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Heart failure patients treated for diabetes with insulin have increase in mortality
UCLA researchers for the first time showed that advanced heart failure patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin faced a mortality rate four times higher than heart failure patients with diabetes treated with oral medications. (2004-12-30)

Elderly with advanced chronic diseases burdened with symptoms
In a study to determine the prevalence of a range of symptoms among older persons living independently with advanced chronic diseases, researchers at Yale have found that the majority experienced multiple moderate or severe symptoms. (2004-12-08)

GM Holden and CSIRO - Developing the next generation of hybrid powered cars
CSIRO will work with GM Holden to develop supercapacitors, advanced batteries and energy management control systems for the next generation of hybrid powered vehicles. (2004-11-17)

Combination of factors helps estimate prognosis for patients with advanced dementia
A model has been created that can help determine the risk of death within six months for nursing home patients with advanced dementia, according to a study in the June 9 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-06-08)

Advanced breast cancer diagnosis more likely for deprived women
Women living in deprived areas of the United Kingdom tend to have more advanced breast cancer at diagnosis than those living in affluent areas, finds new research on bmj.com. (2004-06-03)

Advanced small-cell lung cancer patients
According to a retrospective analysis, even patients with advanced small-cell lung cancer can tolerate and benefit from chemotherapy, providing a new option for patients who previously had none. (2004-03-31)

DOE issues Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel (hydrogen) Pilot Plant Design report
DOE has issued a report on the design of a hydrogen fuel pilot plant in Arizona. The report summarizes the design of the plant and lessons learned in plant design and construction. The report is issued through DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity. The report is available on DOE's Web page under Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (2004-02-24)

Launch of Ariadna to boost advanced space research in Europe
Will spacecraft travelling through interplanetary space be able to determine their positions by using signals from dead stars as astronomical clocks? (2003-10-13)

Delaying chemotherapy could be best option for certain type of non-hodgkin lymphoma
Delaying chemotherapy until symptoms develop for patients with asymptomatic advanced low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma is confirmed as an appropriate strategy authors of a UK study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2003-08-14)

Study affirms safety of oxaliplatin for colorectal patients with advanced cancer
Results from a large multi-site study led by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researcher, Ramesh Ramanthan, M.D., and published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology demonstrate that the drug oxaliplatin is safe for patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Patients enrolled in the study experienced a relatively low occurrence of toxicity from treatment that included oxaliplatin indicating that it may be a promising option for colorectal cancer patients. (2003-07-31)

Study pairs two targeted therapies
A new, early phase study at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center for the first time pairs two molecularly targeted drugs as a one-two punch to fight metastatic breast cancer. The drugs attack only the cancerous cells, and leave the healthy cells unharmed. (2003-06-18)

Combination therapy safe and effective for older patients with lung cancer
Results presented by Chandra Belani, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, indicate that older patients with non-small cell lung cancer responded to and tolerated a combination therapy similar to younger patients. The results demonstrated that weekly paclitaxel in combination with carboplatin offers a safe and effective treatment option for lung cancer patients age 70 and older. (2003-05-31)

Fuel Cell Technology Institute
The future of fuel cells will be discussed at the 3rd Annual Fuel Cell Technology Institute on June 24 - 25, 2003 in Irvine, CA. The early registration deadline is May 28th. (2003-05-22)

In elderly patients, combination chemotherapy no more effective than individual drugs
For elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), combination chemotherapy with the drugs vinorelbine and gemcitabine appears to be no more effective than either drug alone, but is more toxic, according to a study in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2003-03-04)

Mechanism to overcome Gleevec resistance demonstrated
Gleevec has revolutionized the treatment of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and ushered in an era of promising targeted therapy for cancers. However, one downside to all the success of the drug has been the resistance that many late-stage CML patients develop. Now, researchers have demonstrated in the lab that this resistance can be overcome. (2002-12-15)

Road testing technologies of the future
ESA is offering industry the opportunity to use a van fully equipped to demonstrate the next generation of advanced mobile multimedia equipment and applications. (2002-12-03)

A nicotine by-product reacts with proteins, say scientists at TSRI
Two researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered more bad news for those who use tobacco products. A chemical called nornicotine--which is naturally present in tobacco and is also produced as a metabolite of nicotine--may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer, aging, and Alzheimer's disease. (2002-10-28)

Needs of people dying of heart failure not being met
The needs of people dying of heart failure are not being met, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-24)

Prostate cancer survival benefit from combination of androgen suppression and external irradiation
Disease-free survival from advanced prostate cancer could be almost doubled if hormone-suppression therapy is used during and after radiotherapy for a duration of 3 years, suggest authors of an international study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-07-11)

Effect of race in prostate cancer survival is questioned
African-American patients with advanced prostate cancer survived slightly longer than white patients, according to a multi-institutional study led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers. The findings, which run counter to the conventional notion that African-Americans with the disease die sooner, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Orlando on May 19. (2002-05-20)

Future looks bright for StarLight
The international gigabit-plus speed optical fiber network connection point (2001-12-05)

Resuscitation training not compulsory in some UK medical schools
Researchers in this week's BMJ find that some UK medical schools do not provide compulsory resuscitation training and that the extent of training in other schools is variable, even though newly qualified doctors are expected to take part in resuscitation from their first day. (2001-07-06)

Risk factors for heart disease not to be ignored in youth
Teenagers and young adults who have risk factors for heart disease have fatty plaques in their arteries that indicate varying stages of atherosclerosis - from the earliest signs of blockages to the more dangerous advanced stages - according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2000-07-23)

Virginia Tech wins $15 million contract for advanced highway safety research
Advanced safety research will be performed by a consortium of traffic safety research organizations headed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg, Va. Scientists and engineers will conduct human factors research using data collected on actual roadways, on the Virginia (2000-06-26)

American Urological Association supports Medicare Osteoporosis Supplement Act
Citing that increased access to bone density testing will save thousands of men with advanced prostate cancer from the permanent disability and debilitation of osteoporosis, the American Urological Association strongly gave its support to the Medicare Osteoporosis Management Act. (2000-03-09)

OHSU begins study on 'superaspirin' to treat colon cancer
Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland are launching a study to test the effectiveness of combining celecoxib, a so-called (2000-02-03)

Chromosome changes predict more deadly prostate tumors
Mayo Clinic researchers report that the presence of certain changes in chromosome 8 in men with advanced prostate cancer predict a more deadly tumor type. (1999-11-01)

Marshall Center selects innovative proposals to reduce space transportation costs
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has selected 13 proposals for negotiations to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies for reusable launch vehicles that could help reduce the cost of space transportation. The total estimated value of contracts and cooperative agreements is $16 million. (1999-07-02)

Space Transportation Experts Showcase Advanced Propulsion Research
Propulsion systems that get their oomph from lasers, antimatter and other unconventional energy sources will be discussed when space transportation experts gather in Huntsville, Ala., next week. (1999-04-01)

Turning "Unrecyclable" Waste Into Plastic Products
Often recyclers are left with an unpleasant pile of dark rank smelling scrap yard shredder waste that refuses to transform into anything intrinsically useful. But now researchers at the University of Warwick have found a way of using this unpleasant residue to form the basic structure of everyday plastic containers and components. (1998-09-04)

Research Offers New Tool In Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Research strongly suggests that PSA tests can reliably gauge the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment for advanced prostate cancer. It shows doctors whether the prescribed therapy is working and allows them to quickly and confidently change the treatment plan when it's ineffective---possibly improving the patient's quality of life as a result. (1998-04-30)

Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat
Surgeons and radiation oncologists at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have recently initiated ground- breaking new protocols to treat advanced lung cancer and mesothelioma for patients who are considered untreatable at other institutions. Trials are applying innovative combination treatments with photodynamic therapy (light delivery) and surgery for patients. (1998-01-12)

Vitamin D Inhibits Prostate Cancer Growth In Animal, Find University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Researchers
The first evidence that vitamin D significantly inhibits prostate cancer growth in animals with widespread disease that mimics human prostate cancer is being presented by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers on April 14 at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego. (1997-04-14)

Electric Vehicle Advanced Battery R&D Moves To Phase II
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), comprised of the Electric Power Research Institute, the Big Three U.S. automakers, and the U.S. Department of Energy, signed a $106 million agreement today to continue landmark research and development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles (1996-11-01)

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