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Body Composition Device Gives an Impetus to Infant Studies

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have spent two years ascertaining the precision of a novel machine, used to measure// the body composition of infants. The instrument called as the PEA POD Infant Body Composition System, the size of an infant was tested suitably under th...

Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology

An article in the January 2007 issue of the Pediatric Blood & Cancer investigates the use of videoconferencing in communicating// vital developments in healthcare between industrialized and developing countries, as a way to realize enhancements in patient healthcare. Pediatric oncology has ...

Education, an Impetus to Combat HIV/AIDS

Dar Es Salaam: Princess Mathilde of Belgium, the UNAIDS and UNICEF Special Representative for Children and AIDS, has stressed the importance of education, in bettering the lot of the children and youth in Tanzania,// a move which will give the anti-Aids movement a morale boost. The Princess ,...

Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process

...ntification of learning disabilities. Prolonged exposure to anesthetics has been shown to cause brain abnormalities in young animals, which was the impetus behind these two studies. Scientists think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are u...

Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process

...ication of learning disabilities. Prolonged exposure to anesthetics has been shown to cause brain abnormalities in young animals, which was the impetus behind these two studies. Scientists think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are u...

Red Cross Leader Describes First-Year Triumphs, Challenges

...cial troubles, and the economic crisis. "The fact is, this economy is presenting many challenges for non-profits. But it's also providing the impetus for the American Red Cross and other non-profits to make needed and sometimes overdue changes. Simply put, there's a greater acceptance to change in a...

Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

...f stay for procedures with BMP and did not look at outpatient complications, which he said might be increased. "I think [this study] serves as an impetus for surgeons to look for less expensive, but efficacious, bone growth factors other than BMP," he said. Also, Cammisa said, he'd like to see specific...

National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Cancer Policy

...aska.com ), tells of his adventurous 2600-mile voyage from Mexico to Alaska that he says has inspired thousands of followers and provided him with the impetus to make a difference in the lives of cancer sufferers. The Sail Through Cancer Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity, was originally create...

Statins may exert influence on prostate cancer growth by reducing inflammation

...enter research has found that inflammation in tumors is associated with recurrent prostate cancer, so these two findings, taken together, provide more impetus for considering the use of statins to possibly control or prevent prostate cancer, Baez said. "We're not there yet, though," said Stephen Freedlan...

Businessman Exposed Problems With Quest Subsidiary's Blood Test Kits; Led to $302 Million Settlement

... NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The impetus for the massive federal investigation that led to today's $302 million settlement by Quest Diagnostics Inc. was a "qui tam" (whistleblower) lawsuit fi...
Impetus in Medical Technology

Bionovo's Estrogen Receptor Beta Selective Drugs Have Unique Gene Expression and Cell Type Specificity

...of Menerba (MF101) and Liquiritigenin, two of Bionovo's ERb selective drugs, in different cell types. These compelling findings will serve as a strong impetus for Bionovo, Inc. to continue investigating the unique abilities of their drugs to safely and effectively treat menopausal symptoms. "It is e...

Pfizer Contributes Critical Data to URMC Drug Safety Initiative

... of the QT interval associated with episodes of fatal ventricular arrhythmias is a leading cause of removal of drugs from the market and was a leading impetus toward international collaboration to develop specialized studies to monitor the QT prolongation effects of new drugs. The THEW project is part of th...

Novel Compound Shows Promise for Treatment of Alcoholism

...ett and her group on the effect of SoRI-9409 on its ability to reduce alcohol intake not only provides us with a new drug lead, but also serves as the impetus for further research aimed at discovery of new therapeutic compounds for treating alcoholism and related disorders." The Preclinical Development Gro...

First Clinical Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Treatment Completed With Elekta Synergy(R) S at General Hospital Vienna

...much faster treatments," says Dr. Georg. "We are at the forefront of the leading radio- oncology hospitals in the world. VMAT will give us an enormous impetus both scientifically and in medical care." *Elekta Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) is pending regulatory approvals in certain marke...

PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Results from Phase 2 Study of PTC124 in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

...hope to translate into potential clinical benefit for patients with DMD." "Coupled with the emerging safety profile of PTC124, these data provide the impetus for moving forward rapidly to initiate longer-term studies for boys with DMD," said Langdon Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of PTC. "We are active...

Microbia Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for Its Investigational Compound Linaclotide

...These data greatly expand our understanding of the potential beneficial actions of linaclotide in patients with lower bowel dysfunction and provide an impetus to advance this agent in later stage clinical development." About Linaclotide Linaclotide is a first-in-class compound currently being tested for ...

Phase 2a Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Results from 2006 Presented at Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C.

... Lisa A. Conte, Napo's CEO commented: "The results of this trial using 125 mg bid of crofelemer, in addition to supportive pre-clinical data, was the impetus for our decision to incorporate this dosage in our adaptive design for the CRO-HIV trial. As we've said before, we were very encouraged by the study r...

MedImmune Highlights Advances in Inflammatory Disease Pipeline With Series of Data Presentations

...urther study of the antibody in multiple-dose studies in patients with asthma. "We are very encouraged by these clinical results, which provided the impetus for MedImmune to initiate a Phase 2 trial with our anti-IL-9 MAb and underscore our ongoing commitment to advancing potential treatments for respirato...

Targanta Study Shows Oritavancin Treatment Effective in a Mouse Model of Anthrax

...prior to anthrax exposure provided a 100 percent survival rate at 30 days. Researchers at USAMRIID and Targanta concluded that their results provide impetus for investigation of whether ORI could serve as an effective therapy for anthrax exposure, requiring fewer doses compared to CIP, or perhaps even as a...

Hemispherx Presents Evidence of Ampligen Synergies with Existing Antivirals at International Avian Influenza Conference

... Tamiflu resistance by newly emerging strains of HPAI has been widely reported (New Engl. Journal Medicine vol. 353: page 2667, 2005) and has provided impetus for new ways to implement an antiviral counter-attack strategy. In in vitro studies, Ampligen(R), an experimental therapeutic, was combined with the...
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Climate change could be impetus for wars, other conflicts, expert says

Hurricane season has arrived, sparking renewed debate regarding possible links between global warming and the frequency and severity of hurricanes, heat waves and other extreme weather events. Meanwhile, a related discussion has ensued among international-security experts who believe climate-ch...

Following the dietary guidelines may slow heart disease in women

...atherosclerosis beneficially affects cardiovascular disease progression and that certain foods play a more prominent role than others. This is further impetus for current efforts to develop the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. "The study by Imamura et al noted dietary guidelines compliance difficulty among post-m...

Global alliance of leading technological universities to address global societal issues

...Dr Su as the first Chairman of the Alliance for a 2-year term. The Alliance intends to provide a collective academic and technological voice giving impetus to the international community to take action. The target groups include international government bodies and organisations, local and international ac...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

...PA program is to find ways to harness the body's natural regenerative abilities to heal wounds that involve bone, muscle, nerves, and soft tissue. The impetus for the program is to develop new therapies for soldiers who return home from war with major injuries. If successful, however, the science will have ...

Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective

...tion method. This study evaluated variety, sowing date, and fertility on direct seeding short-day onions in southeastern Georgia. Boyhan explained the impetus behind his research; "Because of the higher cost of transplanting compared with direct seeding, this study was undertaken to evaluate effects of sowin...

Snowy owl -- a marine species?

...ear at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Dorval. "The support from IPY and NSERC and the advances in satellite technology have given a huge impetus to what promises to be a revolution in our understanding of this key northern species," said Gauthier. That knowledge can't come soon enough, the two ...

Land iguanas under continuing threat on Galapagos archipelago

... The Galpagos Islands, which provided impetus and inspiration for Charles Darwin's seminal work, "On the Origin of Species", are home to unique populations of reptiles. Since the time of man's fir...

Heart valves that grow with the patient

...hould grow considerably further if such heart valves can also be implanted in adults, a declared aim for Haverich. His work has since received further impetus from the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments, which is funding the excellence cluster "From Regenerative Biology to Reco...

2 Alexander von Humboldt professorships go to LMU Munich

... the researchers at the Gene Center in Munich intend to explain the principles of gene regulation in higher cells and organisms, which will give fresh impetus to cancer and dementia research as well as the development of stem cell therapies. The head of the Gene Center, Professor Patrick Cramer, is especiall...

JDRF funded study links 'hygiene hypothesis' to diabetes prevention

...D. "And, with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. and many countries around the world at about a 3% annual rate, every lead is significant. The research gives impetus to better understanding how the bacterial flora in our body influences host immune defenses and responses that provide resistance to the development o...
Impetus in Biological Technology

Canadian researchers discover gene related to the appearance of aging

...y proline. "This reinforces our understanding of proline as an integral part of skin health," says Dr. Mark Samuels, AMGGI co-lead. "It provides the impetus for further work that could help us understand the development of skin, the largest, and one of the most complex organs of the body. It shows that you...

SIRO Group Appoints Scott L. Spector as President, Strategic Operations, for its European Business

...aliber on board," said Dr. Chetan Tamhankar, Chief Operating Officer, SIRO Group. "This move is in alignment with our strategy and is bound to give an impetus to our international capabilities. Scott's leadership will contribute substantially to our efforts in becoming a fully-integrated global leader in the...

DFG establishes 14 new research training groups

...on: Professor Dr. Andr Thess) The Research Training Group "Teaching and Learning Processes" of the University of Koblenz-Landau seeks to give fresh impetus to interdisciplinary research on teaching and learning. The goal is to establish an interconnection of teaching methodology, empirical pedagogics and ...

A New Era in the Application of Lab-on-a-Chip to Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis

... a unique business model, steered the development of its novel EFADchip technology into a fully-functional platform. Thus, the company has created the impetus to revolutionize the practice of clinical and point-of-care diagnostics and ultimately establish HKLife as a prominent player in driving Asia into the...

New Health Retreat Gives a Fresh Attitude Towards Disease Prevention

...thy in these stressful times is a challenge in itself but the launch of Fresh Attitude Health Retreats early in 2009 may provide participants with the impetus they need to implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A key component of the retreat will be 'rebounding' - participants will be bouncing ge...

Alimera Sciences Begins Pilot Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Iluvien(TM) in Patients With Bilateral Geographic Atrophy Due to AMD

...ts with bilateral geographic atrophy secondary to AMD. The change from baseline in size of geographic atrophy will be assessed over time. "The impetus for this study was the results of experiments conducted in two animal models of retinal degenerations. In both of these models, a miniaturized version...

Genetic Testing Market to Exceed $6.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

...October 30, 2008 -- Genetic testing, which of-late has been transforming itself from service driven to product-driven market is expected to provide an impetus to diagnostic companies with respect to expansion of their operations. Genetic testing market has been witnessing a rise in demand from various quarte...

Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

...en brain cells, i.e. synaptic activation, CYFIP1 is released from the complex, whereby FMRP can no longer exercise its suppressing action. This is the impetus for the production of the proteins that are under the control of FMRP. A change in the concentration of FMRP or CYFIP1 causes a disruption in this ...

SMErobot: A new generation of robots for small and medium-sized enterprises at Automatica 2008

...er, for many SMEs, the standard commercially available solutions are often too inflexible, too big or too expensive. SMErobot now promises to give new impetus to the introduction of robot technology in small and medium-sized businesses: this EU project is developing an entirely new, modular and interactive g...

European Commission gives grant to investigate transatlantic oversight of nanotech

...ate greater awareness among decision-makers and opinion formers for congruent approaches and transatlantic convergence in nanotech regulation. The impetus for this project came out of the April 2007 U.S.-EU summit, at which U.S. President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched an ini...
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