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U.S. Officials Stymied in Salmonella Search

As infection toll in outbreak reaches 869, probe expands to include food items normally served with tomatoes TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- With the number of people sickened in the nationwide salmonella outbreak now standing at 869, with 107 hospitalizations, U.S. officials ackno...

Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

... lack coverage "would likely benefit from having Part D coverage, but for one reason or another are unaware that they need to sign up to get it or are stymied by the process." A recent University of Pittsburgh study, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine , found that seniors' spending on...

New method to overcome multiple drug resistant diseases developed by Stanford researchers

...-resistant ovarian cancer cells implanted in mice. It worked. "It's an exciting result to be able to take a drug known to work against cancer, but stymied by resistant cells, and restore it to effectiveness using an arginine transporter," Wender said. "This bodes well for use with other drugs that succum...

By amplifying cell death signals, scientists make precancerous cells self-destruct

... cells die. The game is not over. Several distinct IAP genes are known to exist, but which ones are important in the development of cancer has also stymied researchers. "We need to use genetics to sort out which individual IAPs contribute to tumors and which IAPS we need to target in order to cure cancer,...

New AMA Ads Blast Senate Inaction on Medicare Cuts That Begin Today

... President Nancy Nielsen, M.D. "Despite broad bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for legislation to stop the Medicare cuts, action was stymied by 39 senators." Because the Senate failed to act, this year's Medicare cut of 10.6 percent will begin today - and a full 60 percent of physicians s...

Television Actor Who Has Portrayed a Doctor and an Investigator Lends Support to Fundraiser for the Toughest Children's Cancer

...adiation can result in significant late effects ranging from cognitive impairment to physical challenges to social isolation. In addition, research is stymied by varieties of brain and spinal cord tumors and the challenges of collecting tumor samples from children. The 6th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, pr...

Study breaks ground in revealing how neurons generate movement

...ogether could influence the type of software created to drive these devices. The investigation of how neurons give rise to motor behaviors has been stymied until now, says Schoppik, by the difficulties inherent in studying more than one neuron in action at a time during the course of a behavior. In the cu...

Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates

... Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes FRIDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of the 68 countries most in...

U-M researchers ID promising new cancer drug

... cancer drug that activates a certain protein to kill tumor cells. But finding a drug that kills the cancer without causing damage to normal cells has stymied researchers. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have designed a small molecule that is highly effective in...

Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

...mories always change," Sanberg pointed out, so the brain needs new cells with which to store and interpret them. But research in this area has been stymied by the fact that scientists haven't had any means of tracking neural stem cells. A noninvasive technology called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS...
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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Makes Unprecedented Research and Local Program Grants

... officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "These grants are geared to results -- finding cures, tailoring treatments and resolving the issues that have stymied the search for a breast cancer cure." Of the $450,000 grant awarded to Dr. Boerner, Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R) co-funded her grant with $300...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

...on survivors. Effects range from cognitive impairment to physical challenges to social isolation. The vast variety of brain and spinal cord tumors has stymied research, as investigators face the challenges of collecting and analyzing tissue and the ethical issues posed in treating children. The Licensing I...
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New theory on why male, female lemurs same size

..., and all have toothcombs -- teeth that are perfectly shaped for grooming. Lemurs also differ from other primates in another key respect that has also stymied primatologists for years: The females are usually the dominant sex. Dunham's investigations into the long-standing mystery of female dominance amon...

New hope for advances in treating malaria

... "The parasites responsible for malaria have been very effective at developing resistance to existing drugs and efforts to find replacements are often stymied by the rate of resistance. Therefore it is essential that new products work effectively in combination with those already on the market," he says. ...

UConn chemists find secret to increasing luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes

...rts and Sciences who is now a first-year graduate student at UConn. Although carbon is used in many diverse applications, scientists have long been stymied by the element's limited ability to emit light. The best scientists have been able to do with solution-suspended carbon nanotubes was to raise their l...

Synthetic biology: Is ethics a showstopper?

...searchers unintentionally equipping terrorists with frightening new biological weapons? And will synthetic biology's expected products and profits be stymied by policymakers and the public who object to researchers' soon-to-be-realized attempts to build life from scratch in a lab? Arthur Caplan, director...

Researchers identify Achilles heel of common childhood tumor

...he cell to proliferate. However, the researchers found that at least two gene mutations were capable of setting off a chain of events that ultimately stymied those receptors. That allowed VEGF to trigger unchecked growth in the endothelial cells. These findings open up new treatment options, according ...

Saving our bees

...ee decline is particularly unnerving for farmers because an estimated 80 percent of all food crops are pollinated by honeybees and their wild cousins. stymied scientists have proposed a host of reasons for managed honeybee declines, including climate change, parasites, diseases, overexposure to pesticides an...

Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

...s rigid robots, constructed mostly of hard materials, are unable to navigate complex environments with openings of arbitrary size and shape. They are stymied by, say, a building whose only access points may be a crack under a door or a conduit for an electrical cable. The Tufts team will design the "chem...

Researchers reveal insights into hidden world of protein folding

... Frydman discovered TRiC in 1992. She determined that it was important for folding some of the essential proteins and had a complex structure, but was stymied in her efforts to unravel its workings because the technology needed to peer into TRiC's inner sanctum did not yet exist. Recently, she began an in...

Researchers discover how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells

...s so many potential uses, scientists have long endeavored to understand the mechanism that allows the TAT protein to work. But their efforts have been stymied by some baffling observations. Six of its 11 residues are arginine, a positively charged amino acid that gives the protein its activity. Most me...

New study reveals for first time how BRCA1 mutations cause breast cancer

...cancer more than 10 years ago, we have been frustrated by our lack of understanding about how mutations in this gene cause breast cancer. We have been stymied by our limited resources to treat these cancers, which are associated with very poor prognoses. Now that we know that PTEN is involved, we finally hav...
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New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

...9) Whitehead Institute scientists have developed a rapid, inexpensive drug-screening method that could be used to target diseases that until now have stymied drug developers, such as Parkinson's disease. This technique uses baker's yeast to synthesize and screen the molecules, cutting target discovery and ...

UC San Diego nanostructures will raise thin-film solar cell efficiency

...behave just like traditional thin-film solar cells. But inside, the nanostructures enable the solar cells to circumvent an important tradeoff that has stymied past attempts to incorporate quantum wells into thin-film solar cells in order to boost device efficiency. Quantum wells can increase solar cell effic...

Stuck in Talent Gridlock

...nt actually possible. Many would like to take on new roles and restructure their professional and personal lives but both they and their employers are stymied by the inflexibility of conventional job definitions and employment arrangements. On the other end of the spectrum are young workers. Companies ar...

Thompson's HHS legacy will include efforts to combat disease in Africa

... easily passed from one unvaccinated person to the next. Collectively, those three diseases help to keep the continent in poverty, and have all but stymied social and economic progress. In fact, veteran foreign-service officers who have lived in Southeast Asia, Central America and Africa said during Thomp...

Human stem cells called great opportunity for drug discovery

...ifferent situation in the U.S., where scientists face restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research and where the politics and public debate have stymied work. That environment also affects the drug industry that may shy away from such research due to public pressures, members of Thursday's seminar audi...

Doyle launches 2025 alternative energy plan

...ntinued investments to strengthen that capacity. Doyle said that during his push to install more E85 pumps in gas stations across the state, he was stymied by "senseless action by the legislature to back away from the plan," but added that two new ethanol plants in the state will soon come online to doubl...
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