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OHSU receives grant to study evolutionary computing for biomedical image analysis

... it. "You evolve the computer program, rather than build it," explained Mitchell. "This is what we'll try to do to design more advanced image processing programs." For their study, Mitchell and Song will start with an initial population of random image processing programs. Each program is executed on an im...

Helping patients focus on prevention

... caused by poor oral hygiene, which makes bacteria build up in the mouth and attach to teeth, bone and gums. But, there could be other causes behind it. "Periodontal disease can be an indicator of diabetes or cardiovascular disease," says Bruce R. DeGinder, DDS, MAGD, AGD spokesperson. " It can also be a ...

Update: Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent

...ancer patients teenagers and young adults and to build and equip specialist units for teenagers and young adults. Leading international specialists from Europe and America will present new research findings to delegates from 19 countries on incidence, risk, causes, treatment, supportive care and psychol...

Researchers pinpoint brain areas that process reality, illusion

...ween action and perception will enhance efforts to build biomedical devices that can control artificial limbs, some day enabling the disabled to move a prosthetic arm or leg by thinking about it. Results were published in the Jan. 16, 2004 issue of Science . "Previous studies have explored when things a...

Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep

...ith the disease, people with psoriasis can help to build widespread public awareness and at the same time become more confident spokespersons about their disease. That public awareness, in turn, will lessen the social pressures, completing the circle of positive communication and support." Members of the ...

Rensselaer researcher receives $2.1 million grant to develop treatment for anthrax

... in Montreal. The NIH support enables the team to build on Kane's earlier work in developing anthrax inhibitors. He previously synthesized a substance that neutralizes anthrax toxin, but the compound needs to be tested for its ability to combat anthrax spores. "It is one thing to develop a compound to neu...

Utah researchers hope hunt for medicinal drugs helps save Papua New Guinea rainforests

... Part of the grant, $100,000, has been used to build a pharmacology laboratory at the University of Papua New Guinea. As compounds are discovered from plants, a cottage industry may be jump-started. Barrows and Ireland hope that as the people of Papua New Guinea see the economic value of those plants, ...

Teenage girls lacking in vitamin D

...n D will provide both the vitamin D and calcium to build strong bones. "People who practice sun avoidance, who never go out in the sun without covering up completely, run a real risk of insufficient vitamin D levels," Sullivan adds. Sullivan has received support for her study from the Maine Dairy and Nut...

Studies on statin use and fracture risk show mixed results

...rvational studies of older women." "These findings build on the recent reports that statins increase bone formation in rodents and suggest that statins may be useful agents for osteoporosis. Clinical trials are needed to test the ability of potent statins to prevent fracture," write the authors....

Study: Muscles respond to getting on your feet after spinal cord injury

...tion is funding another project, led by Ferris, to build powered braces to help those with spinal cord injury regain the ability to walk. Ferris speculates that perhaps such braces could help move the legs to recreate a more normal stepping pattern during rehabilitation. Ferris is testing a working model o...

Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials

... This poses challenges for designers who choose to build minuscule devices and tiny systems with ceramics because of the light weight, high strength and hardness. Lawn says contact points in devices with moving parts will require especially close attention. As the size of contacts decreases, he notes, stre...

Pediatricians and parents key to improving quality of children's health care

... provide the basis for new quality measures and to build public support for quality-improvement efforts."...

Are our brains wired for race or gender bias?

... implicit biases concerning outside groups, but we build our self-concept through our relationship to others, out of which comes our attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes," Banaji says. "Bias is a by-product of the ordinary ways we think, feel, and learn. To not show these effects is to not be able to...

'Science' showcases research on forgetting

...indicates that stopping unwanted memory retrievals build on the same brain mechanisms that help us to achieve this control over our overt behavior, providing a very concrete mechanism that may demystify how repression occurs. Intriguingly, Anderson and Gabrieli could predict how much forgetting people in t...

This year's Wakley Prize essays

...you do X? Can you do Y? Can you do Z?") and try to build up a picture of a more complex reality. Above all, I will let them tell me how it is. It's amazing what you can learn when you just ask the elephant.' The concluding remarks of Dr Amanda Kvalsvig, reflecting on her experiences of medicine, deafness...

Universit de Montral receives US$11.7 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

...llion) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build capacity for population and health research and po...ram to the foundation, "There is an urgent need to build the human capacity in the region to better understand the critical population and health issues and ...

Novel gene therapy delivery uses stem cells that target, attack tumors

...g wounds" which use mesenchymal stem cells to help build up the normal tissue that is needed to support the cancer, says Andreeff. "There is constant remodeling of tissue in tumors," he says. So researchers turned the tables on the cancer, taking advantage of a tumor's ability to attract the stem cells. I...

Urologist to study herbal remedies for prostate and urinary diseases

...used for these conditions. The new programs will build on findings from the group's earlier, $2-million pilot project, also funded by NIH, which was completed earlier this year. The new studies involve laboratory research and clinical trials in the following areas: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH),...

New report reveals long standing problems in NHS research strategy

...t of "knowledge translators", and fellowships that build strategic alliances between the NHS, academics, and policy makers. Everyone involved in health services research recognises the existence of long-standing problems, say the authors. The best chance of progress lies in bringing together funders, users...

SLU professor wins CDC grant to combat emerging infections, including West Nile

...eatment. These awards are part of HHS efforts to build and sustain a robust and long-term program for biodefense research. "The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to supporting extramural research in biodefense and emerging infectious disease as we prepare to deal with any public...

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