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Mini-Pill Increases Risk Of Chronic Diabetes In Women With History Of Diabetes During Pregnancy

...spregnant and has uncontrolled diabetes, her fetus faces an increased risk ofbirth defects, and she is more likely to miscarry or suffer other potentiallyfatal complications. "When we started the study we were more interested in finding out whether oralcontraceptives in general were safe in these women," ...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

...ether into solid gels. Meanwhile, Hatchell faces her own set of medical challenges inextracting the islet cells for transplantation. "We have to use a very harshenzyme called collagenase to dissolve the connective tissue of the pancreas andget out these little clusters that contain 1,000 or so cell...

Famous Faces Activate More Parts Of The Brain

...you can name may be easier to rememberthan unknown faces because they activate more parts of the brain, a n...rsenpreviously compared the memorization of words, faces and namable objects such asfrogs and ladders. The words activated a region in the left frontal lobe,...

Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America

... thesituation more urgent." Today, Central America faces three distinct and separate problems, Dr. Rosessaid. The first is dealing with populations in areas that are stillinaccessible, because "we don't know what situation they're in and how we canreach them with assistance." Nongovernmental organizations...

NYU Anthropologist Says Female Statuettes From Ice-Age Europe Were Carved To Protect Health Of Pregnant Mothers

... its internalconcentric structure. The absence of faces on most of the statuettes is not a matter of omission orneglect. In fact, the featureless faces were carefully and laboriously worked bypolishing and other means to create an absence of detail. In...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

... "Every paediatrician and GP caring for children faces this problem on adaily basis," says Vas Novelli, a consultant in paediatric infectious diseasesat Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. "Each is expected to weigh up thepros and cons of using an unlicensed medication, knowing full well that they ar...

Researchers Uncover Clues About Gateway To The Brain

...he epithelial cells from the surface that normally faces thecerebrospinal fluid. These findings suggest that doctors who want to treat brain ailments need toovercome both Pgp and MRP to succeed with drug treatments. Yet pharmaceuticalcompanies have primarily tested drugs that block Pgp function as treatme...

Psychologist Detects Brain-Activity Changes In Maltreated Kids

...ime such a faceappears on the screen. The range of faces in the pictures are happy, angry andfearful. During the game, children wear a cap with tiny receptors that can measure theirbrain electrical activity. The response measured is called an Event RelatedPotential (ERP), which is a sharp increase in elect...

Brain region used in face recognition is active in new object recognition

...most difficult visual tasks humansperform, because faces are so similar," Tarr said. "Once you understand the mechanisms responsible forface recognition you can work with brain-injured people who have a deficit in that area. The realquestion now is how this remarkable ability arises." ...

NYU researcher unveils the scientist in painter Chuck Close

...k),should never be recognizable as faces, and that faces with more blocks willalways be recognizable. But, in fact, Close's portraits have variable numbersof blocks across the face, and every one is recognizable at some distances andnot at others. The second theory, as mentioned above, assumes that back...

Study shows obesity adds years to real age

...esaid. A 5-foot-10-inch man between ages 30 and 44 faces a 20 percent higher riskof death if he weighs 166 pounds than if he is 20 pounds lighter....

Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes

...nosubstitute for a parent talking, playing, making faces and just paying attentionto a baby. It is necessary to realize the child-rearing environment in thecountry has changed radically and that new strategies and support for infant andpreschool care must be devised. Being in the company of carin...

Researchers find elevated cholesterol is risk factor for preeclampsia

...curefor the condition. In such instances, the baby faces the numerous risksassociated with prematurity. It is estimated that preeclampsia occurs in 5percent of pregnancies and is more common in women having their first pregnancy. While preexisting diabetes and high blood pressure have been identified as r...

Selected science students to perform simulated brain surgery at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

..., stress reduction, and wagging tails and friendly faces that are a welcome addition to the day-to-day routine. At another new station, students will perform simulated brain surgery using a teaching tool developed by a manufacturer of computer-assisted surgical navigation equipment. Consisting of a gel tha...

New approach to antibiotic resistance

...nts like Neosporin™. This class of antibiotics faces threats from its inherent high toxicity and its susceptibility to chemical modifications that allow bacteria to resist the drug's effects. Bacteria, which create the proteins they need to survive, are constantly evolving and mutating in ways that cir...

Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals

...ility. But any parent with a critically ill child faces a tough journey in negotiating sometimes life-and-death matters with a rotating host of professionals whose expertise is direly needed but whose competency and commitment may vary. The researchers are interested in how social control systems could i...

Brain imaging technology can reveal what a person is thinking about

...e same adults were asked to mentally 'imagine' the faces and the places they had earlier seen. During both ...ing, the 'fusiform' face area responds strongly to faces while the 'parahippocampal' place area responds strongly to indoor and outdoor scenes depicting the ...

Early treatment of blinding eye disease in infants can prevent severe vision loss

...ght-the sharp, central vision we need to read, see faces or perform detailed tasks that require hand-eye coordination. "It is crucial that infants with high-risk ROP be identified early and be given timely treatment," said the chair of the study William Good, M.D., of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Rese...

Personality influences psychological adjustment and recovery from stroke

...lity is exceedingly important to how an individual faces the painful aspects of stroke recovery, how they approach the challenge of rehabilitation and maximize recovery, she says. Ultimately, the researchers hope to develop counseling and medical regimes that will optimize psychosocial outcomes follow...

Public schools may face shortage of speech-language pathologists

...vate practice. The study also found that the state faces a shortage of faculty to teach in speech-language pathology programs, and unless their numbers increase, this could jeopardize the future supply. "Too few SLP doctoral students have graduated in the past couple of years, and older faculty are now ret...

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