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Brain Chemical That Causes Injured Muscles To Mistakenly Grow Bones

from MNTbone - 22 Jul 11

For hundreds of thousands of people, injuring a muscle through an accident like falling off a bike or having surgery can result in a strange and serious complication. Their muscles start growing bones. No one understood what caused the abnormal bone growth, so there was no treatment...


An Advance For A Newborn Vaccine Approach

from MNTpaeds - 14 Apr 11

Infectious disease is a huge cause of death globally, and is a particular threat to newborns whose immune systems respond poorly to most vaccines. A new approach developed at Children's Hospital Boston, using an adjuvant (an agent to stimulate the immune system) along with the vaccine, shows promise in a study of blood from Gambian infants...


A New Era for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

from NEJM - 28 Aug 11

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print.


Collaboration Encourages Equal Sharing In Children But Not In Chimpanzees

from MNTpsych - 22 Jul 11

Children as young as three years of age share toy rewards equally with a peer, but only when both collaborated in order to gain them...


Getting A Jump-Start On Division Means T Cells Can Outpace Virus

from MNTneuro - 05 Apr 11

Killer T cells begin to divide en route to virus-infected tissue, allowing them to hit the ground running when they arrive, according to a study published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Cytotoxic ("killer") T cells (CTL) defend the body against viruses by attacking infected cells...


Study Offers Insight For Returning Troops And Their Relationships

from MNTdepress - 02 Sep 11

Troops overseas often want nothing more than to get back home to loved ones - but the reunion period often can be more emotionally taxing than the deployment. Returning service members are at a greater risk of both depressive symptoms and relationship distress, and research shows the two often go together, says University of Illinois researcher Leanne Knobloch (pronounced kuh-NO-block)...


Women's Memory Is Sensitive To Male Voice Pitch

from MNTpsych - 14 Sep 11

Men take note: If you want women to remember, speak to them in a low pitch voice. Then, depending on what they remember about you, they may or may not rate you as a potential mate. That's according to a new study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK...


St. Jude Medical Receives FDA Approval For New Bi-Directional Ablation Catheters

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new irrigated ablation catheters - the Safire BLU(TM) Bi-directional Irrigated Ablation Catheter and the Therapy(TM) Cool Path(TM) bi-directional ablation catheter...


Preference For Junk Food Acquired By Offspring During Pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 24 Mar 11

A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that pregnant mothers who eat high sugar and high fat diets have babies who are likely to become junk food junkies themselves. According to the report, which used rats, this happens because the high fat and high sugar diet leads to changes in the fetal brain's reward pathway, altering food preferences...


Most nurses don't use recommended intramuscular injection

from Anaesthesia UK - 10 May 11

A new Canadian study has shown that most nurses do not use the recommended intramuscular injection site, despite potential risks.


Why pharmaceutical companies need to promote Information Therapy !

from Dr and Patient - 14 Sep 11

In the past, pharmaceutical companies were held in high regard because the drugs they helped to discover saved lives and helped fight diseases. Today, on the other hand, they get lots of bad press. They are seen to be greedy because they overcharge for their drugs; they waste a lot of money on advertising; they develop drugs which ‘treat’ unimportant lifestyle issues; and are thought to be unethical because they indulge in underhand practices to encourage doctors to prescribe their medications.T


Blood Analysis By New Biochip Could Lead To Disease Diagnosis In Minutes

from MNThaem - 21 Mar 11

A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes...


Advance In Obtaining More Effective Treatment Against Chronic Illnesses

from MNTdementia - 22 Jul 11

Chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's could be treated more effectively in the future, by means of the transplant of microencapsulated cells. The researcher from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) Dr Ainhoa Murua has presented a number of proposals for optimising this technique...


Gene-therapy enzymes make unpredicted errors

from Nature: Medicine - 07 Aug 11

Techniques show mistakes of 'highly specific' molecular tools.


Like Mama Bears, Nursing Mothers Defend Babies With A Vengeance

from MNTpsych - 02 Sep 11

Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a "mama bear" effect - aggressively protecting their infants and themselves - than women who bottle-feed their babies or non-mothers, according to a new study in the September issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science...


Link Between Out-Of-Body Experiences, Neural Instability And Biases In Body Representation

from MNTpsych - 12 Jul 11

Although out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are typically associated with migraine, epilepsy and psychopathology, they are quite common in healthy and psychologically normal individuals as well. However, they are poorly understood...


Time-Lapse Imaging Charts The Change Taking Place In Brain Circuitry During Development

from MNTschiz - 22 Jul 11

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells...


Predicting Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation By Measuring Oxidative Stress

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity. Research from Emory University School of Medicine has identified a connection between oxidative stress and enlargement of the heart's left atrium, which leads to atrial fibrillation...


Toshiba's Infinix-i Vascular Systems Help Memorial Hermann To Improve Care Through Transradial Intervention

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

As one of the world's largest providers of cardiovascular care, Memorial Hermann is a leader in cardiac and vascular intervention, performing thousands of interventional procedures annually in the cath lab. With the installation of five InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc...


Care Services Minister encourages joint working across health and social care

from Anaesthesia UK - 14 Apr 11

The Care Services Minister is to send out a strong message to councils aimed at encouraging joint working across health and social care and making personalised care a reality.


Men Fuel Rebound In Cosmetic Surgery

from MNTplastic - 21 Mar 11

Statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent...


Some Docs Don't Understand The Difference Between Empathy And Apology

from MNTgp - 08 Apr 11

Last week, Sorry Works! made two presentations in California, one in Los Angeles with the Hospital Association of Southern California, and the other in Napa, CA for a large med-mal insurer. Both great audiences, and some great questions from the audiences. Question from Napa: "It seems some of our insured docs don't understand the differences between empathy and apology...


Bone Marrow Cells That Transform Into Skin Cells Could Revolutionise Approach To Wound Treatment

from MNTderm - 05 Apr 11

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team has uncovered how this process works, providing new insights into the mechanisms behind skin repair...


Curis Announces Investigator-Initiated Phase II Study Results Presented At 102nd AACR Annual Meeting 2011

from MNToncology - 05 Apr 11

Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS), a drug development company seeking to develop next generation targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer treatment, announced the presentation of interim Phase II clinical data on Hedgehog pathway inhibitor vismodegib in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), which is also commonly referred to as Gorlin syndrome...


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