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Advanced life support in ambulances doesn't benefit trauma patients
New research from the Ontario Prehospital Advanced Life Support project shows there is no benefit -- and perhaps harm -- to providing advanced life support to patients with trauma injuries prior to transport to hospital. (2008-04-21)

New information for women faced with infertility
A new Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research study offers infertile women new information regarding their expected probabilities of becoming pregnant and may help them select the optimal treatment based on their various risk factors. (2018-10-03)

Medicare spending for advanced cancer not linked to survival differences
Substantial regional variation in Medicare spending for patients with advanced cancer is not linked to differences in survival, according to a study published March 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2013-03-12)

Dietary isoflavones linked to increased risk of advanced prostate cancer
Dietary intake of isoflavones was linked with an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer in a recent International Journal of Cancer study. (2017-11-08)

Many diabetics don't know they have serious liver disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world. NAFLD is a frequent finding in patients with type 2 diabetes, but the exact prevalence of NAFLD, as well as whether patients with diabetes should be screened for it, remain uncertain. (2015-09-21)

Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
The established antidepressant sertraline does not improve symptoms, well-being or survival in patients with advanced cancer who do not have major depression. The findings are reported early online -- timed to coincide with presentation of the paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago -- and in the July edition of the Lancet Oncology. (2007-06-03)

OU developing advanced radar for rapid updates and improved severe weather warnings
A team of engineers and meteorologists from the Advanced Radar Research Center located in the Radar Innovations Laboratory on the University of Oklahoma Research Campus will develop faster, more advanced imaging radar with a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The C-band, mobile, polarimetric, imaging radar will provide simultaneous snapshots of a storm with unprecedented resolution and flexibility. The faster, more advanced imaging radar will lead to a better understanding of storms and provide improved severe weather warnings. (2015-08-27)

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 (2004-06-03)

OU engineering professors among nation's best 'Young Investigators'
Two University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors in the Advanced Radar Research Center are recipients of the prestigious Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. (2015-04-16)

U of MN doctors uncover treatment for advanced ALD patients
Continuing with more than a decade of research, doctors at the University of Minnesota have discovered a treatment to help patients with advanced cases of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare disorder affecting the nerves. The results are published in the late February issue of Bone Marrow Transplantation. (2007-02-20)

UBC research examines living well while dying
A UBC professor has determined that people diagnosed with terminal cancer -- who have hope, positivity and family support -- are able to live well during the advanced stage of the disease. Carole Robinson, professor emeritus with UBC Okanagan School of Nursing, recently published a paper explaining the process of living well with an awareness of dying. (2019-01-29)

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)

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)

Loyola's orthopaedic physical therapy residency program is credentialed
Loyola University Medical Center has been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics. (2012-11-16)

A science or engineering bachelor's degree is good for you
Earning a bachelor's degree in science or engineering (S&E) appears to serve the recipient well in the workforce, regardless of the job they do. In fact, according to a National Science Foundation (NSF) survey, people who have earned an S&E bachelor's degree generally report that science and engineering knowledge is important to their job. (2006-08-14)

Delay in colonoscopy following positive screening test associated with increased risk of colorectal
Among patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test result, compared with follow-up colonoscopy at eight to 30 days, follow-up after 10 months was associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced-stage disease at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-04-25)

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)

Majority of primary care physicians find that medical imaging improves patient care
According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, provides considerable value to patient care. (2015-01-26)

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)

NIST announces plan to create center of excellence for advanced materials research
NIST will establish a new Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to facilitate collaborations between NIST and researchers from academia and industry on advanced materials development. (2013-06-28)

Thomas R. Kurfess, Clemson University BMW Endowed Chair, named AAAS 2008 Fellow
Thomas R. Kurfess, the BMW Endowed Chair in Manufacturing at Clemson University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. (2008-12-18)

Nonphysician practitioners absorbing more new patient requests post Affordable Care Act
The advent of the Affordable Care Act has led to millions of new patients seeking primary care. Because the number of primary care physicians has remained stable, access to care has been a concern. (2019-07-10)

Recent trends show recession's effect on US advanced technology exports
US exports of advanced technology products (ATP) fared better than other non-advanced technology exports during the recent US recession, says a new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF). (2011-09-06)

New study gives further hope that vitamin D can fight breast cancer
Vitamin D may help curb breast cancer progression, according to a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. The authors, from Imperial College London, measured the levels of vitamin D in the blood serum of 279 women with invasive breast cancer. The disease was in its early stages in 204 of the women, and advanced in the remaining 75. (2006-10-16)

ERC advanced grant for Professor Zandbergen's 'nanolaboratory'
Henny Zandbergen, professor at the Kavli Institute of NanoScience, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros ($3.5 million) for his research into improved microscopic technologies. The technologies enable Professor Zandbergen to visualise extremely small structures, such as semiconductor nanowires, all the way down to atomic level. What is especially remarkable is that the structures that are made visible in this way can be measured at the same time. (2010-11-05)

Multimodality imaging training for general and advanced cardiology fellowships
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 9-12(4) ; DOI, Chittur A. Sivaram, MD, FACP, FASE, FACC from the Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA considers multimodality imaging training for general and advanced cardiology fellowships. (2019-05-08)

Overweight, insulin resistant women at greater risk of advanced breast cancer diagnosis, says study
Women who have risk factors commonly associated with type 2 diabetes also have much greater odds of being diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer, according to research to be presented today. (2008-07-07)

Greater representation of elderly patients in Phase III trials are needed
A recent study published in the March 2013 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Journal of Thoracic Oncology, investigated the degree to which exclusion or underrepresentation of elderly occurs in practice-changing clinical trials in advanced NSCLC. Researchers conclude that greater representation of elderly patients in phase III trials is required to better define evidence-based paradigms in the increasingly elderly NSCLC population. (2013-02-21)

Northeastern's Barnett Institute announces formation of leading analytics company, BioAnalytix, LLC
The Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, a part of Northeastern University's College of Science has partnered in the formation of BioAnalytix, LLC -- a company specializing in the application of advanced biologic drug characterization methods and technologies to enable better, faster and more effective drug development and commercialization. (2012-09-18)

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)

Being overweight may raise your risk for advanced prostate cancer
A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, an epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues published the study in Annals of Oncology, the journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology and Japanese Society of Medical Oncology. (2020-03-04)

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)

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)

Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-12-12)

Surrey makes breakthrough in perovskite solar cell technology
The University of Surrey has helped to create a technique that has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded. (2018-06-29)

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)

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)

Early atherosclerotic plaques regress when cholesterol levels are lowered
Early but not advanced forms of atherosclerotic plaques in the vessel wall disappear when the levels of 'bad' cholesterol are lowered, according to a study in mice from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The findings, published in PLOS Genetics, indicate that preventative cholesterol-lowering treatment could prevent more advanced, clinically relevant plaque to develop. (2014-02-27)

MIT engineers devise new way to inspect materials used in airplanes
Many airplane manufacturers have started building planes from advanced composite materials, which consist of high-strength fibers, such as carbon or glass, embedded in a plastic or metal matrix. Such materials are stronger and more lightweight than aluminum, but they are also more difficult to inspect for damage. Brian L. Wardle, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT has devised a new way to detect that internal damage, using a simple handheld device and heat-sensitive camera. (2011-03-25)

Motorcycle simulator gives new clues to road safety
New research using a world leading motorcycle simulator to analyze rider behavior has proved that safer doesn't necessarily mean slower and that formal advanced training for bikers can demonstrate improved safety on our roads. (2010-11-30)

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