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12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull

...new bone structures. In October 1998 Emily had BMP applied to a gap in the right side of her skull.Now, 70 pe...ed with new bone. In this next surgery, BMPwill be applied to several of the gaps in her forehead. Emily is the first childto ever have BMP applied to existing...

Alcohol researchers identify new medication that lessens relapse risk

...ts on the brain,that knowledge will continue to be applied to develop new medications," saidRichard Fuller, M.D., Director, Division of Clinical and Prevention Research,NIAAA. "Medications development is a top NIAAA priority." "A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Oral Nalmefene for AlcoholDependence...

Inflammatory pain may help deter inflammatory diseases like arthritis

...ed kneejoints, determining that a painful stimulus applied to the animals' hind pawcompletely blocked neutrophil accumulation in the animals' joints. Researchers in the Levine lab had previously shown that activated pain fibers inthe rats' hind paw caused decreased swelling in the animals' inflamed kneejoint...

9th European Congress on Lung Disease

...e best experts, and covering a range frombasic and applied research to still unpublished clinical trials. "This meeting offers a very attractive combination for a wide audience ofspecialists, adds Manuel Cosio, the Vice-Chairman of the meeting. That is whythe ERS has attracted more and more investigators fro...

University of Pittsburgh study finds that simple test spots early signs of heart disease in women

...his study demonstrates that EBCT can beeffectively applied in a preventive setting to aid in the management of heartdisease." The University of Pittsburgh project involved 541 premenopausal women, with anaverage age of 48, who participated in the Healthy Women Study, begun in1983-84, to look at changes in bi...

UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds

...RI). "Some might wonder why we need more basic and applied research on vaccines whenthere are trials already of vaccines in the field. What we need right now aremore and better vaccine concepts, and we need to be testing as many of themsimultaneously as possible. We still haven't found the 'magic bullet,' ...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

...that when the ideal conditions were found and then applied tosubsequent batches, he would be able to grow consistently large, high qualitycrystals of lysozyme. The expectation was that with ideal conditions, qualitycrystals could be cranked out as if in a factory. Instead, nature put him on the curve. "Some ...

Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment

...ata associated with each of these factors was then applied to each scenario. (Rupture rates were taken from the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms.) While the study showed that aneurysm treatment was the best option for people with unruptured aneurysms that were at least 10 mm, it als...

UI researchers find more natural method to possibly induce vascular growth

...pefully, this can get to the stage where it can be applied to humans,"Tomanek said. A grant from the National Institutes of Health supplied funding for the study,which recently appeared in the journal Circulation Research. Other scientistswho contributed to the study are Margaret D. Brown, Ph.D., a lecturer ...

UCSF finding could lead to a new class of painkillers

...to stimulation. In a second study, the researchers applied the chemical irritant acetic acid. The response to... a potent irritant known as carrageenan. When they applied the seaweed compound in rats exposed to stimulation, the animals exhibited pain. But when the animal...

New research method reveals high-density information storage in the brain

...ch team at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry applied the newmethod to investigate the so-called "long-term depression" (LTD), a veryimportant molecular mechanism in the brain. Actually, mechanisms like long-termdepression and long-term potentiation (LTP) are regarded by many researchers asthe basis for...

Novel neural net recognizes spoken words better than human listeners

...nal Institute of Mental Health. The universityhas applied for a patent on the system and the architectural concepts on whichit is based....

UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine

...s a prime example of how basic science research is applied tothe study of disease, Ernst added. Studies done elsewhere determined thecellular and signaling pathways initiated by interferon gamma, providing theUCSF team with the tools to carry research one step further. "With thisinformation, we traced ...

Raise eggs' vitamin D3 content sevenfold by adding more vitamin D to chicken feed

...nd Kaisa Lehikoinenof the University of Helsinki's applied chemistry and microbiology departmentand Professor Tuomo Kiiskinen of the Agricultural Research Centre of Finland....

Scientists grow heart tissue in Bioreactor

...sks. Using a custom-designed electrode array, they applied electrical signalsto the tissues and got them beating. They then studied parameters associatedwith impulse propagation through the tissue. For example, they found thatconstructs conducted electrical impulses half as fast as tissues grown in ananimal'...

Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms

...s permanently damaged. Ifappropriate treatment is applied soon enough, patients who might otherwise havedied or been serious disabled can recover with few, if any, permanentdisabilities. But the safe application of these medications requires exquisitely accuratediagnosis. If a patient's stroke is caused ...

Use it or lose it applies to nervous system, scientists find

...to see a steady, slow loss of receptors after they applied thebungarotoxin. "We thought the receptors would sit there for an average of nineor 10 days," Lichtman says. "But within two hours, they started leaving indroves." About 10 percent of the fluorescence disappeared within the first two hours.Then the r...

New DNA chip method could improve cancer diagnosis

...his is the first time that the technology has been applied toclassify cancer types," says Dr. Golub. The scientists say that it may be possible to do this for other cancers, andthey plan to investigate this in the coming months. The study was supported in part by the Leukemia Society of America, the Nati...

Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations

... breadth in the tools andperspectives that will be applied to the research and depth in the center'sfocus on specific risk factors for treatment failure. "This is pioneering medicine that can improve the way we think about and treatnicotine addiction," said Rep. Pat Dillon (D-92), a member of Yale's TTURCCen...

'HARP MRI' provides faster, clear heart pictures

...man, a doctoral student in thedepartment, recently applied for a U.S. patent covering the HARP process. Theyhave also described the system at several academic conferences. Prince and Osman believe HARP MRI's most promising use will be in cardiac stresstesting. In such tests, physicians use a treadmill or dru...

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