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CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...nt Senior Scientist’s Scientific Forum on the DFTD reviewed progress in understanding and managing the disease and set an agenda for future research and management. “The aim is to stop the disease in it tracks and we want to bring our experience of controlling infectious diseases to the research community...

CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

... image data from the scan are preserved and can be reviewed and reanalyzed in the future. The scans presented to Fraser were not a perfect photograph of the two specimens, rather they were a set of thin slices that had to be processed to obtain information about the animals. Even then, no single slice con...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...through its regulatory power." Blumberg's group reviewed approximately 520 abstracts and nine published randomized clinical trials, on the risks and benefits of using leukoreduced blood. They assessed the statistical methods that were used in each study, and found what they believed to be flawed data in so...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...th African Department of Agriculture, and has been reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration. Approval has also been given or is pending by institutional ethics and bio-safety committees at all the trial sites. In addition, there will be an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board, a group of indepe...

Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer

... the Clatterbridge Center for Oncology in England, reviewed a study of 448 patients with advanced mesothelioma who were treated with either the single drug or the combination. "Pemetrexed used in combination with cisplatin significantly increases the length of survival, when compared with cisplatin alone,"...

Migration played key role in HIV spread in South Africa

... System. Tetrault and colleagues systematically reviewed articles from 1966 through 2005 identified from the MEDLINE, PsychINFO and EMBASE databases that evaluated the effect of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications. Of the 34 articles that met selection criteria, 12 were cl...

Long-term marijuana smoking leads to respiratory complaints

... System. Tetrault and colleagues systematically reviewed articles from 1966 through 2005 identified from the MEDLINE, PsychINFO and EMBASE databases that evaluated the effect of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications. Of the 34 articles that met selection criteria, 12 were cl...

Phthalates now linked to fat, related health risks

...rs for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers reviewed data from 1999 to 2002, the most recent years that phthalates levels were available. Of the adult men available in NHANES, 1,451 had data on phthalate exposures, obesity and waist circumference. Of these men, 651 also had fasting glucose and insulin ...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

...y the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has reviewed and approved the 3MP device. The internal magnet is laser-welded in a titanium case, assuring its safety. The magnets have been found to have no effect on the heart or other body parts, and studies have demonstrated that long-term exposure to magneti...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

... research that had been done in this area. When we reviewed the scientific evidence, we found that there were really only about 500 patients involved in rigorous controlled trials. And only a few more than 200 actually received growth hormone. "Think about all the scientific claims made on anti-aging Web s...

Elderly spinal cord injuries increase five-fold in 30 years, Jefferson neurosurgeons find

...ts but have higher rates of mortality. Researchers reviewed a database of 3,481 consecutive acute penetrating and blunt spinal cord and spine-injured patients treated at Jefferson Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center over a 28-year period (1978-2006). Overall annual admissions for SCI at Jefferson's Spina...

Antivirals effectively curb influenza virus

...ent) had influenza A (H3N2 or H1N1). The authors reviewed the effects of each antiviral on infectiousness and pathogenicity ?the ability of the influenza virus to cause overt disease. Pathogenicity in controls ranged from 44 percent to 66 percent. Efficacy in reducing pathogenicity for zanamivir was 52 perc...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...r colds and flu." Shan added that Health Canada reviewed all of CV Technologies published and unpublished data on COLD-fx before approving the claims. The NHPD issues product licenses in several categories. Because COLD-fX® is a unique patented product, it was issued an NPN in the non-traditional categ...

FDA causes unnecessary scare about common painkillers

...e enormous." The European Regulatory Agency has reviewed the same evidence that the FDA considered and reached entirely different conclusions, said Furberg. He said this suggests that the decisions are not based on scientific evidence. With Celebrex, the FDA didn't follow the recommendations of its Advi...

Circumcision: A proven strategy to prevent HIV

...e study's independent data safety monitoring board reviewed the preliminary results and recommended that all men enrolled in the study who remain uncircumcised be offered circumcision due to the clearly protective effect. ...

Cryoablation -- A new treatment option for some kidney tumor patients

...he total tumor mass is treated. The researchers reviewed the records of the 23 men and 17 women with kidney cancer treated with percutaneous cryoablation at Mayo Clinic between March 12, 2003, and Aug. 4, 2005. They found that this treatment was chosen over RFA for reasons such as larger tumor size, proxi...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...le her use of native clays had no effect. Williams reviewed the mother's work and notes that "Line Brunet de Courssou was a careful observer." However, Madame Brunet de Courssou was not a scientist. The mother, who is now deceased, approached the WHO in 2002 at its fifth advisory group meeting on Buruli ulcer...

New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths

...ution of premature birth to infant mortality. They reviewed causes of infant death and combined conditions, such as respiratory distress syndrome, which frequently occur in premature babies. This new method doubled the percentage of infant deaths caused by premature birth to 34.3 percent. More than 95 perce...

Preliminary study finds holographic imaging system promising for cancer treatment planning

...re replanned using Perspecta. The plans were then reviewed by four physicians who were unaware of what planning device was used. All the reviewers felt that the Perspecta device allowed better appreciation of 3D relationships of anatomical and dose data than images from a flat screen display. According t...

Report calls for improved monoclonal antibodies against solid tumors

...ong enough to be effective at all. The authors reviewed the literature to illustrate that the groundwork has been laid to overcome these barriers. Researchers, including Dr. Weiner, have made significant advances to understand the optimal antibody affinities required for maximum penetration, even taking i...

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