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UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons

The road to interpreting intentions is paved with mirror neurons. A study by UCLA neuroscientists featuring functional magnetic resonance imaging and a well-stocked tea service suggests for the first time that mirror neurons help people understand the intenti...

Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day

... 45 to 252 deaths on any one day. There were more road deaths during summer and autumn than during winter...nths. Specific days stood out. The average toll of road deaths was higher on Independence Day, July 4, than on any other day of the year across the whole st...

Cell phone users drive like old folks

... effort to compensate for paying less attention to road conditions and took 17 percent longer to regain t...lindness," in which motorists can look directly at road conditions but not really see them because they are distracted by a cell phone conversation. The res...

Brenner Children's Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network

...ery latest treatment advances, placing them on the road to recovery with better outcomes," said Covitz. Brenner Children's Hospital has joined the network for the next two years and hopes to renew for another five, Covitz said....

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...y diseases, and also in a paramedical setting at a road accident where injury of the chest wall is suspected. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Charles Tu , Professor "Yellow-Amber-Red Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Fabricated from a New Material System and Technique" $50,000 Solid-state lighting rece...

Study of hypoxia and new gene reveals early-stage action of p53 tumor suppressor gene

...ghting cancer as well as other diseases. "Down the road we would like to find strategies to turn Bnip3L back on to restore the ability to die under hypoxia now that we know how it happens in the first place," says El-Deiry....

Day-long drivers at risk of cardiovascular problems as a result of traffic pollution

...at accumulate in cars driving at varying speeds in road traffic enhances the likelihood of thrombosis, inf... They found silicon and aluminium from wear of the road surface, while another source was wear and tear of mechanical automotive parts, which produces parti...

Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention

...g, this is one of the most promising." The (bumpy) road aheadWhat most excites Lippman and other researchers at M. D. Anderson is the notion that cancer and other common diseases of aging may be linked by common pathways that could be strategically disrupted by simply taking pills every day. And the curr...

Beyond supervision

...unheard of. Using Williams' laboratory work as a road map to the intricacies of the inner eye, MacRae developed customized ablation, a custom version of refractive surgery that corrects for the previously unknown nuances of a person's vision. In the earliest days of refractive surgery, doctors didn't ev...

Smoking affects same 'feel good' brain chemical system as heroin

...t on opioid levels they found suggests a promising road for further discovery. That may lead to better understanding of why smoking affects people the way it does -- including the mystery of why it's often so hard to quit, despite tobacco's many health dangers. "It appears that smokers have an altered op...

Promising results for malaria vaccine trial

...n licensing this vaccine by 2010. In any case, the road toward a safe and efficient malaria vaccine being available and useable on a large scale, or even incorporated into an expanded programme of immunisation, will be long and chaotic. Thus, for many decades ahead, the expansion of preventive and therape...

When looking isn't seeing: Is cockpit design flawed?

...rect action. The same general issues also apply to road vehicles."...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

...by emissions from power plants, heavy industry and road transport, along with biomass burning. Lightning in the air also creates nitrogen oxides naturally, as does microbial activity in the soil. Localised in-situ measurements of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide are carried out in many western industrial coun...

Envisat Symposium report day 4: Assistance from space to combat hazards and natural disasters

...livering humanitarian aid. Radar imagery shows the road network well, and could also be used for water surface and wadi channel mapping. The final product was a detailed map that also highlighted the location of refugee camps." Canada has seen two Charter activations since the start of 2003 one for fore...

Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite

...ound the Mount Etna volcano, and landslides on one road into Salzburg. The opening session concluded, the real work of the Symposium begins on Tuesday, as researchers reveal what uses they are making of the results revealed by Envisat return here tomorrow for another report....

Novel imaging technique shows lymph nodes, metastases in breast cancer without surgery

...ons can acquire a set of images and have a feel, a road map if you will, for what they need to do before t...ional image, and rotate it for a three-dimensional road map. The surgeon can know how a patients lymph tissue is constructed even before surgical interventi...

Physics World Digest August 2004: Eye surgery sharpens up

... Dark energy might be seen in the lab The long road to reality: an interview with Roger Penrose Chinese particle physics Proteins, art and science Olympians look to physics Power laws, statistical physics and natural hazards Superconducting materials find applications Teaching entrepreneu...

Urgent need for investment in human resources to respond to global health crises

...the development of new methods and strategies. The road is long, there are few short cuts, but the time to begin is now"....

Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again

...allas was riding his motorcycle on a quiet country road when a car rear-ended him, throwing him from the bike. When he awoke from a coma 11 days later, he learned he was paralyzed. "I was banged up real bad," Mr. Benefield said. "The doctors said it was an incomplete spinal- cord injury, and I would proba...

Study: New neurons can get out of spinal cord

...lin coating, they didn't get much farther down the road to the real target -- muscles. Furthermore, to approach therapy, Kerr says, these and other experiments need to be done with human embryonic stem (ES) cells that may one day be clinically useful. However, the human ES cell lines approved for researc...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot alone compensate ... the perspective of neural plasticity, Dr. Yun Xiang ... observed the effects of functional electrical stimulation treatment ... of basic fibroblast growth factor and epidermal growth ... side. The researchers found that functional electrical stimulation ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... (Chicago) A recently FDA-approved device has been shown ... as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an ... Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures ... in the decade-long clinical trials. , That,s good news ... in the U.S. living with epilepsy whose seizures can,t ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... all lung cancers are small cell lung cancers ... to chemotherapy. However, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University ... the mechanisms leading to this resistance that may ... primarily by mediating B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family ... Depending on their function, this family of proteins ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal ... of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and ... The condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels ... greatly reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to ... series of experiments, described April 7 in the journal ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... massive health care spending, a new RAND study concludes ... incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products ... medical technologies and their use, a new study suggests ... medical devices get created in the first place. The ... as little loss of health as possible and to ...
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