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To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...ing is building a relationship of mutual trust and conditioning our dolphins to being touched and treated by their veterinarians and trainers," said Mr. Biedenbach, Liko's training director at Dolphin Quest Hawaii. "Liko's cooperation makes him a key member of his own medical team and has gone a long way to impro...

MIT team aims to mend broken hearts

...t them beating at different rates," Park said. The conditioning coaxes the cells into an ultrastructure "that allows electrical signals to pass quickly from cell to cell, and lets them communicate with each other." Work continues. For example, the researchers would like to create constructs of clinically relevant...

Report highlights diseases from the environment

... cause of Legionnaires disease, often found in air conditioning systems), West Nile virus, and Cryptosporidium parvum (a parasite that can be found in food, drinking water and recreational waters). In addition to better integration of medical and environmental research, the report recommends more effective monit...

Moderate aerobic exercise improves cardiovascular and nervous system function in HIV+

...most striking result," he added, "was that aerobic conditioning wasn't significantly different between the fit groups, whether or not they had HIV" (41.42.4 vs 43.94.2 ml/kg/minute). Spierer explained: "Those with HIV often suffer from reduced exercise capacity, muscle wasting, and respiratory complications. Howe...

Ferry-linked water monitoring system becomes new model for United States

.... Some of the water, needed to cool the ships' air conditioning machinery, is first diverted to devices that record temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll and geographic position once a minute. A telemetry system involving cell phones enables researchers to collect data at their laboratories for...

Understanding Fragile X syndrome with the blink of an eye

...s. When the researchers conducted similar eyeblink conditioning tests in Fragile X patients, they found the same severe deficits. And when the researchers created a mathematical model of long-term depression, they found that they could link alteration in signaling between neurons in the cerebellum with impairment...

Hygienic surfaces, biocidal and self-cleaning coatings

...e and construction, textiles, heat exchangers, air conditioning circuits, hygiene-health (hospitals, schools) and food processing. The achievement of such coatings means, not only a reduction in the problems of corrosion and in health risks, but also a reduction or elimination in the consumption of biocides and t...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

... can use the existing chilled water supply for air conditioning systems already located in the majority of custome...ducing noise and easing the burden on existing air conditioning units. The Rear Door Heat eXchanger can reduce first-time installation costs by as much as 40 percen...

Social stress in mice is controlled by genetic pathway, researchers find

...gene called BDNF. UT Southwestern researchers say conditioning mice to be withdrawn provides a new model for researching not only depression, but also other human ailments such as social phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, deleting the BDNF gene can help track a biochemical pathway of depress...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory

...er John Hsu, integrates the existing passenger air conditioning system to provide cooling for the power electronic...ing system and heat exchanger, yet enables the air conditioning and traction cooling system to operate autonomously while extending the vehicle's lifetime. The prog...

News tips from The Journal of Neuroscience

...ut not nerve growth factor or neurotrophin-3. Cold conditioning also induced BDNF transcription, whereas cold accl...ng body temperature, and chicks that received heat conditioning during the critical period fared worse than those that did not. 3. Retinal Gain Control Felice A. ...

Avoiding punishment is its own reward

... brains of humans performing a simple instrumental conditioning task. A brain area called the medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) has been linked to reward-related stimuli, particularly when the reward involves money. The researchers found that the OFC is also activated for avoidance learning, supporting the hypoth...

Fitness level affects bariatric surgery outcomes

... a combination of medical weight loss and physical conditioning is recommended prior to bariatric surgery in order to increase preoperative fitness levels to an acceptable level. "Physicians and other health-care providers should educate obese patients on current options for healthy and permanent weight loss in...

Electronic chip, interacting with the brain, modifies pathways for controlling movement

...ating these connections, the researchers said. The conditioning effect occurs only if the delay between the record...h. The changes are produced in a day of continuous conditioning with the recurrent brain-computer interface, but last for many days after the circuit is turned off....

Reduced body temperature extends lifespan in study from the Scripps Research Institute

...ing that the entire room is hotter so that the air conditioning turns on, the Scripps Research team reasoned that they could reset the brain's thermostat by producing heat nearby. To do so, they created a mouse model that produced large quantities of uncoupling protein 2 in hypocretin neurons in the lateral hy...

Loyola prof. aids in discovery of first case of insect transmission of Chagas parasite in Louisiana

... with numerous entry points for insects and no air conditioning and most people in Louisiana live in much less open homes. Dr. Dorn has spent 14 years studying Chagas disease, mostly in Guatemala. She is continuing her work on the insects that carry the Chagas parasite in Central America and Mexico and working...

Green payments are the future of agricultural support

... assistance recognizing the limits of the soil conditioning index supporting small farms by establishing a base pay minimum creating a universal application to streamline the bureaucracy enhancing conservation by welcoming new practices lengthening the sign-up period to avoid conflict with farm r...

Making memories that last a lifetime

...rs could then test whether the rats remembered the conditioning by observing whether they froze when placed in the chamber. Using drugs that inhibit methylation, the researchers showed that methylation was necessary for rats to form such memories. Particularly importantly, the researchers found that the level o...

Winter flounder on the fast track to recovery

...r time. She's also starting to explore pre-release conditioning for hatchery-raised fish, to see if they can be "trained" to have the same reactions to predators and predation as the wild flounder. And she's starting to explore the hatchery-raised flounders' impact on the wild population. "We want to be sure we'r...

Enhanced environment restores memory in mice with neurodegeneration

... the p25-induced animals' ability to remember that conditioning weeks after training. They found that the enriched animals showed marked recovery of the long-term memory when compared to mice that did not live in a stimuli-rich environment. "This recovery of long-term memory was really the most remarkable findi...

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