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Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...SBMR) 26th Annual Meeting in Seattle. This double blind
trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AMG 162 compared with placebo with an open label cohort comparison to FOSAMAX®. "This study suggests that AMG 162 significantly improves bone mineral density in postmenopausal patients e...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...influence their responses, study participants were blind
to the hypotheses and the source of the compounds," Spencer said. "The study was presented to the subjects as an examination of odor perception during the menstrual cycle." Participants were given a set of pads on a regular basis and asked ...
Coke versus Pepsi: It's all in the head
...cts, both by asking them and by subjecting them to blind
taste tests. They then gave the subjects sips of one drink or the other as they scanned the subjects' brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this widely used imaging technique, harmless magnetic fields and radio signals are use...
Scientists develop 'electronic eye' for the blind
...n system would improve the mobility of millions of blind
people all over the world. A new "eye" developed by scientists in Japan will allow blind
people to cross busy roads in total safety for the first time. The "electronic eye", which would be ...
'Blind' cells see the light; maybe someday humans will, too
... a device, reminiscent of the eyepiece worn by the blind
Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek The Next Generation," that would provide some semblance of the real world. "We may be able to use laser scanning to trace on and off patterns on the retina and allow people to see visual patterns," Kramer said. "Sometim...
Research led by UGA professor reports first routine tool use by wild capuchin monkeys
...uite sure what to expect, but soon she saw, from a blind
built in front of a nut-cracking site, monkeys coming to break open nuts with huge stones. The study adds important new information to increasing knowledge that human beings are not the only primates who use tools. At one time, the use of tools was ...
Loss of fruit fly retina protein delays blinding light damage
... destruction had been genetically accelerated went blind
twice as fast as normal flies. "We were quite surprised - we thought we'd prove correct what scientists had assumed was happening, but instead we proved that long-held idea wrong," says Montell. Remarkably, the earliest vision loss in normal flies wa...
Alfred Sommer awarded prestigious Pollin Prize
... million children would die of infection or become blind
each year without vitamin A intervention programs that now operate in more than 60 countries. According to UNICEF, over 400 million capsules of vitamin A were administered to children in 2002, saving the lives of more than 250,000 children worldwide ...
$6.7 million for bionic war on disabilities
...less electrodes that would be implanted to provide blind
people with artificial vision and stimulate paraly... develop technology that we hope will someday help blind
individuals see, allow paraplegics to stand and eventually walk, and let people with vocal cord prob...
Loss of sight and enhanced hearing: A neural picture
...ity. In fact, systematic studies have shown that blind
persons perform nonvisual tasks better than those ...rain normally devoted to vision become active when blind
persons perform nonvisual tasks, but much remains to be learned about the nature and extent of this ...
NYU biologists find new function for pacemaker neurons
...had their pacemaker neurons disabled, they were as blind
as larvae that had their light-sensing organs removed and distributed themselves evenly between the light and dark halves of the Petri dish. Further experiments showed that, in addition to transmitting the light information, the pacemaker neurons al...
Research could lead to new treatments for blindness
...ploring ways of restoring light detection to those blind
people who have lost their rods and cones. One implication of this research is that using melanopsin to make nerve cells in the eye photoreceptive may represent an entirely new approach to this problem. Co-author and leader of the London team, Profes...
Combating blindness is vision of UT, ORNL project
...b. 9, 2005 Millions of people at risk of becoming blind
could one day be helped by an Oak Ridge National L...edicine. "With 180 million people worldwide either blind
or at risk of becoming blind, this research has a chance to make a profound effect on people's lives...
Robots that act like rats
...simple set of rules. Seven to 10-day-old rat pups, blind
and deaf, do not seem to do awhole lot. Videotaped in a rectangular arena in Schank's laboratory,they move about until they hit a wall, feel their way along the walluntil their nose goes into a corner, then mostly stay put. Becausetheir senses and re...
The secret lives of whales
...entmany unique to whale falls. Recently discovered blind
zombie worms use an internal bacterial garden to break down the whale bone and feed on the fats and proteins inside. They are an example of extreme evolutionary novelty, says Smith, a new feeding strategy that scientists never dreamed of Sometimes ...
New science sheds light on rebuilding fisheries
...that the evolutionary effect of fishing has been a blind
spot for managers overlooked, downplayed, ignored because of the complexity, or just not on the radar screen. "The truly worrisome aspect is that repairing evolutionary damage is vastly more difficult than causing it," says Ulf Dieckmann. "The deb...
'Blinding' an insect's sense of smell may be the best repellent
...endings, or dendrites. As a result, the flies are blind
to smells. Odorant receptor proteins, even within one species, are very different from one another. Researchers think that each of these receptors binds a different set of smell molecules, helping the insect recognize a large number of odors in the e...
UT Southwestern researchers see hope for treating blindness in preemies
...sual defects associated with blindness. They were blind
by 1 month of age. "These mice initially behaved as if they were blind," Dr. Garcia said. "And indeed, when we examined them, we found they had severe retinopathy." Physiologicalstudes using light, conducted by Dr. David Birch, collaboratingscient...
Termites feed through good vibrations
...fence Force Academy, Dr Evans investigated how the blind
insects measured pieces of wood. They recorded the vibrations of worker drywood termites as they fed on large and small wood blocks. Dr Evans then broadcast the recorded vibrations made by termites from the large blocks into small blocks and found th...
Ophthalmologists and physicists team up to design 'bionic eye'
...evice may someday bring artificial vision to those blind
due to retinal degeneration. They are testing thei...em that looks like a cousin of the high-tech visor blind
engineer Lt. Geordi La Forge wore in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It consists of a tiny video cam...
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