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Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways

...ding member of its Center for Water and Health.The nationwide assessment of triclocarban contamination is based ... analysis, the researchers comparedtheir predicted nationwide levels of contamination to experimentallymeasured concentrations in the Greater Baltimore region, an...

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...red pregnancies and cancer. Cleanup costs for TCE nationwide are estimated in the billions of dollars. The Department of Defense alone estimates the cost of bringing its 1,400 TCE-contaminated sites into EPA compliance at more than $5 billion. The typical approach to getting rid of TCE involves pumping pollut...

New Technique for Tracking Gene Regulators

...cience was a founder of the HumanGenome Project, a nationwide effort to generate the instrumentation andbiological and computational resources necessary to sequence the entirehuman genome, identify all functional genes, and help transfer thisinformation and related technology to the private sector for thebenefi...

Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

...nt confirmatory phase II clinical trials performed nationwide involving more than 350 patients with red blood cell transfusion-dependent MDS - to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a new drug application (NDA) for Revlimid as an innovative approach to treat the anemia of MDS patients with the 5q minus del...

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media

...e-use diagnostic test kits that have been marketed nationwide via the Internet by Globus Media, Montreal, Canada. The use of these products could result in false results that could lead to significant adverse health consequences. The illegal kits are labeled as: Rapid HIV Test Kit. * Rapid Syphilis Test Ki...

Artifical cornea lets woman blind 20 years see

...endence. Phifer is one of several hundred patients nationwide who have received such artificial corneas, which have revolutionized the treatment and care of patients like her. "I was blind for twenty years in both my eyes," Phifer says. "A regular cornea wouldn't work because of the severity of damage to my co...

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

...ina at Chapel Hill is one of five clinical centers nationwide to receive funds from the National Institutes of H...y is the most common cause of sudden liver failure nationwide and the most common reason why new drugs fail to obtain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

Tendency to hair loss inherited from the mother

...e. For several years the researchers had searched nationwide for families in which several men were affected by hair loss. In blood samples taken from the volunteers they then looked for candidate genes ?and eventually discovered them: in their initial step they succeeded in narrowing down the search to a seri...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

As Yemen geared up for an end-of-month nationwide campaign to immunize all children under 5 against a fast-moving paralytic poliovirus outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it was shipping in 6 million doses of polio vaccine. In addition, 10 experts from the World Health Organi...

Morphine for Chest Pain Increases Death Risk

... For their analysis, the researchers consulted the nationwide quality improvement initiative named CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes with Early Implementation of the American College of Cardiology and AHA Guidelines) The registry continually collects da...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...ith fewer doses. Use of mOPV1 is expected during a nationwide immunization campaign in the second half of May. Yemen had already conducted a mass campaign on 11-14 April, as the country was considered to be at high-risk of polio re-infection from nearby Sudan where an outbreak of polio continues. Experience in...

NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses

...tics Research Network (PGRN). The research of this nationwide network of scientists will eventually help doctors tailor drug prescriptions to people's unique genetic make-ups. Spearheaded by NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences and originally funded from 2000 to 2005, the PGRN's record of succ...

Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

... Orleans also highlights the need for other cities nationwide to do more to remove the toxins in urban runoff before, rather than after, it gets washed into waterways. There are several good strategies, he said. Increasingly affordable "permeable pavements" allow runoff to be stored, evaporate or percolate thro...

Bacteria in Household Dust May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

...of the National Institutes of Health, is the first nationwide study of endotoxins in the household environment, and it involved analysis of more than 2,500 dust samples from 831 homes across the U.S. Researchers at NIEHS and the University of Iowa found a strong association between endotoxin levels and the pre...

'Dating agency' boosts hunt for disease genes

Doctors and scientists nationwide will today for the first time be able to join together over the internet to start the search for genes that underlie a range of chronic diseases. Patients across Britain with cancer, heart and other common diseases have been providing blood samples...

DNA conclusive yet still controversial, Carnegie Mellon professor says

...Sciences in Washington, D.C. Almost 28,000 cases nationwide have been prosecuted with help from the FBI's data bank of DNA profiles, while at least 170 people have seen their convictions overturned on appeal thanks to DNA evidence. Nonetheless, the use of DNA evidence in appeals has been impeded by political ...

Stem cell study for patients with heart attack damage seeks to regenerate heart muscle

...rticipating in the trial. There are 15 other sites nationwide participating in the study. He explained that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are found in the adult bone marrow and have the potential to develop into mature heart cells and new blood vessels. The MSC cells are derived from normal, healthy adult volun...

Breast implants not associated with cancer risk, study reports

...d colleagues examined the incidence of cancer in a nationwide cohort of 3486 Swedish women who underwent cosmetic surgery for breast implants between 1965 and 1993 and were followed until the end of 2002. Data was obtained from the Swedish Cancer Registry, which reports on cancer occurrence for the entire count...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...portunity to trailblaze the project before it goes nationwide later this year. They are being sent invitations ...cedures go smoothly before the study gets underway nationwide later in the year, when around eight to 10 assessment centres will be running at any one time around...

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

...ic journal Biological Invasions, recommends that a nationwide monitoring and trapping system for the crab should be introduced before it is too late to control the population. Chinese mitten crabs are already present in some of our waterways, including the Thames, Humber and Tyne rivers and parts of the Nort...

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