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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...ess of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease. The study is the first of its type in Northeast Ohio. The current FDA-approved vaccine, Dryvax®, is not recommended for use on everyone because of the potential for serious side effects i...

Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

...tients who had sun exposure later in life (between ages 50 to 60 years old). The results indicate that dif... more likely to have had high exposure between the ages of 50 and 60. About 15 percent of melanomas contain the NRAS mutation. The findings come from the...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...nt. Fewer than one out of four (23 percent) women ages 50-65 have heard of new therapies for breast cancer, revealing a gap between awareness and information that women can use toward better treatment. “These survey results suggest that many women still lack essential disease treatment informat...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...em.” Thirty people, 18 women and 12 men between ages of 18 and 36, participated in Lieberman’s study at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. They viewed images of individuals making different emotional expressions. Below the picture of the face they either saw two words, such as “angry” and “...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

...group consisted of 79 men and 21 women between the ages of 17 and 96. Complete motor and sensory SCI was seen in 26 patients, incomplete SCI was seen in 51 patients, and 22 patients were neurologically intact upon admission. One patient could not be classified. The majority of the patients had been injure...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

... create a "family" of virtual patients, ranging in ages and sizes, in collaboration with researchers worldwide through the Consortium of Computational Human Phantoms ( http://www.virtualphantoms.org ), co-founded by Xu. The collaboration with the group in Texas came about when Xu's former student, Chen...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

... HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18 in more than 12,000 women ages 15 to 26 in 13 countries for nearly three years. They found a near 100 percent efficacy rate in prevention of HPV types 16 and 18. "It's the first vaccine designed specifically to prevent cancer," says Dr. Ault, one of the authors of the study ...

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

...e researchers followed over 28,000 men between the ages of 55 and 74, enrolled in the PLCO Trial, with no history of prostate cancer. The men were initially screened through a PSA test and digital rectal exam, and were then followed through routine exams and screenings until first occurrence of prostate c...

Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men

... of Chicago, focused on 12 healthy men between the ages of 64 and 74. Three morning blood samples were pooled for the measurement of total and free testosterone. In addition to overnight laboratory polysomnography, wrist activity monitoring for six-to-nine days were used to determine the amount of night...

Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise

... study funded by the company of 460 healthy people ages 18 to 49, one-third of the participants received a smaller dose of the vaccine (75 micrograms), one-third received a larger dose (135 micrograms), and one-third received a placebo shot that didn’t include vaccine. Each of the “real?shots included vac...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

... The study will enroll 45 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60. Fifteen will receive placebo injections and 30 will receive three injections of the investigational vaccine over 2 months and will be followed for 1 year. Volunteers will not be exposed to influenza virus. The vaccine contains no inf...

Children who sleep more weigh less

...Panel Survey of Income Dynamics. The children were ages 3 to 12 at the start of the study and 8 to 17 when...National Sleep Foundation recommends that children ages 5 to 12 get 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night and adolescents get 8 to 9 hours, the study found tha...

Smell may outlast other senses

About 1000 Australian males and females of all ages were tested for their ability to detect or identify a range of different odours at different concentrations, and then given an overall score for their sense of smell, or olfactory function. The results showed that olfactory function deteriorates r...

Cancer vaccines -- Taking a jab at cancer by stimulating the immune system

...d 31. The study follows 1113 women between the ages of 15 and 25 in North America and Brazil randomized to receive three doses of either the vaccine or the control. The vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, which funded the study, is designed to protect against two strains of HPV, types 16 and 18, which ...

Gene therapy for blindness clears hurdle in mice

...th the disease usually notice symptoms between the ages of 10 and 30. At first they have problems seeing in dimly lit places, followed by loss of their peripheral sight. The rate of progression varies, but most patients are blind by 40. UF Genetics Institute researchers engineered the interfering RNA i...

Lead-'scrubbing' drug may also improve muscle function in lead-exposed children

...ion Survey, more than 434,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 have elevated blood lead levels. Lead is known to be associated with decreased intellectual capabilities and balance disorders among infants, children and teens....

Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence

...rs, be considered standard therapy in women of all ages and comorbidities, excepting those with very limited life expectancies." ...

1/3 of sexually active older adults with HIV/AIDs has unprotected sex

...s have shown that up to 65 percent of older adults ages 60 to 71 have sexual intercourse. Among older adults who are HIV-positive, according to the Ohio University findings, 38 percent are sexually active. “Those who are more likely to engage in riskier behavior ?for example, those who are using drugs ...

'Terror bird' arrived in North America before land bridge, study finds

... earth elements in a new application to revise the ages of terror bird fossils in Texas and Florida, the only places in North America where the species has been found. Rare earth elements are a group of naturally occurring metallic elements that share similar chemical and physical properties. "It was pr...

Groundbreaking Canadian asthma study

...controlled trial included 112 patients between the ages of 18-65 at 11 centers in four countries, and followed these patients for one year after treatment. Several years ago, Dr. John Miller began limited bronchial thermoplasty procedures in patients who were scheduled to have lung surgery. "We saw tha...

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