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Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool

... acceptable visual acuity and stereo-acuity (depth discrimination of at least 30 seconds of arc at 40 cm using the Randot(R) stereopsis test) used the VTM to measure distances between two small dots (black on white background) placed under the operating microscope. The subjects' task was to sequentially align the V...

Insurance Industry Discriminates Unfairly On Basis Of Genetic Information

Genetic discrimination in life insurance: empirical evidence from a cross sectional survey of genetic support groups in the United Kingdom People from families with known genetic disorders are not being treated consistently by insurers, says a paper published in this wee...

UCSD And NIH Researchers Isolate Candidates For Genetic Basis Of Human Taste

...s the ability for basic food appraisal andvaluable discrimination power. Sweet receptors allow us to recognize highcaloric food, while bitter receptors can stimulate an aversion to noxioussubstances.The mechanism of taste in mammals begins with the taste buds on the tongue.Sweet receptors are mostly found on the ti...

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease

...use of concerns he and others share about possible discrimination andstigmatization by employers or insurers. GenRISK keeps all genetic informationin strict confidence.) Though Robert seemed to exhibit none of the typical riskfactors for the disease -- obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol -- hehad experie...

Yale cancer center study underscores fears of discrimination over genetic testing

(NEW HAVEN) -- Fear of genetic discrimination often keeps those concerned theymay be at risk for...otect these individuals. The same fears of genetic discrimination are shared by experienced cancergenetic counselors, according to a study led by Ellen Matloff, M.S.,...

AAAS statement on genetic discrimination

...AAS strongly supports policies designed to prevent discrimination against individuals basedupon genetic testing resu...November 1999 in a AAAS statement decrying genetic discrimination related to healthinsurance, knowledge provided by genetic tests could potentially alleviate human su...

Revised model of protein-drug interactions could make job of drug designers a little easier

...s work shows how important metals are in molecular discrimination between mirror-image molecules," Mesecar said, and is further evidence that metals like magnesium, zinc, chromium and copper -- always known to be critical in the diet, if in minuscule amounts -- play a major role in the molecular machinery of the ce...

Q & A with Dr. J Craig Venter, July 20th

... free access vs. access for pay, patenting genes, discrimination by employers and health insurance providers based on genetic information, and the future of gene therapy. Here is an opportunity to participate in the discussion. Q & A With Dr. J. Craig Venter President and Chief Scientific Officer of Celera Genomi...

Childhood obesity focus of Washington conference Sept. 13-14

...loss industry? what are remedies for employment discrimination against people with obesity? Where: Georgetown University Conference Center -- Washington, D.C. 3800 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC When: Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM...

Research paves the way for faster, better, cheaper DNA detection method

...erfect match of the target DNA. Such difficulty in discrimination can lead to false positives. A comparison of test results showed that the Northwestern method was able to distinguish between the match of two perfectly complementary DNA strands and the near-perfect match where just one base pair was wrong. The fl...

Symposium on genetics in public health

...involve the community in policy making. --"Genetic discrimination in the workplace." Paul S. Miller, a commissioner...n, will address the growing concerns about genetic discrimination in the work place and suggest possible methods for addressing discrimination. He will discuss worke...

Why some people just can't seem to pay attention

...d Alho. "That is, slowed performance in the sound discrimination task after the to-be-discriminated sound's pitch w...hanisms involved in the pre-attentive pitch-change discrimination that generates MMN were more reactive to pitch changes in the alcoholics, which presumably explains ...

Trans-NIH collaboration with NIOSH initiates studies of racial and ethnic disparities in health

... northeastern North Carolina as a result of racial discrimination and fast-paced assembly line production. These outcomes include the evaluation of occupational roots of health disparities in women. Jose Szapocznick at the University of Miami will study the built environment of elderly Hispanic residents in a low-...

Sequencing the human genome: unraveling the mysteries of health and disease

...l examine the nature of concerns regarding genetic discrimination in different settings as a way of promoting the sh... as the following: How fears of possible discrimination affect people's participation in research; Perceptions and reality regarding discrimination in ...

Scientists find just how discriminating a worm can be: Unique system of overlapping odor sensors discovered

...ey further showed that they could induce this odor discrimination deficit in normal worms by killing one of the pair...well, but with a change in one of the AWC neurons, discrimination was lost. The difference between detection and discrimination is the first step in higher processing...

For whales and seals the ocean is not blue

...n cones and hence are colour-blind, because colour discrimination is impossible with only one type of cone. In contr...e spectral type of cone (cone monochromacy) colour discrimination is not possible. Furthermore, without blue cones the detection of contrast and brightness (i. e. non...

Science study explores social memory in elephants

...amilies with experienced matriarchs showed greater discrimination in smelling to confirm the identity of callers than families with younger leaders. To be sure the observations were the result of the matriarchs knowledge, the researchers also noted the number of females in the group, the average age of females ot...

Alzheimer's genetic susceptibility could bring fear and misunderstanding, religious scholars say

... the part of the person but to potential increased discrimination from others, practically speaking in terms of such things as obtaining insurance and various kinds of health care (will a person with high susceptibility be seen as a good candidate for a procedure like an organ transplant?) and more interpersonally ...

Brainy cameras

...the camera with several useful abilities including discrimination between a man or an automobile, for example, depending on whether its been programmed to look at men, or at automobiles, explains ONR Program Manager Dr. Joel Davis. The same system could be trained to fuse input from sonar, radar, infrared, mec...

Mistrust, religious beliefs hinder blood and organ donation

...ent). Mistrust of hospitals and concerns about discrimination in hospitals explained most of the differences in ...tential donors' concerns regarding mistrust of and discrimination within hospitals, and their concerns about religion and spirituality when developing donor recruitme...

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