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Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body

..., skeletal and brainimaging agents at UC. "You see bright regions where muscle tissueis normal and very dark areas where blood flow is blocked." Heineman is an analytical chemist who also has a great dealof experience developing sensors which can detect compounds atextremely low concentrations, as low as 3,...

Seeing Movement In The Dark

...he center ofthe visual field is illuminated by the bright headlights - and therefore seen bycones, whereas the remaining visual scene, including the sides of the road, areunlit and presumably processed by rods. This might lead to an underestimation ofthe speed of our movement through the environment, which ...

UT Southwestern Study To Test Efficacy Of St. John's Wort For Treatment Of Depression

...lt that way." On her other walls,however, hang the bright paintings she's done in her sunny moods. What makes the difference? Kenegar thinks the answer lies with St. John's wort,said Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, associate professor of psychiatry at UT SouthwesternMedical Center at Dallas. He is seeking volunteers...

UMass researchers teaching computers to interpret MRIs

..., comprising dead and injured tissue,shows up as a bright region in the image, whereas the remaining healthy tissueshows up as a pattern of various shades of gray along with some white. UMassresearchers hope to train the computer to separate the image into the lesion,consisting of the dead or injured tissue...

Keep an eye on the weather if you take herbal antidepressants

... up. A combination of thepopular herbal remedy and bright light can lead to cataracts, researchers told amee...s product is consumed, one should avoidexposure to bright light to prevent damage to the eye," she says. The side effect may be a particular problem f...

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

...r one step closer to eliminating theneed to wear a bright pink bike helmet to school in order to protect the softtissue of her skull where holes in the bone have formed. Physicians at Oregon Health Sciences University's Doernbecher Children'sHospital will apply bone morphogenic protein to holes in Emily's ...

Behavioral program boosts antibody that fights breast cancer

...io State University. "The bright and encouraging news is that psychological interventions have reliable biological effects that canbenefit women with breast cancer," Andersen said. "To our knowledge, these are the...

Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes

...ine in theuniverse. The mind behind those bright blue or brown eyes is faster and far moresophisticated than any computer built, say the authors of the new book, "TheScientist in the Crib." Written by the University of Washington husband-wife team ofdevelopmental scientists Andrew Meltzoff ...

For early detection of Alzheimer's, loved ones know best

... Morris says. "So someone who is well educated and bright could lose asubstantial amount of intellectual ability and still do well on a screeningtest." Morris cites the example of President Ronald Reagan, whose Alzheimer's diseaseperhaps began in the White House. "But his native abilities and extensivesu...

UK College of Medicine researchers develop novel technologies to study neural genes

...f being involved in circadian rhythms, are glowing bright green." McClintock's part of the research team is developing ways to identify large numbers of active genes simultaneously in the glowing neurons. "Putting together the work of the two parts of our team creates a method that is like a Web browser f...

Drug trends among American teens

...any nitrite use in the prior 12 months. Another bright spot in this year's results is a significant drop in the use of crack cocaine among both eighth- and 10th-graders in 1999, following several years of gradually increasing use. While the rates of crack use in the 90s never attained the peak level of ...

Map makers can avoid confusing the color blind

...olored socks, while they could distinguish between bright green and olive socks, rust and red socks or rust and bright green socks. One way to avoid confusion is to alter the lightness and darkness of the colors. The ...

Connecticut researchers receive national award

...This is where I really have to give credit to such bright teammates." Slobodan Djokic, research director at Pliva, a Croatian pharmaceutical company, made the drugs original version in 1982 with Pliva colleague Gabrijela Kobrehel. Brights research team at Pfizer spotted their intriguing patent and remade th...

Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago

...pportunity to support a place that attracts really bright people who then multiply their impact by educating more bright people. The benefits accumulate over time. In today's Internet world, which expects very quick pay...

NIDA clinical toolbox provides the latest information about drug treatment strategies

...rug Abuse Counselors. The toolbox, packaged in a bright gray box with a large "TX" on the front, will be available later this month from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). <P"One of NIDA's mandates is to disseminate state-of-the-art research information about drug addiction and its treatmen...

Imaging technique predicts success of bypass surgery or angioplasty

...re and more likely not to improve as the extent of bright areas increased through the wall of the heart," Ki...of the heart in such a striking manner as dark and bright spots," he said. "We found that when most of the thickness of the heart wall was bright, there was...

Enzyme could provide continual fat burning

... livers of normal mice looked pale compared to the bright red, virtually fat-free livers of the genetically engineered animals. In one study, the researchers gave the ACC2-deficient mice insulin, which is produced in response to eating carbohydrates. In a normal system, insulin stimulates production of an ...

Brown researchers find new photoreceptor and visual system in the eye

...functions where all the brain needs to know is how bright it is, said lead author David Berson, associate professor of neuroscience. It is a visual system that runs parallel to the one we have been thinking about all these years. Now we have to rethink how the retina works and how the brain understands what...

Cycled light promotes growth in pre-term infants

...r darkness to simulate the mother's womb. Constant bright light has been shown to be too stressful on pre-term infants, causing irregular heart rates and decreased sleep. However, until the Duke study, no research has examined the benefits of cycled light versus near darkness. "Cycled light establishes a d...

Not working alone at night, outside lights can cut workplace homicides, study shows

...orker being killed on the job were associated with bright exterior lighting, Loomis said. Among administrati...rcent, Loomis said. Keeping doors closed and using bright exterior lighting or combinations of administrative interventions also appear to be beneficial, but ...

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