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UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology

...erful programmable hardwaretechnology and software functions conceived and developed by Yongmin Kim, UWprofessor of electrical engineering, and his research team. "The imageprocessor can be programmed for many applications, opening a new chapter inultrasound technology," Yongmin Kim said. The Siemens enginee...

New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography

... and cancer. When not fatal, stroke can leavebrain functions impaired. About 500,000 people suffer strokes each year. A major cause of stroke is arteriosclerosis, or hardening, of thecarotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. As we age, a plaque of fat,calcium deposits and blood clotting material...

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?

...r material," he says. "Cartilage is a tissue that functions without nerves, blood vesselsor a lymphatic system and consists largely of extra-cellular material æand it is these characteristics which make it useful in trying to stop acancer from spreading. "Also it contains factors which interfere with t...

Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer

... Folz said that age, baseline pulmonary functions and smoking historywere not predictive of which patients would develop DPTS. Joining Folz in the research were Dr. Stephen Wilcznski, Dr. JeremyErasmus, Dr. William Petros and Dr. James Vredenburgh, all from Duke....

Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects

...ear factor of activated T cells). Othercalcineurin functions are unimpeded. With the peptide in place, calcineurin is unable to bind to thetranscription factor NFAT and the signaling pathway is halted. In the absence ofthe peptide, NFAT moves into the nucleus and turns on expression of solubleimmune fa...

Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance

...ole in these tissues is notknown. In the kidney it functions by moving substances from blood in the kidneythrough the wall of a cell and into urine. "For decades the kidney has been identified as playing an important rolein protecting the body from natural and synthetic chemicals in the enviro...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

...fcereal grains activates biological compounds that functions to protect the plantagainst disease caused by bacteria and fungi. These protective mechanisms occurnaturally during germination, which malting simulates. The Malt-based Antimicrobial offers the application breadth of chemicalpesticides without the ne...

Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals

...on. But GVG did not stop animals' routine functions such as learning, eatingand moving; nor did it cause other obvious side effects. "We are extremely excited about our results," said Stephen Dewey, theBNL neuroanatomist who led the research team. "After all, more than a decade ofhard work we...

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center

...ancer tumors grow and spread, interfering with the functions of healthy tissue.Some MMPs have been shown to play a significant role in tumor development bycontributing to three processes that lead to the progression of cancer:invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Cancer researchers believe that a MMPI, call...

Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm

... Daily light-dark cycles regulate biologic functions in creatures assimple as bacteria and as complex as humans, Sancar said. Human Genome Projectstaff found the human CRY1 but not its function. He and his students discoveredthe CRY2 gene with Human Genome Sciences Inc. researchers. They have applied f...

Signal Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results In Preclinical Study Of Novel Drug Leads For Treatment Of Osteoporosis

... of genomicsbeyond identifying and elucidating the functions of genes to designing novelclasses of disease-modifying drugs that selectively regulate the activation ofdisease-causing genes. The Company conducts its target and drug discoveryprograms both independently and with its five collaborative partners:Ar...

New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures

...ght hippocampus had thecapacity to "take over" the functions performed by the left side. Following the surgery, she spent four days recuperating before returning homeshortly before Christmas. "I'm so happy, but I feel like knocking on wood," MaryKate admitted. "Everything is going so perfect." Mary Kate's prog...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...e user with decision options in parallel. Finally, functions of controls were redefined to reflect changes in the system dialogue structure, and controls were spatially organized based on functionality. Lin et al (in press) provides a detailed coverage of the interface analysis and the features of the redesign...

Help On The Way For Victims Of Paralysis

...ore the voluntary use ofparalyzed limbs, but other functions might also be restored. "People with brainor spinal cord injuries not only have paralysis, they also have difficulty withother functions, such as bladder voiding. What we are attempting to contributeis a method of control, in this case, a bladder pro...

New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work

...cess. Long thought to be the seat of higher mental functions such as planning andproblem solving, the frontal c...e the kinds of activities involved in theexecutive functions that we're studying." In accident or stroke victims with damage to specific regions of the frontallo...

NIA Launches National Study To Treat Mild Cognitive Impairment

...a significant memoryproblem, their other cognitive functions remain normal and are for the most partunaffected by MCI," said Dr. Thal. "Prior to today, most treatments tested forslowing memory decline have been evaluated in patients with well-defined AD. What we hope to accomplish in this trial is to test age...

People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!

...al regionplays a critical role in higher cognitive functions such as humor, emotions andpersonality," says Dr. Stuss. "It receives information from almost all otherbrain regions and integrates multiple types of information." The ability to understand and produce humor requires the concerted functioningof sever...

Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans

...axons that are severed inthe CNS. At present, the functions once controlled by those axons cannot berestored. Severed PNS axons regenerate very slowly, about one millimeter or1/25th of an inch per day. In the new study, Bittner and his colleagues applied a calcium-freesolution of polyethylene glycol...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs

...as comingback to them. In healthy brains, language functions are carried out by a network of mirrorimage brain areas in the left and right side of the brain, with one side,usually the left, being dominant. The subordinate side, usually the right, mayspend most of its lifetime playing an understudy role, as we...

New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis

...om the brain to body parts, thereby inhibitingbody functions and movement. This can result in a variety of symptoms thatrange from numbness in the limbs to complete paralysis. Approximately 120,000 MS patients have a form of the disease classifiedas secondary progressive. These patients are initially...

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