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New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices

...k of the robot's position. An analysis determined that common components from the signaling activity of a large population of nerve cells better predicted movement directions than activity from individual nerve cells. "We believe that we can use the information from the large cell populations to mak...

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

...bility and muscle fitness. Cognitive function was determined by analyzing scores on standardized academic performance tests (the Illinois Standard Achievement Test) and by observing and measuring neuroelectric and behavioral responses to stimulus discrimination tasks. Hillman and Buck will present results from...

Weight loss surgery can help reduce metabolic syndrome in obese patients

...-Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, and colleagues determined the prevalence and characteristics of patients enrolling in a surgical weight loss program who met the criteria for the metabolic syndrome and examined the efficacy of surgically induced weight loss on the treatment of the metabolic syndrome. Fr...

Novel drug-antidote strategy provides greater control of drug action

...comes relatively easily," Sullenger said. "Once we determined the identity of our drug, we were able to design an antidote that would bind to the drug at a specific site, causing a conformational change, which rapidly and durably neutralizes the activity of the drug." The Duke researchers previously desc...

Intra-abdominal fat in older women

... fat was carried on the hips or in the abdomen. We determined whether abdominal fat was stored between the skin and the abdominal muscle wall, what we call subcutaneous fat, or stored as visceral fat, which is beneath the muscles and wrapped around the internal organs. There have been a number of studies that i...

Mental incapacity among patients in medical wards more widespread than doctors realise

... in acutely admitted medical inpatients; they also determined the frequency that medical teams recognised patients who did not have mental capacity, and sought to identify factors associated with mental incapacity. Around 300 acute medical inpatients were recruited to the study. The investigators used different...

News briefs from the journal Chest, October 2004

...aler use. In addition, 72 percent of the subjects determined the canister was empty when they could no longer hear the canister make a sound when it was activated. Four subjects had been told to float the canisters in water to determine medication level. When researchers tested the assessment methods for accu...

Slightly increased risk of Ischemic stroke found with tamoxifen

...ted yearly ischemic stroke risk with tamoxifen was determined to be 0.053 percent versus 0.035 percent in controls. "This equates to roughly seven women in 1,000 who experienced a stroke during the five years they were taking tamoxifen," Bushnell said. "The overall risk is equal to approximately five women in 1...

Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps

...issue samples. In the diseased tissue, a gene was determined to be "up" if there was at least a twofold increase in its amount in samples tested, and a gene was "down" if it had at least a 50 percent decrease in amount. The researchers then narrowed their initial focus to the top-four "up" genes and the most...

Mayo Clinic research shows common airborne fungi cause chronic stuffy nose

...Minn. -- A team led by Mayo Clinic researchers has determined that over-reactive immune responses to airborne fungi could cause the stuffy noses and airway inflammation among sufferers of chronic rhinosinusitis. These findings could one day lead to a new, longer-lasting treatment. "It's time to recognize there...

Breathing problems during sleep may affect mental development in infants and young children

...ing their best in school." Scientists have not yet determined safe and effective ways to reduce cardiorespiratory episodes in infants. In children, however, treatment for SDB typically involves having the tonsils and adenoids surgically removed. In more severe cases, or for children who cannot have surgery, a m...

Postmenopausal women have lower grip strength than premenopausal women

...Chicago-area women for five years. Strength tests determined how firmly they could grip and pinch. The results of these tests were assessed against the women's age, state of menopause, ethnicity, income and use of hormone replacement therapy. Women who participated in the study were tested for grip strength ...

High blood pressure related decline in cognitive function affects adults young and old

...ibited a normal range of cognitive functioning, as determined by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). People suffering from dementia, diabetes, psychiatric illness, alcoholism, drug abuse or stroke were excluded. The researchers analyzed data from four types of cognitive function tests focusing on vis...

The machinery of forgetting fears

...e but not painful. The subjects' fear response was determined by measuring their skin conductance, which would increase with greater fear due to a rise in perspiration. The subjects were first given a session in which the fear response was acquired. Then, on two subsequent days, they underwent sessions in which...

Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole

... and range of Antarctic ozone hole occurrences are determined by regional meteorological variations. The ozone hole typically persists until November or December, when increasing regional temperatures cause the winds surrounding the South Pole to weaken, and ozone-poor air inside the vortex is mixed with ozon...

Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water

...tern United States, Johns Hopkins researchers have determined that passing river water through nearby sediment can produce other health benefits and may cut water treatment costs. Josh Weiss, a doctoral student in the university's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, presented the most recent ...

Personality tests could predict doctors' burnout

...ived workload and poor support from colleagues are determined as much by doctors themselves as by specific working conditions," write Professor Chris McManus and his colleagues from University College London. Their twelve-year study of UK doctors found that approaches to work are predicted by earlier measures o...

Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

...(Iran, Cuba, Libya, Iraq, Syria)." The government determined that the typical peer review process conducted by all scientific journals constitutes a form of editing that is prohibited under the trade embargo. While the rulings have since been retracted, numerous First Amendment questions remain, which prompte...

Patients not sticking to cholesterol drugs -- and the higher their co-pay, the lower their use

...and many other medical interventions should not be determined solely on the purchase price." In all, the researchers say, the results should prompt insurance companies to look at designing co-pays that take into account how much an individual patient might benefit from taking a particular drug. ...

News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2004

...RY ILLNESS IN PATIENTS WITH COPD Researchers have determined the influenza vaccination to be highly effective in the prevention of influenza-related acute respiratory illness (ARI) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, Bangkok researchers a...

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