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Translating Structure into Function

...r of chemistry at Texas A&M University, tested the prediction experimentally. The results confirmed the prediction. Almo, a professor of biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, further confirmed the finding by determining the substrates atomic level structure through x-ray crystallography. To tel...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...lation influenced generations of thinkers with its prediction that the world's population would outgrow its food supply, prompting starvation on an epic scale. "The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit...

Women With Atypia Nearly Eight Times More Likely to Develop Breast Cancer

...pia lasts. The most commonly used tool for risk prediction in women with atypia is the Gail model, which may predict inaccurately because our study shows that family history does not change risk significantly in women with atypia. Our findings indicate that women with atypia have a higher absolute risk for...

Lymphocyte Count Found to Be a Predictor of Survival for Young Patients With Leukemia

... likely to relapse and those who will not. This prediction may help physicians decide how aggressively to treat a leukemia patient. In addition, it may direct researchers in developing therapies to increase a patient's ability to battle the leukemia cells. "Possibly by tweaking the immune system through c...

Early Prediction of Huntingtons Disease is Possible by Subtle Signs

...hers have shown that subtle signs may enable early prediction of Huntingtons disease, an incurable genetic disorder that affects movement , thinking, and some aspects of personality. Dr. Jane S. Paulsen of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City studied 218 people...

Long-term Use of Herceptin Does Not Increase Heart Failure in Patients

...ncrease over time. The research team developed a prediction model based on these findings. The model will help...ptin to combination chemotherapy. They developed a prediction model based on these factors, including hypertension, age and baseline cardiac function. It is our...

"Pre-treatment Blood Test" A New Guide to Lung Cancer Therapy

...that was correlated with survival, and developed a prediction algorithm. They then tested the algorithm in two a...ective national phase III trial that will test the prediction methods clinical benefit in lung cancer patients who are just beginning treatment for advanced disea...

Robotic Surgery A Cutting Edge in Medical Field

...ommunication. The team thinks that virtual reality prediction would also greatly aid this type of surgery. This raises the possibility of a surgeons expertise being made available to patients lying in surgical theatres thousands of miles away. This is an exciting next step forward in developing telesurgery, w...

Mathematical Model Predicts Cholera Outbreaks

...ear ahead, and that the model that uses ENSO makes prediction even more accurate." Cholera, a serious health problem in many parts of the world, results from a bacterial infection. The bacterium takes up residence in the intestines, causing vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to severe dehydration and death...

New Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Models Developed for Women

...clinical algorithms for global cardiovascular risk prediction that reclassified 40 percent to 50 percent of women at intermediate risk into higher- or lower-risk categories," the authors write. "As 8 to 10 million U.S. women have an ATP-III estimated 10-year risk between 5 percent and 20 percent, application of...

Women Wary of Coronary Diseases Get Two More Risk Factors to Worry About

...r disease and stroke. It must be noted that the prediction covers a short-term period of 10 years only. Accordingly, the new risk factors are: history of parental premature (before 60) heart disease and levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). From 1956 through 1966, investigators defined ...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

...he diagnosis guideline include the use of clinical prediction rules to establish pretest probability of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in a patient before further testing and the utility of various diagnostic tools such as D-dimer and ultrasonography. The management guideline supports the use of l...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Aggressive Treatment Needed

...journal/arthritis) features their simple, reliable prediction rule for disease outcome. Starting with clinical...the curve (AUC), the diagnostic performance of the prediction rule was evaluated. A prediction score, ranging from 0 to 14, was calculated for every patient in ...

Effects of Multiple Copies of Genes on Disease Risk

... a gene's protein that are copied from DNA. "The prediction is that if you have a higher gene copy number count, you'll see more RNA from that gene," he says. "But we need to test that on a genome-wide scale." Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...

Molecular Link Between Inflammation and Cancer Discovered

...lammation pathway was stimulated. We confirmed the prediction using biochemical techniques with cells in the laboratory.” “The finding is exciting because it means that p100 provides cells with a memory to inflammatory exposure,” added Basak, who was the first author on the paper. Source-Eurekalert SRM...

Army Dental Corps to Get Multi-speciality Unit

...rototyping and steriolithic virtual imaging growth prediction software with virtual imaging facilities for treating cranlofacial anomalies, advanced maxillofacial surgical care to treat congenital and acquired defects, dental free ceramic restorations, full mouth restorations, facial pain management, and facili...

Ramifications of Widespread Use of Tamiflu

... States and 5 in England using a metabolic pathway prediction system to determine the potential biodegradability of OC. They also measured wastewater discharges into the catchments. They estimated the number of clinically infected people in each catchment area treated with a full 5-day course of Tamiflu with 10...

Clinical Guidelines Help Identify Which Children at Risk of Bacterial Meningitis

...udy to validate in a large population the clinical prediction rule, the Bacterial Meningitis Score, which classi...test results. Using the Bacterial Meningitis Score prediction rule to assist with clinical decision making could substantially reduce unnecessary hospital admissi...

Biomarkers Ability to Predict Heart Disease and Stroke is Limited

...rs; but even in combination their utility for risk prediction was modest," says Thomas J. Wang, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Cardiology, the report’s lead author. "High biomarker levels can successfully identify groups of people at risk, but their ability to predict an individual ...

The Outbreak of Influenza is Now Predicted

...pt for preventive measures like vaccination. In a prediction market, people with information about a future eve...and his coauthors imagine that infectious diseases prediction markets could be created almost overnight to address emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS. In ...

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