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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... a bevy of different imaging studies. Based on the pioneering imaging work of Clifford Jack, M.D., in Rochester, patients may undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine brain structure, including changing volumes in white matter and hints of vascular damage; MR spectroscopy to assess chemical processin...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...rus mutates to escape the bodys immune system. A pioneering collaborative study has discovered how the HIV virus evades the human bodys immune system. Specifically, HLA class 1 is a controlling part of the human immune response. The ability of HIV to escape recognition by HLA class 1 leaves the body incapable...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...fty-one percent of the horses evaluated during the pioneering research were determined to be overweight or obese and may be subject to serious health problems like laminitis and hyperinsulinemia. And just like people, it appears as though the culprits are over-eating and lack of exercise. This study documente...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...ts at St James's Hospital in Leeds carried out the pioneering operation during which Lomass son David, 20, donated 60 per cent of his healthy liver to his father.The surgeons believe the technique will offer new hope to the 300 or so people on the liver transplant waiting list at any one time. Cystic fibrosis...

McDonald's to Start Coffee Chain in Japan

...e next financial year. McDonald's, which was the pioneering fast food chain in Japan in the 1970s, said the new project was aimed at drawing people to "fast casual cafes." "With the menu priced at levels at which customers feel they can save money, we will build coffeeshops not only for one person or a few ...

Roshan Announces Launch of Afghanistan's First Telemedicine Project

... telecom operator in Afghanistan, today launched a pioneering Telemedicine solution in Afghanistan to expand healthcare access and delivery across the country. Using broadband technology, wireless video consultation and digital image transfer, the Telemedicine project will provide hospitals in Afghanistan with ...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

...l in less than two months. Termed RECEPTRA, the pioneering project presents a novel therapeutic strategy for acute and chronic allergic diseases, and is currently being licensed through Yissum, the Hebrew University's technology transfer company, to pharmaceutical companies for further development and eventu...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

... Peter Robson, who runs Ross Hill, one of Orange's pioneering vineyards, said rising global temperatures could hurt wine production in warmer parts of the country. "If these trends continue, the hot areas are not going to be able to grow white grapes," he said. "They are going to be buttery rubbish. Some of t...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...galore. It would not be fair not to mention its pioneering effort in the field of blood services and one of the largest voluntary blood banks in India since 1962. The members regularly organise motivational campaigns to promote Voluntary Blood Donation. It has more than 100 blood banks all over the country u...

Sports Physiotherapy Boosted by New International Qualification

...herapy programme makes use the University of Baths pioneering Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This online facility gives people studying from home or work an interactive resource that also allows them to develop networks with the international community of students on the same course. Built around video...

Koreans in Canada Feel Put Down by Subtle Racism

...crafted study and Noh and his colleagues are doing pioneering work."...

World’s First Attempt To Restore Sight Using Gene Therap

... by Britain's Department of Health, which said the pioneering research underlined the country's leading position in gene therapy in Europe.The idea of using gene therapy to fix diseases caused by genetic faults has long appealed to scientists, although getting the idea to work in practice has proved the tricky ...

Surge in Senior HIV Survivors Prompts New Treatment Studies

...alth care providers and social service workers are pioneering new ground to treat the growing number of HIV-positive older adults. Timothy Heckman, an Ohio University health psychologist, has been on the forefront of research involving HIV-infected older adults. Heckman recently received a $1.5 million, fou...

Potential Lifesaver Drug Announced

...ssor David Porteous at the Edinburgh University is pioneering this. Porteous hailed the announcement of PTC124 as "very exciting"."It will be very important to see if this exciting new drug can be used safely and effectively in the clinic," he was quoted."But PTC124 or similar products could only ever be a smal...

Global Momentum for Smoke-Free Indoor Environments at Tipping Point

...ountries across the globe. They identify Ireland’s pioneering 2004 comprehensive indoor smoking ban as a likely tipping point for fundamental change in social norms and public health worldwide. Since 2004, in only a few years, more than a dozen other countries have also adopted national indoor smoke-free polic...

Indian Army Join to Add Strength to the Cadaver Programme

... and the way forward. MOHAN has been involved with pioneering work with the programme for the last 10 years. He said that almost 1,200 cadaver transplants mostly kidneys have been done in the last 11 years in India. Of these almost 50% have been one in Tamil Nadu. Dr.S.Nundy spoke on Liver Transplants in I...

Breakthrough Discovery- Human Sperms From Bone Marrow

...ally be worked upon to benefit infertile men. The pioneering scientists from the Universities of G?ttingen and Münster and the Medical School of Hannover say they have only the law to fear now. Says lead researcher Professor Karim Nayernia, now at the North-east England Stem Cell Institute based at the Cente...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

...and keep them alive,' says Lund, who has conducted pioneering studies of cell therapy for eye disease. 'We didn't expect that at all. We've used a number of different cell types from different sources and these have given us the best results we've ever got.' How the cells act to preserve the deteriorating eye...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

...and keep them alive," says Lund, who has conducted pioneering studies of cell therapy for eye disease. "We didn't expect that at all. We've used a number of different cell types from different sources and these have given us the best results we've ever got." How the cells act to preserve the deteriorating ey...

Interactive Digital Television to Monitor Health

...avarre, Alejandro Fanjul Fernández, has designed a pioneering system of telemedicine for interactive digital television. This system enables the monitoring and treatment of and support for both patients and elderly people, from the comfort and convenience of their homes, by means of the television. This is the ...

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