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Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon

... showing them activity from one person's brain. It looks at other activity from the same brain and it can tell with 90 percent accuracy whether it's looking at a picture or reading a sentence. It can discriminate between words about different semantic and grammatical content, such as buildings versus tool...

Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach

...nutrients. "Some people think that if the produce looks good, it has nutrients," LaBorde said. "So people will stick the spinach in some ice water to fluff it up to look nice." The Penn State researcher noted this action is not effective because the nutrient loss is irreversible. With such a high demand ...

Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk

..., schizophrenia group are somewhere in between: It looks like these deficits begin even before they are diagnosed and treated. It suggests that this area of the brain that's important for executive decision-making processes is already altered before disease onset." The preliminary study represents a "first...

New hand-held information system for emergency responders

...er selects observed properties and symptoms, WISER looks in its database for chemical substances that have these characteristics. The list of candidate chemicals decreases as additional information is provided, and WISER presents the user with a list of candidate chemicals at any point in the identificatio...

Brain imaging reveals secrets of love, fear and betrayal

...from Shakespeare. The book, The Bard on the Brain, looks at Shakespeare's themes of love, adultery, power, treachery, morality, judgement and control as found in his best-known works such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and the Merchant of Venice. It also reveals Shakespeare's portrayal of common ...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...through the world and interpreting every face that looks at you as a threat, even the face of your own mother," Davidson adds. Scientists have in the past speculated that the amygdala - which has been implicated in certain anxiety and mood disorders - plays a role in autism, but the study directly supports...

MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients

...oking at both morphology and kinetics. Morphology looks at the shape of the lesion, while kinetics looks at how quickly the contrast agent lights up the lesion then fades away. If the lesion is bright the...

A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows

...an increase pedestrian travel to school. The study looks at elementary schools located near improvements funded by the Safe Routes to School program, such as additional traffic lights, new crosswalks and improved sidewalks. Parent surveys show that children who pass by these improvement projects on their r...

Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?

...ifiable? A debate in this month's PLoS Medicine looks at both sides of the commercial cord blood controversy. Nicholas M. Fisk, Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, and Irene A. G. Roberts, Professor of Paediatric Haematology, both at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, criticize the prac...

Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher

...he know it might not be a medical professional who looks at the brain images?" Illes said. Another issue that research subjects may not realize is that if a benign tumor is found during a scan and listed on their medical records, it could alter health insurance rates. Illes recently co-chaired a meeting at...

New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

...otential treatments tried before it, amitriptyline looks promising. And we are desperate to find a safe and effective treatment for patients. But until the drug is rigorously tested we won't know its true value in these syndromes," said Leroy M. Nyberg Jr., Ph.D., M.D., who oversees IC research sponsored b...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...mon cancer killers were established and that trend looks set to continue", Boyle predicted, "although there were worrying exceptions, including lung cancer in women and most common forms of cancer in Spain and Portugal." Call for concerted action He concluded: "To make great progress quickly it is evide...

Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer

...od physicians traditionally use. The cytology test looks for abnormal cells in the urine and must be sent to outside laboratories for evaluation. Patients may wait as long as a week to receive these results, according to Grossman, while the results of the NMP22 test can be read within 30 to 50 minutes in t...

Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots

... vessels to help dissolve clots; the d-dimer tests looks for the breakdown products of that effort. While the standard d-dimer test has been shown highly efficient at detecting a clot once it has reached the lungs, called a pulmonary embolism, it's not as efficient at finding clots deep in the leg veins wh...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

...fen School of Medicine at UCLA. "Our research team looks forward to working with the state and county mental health departments on developing programs to improve the quality of care that children receive and the documentation of that care." The study was sponsored by the California Department of Mental He...

Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix

... nurses report unusual clinical problems and Karch looks into how widespread the problem might be. Last year she also reported that nurses had found that some types of skin patches could catch on fire when patients receive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans....

Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research

...universal in all research. The special issue also looks at the construct of race in the 21st century, as well as the historical use of the construct in science, including issues of new genetic markers for race vs. self-reported race, racial vs. ancestral identity, racial disparities, and the interaction b...

Institute of Medicine advisory: Jan. 12 Briefing on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

...e Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, looks at what patients and health care providers need to know about both conventional treatments and complementary and alternative therapies to make the best decisions about their use. The report examines issues of safety, effectiveness, and regulatory ove...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...he response is based on when or how long the child looks at a particular object. The testing appears simpl...aring infant hears a sharp, sudden noise, the baby looks in the direction the sound came from," said Dr. Houston. "Children born deaf who receive cochlear im...

Ethics of neuroimaging research to be focus of NIH/Stanford meeting

...he know it might not be a medical professional who looks at the brain images?" she said. While one possibility is to make sure that all brain studies have medical professionals on the research team, the cost of having a doctor read every scan would be staggering. "I would love to see a basic framework that...

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