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Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who evaluated three kits and found that they miss many infections...

Current screening test for prediabetes in children misses the diagnosis too often

Obese children, who are at increased risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, may not be getting the most appropriate test to screen for these conditions, a new Canadian study found. Results were presented Sunday, June 15, at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The st...

Sunrise Misses NYSE Deadline for Filing 2006 Form 10-K

Also Announces Internal Controls and Procedures Improvements, Corporate Governance Enhancements, Provides Update on Liquidity and Other Matters MCLEAN, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ) today announced that it has informed the New York Stock Ex...

Father Who Killed Epileptic Son Says He Misses Him

David Carmichael, who killed his epileptic son in July 2004 has for the first time spoken of his pain. In an interview to London Free Press, Carmichael who is at the Brockville// Psychiatric Hospital said he was haunted by his son's memories. "I wouldn't want any family to go through what our...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...mography has proven to be very effective at lowering mortality related to breast cancer, but it does not work equally well in all women. It frequently misses tumors that are there at the time of screening -- particularly in women who have dense breast tissue that can hide tumors from doctors. The National C...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

...implement guidance from the award-winning Patient Safety Advisory . The Advisory is a quarterly publication based on actual serious events and near misses that are reported by Pennsylvania healthcare facilities to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. All data is reviewed and analyzed. Each Advisor...

Deploying the Power of Music to Save Lives West Africa's Most Beloved Singer Raises His Voice to End Malaria

... of fighting malaria, Ndour collaborated with fellow Senegalese artists to write "Xeex Sibbiru", telling the story of a young man who gets malaria and misses out on life and encouraging him and all Senegalese to sleep under a mosquito net. This song, along with radio messages from Youssou himself, are playi...

Association for Molecular Pathology comments to the SACGHS

...e comments to the SACGHS draft report on gene patents and licensing practices. AMP believes that while the Draft Report raises many key questions, it misses an opportunity to more definitively explore the negative impact on public health that derives from exclusive and restrictive licensing practices, such...

Quality measures improve outcomes more than hospital volume alone

...me, the researchers found. The research also showed that meeting quality measures seems to have an "all or nothing" effect. If a patient care team misses individual quality measures, positive post-operative outcomes decline precipitously. Study results suggested a strong association between the number ...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

... peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Sidransky told the committee that worldwide research shows that visual examination by untrained examiners often misses the earliest, more curable lesions. "By contrast, published studies reporting sensitivity values for ViziLite are consistent. To date, the sensitivity...
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CDC Misses Target With Flawed MMR/Autism Study

NAA says: Wrong Question Asked. Wrong Children Studied. Wrong Conclusions Reached. NIXA, Mo., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released today claims there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The National Autism Association ...

Corcept Therapeutics Announces Phase 3 Study Evaluating Corlux for Psychotic Major Depression Misses Primary Endpoint

STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN PLASMA LEVELS AND CLINICAL OUTCOME ACHIEVED DURING TREATMENT Management will host a conference call and live webcast on March 20, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. EDT MENLO PARK, Calif. (March 19, 2007) – Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT), to...

University of Michigan Study Shows SEQUENOM's MassARRAY Technology Identifies HPV Infections Missed by Standard Hybridization Test

... for detecting early signs of cervical cancer. While this test has dramatically reduced the incidence of cervical cancer over the years, it typically misses about 10-20% of cases that should be further evaluated. Physicians have long known that HPV infection in the cervix is associated with near...

First Published Study of New HPV Test for Developing Countries Shows High Accuracy in Predicting Cervical Disease

...e in which a woman's cervix is painted with vinegar to highlight any abnormal areas present, then visually examined by a doctor or nurse. However, VIA misses a significant number of women with cervical disease who need treatment: In the study published in Lancet Oncology, the "sensitivity" of VIA (its abili...

CombinatoRx Provides Topline Results from Phase 2 RA Study with CRx-139 and Very Low Dose Prednisolone

...amplification, and we look forward to rapidly advancing CRx-102 as our lead dissociated steroid combination for the treatment of RA and OA." CRx-139 misses Primary Endpoint, Shows Significance on Multiple Other Endpoints, Requires Further Analysis While CRx-139 was not statistically significant vs. 3mg ...
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Ilium

...by Dan Simmons, reviewed ... Ilium is a brilliantly conceived story that artfully combines ... Ilium comes fairly close to being a new classic but misses ... The major drawback in Ilium is that Simmons does not tell a complete story in ... Ilium is a major work of science fiction in much the sam...
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Blink, and the brain misses it

We would immediately notice if the outside world suddenly went dark every few seconds. But we rarely become aware of our blinks, even though they cause a similar reduction in the amount of light entering the eye. So why are we not aware of the frequent mini-blackouts caused by blinks? In the 1980...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

... best evidence for this is the cases when the snake misses," says Catania. "Not all the targeted fish react with a C-start and the snake almost always misses those that don't react reflexively." Catania's next step will be to determine whether this predictive capability is hard-wired or learned. To do so...

Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient

...same patient. Rather, most earlier studies have involved the sequencing of genes with known or suspected relationships to cancer, a method that likely misses key mutations. "The determination of the first complete DNA sequence of a human cancer genome, and its comparison to normal tissues of the same ind...

Don't blame cities for climate change, see them as solutions

...at the potential for cities to help address climate change is being overlooked because of this error. "Blaming cities for greenhouse gas emissions misses the point that cities are a large part of the solution," says the paper's author, David Satterthwaite, a Senior Fellow at the International Institute ...

Genes may play role in risk assessment for prostate cancer among Hispanics and caucasians

...isk for prostate cancer is the prostate specific antigen test, but this method can identify tumors that may not be a threat to the health of a man and misses other tumors. Men typically have this test after they turn 50 years old, and it can spot a tumor that may not cause a problem in a mans lifetime i...

UC Davis bird-flu expert calls for changes in early-warning system

...c, such as China, southeast Asia and Africa, Boyce says. Characterize all of the influenza viruses they collect: Currently, the narrow focus on H5N1 misses other viruses that also pose pandemic risks. Share samples and data more promptly: Whether caused by regulatory hurdles or researchers' concerns abou...

Protein enables discovery of quantum effect in photosynthesis

...on of the energy transfer process is both inadequate and inaccurate," said Fleming. "It gives the wrong picture of how the process actually works, and misses a crucial aspect of the reason for the wonderful efficiency." The taco shell is a sort of "middleman" in the antenna system, sandwiched in betwee...

A new target for painkillers

...a lower level than ever before. No one drug is going to fully treat all pain, so having a new way is like having a backup catcher if the first catcher misses the ball." How the Study was Performed The toxins in the study come from two cone snail species that eat worms, unlike relatives that eat f...

3-D model reveals secrets of metastasis

...r therapeutics. In these assays, cells crawl across the surface of a matrix, traveling in a single plane. But a new study indicates that this approach misses some crucial phenomena. Working in the labs of Whitehead Member Paul Matsudaira and MIT professor Douglas Lauffenburger, postdoctoral researcher Mu...

Minimal genome should be twice the size, study shows

...aintaining life," said Professor Laurence Hurst from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath. "This knock out approach misses the fact that there are alternative genetic routes, or pathways, to the production of the same cellular product. "When you knock out one gene, the ...
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MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'

...ok at the free sample of 'Biocentrism.'" Link to exclusive online abridgement 'Biocentrism': How life creates the universe: Authors say cosmology misses the big picture unless it includes biology: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31393080/ About Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. Advanced Cel...

InterMune Reports Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF

... - CAPACITY 2 Meets Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints - - CAPACITY 1 misses Primary Endpoint, Provides Supportive Data - - Company Preparing to Submit NDA and MAA - BRISBANE, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ...

Promising Clinical Data on Gen-Probe's APTIMA(R) HPV Test Presented at Major European Medical Meeting

...cervical cancer in the United States, it does have limitations. One such limitation is poor sensitivity of individual Pap smears, which means the test misses cancers or precancerous changes. As a result, regular and repeated Pap testing is required to effectively detect a high proportion of cervical cancers...

Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cause of Cervical Cancer

...hers, the infection lingers and can cause abnormal cells to form. While the traditional Pap smear is usually able to find abnormal cells, it sometimes misses them. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that about one-third of invasive cervical cancers developed in women who...

Former SGI/Cray Team Develops Products for G5 Platform

... Using Small Tree as an example, West observed that the state of Wisconsins recent push to attract huge companies with rich venture capital programs misses the budding success stories right under its nose. If the state were to instead provide small business administration-type guarantees to local banks, m...

Digital Lifestyle: I'm linked in, now what?

...ars ago. Still, I have to wonder if Intel has a vision that maps well to consumer experience, or if it is more top-down technology development that misses the mark. (Perhaps my worry is fueled by the Forum's staging, which looked a lot like the digital home mockup Intel used at DEMO 98, when Intel shared...

An early Christmas gift

...t just wont wait until the conference gems we can unwrap now. One such gem I came across last week. WebPasties has launched to the market, so it misses out on DEMO on a technicality. Still, the site will be useful to lots of folks who want to build more functionality into their Web sites, but don't ha...

Michael Rosencrance deals with medical overload through human-centric IT

...anize and publish information using powerful software. Information indigestion, in the form of medical errors, and congestion, occurring when a doctor misses the chance to add an important new method to a patient's treatment, are two main information problems with digital solutions. Yet the potential of ...

Patent ruling doesn't tarnish Wisconsin's stem cell leadership

...ng director, can cite Science Magazine's reports heralding Thomson's work. Gov. Jim Doyle can issue statements supporting the patents. All of that misses the point. To win a patent, an invention must be new, useful and non-obvious. We argued - and the patent examiners agreed - that in the light of wo...
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