Tag: "minorities" at biology news
Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow
...the chance of finding donors for ethnic and racial minorities
currently underrepresented in volunteer marrow registries worldwide. While the study showed that umbilical cord blood took longer to rebuild the blood-making cells in the body, it was associated with a lower risk of graft versus host disease, a p...
Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method
...contraceptives are ineffective against substantial minorities
of animals, probably for genetic reasons," Professor Cooper says. "If so, the genes responsible for this lack of response will be passed on to offspring. Within a few generations most of the population will be unresponsive to the immunocontraceptive,...
Access to existing medical treatments could save more lives than spending to improve the treatments
...ervices and that disparities in care are worse for minorities
and disenfranchised patients. The study poses a contrast between efficacy, or how well a treatment works, and what they call the "fidelity of health care." Independent of the efficacy, fidelity is the extent to which the health care system provides ...