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UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims

...ine what materials are cited in support of medical claims and if those references are available to physician...what documents were being used to substantiate the claims and how accessible these were to physicians who may want to verify the research findings," said lead...

Another Look Finds Promising Proteomics Test is Not Biologically Plausible

..., the researchers say their findings indicate that claims about the experimental protein-based assay are not biologically plausible. “We view this as a cautionary tale. If you are not careful with this new technology, whose quirks we don’t fully understand, you can find results that may be due to somethin...

New species from old data

..., the researchers say their findings indicate that claims about the experimental protein-based assay are not biologically plausible. “We view this as a cautionary tale. If you are not careful with this new technology, whose quirks we don’t fully understand, you can find results that may be due to somethin...

Cracking the olfactory code in bees

..., the researchers say their findings indicate that claims about the experimental protein-based assay are not biologically plausible. “We view this as a cautionary tale. If you are not careful with this new technology, whose quirks we don’t fully understand, you can find results that may be due to somethin...

Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice

..., the researchers say their findings indicate that claims about the experimental protein-based assay are not biologically plausible. “We view this as a cautionary tale. If you are not careful with this new technology, whose quirks we don’t fully understand, you can find results that may be due to somethin...

Products containing specific probes for detecting alternative splice forms protected

...e alternative RNA splicing. "The granting of these claims build on the company's core assets further expandi...ic and research tool markets ?areas in which these claims will further increase our market share." ...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

...g to the researchers. There have been a variety of claims that tattoo inks cause adverse effects in people, including allergic reactions to ink components, a burning sensation during the course of MRIs, and the migration of inks to different tissues in the body, such as the lungs. It is unclear, however, w...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...Reproductive Genetics Institute, based in Chicago, claims to have produced patient-matched embryonic stem ce...non-Korean member of the team. But if Verlinsky's claims stand up, there might be a much easier way to create matching ESCs. His method starts with an existi...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

Despite age-old claims advising breastfeeding moms that alcoholic beverages can improve their nursing performance, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that even moderate doses of alcohol affect the hormones responsible for lactation in a counterproducti...

Malaria killing a million a year

...und (UNICEF) says. The report on the disease that claims three times as many African children's lives as HIV/AIDS was launched today at events in New York, Geneva and Cairo. "This is just my second day at UNICEF, but it makes sense that my first public statement helps make the case for fighting a largely ...

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

...team has taken its first steps towards proving its claims by growing defined liver tissue using the new cell type. By making use of special NASA-derived technology, the team is able to cultivate greater numbers of cells in equipment mimicking the effects of space microgravity. "Using Synthecon's bioreactors...

Insight into the processes of 'positive' and 'negative' learners

...team has taken its first steps towards proving its claims by growing defined liver tissue using the new cell type. By making use of special NASA-derived technology, the team is able to cultivate greater numbers of cells in equipment mimicking the effects of space microgravity. "Using Synthecon's bioreactors...

Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania

...team has taken its first steps towards proving its claims by growing defined liver tissue using the new cell type. By making use of special NASA-derived technology, the team is able to cultivate greater numbers of cells in equipment mimicking the effects of space microgravity. "Using Synthecon's bioreactors...

A new link between stem cells and tumors

...Barcelona (IRB-PCB) have now added key evidence to claims that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells. The study, reported this week in the on-line edition of Nature Genetics (September 4) shows that if key molecules aren't placed in the right locations within stem cells before they div...

HIV drug resistance increasing in UK and among highest in the world

...cond wave epidemic of resistant virus, a new study claims in this week's BMJ. The study authors are concerned that the large reductions in deaths and improvements to health since people with HIV were given combinations of drugs (combination antiretroviral therapy) may be compromised because of this. Using...

Making medicine 'smarter'

...ter diagnose breast cancer. The aggressive disease claims the lives of more than 40,000 American women each year -- so a diagnostic tool that will allow patients to begin a course of treatment as early as possible is urgently needed. Meyer-Baese hopes to utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- which ho...

Access to existing medical treatments could save more lives than spending to improve the treatments

...cept with an example of a theoretical disease that claims 100,000 lives a year. If a drug is available that reduces the mortality rate from that disease by 20 percent, it has the potential to save 20,000 lives each year. But if only 60 percent of eligible patients receive the drug, only 12,000 deaths will b...

Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought

...lysis of the footprints. In all, the British team claims to have found 250 footprints - mostly human, but also dog, cat and cloven-hoofed animal prints - in a layer of volcanic ash deposited in a former lake bed now exposed near a reservoir outside Puebla. Its dating techniques returned a date of 40,000 ye...

New DNA 'fingerprinting' technique separates hemp from marijuana

...It also could be used in criminal defenses against claims of conspiracy." The technique chops up DNA and generates numerous fragments of DNA, each defined by particular "marker" DNA sequences that act like bookends. The lengths of the fragments within the bookends were found to vary according to the cultiv...

Oh, rats! Designer animals reveal possible heart disease genes

Every year, heart disease claims an estimated 7 million lives, according to the World Health Organization. Scientists have struggled to pinpoint the precise genes behind this complex disease. Now, however, they have a new research ally: the designer rat. In a four-year study publ...

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