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Brain Mapping In Real Time
...3e/t3e.html">CRAY T3E supercomputing system, scan
data from a subject's brain can be processed faster than the scanner scans, making it possible to see a realistic 3-D image of the brain while the subject is in the scanner. The researchers demonstrated this capability yesterday at Supercomputing '...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...ASA will send its Lear 23 jet aircraft overhead to scan
the area and map heat patterns in Atlanta and surrounding urbanareas. Combining the two sets of data will help paint a picture of how the city - and trees - affect local weather and airconditioning bills. "Urban forests are important to keeping citi...
Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production
...the advent of molecular mapping and our ability to scan
the genomes of wild species for new and useful genes, we may be now in a position to unlock the genetic potential of those germplasm resources."...
Husband-And-Wife Team Embarks On Search For Genes Linked To Schizophrenia
... Genome Research, which will perform a genome-wide scan
and collaborate on all data analysis. "Psychosis is a complex syndrome, the most common form of which is schizophrenia," Carlos Pato said. "In at least 20 percent of cases of schizophrenia, other family members are also affected with the illn...
Wake Forest University Study Takes Students In Flight With The Albatross
...orthern Pacific, the Argos System's satellites scan
for the signals emitted by the seabirds' transmitters. If a positive contact is made, the satellite notes the strength of the signal and then locks in the latitude and longitude, time and other data and transmits it to receiving stations in Fairban...
Genetics Of Obesity And Of The Response To Chronic Overfeeding
...sed with respect to candidategenes and genome wide scan
initiatives. The stage is now set for major advancesto occur in the understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of theresponsiveness to various dietary regimens and of complex diseases such as humanobesity. Note to reporters: This is one of f...
The Bug Stops Here
...kerboard technique, Pasterand Dewhirst can quickly scan
many samples to identify the microbial culprits.Then investigation of virulence factors and possible custom-made treatments canbe initiated....
New Gene Therapy Technique Results In 60 Percent Tumor Regression Rate
...stem might work like this:Physicians would do a CT scan
of the tumor, identifying its exact location. Anautomated injection system could be used to inject the T7 protein package intoevery segment of the tumor. Chen and Wagner have found that a series ofinjections increases tumor regression, so it's likely...
Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases
...ces and trace their effect in the body through PET scan
images. ...acer, a patient can be examinedby a whole body PET scan
to determine whether a tumor is malignant (high glucosemetabolism) or benign, or whether the cancer ...
Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging
...ces and trace their effect in the body through PET scan
images. Thefollowing is a summary of one paper con...orm motor andcognitive tests and then used the PET scan
to "watch" how their dopamine systemsworked. The older the person, the more poorly they performed th...
Study Shows Zebra Mussels Can Colonize Sand And Mud
...lson the lake bottom. Researchers used side scan
sonar (SSS), a device that sends out frequenciesth...nd soft underwater surfaces. Since the side scan
sonar signal is strongly reflected by hardsubstrate and weakly reflected by soft substrate, we could...
...r took images of blood flow in the brain with aPET scan
to determine at what point the blood pressure dropped to the point thatthe brain was not getting enough oxygen. "It's a safe and reproducible way to see what happens when bloodpressure drops," Absher said. He compared the technique to...
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Stall Disease Progression In People With Below-Average Blood Cholesterol Level
... 253 mg/dL. Each underwent an ultrasound B scan
of one carotid artery, the majorartery that feeds ...d to eitherthe drug or placebo-treated group. The scan
was repeated two and four yearsinto the study. Ultrasound is a widely used noninvasive technique to...
Neurogenetics Lab Scan Suggests Genetic Linkage On Chromosomes 4 And 11
...indings from an independent NIAAA-supported genome scan
reported in the same journal issue, the researcher... Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism scan
in predominantly Caucasian families, Dr. Long and his colleagues identified a second region on chrom...
COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage On Chromosomes 1,2,4, And 7
...lism) vulnerability. Reporting from a whole-genome scan
of families with high alcoholism prevalence, the r... result similar to that from an independent genome scan
conducted by NIAAA's Laboratory of Neurogenetics and reported in the same journal issue. The COGA...
MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice
...esolution of less than .05 of a millimeter. It can scan
a mouse in a fewminutes, or it can provide an X-ra...,which will enable genetics researchers to quickly scan
mice and look atphenotypes using a computer program. This will become increasingly important asthe w...
Major Heart Defects Can Be Identified In Fetuses By 14 Weeks Of Gestation
...reased nuchal translucency thickness by ultrasound scan
at 10 - 14 weeks of gestation reveals the majority (55 per cent) of major defects of the heart and arteries, according to a study in this week's BMJ. Dr Jon Hyett and colleagues from King's College Hospital Medical School and Guy's Hospital in Londo...
Old Bone Collection Reveals Basis For Some Dizziness
...ce canal, so Minor and colleagues used a specialCT scan
to view the canal. There they found a tiny hole in the temporal bone. Historically, the first description of eye movements evoked by soundcame from Pietro Tullio, a turn-of-the century biologist who studied the innerear, or vestibular system,...
UCSD And NIH Researchers Isolate Candidates For Genetic Basis Of Human Taste
... team used specialized DNA screening techniques to scan
forcandidate receptors in taste buds of rats and mice. The strategy succeeded inisolating two novel receptors, TR1 and TR2. TR1 and TR2 belong to the Gprotein-coupled receptors, a "superfamily" of receptors that have a commonmechanism of action, but ...
Susceptibility Genes For Nicotine Addiction
...eptibility genes for nicotine dependence: a genome scan
and follow-up in anindependent sample suggest that...edhave yet been conclusively identified. A genome scan
was conducted to identifychromosomal regions linked to nicotine dependence in a collection of 130fam...
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