Tag: "computer" at medical news
'Digital microscopes' for dentistry course
... Wide Web, the School of Dentistry's intranet, and computer
centers in the dental school and across the U-M campus, dental students use their laptop computers and high-speed Internet connections to view digital images of more than 50 different tissues. The tissues have been collected from patients who have be...
New natural method of family planning over 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds
...ctive Health Professionals. Based on sophisticated computer
modeling of reproductive physiology data, the Standard Days Method identifies the 12-day "fertile window" of a woman's menstrual cycle. These 12 days take into account the life span of the woman's egg (about 24 hours) and the viable life of sperm (a...
Northeastern's CenSSIS announces research agreement with ART Advanced Research Technologies
...Eric Miller, Associate Professor of electrical and computer
engineering at Northeastern University. "Close collaboration between researchers at ART and CenSSIS will provide the type of mutual feedback required to advance the state of the art in the area of tomographic imaging while yielding tangible results t...
Futuristic system brings vision to blind
...em in 1968, and the project has picked up steam as computer
technology has improved. The artificial vision system is designed for patients who have lost their vision from an injury and are not candidates for retinal implants. The procedure costs $98,000. Patients use special sunglasses fitted with a miniatur...
U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows
... new design for the device, based on sophisticated computer
modeling and prototyping done by a team led by U-M bioengineering professor James Grotberg, Ph.D. The alterations have reduced the device's size, made it more flexible, and improved the flow of blood, thereby enhancing the lung's performance and red...
Direct thought control
...ys were able to move balls around in 3D space on a computer
screen just by thinking about it. With a little pr...in San Diego. To begin with, two monkeys learned a computer
game that required moving balls around in 3D space on the screen. The balls moved in response to the...
Experience alters how we perceive emotion
...ld Emotion Research Laboratory. There, they played computer
"games" that presented digitally morphed photos of facial expressions that ranged from either happy to fearful, happy to sad, angry to fearful or angry to sad. While some of the faces expressed a single emotion, most were blends of two emotions. In ...
Mount Carmel is first health system in Ohio to install Bridge Medical patient safety software
...allergies, medications prescribed and dosages. The computer
will alert the nurse to medications that are more prone to error because the name looks or sounds like another medication. "Once MedPoint is fully deployed," said Sheets, "we can begin collecting valuable prospective and retrospective patient and med...
Drugs may not be best weapon against teen migraines, study finds
...s," Cottrell said. "Maybe it was because it uses a computer
and kids thought it was cool or maybe kids are more open-minded." Kids' response to biofeedback is one of several things Cottrell hopes a larger study of migraines in teens will help her understand. She also wants to devise a plan that would help pa...
More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study
...al where the FDG is located. The scientists used a computer
program to average the PET data from the subjects within each group, and then compared the obese subjects' average with the normal subjects' result. The program produced three-dimensional images highlighting areas where the obese group had higher met...
A computer-based, self-help system for the space age
...ction. The conflict-resolution module will involve computer
simulations of hypothetical problems during long-duration space flights, in order to learn an approach to conflict management. Users will watch a video simulation and will be asked to choose a response. The choice is then played out, allowing the u...
'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill
...d of horizontal bars in the lower left corner of a computer
screen. Their scores on the task worsened over th...ation of the task to the lower right corner of the computer
screen for just the fourth practice session. As predicted, subjects experienced no burnout and perf...
Practice makes perfect, if you sleep on it
...ed teaching people to type a sequence of keys on a computer
keyboard as quickly and accurately as possible. They were trained for 12 minutes and were able to become relatively good at the task. The group trained in the morning and then re-tested 12 hours later were able to improve their performance by abou...
Prostate cancer incidence trends reveal extent of screening-related overdiagnosis
... been expected in the absence of PSA testing. The computer
model was based on a hypothetical cohort of 2 million men between the ages of 60 and 84. The authors found that among men who were 60 to 84 years old in 1988, the estimated rate of overdiagnosis as a result of PSA screening was approximately 29% fo...
Teens more anxious than assumed
...f the first to involve teenagers' use of hand-held computer
diaries, found that high rates of anxiety led to m...ssued each of 150 high school students a hand-held computer
that contained a software program in which the teens recorded their feelings and behavior during the...
Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care
...tive educational support system that uses handheld computer
documentation systems to enhance teaching and learning. Nationally, medical schools and residency programs have used documentation systems to record the clinical experiences of their students. The authors developed a system for the multidisciplinary ...
Straightforward assessment to improve identification of people at high risk from colorectal cancer
...ly when the questionnaire data were entered into a computer
program. 95 of the 2268 patients had colorectal cancer. The average weighted numerical score was substantially higher (76.5) for patients with cancer than for patients who did not have cancer (44.5). The malignancy risk score derived from the patien...
Computerized phone chats can motivate couch potatoes
...ivity levels and readiness to change behavior. The computer
also relayed comments on participants' responses. ...rovided answers using their telephone keypads. The computer
program assessed the participants' motivation, counseled them on their physical activity or eating b...
Emory brain imaging studies reveal biological basis for human cooperation
...uman interactions (social) and interactions with a computer
(non-social). The results of the first experiment revealed different patterns of neural activation depending on whether the playing partner was identified as a human or a computer. In the second experiment, 17 subjects were scanned during three ga...
Temple and Fox Chase developing interactive program to assist prostate cancer patients
...ned by Dr. Brian Butz, professor of electrical and computer
engineering at Temple, and Dr. Michael A. Diefenba...z for use as a tutorial program for electrical and computer
engineering students. That system is presently in beta testing at about a half-dozen colleges and u...
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