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Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients

...t participating in live surgery -- these are among early 21st century technologies doctors and engineers are dreaming about and developing now. "We're encouraging close collaboration between engineers and surgeons to rapidly develop research and technology that can provide more precise information ...

Researchers Find How Disease-resistant Plants Recognize Bacteria

...om medical science, where researchers found in the early 1990s that a bacterium, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis , infects cells not by invading the cell wall, but by introducing proteins directly into the host cell's cytoplasm. Scientists have given this method of infection the name "type III secretion pathw...

The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow

...g. Chromosome banding was first developed in the early 1970s, when it was observed that each human chromosome portrayed a characteristic pattern of bands when exposed to chemical stains. This allowed researchers to identify and sort out human chromosomes under the microscope not only by their size but a...

Blood Test Can Identify Some Children With Strep-Related Behavioral Disorders

...offers a very rare opportunity to catch a disorder early and to treat itaggressively," she said. Swedo urges doctors who examine children exhibiting anabrupt onset of OCD or tic symptoms to check the young people for strep, and ifstrep is present to treat it with penicillin. In some cases, OCD or tics will...

Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies

...over males. Carey and colleagues suspect that the early surge in deaths of femalesdeprived of protein occurred because the females were at that point in theprocess of producing eggs. If proteins and other essential nutrients werenot being consumed, the Medfly might call upon nutrient reserves that normall...

Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone

...ere in their mid-20s, the other half were in their early 70s. Twenty-five women in each group had a dog or cat to which they were very attached. The other 25 in each group had never owned a pet. Of the young pet-owners, 17 had dogs and 8 had cats. The breakdown for the older pet-owners was 9 dogs and 1...

Erodible plastic microspheres could be effective oral drug delivery system

...the intestinal wall and betweenindividual cells as early as one hour after being fed to rats. After three andsix hours, there was an intense uptake of the spheres by cells lining theintestines, liver and spleen. After the microspheres were given orally to the rats, the scientists founddicumarol first appe...

Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds

... surprised to find cats putting on extra weight so early in life. By one year of age, some 15 percent of cats in the survey were already overweight. And by two years of age, nearly 20 percent had landed in the "heavy" or "obese" categories. Results of the 2,000-cat obesity study were reported in the Inte...

Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline

...ation, which has accelerateddramatically since the early 1980s. But their deaths may signalserious, as-yet unidentified environmental ills, said Ostrander,who noted in the paper that there have been few studies to detailthe phenomenon at the molecular and cellular levels. Also lackingare studies aimed at u...

Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness May Be Predicted Early By The Ratio Of Free To Total PSA

...m of prostate cancer when the disease is diagnosed early puts the physician and patient in a better positio...ch treatment is best for a cancer diagnosed in the early stage-watchful waiting, surgery to remove a localized cancer, or radiation therapy. Each has advanta...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...echnology for more than eight years. Much of their early work focused on the magnetic field's effects on the heart and other organs. Their work played a role in the introduction of new "fast-scan" MRI systems last year, including the echo planar and hybrid imaging systems. Though these new systems have imp...

University Of Washington Discovery May Point The Way To New Treatment For Hepatitis C Cases That Do Not Respond To Interferon Therapy

... up to 70 percent of patients lack symptoms in the early stages. Infected individuals usually are unaware of their disease until they develop serious complications. The disease may occur in the acute form and be followed by recovery, or it may become chronic and cause symptoms for years. The federal Center...

Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure

...can be curedin many cases if diagnosed and treated early enough. A 15-year study by Duke physicians...diatric allergy and immunology. Buckley said early diagnosis of SCID is rare because doctors do notroutinely perform a test in newborns to count white ...

Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome

...then normalbrain development appears to stop at an early stage. Findings of the studies conducted at the University of Illinois will appear in the May 13 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The research was funded primarily by the National Institute of Mental Healthand the FRAXA Research Found...

First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall

...uals," said Katz -- will be selectedfor export. In early October, those will be flown to Madagascar in pet carriers,then kept for about a month in a cage in the rain forest. "They'll be fed a mixture of the local fruits and leaves that weknow lemurs eat there," Welch said. "At the end of the month,the doo...

Scientists Use Magnetic Field As Alternative To Space-Based Zero Gravity

...the study, themagnetic field caused changes in the early development of almost half of thefrog embryos. The study has been accepted for publication in the BiophysicalJournal. The scientists first described their findings at the March 1996annual meeting of the American Physical Society. Their study marke...

Houseflies May Transmit Ulcer Bug

...ri is a bacterium that was first described in the early 1980'sby a group of Australian researchers who theorized its connection toulcers. It is the cause of most duodenal ulcers and an estimated 70-80percent of gastric ulcers. In the late 1980s researchers at StanfordUniversity showed it was associated w...

Stuttering Appears To Have Strong Link To Family Genes, Researchers Say

...the overallproject -- will help to target them for early intervention. The geneticlink "is so far the single strongest, consistent, reliable predictorthat we have," Yairi said....

New Evidence For Corn's Ancestry Could Lead To Insect And Drought Resistant Crops

...erennial Zea diploperennis and an extinct line of early corn. Domesticated corn then arose from crossesbetween that corn and the new annual teosintes. Most other experts believe natural genetic mutations actually causedthe spikes of some wild teosinte plants to directly evolve into the firstprimitive ear...

Natural Shelters on Leaves House Plant Bodyguards

...otton plants that had domatiaadded to their leaves early in the season. The researchers also tried adding ...emicals or by briefly introducing mites during the early stages of growth. Funding for the domatia study was provided by the U.S. Department ofAgriculture a...

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