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Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...understanding of these biological differences, and devise better treatment plans that could potentially be effective," says Dr. Mitchell. Because the findings are similar to those in the federal database, says Dr. Morris, "This meant that they were representative nationally and that we could use this regi...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

... to have effective treatment."Our holy grail is to devise a simple blood test that can eventually be administered at a GP's surgery. "We feel we are very close to that although we have to be cautious because the research needs more testing. It may be a few years before we have a test, but we are the closest...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...sage working in conjunction with a company able to devise a system for encapsulating the mixture to prolong the residual life of treated mosquito nets. The efficacy of these mixtures between organophosphates and repellents therefore opens up a new pathway towards controlling pyrethroid-resistant malaria ...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...t. The report offers a starting point to help VA devise new ratings criteria specific to PTSD. The committee emphasized the need to rate PTSD disability based on a fuller range of an individual's capacity to function, not just on his or her ability to work. The focus on occupational impairment in the curr...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

...s used would destroy the vaccine. They also had to devise a protective coating that would remain intact when exposed to stomach acid but would dissolve in the chemically neutral environment of the small intestine. Through extensive research and testing, the students solved these problems. They refined a ...

New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux

...gin eating. Eventually, engineers hope to design a devise similar to a personal digital assistant to store the results. That PDA-like device could then be taken into a doctors office and downloaded into a computer to analyze the results....

African NGO Sets 20-million-dollar Goal to Fight Disease

...anisation will meet in Johannesburg on Saturday to devise strategies to meet its financial goal. Friends Africa was established in 2006 as a private sector initiative to raise funds for the continent in the fight against the diseases that have claimed millions of lives in the world's poorest continent....

Canadians Despair for Family Doctors

... unless all concerned put their heads together and devise appropriate strategies, sociologists warn. GPL/V...

Research to Protect Accident Victims from Epilepsy

A major research is on to devise ways and means of protecting the survivors of traumatic brain injuries from epilepsy. // For it has been estimated thousands of such survivors do develop epilepsy months or years later. The risk is especially high for certain kinds of war injurie...

Asia Pacific Region Officials Agree to Curb Aviation Pollution

...arket chain Tesco, said recently that he wanted to devise a system of labelling that would enable shoppers to 'compare a product's carbon footprint just as easily as they can currently compare its price or nutritional value'. Climate change pollution generated by aviation is growing faster than that from ...

Improved Platelet Life Span Increases Better Patient Care

...w knowledge, we are in a much stronger position to devise better therapies for the management of platelet-related diseases." Dr Kile added, "For fifty years doctors have speculated about what controls platelet life span. We now know the identity of the precise molecular switch responsible. The team is now...

Newborns With Respiratory Distress Potentially Have Rare Genetic Disease

...gy and clinical spectrum of this disease so we can devise better, more effective treatment strategies," Ferkol says. Ultimately, members of the consortium will invite patients with PCD to enroll in a long-term study where they will be monitored and be eligible to participate in clinical trials of potentia...

Genetic Test for Type II Diabetes Moves Closer

...erstand more fully the disease processes involved, devise therapies for those affected and to try to prevent future cases." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRM...

Scientists Assess Risk of Flu Pandemic Spread Via Global Airlines

...he possible propagation of a pandemic, in order to devise and test appropriate intervention strategies to contain and mitigate its evolution and impact on the population." The researchers developed a mathematical model using massive passenger-flow databases from the International Air Transport Association...

Scientists Map Key Landmarks in Human Genome

...somes or on top of nucleosomes, and that led us to devise a method to ask where the nucleosomes are located." The researchers used gene microarrays to which DNA associated with single nucleosomes was added. The nucleosomal DNA was derived from several cancer cell lines including melanoma and breast cancer...

Relationship Between Delirium and Dementia

... permanent injury to the brain, in order to better devise ways to intervene and prevent this injury,' explains Inouye. 'Knowing that our population is rapidly aging, these figures are only going to increase unless we do something now. We hope to eventually be able to identify at-risk individuals before they...

Anti Cancer Drug from Blue Green Algae

...-cancer properties of the drug, but were unable to devise efficient synthetic strategies that favored that configuration. Sherman's team accomplished this by isolating the entire set of biosynthetic genes and key enzymes and developing a new, efficient method to manufacture the broad class of cryptophycin...

Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

...d from the most unlikely of places - Pakistan - to devise a family planning programme //for the Muslim community based on a 'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives. "What comes in the way of family plann...

Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

...d from the most unlikely of places - Pakistan - to devise a family planning programme for the Muslim community// based on a 'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives. "What comes in the way of family plann...

Man Made Heart for Man from Quebec

... used to! Therefore patients using this mechanical devise will not have a measurable blood pressure either. Mr Langevin admitted that following a heart attack,he was anxious about going through surgery. However , he is mighty glad that he went through this unique surgery that has blessed him with a new m...

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