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Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

... "Rarely do we come up with a medical advance that saves money and is better for patients at the same time. This is as basic as washing your hands before conducting a physical examination of a patient," Blumberg said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...m an evolutionary standpoint, transitive inference saves them valuable time and energy." The results raise the possibility that fish brains might contain the rudimentary neuronal circuitry for transitive inference that appeared later in birds and mammals. "Any animal that has evolved a social system...

Manual dishwashing study digs up dirt on dish cleanliness

...r dishes off right away, before the food dries. It saves washing time and gets rid of places where bacteria can survive drying and washing." ...

Protein averts cell suicide but might contribute to cancer

...licated. "This protein bypasses the damage and saves cells from self-destructing, but it is very error prone, which suggests that it may also play a role in cancer." Dpo4 is one of a family of enzymes called Y-family DNA polymerases that were first discovered about 10 years ago and are only now bec...

St. Jude announces breakthrough in eye cancer treatment

...s in the eye. "When successful, this therapy often saves vision," Wilson said. "Clinicians at major medical institutions generally save 70 percent of all eyes treated, even in the case of advanced disease." ...

Hopkins researchers discover how brain protein might control memory

... us one step closer to understanding how the brain saves memories." According to Worley, memories form when nerve cells connect and "talk" to other nerve cells. It's thought that the stronger these connections are, the stronger the memory. Like the childhood game called Telephone, where one person ta...

Silver bullet: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses

...ng disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack. "It saves days to weeks," said lead author Ralph Tripp, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Vaccine Development at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. "You could actually apply it to a person walking off a plane and know if they're infected." T...

Beyond the book: Software automates access to brain atlases

...ages on top of the appropriate atlas page and then saves the superimposition as a copy. So far, the only users have been researchers in Swanson's lab, says Burns, but he expects once scientists in the field learn about the work, download the software and try it out, the advantages will be obvious. He ...

Value of services performed by insects tops $57 billion in US

...billion in crops and clean up grazing lands, which saves ranchers some $380 million a year. And these are "very conservative" estimates that probably represent only a fraction of the true value, reports Losey, associate professor of entomology at Cornell. This analysis of the economic value of these inse...

USC, Rice to develop bacteria-powered fuel cells

...ign better simulation, and the overall combination saves time and money." In addition to the computational modeling, Lüttge will contribute his experimental skills in an imaging technique called Vertical Scanning Interferometry. The technique, which he helped create in the 1990s, combines information from...

Software might revolutionize glucose monitoring in critically ill patients

...oring of glucose levels incritically ill patients, saves nurses time and effort and is moreefficient than the paper-based method currently used in manyintensive care units (ICUs). Monitoring blood glucose levels isnecessary to avoid stress hyperglycemia, an insulin resistancecondition that causes glucose l...

Biotech cotton 8: Bugs 0

...Tabashnik. The reduction in chemical pesticide use saves growers about $80 per acre. According to the Arizona Agricultural Statistics Bulletin, the value of Arizona's cotton crops for 2004 was estimated at $207 million. The key to Bt cotton's continued efficacy is the use of refuges ?patches of traditiona...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

...e as a biological control of crop damaging insects saves approximately $20 billion annually. The wasp will serve as a good comparison for the honey bee genome, which has been sequenced already. Two related wasp species, Nasonia giraulti and Nasonia longicornis, will be sequenced at less dense coverage to a...

Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes

... natural insulin-producing cells from the pancreas saves patients from the complications of severe, poorly-controlled diabetes. Loss of the other major function of the pancreas, production of digestive enzymes, is dealt with by taking the enzymes as a dietary supplement. Leading the complex operation were...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

... a compound that later will be dropped ?that alone saves a lot of money.?/p> UF researchers say they will continue to apply the screening approach to other drugs in various situations and also will seek to develop better ways of determining how frequently and at what dose a drug should be given to mini...

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