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Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... that the primary male sex hormone may affect some learning
skills, including improving visual and perceptual ...one underwent word, memory, coordination and other learning
tests while on and off testosterone treatment. When receiving testosterone, they had improved visual...
Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought
...ocompatibility properties of this material. Andin learning
about that we can go a step further and use that to guide thefabrication and development of new biomaterials." Leckband and Sheth discussed their findings in the August issue of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences
...Spring 1998. "Today's medical students are learning
to speak the new language ofhealth care, but many doctors and nurses practicing out in the communityreceived little exposure to the statistics and clinical evaluation side ofhealth care during their training," says David A. Blake, Ph.D., associate di...
Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
...rope to improve brain function, appears to improve learning
and memory in rats and prolongs their life, a stud... radial maze could reliably detect deficiencies in learning
and memory related to age. In the current study, Winter used 20-month-old rats, which were assigned...
Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
...ter at Yale, has introducedstudents to a method of learning
that takes them out of the traditionalclassroom an...train students to become more careful observers by learning
todecode an object's meaning and extract information through observation. According to Dr. Braverman...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...tention, concentration, memory, problem solvingand learning
skills. No significant side effects or differences betweenbeclomethasone and theophylline were found in the study. Although theophylline has a reputation among doctors and parents forcausing behavioral problems in children, this research sho...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
...pes to report onhow chronic noise affects reading, learning
and mental health in the Munichstudy group. The study was supported, in part, by the Society for the Psychological Study ofSocial Issues, the National Institutes of Health, the Nordic Scientific Groupfor Noise Effects, the Swedish Environmental Pr...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
... constitutes the electrophysiological correlate of learning
and memory. The findings reported by ...es in the molecular events underlying learning
and memory and those operating during synaptogenesis are consistent with studies showin...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...igham maintains that 'learning to quit can involve learning
to manage lapse and relapse episodes, turning them from catastrophe to beneficial experience.' Quitting smoking is a process, not a single event, as the author notes. DYING TO QUIT provides vital information that does away with simplistic notions abo...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...ve to handle children with behavioral problems and learning
disabilities, willbe enormous." Slotkin's research awards include the 1992 Alton Ochsner Award forResearch on Smoking and Health, considered the highest honor for research ontobacco-related diseases. Most recently, he was awarded the 1998 Ott...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...what allows us to specify how brain activityduring learning
differs between experiences later remembered and those laterforgotten," Wagner said. Wagner and colleagues used event-related fMRI to measure small, butsignificant differences in brain activation as young adults completed variousverbal tasks....
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
...cle fusion promises to shedlight on processes like learning
and memory, and may lead to improved treatmentsfor brain disorders. "It's sort of like merging two soap bubbles into one, but hardly that simple,"explained R. Bryan Sutton, an HHMI associate in Brunger's laboratory. Sutton,Brunger and their colleague...
University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students
...am, students spend a year honingtheir academic and learning
skills so they are better prepared when they reapplyto dental school. Doing that includes attending upper-division undergraduatescience courses at University of California, Berkeley and special seminars atUCSF. Students also will observe working de...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...hile also transforming the processes of discovery, learning
and communication. Similar growth in scientific understanding of learning
and intelligence in natural systems and artificial systems is contributing to unprecedented research...
Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air
...effects of leadpoisoning of young children include learning
disabilities, reduced psychometricintelligence and behavioral disorders. These effects have been associated withchronic low-level exposure to lead and are believed to be irreversible. Nriagu's study measured the rate of lead emission in a laboratory...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
... HIV disease. In this group, the average time from learning
of one's HIVpositive status to being diagnosed with AIDS was about a year-and-a-half longerthan for those in the confidential group (1,247 days vs. 718 days). The period of HIV-related medical care between time of HIV-positivediagnosis and A...
Why Do We Make It Difficult For Students To Hear In Class?
...cal problems in classrooms and other listening and learning
spaces. Theywill present the demographics of the classroom acoustics problem, namely thenumber, type and ages of students at risk. Suggestions on how to identifystudents at high risk, such as those with mild hearing loss, with limitedEnglish profic...
'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds
...ies, but health-care teachers are gettingmassages, learning
relaxation techniques and trying other unconventionaltreatments at about the same rate as the general population, University ofFlorida researchers report. In a written survey of physicians, nurses, dentists and other healthprofessionals on UF's facul...
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
... At lower levels of educational attainment, learning
by heart attackdoesn't seem to work, the researchers report. Their study found that onlysmokers with at least a high school education changed their smoking behaviorafter a heart attack. Each additional year beyond high school dramatically ...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...sponsibility as medicaleducators to provide a safe learning
environment for students before they facethe risks of direct patient care. The era of -- see one, do one, teach one -- islong past." Data from the study will be used to evaluate steps already taken at UCSF toreduce possible exposures and to guide ed...
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