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Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

...lt to obtain in a typical clinical setting in this medically diverse group of patients, the researchers said. The results of the study were presented by Duke cardiologist Roosevelt Gilliam, M.D., March 7, 2005, at the annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando. "When you talk ...

Use of Insecticides Linked to Lasting Neurological Problems for Farmers

...n previously diagnosed with pesticide poisoning or medically treated for any exposure to any pesticide, we are led to conclude that their symptoms are related to moderate lifetime exposure," said Dr. Kamel. "Most studies of this issue have sample sizes ranging from 50 to 100 participants, making it hard to un...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...al Environmental Health Perspectives. "Our use of medically important classes of antibiotics in food-animal production creates a significant public health concern," said the study's lead author Lance Price, a doctoral candidate and fellow at the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future....

PET/CT can identify new cancer lesions at early stage, allowing for prompt treatment

...dern techniques such as PET/CT can be "potentially medically significant and relevant," said Wahl. PET is a powerful medical imaging modality that noninvasively traces molecular and physiologic processes in the body. Currently, the most common use of PET is for whole-body oncologic imaging for diagnosis, stag...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...t all HIV infected persons have access to the most medically advanced and effective medications that help prolong and improve their quality of life. The State Health Department urges individuals to get tested for HIV if they: * Had unprotected sex, especially with someone who has injected drugs; * Shared ne...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...on was plagued by different interpretations of who medically benefited most from a transplant and by a scoring system that favored patients most likely to survive their surgery over those most likely to die. In this system, the patients getting a liver transplant were often the most likely to benefit from it, ...

NHGRI Selects 13 More Organisms for Genome Sequencing

...uence.?/p> The mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, is medically significant because it can harbor the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, and is the primary transmitter of the disease in Africa. Approximately 30 of 500 Anopheles species are known vectors of human malaria. Malaria afflicts up to 300 million p...

Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'

...uence.?/p> The mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, is medically significant because it can harbor the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, and is the primary transmitter of the disease in Africa. Approximately 30 of 500 Anopheles species are known vectors of human malaria. Malaria afflicts up to 300 million p...

Secret sex life of killer fungus?

Aspergillus fumigatus is a medically important fungus, causing potentially life-threatening infections in patients with weakened immune systems. It is also a major cause of respiratory allergy, and it is implicated in asthma as well. The fungus has always been thought to lack the abilit...

UCSD discovery may provide novel method to generate medically useful proteins

...o generate therapeutic enzymes, vaccines and other medically important proteins. "This is only the second type of massively variable protein ever discovered," explained Partho Ghosh, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSD who headed the research team. "Only antibodies have more variation than th...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...roblems? Stress symptoms, depression, anxiety and medically unexplained physical symptoms have been reported, including self-perceived poor health. The designation of the affected population as "victims" rather than "survivors" has led them to perceive themselves as helpless, weak and lacking control over the...

MIT chemist discovers secret behind nature's medicines

...chemical concoctions to generate a large family of medically valuable compounds called halogenated natural products. The question was, how do they do it? Chemists would love to have that enzyme's capability so they could efficiently reproduce, or slightly re-engineer, those products, which include antibiotics...

Mining for gems in the fungal genome

... a new method that may speed the ongoing quest for medically useful compounds in fungi. By manipulating a si...his problem and promises to broaden the search for medically useful agents by taking a powerful, genome-wide approach. Their technique is called "genomic mining...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

...ne and lead researcher. "These workers represent a medically underserved population that is at risk for both environmental and occupational health problems, as well as health problems associated with poverty." An estimated 4.2 million seasonal and migrant farmworkers and their families live in the United Stat...

Forsyth scientists gain greater understanding of how embryos differentiate left from right

...sed left-right asymmetry is both a fascinating and medically important phenomenon," said Levin. "Problems with left/right asymmetry are responsible for a wide-range of birth defects in humans including conditions that affect the heart, the digestive system, the lungs and the brain. Building on our earlier rese...

New test to detect rare proteins in blood

...ave also tried the FACTT method on other rare, but medically important molecules, such as the prion protein (for mad cow disease with Mansun Sy at Case Western University) and TNF-alpha (for autoimmune diseases), and will be developing tests for other cancer markers including lung cancer and colon cancer. All ...

For the first time: Longevity modulated without disrupting life-sustaining function

... the prospect that one day it might be possible to medically tweak this pathway to slow aging and improve the quality of life without harmful consequences to the body. In humans and other mammals this signaling cascade is known as the insulin/IGF-1 pathway since it is prompted by insulin and the closely rela...

NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets

...ortant both for medical research and for providing medically relevant information to individuals. When it becomes affordable for an individual's genome to be fully sequenced, genomic information will allow estimates of future disease risk for individuals, as well as improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment....

New egg freezing technique offers hope to hundreds of women

...women. "This technology opens up new horizons for medically assisted reproduction in women, enabling them to have the option of having children at a later date by freezing eggs rather than embryos. Moreover, it will help to eliminate the existing time differences in fertility between men and women, whereby wo...

Clot-busting drug helps revive cardiac arrest patients

...ons were given the clot-buster tenecteplase, known medically as a fibrinolytic agent. Spontaneous circulation returned in 26 percent of these patients. Four percent survived and were discharged from the hospital and had normal brain function. In the group of 113 patients who received ACLS alone, 12 percent wer...

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