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Archaic Law Hindering HIV Prevention In Namibian Prisons

A 30-year-old law in Namibia banning male-to-male sex is coming in the way of condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates.// Government officials hold the view that condom distribution would promote sex between men, which is ...

Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP

...rticularly behind the soft palate and tongue. Reconstructive surgery to treat sleep apnea involves clearing any blockages in those areas that might be hindering breathing. ...

Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

...name was and where he lived, he couldn't think of the answers. Following a CT scan of his brain, he learned that an aggressive type of brain tumor was hindering his speech and language functions. The tumor was removed surgically, and as is standard for treating this type of brain tumor, Campbell began a seven-...

From slam poetry to plain language for health care

... She just published her first article in the July/August American Journal of Health Promotion . Ridpath worried that unreadable consent forms were hindering informed decision makingand raising risks for participants and research institutions alike. So four years ago she created the Project to Review and Im...

UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

...d as military operations expand to new areas. Difficulties of access combined with shortages of essential humanitarian supplies and funding are hindering efforts to provide children and women who are internally displaced with life-saving support. Many of the newly displaced are not yet receiving a...

Important Data Presented on Independent Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

...tory approval of any treatment for IPF in any major market in the world. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs, hindering the ability to process oxygen and causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and cough. IPF is a progressive disease, meaning that over time, lung scarrin...

ACLU Challenges Patents on Breast Cancer Genes

...ment of new diagnostics and treatments," said Tania Simoncelli, ACLU science advisor. "The government should be encouraging scientific innovation, not hindering it." "Patenting human genes is counter to common sense, patent law and the Constitution," said Daniel B. Ravicher, Executive Director of PUBPAT a...

New Advanced Search and Matching Function Drives e-Zassi.com's Enhanced Functionality

...a lot further to bring deals and partnerships to fruition," says Peter M. von Dyck, e-Zassi Chief Executive Officer. Some of the critical details hindering a technology from being successfully funded, licensed, developed or commercialized include: having a clear regulatory classification and direction; a...

Frost & Sullivan: Rising Public Awareness Promoting Acceptance of Infection Surveillance Systems Across Europe

...ch basic level automation is emerging as a major challenge to sustained market expansion. "A key reason why the lack of basic level automation is hindering the installation of infection surveillance systems is that these systems are interconnected," explains Nikolopoulos. "Infection surveillance systems c...

Statins may exert influence on prostate cancer growth by reducing inflammation

... DURHAM, N.C. Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce inflammation in prostate tumors, possibly hindering cancer growth, according to a study led by investigators in the Duke Prostate Center. "Previous studies have shown that men taking statins seem to ...
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GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip

...en and violence against children is a public health and human rights crisis of epidemic proportions. VAW/VAC also fuels the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both by hindering prevention efforts, including access to education, and by creating barriers to counseling, testing, and treatment services. "We urge Secretary ...

Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF Presented at American Thoracic Society (ATS)

... new cases reported per year in each of the United States and Europe. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs, hindering the ability to process oxygen and causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and cough and is a progressive disease, meaning that over time, lung scarring ...

American Heart Association EMS Survey Uncovers Deficiencies in Response, Treatment and Transfer of Patients With Most Deadly Heart Attacks

...oor, so it's difficult to track the quality of care a patient receives as they move from EMS to hospital-based care. Confidentiality requirements are hindering the process. The need for Mission: Lifeline Each year, about 400,000 people in the U.S. have a type of heart attack known ...

InterMune Announces Progress on Pirfenidone in IPF

...A) or European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) for the treatment of IPF. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs, hindering the ability to process oxygen and causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and cough. IPF is a progressive disease, meaning that over time, lung scarring...

Consumer Advocates Support Patent Office on Stem Cell Patent Rejection

...s," said John M. Simpson, FTCR's stem cell project director. In July 2006 the FTCR and PUBPAT challenged three patents held by WARF because they are hindering stem cell research. Stem Cell Scientist Dr. Jeanne Loring supported the challenge, which led to the rejection of all claims of all three patents in Ma...

New Study Reveals Limitations of a Complex and Challenging Global Tuberculosis Drug Marketplace

...with M.tb. The last class of TB drugs was developed and approved in the 1960s, and the lengthy treatment (6-9 months) required by the old regimen is hindering the progress of TB control. Public health experts agree that a faster-acting TB cure would improve compliance, lower relapse rates, reduce the growth ...
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University of Kansas graduate student researcher takes aim at deadly brain tumors

...ill during that last year. So we'd like to find treatments that are more effective and have fewer side effects." In the lab, Ciaccio has shown that hindering a protein called "activating transcription factor 5" killed cancerous brain cells without harming surrounding, healthy brain tissue. Today, her work ...

Study helps explain connection between sleep apnea, stroke and death

...Connecticut. It appears in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology . During sleep apnea episodes, the upper airway becomes blocked, hindering or stopping breathing and causing blood oxygen levels to drop and blood pressure to rise. The person eventually awakens and begins breathing, restorin...

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

...y professor Donna Korol, a collaborator on the current project, found that estradiol enhances some abilities, such as place or spatial learning, while hindering others, such as learning that relies on stimulus-response associations, considered by some to be akin to "habit" and not fluid thought. Performanc...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

... Chinas eastern coast and estuaries, choking out the native Scirpus mariqueter and Phragmites australis, changing crucial wetlands to meadowlands, and hindering shorebirds access to food. The article concludes that rapid economic development and strengthening international trade in China will have a twofold...

Homeland Security awards 2 grants to Rutgers for nuclear threat detection

...gs and urban bridges and tunnels, a detection system based on data from different types of sensors in widespread networks could boost security without hindering the flow of people and goods. Intelligent deployment and coordination of such systems could substantially reduce the costs of protecting persons and ...

Cartilage discovery offers arthritis hope

...earing steel rods in reinforced concrete. But the precise structure of these fibres or 'fibrils' has remained a mystery for more than 40 years, so hindering any progress towards the development of potential therapies. Now, a team from The University of Manchester has used sophisticated electron microsc...

Paramecia adapt their swimming to changing gravitational force

...hanges in bone cell development and gene expression. But methods for manipulating gravity in the Earth-based laboratory have been few and troublesome, hindering further research in these areas. This new method will allow researchers to subject small biological systems to gravitational effects similar to those ...

Slow-frozen people? Latest research supports possibility of cyropreservation

...r other uses. Only certain kinds of cells and tissues, including sperm and embryos, currently can be frozen and successfully rewarmed. A major problem hindering wider use of cyropreservation is formation of ice crystals, which damage cell structures. Cyropreservation may be most familiar, however, as the co...

New MRI technique shows emphysema in asymptomatic smokers

...disease, which permanently damages the air sacs in the lungs. As the size of the air sacs (or "airspaces") increase, cavities form in the lung tissue, hindering oxygen delivery. According to the American Lung Association, over 3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with emphysema, and millio...

Tiny avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... technology in the short wavelength UV portion of the spectrum capable of this sensitivity. These fragile vacuum tube devices are expensive and bulky, hindering true systems miniaturization. The APD technology may see further use in the deployment of systems for secure battlefield communication. Wavelengths...
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MaxCyte Introduces the GT(TM) Flow Transfection System for Application with Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapies

...geneic cellular therapies, customized for enhanced efficacy. "The MaxCyte GT(TM) Flow Transfection System addresses two of the primary challenges hindering acceleration of effective stem cell therapies. It enables design and development of stem cell products modified to allow for improved regenerative res...

InterMune Reports Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF

... new cases reported per year in each of the United States and Europe. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs, hindering the ability to process oxygen and causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and cough and is a progressive disease, meaning that over time, lung scarring ...

InterMune Reports Japanese Regulatory Approval of Pirfenidone in IPF

...A) or European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) for the treatment of IPF. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring (fibrosis) in the lungs, hindering the ability to process oxygen and causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and cough. IPF is a progressive disease, meaning that over time, lung scarring...

Synthetech Announces Fiscal 2008 Results

...h quarter and full year of fiscal 2008 were disappointing. Production process difficulties reduced revenue and increased per unit costs, significantly hindering financial results. Management estimates that manufacturing difficulties related to certain customer projects reduced fiscal 2008 gross margins by appr...

Tiny avalanche photodiode detects single UV photons

...elength UV portion of the spectrum capable of single photon detection sensitivity. However, these fragile vacuum tube devices are expensive and bulky, hindering true systems miniaturization. The Northwestern team, led by Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sci...

CCPM Issues Statement on FDA's GIVE Initiative

...t of the GIVE program by FDA helps focus attention on the need to bolster the generic drug program, but real work remains on important issues that are hindering consumer access. To achieve this, FDA and Congress must address existing issues including the lack of a workable approval pathway for biogenerics, inc...

Katrina's destruction likely to speed up electronic healthcare records adoption

...to speed up the process. He especially noted that Wisconsin's privacy statutes dating back to over 25 years ago have had the unintended consequence of hindering some necessary data sharing. "Those state laws that are getting in the way with privacy protection are really superseded by federal legislation in ...

WARF will ease stem cell licensing restrictions

...solating stem cells in human embryos. The FTCR and the Public Patent Foundation filed a request for re-examination last year, warning that WARF was hindering stem cell research. The groups believe that WARF's stem cell patents should not have been issued. Cohn said the idea that the legal challenge influ...
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