Archive: 01/25/2010

The NHS and the cost-benefit dilemma

New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of new NHS treatments.

dateJan 25, 2010 in Health
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Bill Gates says innovation can leverage change

(AP) -- The needs of the poor are greater than the money available to help them, but that's not enough to discourage Bill Gates in his work as co-chair of the world's largest charitable foundation.

dateJan 25, 2010 in Other
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Discovery of epigenetic memory during breast cancer

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have determined how the TGFβ-Smad signaling pathway, which is over activated in late-stage cancers, is responsible for the "epigenetic memory" that maintains ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Cancer
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World's least known bird rediscovered

A species of bird, which has only been observed alive on three previous occasions since it was first discovered in 1867, has been rediscovered in a remote land corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. The discovery ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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A pregnant woman does not look like an olive

Replacing confusing language and icons on standard warnings labels for prescription medicine and listing only the most important warnings could make a big difference in how well patients understand the instructions that are ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Medications
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Concordia calling

(PhysOrg.com) -- Altitude 3200 m, air pressure 645 hPa, minimum temperature -85°C, completely flat landscape, almost total isolation and virtually inaccessible from February to November. Welcome to the science ...

dateJan 25, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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