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Imaging Lymph Nodes with Nanoparticles

...hat is more, once the data have been collected and assessed it ispossible to reconstruct a virtual picture of the patient's lymph nodes,thus potentially allowing accurate surgical removal of the nodes....

HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research

...ven times over 30 months and the participants were assessed for risk. At each visit the participants were tested for HIV infection, and for those who were positive, HIV-1 plasma RNA load and CD4 cell counts were monitored on a regular basis for 24 months after the initial diagnosis. Of the 5,417 volunteers w...

New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool

...lder and San Diego State University, the new study assessed the microbe population in a warm hospital therapy pool through a ribosomal RNA analysis that involved cloning and sequencing genes. The team concluded that the microbes, many of them pathogenic, were enriched just inches above the pool's surface by a...

Alzheimer's cognitive decline slowed

...med without complication. Cognitive outcomes were assessed in the six patients who completed the NGF delivery procedure safely. The Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE), which evaluates cognitive function, was administered at screening, the time of treatment and at several intervals after treatment. Over an...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...aid Maria Luisa Escolar, MD, of UNC-CH, whose team assessed the neurological, cognitive and physical development of each child with Krabbe Disease before and after transplant. Escolar is lead author of the study and directs the Program for Neurodevelopmental Function in Rare Disorders at the Center for Devel...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...aid Maria Luisa Escolar, MD, of UNC-CH, whose team assessed the neurological, cognitive and physical development of each child with Krabbe Disease before and after transplant. Escolar is lead author of the study and directs the Program for Neurodevelopmental Function in Rare Disorders at the Center for Devel...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...birthday; those in the middle and late groups were assessed within the first month. Those in the late group benefited from the introduction of a special type of antiretroviral drug called a protease inhibitor. They followed the children for the first three years of life, tracking at what age they developed AI...

Best research work in the area of wine growing

...rogression of the hydric deficit in each plant was assessed by means of the daily measurement of the hydric potential before dawn and, when a plant reached the stress interval, it was irrigated immediately. After two or four days after the recovery irrigation, the gaseous interchange was measured, comparing i...

The first impact factor for PLoS Biology ?13.9

The open-access journal PLoS Biology has been assessed by Thomson ISI to have an impact factor of 13.9*, which places PLoS Biology among the most highly cited journals in the life sciences. This is an outstanding statistic for a journal less than two years old, from a new publisher promoting a new busine...

Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...ntal outcomes in the distant future." The authors assessed multiple strategies to reduce mortality as well as greenhouse gas emissions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large database of current fuel use in African nations. Using this as a baseline, they defined multiple scenarios for future fuel ...

Study Finds Moderate Hypothermia A Safe Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids

...rotocol and during hospitalization, the study also assessed functional and cognitive outcome in these children with severe traumatic brain injury. After severe TBI, 48 children less than 13 years of age admitted within six hours of injury were randomized by age to moderate hypothermia treatment in conjunctio...

Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds

... contribute to HIV risk. Gray and his colleagues assessed 2,188 HIV-negative women who were sexually active and were pregnant or breastfeeding, and compared their rates of HIV acquisition to 8,473 women who were neither pregnant nor lactating. They compared the incidence rates of HIV during pregnancy and br...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight speci...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight speci...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight speci...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight speci...

Methamphetamine Abuse, HIV Infection Cause Changes in Brain Structure

...e; and nonabusers who were HIV-negative. They also assessed the ability to think and reason using a detailed battery of tests that examined speed of information processing, attention/working memory, learning and delayed recall, abstraction/executive functioning, verbal fluency, and motor functioning. They ob...

'Cookbook recipes' would cure disease with nontoxic DNA delivery systems

...with ingredients in different proportions and then assessed their effectiveness in gene delivery, but this is hard and requires a lot of intuition," said Gerard Wong, a professor of materials science and engineering, physics, and bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and correspond...

Exercise aside, genes may ultimately dictate seniors' mobility

...entirely clear. In the current study, researchers assessed seniors in an effort to better understand the relationship between genetic makeup, intensity of physical activity and functional decline. Twice a year throughout the four-year study, participants ages 70 to 79 reported their level of activity and the...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

...and 68 percent, respectively. The NIAID team also assessed trust in the U.S. government’s ability to protect HIV vaccine trial volunteers. While about half of three groups ?men who have sex with men (50 percent), African Americans (55 percent) and the general population (57 percent) ?said they could trust th...

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