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Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

...by the NFIP. A two-day scientific symposium will feature Julius Youngner, Sc.D., distinguished service professor emeritus of molecular genetics and biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the only surviving scientist from Salk's core research team; and David L. Heymann, M.D., who l...

Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...n cars, embedded in the shaft. Sonic Golf's unique feature is the use of realtime audio feedback. "We were able to identify a signal from the sensors related to the speed of the club," Grober said. "We convert this signal into an audio soundscape that is universally intuitive to golfers and instantly interpr...

Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors

... developed is based on the discovery of an unusual feature of the cells of glioblastomas the least curable of all human cancers. The majority of the 17,500 brain tumors diagnosed each year in the United States are glioblastomas. Patients have a median survival time of nine to 12 months and a five-year survi...

Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified

...f multidrug resistant viruses. However, the unique feature of this report is the combination of these two features multidrug resistance and rapid clinical course to AIDS. Previous research suggests that the likelihood to progression to AIDS in 6 and 12 months is seven per 10,00 and 45 per 10,000 individual...

New hand-held information system for emergency responders

...mately 34,000 incidents reported in 2004. A useful feature of WISER is support for identifying an unknown substance. Using input about observed physical properties of the unknown substance, along with reported symptoms and observable signs among victims, WISER can help the user narrow the range of substances...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

... Concepts in Diagnostic Forensic Odontology", will feature presentations, by experts from Canada and Belgium, on "Forensic identification of victims of mass casualty incidents", "The dentist as a member of the disaster victim identification team--The Interpol DVI interdisciplinary philosophy", and "Facial re...

2005 Wilmer Souder Award

...on-going practice of clinical dentistry. A notable feature of his work is the combination of scientific techniques he brings to bear on these problems. These include IR spectroscopic mapping, environmental SEM, and x-ray micro-tomography. He also maintains a high profile of national, European, and internatio...

Study shows faces are processed like words

...to recognize a word or face, each letter or facial feature must be isolated from the rest. "These measures appear to be identifying what kind of computation is performed by the brain in doing this," says Pelli. The brain, he says, is recognizing these objects by parts, not as wholes. Our visual system reco...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

...n the hospital has been a "prominent and worrisome feature of SARS outbreaks. In Singapore and Toronto, healthcare workers have accounted for half of all SARS cases and 20 percent of all critically ill SARS cases." The Workshop report noted: "An urgent need exists for antiviral drugs to prevent and treat S...

New patient magazine from American Academy of Neurology to launch in April

...alf of neurology patients." The premier issue will feature a cover story about actress Teri Garr who has been living with MS for several years. Each quarterly issue will highlight the latest advances in neurology research and treatment. Articles will provide tips for living and coping with disorders includin...

NIAID seeks applicants to lead clinical trials units for revamped HIV/AIDS networks

...o develop a grant application. The second day will feature an overview of application requirements, procedures and the review process. Meetings will be held in the following cities: Bethesda, MD (March 7-8, 2005) Miami, FL (March 17-18, 2005) Johannesburg, South Africa (March 31-April 1, 2005) Bangkok,...

A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks

...re widely accessible, it has been implemented as a feature of the freely available SaTScan software ( www.satscan.org ). ...

'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick

...techolamine state and not heart attack. A hallmark feature of the syndrome was the heart's unique contraction pattern as viewed by echocardiogram, or ultrasound. While the base of the heart's main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, contracted normally, there was weakened contraction in the middle and uppe...

Medical meeting to feature research findings and disease prevention and health promotion sessions

...ew research poster presentations, the meeting will feature an exhibit hall where registrants can learn about products and services designed for application in preventive medicine and health promotion. There will be an awards banquet at which members of the College will recognize their peers for professional ...

Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school

... entire population such as this. The most striking feature of the network was a single component that connected 52 percent (288) of the romantically involved students at Jefferson. This means student A had relations with student B, who had relations with student C and so on, connecting all 288 of these stude...

Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows

...l condition, known as hypertrophy, and is a common feature of heart failure that can be fatal," says study senior author and cardiologist David Kass, M.D., a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute. Kass is also the Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiol...

Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan

...l and sexual functions. "An especially encouraging feature of these transplants, carried out in laboratory animals, is that the reparative pathway cells can be obtained from tissue samples taken from the adult nasal lining by a technique which does no permanent damage, since the system, like skin, contains a...

Mayo Clinic researchers report success in new molecular breast imaging technique

...cent rate of detection (19 of 22 cancers). One key feature that distinguishes this technique from mammography is that it relies on differences in the metabolic behavior of tumors vs. normal breast tissue. In contrast, mammography relies on differences in the anatomic appearance of tumors vs. normal tissue, d...

Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training

...ients in the two other groups. "The most important feature of the study is that it achieved maintenance of benefits at 6-months. This is unusual. The biggest problem in the behavioral intervention literature is maintenance of benefit over time," said Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Heal...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

... functional response properties is not a universal feature of the primary visual cortex....

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