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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...nitor, and possibly mitigate, cognitive decline in older
adults by tracking user interaction with computer applications and assessing over time the rate of cognitive impairment, thus facilitating earlier intervention and treatment. STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC (Santa Fe, N.M.) Next-Generation Energy Di...
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research
...d welfare of the horse from conception through its older
years to its interaction as a grazing animal with the land. The research objectives are to develop pastures and pasture supplements that improve the reproductive efficiency of mares, optimize growth in the young horses, enhance athletic performance, ...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...ivity of the sympathetic nervous system in healthy older
and younger men undergoing a moderate level of leg...The augmented constrictor response seen in legs of older
men could be a compensatory mechanism for their reduced level of cardiac output during exercise," th...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... 18 percent addressed more than four. For patients older
than 65, physicians recorded an average of 3.88 pr...tinuity is especially relevant for young children, older
persons and other dependent patients who rely on informal caregivers for health care. Buetow points ...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
...r --including responses to influenza vaccine -- in older
The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?
...that younger men have a PSA bounce more often than older
patients, and patients with an increased risk of disease recurrence also bounce more often. This translates into lower PSA control," said Horwitz. "But our analysis also shows that without additional treatment, including hormones, these men live as...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
... retirement, there is an increasing awareness that older
adults are a growing, and largely untapped, civic ...unities for meaningful civic engagement by today's older
adults--much less the better educated, healthier, and longer-lived boomers of tomorrow. Join AARP Di...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...onged Forced Migration: four papers on research of older
children and youth, a population that has been largely ignored. (10.15-Noon) Offshoring White-Collar and Professional Work: How the shift of jobs overseas affects the lives, languages and perspectives of workers from America and India. (10.15-...
Surgeon General's report underscores the importance of new thinking on bone health
...as warned will be a risk for half of all Americans older
than 50 by 2020. The Surgeon General called for a coordinated public health approach that brings together a variety of public and private stakeholders in a collaborative effort to improve bone health. "The greatest challenge always has been to drive...
Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms
...a sustained effect over two years and that even in older
postmenpausal women breast density can increase in response to estrogen-plus-progestin therapy," McTiernan said. The study involved a randomly selected subgroup of 413 racially and ethnically diverse postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, who were pa...
Hormone therapy's effect on breast density is not the same for all women, Group Health study finds
... with progesterone. Longer duration of HT use and older
age at first use increase breast density, regardle...density that certain characteristics have--namely, older
age, having one or more children, and being older
at the birth of a first child. This association w...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
...icits or of hearing problems that often develop in older
mice. "It's interesting to me that calorie restriction does not seem to reverse age-related cognitive impairments," says David Wozniak, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychiatry, who supervised the behavioral studies. "We need to do bigger, m...
Predicting infection risk of mosquito-borne disease
...the age of the mosquito population: it peaks where older
mosquitoes are found--farther from breeding sites--and when populations are declining. The combination of these factors results in, for example, the surprising prediction that the risk of infection can be lowest just outside an edge of town. By mapp...
Mystery unwrapped: Texas A&M team uncovers mummy secrets
...fferent areas around Egypt, so trade routes may be older
than we had thought." Kennicutt says much more could be learned from studying the areas the team looked at "because the natural tar seeps are still there. Glass shards confirm that glass making was practiced in the area as well." ...
Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides
...gy in agriculture. Measure B would promote use of older
technologies in agriculture that will subject county residents to increased exposure from chemical pesticides. Measure B's exemption from the ban for medical research unfortunately does not apply to agricultural research. This failure to exclude agr...
Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents
...roken rib. Although pertussis is rarely fatal for older
sufferers, this highly contagious disease can be deadly in infants who are too young to be fully immunized. Up to 90 percent of non-vaccinated household members may develop the disease when exposed to people infected with pertussis. Reported cases o...
Stretching the supply of flu vaccine: Solution offered in new SLU research in New England Journal
...ermal vaccine did not, however, work as well in an older
population. A total of 238 volunteers were enrolle...y. This included 130 people between 18-60 and 108 older
than 60. Some people received a currently licensed influenza shot in the traditional way full dose,...
Powerful 'toolkit' developed for functional profiling of yeast genes
...ractions and provided more consistent results than older
techniques. "No technique is going to give ...6 genes previously identified and confirmed by the older
techniques. Boeke's goal is to use the new technique to build detailed maps of yeast genes'...
Grants target better predictors for type 1 diabetes
...term studies of babies at risk for the disease and older
children and adults who have it. "We look at what environmental triggers might be involved, the outcome of the gene-environment interaction and messenger RNA and protein levels. You have to look at it that way. In the end, we want to put everything t...
UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure
...d been passed along through the years. "One older
family member told me that the disease started with his great-great-great-great grandfather who was working on a farm during a hot day, and he fell into cold water," Hoffman said. "Then, at another reunion, someone else would tell me that the problem...
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