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Move Over, Popular Beauty Fillers--Here Comes Evolence

... as a preferred medical grafting substance due to its nearly identical similarity to human collagen. N. Dallas/Plano, TX (PRWEB) ... as a preferred medical grafting substance due to its nearly identical similarity to human collagen. In comparison to one of the popular, hyaluronic acid, ...

May/June 2008 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... communication style. Further analysis revealed that patients perception of similarity to their physician is a multidimensional construct that includes both ... than others. Researchers found that of the two dimensions, personal similarity appears more strongly related to patient trust, satisfaction and intent to ...

New Study Shows Coaching to Patient Activation Levels Improves Disease Management Outcomes

... intervention group and a control group of nurse coaches and their patients in geographically separate call centers, which were selected based on the similarity of their nurse coaches' tenure and years of experience. The findings show those who received coaching with the PAM experienced a 33% decline ...

New Study Shows Coaching to Patient Activation Levels Improves Disease Management Outcomes

... intervention group and a control group of nurse coaches and their patients in geographically separate call centers, which were selected based on the similarity of their nurse coaches' tenure and years of experience. The findings show those who received coaching with the PAM experienced a 33% decline in ...

Study Finds Multitude of Bacteria on Human Skin

... in enriched media. In culture, you can find what you are looking for, but it's hard to find what is not there." Even more unexpected was the similarity of the bacteria living in the same sites on different people. "We found that the site was more determining than the individual," Segre said. "In ...

An efficient approach to monitor gastrointestinal microflora changes

... molecular markers (net integral area and abundance of DNA band), Shannon's index for diversity of intestinal microflora, and Sorenson's pairwise similarity coefficient, was established. With application of this evaluating system, four major clinical recipes used for Pi-deficiency therapy in TCM were ...

Breakthrough model for human cancer may improve development of cancer drugs; study in PNAS

... candidates, determine their biological roles in various stages of cancer progression and test targeted therapies. We have been very encouraged by the similarity to human patients in response to widely used breast cancer agents." ...

Better by design: Engineering flu vaccines

... and professor of physics and astronomy, and colleagues developed the method so they could assign a number that captured the amount of difference or similarity between strains. The method can also be used to test how effective a vaccine will be against divergent strains. To verify this, the team checked ...

Penn study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning

... completely unexpected. It suggested that Parkinson's disease genes could interact with each other in previously unexpected ways." Because of its similarity to the human PARK9 gene, Gitler and colleagues renamed the yeast gene to YPK9 (which stands for Yeast PARK9). Researchers at Purdue University and ...

Study finds genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children

... influences. Shared environmental influences create similarities among individual family members, and can therefore be estimated by calculating the similarity between identical twins that is not due to genetic influences. Non-shared environmental influences individualize family members, and can therefore be ...

Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide

... Their latest study looked at national data on the social networks of 1,100 twins, some identical and others fraternal. They found greater similarity between the social networks of identical twins, who share the exact same genes, than those of fraternal twins, whose genes might vary slightly. ...

Evolution and epilepsy

... potassium channel clustering required nearly identical sequences that seemed to have evolved at the same time was very surprising" said Cooper. "The similarity in anchor sequences could not arise by chance. Seeing them in both channel types was comparable to a person arriving at a new job, and seeing that ...

Researchers detail how aging undermines bone healing

... manipulating the COX-2 pathway with existing, experimental drugs. The study was in mice, but is especially relevant to human medicine because of the similarity between human and mouse COX-2 gene, and because the study mice were engineered by the National Institute on Aging, and have inspired several major ...

Scientists reveal structure of new botulism nerve toxin subtype

... as the translocation domain, essential for moving the toxin into the cell. "Because the genes that code for these proteins have a large degree of similarity and all the subtypes incapacitate nerve cells in a very similar way, many biologists had assumed that all seven botulinum neurotoxins would have a ...

EPA should pursue cumulative risk assessment of phthalates and other chemicals

... and reduce uncertainty associated with such an assessment, the report says. Moving beyond the constraints of grouping chemicals based on structural similarity may appear challenging, but it is feasible to evaluate the multiplicity of human exposures. It also directly reflects EPA's mission to protect human ...

FDA Grants NeoVista's Request to Utilize Novel Wet AMD Treatment in Compassionate Case

... eye was following a parallel course, with advanced vision loss due to an enlarging exudative retinal detachment caused by wet AMD. Because of the similarity in the appearance of the two eyes and the failure of prior therapies to successfully treat the left eye, a decision was made to treat the patient's ...

23andMe Announces Holiday Season Multi-Pack Discount

... Grandtree - a pedigree view showing how genes pass through the generations by comparing data from grandparents to grandchildren. Global similarity - a mapping feature that places individuals in a global context. Over a thousand reference populations provide ancestral perspective and a plot to ...

Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. Not Affiliated With U.K. Nursing Home Company

... in any way with NHP Ltd., a U.K. nursing home property company that may be in default on certain loans. The company said that because of the similarity of the names, it wanted to clarify that the two entities are completely unrelated. Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. is a real estate ...

Type-1 diabetes not so much bad genes as good genes behaving badly, Stanford research shows

... the mice began to show characteristic signs of diabetes such as hyperglycemia. Fathman said preliminary work done in his lab indicates an exquisite similarity to the gene-expression signatures found in the blood of humans with type-1 diabetes well before the onset of symptoms. This finding may provide ...

Dartmouth research reveals passive learning imprints on the brain just like active learning

... that there are correlations in behavioral performance between active and passive learning, but in this study we were surprised by the remarkable similarity in brain activation when our research participants observed dance sequences that were actively or passively experienced," says Emily Cross, the ...

New Injectable Collagen Filler Offers Natural Results

... EVOLENCE(R) utilizes highly-purified porcine Type I collagen, regarded as a preferred medical grafting substance due to its nearly identical similarity to human collagen. In comparison to one of the popular, hyaluronic acid, sugar-based gel fillers that are gradually absorbed into the body, ...

Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental factors

... all of their genes and their entire environment, fraternal twins share only half of their genes and their entire environment. Therefore, greater similarity in a trait between identical twins compared to fraternal twins shows that genetic factors are partly responsible for the trait. This study ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 18, 2008

... Journal of Organic Chemistry Chemists in Ohio have discovered that half of all of the known chemical compounds in the world have an amazing similarity in sharing only 143 basic molecular shapes. That sharply limits the number of molecular building blocks that chemists often deploy in efforts to ...

Researchers identify proteins making up mechanosensitive ion channels

... root are MSL9 and MSL10, according to the study published in the May 20 issue of Current Biology. MSL stands for MscS-Like proteins because of their similarity to a family of bacterial channels known as MscS (mechanosensitive channels of small conductance). Even though bacteria and plants are not closely ...

Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation

... development, he said. "The pre-marketing studies were benign," Moss said. "But you just don't know until you get mass marketing." The only similarity between prucalopride and the older drugs was that they acted on a cell receptor that stimulates cells in the wall of the intestines to induce muscle ...

ASINEX and CDD Team up for Open Access Data for the Scientific Community

... compound uploaded from ASINEX can be viewed within the context of your own private, secure data for scaffold jumping via substructure or Tanimoto similarity search within the merged data for lead identification and optimization. The main premise is for new screens, fewer compounds of higher quality are ...

Hasbro Children's Hospital presents at 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

... to assess the difference in presentation and care of pediatric facial lacerations based on medical insurance status. Findings showed that despite the similarity in the presentation and characteristics of facial lacerations, there were differences in the use of conscious sedation and subspecialty consultation ...

Penn researchers discover 'modus operandi' of heart muscle protein

... muscle weakness called intranuclear rod myopathy. Although this disease is caused by a mutation in a skeletal muscle-specific actin gene, the similarity in appearance suggests that mutations in Lmod could cause the same type of disease in cardiac muscle cells. The Penn team is currently studying ...

Identification of dopamine 'mother cells' could lead to future Parkinson's treatments

... They discovered that dopaminergic neurons are formed by precursor cells identified as radial glia-like cells by the scientists because of their similarity to radial glia cells which are already known to build other parts of the brain. The scientists hope that this discovery could, in the future, lead ...

Study identifies mechanism underlying multidrug resistance in fungi

... In humans, a protein called PXR is the drug sensor that turns on genes involved in detoxifying and removing drugs from cells. This intriguing similarity between the regulatory switches controlling multidrug resistance in fungi and drug detoxification in humans will allow us to take advantage of the ...

Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells

... and breast cancer cells, these divergent tumor types both underwent cell suicide following exposure to the hESC microenvironment. "The remarkable similarity of the responses of the two tumor types is likely attributable to the commonality of plasticity (for example, the aberrant and unregulated expression ...

Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

... in Nodal production in the cancer cells, along with decreased growth and an increase in programmed cell death (apoptosis). "The remarkable similarity of the responses of the two tumor types is likely attributable to the commonality of plasticity (for example, the aberrant and unregulated expression ...

Protein in embryonic stem cells control malignant tumor cells

... and breast cancer cells, these divergent tumor types both underwent cell suicide following exposure to the hESC microenvironment. The remarkable similarity of the responses of the two tumor types is likely attributable to the commonality of plasticity (for example, the aberrant and unregulated expression ...

U of Minn researchers discover genetic cancer link between humans and dogs

... preserved the genetics of a breed. It has also made some breeds more susceptible to certain cancers. These factors, coupled with the high degree of similarity between the genomes of dogs and humans, provided the researchers with an opportunity to compare the genomes and study the evolutionary genetic ...

Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity

... said Rosenberg, who is an assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Michigan. "The closer populations are, the greater the degree of similarity between the populations," he noted. Rosenberg's team also found that the number of distinct genetic variants declined as the distance from Africa ...

DNA Findings Reveal Genetic History of Humans

... said Rosenberg, who is an assistant professor of human genetics at the University of Michigan. "The closer populations are, the greater the degree of similarity between the populations," he noted. Rosenberg's team also found that the number of distinct genetic variants declined as the distance from Africa ...

Fungus Sheds Light on Development of Human Genders

... is similar to the one encoded by the human Y chromosome, called SRY. When SRY is turned on, a developing fetus develops male characteristics. The similarity suggests HMG-domain proteins may mark the evolutionary beginnings of sex determination in fungi and humans, said research team leader Dr. Joseph ...

Smallpox vaccine alternative identified

... subjects regardless whether they were given MVA or Dryvax, suggesting that MVA contains antiviral properties similar to those in Dryvax. This similarity is vital, Davies says, because if a vaccine initiates an immune response in humans that matches the one in animals that are protected against lethal ...

Twins study shows genetic basis for face and place recognition

... copies of one another. Fraternal twins are as genetically different as regular siblings. These results cannot be chalked up to greater structural similarity in identical twins' brains, the study says. If they could be, then the brain activity patterns for made-up words and chairs should also have been ...

Having Boys as Friends Can Boost Young Girls' Drinking Risk

... focused on the association between friendship characteristics and alcohol use and the extent to which genetic and/or environmental factors influenced similarity in drinking behaviors among adolescents and their friends. "Our findings suggest that girls may be more susceptible to their friends' drinking and ...
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