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A New Two-gene Test to Discern Similar Gastrointestinal Cancers

Researchers have devised a powerful two-gene test that can distinguish between a pair of nearly identical gastrointestinal// cancers that require radically different courses of treatment. Their report is published this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academ...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...itiatives to enhance long-term performance by reducing expenses, management may eliminate the effect of significant non-recurring expenses in order to discern underlying trends. In the 2008 fiscal year, the Company's results were significantly affected by the following non-recurring expenses classified in t...

Gene linked to increasingly common type of blood cancer

...te. "What's exciting about this study is that we found a target in the genome influencing the susceptibility to follicular lymphoma, which helps us discern between three major types of lymphomas," said Skibola, the paper's co-lead author. "That had not been done before on a genome-wide scale. It is our ho...

Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins in Spinal Fluid May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis

...fact, a substantial proportion of people with MCI may revert back to normal or may not develop Alzheimer's for years. Thus, the challenging task is to discern which of people with MCI have the Alzheimer's brain changes that may be responsible for their initial memory and thinking problems and their eventual ...

New lung cancer staging system revealed

...years later, the new IASLC staging system includes a database of more than 100,000 patients from 45 sources and 20 countries and allows researchers to discern an increasing number of details and differences in patients' conditions. The increased level of detail combined with extensive analysis and internal a...

National Business Coalition on Health Announces Conference Speakers for November 8-10 Annual Conference

...utive Director, Employers' Coalition on Health -- Jerry Burgess, President & CEO, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition -- Guy D'Andrea, President, discern Consulting -- Francois de Brantes, CEO of Bridges to Excellence and National Coordinator, PROMETHEUS Payment, Inc. -- Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO, Mai...

Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

...s, chest X-rays and other non-invasive evaluations, such as exercise testing. Even with the additional tests, obesity can make it more difficult to discern which symptoms are caused by an underlying illness and which are caused by the obesity itself, explained Dr. Paul Poirier, lead author of the advisory...

Chemotherapy combination outcomes differ for aged, younger colon cancer patients

...val or recurrence related to patient age. The current study presented at the ASCO annual meeting includes a large enough patient base to powerfully discern differences related to age that are due to treatment regimen. "The younger patients do get an additional boost from both drugs used together," Jack...

Biomarkers May Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

...however TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) --Three molecules associated with prostate cancer might provide the long-sought markers that could discern which tumors are life-threatening and need aggressive treatment, a new study indicates. The currently hot debate about the value of screening for e...

Researchers to Monitor Public Perception of Swine Flu Outbreaks Using Technology from Realtime Search Engine, OneRiot

...at OneRiot. Signorini will use the large amount of realtime data provided by OneRiot, in conjunction with official public health surveillance data, to discern patterns in disease diffusion and public perception of health scare outbreaks. Previous studies have shown the benefit of analyzing data abstracted fr...
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Screening for Ischemia in Asymptomatic Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Five- Year Outcomes in the DIAD Study

...sented today at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Annual Scientific Session, seeks to assess the prevalence of silent myocardial ischemia and discern whether CAD screening should be offered to all people with type 2 diabetes. According to the most recent information from the study, screening does no...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging

...ray imaging can identify the compositions of substances and tissues in the body. Images can be differentiated that would be difficult or impossible to discern in an X-ray or CT scan. The enhanced image is created using two levels of X-ray energy. After the high-energy reading is cross-referenced with the l...

New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster Generic Drug Development

...that impede the development of generic versions of commonly used drugs. The report is part of FDA's Critical Path Initiative, established in 2004 to discern what challenges exist in moving a promising drug, biologic or device along the critical path from discovery, or proof of concept, to a marketable prod...
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CardioSight Service

Description:...CardioSight Service provides clinically valuable, device-derived information applicable to the treatment of heart failure to help specialty physicians discern if the heart failure patients symptoms are stable or deteriorating. For example, heart failure physicians following patients with a Medtronic InSync S...
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DEIMOS joins MARS and its satellite of instruments on seafloor

...EIMOS uses an echo sounder to transmit and receive an acoustic signal used to reveal what's in a narrow cone of water above the instrument. DEIMOS can discern everything from zooplankton to whales. DEIMOS was connected to MARS Feb. 28. For the past two weeks John Horne, UW associate professor of aquatic a...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

...ng data about what kind of milk or formula the child gets. "There is a ton of information we are collecting," Mrs. Hopkins says. A goal of TEDDY is to discern fact from theory then work backward to fight the disease. Researchers hope one day the screening they provide will be routine and that when high-risk ...

Reversing ecology reveals ancient environments

...have a data set that reveals the current and ancient environment of hundreds of bacterial species, Borenstein and colleagues hope to use their data to discern major environmental events of the past, including key events in the history of life on Earth. The next step is to move from looking at individual b...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

... the United States this month that, for the first time, compares data collected at every known orangutan research site and examines the information to discern differences and similarities among orangutan species, subspecies and populations. Scientists are aware of significant variation in the behavior, mo...

Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops

...se in the field to identify wheat blast. "The disease looks a lot like wheat scab, so it's important to train people to look for wheat blast and to discern between the two," Valent said. "The longer a disease goes unnoticed, the harder it is to control." The second area of research is screening the Kan...

Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention

...ast to previous applications of genomics technologies where the goal is to distinguish existing disease from absence of disease, nutrigenomics aims to discern nuanced differences in predisease states such that personalized dietary interventions can be designed to prevent or modify future disease susceptibili...

These shells don't clam up: Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters

... can be applied to refine diet analyses for shellfish, trace nitrogen entry to coastal waters relative to changes in urbanization or climate, and help discern natural from human-driven influences on coastal ecosystems. Using this new technique will allow coastal researchers and managers to document increa...

These shells don't clam up: Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters

... can be applied to refine diet analyses for shellfish, trace nitrogen entry to coastal waters relative to changes in urbanization or climate, and help discern natural from human-driven influences on coastal ecosystems. Using this new technique will allow coastal researchers and managers to document increa...

JHU chemists devise self-assembling 'organic wires'

... From pacemakers constructed of materials that so closely mimic human tissues that a patient's body can't discern the difference to devices that bypass injured spinal cords to restore movement to paralyzed limbs, the possibilities presented by organic electronics ...

How to build crops that can beat aluminum's toxic effects

...iversally found in plants and animals, where they serve in various capacities related to DNA-damage assessment. " To date, no one has been able to discern which targets of Al are critical to the manifestation of Al toxicity in either plant or animals, partly due to the predicted complexity of Al toxicity...
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UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

...ll cultures in serum isolated from cow or human blood, which effectively promotes growth. But serum also complicates studies by making it difficult to discern the relative impacts of different chemical components. Once growth in serum is accomplished, researchers will often attempt culturing in a serum-free ...

Brain research shows past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

...to visual stimuli that are highly similar to each other. For example, this is what is happening when you are trying to recognise friends in a crowd or discern a tumour from healthy tissue on a medical scan. "We have shown that this learning process is not just a matter of learning the structure of the phy...

Executive Coaching Firm Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Hosts Webinar to Help Business Leaders Navigate Tumultuous Economy

...ot; takes place from 10 AM to 11 AM PST on May 13, 2009. Sue Bethanis, CEO and founder of Mariposa Leadership, Inc., will coach participants on how to discern exactly what it is they fear, specific ways on how to overcome fear and deal with stress--and how to get their team members and larger organization to...

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health London has Joined the MetaMiner CNS Partnership Program

...her in a comprehensive form." Dr. Breen, BRC-MH Genetics Coordinator, adds, "Accurate and comprehensive pathway annotation is necessary for us to discern the biological mechanisms revealed by large scale omics approaches to CNS disorders, such as genomewide association and expression array studies." ...

New graphene-based material clarifies graphite oxide chemistry

...rbon-13, which is magnetically active. They then converted that to carbon-13 labeled graphite oxide and used solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to discern the detailed chemical structure of graphite oxide. The work by Ruoff's team will appear in the Sept. 26 issue of the journal Science. "As a re...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of MM-121, an ErbB3 Antagonist

...e first selective ErbB3 antagonist to enter human clinical development. "We used a combination of high-throughput biology and computer simulation to discern the importance of targeting ErbB3 signaling in tumor cells," said Dr. Ulrik B. Nielsen, Senior Vice President of Research. "We believe this is the fir...

ICx Awarded Department of Defense Contract for AirSentinel Monitors

...rity solutions. ICx sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials. ICx surveillance products discern people and objects invisible to human senses and conventional cameras. ICx software and systems connect, command and control these security devices, w...

ICx Awarded $1.5 M Contract by Department of Homeland Security for Development of Next Generation Bio Aerosol Systems

...rity solutions. ICx sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials. ICx surveillance products discern people and objects invisible to human senses and conventional cameras. ICx software and systems connect, command and control these security devices, w...

The Biotech Concert Halls of the Decade of 2000

...oups and new sounds and music fusions. I remember that in going to places like the Fillmore East and other music clubs in New York City, one could discern new music trends as rock groups broke up and reformed with musicians from other well-known bands to have a new sound. So it is with biotech as managem...

Simple versus simple-minded

... lucky guess, youll need long experience and deep understanding with the systems and environments you seek to simplify. Nothing else will help you discern whats essential and whats extraneous. Simple is all of one and none of the other. Maybe thats why so many successful IT shops hire so many people from...
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DNA

...ses, which also had the effect of ensuring that the distance between the phosphate chains did not vary along a sequence. Watson and Crick were able to discern that this distance was constant and to measure its exact value of 2 nanometres from an X-ray pattern obtained by Franklin. The same pattern also gave ...

Origin of life

...nter and others at The Institute for Genomic Research involved engineering existing prokaryotic cells with progressively fewer genes, attempting to discern at which point the most minimal requirements for life were reached. Origin of organic molecules: Miller and Wchtershuser's theories The " Mil...
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