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Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...ong preconceived notions of the flavor, shape, and size of chicken nuggets," Klein said. "However, the percentage consumed was at least 75 percent for both types. This indicates that soy-based nuggets could be served and achieve acceptance." She points out that reformulation and testing with children coul...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

...netic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, to show the size of the area of heart muscle scarred by the infarct and gauge the organ's ability to pump, will be conducted at the beginning and end of the study as a measure of heart function. Conclusive results will only be available when and if Phase II and Phas...

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

...pixels) once every second. Each voxel is about the size of a peppercorn. So Just and Mitchell use data mining and statistical machine software to detect subtle patterns. They already have developed computer algorithms for analyzing fMRI scans that can distinguish which category of words a person is readin...

Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

...in Joan Erickson, on the other hand, was about the size of a crayon and extremely pliable. "For the leg," said Sze, "a stent must be fatter, longer, more flexible and more resilient. It has to be designed to be crushed, bent, telescoped and twisted yet capable of popping open and straightening out again w...

Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

... cites a number of alarming statistics to show the size of the drug problem. The number of IDUs is estimated to be between 1 million and 1.4 million. By mid-2000, 36 percent (270,721) of AIDS cases in the United States had occurred among IDUs, their sexual partners and their children, and these three cate...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...ategies seem equally effective in reducing infarct size and mortality. Therefore, thrombolysis is still a viable alternative to primary PCI, provided that it can be delivered within 3 hours after onset of chest pain or other symptoms. 11. Primary PCI compared with thrombolysis significantly reduced strok...

New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

...us polyethylene grafts ensures that an ideal graft size and shape can be used regardless of the amount or quality of septal cartilage [underlying structure] available. It leaves the external nose straight, smooth, and strong to reduce the effects of future scar contracture or trauma."...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

...om the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. Equivalent in size to Jamaica, B-15 had an initial area of 11 655 square kilometres but subsequently broke up into smaller pieces. Since then, B-15A has found its way to McMurdo Sound, where its presence has blocked ocean currents and led to a build-up of sea ice. Wit...

PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill

... PillCam ESO is a smooth plastic capsule about the size of a large vitamin pill with video cameras on each end, equipped with a battery and internal light source. After the patient lies down, the PillCam ESO is swallowed and glides through the esophagus, taking about 2,600 color pictures (14 per second)....

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...Larger mammary glands have more cells at risk. The size of mammary glands is not reflected in breast size, which is largely determined by body fat. The theory is supported by evidence presented in epidemiologic studies that indicate certain early-life conditions, such as large birth size, are associated w...

Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques

...valuate, in a preoperational manner, the shape and size of the vertebrae, enable us to know the width and length of the screws that we have to use and in which direction they have to go. Finally, this research has demonstrated its usefulness in reliably determining the position of the screws once introduc...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...beer beverages in two important aspects: container size and alcohol content by volume," said Ricky Bluthenthal, assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and corresponding author for the study. "We found that the combination of these differences resulted in the average mal...

Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women

... a clinical follow-up visit. "Because of its large size and broad representation of women from across the United States, this cohort provides an opportunity to determine whether the association of white blood cell count with future cardiovascular events is present in postmenopausal women and to examine th...

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

... hormone on abdominal fat, hepatic fat content and size of the thigh muscle area. The team discovered that the GH treatment in postmenopausal women significantly reduced their intra-abdominal fat, increased thigh muscle area, reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration, and improved i...

Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure

...r isolated small samples of heart tissue about the size of large postage stamps from dogs in various stages of heart failure. Next, using a technique called optical mapping, they stained the tissue samples with voltage- or calcium-sensitive dyes, and shined a green light on the samples to excite the photo...

Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients

...nning. The researchers found that, in general, the size of the radiation fields could be decreased by using PET scan information, which meant less radiation exposure of the healthy lung tissue and the esophagus. "This study underlines the great potential benefit of incorporating PET scan data into radioth...

St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix

...sts of platelet aggregation. Bates notes that the size of the study means the result needs to be confirmed in more people before it has an impact on clinical use of clopidogrel. He and Lau are planning to recruit researchers to launch a larger study later this year. Lau further notes that current studies...

Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer

...Dr. Rosen says the next step is to figure out what size and types of cancer tumors the unit is best capable of detecting, exactly how sensitive the unit is, and where it fits in the cancer screening process. "So now what we want to do is study a larger population and study a more representative population...

CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect

...rs measuring 16-20 mm (80%), Dr. Brem said. Lesion size is important; "cancers smaller than or equal to 1 cm have a better prognosis than cancers greater than 1 cm," she said. Subtle masses are also difficult to detect, Dr. Brem said. The study found that CAD had a sensitivity of 83% for the smallest ma...

MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer

...otherapy before surgery in an effort to reduce the size of their tumor, and MRI is the best way to predict if the chemotherapy is working, preliminary results of a study show. If the chemotherapy is successful, then the woman may be able to undergo breast-conservation surgery rather than a mastectomy. C...

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