Tag: "ability" at medical news
UCSD-Salk team show protein's gene-silencing role in development of nervous system
...rdon Gill, M.D., UCSD professor of medicine. The ability
of SCPs to silence genes was first shown by Gill and his post-doctoral fellow Michele Yeo, Ph.D., in an April 28, 2003 study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Yeo is co-first author of the new study in Science, along with Soo-Kyung L...
Penn study shows how next-generation diabetic drugs could work more selectively
...get gene-selective actions would be to target this ability
to turn off genes without affecting the ability
to turn others on. "Since these are separate processes, one through one type of molecular action and...
Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit
A Johns Hopkins-led study designed to evaluate the ability
of etanercept to maintain disease remissions in a serious autoimmune disorder has failed to show any benefit. Etanercept, also called Enbrel, is a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other types of joint inflammation. "We had hoped that th...
Climate change and the future of air travel
...ere also found to have a substantial effect on the ability
of simple altitude restrictions to be an effective policy. Current work is aiming to examine more complex aircraft routing strategies aimed at avoiding air masses that lead to persistent contrail formation. At present the production of contrails and ...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...th the quality of care they provide and with their ability
to serve the needs of their patients. Physician Conceptions of Responsibility to Individual Patients and Distributive Justice in Health Care By Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H., et al DEPRESSED PATIENTS WHO COMPLAIN OF PHYSICAL RATHER THAN PSYC...
Health initiatives can help peace building in the Middle East
...r Skinner comments: "Concern is mounting about our ability
to address global health issues in the 21st century in a climate of national, ethnocultural, and religious conflicts. The Middle East, in particular, presents immense challenges for improving regional disparities in health and fostering peaceful coex...
Thinking of prepositions turns brain 'on' in different ways
... to describe location is impaired, then his or her ability
to use that same preposition to describe time would be disrupted. But we found the words implying time are processed independently." This research was conducted at the Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory in Iowa's Carver College of Medicine and was ...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...ey team's method. Realism is only one benefit; the ability
to place virtual sounds anywhere around the head has applications in computer games and for producing earcons (the acoustic equivalent of icons on a visual display). Next-generation hearing aids programmed with the wearer's spatial filters will be ab...
Generation gap found in chronic pain
...onic pain has a major impact on your life and your ability
to work or function," says the study's senior auth...ell as the intensity and impact of their pain, the ability
to cope with their pain, sleep and alcohol use patterns, and symptoms of depression and post-traumat...
Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy
...ect to major problems with prospective memory, the ability
to remember what to do in the future. For the group studied, this could affect important behaviors such as remembering to take medicine at a certain time or getting to a doctor's appointment. The research appears in the January issue of Neuropsycho...
Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows
...asured by pressure-volume analysis of the muscle's ability
to contract and pump blood, actually improved after hypertrophy had been stopped and treated. While researchers previously thought that hypertrophy was an adaptive response to pressure stress, the functional gains lasted despite the heart's continue...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...lated to those health behaviors. A belief in one's ability
to engage in good foot care and that good foot care reduces the risk of future foot problems were significantly correlated with daily foot care practices. In addition, psychological well-being was significantly related to foot care and smoking status...
Moderate alcohol intake may reduce risk of dementia in older women
...Dementia occurs when memory, judgment and thinking ability
decline substantially to the point of interfering with basic day-to-day activities. "There are a number of reasons one might expect moderate alcohol intake to be beneficial," Espeland says. "Some cognitive problems are due to strokes and blood vess...
Intellect linked to risk of suicide in young men
...e. Alternatively, it may be due to an individual's ability
to solve problems in times of crisis or maladjustment in childhood, they conclude....
Common antidepressants lower effects of tamoxifen in many women
.... The study makes clear that knowledge of a drug's ability
to inhibit CYP2D6 enzyme activity may help clinicians anticipate important drug interactions. Genetic testing may help identify a group of women who may experience greater benefit from tamoxifen or those who may benefit more from one SSRI than anothe...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...y other large study previously done to examine the ability
of ICDs to decrease mortality among patients with heart failure. The Defibrillators in NonIschemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation (DEFINITE) showed a relative 35 percent decrease in overall mortality with the use of ICD therapy. In SCD-HeFT, t...
Discovery of pathway in learning impairment caused by liver disease may lead to drug treatment
...ent of shunted rats with sildenafil restored their ability
to learn. Tests showed that the concentration of c...nic hyperammonemia significantly reduced the rats' ability
to learn, but that treatment with sildenafil restored their learning ability. While sildenafil treat...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
...ents will eventually be able to regain much of the ability
to move that they have lost. For paraplegic patien...ensation and movement of the hands, and regain the ability
to dress, feed and clean independently. Professor Raisman's key discovery was that there is one part...
Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use
...orously studied for the first time, confirming its ability
to block alcohol craving in rodents, and clarifyin...ns and drug treatment advocates impressed with its ability
to reverse withdrawal symptoms and craving for alcohol and various drugs of abuse. It has been used ...
PENN study emphasizes need for national guidelines for assisted reproductive technology programs
...eyond the factors of infertility and a candidate's ability
to afford treatment, little is known about the qualifications that ART programs use to determine a candidate's eligibility for parenthood. This raises the question: Should there be guidelines to determine who should be eligible to use this technology...
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