A formulation of the dye, rose bengal, which has been around for more than a century, has recently been shown to have promise in patients with cutaneous melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.
– Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc|30-Sep-2014 1:05 PM EDT
Medicaid and Uninsured Patients Obtain New Patient Appointments Most Easily at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Penn “Secret Shopper” Study Reveals
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs), in addition to charging less for visits, according to results of a new 10-state University of Pennsylvania study published this month in Medical Care.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
By using liquid salts during formation instead of harsh chemicals, fibers that conduct electricity can be strengthened, according to a patent issued to a team of researchers at The University of Alabama.
– University of Alabama|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching accused prelates from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales believes he is setting an example that companies across the globe should follow.
– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine, a calcium channel blocker often used to treat high blood pressure, as a potential new treatment for Parkinson disease.
– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic reactions was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years.
– Montefiore Medical Center|30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT
The 19th-century “Stokes drift” concept that a tiny sphere on a small wave would trace a spiral, not a closed circle, was assumed to be unlikely to occur in nature. But using 21st-century technologies, scientists from the Weizmann Institute and Australia found that not only do the particles move, they move predictably, and can even be planned.
– Weizmann Institute of Science|30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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