Tag: "assessing" at biology news
UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs
...e-year gained, which is a standard measure used in assessing
the outcome of health care procedures or services. According to Kanwal, the study showed that only two strategies fell well within this accepted standard: Interferon cost an incremental $6,337 to gain an additional quality-adjusted life-year, compar...
Putting ecology back into river restoration
...estoration groups, adopt criteria for defining and assessing
ecological success in restoration. Standards are needed because progress in the science and practice of river restoration has been hampered by the lack of agreed upon criteria for judging ecological success." The debate is timely given the many wate...
What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome
...er the latest information on building inspections, assessing
mold in a building, sampling techniques, mold growth areas, common misconceptions, new building construction, industry standards, legal issues, and possible solutions as well as discuss proactive strategies to be taken during house construction in or...
Study of genomic DNA leads to new advances in cancer diagnostics
...of Illinois at Chicago have identified a method of assessing
the malignant potential of cells based on the sensitivity of cellular DNA to enzyme digestion. The article by Andrew J. Maniotis et al., "Chromatin sensitivity to Alu I restriction enzyme decreases with malignancy and is regulated by the extracellula...
Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health
...ealth or treat diseases. For example, the group is assessing
how the bacterial capacity for processing dietary carbohydrates varies among individuals and what influence that may have on weight. ...
Imaging Lymph Nodes with Nanoparticles
...treatment. And an essential part of this workup is assessing
whether or not there has been lymphatic spread. Currentmethods include surgical removal of nodes for examination and varioustypes of imaging, ranging from ultrasound to newer technologies such asmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All these methods hav...
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