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First do no harm? UH prof taking opposite approach to treat asthma

HOUSTON, April 9, 2008 One month of tough breathing may help asthma sufferers breathe easier in the long run, according to research from one University of Houston professor. In a move that challenges one of the most basic tenets of the Hippocratic Oath first do no harm Richard Bond, associ...

New Web site launches $1.7 million project to improve European cancer communications

...ofessionals, patients, consumer groups and industry writing policies for promoting the best ways of disseminating cancer science across Europe. prof Sullivan, who also heads the European Cancer Managers' Forum which examines cancer research and funding in Europe, said: "I think this is a unique opp...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

...tation. The studies also highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating OCD with deep brain stimulation therapy. prof Nuttin, neurosurgeon at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium comments: "It is clear that for the best results a multidisciplinary team consi...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome: New light on its causes and its effect on brothers

...er increases the risk of PCOS in the daughter." prof Davies, co-director of the Research Centre for the...eir parents. So far, 998 (63%) have responded, and prof Davies reported preliminary data up to mid-1975 to... diabetes in either parent was not significant. prof Davies said: "These findings suggest a new pathway...

NTU and Sembcorp to jointly explore novel waste water treatment technology

...Industries' Executive Vice President for Group Business & Strategic Development and Head for Water, Energy and Middle East & North Africa, as well as prof Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director of NTU-NEWRI. The signing was also witnessed by the Economic Development Board's Director for Cleantech Goh Chee Kiong...

Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs

...ommendations. It should be emphasized that the risk is mainly a consequence of the underlying condition and not of the presence of the ICD", explained prof Vijgen. The consensus statement will be published in the June issue of Europace, the official journal of the European Heart Rhythm Association. ...

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

...d transmit their records." Explaining the data, prof Wolpert highlighted certain trends, such as the fa...tal of 360 ICD implanting institutions" highlights prof Wolpert. "Within the Non-EU ESC member countrie...ts, regardless of their country origin", concluded prof Wolpert. ...

St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer

...tions which have not yet been answered by randomized clinical trials," said prof Gelber. A third author, Professor Alan Coates (Clinical Professor at the...care and patient preference in the treatment decision-making process," said prof Coates. ...

Novel biomarkers in heart failure

... conference at Heart Failure 2009 in Nice, France, prof Piotr Ponikowski, spokesperson for the European So...markers continues to grow exponentially", explains prof Ponikowski from Military Hospital in Wroclaw, Pola...wing is a new classification, recently proposed by prof Eugene Braunwald, according to which biomarkers ca...

European Society for Pediatric Urology to organize anniversary congress in Amsterdam

...Defects Involving the Genito-Urinary System' is the subject of a lecture by prof K. Jones. On Friday morning 8 May, Prof. D. Swaab focuses the attention on...of the human brain: relation to gender identity and sexual orientation'. prof Wout Feitz, Congress Chairman, is looking forward to welcoming eminent expe...

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/C O R R E C T I O N -- Prof Terje Pedersen, SEAS Study Principal Investigator & Head of Steering Committee/

In the news release, "Update on the SEAS Study" issued on 21 Jul 2008 07:00 GMT, by Prof Terje Pedersen,SEAS Study Principal Investigator & Head of Steering Committee over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the organisation that the following information has been added to the r...

PSA Screening Cuts Deaths by 20%, Says World's Largest Prostate Cancer Study

...ith a mean follow-up over nine years. The cut-off value was a PSA level of 3.0 ng/ml or more. Men with this reading were then offered a biopsy. prof Fritz Schroder, international coordinator of the ERSPC study explained: "The study shows that PSA screening delivers a 20% reduction in mortality from...

Spectral presents data on the clinical utility of EAA(TM) at 13th Annual Critical Care for Endotoxemia conference in Japan

...Care Nephrology Study Group showing the Toraymyxin(TM) cartridge, which removes endotoxin from the bloodstream, significantly improves organ function. prof M. Ranieri (Turin, Italy) also presented data showing significant improvement in kidney function in septic patients when endotoxin was removed using t...

ATHENA Clinical Results with Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Highlighted at the World Cardiology Congress

...at marks a paradigm change for the management of atrial fibrillation," said prof Christopher Cannon, a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group at Brigha...tion for atrial fibrillation". The ATHENA study results were presented by prof Stefan Hohnloser last week (15th May 08) at the Heart Rhythm Society's 29th...

ATHENA Clinical Results for Dronedarone (Multaq(R)) Highlighted at the World Cardiology Congress

...at marks a paradigm change for the management of atrial fibrillation," said prof Christopher Cannon, a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group at Brigha...tment of atrial fibrillation." The ATHENA study results were presented by prof Stefan Hohnloser last week (15th May 08) at the Heart Rhythm Society's 29th...

Alchemia Reports Preliminary Positive Efficacy Data From HyCAMP Phase II Trial

...er decline in CEA levels To be determined 8. Time to treatment failure To be determined Principal Investigator Assoc. prof Peter Gibbs, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital CONTACT: Dr. Tracie Ramsdale, Chief Executive Officer, Alchemia Limited,+61-7-3340-0200...

Santaris Pharma Presents Positive Clinical Data on SPC2996 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

...f action of the drug. Commenting on the results, prof Bertrand Coiffier, from the Hospices Civils de Lyo... href= "mailto:km@santaris.com">km@santaris.com prof Bertrand Coiffier International Coordinating Inv...-oncology specialists participated, including: * prof Bertrand Coiffier, Centre Hospitalier, Lyon-Sud, F...

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Why do we choose our mates? Ask Charles Darwin, prof says

Charles Darwin wrote about it 150 years ago: animals don't pick their mates by pure chance it's a process that is deliberate and involves numerous factors. After decades of examining his work, experts agree that he pretty much scored a scientific bullseye, but a very big question is, "What have w...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

Sediments released by many of the world's largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment co...

River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says

Sediments released by many of the world's largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment co...

4,000-year-old coral beds among world's oldest living things, prof says

COLLEGE STATION, March 24, 2009 Researchers led by a Texas A&M University professor have discovered coral beds off the coast of Hawaii that are more than 4,200 years old, making them among the oldest living creatures on Earth. The team, directed by Brendan Roark of Texas A&M's College of Geosci...

Solar-powered sea-slugs live like plants, prof says

COLLEGE STATION, Nov. 25, 2008 The lowly sea slug, "Elysia chlorotica," may not seem like the most exciting of creatures, but don't be fooled: it behaves like a plant and is solar-powered, says a Texas A&M University biologist who has been studying these tiny creatures for the past decade and, al...

Atmosphere threatened by pollutants entering ocean, prof says

COLLEGE STATION A large quantity of nitrogen compounds emitted into the atmosphere by humans through the burning of fossil fuels and the use of nitrogen fertilizers enters the oceans and may lead to the removal of some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, concluded a team of international scientis...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

George Uetz is passionate about spiders and the environment. George Uetz, professor of biological sciences in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, was a Master's student in the Department of Entomology and Applied Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark. That wasnt his only passion...

Where have all the lake eels gone? Queen's prof asks

KINGSTON, Ont. A Queens University environmental scientist will head a new international study to determine whether American eels the slimy, snake-like fish considered worldwide to be a food delicacy are dying from chemical pollution in Lake Ontario. Biology professor Peter Hodson and his te...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT prof

Image Processing and Mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC Publisher, 2009), a new reference book by NJIT computer science professor Frank Y. Shih http://web.njit.edu/~shih offers a comprehensive overview of morphological mechanisms and techniques and their relation to imag...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

HOUSTON Just when the Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering the use of stimulants to treat asthma, a new research study offers further evidence to support a University of Houston professor's theory that an opposite approach to asthma treatment may be in order. Richard A. Bond, profes...

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Using Demographic Predictions, UW Prof Expounds Upon Trends in Tech

Madison, Wis. -- Paul Voss looks at the future in terms of social, not technological, change, but his demographic predictions could reveal upcoming trends in the technology needed by certain segments of the population. The professor of rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison add...

UW prof makes laser for scanning lots of information at once

Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Scott Sanders has discovered a way to make a laser shine in not one but a rainbow of colors, and to deliver the colors one at a time so they can be used for scanning objects. Researchers can derive information about a material based on its se...

UW prof turns sugar into diesel fuel, chemicals

Madison, Wis - The soaring prices of oil and natural gas have sparked a race to make transportation fuels from plant matter instead of petroleum, and both biodiesel and gasoline containing ethanol are starting to make an impact on the market. But the oil price hike has also fueled a race to f...

A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

...ls 3 , one of the most prestigious journals in materials science. Said prof Joachim, "Making a gear the size of a few atoms is one thing, but being abl...ore complex molecular machines that are no bigger than a grain of sand." prof Joachim and his team discovered that the way to successfully control the ro...

SHARE Program Launched to Address the Challenges of Achieving Blood Pressure Goal

...ed life years (DALYs) being attributed to the long-term effects of hypertension(2), with an annual cardiovascular health bill of 192b Euros(3). prof Stéphane Laurent, European Hospital Georges Pompidou Paris, program co-chair, states, "The SHARE program is an excellent example of what can be done,...

Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport

...apturing energy within semiconductor materials and then efficiently transporting charges ultimately used to generate hydrogen. Boston College Asst. prof of Chemistry Dunwei Wang and members of his lab found that incorporating two titanium-based semiconductors into a nano-scale structure improved the ef...

Seasonal Influenza Activity Increasing Across Europe - H3N2 Dominant Strain

...h means that oseltamivir will be active against the vast majority of influenza infections in Europe this season, if current trends continue," comments prof Albert Osterhaus, Head of Virology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam. "It is important that doctors understand that oseltamivir remains an effective ...

Sir Richard Sykes Joins BioCeramic Therapeutics as Chairman

... Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Materials at Imperial College, London and prof Robert Hill and Dr Julian Jones, of the Department of Materials at Imperial College. Based on their work, BCT is developing two generations of produ...

NTU and SIMTech announce the first antenna-in-package solution for single-chip 60 GHz radio

...sfer using wireless USB. The team behind this project, comprising Assoc prof Zhang Yue Ping, Dr Sun Mei of NTU, and Mr Chua Kai Meng, and Ms Wai Lai Lai...h interested industry partners to commercialise this invention," says Assoc prof Zhang, principal investigator from NTU. ...

Kelly Osbourne and International Health Groups Call for Improved Education on Choices and Usage of Contraception

...ng and educate people on their right to contraception and on how to use contraception properly to prevent conception in the first instance," commented prof Jean-Jacques Amy from the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC). "Unplanned pregnancies not only impact on society but most ...

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