Navigation Links
The Top 10 Health Stories of 2008, from the Harvard Health Letter
Date:12/4/2008

uot;adult" stem cells might do for you.

Last year, several research groups discovered ways to genetically tinker with adult cells so they look and behave like stem cells from embryos. These reprogrammed cells are called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. This year, researchers showed how iPS cells might be used. Skin cells from two older patients with Lou Gehrig's disease were transformed into iPS cells and then coaxed into becoming neurons and other cells that might be used to treat the disease. Insulin-producing pancreatic cells were made from iPS cells that came from human skin. And two research teams reported that they had found new ways to make iPS cells, another step toward the day stem cell therapy will leave the lab and enter the clinic.

5. Gene tests: Progress and Pandora's Box.

Personalized medicine based on an individual's genes inched closer to routine use this year. Doctors have started to order gene tests to assess how sensitive people are to the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), although there are some doubts about how useful such tests will be. Meanwhile, many direct-to-the-consumer genetic tests hit the market. The tests have raised some concerns. Will they be done correctly? And even if they are, the predictive powers of this early generation of gene tests might be oversold, so some people could be unduly scared while others are falsely assured.

6. Seeing right through you.

A new generation of imaging machines, called multidetector CT scanners, is making pictures of the inside of the body faster and with incredible detail. Speedy CT scanners are proving to be especially valuable in hospital emergency departments, where time is of the essence. But are we going to pay a price for all of these pictures? The cancer-inducing radiation from CT scans is much higher than that of the traditional x-ray. Radiologists are taking steps to reduce the amount of radiation per scan and to eliminate unnecessar
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. Announces New Chief Executive Officer
2. Inverness Medical Innovations to Present at RBC Capital Markets 2008 Healthcare Conference on December 11, 2008
3. Partnership for Peak Healthcare Performance Research Shows Consumers Lack Involvement in Managing Their Health
4. Genaera to Participate in Obesity Panel at RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference
5. Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets
6. Tragedy Focuses Spotlight on Crisis in North Carolina Mental Health System
7. VirtualHealth Technologies CEO Scott Hare Discusses New Security and Encryption Technologies for Healthcare Sector with CEORoadshow.com in Exclusive Online Audio Interview
8. AARP: Health Care and Pension Reform Critical to Economic Recovery
9. Go Healthy Updates Progress With University Sports Programs
10. Floridas Small-Group Health Insurance Grew in First Half of 2008, Though Economic Downturn Likely to Halt Upward Trend
11. Friendly Bacteria Improve Health Segment Broadcasts On The National Medical Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The Top 10 Health Stories of 2008, from the Harvard Health Letter
(Date:8/1/2014)... DC (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... offer health plans and employers effective options to ... narrow networks argue that they can enhance formulary ... administrative fees. Consultants report that nearly all PBMs ... to requests for proposals. The Aug. 12 ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 Millions of women suffer with ... and in some cases the arms, causing an abnormal ... 17 million women in the U.S. alone are affected. ... the pain, embarrassment and discomfort caused by lipedema, it’s ... are unaware that this is a disease,” says Dr. David ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... August 01, 2014 Get the report ... with PitchBook presents the 3Q 2014 Private Equity Breakdown ... equity investment, exits and fundraising activity in the second ... help plan for private equity endeavors for the remainder ... to download it now. , About Merrill DataSite , ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The ... important developments about chemical listings, appellate decisions, litigation ... that may affect compliance with California's Proposition 65. ... to the law, regulations, history and trends impacting ... the fourth installment of the series which adds ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and ... breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did ... , a journal of the American Association for Cancer ... oral contraceptives [birth control pills] in the past year ... to never or former oral contraceptive use, and that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Atlantic Information Services Webinar to Offer Health Plan, Employer Strategies for Implementing Narrow Pharma Networks 2Health News:Lipedema Centers Works With Insurers To Gain Coverage For Lipedema Treatment 2Health News:Register to Download Merrill DataSite's Report: PitchBook 3Q 2014 Private Equity Breakdown Report 2Health News:Save 25% on the Proposition 65 Handbook - 2013 Edition Through August 31 2Health News:Recent use of some birth control pills may increase breast cancer risk 2
... is a sad day for the American labor movement and ... the bottom up, rather than the top down.SEIU,s press release ... It also is predictable that Hearing Officer Ray Marshall, former ... Stern to conduct the hearing would do the job he ...
... 22 Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on ... "100 Best Companies to Work For" awards issue. This is ... award -- one of the most influential business scorecards in ... For" are historically good performers in the marketplace for not ...
... 22 Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today reflected on the ... v. Wade by speaking with the Missouri-Illinois Right to Life ... in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him ... "The last few years are the first time since I,ve ...
... preventable blindnessOAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 22 The ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/DC38855LOGO ) Who: Former President ... Lions Clubs International President Albert Brandel; ... Dedication of the "Gift of Sight" statue, ...
... 22 Griffin Hospital has been honored with a 10th year ... Griffin ranked 62 on the 2009 list released today. Griffin is ... ten years.Griffin was first invited to apply for selection to the ... since. FORTUNE has issued the list of "100 Best Companies to ...
... announced today that,the physicians of Midwest Pulmonary and ... , The physicians are Susan ... Plumb, M.D. All are board-certified in pulmonology,and critical care ... the treatment of sleep disorders. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statement by UHW on SEIU's Claims Regarding SEIU-Trusteeship Hearing Process Chaired by Ray Marshall 2Health News:Novo Nordisk Makes its Debut in FORTUNE's '100 Best Companies to Work For' 2Health News:Novo Nordisk Makes its Debut in FORTUNE's '100 Best Companies to Work For' 3Health News:Blunt Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Signs Letter in Defense of Pro-Life Legislation 2Health News:Blunt Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Signs Letter in Defense of Pro-Life Legislation 3Health News:Former President Jimmy Carter Dedicates 'Gift of Sight' Statue at Lions Club International Headquarters in Recognition of Lions' Blindness Prevention Efforts 2Health News:Griffin Honored with Tenth Year on FORTUNE Best Companies to Work for List 2Health News:Midwest Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates Will Join Aurora Medical Group 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today provided an update on its pipeline and ... 2014, Alexza expects to initiate a Phase 2a ... is being developed for the management of patients ... two new Staccato -based product candidates for ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014  Decision Resources Group is launching ... product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; the new capabilities ... in an interactive dashboard providing detailed brand-level share tracking ... a hospital level. Other key capabilities of ... feed: In addition to end-user surveys of healthcare facilities, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014 For its innovative ... California , Art,s-Way Scientific has earned a Modular ... With competition in over 30 categories, MBI,s contest is ... members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and ... excellent example the capability of our team," said ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 2Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 3Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 4Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 5Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 6Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 3Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 4
... 29 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) invites investors and the general ... at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 . The purpose ... company,s Second Quarter 2010 Performance Report, to be issued that morning. , ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) , , , ...
... , SUNNYVALE, Calif. , June 29 Accuray Incorporated ... announced today the appointment of Peter Fine as a member of ... replace board member Li Yu who has resigned effective June ... Fine currently serves ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfizer Invites Public to View and Listen to Webcast of August 3 Conference Call With Analysts 2Accuray Appoints Peter Fine to Board of Directors 2Accuray Appoints Peter Fine to Board of Directors 3Accuray Appoints Peter Fine to Board of Directors 4
A sturdy, robust stool. Gas operated height adjustment for convenience....
Lacrimal Cannulas, 19 g. shaft tapering to 23 g. cannula, straight. Overall length 37.5 mm. 5/box....
Viscoelastic Cannula, 27 g. Angled. 7 mm angled tip cannula with unique hub that facilitates flow of viscoelastic material. Overall length 23 mm. 5/box....
Anterior Chamber Needle, 27 g. Angled. 5 mm angled tip. Overall length 20 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: