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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...nd the National Institute on Aging, to study these techniques nationwide, according to Dr. Petersen. Through these studies, Dr. Petersen hopes doctors will be able to provide answers to those worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease -- something no one has ever been able to do. “Having a predictive equat...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...ach was then analyzed. If these minimally invasive techniques proved inconclusive, a surgical biopsy, the gold-standard for diagnosis, was performed. The design of the study deserves comment and compliment, wrote Gerard Silvestri, M.D., M.S., in an accompanying editorial. Rarely do we see a prospective, multi...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

...rom a long-term project using standardised farming techniques for the ten-year study. The study found that org...sure about the findings. "We use similar growing techniques here whether the tomatoes are organic or not, so the nutrients are of a high standard," the Telegrap...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...orgeous study that used a variety of sophisticated techniques to provide new insights into the tumourigenic process," said Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center....

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...ure about the findings. "We use similar growing techniques here whether the tomatoes are organic or not, so the nutrients are of a high standard," "Our long-standing advice on organic food is there can be some nutrient differences but it doesn't mean it's necessarily better for you." For example, a rec...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...estroying tumours using heat or freezing, as these techniques may damage healthy tissue or leave malignant cells. The researchers said that IRE allowed them to adjust the electrical current and reliable kill the targeted cells. "The reliable killing of a targeted area with cellular scale resolution withou...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

...atment modalities and adopt image guided treatment techniques from the start. This was accomplished in order to offer patients the highest possible quality of care. With the incredible support provided by Elekta, Coffs Harbour has evolved from a city without radiotherapy to a city with the highest quality radio...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

...fast the disease will progress. "These scanning techniques may be helpful in determining what treatments work and what don't," he said....

Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development

...QT, explains that the advantage of these modelling techniques is that they can simulate genetic and cell interactions as a set of mathematical equations and, therefore, to determine the feasibility of a biological mechanism. In order to study the stability of the system they conducted around 45,000 different i...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

... patients were analyzed using molecular diagnostic techniques to compare the viral DNA of the tumors, which often contain human herpesvirus 8. The researchers found evidence that nearly 80% of the tumors arose independently from multiple cells. They concluded that few Kaposi sarcoma tumors originate from a sin...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...e UK says that the idea would have to compete with techniques that have recently made it easier to detect tiny amounts of leukaemia cells in biopsies. "I am tempted to think that this technique will not be any more sensitive," he says. It might be used, however, to detect low levels of cancer that have sp...

Cancer Cures for Canines

... He said: We are using high throughput screening techniques to identify new biomarkers of prognostic significance in cancer. The approach involves using clinical samples from a tissue bank to carry out hypothesis driven immunohistochemical studies to look at tumour metabolism. Certain breeds of dog are kno...

Tumours in Dogs may Give Insight into Human Cancer Development

...abolism. We are using high throughput screening techniques to identify new biomarkers of prognostic significance in cancer. The approach involves using clinical samples from a tissue bank to carry out hypothesis driven immunohistochemical studies to look at tumour metabolism, he said. Experts believe that r...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...hese products characterisation through traditional techniques and some more innovative ones, the study of their properties, the development of new by-products and the testing of their practical applications in areas useful for this Caribbean country, such as agriculture and biomedicine,' Prof. Peniche said. T...

Cosmetic Eye Enhancer may Lead to Disfigurement

... in its use. According to Goodman, many cosmetic techniques are implemented too quickly and too carelessly. Practitioners should be wary of new procedures and instruction from representatives who themselves have been recently trained in the procedures, says Goodman. Goodman also cautions patients against tr...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...g trained mediators, and further training staff in techniques to calm patients. But patients and advocates for...ere staff used excessive force. Better training in techniques to calm patients is especially important as frustrated psychiatric patients with no where else to go...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...chers used powerful new magnetic resonance imaging techniques to observe how nutrients are channelled in the body in both insulin resistant and insulin sensitive human subjects which included young, lean, non-smoking, healthy people who were sedentary and matched for physical activity. The volunteers had no c...

Kerala Institute to Hold International Seminar on Drug Discovery

...s month to impart knowledge of advanced modelling techniques in drug discovery to chemists and life science experts. IIITM-K, which is run by the Kerala government, will organise the seminar titled "Computational Drug Discovery in Pharma R&D" in association with US chemical simulation software manufacturer Sc...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...read reports of high-pressure and fraudulent sales techniques used by some independent salespeople hawking Medicare managed-care plans is leading to greater scrutiny of private companies that sell these products as an alternative to traditional Medicare. The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing i...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...all boost wear and tear on the lower back.Training techniques should be modified to minimise the risk of progressive musculoskeletal damage, conclude the authors. Contact:Dr David Connell, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UKTel: +44 (0)208 954 2300; mobile: +44 (0)7885 284 378Emai...

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