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Finnish scientist to receive IADR Award in Geriatric Oral Research

...function and impaired quality of life. Her studies utilized a wide array of scientific data, including clinical parameters, quantitative and qualitative salivary collections, radiological scans, and skeletal measurements. Dr. Ainamo was able to create and cultivate multidisciplinary teams of investigators, wh...

Heat-shock protein vaccine reduces alveolar bone loss

Heat-shock protein (HSP) can be utilized as a vaccine to cross-protect against multiple pathogenic species. Investigators from Pusan National University (South Korea) today presented the findings of a study they performed to evaluate the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis heat-shock protein...

Large-scale cross-platform study of research microarrays uncovers high concordance across platforms

...n which the sequences of all probes were known and utilized in such an analysis. The results indicate in the current state of microarrays, there are many available platforms that provide good quality data, or reliability, especially on highly expressed genes, and that between these platforms, there is general...

New study shows antibiotic may protect the heart

...l be whether or not rapamycin coated stents can be utilized in patients to favorably affect damaged heart muscle beyond the blockage causing a heart attack," said George W. Vetrovec, M.D., chair of cardiology at VCU's School of Medicine, and co-author of the study. For the last several years, Kukreja and hi...

Brain's 'gambling circuitry' identified

...hese high-level processes, in the future it may be utilized with clinical populations to determine whether alterations in risk perception accompany their changes in risky behavior. This may lead to a better understanding of the relative contributions of risk misperception versus cognitive impairments in these...

Penn researchers to get 7 Tesla whole-body MRI system

...human disease. This new system at Penn will be utilized primarily by four centers: the Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Research and Computing Center (MMRRCC), the Center for Functional Neuroimaging (CfN), the Center for Molecular Imaging (CEMI), and the Laboratory for Structural NMR Imaging (LSNI). Biomedica...

MRI on the cheap and on the go

...becomes portable and therefore can be conveniently utilized as an in-line analytical instrument for monitoring chemical reactions and biological processes."...

Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions

...tive testing with ImPACT, as in the UPMC study, is utilized nationwide by more than 900 high schools, 250 colleges and universities, 125 professional sports teams, including the majority of NFL teams, 250 sports medicine clinics and numerous other national and international athletic organizations. ImPACT invo...

MRI can track survival of pancreatic islets after transplantation

... iron-containing nanoparticles. The current study utilized islets labeled with Feridex, an FDA-approved contrast agent, and procedures virtually identical to the Edmonton protocol, in which islets are infused into the recipient's liver. Labeled islets were transplanted into mice with a normal immune system ...

Concussion in athletes: Can they accurately evaluate their own condition?

...throughout professional and amateur sports and was utilized in this study as part of the athletes' overall medical management. ImPACT also includes a postconcussion symptom (PCS) scale in which the athletes themselves rate the severity of their symptoms, such as headache, nausea, dizziness and trouble sleepi...

Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders

...brain lesions." For this study, researchers also utilized the Iowa Gambling Task among two groups: "controls" with no substance-abuse issues (n=53); and abstinent alcoholics divided into three subgroups, those without any PD (n=38), those with a cluster A or C PD (n=19), and those with certain cluster B An...

CHEST 2006 abstract briefs

...anagement program. Patients had Medicare, and many utilized pharmaceutical-sponsored, medication-assistance programs (MAP) to access their life-saving therapies. MAP programs are potentially threatened as a result of the current change over to Medicare Part D. Patients had a mean age of 66.7 years and a media...

Newest in CT imaging technology -- dual energy source -- now being utilized on patients at Penn

... of October and is now fully operational and being utilized on patients - is Siemens' SOMATOM Definition. It i...-ray energy source and one X-ray detector could be utilized at one time. Now, radiologists can run the 'dual energy' system simultaneously, allowing them to bet...

Dedicated R&D lab established to spur RFID industry in Canada

...ipment in large hospitals to ensure they are fully utilized is a challenge," said William MacLeod, Vice President, Research and Corporate Development, Hamilton Health Sciences. "MRAL is helping us develop a centralized tracking system that will lead to improved patient care, greater efficiency and cost savin...

Long-term financial costs associated with prostate cancer treatment

...o indicate that these therapies were appropriately utilized according to current guidelines for disease risk and age. Therefore some therapies are actually costly because they are being appropriately used for higher risk or older patients. More than 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year ...

Study finds limitations in publicly reported quality-of-care indicators for heart-failure patients

... new performance measures are needed. Researchers utilized data on 5,791 patients seen at 91 hospitals, taken from a large heart failure patient registry and performance improvement program called the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)...

Temple University Hospital investigates treatment for cervical dysplasia

...ith high-grade cervical dysplasia, the most widely utilized treatment option is surgery. "The most common surgical procedure is LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure), which removes the diseased part of the cervix," said Hernandez. "Although LEEP is effective, it may cause complications related to fe...

Metacognition: Faced with a test, rats can check their knowledge first

...ut smaller, reward. In the new work, researchers utilized this approach to study the knowledge rats had of the information they possessed. During the "study phase" of the experiments, rats were presented with a brief noise of either short duration (between 2 and 3.6 seconds in length) or long duration (betw...

Clevidipine during heart surgery improves blood pressure control

...e nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside have been utilized effectively in patients undergoing cardiac surgery to control blood pressure, a new therapy called clevidipine may perform even better, according to researchers at Duke University School of Medicine. Three separate studies evaluated clevidipine, a n...

New study reports improved treatment and reduced mortality for patients with heart failure

...nit length of stay were also observed. Researchers utilized data from more than 150,000 acute heart failure patient episodes, taken from the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE). If similar improvements had occurred at hospitals nationwide, this would translate to 14,300 less in-hospit...

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(Date:8/28/2014)... and his collaborators have developed an online analytic tool ... re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet is a free-use ... stem cell engineering. Details of CellNet and its application ... papers in the journal Cell . , "This ... all types of cell-based investigations and can potentially offer ...
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