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Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments

... a longer shelf life than blood, requires no cross matching and does not transmit disease. // Northfield Laboratories Inc. reported that it received comments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) on its Biologics License Application (BLA), submitted...

Food May Trigger Life-Threatening Asthma

... treatment //for a life-threatening asthma attack, matching each patient to two other patients treated for a non-life-threatening asthma attack. In the medical publication the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, they report that 53 percent of children with a life-threatening asthma attack were food a...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

...ically a monumental experience," and described the matching of each of the three transplant patients with a healthy stranger as a "Eureka-type moment." Montgomery said the patients had cleared the most dangerous time for transplant patients -- the first few days after an operation. "It was really possible b...

Easing Fears Among Asthmatics

... large population-based study of kids age 5 to 17, matching about 3,740 asthma patients with nearly 21,760 kids without asthma. A comparison of fractures between the two groups showed similar rates of broken bones for asthmatics on the inhaled drugs and kids without asthma. The finding held true even for chil...

Age Matters in Kidney Matching

...study looking into the issue, “If Age matters when matching donor and recipient kidneys,” gave not only the researchers a whole new perspective but also the transplant community. Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville found that, pairing young kidneys with young recipients could actually...

Predicting Severity Of Appendicitis With Computed Tomography

...t the severity of acute appendicitis, gave results matching the actual condition of the appendix in acute appendicitis. Results of the findings were used to construct a model that could, along with additional CT measurements, help determine the best course of treatment in patients strongly suspected of havin...

Rejection Rate for Liver Transplants Patient Reduced

...ts the uphill struggle doesn’t stop with finding a matching donor. In fact it would have just started. Research has shown that despite all high tech matching done for liver transplant patients, organ rejection is still a common phenomenon. Transplant surgeon...

Doubts Cast On Benefits Of Vitamin E

...ven a daily dose of natural source of vitamin E or matching placebo. The study results show that in patients with cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus, higher doses of vitamin E supplements taken for a long time do not show any positive effect in preventing cancer or any major cardiac problems. On the...

Cloning of human embryos for stem cells made possible

...a long way from cloned stem cell lines to creating matching orgns for transplant in the patint’s body, scientists of the world feel that this may be the first step towards it. . The research comes out in the latest edition of journal Science.. ...

Cooking with unflued stove can cause cataract

...with refractive errors and similar to the cases by matching in age. Both the cases and controls were subjected to a questionnaire. The analysis of the findings after taking into considerations differences in age, educational status, type of housing, type of lighting and the occupation showed that use of an u...

Treatment For Reversal Of Effects Of Sleep Deprivation In Brain

...esearchers first tested normal, alert monkeys on a matching task similar to a video game. Each monkey was show...ain activity while the animals were performing the matching task. These scans showed that the drug was able to reverse most of the changes in activity patterns ...

Medical Gadgets To Monitor Drug Delivery

...es that patients receive the correct medication by matching an electronic chip in the bracelet with an electronic chip in the drug’s packaging. The incidence of medical errors are very high to busy clinical environment and it is necessary for the medical personnel to use these innovative technologies to reduc...

Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet

...as contacted by two men with Y chromosomes closely matching his own. These two were strangers, but the similarity between their Y chromosomes suggested there was a 50 per cent chance that all three had the same father, grandfather or great-grandfather. Though the boy’s genetic father was anonymous, his mothe...

Chicago: Dad, I need you desperately, Please come back

...ansplant, but they have had a problem of finding a matching donor. Chris James, a hospital spokesman, communicated that the girl is presently in the intensive care and is too ill to undergo a transplant. Mexican Consulate officials have sent out a message seeking assistance in finding, Juan Esparza, the girl’...

A gene related to aggression weakens the brain

...nctional MRI (fMRI) scans. While performing a task matching emotionally evocative pictures – angry and fearful faces – subjects with L showed higher activity in the fear hub (amygdala). At the same time, decreased activity was observed in higher brain areas that regulate the fear hub (cingulate, orbital front...

Government taken to task for health sector problems by doctors!

...nisters make wild promises of providing facilities matching the best health centres in the world at a hospital that does not have even the most basic equipment. And when a patient dies during treatment, political parties make it an issue and a case is lodged against the doctor concerned.” “With the present...

Azathioprine to Treat Eczema?

...of Newcastle team cut this risk. They did this by matching doses to levels of an enzyme in the blood that can break down the drug, so patients did not receive too much. The study was funded by the British Skin Foundation. Researchers tested about 63 patients who had previously had a number of different tr...

Satyam Stops Conducting HIV Tests On Employees To Prevent Discrimination

...ate donates Rs.20 for the foundation, which gets a matching contribution from the management. On an average, the foundation gets Rs.400,000 a month from employees alone and an equal amount from the management. The foundation, which is mainly active in cities where it has operations, has adopted 150 schools....

Indian Designers show lot of Talent

...oduction values, the shapes, the cuts - everything matching what we look for in Europe and the US," added Arjomand, an Iranian by birth. Would that also mean joint development of ensembles? "Absolutely. Whatever opportunities present themselves, we will look at them," she said. Even so, whatever is purc...

Mass Spectrometry to Identify Viruses

... protein, the virus can be correctly identified by matching the results to entries in genetic databases. In the Hopkins study, a stool sample treated with non-infectious virus-like particles, structurally similar to the norovirus was analyzed using mass spectrometry. Norovirus capsid protein was noted down ...

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