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ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. and HAMILTON, New Zealand, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a provider of innovative enzyme-based products for DNA extraction and other life sciences applications, today announced the availability of a new application note documenting that its prep GEM(R) Bacteria DNA...

What is different in reflux esophagitis between African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites?

There is minimal data evaluating the prevalence of GERD complications in any United States general population, other than non-Hispanic whites. Presently, it is thought that such complications occur less frequently in African-Americans than in non-Hispanic whites. A research group in Jacksonville, ...

Morning People and Night Owls Show Different Brain Function: University of Alberta Study

Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we're early risers or night owls. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Are you a "morning person" or a "night owl?" ...

St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer

A radically different approach to choosing the best treatment options for early breast cancer has been proposed by an international panel of experts in a report from the 11th St Gallen conference. The report is published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1] today (Thursday 18 ...

Researchers compare different systems of measuring treatment intensity in hypertension care

(Boston)- It is known that more intensive management of hypertension can improve blood pressure control and thus improve cardiovascular outcomes. However, there are several different systems of measuring the intensity of management of hypertension, and they have not been previously compared. If ...

Sizable Health Disparities Evident in Every State Between Women of Different Racial and Ethnic Groups

NEW STATE-LEVEL DATA SHOW DISPARITIES VARY WIDELY ACROSS STATES WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decade after U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called for the elimination of racial disparities in health, women of color in every state continue to fare worse than white women on...

Children as young as 19 months understand different dialects

We are surrounded by a multitude of different accents every day. Even when a speaker of another English dialect pronounces words differently than we do, we are typically able to recognize their words. Psychologist Catherine Best from MARCS Laboratories, University of Western Sydney, along with col...

National Physicians' Study: Nearly One Third Would Choose Different Career Today

- Negotiated rates are main reason for doctors wanting to switch professions - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 929 physicians revealed that 30% of doctors in the U.S. would choose a different profession if they could start over today. Physicians between ...

Walnuts and Fish Protect Against Heart Disease in Different Ways, According to Newly Published Loma Linda University Research

LOMA LINDA, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares the effects of walnuts and fatty fish in the fight against heart disease, demonstrating that in healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more ...

From Early Brain Development to Digestive Health, New Juicy Juice Beverages Aid Children Through Different Stages of Growth and Development

Two new fruit juice beverages fortified with DHA or fiber and other beneficial nutrients GLENDALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Juicy Juice is premiering two products designed to benefit children during different stages of their growth and development. Juicy Juice Brain Development...

UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic'

Headlines tell us the nation is getting fatter, and that obesity has become an epidemic. But there is more to the story, according to one University of Houston sociologist. While she acknowledges that there has been a shift in body weight over the years, assistant sociology professor Samantha K...

Studies evaluate the anatomy and stability of ACL reconstruction with different techniques

LAS VEGAS, NV An improved understanding of the anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in recent years has generated a renewed interest in the evaluation of surgical techniques to repair the knee ligament. In a study being presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medic...

Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People with stress-related psychiatric conditions have faulty circuitry in the part of the brain that helps govern memories, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers presented a ...

Lung Cancer Genetics Different in Black Patients: Study

Finding may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Non-small cell lung tumors tend to have a different genetic makeup in blacks than in whites, a finding that may explain why treatment and outcomes are different among races, a n...

A Different Way of Thinking for a Fulfilling Life: New Book Offers Practical Guidance for Rethinking Happiness and Nurturing Self-Love

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the din of modern society, the most important sound is the voice that resonates within. This is the message that rings loud and clear in "Do You Love Yourself?" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com ), a practical guide to loving one'...

No Difference in Rate of Survival for Children of Different Races Undergoing Liver Transplantation, but Long-Term Results Not as Good for African-American Adults

Research to be presented Saturday, November 1, 2008 at this year's liver meeting in San Francisco, California, October 31 - November 4 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases paint a diff...

A Different Kind of Weight Control Issue: Keeping Pounds On, Not Off

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey, holiday eggnog, cookies and cake: We're nearing the time of year that keeping one's weight under control becomes especially challenging. One group of people faces a different kind of weight management is...

2 different breast cancer screening strategies are equally effective

An organized population-based breast cancer screening program in Norway and an approach to screening that relies on physician- and self-referrals in Vermont are equally sensitive for detecting cancer, researchers report in the July 29 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute ....

Same drug, different results: MUHC researcher on the path to personalized medicine

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 18, 2008 Medicine has moved a little bit closer to the era of tailor-made treatments, based on the unique genetic profiles of individual patients, according to recent research conducted by Dr Rima Rozen of the Research Institute of the M...

Possible link between different forms of epilepsy found by Carnegie Mellon scientists

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified what may be the first known common denominator underlying inherited and sporadic epilepsy a disruption in an ion channel called the BK channel. Although BK channels have been linked to a rare, familial form of epilepsy, their in...

Sleep variables affecting school performance are different with each educational level

WESTCHESTER, Ill. While disordered sleep has a negative effect on a student academically, the sleep variables affecting school performance are different by educational level, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated...

Breast cancer subtypes originate from different biological pathways

There is a biological distinction between breast cancers that depend on hormones and those that do not, according to research published Friday, April 25th in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Scientists previously thought that hormone dependent breast cancers, which usually require treatme...

Emergency on-field treatment for neck injuries in young sports athletes no different than adults

SAN FRANCISCO New guidelines for on-field treatment and emergency transport of young athletes with suspected neck injuries should recommend keeping both helmet and shoulder pads on for initial stabilization and transport, followed by removal of both, once the patient is in a controlled setting, a...

Study Reveals Emergency On-Field Treatment for Neck Injuries in Young Collision Sports Athletes No Different Than Adults

New research shows 'all or nothing' policy in adult field guidelines also appropriate for 8-14 year olds SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- New guidelines for on-field treatment and emergency transport of young athletes with suspected neck injuries should recommend keepi...

Lumping different countries together -- why the 2008 EPI is of limited use

This release is available in German . Davos/Leipzig. For countries without their own environmental monitoring systems, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) can be useful for working out where there is a need for action in environmental policy making. However, within the European ...

Treating acne: 2 different acid peels are both effective, study finds

Chemical peels using either alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid are both highly effective in treating mild to moderately severe facial acne, researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found the first study to compare the two different types of acid peels as therapies fo...

Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body

Scientists have made a major step towards understanding precisely which bugs in the gut are involved in which processes in the body, by mapping the different species of bugs living in seven members of the same Chinese family. Bugs in the gut are known as gut microbes and trillions live symbioti...

Do Jerusalem's Arabs and Jews receive a different quality of medical care?

Researchers Amit Tirosh, Bmed, Ronit Calderon-Margalit, MD, MPH, Marianna Mazar, MD and Zvi Stern, MD compared the quality of care delivered to Jewish and Arab diabetes sufferers who were admitted to four major hospital emergency rooms in Jerusalem, to evaluate whether differences existed between ...

Melanomas may appear noticeably different than other moles

A preliminary study suggests that melanomas have a different appearance than other irregular skin moles (i.e., are ugly ducklings), according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Rates of malignant melanoma continue to increase, and ear...

UCLA study shows different areas of the brain respond to belief, disbelief and uncertainty

The human mind is a prolific generator of beliefs about the world. The capacity of our minds to believe or disbelieve linguistic propositions is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emotion, but the basis of this process in the brain is not yet understood. In the January issue ...

Children would need different medical care in wake of dirty bomb

If terrorists were to attack with a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Ce...

Sense of taste different in women with anorexia nervosa

Although anorexia nervosa is categorized as an eating disorder, it is not known whether there are alterations of the portions of the brain that regulate appetite. Now, a new study finds that women with anorexia have distinct differences in the insulta the specific part of the brain that is impor...

Most Newer Antipsychotics No Better Than Older Ones, Just Different

People need to find the one that works best for them, experts say FRIDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs have traditionally been classified as "first" or "second" generation, but these classifications aren't valid and the drugs should be prescribed on a patient-by-pati...

Cat People vs. Dog People ... They Really are Different

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cat people worship felines like pharos; dog people talk to hounds like people. New research shows that cat and dog people really are different -- in marital status, economic standing and education among other things. "Our studies have shown that ther...

Lend me your ears -- and the world will sound very different

Recognising people, objects or animals by the sound they make is an important survival skill and something most of us take for granted. But very similar objects can physically make very dissimilar sounds and we are able to pick up subtle clues about the identity and source of the sound. Scientists...

Boys and Girls are Different by Nature and Learn in Different Ways

Experts researching on how gender affects learning have found that boys and girls are different by nature and they learn in different ways. However, they have suggested that this dissimilar nature should not make parents transfer their kids from co-educational to segregated schools, or vic...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Study Reveals White and Black Women Have Different Survival Rates

CHICAGO The last two decades have seen modest overall improvements in breast cancer survival rates for women with advanced disease . However, according to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, there has been no improvement in the rates for black women; differences in...

Impact of Exercise on Body Fat Is Different for Boys and Girls

The impact of exercise on body fat differs for boys and girls, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal// of Sports Medicine. Recommendations on exercise to curb the rising tide of obesity in children have tended to take a unisex approach, say the authors. The f...

Genetic Variation: We're More Different than We Thought

New research shows that at least 10 percent of genes in the human population can vary in the number of copies of DNA sequences they contain—a finding that alters current// thinking that the DNA of any two humans is 99.9 percent similar in content and identity. This discovery of the extent of ...

Children of Different Race Show Different Patterns of Asthma Care

Puerto Rican children with asthma make more clinic visits than African-American children with similar disease severity.// Asthma has been on the rise for the past two decades, and minority populations have an especially high prevalence. A study in the August issue of the journal Chest suggest...
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