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Cognitive neuroscience takes on alcohol

...e other hand, the intensity of impairment may also depend upon the characteristics of the drinker and the consequences of behavior in the drinking situation." Mark T. Fillmore, assistant professor psychology at the University of Kentucky, was another of the presenters during the symposium. His research e...

Toward a better burger: "Where's the selenium?"

...cific health benefits from selenium-rich beef will depend on further experimentation and require complete and accurate determination of the precise chemical forms of selenium in beef, since not every form of the mineral affects humans in the same way. "If nutritional experiments that we are currently conduc...

University of Pittsburgh-led study confirms that Raloxifene protects post-menopausal women from invasive breast cancer

...ptor-negative breast cancers, or those that do not depend on estrogen for growth. In a separate study, the large-scale Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT), researchers found that tamoxifen, another SERM, reduced the incidence of invasive breast cancer in women at significantly increased risk of this dis...

Cell transplants offer hope of brain repair following stroke

...ant finding is that differences in the cell growth depend on the local factors in the areas of the brain in which they're implanted. A greater understanding of what these local factors are may enable us to better manipulate the stem cells to grow new brain tissue." For his work in this area, Gupta has been...

Science for global health - World Health Day 2001

...mmediate needs. Yet, strong public health systems depend on a vibrant, sustained research underpinning to ensure that interventions are not only developed but also evaluated and fine-tuned to meet local needs. America plays an essential role in such research and capacity building for the development of im...

Science, engineering and technology newstips

...M signals across networks. Optical communications depend on advances in optics, electronic engineering, computer science and software development, said Mukherjee. The greatest payoff would come from merging the best of each field, rather than focusing on one area, he said. Mukherjee teaches a course in op...

Study: N.C. educates only a quarter of physicians practicing in the state

...ot feasible for several reasons. We really need to depend on the rest of the United States and to compete su...Carolina resources," Ricketts said. "We do have to depend on the rest of the nation and be competitive in attracting physicians here."...

Uncovering tumors, hidden subs, and cracks in airplanes using math

...c maps. Advances in the field of inverse problems depend on a wide range of expertise mathematical analysis, engineering, mathematical modeling, and scientific computation, McLaughlin said. The team for each problem brings expertise in all these areas....

Team studies use of Sandia technology to ensure 'farm-to-fork' safety of the nation's food supply

...g used immediately. Everyone eats, Hunter says. We depend on the safe production and processing of agriculture products. Thats why its important to move ahead as rapidly as possible on this initiative. Decontamination foam Sandia researcher Cecelia Williams is already exploring the possibility with Kans...

Strong relationship between peasant farmers and city-dwellers in Zimbabwe

...activity, it appears that the Buhera people mainly depend upon family members who have gone to the capital city to work. Without the financial support of the salaried family members in the city, the farmers would, for example, be unable to buy seeds and fertiliser. In turn the city-dwellers are strongly con...

Small babies who gain weight too fast have higher BP as adults

...e. Preventing high blood pressure in adulthood may depend on gaining a better understanding of the factors that contribute to it during pregnancy and early childhood, says Law....

Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue

... dealing with the increasing prevalence of obesity depend on a better understanding of the causes. As those become better known, people can still engage in activities that will reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain, including a plant-based diet with no more than 30 percent of food from fat and at least 3...

Dutch study highlights short-term and long-term options for treatment of tennis elbow

...siotherapy or to adopt a wait-and-see policy might depend on available resources, since the relative gain of physiotherapy is small....

Medical microspheres provide precision-release drug delivery

... a biodegradable polymer shell. Drug release rates depend very strongly on the size of the spheres or capsules containing the drug, Pack said. Larger microspheres generally release encapsulated compounds more slowly and over longer time periods. Microcapsules, on the other hand, can be made to release thei...

Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

... willpower. Yet the detrimental effects of smoking depend on how much and for how long someone smoked, and in an immunosuppressed patient, these detrimental effects are likely to be much greater," added Mary Amanda Dew, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, psychology and epidemiology, and the study director. Dru...

Physics tip sheet #11 - May 1, 2002

...ent on flow rates. For small nozzles, the patterns depend on the shape of the nozzle such as whether it is flat or beveled. By reducing the diameter and wall thickness of nozzles, satellite drops (small drops accompanying larger drops) are practically eliminated. Journal article: http://link.aps.org/abstr...

Electricity can pump medicine in implanted medical devices

...s effective. In practice, the voltage needed would depend on the size of the implantable device and the amount of drug that had to be dispensed, Conlisk said. These electrical charges would not be dangerous to a patient, Hansford said, because they...

Study: Katie Couric wakes up America on colonoscopy screening

... And each morning, Katie Courics faithful viewers depend on her to not only deliver the news but also to keep them informed on the latest in home life, fashion sense, and health care. So its no surprise when Katie does something, much of America does too. Evidence of this was obvious in March of 2000, whe...

Human papilloma virus test increases cancer detection rate, study finds

...hod, the greatest health gains from screening will depend on reaching all women and ensuring access to diagnosis after an abnormal screening result....

Case study highlights importance of early detection of testicular cancer

...eased 5-year survival rate. Delay in diagnosis may depend on several factors including patients lack of knowledge, embarrassment, ignorance, or fear of cancer and of emasculation. It is important to encourage testicular self-examination and to emphasise the need for prompt medical advice in the event of cha...

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