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Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say,, THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults who suffer a stroke are more likely to die if they are heavy drinkers, have heart failure, cancer, type 1 diabetes or an infection before their stroke, Finnish researchers r...

New study pinpoints difference in the way children with autism learn new behaviors

Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience , examined patterns of movement as children with ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

BOSTON--Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists' discovery of a cancer-causing gene the first in its family to be linked to cancer demonstrates how the panoramic view of genomics and the close-up perspective of molecular biology are needed to determine which genes are involved in cancer and whic...

SaveMyEmergencyRoom.Com Website Pinpoints Hospital Emergency Rooms at Risk

Newly Updated Site Educates, Engages Patients on ER Crisis SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you or a loved one has ever experienced a medical emergency, you probably have been grateful for the care provided in your local community hospital's emergency room. But, Cali...

Study Pinpoints New Gene for Cystic Fibrosis

Variant can affect disease severity, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new gene associated with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Christopher Karp, of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and an international team of colleagues demon...

Study pinpoints strategies that protect older adult's physical health

In his famous poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night," Dylan Thomas urges us to "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Researchers are now backing up this counsel in the lab; showing just how "raging" against threats to one's health is critical to good health and survival in late life....

CareRise Launches Five Star Rating System to Help Nursing Homes Improve Their CMS Ratings

...ed risk management system. The company studied hundreds of factors that influence the safety, efficiency and quality of nursing homes, and its program pinpoints exactly what a facility must do to merit the coveted five stars. Tim Goux, founder of CareRise, feels strongly that moving forward, many familie...

The Time to Act for Families is Now -- Will You Act For Autism with Easter Seals?

..., during April's Autism Awareness Month, Easter Seals is asking everyone to Act for Autism. Communities in Action for Autism: The national study pinpoints critical issues facing families living with autism, shining the spotlight on their concerns for the future. The results quantify the daily challenges,...

The immune system's role in hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation

... A new study pinpoints certain aspects of the immune system that may play a role in the recurrence and progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) after liver transplantation. Th...

The Time to Act for Families is Now - Will You Act for Autism With Easter Seals?

...April's Autism Awareness Month, Easter Seals is asking everyone to Act for Autism . Communities in Action for Autism The national study pinpoints critical issues facing families living with autism, shining the spotlight on their concerns for the future. The results quantify the daily challenges,...
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Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

...nected more of the intricate pieces of the autism puzzle, with two studies that identify genes with important contributions to the disorder. One study pinpoints a gene region that may account for as many as 15 percent of autism cases, while another study identifies missing or duplicated stretches of DNA along ...

ExonHit Therapeutics Expands Strategic Collaboration With Allergan

...apeutics in ocular disorders. ExonHit's unique gene profiling technology can readily be applied to identify disease specific target proteins, but also pinpoints novel epitopes present in those proteins, which are produced via alternative splicing. ExonHit's approach offers the potential benefit of identifying ...

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

...any groups, including scientists from universities, patient groups, government, industry, associations and other private organizations. "This report pinpoints the barriers that are limiting the availability of additional generic drug options," said Gary Buehler, R.Ph., director, FDA's Office of Generic Drugs...
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Engineering technology pinpoints earliest signs of animal life

Scientists using revolutionary new technology developed at The University of Nottingham have recorded the earliest evidence of animal life so far. Using a scientific technique known as Hydropyrolysis (using hydrogen gas at high pressure) they have been able to date chemical fossils discovered i...

Duke study pinpoints potential 'green collar' job growth in US

DURHAM, N.C. - During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama proposed an economic plan that would create 5 million jobs in environmental industries. These so-called "green collar" jobs do, in fact, present the next frontier for U.S. manufacturing, says a new report from Duke University. Highli...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

Human memory, the ability to recall vivid mental images of past experiences, has been studied extensively for more than a hundred years. But until recently, there's been surprisingly little research into cognitive processes underlying another form of mental time travel -- the ability to clearly ima...

Study pinpoints protein's role in cancer spread

Edinburgh scientists have identified the way a specific cell protein can trigger the spread of cancer. The study by researchers in the Cell Signalling Unit, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre could pave the way for new drugs which limit the protein's ability to turn a normal cell cancer...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

Safeguarding 595 sites around the world would help stave off an imminent global extinction crisis, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( www.pnas.org ). Conducted by scientists working with the 52 member organizations of the Alliance fo...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... In this release: Ozone depletion reduces ocean carbon uptake Study pinpoints sources of Earth's "hum" IPCC models might overestimate methane and nitrou...09GL038227, 2009; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009GL038227 2. Study pinpoints sources of Earth's "hum" The Earth emits a continuous low-frequency vib...

Human protein atlas will help pinpoint disease

... Researchers in Sweden are compiling a remarkable 'atlas' that pinpoints the location of thousands of individual proteins in the body's tissues and cells which will give scientists important insights into the function of di...

Study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip

... University of Iowa identified the gene IRF6 as a contributor to about 12 percent of cases of the common form of cleft lip and palate. The new finding pinpoints a regulatory part of the IRF6 gene that binds to a protein called AP2. This regulatory part controls how much and when the critical IRF6 protein is ma...

Earliest animal footprints ever found -- discovered in Nevada

...there less than an hour when I saw it." The creature must have stepped lightly onto the soft marine sediment, because its legs only pressed shallow pinpoints into that long-ago sea bed. But when Babcock flipped over the rock containing those tracks, the low-angle sunlight cast the dots in crisp shadow. H...

Scavenger birds chew the fat

...dangered species. Efforts to facilitate geographic expansion and breeding of the vultures should use the most nutritive bones in feeding programs. He pinpoints tibias, tarsals and extremities as being particular favorites. ...
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OpGen joins UW, Henry Ford Heath in Improving Brain Tumor Treatment

...Gen, David Schwartz . Optical mapping, invented by Schwartz, will enable researchers to determine how well a patient will respond to treatment and pinpoints and characterizes lesions in the genome, determining activity at the DNA level. According to Oliver Bogler , associate scientist at the Hermelin C...

Wisconsin early-stage companies must position themselves to get capital

...ers may contribute their perspectives of the venture's business practices and their effectiveness. It provides a benchmark new venture evaluation that pinpoints both strong and weak areas so entrepreneurs can better focus their efforts to become "investment ready." During the Madison conference, entreprene...

Early Stage Symposium session will help emerging companies prepare for investors

... market, management team, financial viability and product/technology/innovation. The assessment provides a benchmark "new venture evaluation" that pinpoints both strong and weak areas so entrepreneurs can better focus their efforts to become investment-ready. Based on its score, each company will be as...

Wisconsin companies on the front lines in the war against cancer

...herapy in Madison is one of a handful of companies worldwide that makes specialized radiation machines for treating cancer. TomoTherapys Hi-Art system pinpoints tumors, firing narrow but concentrated beams of radiation at the cancer. Radiation levels drop off significantly beyond the tumor site, thus lowering ...
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