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Organ, Transplantation, Animals, Kidney

Americans Recognize Organ Shortage, Support Animal-to-Human Transplants

Nearly all Americans (94%) are aware of the shortage of available organs for transplant and most (62%) accept the concept of xenotransplantation, or animal-to-human transplantation, as a viable option, according to a new survey of 1,200 randomly selected individuals conducted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

Medicine

Kidney, Dialysis, Guidelines

New Guidelines for Dialysis Care

In an effort to lower the unacceptably high death rate of dialysis patients in the United States, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) today announced new wide-ranging guidelines for dialysis treatment.

Life

Education

Grades, Online, Education, Courses, www

Instant Reports on Grades, Bills & Course Status

The University's new Student Information System provides course changes, class locations, grades, and details of their bills and financial aid awards 24 hours a day from any computer hooked to the Web (www.liu.edu), and from on-campus kiosks that are being installed in the next few weeks.

Medicine

Negative, Insecure, Personality, Linked, Heart, Attack, risk

"D"istressed personality linked to heart attack risk

People who are negative, insecure and distressed -- a "type D" personality -- are four times more likely to suffer a second heart attack than "non-D types," according to a study reported today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sleep, Deprivation, Book, Psychology, James, Maas, Cornell, REM

National (sleep) debt is killing Americans

One hundred thousand traffic accidents caused by drivers falling asleep claim some 1,500 lives each year in the United States, while sleep deprivation and sleep disorders cost the American economy at least $150 billion a year, according to Cornell University psychologist James Maas, author of a new book, "Power Sleep."

Science

Space, NASA, Food, Colonies, Hydroponics, Vegetarian, Astronauts, MARS, moon

Extraterrestrial cuisine cooking in Cornell lab

To develop "space cuisine" for future lunar and Martian space colonies, Cornell University researchers are developing recipes for astronauts from a limited set of 30 plants that will be grown hydroponically in artificially lit, dome-covered surface habitats.

Science

Genetics, Cloning, Embryos, Dolly, Cytoplasm, Animal, Science

Cow Eggs Accommodate, Reprogram Other Species' Genes

Using the unfertilized eggs of cows, scientists have shown that the eggs have the ability to incorporate and, seemingly, reprogram at least some of the genes from cells from an array of different animal species, including sheep, pigs, rats, and primates. This research adds an important new twist to the unfolding story of mammalian cloning.

Medicine

Genetics, Protection, Coronary, Artery, Disease, Japanese

Gene found that protects against heart disease

A gene that appears to provide protection against coronary artery disease (CAD), the cause of heart attacks, has been identified by Japanese researchers, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Medicine

Family, Sudden, Cardiac, Arrest, risk, Heart

Family ties to sudden cardiac arrest; study finds risk goes up 50 percent

Sudden cardiac arrest risk goes up 50 percent for individuals whose parent, brother or sister has had heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Medicine

Zestril, Sular, Congestive, Heart, Failure, Cardiovascular, Disease

New Clinical Data Show International Differences in the Usage of Medications for Congestive Heart Failure

Preliminary data from clinical studies of medications which treat congestive heart failure (CHF) demonstrate substantial international differences in usage of ACE inhibitors as well as the safety and potential utility of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.







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