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Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway
...avior of its neurons. The nucleus accumbens is the engine
of the reward response. And, in their study,the UCSF researchers determined that the reward pathway activates pain reliefthrough the release of both opioids, a morphine-like drug produced by the body,and dopamine, a chemical messenger whose effects c...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...method,they can acquire data on such things as top engine
speed, shifting strategy, andaerodynamic behavior of the vehicle. (2aSP5, 4pSPa3)...
NIAID public-private partnerships seek to develop HIV/AIDS vaccine
...cts 'prime the pump' to get the vaccine-production engine
running, including vaccine candidates for HIV subtypes that circulate in developing countries," explains Peggy Johnston, Ph.D., assistant director for AIDS vaccines at NIAID. HVDDT awards are incentive-based contracts aimed at vaccine candidates in t...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
...ically decrease polluting emissions while boosting engine
power. MTBE, today the additive most widely used for this purpose, has come under fire for contaminating groundwater. (POLY 458, 2:50 p.m.)...
Put a polymer in your tank
...t may be able to dramatically increase mileage and engine
power with less pollution was described here today...d. The energy thus lost could be used to power the engine
more efficiently, according to Waters. Unburned hydrocarbons - some of which may be carcinogenic - a...
UT Southwestern Nobel laureate leads bold project changing way scientists conduct research
...e virtual cell, it can be used as a drug discovery engine
to test drugs on the computer, rather than on cells or animals. It would be a wonderful way to understand what the optimal point would be to place a drug to achieve a specific goal in a specific patient in a specific kind of disease," Gilman said. AF...
Mouse provides clues about chronic pain
... mice. Like oil that lubricates pistons to help an engine
work, LTP lowers the threshold that neurons must reach before firing off a message. That makes it easier for them to send messages back and forth along sensory pathways. Back in 1999, Zhuo detected the LTP enhancement by studying slices of NR2B mous...
Science, engineering and technology newstips
...enly changes from one state to another, such as an engine
stalling when the fuel supply is reduced. "Art is one of the giants of the field," said Alan Laub, former dean of engineering at UC Davis. Krener's groundbreaking research had brought this technology to the point where it could be used by design eng...
Most popular websites not necessarily of highest quality
...y, concludes a study in this weeks BMJ. The search engine
Google was used to generate a list of websites about breast cancer. The top 200 sites returned by Google were divided into more popular and less popular based on the number of links to a site from other sites. More popular sites were more likely to c...
Air pollution causes healthy blood vessels to constrict
...emitted from burning fossil fuels, mostly from car engine
exhaust, power generation and many industrial processes. Ozone and additional particulate materials are created when the sun shines on these emissions. In other research, exposure to fine particles has been implicated in coronary events such as hea...
Heavy drinkers seem to get a bigger 'bang' from alcohol than do light drinkers
...ss sedation, is like driving a car with a powerful engine
but with faulty brakes. It is fun to drive, but may eventually get you into trouble." Anton believes these kinds of findings can help scientists and doctors predict the development of future alcohol problems by evaluating an individual's current res...
Child abuse found to be global problem, WHO review reveals
...her place. 'Just look at Medline (an online search engine
for medical information),' he said. 'It is American journals that write about child abuse.'" But just because doctors and others in other countries haven't paid much attention or written about it, doesn't mean abuse is not universal, the UNC scholar...
'Control valve' within heart cells could protect body during heart attacks
...l to make the muscle contract. The mitochondria's engine
is finely tuned to adapt to changes in workload, like when a person needs to run up the stairs, or to respond to physiological emergencies, like losing blood supply during a heart attack. Ultimately, the ability of the mitochondria to cope with such...
Aircraft technology helps diagnose artificial hip, knee problems
...ruary 20, 2003) To assess the wear and tear on jet engine
parts, mechanics used an old technology called fer...e to separate out metal shavings and other ferrous engine
debris. A University of Rhode Island researcher uses a similar process to assess the wear and tear ...
New advance in fuel cell technology may help power medical implants
...e seen as promising alternatives to the combustion engine
in automobiles and batteries in portable electronics and medical implants. A fuel cell consists of two electrodes immersed in fuel-containing fluids separated by an ion-conducting membrane. Power is produced by the fuel cell when electrons are remove...
Alcohol consumption increases HIV disease progression of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
...train is traveling, and CD4 is the distance of the engine
from the edge of the cliff." The study found that among HIV-infected patients with a history of alcohol problems and who were treated with HAART, those who consumed moderate or at-risk amounts of alcohol had higher HIV RNA levels and lower CD4 cell c...
UI researchers use SIREN driving simulator to study driving risk factors
...ng to the term "souped-up." In the space where the engine
normally resides sits an array of electronic instrumentation that turns this ordinary vehicle into a high-fidelity driving simulator known as SIREN (Simulator for Interdisciplinary Research in Ergonomics and Neuroscience). These instruments allow Mat...
Teens struggle to find accurate, useful health information online
...used on general-purpose search engines. For search engine
and site designers, it's important to understand how teens search and to build sites with that in mind. For example, most of the students relied on only the first few results from search engines, suggesting it's important that health sites appear nea...
UCI to lead first public health study exploring link between air pollution and heart disease
.... Ultrafine particles are produced primarily by engine
combustion, with diesel engine
exhaust containing a particularly high concentration. Because they are so small (less than 100 nanom...
Air pollution may significantly worsen respiratory allergies in individuals with genetic risk
...hers have found that airborne components of diesel engine
exhaust significantly worsen allergy symptoms in people with a certain genetic makeup. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have found that genetic char...