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New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan...

Momentum of Stem cell research impeded by legal challenges

California in the year 2005 planned to begin stem cell research in the state with the approval of 61% of voters passing the Proposition 71. But the legal challenges have impeded the initiative. // The officials now say that it would take spring 2007 before the project will be initiated. Zach Ha...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

...I to deliver both rapid turnaround and a high degree of accuracy. "The previous lack of an accurate and rapid diagnostic test for CDI has greatly impeded our ability to halt the increasing rate of CDI, which has taken a severe turn in the past several years. Patients can have their first diarrhea sympto...

Diet, Purity of Food Source Could be Keys to Improving Health of Hong Kong Toddlers

...an of St. Teresa's Hospital, said an imbalanced diet could cause a raft of health issues among toddlers, including nutritional deficiencies leading to impeded language development and gastrointestinal health problems potentially causing obesity. She also stated that many parents do not emphasize enough the ...

Bone marrow stem cell co-transplantation prevents embryonic stem cell transplant-associated tumors

...has been available for SCI patients. While ES cells have been thought to represent a potential resource for therapy, the hurdle of tumor formation has impeded efforts. Co-transplantation of BMSCs appears to overcome the tumor hurdle, suggesting to the researchers that their success can provide a path toward ...

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Commends President Obama's Initial Steps in Removing the Bans on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

...h federal, state and local laws and with adherence to the strictest ethical and procedural guidelines. For the past eight years, federal policies have impeded these efforts by severely limiting the number of approved embryonic stem cell lines that could be used in federally funded research and prohibiting th...

M. D. Anderson to hold first international conference on inflammatory breast cancer

...ead in just a few weeks, and is often mistaken for something other than breast cancer, such as a rash or infection. Survival for women with IBC can be impeded by delays in diagnosis, a lack of expertise in treating IBC and its resistance to treatment with standard chemotherapy. IBC represents up to two perce...

New study on rural HIV care has economic and health implications

...ficant stigma and discrimination in the rural medical referral system surrounding issues of HIV and substance abuse. Providers felt that these factors impeded their ability to offer quality care to their patients. "The findings of this study demonstrate inefficiencies in our public health care system and ...

New Alzheimer's predictors advance earlier detection

...opment were unable to shuttle the vesicles to their proper destinations in nerve cells, causing them instead to enlarge abnormally and accumulate. The impeded transport of these vesicles, according to the researchers, may affect communications within and between nerve cells that are critical for cognition an...

CardioDynamics Announces Significant ICG Study with Nearly Three Times the National Average Blood Pressure Control Rates at the American Society for Hypertension Annual Scientific Meeting

...ficant tool to assist our physicians and patients to achieve blood pressure goal. Conversely, the achievement of goal blood pressure was significantly impeded when this test was not used on hypertensive patients. Therefore, we have adopted a policy as a group that our physicians shall use the Hypertension Pr...
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Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students

...cial research studies. The program is part of the LFA's ongoing efforts to advance the science and medicine of lupus and bring down barriers that have impeded progress in research on the disease. In the past, medical research on lupus has not kept pace with efforts for other similar chronic and life-threate...
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Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...d lead author Xinyuan Liu showed the flies were affected physically. In some, the carbon nanoparticles covered them from wings to legs, which may have impeded their movement or weighted them down too much to climb. In others, the nanoparticles clogged their breathing holes, or spiracles, which may have suffo...

A longer lasting tumor blocker

...ed tumors. But it also stopped beneficial vessels from growing, such as those that help injured tissues heal. Blocking M-CSF, on the other hand, only impeded bad vessel growth. Most likely, the antiM-CSF treatment had a lasting effect because it resulted in damage to the scaffolding that surrounds cance...

Apolipoprotein(a): A natural regulator of inflammation

...n vivo has been lacking. In vivo investigation of Lp(a) function has been impeded by the lack of availability of small animal models. Lp(a) is expressed only...ent in three models of inflammation. Hoover-Plow said "In this study apo(a) impeded neutrophil recruitment in two of the models of inflammation, thioglycollate...

Fuel emissions from marine vessels remain a global concern

... The forecast for clear skies and smooth sailing for oceanic vessels has been impeded by worldwide concerns of their significant contributions to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that impact the Earth's climate. A new study...

National Research Council report on security at federally managed dams

...01, is centralized in the Security, Safety, and Law Enforcement Office, located in Denver. This difference in organizational structures has seriously impeded communications and working relationships between the Denver-based security staff and the regional and area BOR personnel (see findings 17-21). ...

When our protective armor shows weakness

...grin, an essential protein in the horny layer of the skin. If this protein is reduced or lacking due to a genetic defect, the natural cornification is impeded and the natural barrier function of the skin is limited. In 2006 filaggrin mutations could be identified as cause of the so-called fish scale disea...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

...opment were unable to shuttle the vesicles to their proper destinations in nerve cells, causing them instead to enlarge abnormally and accumulate. The impeded transport of these vesicles, according to the researchers, may affect communications within and between nerve cells that are critical for cognition an...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

...eaching consequences for economies and ecosystems. Says lead author Peter Sale: Important ecological processes that sustain coastal ecosystems are impeded by our careless alterations of coastal habitats fisheries decline, water quality deteriorates and so does human health and quality of life. The re...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

...eaching consequences for economies and ecosystems. Says lead author Peter Sale: Important ecological processes that sustain coastal ecosystems are impeded by our careless alterations of coastal habitats fisheries decline, water quality deteriorates and so does human health and quality of life. The re...

Turtle nesting threatened by logging practices in Gabon, Smithsonian warns

... Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The study will be published online in the journal Oryx later this month. Sea turtle nesting attempts are impeded by lost or abandoned logs that accumulate along the countrys coastal beaches. Logs are floated downriver from forests to coastal lumberyards in the Ga...
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New uses for imidazolium salts in medicine and alternative energy

...source of liquid fuels available, but the lack of highly efficient methods to convert carbohydrates into chemical compounds for biofuel production has impeded the replacement of petroleum feedstock by biomass. HMF and its 2,5-disubstituted furan derivatives can replace key petroleum-based building blocks,...

Tethered molecules act as light-driven reversible nanoswitches

...M. Tour, Chao professor of chemistry at Rice University, are reported in the June 2008 issue of the journal Nano Letters . Until now, progress was impeded because, when such molecules were attached to surfaces, they no longer could be switched back and forth, as they could be when they were in solution. ...

Faster X-ray interferometers due to single-photon interference

...ection with scanning probe microscopes, such measurements are of great importance. Up to now, a further spreading of this method had, however, been impeded by the low translation velocities of only 1 nm/s to 10 nm/s. They are due to the limited intensity of typical laboratory X-ray sources: the necessary ...

UTSA/UT lead national nanoscience consortium

...t by making chips smaller through the use of light at a nanoscale level. The development of future imaging applications and nanophotonic devices is impeded by light diffraction which prevents confinement of light in the regions smaller than half of its wavelength, said Chabanov. We have promising ideas ho...

SemBioSys updates Apo AI development program

...uction system offers the potential to overcome the manufacturing cost and capacity challenges of traditional fermentation-based technologies that have impeded the commercial development of Apo AI. About Apo AI Apo AI is a developmental-stage cardiovascular therapy, designed to rapidly stabilize and diminis...

Froedtert invests $1.5M in local medical imaging startup

...echniques, it can minimize or avoid the complications experienced by 7 to 23 percent of brain surgery patients. Those complications include paralysis, impeded speech, and encumbered motor skills. According to Schmelzer, it will be marketed to neurosurgeons in the initial implementation, or to radiation oncol...

Kyron wins FDA approval for brain imaging technology

...the treatment plan," he added. Anywhere from 16 to 23 percent of brain cancer patients experience post-surgical complications, including paralysis, impeded speech, or encumbered motor skills. Edging closer There are an estimated 360,000 brain cancer patients in the United States, and the potential...

Mirus Bio, Pfizer enter multimillion-dollar research agreement

... methods in animal models. Russell Smestad, president of Mirus Bio, said the lack of effective delivery methods has been an Achilles' heel that has impeded progress in RNA interference, a cellular process that regulates gene expression and protein production in normal cells. "It's a milestone event for...

Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit

...those teams, so you've got a combination of the different skills required than before in adding to a level of cooperation across countries that may be impeded by different skill levels, language barriers, different priorities, you name it. It's really quite a tough challenge when you consider the internation...

Synthesize High Yields of Biotinylated aRNA

...otin-16-UTP) did not affect modified UTP incorporation into aRNA during IVT, the longer linker arms slightly impeded subsequent purification of the aRNA. Biotin-11-UTP provided the highest yields of aRNA. The ratio ...
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