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Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients

Catheter techniques are expanding into new territory, successfully aiding in the replacement of narrowed, calcified aortic valves in patients too sick to withstand open-chest surgery. According to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascul...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...n developing human influenza vaccines. NIAID is expanding the surveillance and research program to now include six Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. Their work will include determining the prevalence of avian influenza in animals that routinely come into close contact with peopl...

Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

...cancer fighter, the Johns Hopkins team members are expanding their research, looking for new drug-delivery methods and preparing for animal testing. The researchers believe the hybrid molecule will have minimal effect on healthy cells. Through the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office, they have filed an ap...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

...blood flow to the heart and prevent the lungs from expanding completely, restricting the ability to exercise, according to Harrison. Some patients also suffer serious emotional difficulties and low self-esteem, especially since sunken chest often worsens during adolescence when children are self-conscious abo...

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

...iodesign Institute at Arizona State University are expanding efforts to dramatically lower the cost of DNA sequencing. The NHGRI, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has set an ambitious target of $1,000 or less - a cost 10,000 times lower than current technology - to make genome sequencing ...

Mechanical 'artificial hearts' can remove need for heart transplant by returning heart to normal

...er strategies and more therapeutic targets in this expanding field of regenerative therapy," he added. LVADs are currently mainly used in those patients awaiting heart transplant, whose heart failure is very severe. The researchers are hopeful that the technique used in this study could also be used to rest...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

...oach to combating AIDS. Antiretroviral therapy is expanding in Russia, but it remains to be seen whether drug addicts will receive treatment, Owens said. "Our main message is that really to have an impact on the epidemic, you have to treat both the drug users and non-drug users." ...

Mysterious 'neural noise' actually primes brain for peak performance

... among your neurons. Pouget and his team are now expanding their findings across the entire cortex, because every part of our highly developed cortex displays a similar underlying Bayes-optimal structure. "If the structure is the same, that means there must be something fundamentally similar among vision, ...

Nanoscale microscope sheds first light on gene repair

...how light waves behave, however, biophysicists are expanding the limits of light microscopy, and one of the latest advances--the 4Pi microscope--provides never-before-seen views of cellular components, including structures within the nucleus. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

... Forest Identity separates nations into classes of expanding and shrinking forest that clarify the causes of ch...nd for wood products." Anticipating impacts of expanding global trade The authors note that it's possible to sustain a large commercial harvest and expand...

Edge density key to controlling gypsy moth spread

...om more than 100,000 pheromone traps set along the expanding gypsy moth population front for their theoretical model. The pheromone trap data were collected from 1988 to 2004. They used a theoretical model to show how an interaction between negative population growth at low densities ?"the Allee effect" ?an...

Chemical tests of cell growth enter third dimension

... for each test instead of one. He and his team are expanding the technology from 96-well plates to 384-well plates, and are working on their own custom plate design. There is an advantage to using more wells: The eight empty wells supply nutrients to the cells in the middle well, so tests can run for up to tw...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

...king condoms available in correctional facilities; expanding re-entry programs to help prisoners transition bac... which only adds to the problem. Establishing and expanding corps of community health workers is a proven, effective and critical bridge between physicians and ...

Patients can report statins' adverse effects on new web site

...adverse," said Golomb. "Our work is geared toward expanding knowledge of the impact of statins in order to better inform the public and the medical community. By filling out the web site survey, statin patients can help us to help others with the same concerns." ...

PNAS study reveals why organs fail following massive trauma

...y control mechanisms where they can choose to stop expanding into an army (anergy) or to commit suicide (apoptosis). The PNAS study offers new evidence that an overwhelming wave of biochemical signals created by the innate response after massive trauma can mistakenly trigger anergy and apoptosis, especially ...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...rain recovery was signified by the patients?brains expanding beyond their previous limits, with an outward brain edge shift for the outer regions and an inward shift for the inner ones. "In addition, on average across all the patients, cerebellar choline levels increased by about 20%, while levels of NAA in...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

...curring. Wind-blown dust and biomass from Africa's expanding Sahara desert are reaching North America in significant quantities. Recent research links this dust to an increase in asthma cases in the Caribbean. "We need to determine what's in the air, so we can determine how climate change affects microbial...

Handling HPV vaccines and screening: The views of 100 authors

...nology, the field of cervical cancer prevention is expanding into new areas of influence involving an ever-widening group of professionals. Starting with the offer of HPV vaccines to pre-adolescent girls and the optional vaccination of young and middle-age women, HPV vaccines may in some instances be recommend...

Electronic chip, interacting with the brain, modifies pathways for controlling movement

...s outside of the body has been driving the rapidly expanding field of brain-computer interfaces, often abbreviated BCI. The recent Nature study suggests that the brain's nerve signals can be harnessed to create changes within itself. The researchers tested a miniature, self-contained device with a tiny compu...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...rgraduate. "Takesha's work at Lick Creek Park is expanding our knowledge of this local natural resource and the role such habitats play in nature," Harris said. "This knowledge can enrich our human experience and can also be used in larger studies of biodiversity and production agriculture involving spiders....

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