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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
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Research Centers (Overview)

Research centers are institutions or parts of institutions organized to engage in biomedical research around a given focus.


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What is cancer research centers do exactly?

What is cancer research centers do exactly?

Many studies...: Cancer researchers study every aspect of malignant disease. Research centers investigate the genetic, molecular and protein level causes of cancers. This information can determine what causes cancer as well as help to develop novel therapies for cancers based on the biology of specific tumors. Every experiment is unique. Every investigator and every center has their own emphasis. ...Read more

Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
49 Doctors shared insights

Research Centers (Overview)

Research centers are institutions or parts of institutions organized to engage in biomedical research around a given focus.


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Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro (rotigotine) :). ...Read more

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Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

The 2: Nationally known cancer research centers are scripps and uc san diego. I've worked at the nci and 5 nci designated centers, and I am not sure that you have to go to one of these for most cases of breast cancer care. In fact, sometimes going to your local center/doctor first, and seeking the 2nd opinion is best. You choose. ...Read more

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Is stem cell regenerative therapy effective for herniated discs? If so, where are the leading research centers in the field?

Is stem cell regenerative therapy effective for herniated discs? If so, where are the leading research centers in the field?

Not so much: There is hope that stem cells will someday be used to treat symptomatic degenerative discs; but herniated discs are different. When your disc herniated, inflammatory cells migrate into the area and have the capability if resorting the herniated fragment approximately 80-90 percent if the time. Stem cells have not been shown to improve that process at this point. ...Read more

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Where are breast cancer research centers?

Where are breast cancer research centers?

All over: Most of the oncologists (and surgeons) will treat the patients with breast cancer with standard accepted methods of treatment, if some one with breast cancer, you want to enrol in a experimental program, ask your doctor he will help you to find, nearest location to you. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well.

http://www. Healthchecksystems. Com/heightweightchart. Htm. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some outwardly signs a persons cholesterol is too high?

Have researchers discovered some outwardly signs a persons cholesterol is too high?

Generally no: Doctors look for tuberous xanthomas - subcutaneous cholesterol deposits in people with extremely high cholesterol. Unless you undress people, you're not likely to see them so the answer is no. ...Read more

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Does the Plan B pill have longterm followup by researchers yet?

Does the Plan B pill have longterm followup by researchers yet?

Yes: Plan b is nothing different from regular birth control pill hormones just given in a slightly different way. The long term effects of Plan B will be the same as the long term effects of oral birth control pills. We have more than 50 years of scientific evidence regarding the safety of these medications. ...Read more

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If aids researchers were provided with infinite funds how long would it take for a cure?

If aids researchers were provided with infinite funds how long would it take for a cure?

Tough to say!: I would say that while funding is helpful to finding a cure, what we are missing is key piece (s) of understanding of how the virus works and how it hides from our immune system. We need to understand how our own immune system works as well. There is a lot of vaccine research to understand how to stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV in every infected cell in the body. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Not true or false: There has been demographic data on life satisfaction that that supports your question and also suggests the opposite for men. This is pretty important, but it's not exactly the same as mental health. Also, with the tremendous advances we've made in women's equality and men's raised consciences it may be getting better. Let's hope so. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the possible solutions that researchers are using in an attempt to cure diabetes?

Can you please discuss the possible solutions that researchers are using in an attempt to cure diabetes?

Not enough space: To detail all the current research. Check the ada or jdrf websites. The "cure" (actually prevention or treatment) for type 2 diabetes is already known -- it's diet, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some penis enlargements that work?

Have researchers discovered some penis enlargements that work?

Different parents: The only way to have a larger penis would have been to be born to different parents w/different genetics. Be satisfied with what you have; it's much better than none at all. Remember, it's not how big but how well you use it. Don;t mess w/surgery and stop looking at the internet ads. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that you could get cancer by wearing a bra?

Have researchers found that you could get cancer by wearing a bra?

Bra myths: My understanding is that a book written by anthropologists “dressed to kill” indicated that use of underwire bras could restrict lymphatic drainage & lead to accumulation of toxins in the breast. Based on this assumption, it was theorized that this could contribute to development of breast cancer. However, lymphatic drainage from the breast is not downward due to gravity – it moves >>. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that researchers are close to finding a cure for tinnitus?

Hi docs, is it true that researchers are close to finding a cure for tinnitus?

Not sure: The one thing that has definitely been accomplished is that we have a much better understanding of the cause of tinnitus. It may be defined as the perception of noise or ringing or music or sounds in the ear. Its origin is now believed to be an up-regulation of electrical activity in the auditory nervous system, With this information, it is likely that a cure will be found. Presently, masking. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that your eyes are darker when you're constipated?

Have researchers found that your eyes are darker when you're constipated?

Probably not: I have never heard this, and I cannot think of any mechanism where constipation would cause darker eyes. Straining, of course, could be a cause of a broken blood vessel on the white of the eye. People with allergies often get a darkening around the eyes due to itching and rubbing, and people with allergies take antihistamines which can be constipating...Just a thought. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some prescriptions for alcoholism?

Have researchers discovered some prescriptions for alcoholism?

Yes: There are medications to help with alcohol withdrawal. Once alcohol withdrawal is successfully completed, you can also discuss 3 different medications to reduce risk of relapse - naltrexone, Campral and antabuse (disulfiram). ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some protein shakes made especially for diabetics?

Have researchers discovered some protein shakes made especially for diabetics?

Most are OK: Most protein shakes or protein powders are ok for diabetics. It is important to check the nutrition label on the product packaging to make sure that protein is listed as the highest ingredient. A small amount of carbohydrates is important as the release of Insulin (for type ii dm) help cells utilize protein. Make sure to mix protein powders with milk or water so you don't ingest extra carbs. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that you can out grow asthma?

Have researchers found that you can out grow asthma?

Asthma: Most children do outgrow of asthma but it may recur in some people in their adulthood. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that you can get sun allergies?

Have researchers found that you can get sun allergies?

Sun allergies: Some individuals can develop hives or urticaria from sun exposure. Others can develop a rash from the sun also and may have other underlying autoimmune issues that contribute to it, such as lupus. ...Read more

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What is meant by researchers when they say "double-blind" studies?

What is meant by researchers when they say "double-blind" studies?

Research: An experiment designed to test the effect of a treatment or substance by using groups of experimental and control subjects in which neither the subjects nor the investigators know which treatment or substance is being administered to which group. ...Read more

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Have researchers found that your boobs get bigger after you have a child?

Have researchers found that your boobs get bigger after you have a child?

Breast enlargement: The hormones of pregnancy directly impact breast tissue which causing enlargement of the breasts which continues after the child's birth specifically to provide the optimal nutrition for this new precious person - human breastmilk. ...Read more

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Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

Have researchers found there is a link between stess and developing allergies?

No good answer: Whereas stress makes any illnesses worse, there is no proof that it causes allergies. There were some studies (if I recall correctly) showing that when a pregnant mother had a lot of stress, the infant is more likely to get asthma- however I will look this up again and revisit this question ...Read more

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Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Misconceptions: Research often falls into 2 separate types. In forward looking studies, you study a control group and one under the study conditions. In rear looking research, you compare a control group to those who underwent the conditions in the past. Most child abuse research is done as rear looking (retrospective) studies. Your confusion is valid, no review board would allow a kid to be put in such conditions. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some tips or tricks to ease seasonal allergy pain?

Have researchers discovered some tips or tricks to ease seasonal allergy pain?

Seasonal allergies: A short answer use daily nasal saline spray. A long term advice, see a board certified allergist to best manage them. ...Read more

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