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BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...a. A Special Protocol Assessment is a request for feedback from the FDA that allows a company to receive official evaluation and guidance on the design of pivotal trial protocols. BioCryst requested the formal assessment, late in the first quarter of 2007, because the pivotal trial is intended to form the pr...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...at hemoglobin levels were affected by the negative feedback control systems being attempted in clinical management. "This system can be conceived as an oscillation, like a pendulum, with the hemoglobin value swinging up and down over time," Dr. Will explains. "While these periodic effects may be seen as undes...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...fortunately not adequately aware that the positive feedback is not a direct result of nicotine being inhaled. Group therapy sessions with such promising titles as "How to finally quit smoking" are seen to be the most effective method of cessation. The group of smokers meets with a counsellor who guides the ...

Tea Pill, Tea Cola Hitting Markets Soon

...aunch the two products in Assam is mainly to get a feedback from consumers and if required further develop them. Only then do we plan to hit the world market," Hazarika said. Several big companies from Britain, Australia and Iran have already approached the Tocklai Station for providing them with the techno...

Potentially Violent Individuals can Be Identified by STAMP System

...ck. Because I was on the spot I was able to obtain feedback from them while the event was still fresh in their minds. They were able to tell me how they perceived the event and how they tried to handle it. Many more episodes were observed during the study period and I was keen to note how staff managed to ...

Physical Activity can Be Increased by a Motivating Mail

...re physically active, simple programs that provide feedback and motivation can play a crucial role in getting people off to a good start. Researchers found feedback delivered via mail was equally as effective at increasing physical activity in the short-term and po...

WHO Launches Effort to Stop Spread of HIV, Other Infections from Hospitals

...rts from more than 100 countries provided WHO with feedback on the draft recommendations. The recommendations call for improving hand hygiene of medical workers in part by increasing the availability of alcohol-based hand rubs; prohibiting the reuse of needles to prevent transmission of HIV and hepatitis; ...

Use of MRI and MRS With New Surgical Technique Proves Helpful

...onal, open radical prostatectomy offers no tactile feedback to the surgeon,' said Mittul Gulati, MD, lead author of the study. 'The surgery is intended to be a curative procedure, ideally done on patients with a life expectancy of greater than 10 years and a diagnosis of organ-confined (stage T2), or in the o...

New Substance Use Prevention Program Being Developed

... the expert system provides one-on-one contact and feedback with students that may supplement classroom-wide d...and can use that information to provide individual feedback on progress in future interactions. "School-based smoking prevention programs are typically identi...

Suicide Gene Therapy Kills Bowel Cancer Cells

...and so on. Its the first time weve seen a positive feedback loop like this in a GDEPT therapy." The drug damages DNA inside the cancer cells to the point where the cells stop functioning. They have no choice but to shut down and die. Another benefit of the therapy is that it doesnt just kill only the canc...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...the 2005 incident hospital staff also took part in feedback sessions run by mental health staff so that their comments could be used to make any further improvements to the major incident plan and identify any ongoing staff support that was needed. Guscott doubts whether the Royal Darwin would have handled ...

Chocolate-makers Reverse Decision to Go for Animal Enzyme

...n. "The consumer is our boss and we had lots of feedback from consumers who were unhappy about the change," Ms Dawson said. "It became very clear, very quickly that we had made a mistake, for which I am sorry. "There are three million vegetarians in the UK and not only did we disappoint them, but we ups...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

... study for ABC News.Hansen explains that dangerous feedback loops are being tracked in various regions of the planet. Many studies have reported feedback loops already observed in thawing tundra, sea beds and drying forests. Hansen also points out that...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

... draw on neural implants and sensors for automatic feedback and control. "Human beings aren't disabled. It's the technology that is provided to human beings that is disabled," Herr said. Herr and his group recently demonstrated their Active Ankle-Foot Prosthesis, part of a five-year research project funded ...

Australians Opt for DIY Kits to Test for Diabetes

...Campbelltown, Blacktown and Liverpool. Customer feedback revealed the main reasons for purchasing the product were health awareness and having a family history of diabetes. Diabetes Australia has raised concerns about the DIY test, claiming it is not always accurate and that people should only be diagno...

Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados

...earch into the game from India is required and the feedback made available to players as quickly as possible. After all 79% of total cricket revenue in the world comes from India. RCL...

A Realistic Arm on the Anvil for Injured Soldiers

...lastic cups without crushing them by using sensory feedback to regulate the force of his grip. The wearer wa...turally while walking, all with the use of sensory feedback from the prosthesis instead of vision. 'The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago continues to advan...

Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems

...o highlighted. However, there was some positive feedback from the survey, which covered prisoners aged from 16 to 78 and included male and female prisons and young offenders’ institutions. One prisoner said that prison had saved his life, as his drug habit had made it difficult to access mental health se...

U of M Study Shows No Link Between Self-weighing and Depression in Women

...omen. Daily weight monitoring can provide valuable feedback that can lead to greater weight loss and less weight gain, but little is known about its effects on the psychological state. 'The purpose of the study was to examine the associations of frequent self-weighing with women’s susceptibility to depressi...

Phone Counseling Helps Patients Improve Eating and Exercise Habits

...alking. It began by offering participants detailed feedback on whether their initial level of walking was consistent with recommended levels. Counselors also provided information on ways participants could walk more each day. Throughout the study, telephone counselors helped participants set achievable goals ...

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