Tag: "signal" at medical news
Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool
...altime audio feedback. "We were able to identify a signal
from the sensors related to the speed of the club," Grober said. "We convert this signal
into an audio soundscape that is universally intuitive to golfers and instantly interpretable, provi...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...vity suggest that hypnosis somehow blocks the pain signal
from getting to the parts of the brain that percei...ut it definitely does something to reduce the pain signal
input into the cortical structure." The pain network functions like a relay system with an input pai...
Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
...ieve that they can use light at that wavelength to signal
manmade molecules to release drugs at disease site...enge has been that tissue blocks light so we can't signal
molecules deep within the body to deliver drug therapy," says Brewer, associate professor of chemist...
2005 Pulp Biology Research Award
...pothesize that this structure could be involved in signal
transduction. He is now investigating the expression and characterization of ion channels possibly involved in these processes. When viewed together, the long-standing contributions of Professor Magloire have increased our understanding about the ph...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...ased from fat cells when an animal is "full," as a signal
to stop eating, but the signal
is blocked in obesity. Comparison of heart tissue samples from obese mice and normal mice showed th...
Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems
...released, it binds to this receptor, sending out a signal
to block the release of norepinephrine....
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
...ment of Hexvix now means that a strong fluorescent signal
can be obtained with short installation times in the bladder. Hexvix has no observed systemic or local side effects. Photodetection using Hexvix has undergone extensive clinical trials in several European countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Sw...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...indiscriminately targets and blocks other cellular signal
pathways, causing serious side effects such as hig...r an immune response. Blocking this co-stimulatory signal
prevents organ rejection while allowing the body to continue fighting other infections. Following...
Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says
...ease (CJD). While the CDI detected the biochemical signal
for prions in 100 percent of the samples studied, the traditional tests failed to detect the prion in a high proportion of cases. For example, in an experiment that focused on 18 brain regions from eight patients with sporadic CJD, the CDI detected p...
Slow growth in infancy signals poor economic prospects in adulthood
Slow growth in the year after birth seems to signal
poor economic prospects as an adult, suggests a study of 50 year old men in Archives of Disease in Childhood. Over 4,500 men were studied, all of whom had been born in Helsinki, Finland, between 1934 and 1944. Their heights had been measured an avera...
Impact of scientific advances on drug studies and membrane research to be explored
...low proteins to cross membranes and receptors that signal
changing conditions of a cell's environment, to the molecular biology and genetics of the membrane processes leading to thermosensation and hearing. For a complete list of speakers, topics and the schedule, visit www.delange.rice.edu . The conferenc...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
...od, or persists upon repeated testing, it does not signal
that the virus has mutated, or changed form. True drug resistance requires changes in therapy which can be very difficult for the patient, says Siliciano. Different combinations of medications can have toxic side effects, such as lipid abnormaliti...
Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds
...vered two of the proteins made by glial cells that signal
synapse formation. This study, published in the Feb. 11 issue of Cell, could help researchers understand diseases such as epilepsy and addiction in which too many synapses form. "We knew glia had a close relationship with neurons," Barres said. "We n...
Auditory test to help identify learning impaired
...s mimic the acoustic characteristics of the speech signal
with remarkable fidelity. "Many factors can contribute to a diagnosis of a learning problem and current testing methodologies have not been consistent or reliable for diagnosing individuals with learning disabilities," said Gabriel Raviv, chairman a...
Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder
...warmer a room became the more the thermostat would signal
the furnace to turn on. This type of vicious cycle appears to occur in blepharospasm. Normally, the blinking reflex protects the eye from bright light and other environmental hazards, but in blepharospasm this blinking response gets out of control. ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...ks to enable patients to generate a high-frequency signal
on demand so they can empty their bladders at will...de on the pudendal nerve attached to an electrical signal
stimulator placed in the abdomen. The bladder pacemaker operation would be optimized by a doctor and...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...many variables as possible. Around 80% of acoustic signal
distortion comes from propagating through the top ...ut of the ground must be converted into electrical signal
in order to be measured, so here we must have good coupling of the geophones with the ground as well...
Researchers discover genetic variant that may explain why women develop M.S. more than men
... and spinal cord, creating scars that impair nerve signal
transmission and lead to disability. Background Biology Interferon gamma belongs to a group of proteins that communicate with cells. Research by scientists at the Cleveland Clinic has shown that women and men naturally express different levels of ...
Early seizures after epilepsy surgery predict more seizures
...res after the most common form of epilepsy surgery signal
a greatly increased likelihood that the patient will continue to have seizures, according to a study published online January 24, 2005, in the Annals of Neurology ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ana ). "These findings have implications f...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...built into microchips that can alter an electronic signal
so as to mimic the effects of the head and outer ear before the signal
is fed into the ear canals through a pair of headphones. The Australian Research Council funds the ...
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