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OHSU Cancer Institute researchers pinpoint how smoking causes cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have pinpointed the protein that can lead to genetic changes that cause lung cancer. The research will be published Tuesday, May 12, in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers discovered that the production ...

Hypnosis helped Stanford/Packard physicians pinpoint cause of children's seizures

STANFORD, Calif. - It was no way for an 11-year-old to live. For a month the boy had endured daily episodes of uncontrollable jerking and foaming at the mouth, and his physicians at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford were concerned that the boy had epilepsy. Before starting the boy on ...

Penn researchers pinpoint the brain waves that distinguish false memories from real ones

PHILADELPHIA - For the first time, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are able to pinpoint brain waves that distinguish true from false memories, providing a better understanding of how memory works and creating a new strategy to help epilepsy patients retain cognitive function. The s...

New 'seed' therapy helps pinpoint breast tumors with more accuracy

DALLAS Oct. 11, 2007 Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are the first in Texas to use a new technique in which a small radioactive pellet, or seed, is implanted into a mass or suspicious lesion in the breast to pinpoint its exact location for surgical removal. During the procedure, ...

Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Caloric Restriction and Longevity

When under stress, two genes within mitochondria guard against cell death THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Harvard researchers report they have uncovered a molecular clue that seems to explain why cutting calories might lengthen your life. It turns out that mitochondria guard ...

GPS-like technology helps pinpoint best methods for moving injured players

The 15 minutes it took to remove Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett off the field after he suffered a spinal cord injury may seem like a long time for someone needing acute medical care, but in fact, those minutes underscore how critical it is to carefully move a player with a suspected spinal co...

Computer Tool Helps Pinpoint Risky Gene Mutations

Certain cancer risks can be passed down through families, the result of tiny changes in a family’s genetic code. But not all genetic// changes are deadly. To help medical counselors and physicians identify the mutations that pose the greatest health risks, researchers at four institutions, includin...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

... the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center. One reason is that a diagnosis of angina does not pinpoint the cause of the chest pain, he said. "Angina is a lot of challenges," Fonarow said. "It can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different p...

Accuray Incorporated to Report Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009

... corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames. About ...

Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

... said. "The hope is that by highlighting this issue, we will have greater adherence to the guidelines of care." The next step is a planned study to pinpoint the reasons for differences in care, Brilakis said. That study will question both physicians and people hospitalized for heart disease about all the f...
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Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

...its that patients can have from avoiding surgery," said Georgiades. "There is no question that interventional cryoablation, which uses imaging to pinpoint tumors and probes to penetrate the skin to deliver freezing cold directly to a diseased tumor, works. This interventional treatment is not a widely kn...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer Sees Increased Interest and Continued Rapid Growth

...corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames. About Ac...

Statins Lower Stroke Severity, Improve Recovery

...de plaque stabilization and improved cell function in vascular walls, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant factors. More research is needed to pinpoint the specific benefits. How it was done Researchers identified 508 patients who were diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke in the emergency dep...

St. Jude Identifies Genomic Causes of a Certain Type of Leukemia Relapse

...ed. The investigators used millions of genetic markers -- characteristic genetic variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms -- as guideposts to pinpoint genetic changes characteristic of relapsed cells. Using these genetic markers, the researchers analyzed all of the cells' chromosomes to look for gene...

Elsevier is Expanding eClinical Solutions in Europe

...: - Guidelines and best practice information delivered when and where they are most useful at the point of care - Leveraging of patient data to pinpoint the most needed information for a given clinical task - Drug information and safety checking, also linked to patient data when possible - Se...

New Genes Found for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

...nter for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We will resequence the gene regions we have identified to pinpoint the causative mutations in these genes," added study leader Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Applied Genomics at Children's H...

New CyberKnife Technologies Demonstrate Dramatic Reduction in Treatment Times

... corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames. About Accura...

VAP Cholesterol Test Helps Reveal Association Between Adiponectin Levels and Atherosclerosis

...from Atherotech, researchers have identified a link between adiponectin and heart disease progression. The information could help physicians trying to pinpoint the most effective cholesterol and heart disease risk-lowering treatments in at-risk patients. The association between low adiponectin levels, abnor...

New Research Provides Evidence that Tea May Improve Attention and Focus, Keep Brain Cells Healthy, & Influence Genetics in Cancer

... repair from environmental insults. "The good news is that we are seeing that green tea is impacting genes that play a role in cancer, but we cannot pinpoint who will be responders versus non-responders at this time," noted Dr. Hakim. "In addition, our recent preliminary data show a beneficial effect of gre...

Study Shows Physician Judgment is Important in Reducing Rate of RSV-Related Hospitalizations Among High-Risk Infants

...y dose of Synagis is given, not just the first one. Also, rare but serious side effects can occur, which may lead to unusual bruising and/or groups of pinpoint red spots found on the skin. Other side effects with Synagis may include upper respiratory tract infection, ear infection, fever, and runny nose. In...
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MAMMOTOME® HH (Hand Held): 14 Gauge Probe

Description:...dure using ultrasound imaging for optimal patient management. Using computer-generated images to locate breast abnormalities, you can more accurately pinpoint and map the area you will biopsy and gather tissue samples without making large incisions....
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

MAMMOTOME® HH (Hand Held): 11 Gauge Probe

Description:...dure using ultrasound imaging for optimal patient management. Using computer-generated images to locate breast abnormalities, you can more accurately pinpoint and map the area you will biopsy and gather tissue samples without making large incisions....
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

MAMMOTOME® HH (Hand Held): 8 Gauge Probe

Description:...dure using ultrasound imaging for optimal patient management. Using computer-generated images to locate breast abnormalities, you can more accurately pinpoint and map the area you will biopsy and gather tissue samples without making large incisions....
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

MAMMOTOME® ST (Stereotactic)

Description:...ctors make accurate diagnoses for optimal patient management. Using computer-generated images to locate breast abnormalities, you can more accurately pinpoint and map the area you will biopsy and gather tissue samples without making large incisions. See MAMMOTOME Benefits for more product advantages....
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

Noncon ROBO CA SP-8800

Description:...the cornea you have photographed. This is displayed on a low magnification picture of the anterior section of the eye. The picture of a small box will pinpoint exactly where on the cornea it has photographed the cells. This is very valuable when you wish to return to the same location on the cornea after surg...
Company:Konan Medical, Inc. (dist. by DataMed)

Freezor Xtra

Description:...vasive cryocatheter to treat atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. It delivers a very high level of safety through accurate site confirmation, pinpoint site precision, minimal tissue disruption, and minimal risk of thrombus and stenosis. Freezor Xtra allows physicians to surgically treat cardiac arr...
Company:CryoCath Technologies, Inc.

Freezor 5

Description:...vasive cryocatheter to treat atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. It delivers a very high level of safety through accurate site confirmation, pinpoint site precision, minimal tissue disruption, and minimal risk of thrombus and stenosis. Freezor is a flexible, single-use, minimally invasive CryoAbla...
Company:CryoCath Technologies, Inc.

Freezor 1

Description:...vasive cryocatheter to treat atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. It delivers a very high level of safety through accurate site confirmation, pinpoint site precision, minimal tissue disruption, and minimal risk of thrombus and stenosis. Freezor is a flexible, single-use, minimally invasive CryoAbla...
Company:CryoCath Technologies, Inc.

Freezor 3

Description:...vasive cryocatheter to treat atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. It delivers a very high level of safety through accurate site confirmation, pinpoint site precision, minimal tissue disruption, and minimal risk of thrombus and stenosis. Freezor is a flexible, single-use, minimally invasive CryoAbla...
Company:CryoCath Technologies, Inc.

ChloraPrep® Sepp®

Features:... Cotton tip controls flow of solution and allows pinpoint application Patent triple wall plastic provides protection from glass shards Contains chlorhexidine (CHG) = Persistent antibacterial activity in p...
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LDH

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Bleeding into the skin

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CSHL researchers pinpoint structure-building role for 2 non-coding RNAs

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Most of the DNA in the nucleus of each of our cells is converted into RNA, but only a small fraction of these RNA molecules serve as coding templates for the synthesis of proteins. Of the remaining RNAs, known as "non-coding" RNAs (ncRNA), the functions of a scant few are...

Study first to pinpoint why analgesic drugs may be less potent in females than in males

ATLANTA -- Investigators at Georgia State University's Neuroscience Institute and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience are the first to identify the most likely reason analgesic drug treatment is usually less potent in females than males. This discovery is a major step toward finding more effective ...

Human protein atlas will help pinpoint disease

Researchers in Sweden are compiling a remarkable 'atlas' that pinpoints the location of thousands of individual proteins in the body's tissues and cells which will give scientists important insights into the function of different proteins and how changes in the distribution of proteins could be re...

Study helps pinpoint genetic variations in European Americans

Troy, N.Y. An international team of researchers has identified just 200 positions within the curves of the DNA helix that they believe capture much of the genetic diversity in European Americans, a population with one of the most diverse and complex historic origins on Earth. Their findings narro...

Urologists identify 7 biomarkers that may help pinpoint prostate cancer recurrence

DALLAS June 15, 2008 A simple blood test may help doctors better predict whether prostate cancer will recur or spread in patients who have undergone surgery for the disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. In a study published in the June 15 issue of Clinical Cancer...

Micro microwave does pinpoint cooking for miniaturized labs

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) and George Mason University have demonstrated what is probably the worlds smallest microwave oven, a tiny mechanism that can heat a pinhead-sized drop of liquid inside a container slightly shorter than an ant and half as wide ...

New thoracic imaging approach can pinpoint underlying venous problems

CINCINNATI University of Cincinnati (UC) radiologists have developed a new technique for capturing images of chest veins that eases diagnosis of venous diseases. Multi-detector computed tomography (CT) scanners are traditionally used to create three-dimensional images of arteries, the vessels w...

Taking evolution's temperature: Researchers pinpoint the energy it takes to make a species

Comfortable living is not why so many different life forms seem to converge at the warmer areas of the planet. Writing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists say higher temperatures near the equator speed up the metabolisms of the inhabitants, fueling genetic...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

Discovery has implications for wide range of diseases A team of international researchers has discovered that a specific gene on chromosome 15 regulates inflammation, a finding with implications for a wide range of disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

Green tea appears to protect against cancer by affecting a "promiscuous" protein that pharmaceutical experts are already targeting in an effort to develop a new drug to stop the disease, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found. The research, which buttresses beliefs abou...

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Researchers Pinpoint Best Treatment to Reduce Deadly USA300, MRSA Staph Infections

CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent College of Pharmacy study at Oregon State University, one type of over-the-counter product for minor wound care is substantially more effective than others in killing MRSA, including the virulent strain USA300. Scientists conductin...

Wisconsin doctors pinpoint cancer with TomoTherapy radiation treatment

It's not a cure for cancer, but a Madison-based company has found a way to attack tumors without exposing as much of the body to side effects. TomoTherapy announced last week that its Hi-Art System, a pinpoint radiation treatment, is being used in 20 institutions in North America, including ...

Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. Launches DiscoveryMAP(TM) Service for Drug and Diagnostic Development

...ngly turned to the use of biomarkers in order to increase efficiency and reduce cost and risk. Researchers require sensitive and quantitative data to pinpoint the biomarker patterns that are either directly involved in the disease process or are useful surrogate markers. When those patterns can be reliably ...

Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan From SpineMatrix(R) Revolutionizes the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain

...nance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans - take into account the anatomy of the back but not the physiology. These methods often fail to pinpoint the precise cause of pain for this reason. More than 85 percent of patients with low back pain are never given a specific diagnosis, leading to ineff...

Roche Announces Back-to-Basics Approach to Diabetes Care - Simpler is Better

...the maker of ACCU-CHEK(R) blood glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps, announced today the availability of two new tools that can help patients pinpoint food and lifestyle choices that have the biggest impact on their blood glucose levels, giving them greater control in their everyday battles against d...

NIST's LIDAR may offer peerless precision in remote measurements

... called an optical frequency comb, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a laser ranging system that can pinpoint multiple objects with nanometer precision over distances up to 100 kilometers. The novel LIDAR ("light detection and ranging") system could have appli...

Biotechnology Company, Replikins Ltd., Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 'Swine Flu' Virus Outbreak

...l vaccines, because they are synthesized at the peptide level. The following is the text of the April 2008 release in which Replikins was able to pinpoint the high risk of H1N1 outbreaks: --- H1N1 Influenza Virus with Highest Replikin Count(TM) Since the 1918 Pandemic Identified in the U.S. and...

Biotechnology Company Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus Outbreak

...al vaccines, because they are synthesized at the peptide level. The following is the text of the April 2008 release in which Replikins was able to pinpoint the high risk of H1N1 outbreaks: "H1N1 Influenza Virus with Highest Replikin Count™ Since the 1918 Pandemic Identified in the U.S. and ...

New Report - Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers

...c (NYSE: TMO ) Life science suppliers plan to use this study to forecast economic trends to Boards of Directors, analysts and investors, and pinpoint areas of growth, stability and decline by market segment, region and product category. Scientists surveyed expressed their opinions as to how vendors...

EPA Awards Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute $500,000 for Air Quality Research

...vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, as well as point towards who in the community may be most vulnerable. It would allow researchers to better pinpoint which sources of pollution have the greatest impact on health. The Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute will conduct researc...
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Experimental evolution

...volution can be observed in the laboratory as organisms adapt to new environmental conditions. With modern microbiological tools, it is possible to pinpoint the mutations that selection acts upon and what brought about the adaptations and to find out how exactly these mutations work. Because of the ...
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