Tag: "human" at medical news
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...elatively immune from even the largest increase in human
life span predicted byexperts, a recent study conc...s could ease theimpact of many diseases and extend human
life," said Anna Rappaport, 1997-98president of the Society of Actuaries, which conducted the study....
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...ling with UV headlightsystems and their effects on human
health, and Andrew Farkas, a transportationeconomist, planner, and educator with the Morgan State University Center forTransportation Studies. The aim of the research project team is to be a focal point for thenation's UV/fluorescent program...
MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles
...t as brittle." The gearteeth in car transmissions, human
teeth, and the Earth itself are other gradedmaterials. About three years ago Professor Suresh began a program to create novelgraded materials. Once such a material was developed, the researchers planned toexplore how its properties changed a...
Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
...n the tutorial. "Like verydetailed paintings, the human
body is very complex, and learning to look andreally see all the details of a painting helps in diagnosing patients." The tutorial also was an eye-opening experience for Susan Crowley, M.D.,assistant professor of medicine (nephrology) at Yale and a g...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...s. Personality researchers measure differences in human
personality by looking at ahandful of components, including shyness or gregariousness, patterns ofthinking, measures of negative emotionality and measures of positiveemotionality. Previous research has led personality researchers to considernegative...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
... he says, the firstlongitudinal study of noise and human
beings to look at the same group ofindividuals before and after noise pollution. Other studies have been cross sectional, comparing people exposed to noise towell-matched controls who were not subjected to noise. Evans, an environmentalpsychologi...
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
... as small as twomicrometers -- about the size of a human
cell. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), another technology used at UCSF and LawrenceLivermore, provides an even closer view. Researchers test the strength andstiffness of dentin by pushing the very atoms and molecules apart and using thedevice to...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
...ing ability. The 3-D structures of hundredsof key human
proteins have been solved in recent years, many of them byYale scientists, making rational drug design possible. Jorgensen also has developed widely used computer programs, suchas BOSS and CAMEO, that enable scientists to model complex organicsoluti...
Is Ritalin As Effective--And As Harmless--As It Could Be?
...ontribute unwanted side-effects, althoughlong-term human
studies would be needed to confirm this. "This leads to the veryimportant issue of whether we should use a racemic drug or a single enantiomer,"says Ding. Clincial studies of other drugs, such as the heroin substitutemethadone, have shown that single...
Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of
New Oral Medications Evaluated
...ormin and troglitazone-act indifferent ways in the human
body and were equally effective in loweringpatients' blood glucose levels," explains Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.,professor of medicine (endocrinology) and of cellular and molecular physiologyat Yale and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medic...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...construct a detailed computational model involving human
Topoisomerase I and DNAin order to understand and ...the Companyhas rapidly advanced two compounds into human
clinical trials and a third newcompound into late preclinical development. *** Editor's Note: This...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...lpha-fetoprotein, unconjugated estriol, as well as human
chorionicgonadotropin. This study extends screeni...e substances for whichthe researchers tested were: human
chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); a portion ofthe hCG molecule, known as the free beta subunit of hCG; a...
New Research In Battling Alzheimer's Impact On Memory
...l up," says Weaver. He cautions,however, that any human
application is at least two years away. Paper MEDI 214 will be presented by Donald F. Weaver from 4:55 to 5:30 p.m.,Thurs., April 2, in the Convention Center Ballroom A IV, Level 3. 3/23/98 #12306...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...e Mennen, M.D., and researchers at the division of human
nutritionand epidemiology, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands,conducted the study to identify dietary fats that might raise the risk of heartdisease. "Factor VIIa increases after intake of dietary fat," says Mennen, thestudy's lead...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...d pore sizes of surrounding blood vessels. The one human
and five mousecancers were grown at various places inside the mouse's body to represent whathappens during metastasis. Working with hormone-dependent tumors, theresearchers induced the tumors to shrink by cutting off their supply ofhormones. The rese...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
... in Circulation. He is director of the center for human
nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In one report researchers found that the benefits of the popular statin drugs -- shown to sharply reduce heart attack risk in individuals with elevated blood levels of ch...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...al characteristics) that affects fish and possibly human
health,will also be discussed. Viruses and parasites may be transmitted to food viacontaminated water where seafood is harvested, drinking water, water used for irrigation, or water in the soil where produce is grown. As commontransmission vehicles...
Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics
...nd B attack the bacterial enzymes whileleaving the human
host alone. In recent years, the incidence of infectious diseases has soared, alongwith deaths resulting from them. At the same time, the need for new antibioticshas risen steadily as bacteria have developed a resistance to existing drugs.The...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
... obese and glucose intolerant and therefore mimics human
adult-onset diabetes. The rats were given suppleme...ions. Belury, Peck and Vanden Heuvel plan to begin human
trials on CLA and its effects on diabetes as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Houseknecht plans addition...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...ping novel therapeutics based upon the genetics of human
disease, with an emphasis on cancer. The company ...tements with regardto the development of potential human
therapeutic products that involve a numberof risks and uncertainties. Actual events may differ from...
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