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Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch

RICHMOND, Va. (March 24, 2009) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain. In the study, published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings ...

United Spinal Association Report Reveals the Importance of Studying Multiple Sclerosis in Children: Developing New Insights into MS in Adults

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article published in the Spring 2009 edition of Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report , a joint publication of United Spinal Association ( www.UnitedSpinal.org ) and the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS), reveals the i...

UC San Diego scientists developing brain imaging methods for studying natural human behavior

The Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego will create a new imagining process to study human body/brain dynamics of subjects engaged in normal activity in ordinary room environments. The work, to be performed under a four year, $3.4 million research grant from the U.S. Navy...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center studying novel leukemia vaccine for high-risk patients

Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are conducting clinical trials of a novel therapy aimed at revving up the immune system to combat a particularly difficult-to-treat form of leukemia. The experimental therapy is being offered to patients ...

Penn researchers use honeybee venom toxin to develop a new tool for studying hypertension

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have modified a honeybee venom toxin so that it can be used as a tool to study the inner workings of ion channels that control heart rate and the recycling of salt in kidneys. In general, ion channels selectively allow...

Medical Records Institute Unveils Platform for Studying Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare

Center for Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare (C-PAHC) Now Accepting Members BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Records Institute introduces today the Center for Cell Phone Applications in Healthcare (C-PAHC), a membership-based organization that will stu...

New KLRI Reports Shows Longevity Science Moving Beyond Studying the Obvious to the 'Downward Spiral' Paradigm in the Aging Process

Slowing down the interrelated effects of biomarkers most promising way to help older adults live long, vigorous lives PHOENIX, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) has released the 2008 State of the Science, which examines "the vicious triad" of t...

MU researchers studying model to learn why certain cancers become resistant to drugs

COLUMBIA, Mo. Resistance to chemotherapy treatments can be the worst news a cancer patient ever receives. A pair of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia is working steadfastly to learn why some tumors eventually build a tolerance to the common chemotherapy drug cisplatin, in hopes o...

LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer

Recommendations to Help Doctors and Patients More Precisely Stage, Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only US-based organization devoted exclusively to patient support and advocacy for thos...

Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea

Sleep disorder and ear, nose and throat specialists at Thomas Jefferson University are examining an innovative procedure to treat obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. In the procedure, known as Genial Bone Advancement Trephine (GBAT), a small portion of the lower jaw which attaches to the tongue i...

Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns

Each year, the parents of an estimated one in 20,000 newborns are shocked to learn their child has type 1 congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM1), a progressive and crippling genetic disorder. Although doctors know that babies inherit CDM1 from their mother and prenatal tests are available, many chil...

Stem Cells Provide New Tool for Studying Disease and Identifying ALS Drugs

Results of two studies funded by Project A.L.S. and appearing in today's advance online publication of Nature Neuroscience //demonstrate that embryonic stem cells may provide a new tool for studying disease mechanisms and for identifying drugs to slow ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ...

Researchers Make Progress in Studying Genetic Traits of India-born Populations

Despite the fact that the people of India constitute more than one-sixth of the world's entire population, they have been underrepresented in studies related //to genetic diseases. And with the growth of modernization, complex genetic diseases associated with urban and western lifestyles have risen...

Researchers Studying Novel Therapy For Prostate Cancer

A team of University of Iowa Health Care researchers has launched an important clinical trial of a novel therapeutic that may eventually lead to new treatments for men// diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Ad5-TRAIL gene therapy for prostate cancer research trial is a Phase I study designed t...

A New System Developed For Studying The Condition Of The Human Arterial System

An engineer has developed a new system that could help in determining the condition of the human arterial system. An engineer Fernando Silvio Nu?o Almirantearena has developed a new method// , which can help in the prevention of heart attack, brain stroke or high blood pressure, by determining ...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

Dr. Bojana Turic and colleagues have found a new cheek cell analysis which detects early lung cancer. The research team has found a simple, inexpensive and early screening method for detecting lung cancer in patients // with high risk for cancer using buccal mucosa or cells scraped from the inner p...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...ined. "Or it could be because the homeless population may be more prone to falls or injuries from assault -- injuries that may require x-rays." studying emergency room use is important in the context of the current national healthcare reform effort, Oates said. "We already know that homeless pat...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

...y avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they p...e virus can infect. Silvestri and Else propose that lessons learned from studying SIVs in their natural nonhuman primate hosts may provide a path to an effec...

Ability to process information as a baby continues into adulthood

...o novelty "tells us that intelligence is continuous from infancy to adulthood" and "underscore the importance of information processing as a means for studying intelligence." They added that this knowledge may help researchers also understand how genetics and environment can influence intelligence. ...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

..."a recipe for failure," said Alwyn Cassil, a spokeswoman for the Center for studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. "You won't be able to sustain the ... SOURCES: Alwyn Cassil, director, public affairs, Center for studying Health System Change, Washington, D.C.; Jeffrey Bauer, Ph.D., management co...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

...ve worse cancer outcomes due to less access to health care and late diagnosis." Calling this a good start, Ramirez said researchers should continue studying the diverse Hispanic population, especially since projections indicate that about one in every three people in the United States will be Hispanic by 2...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

...stigators used mice affected by chronic lymphocytic leukemia as a model for studying the disease. The researchers investigated the genetic material of these ...suffering from leukemia. This confirms that the mouse model is suitable for studying the disease. "Since first deviations in methylation occur so early in mic...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

...ssessing the efficacy and safety of BIBW 2992 in various NSCLC patient populations across the globe. "The Boehringer Ingelheim LUX-Lung 3 trial studying BIBW 2992 in patients with EGFR mutations will be important as we continue to work towards providing personalized medicine for patients with lung canc...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

...s with SPLC were identified. The incidence, tumor characteristics, treatment, and cause of death in patients with OPLC and SPLC were analyzed. "By studying a large population database, we can get important information to guide recommendations for treatment and follow up." The research showed that media...

Genes key to staph disease severity, drug resistance found hitchhiking together

... Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. ...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

... the mice did they completely transform into the desired type of vision cells, apparently taking environmental cues from the damaged retinas. After studying the cell-transformation process, scientists were able to bypass the gene manipulation step entirely and instead use chemical compounds that mirrored e...

Pitt receives $13.4 million NIH grant to create virtual models for epidemics

...health behaviors and the social factors that influence decision-making related to prevention; tracking the evolution of infectious diseases over time; studying the impact of the seasons and variations in climate on infectious disease trajectories; putting a system in place to effectively implement an interven...

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

...rander, a senior investigator in NHGRIs Division of Intramural Research, said in the same news release. "Our findings may prove valuable to scientists studying other aspects of human growth and development. The work also underscores the value of canine studies for uncovering new biological mechanisms that are...

'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

...cer Research and associate director for clinical research at the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland. "In oncology we have been studying ways to kill tumors for a long time, but much of this has run up against the real estate principle of location, location, location. In other words, an...

Nanoparticle-delivered 'Suicide' Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth

...Cancer Center at the University of Maryland, said this report illustrates significant progress in targeted therapy. "In oncology we have been studying ways to kill tumors for a long time, but much of this has run up against the real estate principle of location, location, location," he said. &qu...

Blood flow in Alzheimer's disease

...ised money to try to beat Alzheimer's. BRACE is stepping up its fundraising to help scientists press on and find a cure." The researchers had been studying ECE-2 in human brain tissue that was donated to the South West Dementia Brain Bank at the University of Bristol because the enzyme is also able to bre...

Babies Can Comprehend 'Canine' Language

...hen they enter the world," he said. "And those become broadened and honed based on the individual experiences in their lives." Flom spends his time studying how babies perceive emotions, and previously found that they can tell the difference between upbeat and gloomy music. In the new study, Flom and hi...

Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

...ad communications. The transfer of patients to unit hallways only addresses the most glaring symptom -- an overcrowded emergency department. studying and redesigning the flow process and implementing automation technology can free up as much as 20 percent more bed space per day by squeezing wasted t...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

...ells may contribute to abnormal bone formation. The discovery that circulating blood cells can form bone outside the normal skeleton was made while studying a rare genetic disease of misplaced bone growth, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP. "Identifying circulating cells with bone-forming p...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

...ing Dark Agouti rats. Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced in susceptible strains of animals provides the best available model for studying events in MS and a helpful tool in preclinical testing of various substances considered for treatment of the central nervous system (CNS) disease. CNS...

Can brain scans read your mind?

...s, they can use the tools of machine learning to predict with high accuracy what object the subjects are looking at if the scientists first know from studying brain activity how each subject's brain responds to those objects. ...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

... roles the CDC plays in detection and prevention. "Educating consumers and food handlers is important, but not sufficient," said Dr. Tauxe. "Through studying various outbreaks we can learn how to prevent disease through targeted prevention strategies." Since 1996 the CDC has utilized a natio...

Two Years Remain for Physicians to Obtain Sleep Medicine Certification without Fellowship Training

...lth of his patients. "In the past, doctors rarely even asked about their patient's sleep quality, which adds up to one-third of their life! Since studying sleep medicine I am better able to teach patients and help them with their sleep problems." Edward Sall, MD, who took the Atlanta School's Ea...

NIH Plan Charts Course to Better Treatments and Cure for Most Common Known Genetic Cause of Autism: Fragile X

...future research in Fragile X-associated Disorders (FXD). Recommendations range from very basic research to applied policy research. Objectives include studying educational and behavioral interventions, evaluating family support systems, identifying risk factors, and looking at molecular and biological systems...

Largest Gift in History of Reed College and National Jewish Health Received from Author David Eddings

...College in Portland, Ore., will receive two-thirds of the total estate to support students and faculty across the college with emphasis given to those studying language and literature. Denver's National Jewish Health, the nation's #1 respiratory hospital, will receive one-third of the total estate to pioneer...
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