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Sour Taste Sensors Identified

...e protein to be located in cell membranes. "That screen narrowed the list significantly, from 30,000 to about 10,000," Huang said. She then used what Zuker calls "a stroke of ingenuity" to reduce the list further. Proteins that could detect sour compounds are likely to be found only in small numbers of ti...

Prenatal Test and Miscarriage

... "We have advanced significantly in our ability to screen for and detect birth defects," said Norton. "Where the primary criteria for determining a high risk pregnancy used to be maternal age, we are now able to perform blood tests or ultrasound in the first trimester, enabling us to determine much more acc...

Increased BMI in Men Linked to Infertility

...tor of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. The researchers studied couples enrolled in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS), a large project that began in 1993 examining factors that impact the health of farmers and their families in ag...

Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes

...s. The same Hopkins team developed a blood test to screen for PKP2 mutations. That test became available in May and is currently the only one available for detecting those at greater risk of the disease. More than 400 people have been screened at Hopkins so far and of these, two-thirds have had serious en...

American Red Cross Fined $4.2m for Improper Blood Screening

... blood centers ask donors a series of questions to screen out people with actual or potential blood-borne infections that could be passed to people who receive blood donations after accidents, surgeries, and childbirth. The Red Cross erred at this point by accepting blood from donors who had not completely...

Handicapped healthcare to the disabled

...o the apathy of the healthcare system that doesn’t screen such patients appropriately, to treat a disease or illness before the condition worsens. "The acid test of a national health service is not whether it works for those who are generally healthy, but whether it benefits those with the greatest risk,...

Computer May Improve Pain Relief for Sickle Cell Patients

...tients will use a pen tablet computer with a touch screen to show their physician exactly where their pain is located. Patients can also mark boxes alongside words to describe the pain and numerically rate how much pain they have. In some clinical practice settings, Wilkie said, pain assessment is hindere...

Instantaneous Diagnostic Test for Lead Poisoning

...d schools will be armed with this valuable tool to screen children for abnormal lead levels. It is estimated that nearly 300,000 children aged 5 and below have unhealthy lead levels in their blood, a key indicator of lead poisoning. Health experts comment that children may suffer learning disabilities an...

Dubai to commence free breast cancer screening

...eventative National Screening Programme expects to screen nearly 46000 women annually. According to data between 1998 and 2002, nearly 1000 women in the UAE were in the grips of this disease. To avail the screen, an appointment can be made at the following numbers: 02-621-5525 or 02-631-1172...

Eye-opener for Stroke Victims Suffering Partial Vision Loss

...ystem that is attached with a visual stimulus, the screen in the homes of 12 stroke patients suffering partial vision loss was bombarded with flashes of light. Patients were asked to execute many tasks; Pressing certain keys when they noticed flickering, and such other tasks. This exercise continued for 90-...

Genetic 'Roadmap' Charts Links Between Drugs and Human Disease

...s identified gedunin in a high-throughput chemical screen for molecules that disrupt hormone signals in prostate cancer cells and then used the Connectivity Map to help uncover its precise molecular action. As confirmed through additional work, gedunin disrupts a key quality control mechanism in the cell. ...

Antibiotic Inhibits Cancer Gene Activity

...e believed to be over-expressed in cancer cells to screen for promising anti-cancer agents," said Andrei Gartel, assistant professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at UIC and principal investigator on the study. The FoxM1 gene is responsible for turning on genes needed for cell proliferati...

Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Previous ICU Room Occupants

...carried MRSA and 658 carried VRE, leaving 7,629 to screen for the acquisition of MRSA and 7,806 for acquisition of VRE. The average patient age was 61 years, and 58 percent were male. Fourteen percent of these ICU patients stayed in rooms in which the prior occupant had MRSA and 13 percent stayed in rooms i...

Stroke Symptoms Common Among General Population

... a large national study.// Using brain imaging to screen individuals without a history of stroke reveals that many have had an undiagnosed or silent stroke, according to background information in the article. One previous study found that 11 percent of individuals age 55 to 64, 22 percent of those ages 65 ...

Cause of ‘Down Syndrome’ cannot be pinned down to maternal age aloe

...hanisms and therapeutic restoration of a stringent screen holds promise not only for Down Syndrome.” Source-Eurekaler MTS...

Babies with Breathing Troubles at Birth may get Asthma

...d they weren't recommending lung function tests to screen newborns for asthma risk. "Lung function can vary in the first few days after birth. Thus, our data would not support the use of such measures as screening tests for the risk of subsequent asthma." Source-Newswise...

Botswana: Infants can now be screened for HIV

Botswana has commissioned a programme to screen six-month-old infants for HIV. This infant HIV testing programme will focus on monitoring babies delivered from HIV infected// women. This programme has already met with success in 11 clinics and one hospital. It is estimated that among the 1.7 mil...

Scans Aid in Early Lung Cancer Detection

Computerized chest scans that screen smokers for lung cancer can save lives, similar to...ung Cancer Alliance is urging doctors to regularly screen patients for lung cancer. President Laurie Fenton said, "This is the most important breakthrough for...

Indian company charged with fraud in supply of Aids test kit

...ulty test kits well past the expiry date , used to screen blood of donors for HIV//, and Hepatitis B and C infections was found during raids conducted at Calcutta from blood banks across the state supplied to them by a company Monozyme India which had several contracts with the state government of West Be...

Colon cancer Linked to low-folate diet

...ician about whether you should be having a test to screen for colorectal cancer" recommending that Canadians aged 50 or older should have a fecal occult blood test or a colonoscopy. Smith said, "Because while your risk may be reduced, it's not eliminated. And people who live very healthy lives are still v...

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