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Africa Set to Control Malaria Using Specialized Software

...t the University of Geneva so that researchers can evaluate them. Already, in a first test phase over several months with 500 volunteers, Africa@home was able to run simulations equivalent to 150 years of processing time on a single computer. A key objective of the project was to involve African academic ...

Risk Of Premature Death In Obese Adolescents

...erage of 215 pounds. "This is the first study to evaluate whether sibutramine in addition to a lifestyle modification program helps very obese adolescents," says lead author Dr. Robert I. Berkowitz, an associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and ...

New Tool to Diagnose and Treat Breast Cancer

...er develop these specialized tools and continue to evaluate them in pilot studies to examine their ability to save lives. “Our researchers at FAU will continue to conduct clinical evaluations and collaborate with the Center for Breast Care and MeVis to further develop these tools for use by clinicians in mo...

Link between Periodontal Bacteria and Heart Disease Established

...ports past findings, further research is needed to evaluate the effects of reducing specific bacteria such as T. forsythia and T. denticola on reducing the risk for ACS," said Kenneth A. Krebs, DMD and AAP president. "This data highlights the importance of routine periodontal examinations and at-home dental c...

Long-term Ibuprofen Therapy After Brain Injury Deteriorate Cognitive Abilities

...hope these findings inspire studies in patients to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and potential long-term problems with cognition of chronic ibuprofen use in TBI patients." In Alzheimer's patients, chronic ibuprofen appears to be beneficial by delaying onset and severity of symptoms. Similarly, chronic ibup...

Study Establishes Link Between Heart Disease And Periodontal Bacteria

...ports past findings, further research is needed to evaluate the effects of specific bacteria such as T. forsythia and T. denticola on reducing the risk for ACS," the researcher said....

"Miracle" Cancer Drug Gleevec Can be Toxic to the Heart

...bitors will be aware of the potential problems and evaluate heart function if symptoms or signs possibly due to heart failure apear. (Source: Newswise)...

Google-Like Model Used To Diagnose Suspicious Breast Masses Quickly

...chers expect to launch a larger study in a year to evaluate the clinical impact of this new approach. Source: Eurekalert...

Spray-on skin: Effective in Relieving Stress of Child Burn Victims

... and UQ's Department of Psychiatry collaborated to evaluate the effect of Microskin on the emotional and behavioural functioning of 20 young patients with burn scarring. Department of Psychiatry Senior Research Technician Sarah Swannell said 85 percent of all children reported their scars looked either "muc...

Digitalis Could Be Safe In Diastolic Heart Failure

..., is significant because it is one of the first to evaluate a treatment for diastolic heart failure, the most common type in older adults, which is expected to increase as the population ages. There are an estimated 5 million heart failure patients in the United States, and about half have diastolic heart fa...

UCLA Researchers Transform Stem cells From Fat tissues Into Smooth Muscle

...or help. Wu's team developed a special device to evaluate the cells' ability to contract by tracking movemen...th muscle," said Wu. "The new device allowed us to evaluate drug-induced changes in the physical properties of smooth muscle at the cell level – previously we'v...

Apple Juice May Keep Alzheimer's Away

...ion in the brain. Those results encouraged Shea to evaluate the neurotransmitter effect, as is done in the current study. Medications given to humans with Alzheimer's disease have been shown to inhibit the production of specific enyzmes (cholinesterase inhibitors) that break down acetylcholine in the brain. T...

Personal Growth and Success Dependent on Prenatal Health

...za pandemic provides an exceptional opportunity to evaluate effects of prenatal environment using U.S. census data," writes Almond. "Some of the highest infection rates were observed among women of childbearing age, one third of whom contracted influenza." Almond found that the children of infected mothers ...

Study Compares First-Line Drug Therapies For Treating HIV

...ss well tolerated by patients. We will continue to evaluate our study data to try to assess the reasons for these findings,' noted Haubrich, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at UCSD School of Medicine. All of the drugs used in the clinical trial are approved for the treatment of ...

An alternative vaccine to combat Anthrax

...quent immune response. The study was designed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of escalating doses of the new vaccine. A total of 100 healthy adults were randomized to receive either one of four different vaccine formulations, or AVA, the anthrax vaccine currently licensed for use in the United Sta...

Chinese Men Putting Wives at Risk of Early Death by Smoking

... do not smoke. This provides a good opportunity to evaluate this association in women. Over 72,000 women took part in the study. They were aged between 40 and 70, had never smoked, and lived in seven areas of urban Shanghai, China. Women were surveyed at the start of the study about smoking and other life...

Valve Disease Study Suggests New Public Health Concern

...create a moving picture of the heart -- is done to evaluate murmurs or causes of shortness of breath or chest pain or heart failure, and is ideal for detecting or confirming valve diseases, Dr. Nkomo says. Valve diseases are referred to as silent killers in part because a person can have severe valve disea...

Patient’s Individual Cardiologist Best Judge For Deciding Appropriate Treatment In Chronic Coronary Artery Diseas

...process to allocate patient treatment allows us to evaluate whether there are differences in outcomes based on that judgment. "In other words, a physician may notice a lot of little things that add up to one big thing," Dr. Ben-Yehuda said. "This big thing may go against the scientific formula routinely use...

Pest Control research Leads to Pain Control Discovery

... wrote. She said the present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of combination treatment with NSAIDs and enzyme inhibitors (a previously undescribed soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor or sEHIs) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged mice. 'We used LPS as an inflammatory agent, which i...

Celebrex- pros and cons

..."These placebo-controlled trials were too small to evaluate the role of celecoxib in preventing colorectal cancer. Nevertheless, in these same studies, significant cardiovascular risks were demonstrated. In patients with adenomas who undergo repeated colonoscopies, the increase in cardiovascular events caused...

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