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Demand for universal flu vaccination

Numerous lives could be saved each year, if only everyone over the age of 60 had a flu jab. According to vaccine experts, Dr. Gregory Poland fe that universal vaccination in three regions// over two flu seasons reduced mortality from the disease by 40 to 50 per cent. Clearly vaccination can be a life-saver, yet take-up rates are still only around 70 per cent. ....Dr Poland proposes some changes...

Researchers at Cornell University as been reported using research fund by false claims

Researchers at Cornell University in New York are under investigation for allegedly enrolling inappropriate participants in research studies and filing false information on protocols with the US National Institutes // of Health (NIH) to maintain government funding for a university research center. .. ..Former researcher at the pediatric center accused the center’s director of using the clinic to...

A new study by John Hopkins University proposes formula for good health

A healthy diet that replaces some carbohydrates with either protein or monounsaturated fat can substantially reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, resulting in a substantial reduction in overall risk of heart disease, // according to government-funded studies by researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere... ..The Hopkins team found that shifting about 10 percent of calories from carbohydr...

Miss Universe Walks The Ramp For AIDS Awareness

The evening chill was just starting to set in when the world's most beautiful women, headed by Miss Universe Natalie Glebova, sashayed down a ramp under a starry sky at a show of fashion, colour and some skin, all aimed at AIDS awareness.// ..Glebova was also joined by Miss Afghanistan 2005 Veda Samadzai and six other international models at the show here Wednesday night to promote awareness ab...

James Cook University urges more medical seats

Mr. Bernard Moulden, Vice Chancellor of James Cook University's (JCU) has urged the Health Minister Tony Abbott to increase the medical seats in the University which will help to produce more doctors to serve the country on the occasion of its graduation day.// James Cook University is Australia's premier tropical university which is leading internationally in teaching and research. The Universit...

Pill splitting program of University of Michigan can save money

Pill splitting program developed by University of Michigan could save lot of money but pharmaceutical companies are not happy with the program as they feel that the new program will cause them heavy loss in profits.// ....The University of Michigan feels that the new program will help save lots of money to the health care industry and also to the health plan members as the drugs at different do...

Distinguished Scientist Award Conferred on University of Rochester Scientists for Work on Preventing Cavities

Hyun (Michel) Koo, D.D.S., Ph.D., and Robert Marquis, Ph.D. have been awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award by the International Association of Dental Research. Both are Both Koo and Marquis are researchers at the University of Rochester's Center for Oral Biology.// ..Koo is an oral biologist and Marquis is a microbiologist. They have been conferred this award for their work on ways to stop...

Yale University guidelines for Physicians and Pharmaceutical industry

Yale University School of Medicine has drafted guidelines to be followed by the principal investigator of the project in Yale University and Pharmaceutical industry for effective and critical interactions between University and Pharmaceutical Industry. // ....The guidelines are prepared to maintain stringent quality of the research and also recommend that University investigator should not accep...

$ 1.7 Million NYSTAR Award for Binghamton University to Flex Electronics Research Muscle.

Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) of the Binghamton University has received the coveted award of $1.7 million from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) to assist // hastening of the Microelectronics Research in the roll-to-roll format. ..NYSTAR’S CAT Development program is responsible for funding such initiatives, recognized by the New Yor...

Florida State University declares a breathtaking study which might solve the Hepatitis C Virus maze and find a cure!

The Hepatitis virus scare is too much to handle, Hepatitis C alone infects more than 170 million people worldwide. The main danger is to the liver which leads to both acute and chronic liver diseases. // ..The protective mechanism that denies any anti viral therapy to be produced against it the refusal to reproduce in test tubes for more than a few hours or days. This has been a major problem and...

Hwang Woo Suk Suspended By Seoul National University

Hwang Woo Suk, the disgraced stem-cell scientist has been suspended by the Seoul National University on 10 February 2006, along with six other researchers. This measure was taken as the persons had falsified data with regard to their research work.// The seven professors are banned with immediate effect from teaching at the university or conducting research. They may face permanent dismissal in t...

Vladeck to head the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey a state medical school is in financial trouble. Governor Jon S Corzine nominated Bruce C. Vladeck a nationally recognized health care administrator to become its interim president. // ..Vladeck was in charge of Medicare and Medicaid programs in the Clinton administration. The school is in bad shape due to the revelations about financial irregul...

Rice University wins Prestigious Grants from HHMI

Rice University, which is renowned for its exemplary teaching and research experience has won three highly covetous grants from Howard Hughes Medical Institute// (HHMI) to develop model programs for the country which can provide engineering and science undergraduate teaching with cutting-edge research. ..Professors Bonnie Bartel, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Bi...

Vet Dies Of Suspected Bird Flu, Samples Sent To NIV

Experts fear that the death of an Akola-based 50-year-old veterinary surgeon could be due to bird flu. Samples of his organs have been sent// by the public health department to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) based at Pune to confirm the suspicion. ....The veterinary surgeon was deployed at Jalgaon to monitor the massive culling of birds, on the 29th of March, following bird flu outbrea...

University Envisages Improvements in Artificial Arm

Concerted efforts by the University of Utah researchers in the development and testing of a 'peripheral nerve interface' which is an implanted device// that would transmit the nerve impulses from nerves in the residual limb to a small computer worn on a belt and then to the bionic arm. This will facilitate the person to move the artificial limb like a real one. ....Sensors placed in the artifici...

Survey Finds Knives Being Used As Floss

A survey by the British Dental Health Foundation has found that more than 60 percent of people are using whatever comes into their hand to clean off food debris// struck in between their teeth. Items like screwdrivers, scissors, earrings, needles and knives are in common use, the survey said. ....More disturbingly, the survey said that 23 percent leave food stuck in between their teeth giving ri...

Tamil Nadu: Minister Palanivelrajan Dead

The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Minister P T R Palanivelrajan suffered a massive heart attack while travelling// in a train and died at a private hospital at Dindigul early this morning. ..74-year-old Palanivelrajan, who was elected from the Madurai Central Constituency, was also the speaker of state Assembly between 1996 and 2001. ..He is survived by his wife Rukmani an...

Hidden Mysteries Of The Universe - US Telescope Scans

The Massachusetts observatory unveiled light signals transmitted to Earth by extraterrestrials by a new telescope//. ..It will cover 100,000 times the amount of sky covered by current equipment -according to the developers of the new telescope. ....Space exploration and funding the telescope's development are the Planetary Society’s work. ....Betts said: It is the alien civilizations, whom use...

Melbourne University Launches Plan To Produce More Caring Doctors

Melbourne University has launched a plan to improve the bedside manners of would-be doctors. For this plan to come into effect, the medical students will be "embedded" with patients suffering from a chronic illness such as diabetes or arthritis for two years. // ....This program will be compulsory for the students and is identical to a program at Harvard Medical School in the US. "I think it wou...

"Anti Aging" Skin Cream Developed at Clarkson University

There is no stopping the skin’s aging process, but Igor Sokolov, a Physics professor at Clarkson University, doesn’t believe your skin has to look as old as you are//. ....Scientists have known for some time that human epithelial tissues lose elasticity with aging, but until recently they didn’t know all of the reasons. Chemical & Engineering News magazine recently reported on research conducted...

Rush of honor for Rush University – Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursin

Chicago – Rush University Medical Center has yet again been honored with the Magnet status, given for excellence in nursing. // This is considered to be the highest recognition for nursing services signifying superior nursing care to patients. This is for the second time that Rush University has received this much-coveted status. ....Fewer than 50 hospitals in the United States have received Ma...

University Participating in West Nile Vaccine Trial

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, in collaboration with investigators at Johns Hopkins University, are beginning a Phase I trial to test// a new vaccine against the West Nile virus. ....The mosquito-borne virus, which can cause serious illness, is making its yearly appearance in Middle Tennessee. While no human cases of West Nile have been reported in the state so far this season...

Test for Esophageal Reflux Licensed to Bayer by University

A new test for esophageal reflux disease developed by a Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS) otolaryngologist has been licensed to Bayer HealthCare’s Diagnostics Division by WFUHS.// ..The test, which detects the presence of human pepsin 3b in a patient’s saliva, was developed by Jamie Koufman, M.D., then professor of otolaryngology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and direc...

Researchers from Emory University Undertake A New Genetic Mapping

Researchers from Atlanta have announced that in a new project they've begun to draw out a new kind of genetic data that may help explain why some people// are susceptible or resistant to certain diseases. ....It has been reported that the synopsis of the project that is being undertaken by the researchers of the Emory University was released yesterday, the 10th August, and it is to be published...

Sexual Harassment on the Rise in Aligarh Muslim University

Two teachers have been suspended for sexual harassment. A woman student quit because she could take it no more. Another had her clothes pulled for her "un-Islamic" dress.//Now an angry student is on hunger strike. The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is in ferment. ..Worse, many of AMU's women students - they number a staggering 5,000 of the 28,000 student population - are being t...

President Launches Madras University's 150th Year Celebrations

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday inaugurated the 150th anniversary celebrations of Madras University, his alma mater and one of the oldest //and most prestigious educational institutions in India. ....Speaking on the occasion, the president called for moral leadership and greater research. "Good teaching emanates from research. Any university is judged by the research it produces," Kalam told...

Georgetown University Heads Alternative Tobacco Project

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced a grant of $17 million to a consortium of research centers led by Georgetown University Medical Center.// The aim of the grant is to fund a project to determine if alternative tobacco products reduce health risks of tobacco itself. ....The sweeping grant, the first of its kind, will examine all aspects of the increasing number of "safer" tobacco o...

NIH Funds the Development of National Consortium of Universities

A $100 million grant has been given to a dozen top universities on Tuesday by the government in order to set up a network// that would hasten scientific discoveries towards better health care thereby trying to transform how medical research is done. ....This idea came about because of the increased specialization in medicine which has made it more difficult than ever for scientists from differen...

Mystery outbreak causes Canadian University to shut down

A mysterious viral outbreak has forced a Canadian University to shut down as it has struck 100 students on campus. // This is thought to be a Norwalk-type virus that has affected several on the campus of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and in the surrounding university town of Sackville. ....Public health officials have been asked by university officials to investigate the outbreak. .....

University to Campaign Against Female Foeticide in Punjab

For a technical university preparing engineers and other professionals, female foeticide and drug addiction would be quite unlikely topics to take up but the Punjab Technical University (PTU) is all set to launch an awareness campaign on these social issues. // ....The campaign by PTU gets underway Wednesday from the Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology (SVIET) at Banur, 25 km...

University Evaluates New Device To Treat Brain Tumors

The University of Illinois at Chicago has enrolled the first patient in the United States in a study of a new treatment for the most common and aggressive type of brain// tumor. ....The international, multi-center trial will compare the best standard treatments -- surgical removal of the tumor, radiotherapy or chemotherapy -- to that treatment combined with a new, noninvasive therapy that provid...

Yale Scientist Received Medical Science Prize From Keio University

Thomas A. Steitz received the 11th Keio Medical Science Award from Keio University in Tokyo. Mr. Steitz, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry// at Yale, received the award in a ceremony and commemorative symposium conducted by the University on November 1 2006. ..The award, made to researchers in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the fields of medical or...

Universal Early Intervention a Must

AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today said the AMA’s recent call for a nation-wide early childhood// intervention program has been boosted by the findings of Griffith University and Mission Australia’s worthy Pathways to Prevention Project. ....The report, released today, demonstrated that pre-school intervention programs improved children’s communication skills, reduced difficult behavi...

Haryana, Maryland Universities Tie Up to Develop Bird Flu Vaccine

The Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar Monday tied up with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland to conduct joint research// for developing a vaccine to combat bird (avian) flu. ....The research between both universities will also be for other poultry related diseases. ....Announcing the tie-up, the minister for economic development of the government...

Madhya Pradesh to Set Up Medical University

The Madhya Pradesh government is considering setting up a medical and health university to promote the study //of various systems of medicine, Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi said Tuesday. ...."The government will soon start the process of seeking permission from the Medical Council of India for opening the university," Vishnoi told IANS, adding that the idea came up at a recent workshop on Indian...

Art of Living Foundation to Set Up University in Orissa

The Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will set up a university in Orissa// by 2008 that will be an "amalgamation of science and spirituality". ....Yezdi Batliwala of the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) Trust, the educational wing of the Art of Living foundation, Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Ashok Tripathy, the secretary of the state's...

Guns, Knives - Main Cause for Hospital Emergencies

A new study reported in Tuesday’s issue of Canadian Journal Emergency Medicine, suggests that injuries from Knives & Guns have accounted to over 3% (40,000) of 1.2 million emergency visits in Ontario trauma care between 2002 and 2003. // ..The study Researchers at the Toronto-based Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) looked at the gunshots and knife wounds in Ontario's 180 hospita...

Saudi Arabia to Set Up Hospital in Jamia University Campus

India's leading university Jamia Milia Islamia will have an ultra-modern hospital in the campus with financial aid from Saudi Arabia//. ....The university and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Tuesday signed an agreement to set up the King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Health Center with an investment of Rs.22.5 million. ....The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Jamia vice chancell...

Haryana Government Proposes to Set Up Medical University

The Haryana government Tuesday proposed a medical university in the state to provide better healthcare to its people. // ....Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the Government Dental College at Rohtak town in Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that setting up a medical university would help in providing better healthcare facilities for people of the state. ....Hooda...

Canadian University Students Vote Against Coca-Cola

Students of a Canadian university have voted overwhelmingly to remove Coca-Cola products from their campus because they think the company has implemented// unethical practices in India and Colombia. ....About 65 percent of the students of the University of Guelph voted last week to remove Coca-Cola from their campus with an alternate beverage supplier, according to India Resource Center, an inter...
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