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New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

...ith researchers at other institutions to help them evaluate other gene therapy studies for cancer patients. The tracking system consists of "reporter" genes that can be attached to any gene therapy and used to monitor the therapy's behavior. After the reporter genes and gene therapy are paired and infused i...

Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...ine production in cultured immune system cells. To evaluate the effects of spirulina on the immune system, immunologists at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center collected blood samples from 12 healthy volunteers and incubated the samples with dilutions of spirulina made from 429 mg capsules of dried...

Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.

...After the study period when the kids were asked to evaluate their peers they were surprised to find that most of the aggressive ones, who had cut down on TV, were much more softer and more social than before. The reason the researchers attribute to this aggression is that children who spend more time on TV ...

Herbs for Rememberance

... out in medical institutes in the USA and India to evaluate this....

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...e largest set of clinical trials ever conducted to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of bisphosphonates in treating bone complications....

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...layed to television screens from which doctors can evaluate cells for the presence of pre-malignant changes. If abnormalities are spotted, biopsy of the affected area can then take place. Doctors have speculated the new endoscope may allow cancer to be identified long before it becomes physically detectable ...

Detection of Cancer

...Parish cautions that further research is needed to evaluate this possibility. The second stage, C-Test2, would use a similar technique to identify the type of cancer present."Mass spectrometry may enable us to identify a molecular 'signature' unique to each cancer and therefore give us a way of distinguishin...

Benefit of colonoscopy

.... Just over half were screens and the rest were to evaluate symptoms. More than a third were performed on patients in their fifties, 20 per cent on those in their sixties and the rest on the over seventies. The prevalence of overall bowel cancer peaked at 70 - but the number of cases of certain forms of can...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...In summary, it is an excellent method of choice to evaluate the thoracic aorta, pulmonary arteires, abdominal aorta and its branches (renal and mesenteric arteries).MRA is also useful in patients for who surgery is anticipated and these conditions include, tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and vascul...

Predictable genes

...hown that if you take a series of 10,000 women and evaluate them according to these factors, you can predict fairly accurately how many of them will get breast cancer....

Organs made from cloned embryos

...ews that I've heard from this whole area. We can't evaluate the claim without seeing the data. There are many, many years of work ahead of us. These are exciting but very preliminary data," said Dr. George Q. Daley, a stem cell expert at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ultimate goa...

A sexy cure for cold

...s and flu an interesting way indeed.Scientists can evaluate how healthy our immune systems are by measuring levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antigen found in saliva and mucosal linings. IgA is the primary sheild against colds and flu. It binds to bacteria that foray the body, and then activates the imm...

Detering memory problems

... the participants had retinal photographs taken to evaluate for microvascular abnormalities. Cognitive tests were given during the second and fourth visits. None of the participants had suffered a stroke or were taking any central nervous system-related medications. Results showed those with evidence of the ...

Ultrasound test may detect heart condition early

...o look at something we haven't really been able to evaluate before--the relaxing ability of the heart. They found that patients with HCM, regardless of whether hypertrophy was present, demonstrated impaired cardiac relaxation....

Association of depression and diabetes

...ational Health Interview Survey, which was used to evaluate common factors in 1,810 diabetic Americans.// The researchers found that depressed individuals with diabetes, were found to have more primary care and emergency room visits, when compared to depressed non-diabetics. Depressed diabetics were also mor...

Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage

...rats were tested in several kinds of mazes used to evaluate memory and learning. In all the tests, the rats that had been anaesthetized in infancy performed much worse than rats that had not been subjected to the anaesthesia. The researchers also found that in every rat brain that was examined, moderately sev...

Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study

...onfirmed this theory based on a study conducted to evaluate the effects of marital transitions on life satisfaction. 24,000 individuals were followed for 15 years and were frequently questioned about their life satisfaction. The study specifically// looked at individuals who were single and then married and t...

Little sleep as bad as no sleep

...werecoping with the little sleep. They also had to evaluate how tired they felt. Researchers found that those who slept less than eight hours were slow to react,less able to think clearly and struggled to perform simple memory tasks. Theimpaired level of mental ability was similar to those who did not sleep ...

Screening Cost-Effective for Lung Cancer

... current study, researchers used these findings to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the CT scan. Information from the ELCAP was incorporated into a model to determine the amount of cost per year of life saved. The study shows the cost-effectiveness ratio of a CT scan in high-risk patients was $2,500 per y...

Hidden Disease in Stroke Patients

...d by large or small vessel disease, doctors should evaluate whether the patient is at risk of a heart attack by looking at their age, gender, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, smoking history and diabetes risk. The American Heart Association suggests patients whose risk is 20 percent or higher should und...

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