Tag: "adaptations" at medical news
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
...e participants received assistive devices and home adaptations
as needed andhalf received "usual care services," has shown that participants in theintervention group sustained a higher level of independence at the end of the18-month study. The treatment group also spent significantly less on health care...
Climate change will have detrimental effects on health in Europe
...s. The authors conclude that potential options for adaptations
to reduce health impacts include strengthening public health programmes, including disease surveillance systems and vaccination programmes for diseases that are likely to become more widespread. There is an urgent need for Europe-wide coordination t...
Jefferson Lab/Hampton University partnership results in new medical instrumentation center
...e led to the development of compact gamma cameras adaptations
of the sensitive gear used in the Lab's experimental halls to detect subatomic particles that can identify cancerous breast lesions that traditional mammograms have trouble differentiating from healthy breast tissue. The CAMI/JLab partnership has al...
NIDA sponsors Frontiers in Addiction Research at Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Orlando
...and the relevance of these mechanisms to long-term adaptations
to drugs of abuse. The NIDA co-chairs are Dr. Jonathan Pollock and Dr. Susan Volman. Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 207A. As part of the agenda for Neuroscience 2002, NIDA is also sponsoring a symposium, Neurobiology of Relapse, st...
Jefferson scientists find evidence of greater sensitivity to addictive drugs in adolescence
...o-workers have begun looking at the causes of such adaptations
in the brain. They are studying some of the specific molecules involved in new mouse models. "At this point, many of the drugs that are being used therapeutically and in the treatment of addiction are being targeted to very restricted molecules," she...
$5 million NIH contract to fund development of pediatric heart assist device
...her are not available in the United States, or are adaptations
of adult technology, which are not useful for very small children and infants. Development of a child-size heart assist device started in 1986 at Penn State College of Medicine under the direction of William S. Pierce, M.D., a pioneer in the developm...
New insights into muscle adaptation to exercise
...skeletal muscle, but the mechanisms underlying the adaptations
muscle fibers make in response to exercise is not well understood," Waters said. "What we have shown in our model is that increases in the capillary density occur before a significant change from fast-twitch to slow-twitch fiber type, and furthermore...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... alcohol intake results in a series of biochemical adaptations
that result in addiction if allowed to proceed unc...or (BDNF) as one of the possible brakes on runaway adaptations
of this sort....
Low-glycemic load diet may improve ability to stay on diet longer
... the sources of calories, can affect physiological adaptations
that defend body weight. On a low-glycemic load d...s. The research found that physiological adaptations
that serve to defend baseline body weight can be modified by dietary composition. REE declined by 8...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...nal Cardiac Society members to facilitate national adaptations
and translations of each Guideline issued....