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A nutritional supplement could improve the clinical situation of ICU patients

... been carried out by Jimena Abils , and headed by doctor Elena Planells ( Departament of Physiology of the University of Granada ), doctor Antonio Prez de la Cruz (head of the Nutrition ... Unit of the Ruiz de Alda Hospital in Granada) and doctor Eduardo Aguayo (specialist in the Intensive ...

Quest for better treatment for effects of menopause

... response to each of the treatments. To this end, doctor Ruiz del Agua analysed the response by a group of ... female sex hormone). The conclusions of doctor Ruiz del Aguas thesis point to raloxifene, while ... response to treatment On the one hand, doctor Ruiz del Agua states that the response to the ...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

... a way to monitor the virus for themselves, reducing the need to visit a doctor as often. It will act as an early warning system to tell patients to seek ... do not change, or they could be told to make an appointment to see their doctor if the virus begins to flare up. Investigator, Dr. Anna-Maria Goretti, ...

Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space

... a number of higher level processes. When viewing an ultrasound, the doctor needs to be able to mentally rotate and rescale the image to really know ... by direct perception. To ensure proper placement of the surgical tool, the doctor needs to be able to look at the image on the screen and know how deep to ...

A spoonful of sugar?

... be problems with establishing a regular supply. When visiting a GP, the doctor will often talk to the parent rather than the child, sometimes causing a ... managed out of hospital and who, in most cases, will not have a nurse or doctor giving their medication but need to take responsibility within the home or ...

Proteins in sperm unlock understanding of male infertility says new study

... to help couples have a baby," Chu said. "The ultimate goal is that a doctor could be able to say to a patient, 'this is the protein that is ... the level of that protein.' Understanding sperm proteins also means that a doctor could be able to inform patients of the likely success rates of different ...

Ape language pioneer Savage-Rumbaugh receives honorary Ph.D. from alma mater

... ape language and cognition studies, recently received the eighth honorary doctor of science degree conferred in the 103-year history of her alma mater, ... her stellar career. The University of Chicago also conferred an honorary doctor of science degree in 1997 in recognition of the contributions of her ...

Researcher provides tool to enable determination of age of anchovies with greater precision

... European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in the Bay of Biscay was led by doctor Beatriz Morales-Nin of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the ... Cell Biology, obtaining summa cum laude. Pablo Cermeo Villanueva is doctor in Biology from the University of the Basque Country and President of the ...

Virtual human in HIV drug simulation

... decisions on life-saving treatments. For example, for an HIV patient, a doctor could perform an assay to establish the patients genotype and then rank ... profile based on a rapid set of large-scale simulations, enabling the doctor to tailor the treatment accordingly. We have some difficult questions ...

Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning

... fix peeling paint in homes where young children live. Remind your doctor to test your child for lead poisoning at ages 1 and 2. Ask your doctor about testing older children who may be at risk for lead exposure, ...

A crystal ball for brain cancer?

... after therapy. Bronnie McNabb, 57, considers himself lucky. When his aggressive brain cancer returned after chemotherapy and radiation, his UCLA doctor prescribed the off-label use of Avastin, a drug shown to quell cancers in the breast, colon and lung. One month later, McNabb's tumors had ...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... had reviewed 75 studies carried out between 1980-2008 that looked at the impact of early pregnancy complications. Dr van Oppenraaij, a medical doctor and PhD student in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Erasmus MC University Medical Centre (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), said: "There ...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

... expanse of data. "Previous studies did not benefit from the wide range of information we acquired such as details of both sick and well doctor visits, changes in a child's address, annual food service establishment inspection data, aerial photographs of neighborhoods and crime statistics ...

Low levels of vitamin D linked to common vaginal infection in pregnant women

... D and BV," said Dr. Bodnar. "We don't recommend pregnant women take mega-doses of vitamin D based on these findings, but they should talk with their doctor if they have concerns about their vitamin D status. All women should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet and take a prenatal vitamin before they ...

AIBS recognizes diversity in the biological sciences

... the 2009 honoree: Diversity Scholar: Danielle N. Lee, PhD student, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Danielle N. Lee is a candidate for the doctor of philosophy degree in biological sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lee's current research is an examination of individual ...

Imperial College London and NTU collaborate to offer joint Ph.D. programs in engineering and science

... and Imperial College London have signed an agreement on 6 April 2009 that will enable these two leading universities to offer highly attractive joint doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in engineering and science. The NTU-Imperial College Joint PhD degree programme will commence with PhD programmes ...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

... disease. " According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more that 40 million American say that they have been told by a doctor that they have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and limits activities ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... the abdomen, as in surgery. Going through skin at the groin, a catheter is passed into the femoral artery and directed to the aortic aneurysm. The doctor passes a stent graft, which is compressed into a small diameter within the catheter, through the catheter. The stent graft is advanced to the ...

ChemoBrain: How cancer therapies can affect your mind

... Stewart B. Fleishman, MD, Director, Supportive Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York: Beth Israel and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospitals, is a doctor at the forefront of a new movement to treat cognitive dysfunction as a real symptom with real potential solutions. "We will learn more about the ...

When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis

... "With gene analysis we are able to further investigate the molecular links, which, in many ways, are a reason for the clinical observations". The doctor thus has an opportunity to improve his diagnosis with so-called "marker genes" and to improve his treatment of the patients with targeted, ...

The quest for specific anti-inflammatory treatment

... C1P. The team is being led by doctors Josefina Casas and Gemma Fabris, from the Consejo Superior para la Investigacin Cientfica (CSIC) and includes doctor Antonio Delgado from the University of Barcelona. They are the pharmacists and organic chemists who provide the UPV/EHU team with the made-to-measure ...

Samuel Stupp to receive honorary doctorate from TU/e

... departments, which plays to his great strength: interdisciplinary thought. Enhancing Collaboration The appointment of Stupp as an honorary doctor will provide a valuable boost to both biomedical and polymer research at TU/e. Beyond that, his research intersects that of the TU/e Institute for ...

Moving in for the winter toxic brown recluse spiders pose danger

... the site of the spider bite. Apply a cold compress. Apply a general antibiotic to the site to minimize the risk of secondary infection. See a doctor as soon as possible and try to capture and take the spider with you so the bite can be confirmed as a brown recluse bite. "The spiders inject ...

Researchers learn that some 'good cholesterol' isn't good enough

... and first author of the study. "It is now apparent that subjects with high HDL are not necessarily protected from heart problems and should ask their doctor to find out whether their HDL is good or bad." The researchers came to this conclusion after reviewing published research on this subject. In ...

Superglue from the sea

... be used for gluing together small bone fragments in fractured knees, wrists, elbows, ankles and other joints, and also the face and skull. "If a doctor rebuilds a joint with pins and screws, generally weight is kept off that joint until it's healed," Stewart says. "So our goal isn't to rebuild a ...

Stroke patients soon may have fun, high-tech tool

... don't want to create cool widgets. We want to create things people can actually use to better their lives." Smith and her team are working with a doctor and a physical therapist along with VRMC to create the prototype. UCF will deliver it to VRMC by the end of 2009 and provide a license to VRMC to ...

Flu shot protects kids -- even during years with a bad vaccine match

... published this month. "Conservatively, we can estimate that vaccination for flu could prevent 2,250 hospitalizations and between 270,000 and 650,000 doctor visits for children if half of U.S. children 6 months to 5 years old were vaccinated." The study, which was performed as part of the CDC-funded ...

Scientists from Granada find a potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity

... (UGR) and situated in the Technological Park of Health Sciences (PTS). Vitagenes has collaborated in this project through its technical director, doctor Jos Luis Mesa , who has been one of the main authors of the study together with distinguished scientists of the University of Melbourne and the ...

Rutgers scholar authors definitive biography of reproductive medicine pioneer

... We thought he deserved a serious biography." The authors found Rock's personal story compelling as well. In the 1930s, he was the only Catholic doctor in Massachusetts to support the repeal of a Massachusetts law that prohibited the use of birth control even by married couples. In the 1950s, he ...

Majority of osteoporosis patients not receiving calcium and vitamin D with treatment

... in attitudes to supplementation may be due to differences in cultures, national health policies or local disease awareness initiatives" said doctor Patrice Fardellone, of CHU Amiens Hospital in France. "Whilst this research has shown some positive results, there is still room for improvement. It ...

African-Americans have unique lung cancer risks from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

... project to establish risk models among different ethnic groups; a model for Hispanics is currently under development. "What we hope is that a doctor can use these models to encourage their patients to take steps to prevent lung cancer. Even if they are never smokers, they can be at risk," said ...

A home early warning system for cardiac patients

... even save a life.' Currently HEART GUARD is being developed for home use only, with patients monitoring their own condition and only contacting a doctor or hospital if the system identifies a cause for concern. HEART GUARD also has applications in a number of other areas, including telemedicine, ...

Rapid test for pathogens developed by K-State researchers

... treatment before knowing exactly what they're up against. "This new test will eliminate a lot of the guesswork," Narayanan said. It will tell the doctor how many different kinds of pathogens are in a sample and which antibiotics won't work, all in a shorter time frame. The test's efficiencies also ...

Energy secretary, IEEE-member industry leader to deliver keynote addresses during GridWeek 2008

... is expected to save customers money and reduce carbon emissions. Bodman, who earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell and a doctor of science degree from MIT, was an associate professor of chemical engineering at MIT from 1965-71. He was sworn in as energy secretary in February ...

Medical doctors who do research could be a dying breed

... research to disease cure isn't usually a smooth one. One role which bridges the laboratory and the clinic is that of the "clinician-scientist" a doctor who understands disease both in the patient and in the Petri dish. Yet an editorial published in Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM), ...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

... we assumed was largely peanut butterwas consistently and positively associated with childhood asthma symptoms, including wheeze, dyspnea, doctor diagnosed asthma and asthma-associated steroid use." The association remained even after controlling for the child's diet. Additionally, the ...

The AGA Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future

... Americans. Thirty percent of Americans suffer a gastroenterological illness each year, resulting in over 8 million hospital admissions and 30 million doctor visits. At least 40 million Americans are burdened with chronic digestive conditions that disrupt their lives. More Americans are hospitalized for ...

More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

... strategies aimed at modifying practices, researchers were able to reduce the number and severity of episiotomies, a surgical procedure in which a doctor or midwife makes an incision in the tissue between the mothers vagina and rectum during childbirth. They were also able to increase the use of ...

Scientists test device to track medication adherence in patients with HIV/AIDS

... hope to reduce the size of their detection device to fit inside a cell phone. But for now, theyre satisfied that the technology works. The doctor can see how often you took it and exactly what time. If it made the patient really sick or dizzy and they didnt take it, they can find out why, ...

EPFL Research Day 2008, in the presence of Al Gore

... social sciences in the environmental domain. This evening Al Gore will speak to an audience of 1500 Research Day participants, before receiving a doctor honoris causa from the hands of EPFL President Patrick Aebischer. Hundreds of students have been eagerly awaiting this conference, during which they ...
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