last month. Before donated blood can be used in a clinical setting, it must go through a rigorous battery of tests to ensure that no diseases are passed between the donor and recipient. However, whereas the risk of transmission of infectious agents is well established and appropriate precaution...

New book guides boomers through retirement maze

...Diegos London program. Two of his books are widely used in the nations law schools and he has written and ...ok, is one of the principal treatises on elder law used by practitioners. Hegland was motivated to write Alive and Kicking once he began teaching an elder ...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...wing: Not all biofuels are equal. Corn now used to produce 95 percent of U.S. ethanol and the only commercially viable ethanol feedstock prepared to capitalize on refinery subsidies in the Farm Bill is the least sustainable biofuel feedstock of all raw materials commonly used. The capacity...

UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue

...hepatocytes to the liver, he noted. These could be used to beef up the liver's function prior to surgery i...Society's John H. Dillon Medal. The thing is, he used to throw these things away, Pochan said, referring to the hydrogels and pointing his thumb at Schnei...

Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy

...t the bloods ability to create clots. Two commonly used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets less likely to bind together and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to peopl...

Extreme weather monitoring boosted by space sensor

...l picture over large areas that may be effectively used in models. The ESA-backed SHARE (Soil Moisture ... Technology said. "Chinese scientists have already used our data to initialise weather forecasts and demonstrated they could better predict the location and...

European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano

...ne shrinkage or expansion. Atmospheric sensors are used to identify the gases and aerosols released by the eruption, and quantify their wider environmental impact. Having access to these data over long periods of time is important for scientists to identify and analyse long-term trends and changes. ESA...

Plants uptake antibiotics

...d hog manure containing Sulfamethazine, a commonly used veterinary antibiotic. This antibiotic was taken up by all three crops. Concentrations of antibiotics were found in the plant leaves. Concentrations in plant tissue also increased as the amount of antibiotics present in the manure increased. It a...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

... cancer; a multiplexing technique, similar to ones used in communications technology, to produce faster co... existing ones, and assure the safety of radiation used in medical procedures. They contribute to the development of therapeutic techniques, such as the ra...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...at institutions with higher volumes of cases. They used the Florida cancer data system, a prospective database of all cancer cases in the state of Florida since 1981, to identify all records of soft tissue sarcomas up to 2001. A total of 6259 cases were extracted and, after duplicates were removed, the re...

ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities

...ase the work relative value units (RVUs) for codes used in the nursing home setting. These increases in value are a testament to the extraordinary level of work required of physicians that work in nursing facilities, said David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP said. This increase in value should h...

New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities

...the established Framingham score and a new a score used in Scotland called ASSIGN, which includes a measur...data in a UK general practice population have been used in this way. Study leader, Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, of The University of Nottingham, said: ...

K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with extra fiber

...His expertise is in extrusion processing, which is used to make products from cheese puffs to pet food. Alavi is researching how this process can be used to make fiber-enriched flour taste like the kind used in most cookies and tortillas so that manufact...

IOF Bone Apptit campaign wins prestigious communications award

...cieties ever held Bone Apptit events. The campaign used celebrity chefs to communicate the Bone Apptit message and they also assisted by doing hands-on cooking demonstrations and preparing meals at fundraising and media events. Global Gold Sponsors for the IOF World Osteoporosis Day Bone Apptit campaign...

LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes

...tutes. Leading-edge educational approaches will be used to ensure achievement of competence and development of expertise. The Education Institutes may use a variety of methods to achieve specific educational outcomes, including the use of bench models, simulations, simulators, and virtual reality. The fac...

Are parking garages safe during hurricanes?

During hurricanes, parking garages commonly are used by car rental agencies and car dealerships to shelter vehicles. Recently, Dr. Thomas Schmidlin, meteorologist and professor of geography at Kent State University, completed research determining the safety of using parking garages for the general pu...

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