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Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

Psychologists are gaining new insights into the behavior ofinfants who remain in the uterus after they should have beenborn. The babies generally do not behave normally, although theyusually are given no special attention. An estimated 10 percent of babies are born with a con...

Insulin Resistance And Obesity Avoided In Genetically Modified Mice, As Reported In Science

...denced by the fact that the knockout mice resisted gaining weight moresuccessfully than the normal mice. However, more work must be done to understandhow this occurs....

Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids

...ge of computer environments hasbecome essential to gaining insight and new discoveries. To help meet thesechallenges, Silicon Graphics is advancing its commitment to bring the fastest,most expandable, most flexible computing systems to the world's bioinformaticsteams. On behalf of the employees of Silicon Gr...

Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly

...all amount," Feldman said. "Sothe insurers are not gaining much of anything, and the patients and thephysicians are going through a lot of inconvenience. "The bottom line is there was this big concern about Retin A, which wenow know has only a mild effect on wrinkles. There isn't this demand fornon-a...

Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options

...ast recovery time (two to three days), it is also gaining favor as an alternative to surgery in cases where either can be used. Research studies to compare the two procedures are just beginning, but in some European counties, 80 percent of aneurysms are treated with coils or balloons. Interventional neu...

Discussion about learning processes reopens

...about a participationof LTP in memory formation is gaining new momentum. On the one hand, the teamachieved a breakthrough with the identification of a key molecule for theformation of LTP: it is a receptor channel for the excitatory neurotransmitterglutamate. Dr. Daniel Zamanillo succeeded in knocking out a ...

Computer matches CT scans to disease database

...t information of those previous patients,hopefully gaining insight into the current patient's situation. The research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the NationalInstitutes of Health....

UT Southwestern to study lipodystrophy syndrome in HIV-infected patients

...V were losing fat in the face and extremities, yet gaining fatin the neck, chin and truncal areas," said Dr. Abhimanyu Garg, professor ofinternal medicine at UT Southwestern. "While they were experiencing a slowerprogression of HIV, they were also developing insulin resistance, hightriglycerides and glucose ...

UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds

...ationthrough a unified, single program directed at gaining new understanding at themolecular level of the biological factors that facilitate and inhibit HIVtransmission, how to prevent HIV infection, and how to delay progression ofdisease once a person is infected. This is the first time UCSF has had a singl...

Normal cellular enzyme becomes marker for Alzheimer's disease

...uesuseful not only for the diagnosis of AD, but in gaining a better understandingof the disease," said Dr. Snyder. Many researchers have been searching for candidate kinases--of which hundredsexist--that might act upon tau and convert it to a phosphate-laden jumble ofineffective protein. Pinpointing such a ...

Duke team seeks novel vaccine strategy for HIV

...he target cells, thereby preventing the virus from gaining entry. The Duke candidate vaccine is a mixture of synthetic peptides taken from thegp120 regions of four significantly different strains of HIV. This vaccine,developed by Haynes and colleagues, has been shown to be strong enough tostimulate neutrali...

Whiplash debilitating, yet often ignored, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association

...will gauge speed," Dr. Croft adds, "and if you are gaining on the car in front of you at what the computer is programmed to consider a dangerous rate, it will sound an alarm." These new developments are extremely important considering the largest single contributor to chronic neck pain and overall spine pain...

Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs

...ddiction can be blocked by preventing alcohol from gaining access to nerves in the brain involved in learning. The discovery, in experiments with mice, suggests that the experience of becoming increasingly stimulated by repeated use of a substance - a process known as sensitization - employs the same che...

Modernising the NHS

...a number of principles towards managing demand and gaining capacity - such as clearing system backlogs, reducing the number of queues and predicting future demand - and highlights organisations that have successfully improved access by adopting these approaches. For instance, a primary care group in Alaska s...

Chiropractic neurologists managing patients' autism, stroke, other disorders, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA)

ARLINGTON, VA -- Chiropractic neurologists are gaining respect for their treatment of patients suffering from hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, autism and other disorders as recent clinical findings suggest that problems in central nervous system function could be a source of many of these condi...

ORNL project seeks to pinpoint time since death

...endent chemical and biological markers in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the cadaver decay process. "Our ultimate goal would be to develop a tricorder-like device that we could wave over a body to tell us how long the person has been dead," Vass said. "Short of that, we're developing a model that...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

..."seeing" the calcium that concentrates in them, is gaining in popularity. The test is seen as faster, more consistent and easier to perform than stress tests. But the equipment usually used to do the scan is expensive, and some studies have called the test's accuracy into question. The U-M study's results, b...

Duke orthopedic surgeon bucks conventional wisdom; develops surgical approach for broken collarbones

...up the shoulder, the most uniquejoint in the body, gaining its strength and flexibility from a complex interplay of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Only primates, humans and birds have clavicles. Because of its position and its relative thinness, the clavicle is also one of the most frequentlybroken bones ...

Therapy to help women reduce their concerns about gaining weight found to be effective in helping them to stop smoking

...isparity is attributable to womens greater fear of gaining a lot of weight if they quit, says NIDA Director ...who wanted to stop smoking, but were worried about gaining weight, to one of three smoking cessation groups. One of the groups received standard smoking cessa...

UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minority communities

...al services in California is a public health issue gaining increasing attention. Recent research on the extent of oral health problems has highlighted significant disparities by race and income, both in California and across the nation, Mertz said. The racial and ethnic composition of the health care workf...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan ... injury (TBI) were compared to military personnel without ... Differences in measures of overall disability, cognitive function, ... are reported in an article in Journal ... Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one in five infants ... pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. ... was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue ... Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," ... reuteri for infant colic did not reduce ...
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