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Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic...

SCAN Health Plan Provides 'Senior Sensitivity Training' to City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Network Service Providers

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past two months, staff members from the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging along with contracted vendors and service providers, have literally been "walking in the shoes of a senior" by participating in a series of hands-on exercises and sensor...

Molecular Breast Imaging Has Greater Sensitivity Over Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has been proven to be a highly sensitive imaging technique for the diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), a difficult to diagnose breast cancer. BSGI is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independen...

Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain

MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- When anticipating pain, the brains of people with depression kick into overdrive and hinder their ability to handle hurt, a new study shows. The November issue of...

New target to enhance anti-cancer drug sensitivity found in translation

The development of resistance to anticancer chemotherapeutic agents remains a large problem. In some cases, such resistance is associated with altered control of a cellular process known as translation, which is central to the generation of proteins. New data, generated by Jerry Pelletier and coll...

Eleven Going on 70: SCAN Health Plan Helps Fifth Graders Understand Aging Through First-Ever Senior Sensitivity Training for Kids

VAN NUYS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth graders at Gault Street Elementary School in Van Nuys today experienced firsthand some of the challenges that come with aging. Through an innovative Senior Sensitivity Program sponsored by the not-for-profit SCAN Health Plan, the students partici...

Monogram Biosciences Announces Immediate Availability of Enhanced Sensitivity Trofile(TM) HIV Tropism Assay

Now 100% Sensitive at Detecting CXCR4 HIV-1 Levels as Low as 0.3% SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monogram Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) today announced immediate availability of enhanced sensitivity in its Trofile assay. Trofile was introduced commerciall...

Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine

Almost two-thirds of people with these headaches suffer from skin discomfort, study finds,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines -- either chronic or episodic -- are more likely to suffer from serious skin pain and sensitivity, new research shows. As m...

Routinely used diagnostic approaches: only limited diagnostic sensitivity for bile duct cancer?

Surgery is the only curative treatment in patients with bile duct cancer. To develop a therapeutic concept a reliable diagnostic procedure is of great importance in these patients. Due to longitudinal tumor growth along the bile duct, imaging techniques including ultrasound, computed tomography, ...

Test Detects Sensitivity to HIV Drug

Could be first step toward personalized medicine, experts say WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that an expensive blood test could help a small minority of HIV patients discover whether they should avoid a common AIDS drug that can sometimes cause serious side...

Cocaine Use Dulls Brain's Sensitivity to Rewards

Findings suggest why even positive incentives don't help ease addiction SUNDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine addiction dulls the brain's sensitivity to even monetary rewards, U.S. researchers report. A team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory analyzed brai...

Study questions assumptions about human sensitivity to biological motion

Rockville, MD -- Humans may not be any more sensitive in detecting biological motion compared with nonbiological motion, concludes a study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free-access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr Eric Hiri...

Cosmetic surgery appeals to men, women with appearance-based rejection sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when peop...

Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A Swiss study of 50 children found that almost half of those who were small at birth -- about 5.5 pounds or less -- had a significant increase in blood pressure when they ate a high-salt diet,...

Study shows that administering calcium and magnesium effectively reduces neurological sensitivity

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Researchers in the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) have shown that patients who receive intravenous calcium and magnesium before and after the chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin for the treatment of advanced colon cancer experience a significantly reduced incidence and ...

Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity

Scientists at the leading Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now disclosed the mystery how the insulin-secreting cells maintain an appropriate number of ATP sensing ion channel proteins on their surface. This mechanism, which is described in the latest number of Cell Metabolism,...

New Test Predicts CLL’s Sensitivity to Experimental Drug

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have developed a test that is first to identify - which malignant blood cells are highly vulnerable to a promising// type of experimental drugs that unleash pent-up "cell suicide" factors to destroy the cancer. The researchers demonstrated that chronic ...

Religious sensitivity of medicos gender-dependent

Can sensitivity to the role religion plays in a patient's life positively affect physician bedside manner and care of the patient Yes, for female medicos and no, for male medicos.// According to a research letter published in the December issue of the Southern Medical Journal, patients want the...

Patients With PTSD Experience Less Pain Sensitivity

Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder show reduced pain sensitivity, a pattern that may be related //to altered pain processing in the brain, according to a report. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may occur in individuals exposed to a traumatic event. I...

Polymer Molecule Layered On Carb Molecule to Increase Sensitivity

According to a new research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists have developed a new biosensor which is highly sensitive in detecting// blood sugar levels. They have taken a polymer (protein) and layered it on the carbon nanotube to increase the detection capacity. This con...

Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity

In a study published in Diabetes Care, March 2005, scientists have reported that caffeine may cause insulin// sensitivity in people. Insulin sensitivity is the measure for the risk of heart disease. If a person is more insulin sensitive then he has a lower risk of heart problems. Diabete...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

...miss many infections. The tests do a better job detecting seasonal flu than H1N1 flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. sensitivity for the H1N1 swine flu was just 40 to 69 percent. "These are rapid tests that the physician would do in the office while the patient is waiting," s...

Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

...ighter, more even skin tone while limiting irritation, red blotches or even sensitivity to sunlight." Moreover, in-use and Repeated Insult Patch Testing (RI...oes not elicit irritation or allergic reaction. It does not cause increased sensitivity to sunlight as do many commonly used brightening agents and is gentle for a...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...sease-insights About Cell Science Systems Cell Science Systems (CSS) is a life sciences company and the worldwide market leader in food sensitivity testing as the maker of The ALCAT Test . ALCAT identifies cellular reactions to over 300 foods and chemicals. These inflammatory reactions are linked ...

New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

...etry Lab at UCLA, helped the team with several challenges, including reducing the amount of chemicals needed for reactions on the chip, enhancing test sensitivity and speeding up reaction analysis. "The system allows researchers to not only test compounds quicker but uses only tiny amounts of materials, wh...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

...llenges among women both domestically and abroad. "We are hopeful that the findings in this special issue bring light to the need for increased sensitivity and strengthened resources for this group of women struggling to quit smoking," said Cheryl G. Healton, Dr. P.H., president and CEO of the American Le...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

...specificity (no false positives) while maintaining sensitivity that exceeds 90 percent for patients with lung can...r carcinoma" or "malignant" yielded a 29.5 percent sensitivity rate, the ability of the test to predict the prese...gene alone was used for methyl group presence, the sensitivity of the test was 41 percent. The combination of bot...

JAG Media Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Acquisition of CardioGenics Inc.

... proprietary method for silver coating paramagnetic microspheres (a fundamental platform component of immunoassay equipment), which improve instrument sensitivity to light. CardioGenics' principal offices are located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. ...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...play an important role." The test is highly specific and needs no more than ten copies of foreign DNA in the cell sample to be positive. This is a sensitivity which is comparable to or even higher than those of previously available commercial mycoplasma tests. McCT results are reproducible to 99.6 percent. T...

ViroPharma Incorporated Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...venue Service or other government regulatory agencies; decreases in the rate of infections for which Vancocin is prescribed or decreases in the sensitivity of the relevant bacteria to Vancocin; the timing and results of anticipated events in our clinical development programs; and the timing ...

Urine Test for Chlamydia Shown Effective in Men

...ared the test to the polymerase chain reaction test using urine samples from more than 1,200 men, ages 16 to 73. The rapid test had a high level of sensitivity (82.6 percent) and specificity (98.5 percent) and provided results within an hour. Quick availability of results means that male patients can be offer...

New Initiative to Improve Mental Health Among Chicago Latinos

...ncy training targeted to the cultural and linguistic needs of this population. "Studies have shown that therapists who participate in cultural sensitivity training provide more effective treatment to ethnic minority populations," said Dr. Hector Torres , Chicago School assistant professor and Center f...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

...e colonoscopy undertaken with the capsule showed a sensitivity for diagnosing polyps for 64% of existing ones, ta...h more advanced lesions, normally larger ones, the sensitivity of the cases studied by the hospitals overall incr...most of the parameters evaluated. Thus, as regards sensitivity in he deteciton of polyps using the capsule, the P...

Chicago Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Offers Ultra-Thin, Futuristic Lumineers Dental Veneers to Brighten Smiles

...l Implant Associates say that, with a Lumineer®, the tooth can look natural with the surrounding teeth, feel comfortable, and result in no pain or sensitivity during or after the procedure. Lumineers® are not for everyone, particularly patients with extremely damaged teeth who would benefit more fro...

Elekta CMS Software Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Monaco VMAT Treatment Planning Solution

...versitat Tuebingen in Germany. A new paradigm in VMAT planning, Monaco incorporates biologically based objectives, constrained optimization, sensitivity analysis and unique smart sequencing. In addition, Monaco is the only planning platform that offers the accurate XVMC Monte Carlo dose engine for a co...

Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels

...function. However, the healthy subjects in the study showed a marked individual variability in their responses to ozone, with a few exhibiting strong sensitivity to ozone concentrations. What causes some individuals to respond strongly while others do not is still unknown. "Schelegle and colleagues do not, ...

Study in this Week's Issue of Cell Finds Injected Growth Factor Spurs Heart Regeneration

...pital Boston today is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's also is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Fo...

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

... our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions that the superior sensitivity and specificity of Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry technology will improve the detection of elevated CO blood levels over alternative methods and...

Siemens Showcases Innovative Products and Educational Offerings

...ta(R) 500 System , offering ultra-integration of technologies including LOCI advanced chemiluminescence technology and onboard automation for enhanced sensitivity and efficiency. IMMULITE(R) 2000 XPi System , offering enhanced hardware and software to help medium- to high-volume laboratories incorporate t...

New Diagnostic Biomarker Test Shows Promise in Monitoring Ovarian Cancer

...ugh research efforts aimed at identifying combinations of biomarkers to add sensitivity to the CA125 test, which is limited in its sensitivity and specificity, as well as its ability to monitor early stage epithelial o...
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