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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills

...arsfrom our experience and study that a lot of the techniques developed forthe military battlefield and conditioned-based maintenance of machines canbe applied to humans." The same sensors and signal processors, automated reasoning systems anddata fusion methods used to create smart weapons and super sensitiv...

DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs

...ualizes individual DNA molecules, whiletraditional techniques are indirect and inferential, sometimes givinginex...o specializes in scanning forcemicroscopy. "Other techniques require us to examine several billion molecules ata time and then make inferences about the behavior...

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks

...rtality as losing weight through more conventional techniques such as reducing dietary fat and increasing exercise." He emphasized that the burden of proof rests with the advocates of the weight-reducing medications to show that the benefits of the weight loss from the medications is equivalent to that of impro...

MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery

...f the tumor using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques designed in the laboratory of biomedical engineer Jeffrey Duerk, Ph.D. The probe emits radio waves that heat and kill tumor cells. Watching the MRI video monitor, doctors can adjust the instrument to reach all parts of the malignancy while av...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

... Receive This Therapy. While innovative techniques and catheters, including coronary stents, have dramatically improved success rates for nonsurgical coronary revascularization, complications following balloon angioplasty remain an important problem associated with mortality. An intraveno...

New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- New ultrasound techniques could give physiciansthe means to assess blockages...eries serving the brain without usingcurrent risky techniques that can provoke a stroke. Researchers from Brazil and Canada will report that acombination ...

3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries

...ntmore than one imaging examination. While techniques like cerebral angiography remain the diagnostic goldstandard, ultrasound is being applied in ways that were only dreams a few yearsago. Why are these dreams coming true today? As Delcker explained in aninterview, new computer workstations ar...

'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research

...Diane Finegood explains how mathematical modelling techniques canprovide new insights in the fight against diabetes, she inevitably startstalking about bathtubs. "The flow of water in and out of a bathtub gives us a useful equation indiabetes research, explains Finegood, an associate professor in the schoolof k...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process

...cy (RF) waves and microwave heating. These heating techniques -- also used to warm plasma in a fusion device -- are being tested for pasteurizing raw liquid foods such as eggs, fruit juices, and milk. "This is another example of applying our fusion and plasma science capabilities to an area that benefits the U...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity

...ys. "Newtechniques or a reformulation of existing techniques might be able to inducemore lasting effects," he adds. For example, long-term TMS or drug therapy,combined with practice or physical therapy, may be able to change braincircuitry as well as strengthen connections. While these results are pro...

Chemists Closing In On Commercial Potential Of Alkanes

...loser to realization.Using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques that provide "stop-action" imageswithin a trillionth of a second, scientists at the U.S. Deparment of Energy'sLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have obtained the first detailed pictureof an alkane-activation reaction at room temperature. Alk...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

...ion. "Dr. Broderick, using modern sampling techniques to evaluate ourchanging and aging population, has shown the current magnitude of stroke issignificantly higher than previously thought," says Michael D. Walker, M.D.,Director of the Division of Stroke, Trauma and Neurodegenerative Diseases at theNati...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

... in AIDS patients using isotope mass spectrometric techniques were announced Feb. 3, 1998 at the 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. The results are part of an ongoing collaboration designed to change the diagnosis and management of AIDS and to optimize its therapeutic approach by allow...

Optical Technology Projects Images Directly Into The Eye

...difficult to make the pixelssmall enough. Existing techniques can therefore not improve the quality of pictures covering a wide field of vision. However,projecting light directly onto the retina with a laser produces an extremely high-quality picture. The laser beam narrows the lightdown to tiny points which ar...

Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers

...sed what they call statistical predictive modeling techniques to make a computer analysis of data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey, a 1988 study of about 12,000 students in grades 8, 10 and 12. "This allowed us to study the impact of taxes on smoking behavior during exactly the time in adolesce...

Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage

...environmental radiation effects. Sometimes testing techniques themselves harmDNA. "Our new technique employs antibodies that recognize specific forms ofDNA damage," Le said. "Those antibodies are then linked to other antibodies thatgive off fluorescent light and also attach to the damaged DNA." ...

New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors

...s,different antibodies and less effective surgical techniques to seal the cavitiesfrom the circulating cerebrospinal fluid. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system that recognizeforeign substances called antigens and attach to them to help destroy them.Monoclonal antibodies such as 81C6 ar...

Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study Shows

...isky behavior. The authors usedoperations research techniques in their analysis, including a dynamic model ofthe HIV epidemic and an economic model that assesses the costs and benefits.The authors found that programs aimed at the third group -the entire populationof women - require a greater degree of behavior ...

Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems

...nflict with theirchildren, constructive discipline techniques and how to motivate children to dobetter in school. In a second study, researchers recruited 38 mothers of middle schoolstudents in Athens County. Parents were randomly assigned to the ParentingWisely program or to a control group. R...

Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain

...vanced functional magnetic resonanceimaging (fMRI) techniques that were developed by Buckner and Anders Dale, aresearcher at MGH and another of the co-authors on Wagner' study. "This new technique is what allows us to specify how brain activityduring learning differs between experiences later remembered...

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