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Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains

JUPITER, FL, May 28, 2009 Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of transmissible diseases (such as mad cow) in animals and humans, can take anywhere from six months to a year to yield results a time-lag that may put human populations at risk. Now,...

On a 'roll': MIT researchers devise new cell-sorting system

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Capitalizing on a cells ability to roll along a surface, MIT researchers have developed a simple, inexpensive system to sort different kinds of cells a process that could result in low-cost tools to test for diseases such as cancer, even in remote locations. Rohit Karnik, an ...

Scripps research scientists devise approach that stops HIV at earliest stage of infection

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new two-punch strategy against HIV and they have already successfully tested aspects of it in the laboratory. Their study, which appears this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNA...

Cold Spring Harbor scientists devise novel, low-cost method of sifting genome's high-value regions

Cold Spring Harbor, NY Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a new means of extracting and interpreting data from the human genome that is more powerful and more economical than methods currently employed. The new technology, called selective resequencing, promises t...

Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections

Researchers have formed a new compound AN2690, that might help to attack hard-to-treat fungal infection in nails by blocking an enzyme crucial for the protein synthesis of fungal pathogens. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Dickon Alley and Stephen Cusack at Anacor ...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

A thin strip that dissolves in the mouth like a popular breath-freshener could someday provide life-saving rotavirus vaccine to infants in impoverished areas. The innovative drug-delivery system was developed by Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students. During a two-seme...

Researchers Devise Safer Way to Dose Lifesaving Heart Drug

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken the dangerous guesswork out of dosing a lifesaving medication for congestive heart failure.// A new formula developed in the UIC College of Pharmacy will help physicians prescribe the proper amount of the powerful heart drug dig...

Scientists Devise a Novel Way to Organize Stem Cells

Washington: U.S researchers have hit upon a good device to utilize original stem cells with the help// of an "inkjet"-style printer. A group of bioengineers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and stem cell researchers from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine have put to...

Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report

...ds unless they have some other severe disease," he added. The next step, Dr. Gumbo said, is to continue researching drug combinations in order to devise the optimum treatment regimen for tuberculosis patients. "We've rationally and scientifically come up with a dose that depends not just on the kin...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...es in the battle against breast cancer is medical physics. Medical physicists help to develop new imaging technologies and improve existing ones. They devise new therapeutic techniques, and they create methods to assess the safety and effectiveness of treatments that are already in use. Included below a...

IEA and DMEC Announce New Certified Professional in Disability Management Curriculum

..., and realize they can help control both," said Marcia Carruthers, CEO of DMEC. "IEA's new comprehensive CPDM curriculum will enable more employers to devise and implement strategies that benefit both their employees and their bottom lines. Reducing disability and absence, including addressing behavioral h...

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

...el and leader for aspiring young scientists and inventors. Through work with the International Institute for Nanotechnology, Mirkin and his colleagues devise innovative science programs around the country to educate youth including the development of the DiscoverNANO Web site, which introduces young people ...

New Tests Spot Tough-to-Detect Cancers Sooner

... Researchers devise method for early confirmation of bile duct, pancreatic cancers,, WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Mayo Clinic researchers say they ha...

New therapy enlists immune system to boost cure rate in a childhood cancer

...tee supervising the trial for the Children's Oncology Group, a cooperative organization that pools resources from leading medical centers to study and devise new treatments for pediatric cancers. Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the peripheral nervous system, usually appears as a solid tumor in the chest or ab...

Americans Score Low on Healthy Lifestyle

...aving technology, fosters sedentariness," he said. These regrettable trends are a dose of reality, Katz said. "We cannot, with any hope of success, devise a world that fosters ill health, and encourage people to navigate through it as if it weren't there. Eating well, being active, and in general taking ...

Pandemic passenger screening

...esults could help decision makers plan for the resources needed at the port-of-entry airports, anticipate possible developments during a pandemic, and devise appropriate courses of action to prevent the spread of disease through the US. "The simulation work is easily adaptable to model other types of out...

VA Needs Legislative Push to Inform Veterans of Health Issues Connected to Military Service

...retary Shinseki and his team will endeavor to make far greater efforts at outreach, we believe that legislation is needed that would require the VA to devise a coordinated outreach plan attached to budget numbers," Rowan said. "Such legislation, which would dovetail with the Obama Administration's move to ...

Know Your Asthma Triggers

... and exertion levels during physical activity. In addition to knowing and managing your triggers, Wechsler said asthma sufferers should also: devise a healthy diet and exercise plan with your doctor and maintain it. Even if it is a trigger, exercise should not be avoided entirely as it is vital for...

Dr. Emily Abrams Massey of Atlanta Honored as 'Healthy Hero' by the AMERIGROUP Foundation

...ction. With a clear vision to improve the overall health and well-being of her students, Dr. Massey worked with the school nurse and cafeteria chef to devise a plan that would help change her students' eating habits and promote healthier lifestyles. Adopting principles from Dr. Yvonne Sanders-Butler's book,...

Affordable and Flexible CRM Solutions - Key to Drive Investments from Pharmaceutical Companies, Notes Frost & Sullivan

...ition, but is also critical to garner a substantial share of the market. This strategy will guarantee strong revenue growth. "CRM vendors need to devise niche solutions rather than generic ones," advises Ramaraj. "A cost-effective and flexible product that ensures ROI and meets the requirements of the ...

AAHSA President Discusses Long-Term Care Solution at SCAN Foundation/Health Affairs Conference

... care reform without an insurance-based solution for long-term services and supports will fail to solve our health care crisis," Minnix said. "We must devise a system that promotes choice, promotes personal responsibility and is fair and available to everyone." The structure of our current system make...

Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away

...e under way. On Tuesday, Dr. Ruben Donis, swine flu chief at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that engineers there must first devise a strain of swine flu that will spur the immune system without causing real illness. Donis told the Associated Press that his team is about a third...

Detecting Diabetes Without a Needle: The Spit Factor

...searching for biomarkers that may indicate diabetes, doctors examined the saliva of 40 different patients. Through salivary analysis, they managed to devise a new "non-invasive" method for detecting diabetes that foregoes the uncomfortable prick of a needle -- patients need only to spit into a cup. The sp...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

...been exposed to someone who has swine flu, [the drugs are] 70 to 90 percent effective if taken early enough." Steps have also been taken to perhaps devise a vaccine against this strain of swine flu. Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza. Swine flu does not normally infe...

40 Swine Flu Cases Now Reported in U.S.

...but are susceptible to the antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), Schuchat said. Schuchat said steps were already being taken to devise a vaccine against this strain of swine flu, although the process takes time. "We are taking the initial steps in terms of preparing the seed virus to ...

Obama Says Swine Flu Outbreak No Cause for 'Alarm'

...but are susceptible to the antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), Schuchat said. Schuchat said steps were already being taken to devise a vaccine against this strain of swine flu, although the process takes time. "We are taking the initial steps in terms of preparing the seed virus to ...

U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu

...but are susceptible to the antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), Schuchat said. Schuchat said steps were already being taken to devise a vaccine against this strain of swine flu, although the process takes time. "We are taking the initial steps in terms of preparing the seed virus to ...

WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu

...uce transmission -- even if we are not in a circumstance where we could contain it," she said. Schuchat added that steps are already being taken to devise a vaccine against this strain of swine flu, although the process takes time. "We are taking the initial steps in terms of preparing the seed virus to ...

New treatment shows promise against recurrent gynecologic cancers

...ciate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein, who headed the study. "This resistance can make it difficult for doctors to devise a treatment protocol that will impact the cancers while avoiding the often-severe side effects that certain chemotherapy drugs can cause, particularly...

Human Heart Can Make New Cells

...id. With this finding, scientists are "opening the door to potential therapies to having ourselves heal ourselves," Bhardwaj said. "Maybe one could devise a pharmaceutical agent that would make heart cells make new and more cells to overcome the problem they are facing." But roadblocks remain. Accordi...

Response to 'Association Between Hospital-Reported Leapfrog Safe Practices Scores and Inpatient Mortality,' Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); April 1, 2009

...and process improvements automatically lead to the outcomes we desire. The JAMA study challenges health services researchers and measure developers to devise more direct measures of outcomes. The Leapfrog Group will consider this study carefully and with the support of health care researchers, conside...

How to predict post-operative enteral nutrition problems

...e specific causes exist for such predictors, it may be possible to analyze causal relationships and mechanisms of onset, thereby making it possible to devise several preventive methods. ...

Europe Poised for Exponential Growth in the Digitised Medical Imaging Storage Space, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

... "Hospitals cannot afford to experience an image server downtime," concludes Shanmugham. "It is therefore essential that storage solution providers devise innovative technology that obviates the possibility of such server downtime." Strategic Outlook into Archive Requirements for Image Management i...

Barriers to diabetes care include restaurants and high-risk lifestyles, says international review

... self-care better than those who did not Patient provider gaps. Care was more effective when patients and healthcare providers worked together to devise treatment plans that patients could stick to. Meals out. Eating out in restaurants was a frequently mentioned problem and being offered inappropri...

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) Names Karen Peterson Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

...director of nursing for a home health provider. "One of Karen's greatest talents is her ability to approach complex situations and challenges and devise solutions that are as simple and direct as possible," said Bob Miller, senior vice president of clinical development and bioethics for VITAS. "Her pas...

Market for Niche Blockbusters Promises an Attractive Future for Large Pharmaceutical Companies, Indicates Frost & Sullivan

...buster molecules has resulted in large pharmaceutical companies confronting intense competition from generics. CEOs have had to rethink strategies and devise alternative approaches to maintain the growth of their organisation and satisfy stakeholders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/2008111...

Anita Goel to be Featured Luncheon Speaker at FDLI's Annual Nanotechnology Conference

... the Bush Administration? Are workers exposed to asbestos-like dangers from dealing with nano products? How does a responsible company devise a risk management plan for nanotech development -- one that takes into account OSHA and NIOSH policy? What is reasonable and required federal ...

Surgical technique in Spain enables extirpation of benign tumors of the pancreas

...procedure that reduces complications and hospitalisation periods, in a highly specific pancreatic pathology. The main achievement is having managed to devise a laparoscopic surgery technique for operations which to date has only been possible through open surgery. This new laparoscopic method is much less i...

Food and Drug Law Institute Sponsors Major Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy

...er the Bush Administration? > Are workers exposed to asbestos-like dangers from dealing with nano products? > How does a responsible company devise a risk management plan for nanotech development -- one that takes into account OSHA and NIOSH policy? > What is reasonable and required federal f...

Unique skeletal muscle design contributes to spine stability

...howing that the multifidus contributes significantly to spinal stabilization," said Garfin. "The more we know about what muscles do, the better we can devise therapeutic interventions such as physical therapy to target specific muscles." Garfin explained that currently surgery to treat spinal disorders c...
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