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When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

...ars more vulnerable to damage without the brain's filtering capacity, the ears are more likely to be exposed t... ability to provide proper feedback to the ear, by filtering out unwanted and unnecessary information, declines beginning in our 40s and 50s, Frisina says. Witho...

Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease

...eased kidney function (one half to one quarter the filtering capacity of a young healthy adult) reported being ... rate (GFR), a measure of how well the kidneys are filtering waste from the blood. Lack of awareness may be due in part to doctors' sole reliance on the blood le...

Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease

...eased kidney function (one half to one quarter the filtering capacity of a young healthy adult) reported being told they had weakened or failing kidneys. Awareness was low in all but the most severe stages of kidney disease. Women with moderately decreased kidney function were significantly less aware of their...

New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'

... hundreds, perhaps thousands," said Nicolelis. "By filtering and analyzing them, we can actually measure the global dynamic activity that tells us what behavioral states the animals are going through. "Such capability is broadly important because it is the first physiological measurement that can rev...

Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery

...motor and mental speed, verbal learning, cognitive filtering and attention/concentration. After determining the rates of cognitive decline, Monk then compared the outcomes of the 59 percent of patients who exhibited cognitive impairments at discharge with those who were not impaired. "While both groups showed ...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

... Spectroscopy (DOAS), which is basically a complex filtering process also used with ground-based air-sampling instruments. DOAS removes the predominant spectral 'noise' from air particles' Rayleigh scattering of light (the same phenomenon that causes the sky appear blue) along with the absorption patterns from...

New grant addresses minority nurse shortage

...mmendations from state governmental agencies begin filtering down to health care administrators. In its first-ever White Paper on the nursing work force released earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Health encouraged health care systems to employ a work force that reflects area demographics. Th...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for May 2004

...rs in the United States and Europe. With a complex filtering system that incorporates liver cells from pigs, the bioartificial liver cleanses and nourishes the blood to prolong life while an injured liver recuperates or a donor organ becomes available for transplantation. Study results are published in the May...

Can gene therapy beat HIV?

...last year the company started treating patients by filtering immune cells from their blood, exposing the cells to very low doses of the modified virus, and then putting them back into the body. Like existing antiretroviral drugs, the approach will not completely eliminate HIV from the body. But because the an...

Scientists raise caution about effects of HRT on hearing

...ich we grasp quickly. Our brains do similar work, filtering out unneeded information and prioritizing and organizing other information in a way we can understand. It's this sophisticated system that decreases as we get older, the team has found and it's this ability that is most diminished in women who have ...

Award-winning research affirms use of hypnosis in eliminating pain

...y hypnotizable people "have a stronger attentional filtering system associated with the far fronto-limbic attentional system" than do people who are not as hypnotizable. Crawford previously proposed that, during hypnotic analgesia, the anterior frontal cortex of the brain plays a major role in "an inhibitory ...

Purefecta (TM) drinking water purifier from Pall and Kinetico removes pathogens...

...nes Kinetico's reverse osmosis (RO) technology for filtering drinking water with Pall's bacteria and virus removal filters that were developed for the medical and biopharmaceutical industries where the need for ultra pure water is critical. These proprietary technologies are incorporated into a multi-barrier, ...

Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells

...hizophrenic-producing drugs that block the natural filtering capabilities of the brain. Normally rats, or people for that matter, would be startled by a loud noise. But if a less intense noise precedes it, over time, the rodents will be less startled by the second, louder noise. Antipsychotic medications have ...

Open-access publishing: The debate continues

...l require the introduction of new post-publication filtering mechanisms. Neither result can be seen as beneficial to users of published biomedical research." In an accompanying Commentary (p 1510), Lancet Editor Richard Horton comments: "Open-access initiatives, especially non-profit organisations such as the...

Study looks at the pros and cons of voice recognition

...iculty stopping the transcription, spell-checking, filtering reports, losing macros and speech files, and other glitches that have slowed us down," says Dr. Gross. "In addition we've also had problems with the system interfacing with our RIS system. We've had situations where our voice recognition system ha...

Internet porn-blocking software neednt block health information, study finds

...N ARBOR, MI A comprehensive new study of Internet filtering software finds that libraries, schools and parents..., come from a scientifically designed study of six filtering packages that was performed for the Kaiser Family Foundation by a University of Michigan team. The ...

Rutgers wins funds to create online index of moving brain images

...ine amidst the leaves, Kantor said. This requires filtering away the secondary signals and "noise," to see the original path of activation. A second component of the research could be called "vine matching." This is the mathematical problem of figuring out when one vinelike pattern is similar to another. Ot...

Artificial liver trials show progress, as transplant candidates wait

... or human liver cells, and the other using various filtering mechanisms. "Bio-artificial livers, which use living cells, have not yet lived up to their initial promise," says Bartlett, noting that trials are continuing but research has been hampered in part by the inability to grow liver cells quickly and safe...

Novel kidney transplant technique prevents rejection of donated organs

...ons or pregnancies. The Hopkins team used a blood filtering process called plasmapheresis, coupled with a drug that suppresses immune system antibodies to stop these patients from making antibodies that attack transplant organs and cause their rejection. After the new treatment, a majority of 34 patient...

Newly published data show at-home dialysis therapy may benefit more patients

... through an artificial kidney machine containing a filtering system called a dialyzer that cleanses the blood and returns the cleansed blood back to the body. Most people undergoing HD receive treatment at a special center, about three times a week for three to five hours a session. Baxter is a leading provi...

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