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Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...eiving care. The net costs were calculated using a dollar value of $15.23 per hour, the median U.S. wage rat...r ovarian cancer. When the researchers applied the dollar costs to time spent on medical care in the first 12 months after diagnosis, they found that net pati...

Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine

...uencing costs have fallen 100-fold, from roughly a dollar a DNA base to a penny, but are still far out of reach for the public. Zhang's technological vision would enable scientists to sequence billions of base pairs of DNA in a single day. This is the size of an average mammalian genome and is approxima...

Researchers to study why dead zone returned to Lake Erie

...e U.S. They serve as the focus for a multi-billion dollar tourist and recreation industry, supply 40 million people with drinking water, provide habitat for wildlife and fish, and support transportation and agriculture production. Lake Erie is the smallest of the five Great Lakes. ...

Slow brain waves play key role in coordinating complex activity

...ch more spatially widespread, the size of a silver dollar or larger on the surface of the cortex, and is tied to top-down executive processes like attention and memory. Coupling between these two rhythms could be what gives the brain a way to connect low-level perceptions and actions to high-level goals and...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...t, and people from all over the world will pay top dollar just to get some of it. It's tupelo honey, a honey so distinct, light and smooth that people describe it as they would a fine wine. But the future of tupelo honey production may not be so sweet. Florida State University geography Professor J. Ant...

What's nature worth? New computer models tell all

...ping mall there--these models will help them put a dollar value on it. If a country wants to emulate Costa Rica's program of payments to landowners to maintain their land as a forest, they'll better be able to figure the ecosystem value of various land parcels to establish fair payments. To build the new...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...John Losey, who co-authored a study that shows the dollar value of some of those insect services is more than $57 billion in the United States annually. The research appears in the journal BioScience today (April 1). "Most insects tirelessly perform functions that improve our environment and lives in ways ...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

...uce the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day by half, no one's doing anything about it," Pinstrup-Andersen says. "It's disgraceful -- it's immoral and appalling. We could achieve the goals, but won't." About 1.2 billion people -- almost four times the U.S. population -- in developing cou...

Wisconsin scientists discover a master key to microbes' pathogenic lifestyles

...ein, an authority on fungal diseases. "The million dollar question is was what controls this change? " Klein and colleagues Julie C. Nemecek and Marcel Wuthrich identified a molecular sensor that is conserved in these six related dimorphic fungi found worldwide. The sensor, says Klein, is like an antenna s...

Free HIV tests cheaper than charging when goal is preventing AIDS

...ests and counseling in March 2003 for just about a dollar ?the median income in Tanzania is around $564. The HIV infection rate in Tanzania is about 8.8 percent, though about 16.7 percent of those tested at KIWAKKUKI are HIV positive, Thielman said. The free testing period was promoted with a modest adver...

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

... medicine and public health physician. "For every dollar Congress gives the National Institutes of Health to develop blockbuster treatments, it spends only one penny to ensure that Americans actually receive them," said Steven H. Woolf, M.D., professor and director of research in VCU's Department of Family...

The bioweapon is in the post

... genes from the chemical components of DNA (See "A dollar a base pair"). Yet some are carrying out next to no checks on what they are being asked to make, or by whom. It raises the frightening prospect of terrorists mail-ordering genes forkey bioweapon agents such as smallpox, and using them to engineer new...

Research team receives $7.5 million to study cassava

...disciplinary team of scientists in a multi-million dollar project to help improve one of the most important food crops in Africa, cassava. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation selected the BioCassava Plus project as a recipient of one of the foundation's "Grand Challenges in Global Health" program grants....

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...hanges in diet have been driven by a multi-billion dollar marketing campaign by the food industry aimed at young children," said Ludwig. "Cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory PE classes and limited insurance reimbursement for obesity prevention and treatment are also contributory." The researchers pr...

Solution to Pollution: New Bacteria Eats Toxic Waste

...es, he continued. The team received a $1.5 million dollar contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to further study the bacteria. Sims discovered the microbes on a landsite in Libby, Mont. contaminated by chemical carcinogens called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s). The site had been used by indu...

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