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UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers

... genetic factors that affect the risk ofdeveloping certain cancers. Researchers also look at the effectiveness ofprevention strategies in the community. COMMUNITY OUTREACH, PREVENTION AND PATIENT INFORMATION SERVICES: UCSF has an extensive Cancer Resource Center (CRC) located on the first floor ofthe cli...

NYU researcher unveils the scientist in painter Chuck Close

...e both theories. The first theory proposes that a certain number of blocks per face are requiredto adequately represent the information that our visual system uses to see theface. According to this "critical band" theory, coarser blocks interfere byintroducing visual "noise" into the "critical band." This t...

Infant pain may have long-term effects

...ciated with changes in stress hormone receptors in certain regions of thebrain." In humans, premature infants who were exposed to - multiple noxious stimuli- inthe neonatal intensive care unit were less sensitive and responsive to everydaypain at 18 months of age. In another study, full-term circumcised boy...

UCSF researchers report new risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

...of California, San Francisco found that exposureto certain environmental factors that affect the immune system could decrease aperson's risk of developing the disease. The two-part study included a total of 4100 participants, and results for 3376of the population are published in the August 15 issue of the A...

Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway

...the brain that promptsgood feelings in response to certain behaviors, such as relieving hunger,quenching thirst or having sex, and it thereby reinforces these evolutionarilyimportant drives. However, the circuit also responds to drugs of abuse, such asheroin, cocaine, amphetamine and nicotine, which seem to ...

American Home Products announces FDA approval for Sonata (Zaleplon): A breakthrough approach to treat insomnia

...l cramps,or backache; stress or anxiety; or use of certain medications. Clinical Studies of Sonata Sonata has been studied in more than 2,800 patients throughout the UnitedStates, Canada, and Europe, including elderly people ranging in age from 65 to85. In clinical studies, Sonata has been shown to b...

UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy

... and find ways to treat heart problems relatedto a certain type of muscular dystrophy. In an article appearing in the Aug. 20 issue of the journal Cell, UI researchersoutline, for the first time, a complex domino effect that ultimately leads to atype of heart disease known as cardiomyopathy, which exacerbate...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

...n (TMRor TMLR) Cedars-Sinai surgeons can now treat certain patients who have coronaryartery disease and severe chest pain but may not have the stamina to undergo abypass operation or angioplasty. Without the need for a cardiopulmonary bypassmachine, surgeons use a high-powered laser to create small holes in ...

UI researchers learn more about how exercise affects the colon

...of the colon's job is also toslow down activity at certain times, he said. Rao said the UI study was unique in how it combined a focus on untrained people(rather than athletes), examination of at least 75 percent of the colon(compared to 25 percent in studies using older technology) and a single sessionof gr...

Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school

...rs. "By asking students if they had engaged in certain behaviors over the pastmonth without telling them those behaviors were defined as bullying, we foundthat our results support that adolescents don't neatly fall into categories ofeither bullies or non-bullies," said the authors. Interestingly, from...

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic

...o mastering how to drive a car. "There are certain things we need to learn to operate a car, such asshifting gears and when to switch on a turn signal. Many of these becomeautomatic so we can be alert to other drivers and conditions on the road," saysBerninger. "This is why we start by learn...

American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack

...w, calledreperfusion, for heart attack patients in certain settings, such as in communityhospitals. However, ... theoptimal therapy when patients are treated in a certain time frame and wheresurgical back up is available. The 1996 document as well as the update also cite...

Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery

...ed to Dr. Trento for treatment. "It was 99 percent certain at this point that I would have to repair the valve eventually," Dr. Bredberg remembered. "It was also determined that the time to do this is while I was relatively young and in good health." Since 1996, Dr. Trento and his associates at Cedars-Sinai ...

Scientists provide first detailed maps of wiring circuitry in the living human brain

...nsulates the bundles. Theresearchers then selected certain areas for closer evaluation. They first studied fiber bundles in the back of the head that crossbetween the two sides of the brain. One group of the crossing fibers wentforward and to the top of the brain, whereas another group went to the ba...

UCSF professor receives Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award

... the different capacities of individuals to absorb certain compounds. Her lab has already identified variants in genes that control transport across cell membranes. This effort -- part of the emerging fields of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics -- is considered crucial to allow scientists to tailor drugs...

9th European Congress on Lung Disease

...nvestigated by a special international task force: certain forms of pneumoniacan be caused by the most commonly used method of ventilation, in which theventilator tube is inserted into the throat. This is even the second mostfrequent cause of hospital infection. As if in reply to the results produced so far ...

Research shows low lead in body can cause spontaneous abortion

...ave dropped over the pastseveral decades except in certain subgroups, Hertz-Picciotto said. Among thechief so...ead-based paints in older homes and apartments and certain traditional ethnicremedies. The new study indicates that exposures comparable to those of th...

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

...ults, such as determining to a fine resolution how certain molecules ofinsulin join so scientists can improve injectable insulin needed by diabetics.There have also been disappointments when crystals in other experiments did notgrow as expected. Since the 1970s, scientists have used a variety of approaches i...

Jefferson scientist sees drug profiles and tailor-made therapies as ways to beat HIV resistance

... does it mean regardinga different drug, such as a certain protease inhibitor? It would be nice to tellpatients you are this much resistant to drug X and that much resistant to drug Yand not to these others." Dr. Pomerantz sees the day when each anti-HIV drug would actually have aprofile of standard...

Immune system cells surprisingly high in HIV-infected adolescents, says researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

...IV were found to have a surprisinglyhigh number of certain immune system cells, according to a research team led byan immunologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In studying 94HIV-positive patients, aged 13 to 19, the researchers found a "strikingincrease" in the number of circulating CD8 memory...

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