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DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...y are extremely labor intensive.Crystallography, a field
in which Williams specializes, is limited tosmall fragments of DNA, such as 10 to 30 base pairs. The scanning force microscopy assay can be performed on long piecesof DNA -- from 300 to over 100,000 base pairs -- that more closelyresemble the geneti...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...cessor, SieScape imaging dramaticallyincreases the field
of view in ultrasound by displaying panoramic pict...ians toconceptualize the anatomy with the extended field
of view provided by thissystem." Yongmin Kim's research group received seed funding for the project...
Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat
...e. The integration of photodynamic therapy in the field
ofthoracic oncology has created new treatment protocols which, inturn, have the potential to extend the lives of patients andimprove their quality of life. Photodynamic therapy is a minimally-invasivetreatment that uses a photosensitizer -- alight-a...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
... right of first review of certaininventions in the field
of cancer therapy made by Duke during the term of ... resources as we become a recognized leader in the field
of oncology product development." Duke's Cancer Center is leading-edge from both resea...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...m a wire coil held outside the head. The magnetic field
induces an electrical current in nearby regions of the brain. While TMS is often used to diagnose brain abnormalities, this report shows that it also can influence brain plasticity, or reorganization. This plasticity is thought to be responsible fo...
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
...oxygen, it increases the strength of the magnetic field
set up by MRI in thatarea of the body. Inturn, this alters MRI signals released by molecules in there. The researchers demonstrated the accuracy of their math by comparing normalanimalbrain activity to abnormal activity caused by decreased oxy...
Optical Technology Projects Images Directly Into The Eye
...ot improve the quality of pictures covering a wide field
of vision. However,projecting light directly onto ...ible to project realistic pictures covering a wide field
of vision. A three-dimensional impression isformed by sending slightly different images to each eye ...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
... In the EPIC trial, for example, physicians in the field
reported that 9percent of their patients has suffered a reinfarction, but upon further reviewby the CEC, the rate turned out to be 8.3 percent. For the other three trials,the effect was reversed: IMPACT-II: Physicians reported 5.5 perc...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...l University. Students are required to complete a field
placement andthesis, similar to the requirements of students in public health at Yale. Epidemiology & Public Health (EPH) at Yale is one of the oldestaccredited public health schools in the United States. EPH offers masters and doctor...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...w that," Eaton said. "We in the addiction field
have known that smoking is a drug addiction as serious or devastating in the long run as heroin or cocaine," he added. "It is perhaps even more malicious because the negative effects are not as quickly apparent, so it's easier for everyone involved t...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...The Priestley Medal also recognizes service to the field
of chemistryitself. As president of the American Chemical Society in 1996, Breslow said heemphasized education, federal science policy, and public awareness. He pointed out he has written a no-jargon book [Chemistry Today andTomorrow] to "exp...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...ld Health Plus appears to have leveled the playing field
interms of having a medical home," said Laura Pollard Shone, MSW,principal investigator for the study. "However, there are stillsome racial and ethnic disparities with regard to the reportedease of use, such as the ability to get an appointment." Am...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
... for directing research on exposure assessment and field
managementtechniques. Studies of people living amidst electric and magnetic fields had alreadybeen begun and were continued, but the new federally coordinated effort alsosupported studies of how EMF affects animals and cellular systems -- ef...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
...edicine, but I'd also become fascinated by the new field
of nuclear medicine. Iwanted to explore them both and I did, but I worried that the two fields mightgradually start floating off in two different directions." He needn't haveworried. To Wagner, his most significant work has been the studies ...
New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark
...he victimscould have provided enough of a magnetic field
to induce a brief, severe currentcausing death. S...heir ears to minimize the impact of the electrical field
of lightning andthe accompanying noise. Contact: Howard Wachtel, (303) 492-7713 Dr. Michael Cheringt...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
...ic information and the launching of the scientific field
of modern cellbiology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates, including the president,Torsten N. Wiesel, M.D., who received the prize in 1981. The university recentlycreated six centers to foster collaborations among scientists to pursueinves...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
...pesticides are not as easy to use and have limited field
application. Theyare primarily used for seed pretreatment. Development of the Malt-based Antimicrobial is expected to help farmers improvetheir environmental practices and maintain high levels of crop protection at acompetitive cost of production. Th...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...void of serious studies of child labor. "This is a field
of study where prescription has outstripped analysis by a wide margin," they say in their paper. And that can be most damaging to the children who work, they point out. For example, Basu and Van refer to a United States senator's proposal last year t...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
...tional 400 patients on anongoing basis. "The field
is evolving very rapidly," says Tariot, who isleading a symposium on treatment of behavioral disorders anddementia at the Amsterdam meeting. "Six years ago, there wasnothing to treat Alzheimer's disease. Now, we have two FDA-approved drugs and as man...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
...in attendance. The meeting will feature symposia, field
trips, andnumerous poster and paper presentations. All-Society Opening Ceremonies (August 2, 1998) Rita Colwell, the newly confirmed Director of the National Science Foundation,will present the keynote address. Her speech is entitled "Balancing th...
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