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Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol

...e is named for an island off the coast of Virginia where the disease was first discovered. The disease is extremely rare. As of 1992, fewer than 50 cases had been identified worldwide....

Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients

...plantation there is an inherent risk of rejection, where the recipient's immune system will recognize the donated lungs as foreign and attack the transplanted organ. Within the first three months, patients are at highest risk of acute rejection. However, as the patient moves out in time, the primary cause ...

Higher education representatives advise chemistry faculty candidates on how to apply for positions

...e Societys national meeting in San Diego in March, where recruiters from colleges and universities conducted interviews with faculty candidates. The goal of AEI is to broaden the process by which chemistry faculty members are hired to include more women, minorities and more candidates from lesser known uni...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...5 years. And we were also able to look at when and where the gene is expressed during human development. Without these techniques, and without the powerful computer programs, we wouldn't have been able to identify this gene and confirm its role in Roberts syndrome." The physical similarities of people with...

Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions

...The respondents were visiting Case's dental clinic where students from the dental school receive their clinical training. Lewis will present findings from the study, "Dental Patients Who Use Tobacco: Attitudes Toward Tobacco Cessation Promotion" for the International Association of Dental Research and the...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...s. The cells are "seeded" on a model, or scaffold, where they continue to grow. The next step is implanting the model in the body, where the scaffold eventually degrades as the new organ or tissue integrates with the body. In addition to...

Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors

... not occur more frequently on the side of the head where the phone was typically used. The study was supported by the European Commission Fifth Framework Program, International Union Against Cancer, International Epidemiology Institute, and Danish Cancer Society....

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...h cardiac output when at rest and during exercise, where the heart beats faster than it has to, he adds. However, hypertension in mature adults results from changes in the walls of the large arteries that carry blood throughout the body. These blood vessels become less elastic or flexible, a condition kn...

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

...ng with creation of alternative fuels, as the area where nanotechnology applications are most likely to ben...," he says. Number two on the list is agriculture, where science is developing a range of inexpensive nanotech applications to increase soil fertility and cr...

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

...ully for several years in Asia, Europe and Canada, where Pelletier had used it on a number of occasions as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Toronto. Fitzgerald was instrumental in bringing the system to the United States. Both he and Robbins are on Novadaq's scientific board. Coronary artery bypas...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

...a-Elbert said. "Specifically, we added a component where we can model what would happen if there is a cell ...hat will happen in cell culture or an animal model where there will be active cell-mediated degradation. We are trying to get closer to the real situation."...

Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease

...wn that estrogen is also synthesized in the brain, where it contributes to the development and function of the hippocampus. MacLusky said that high concentrations of BPA have been reported in the blood of some pregnant women and that BPA contamination could adversely affect human hippocampal development, w...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

... populations. They also can pinpoint easily where bottlenecks occur and how they can be reduced. In one case, Lin said, a simulation of patient transport within the hospital revealed that the elevators were a bottleneck. The problem was eliminated easily by dedicating one for patient use onl...

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

...nometer scale (one billionth of a meter, the range where molecular interactions take place), they exhibit u...s occur in the near-infrared (NIR) spectral region where light penetration through tissue is highest," Drezek says. The NIR absorption also makes destruction...

Will cancer vaccine get to all women?

...of the virus. Meanwhile in developing countries, where 80 per cent of deaths from cervical cancer occur, ...e the key to getting vaccines accepted in cultures where trying to prevent sexually transmitted infections is equated with promiscuity. "We found that some ...

New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap

...a thin flap and folds it back for the second step, where an excimer laser is used to ablate corneal tissue for vision correction. Until now, advancements like Custom LASIK and Wavefront have focused on improving the second step (precision of tissue ablation). But new research shows the importance of t...

Ovary removal elevates risk for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism

... Rocca. "Our findings are important for situations where the removal of the ovaries is 'elective' -- that is, conducted to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer." At issue with removal of the ovaries and parkinsonism risk is a woman's estrogen level. According to the Mayo Clinic investigators, removal of both...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...eeza's Place is a program called Memory Television where families have the opportunity to create a video scrapbook of their memories. Families learn to view the camera as a nonjudgmental "listener" and find a measure of solace during a time of pain and grief. "We are thrilled to be able to present this awa...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...heir endogenous microbial communities may indicate where they have been and what activities they have pursued in terms of travel, diet, antibiotic use and the like. Relman emphasized that the study looked at only a limited number of individuals and examined only one genetic feature of the microbes, so ther...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...h in the Department of Family Medicine. "In cases where consumers felt their share of medical expenses was too high, for example, the counselor might review the situation and determine that coverage was correct according to the plan's rules," he added. "The problem may not have been resolved, but the cons...

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