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Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...s in these test rats by 25 mmHg -- with the effect lasting almost two hours. "This type of electroacupuncture is only effective on elevated blood pressure levels, such as those present in hypertension, and the treatment has no impact on standing blood pressure rates," said Longhurst, a cardiologist who is al...

Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision

...nsformed an entire branch of neurobiology and made lasting contributions to the field of neuroscience. Thanks to Hubel and Wiesel, scientists now have a greater understanding of how the brain processes visual information. By identifying the precise layers of brain tissue that analyze sight messages and dis...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...our years after treatment, but a minority suffered lasting effects that prevented them from working. Dr. Pam...ued ability to work. But survivors who experience lasting problems post-treatment should not hesitate to tell their physicians when they have difficulty at wo...

Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts

... use. Effective drug abuse treatments that produce lasting behavioral changes among addicts at risk of HIV are vital to prevention efforts." FUNDER: National Institute on Drug Abuse. JOURNAL: Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Article has been accepted for future publication and is available online at http://...

2005 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

...ts are focused directly on having an immediate but lasting impact on the publics health. In the area of preventive dentistry, Dr. Rozier and his collaborators have studied various aspects of community water fluoridation, sealants, fluoride mouthrinse, fluoride supplements, professionally applied topical fluo...

Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

...icken, re-enact events from childhood or develop a lasting aversion to cigarettes. When the subject "awakens," he or she forgets everything that happened during the session. Actually, hypnosis is not like that at all, said Lynn, who has devoted much of his career to establishing a clear, scientific understan...

Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

... to ensure that the implant develops a healthy and lasting blood supply. "Nonetheless, the present approach represents another step toward an alternative tissue engineering approach for soft-tissue augmentation and reconstruction," the researchers reported. Mao's colleagues include Adel Alhadlaq and Minghui ...

Opportunity missed: TIA patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke

...ms occur suddenly and vary widely, with an episode lasting from a few minutes to a few hours. The retrospective study evaluated diagnostic tests, therapy and education of 91 TIA patients compared to 94 stroke patients. Patients' average age was 73; most were Caucasian and 58 percent were women. For almos...

New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds

...saw complete remission in the majority of patients lasting for years," says lead study author Mark Kaminski, M.D., director of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Program and the Multidisciplinary Lymphoma Clinic at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Kaminski and his colleague Richard Wahl (formerly at U-M and now at Jo...

Cell phone users drive like old folks

...icipant drove four simulated 10-mile freeway trips lasting about 10 minutes each, talking on a cell phone with a research assistant during half the trips and driving without talking the other half. Only hands-free phones were used to eliminate any possible distraction from manipulating a hand-held cell phone...

National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science

...000 awarded everythree years to a scientist making lasting contributions to the study ofthe physics of the Ea...f bioorganicchemistry, and especially for deep and lasting contributions to theunderstanding of enzyme mechanisms." The award, supported by The MerckCompany F...

Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour

...red by the UCL team holds promise that much longer lasting and more powerful effects can be produced. Profess...and controllable changes in the motor cortex area, lasting double the amount of time of conventional TMS. Initial tests performed to assess the safety of TMS s...

Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training

...ed age-related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to lasting improvements in mood and function, especially in depressed patients, and decreases the development of clinical depression in AMD patients over time, according to a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Shiley Eye Center study published in the Ja...

Gene vaccine protects mice against development of Her2/neu breast cancer

...eate a memory in the immune system that produces a lasting protective response." The vaccine used in this study is a "viral-vectored" approach, in which a naturally occurring virus is re-engineered to be propagation defective but still able to function as a delivery system for proteins from the cancer cells ...

Residual tumor cells are a barrier to targeted cancer therapeutics

...ndary pathways of tumor escape in order to achieve lasting cures....

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)

...C BERYLLIUM DISEASE In a clinical follow-up study lasting almost 5 years, researchers have shown that individuals who are beryllium sensitive progress to chronic beryllium disease at a rate of 6 to 8 percent per year. Seventeen of 55 persons identified over 10-year period with beryllium sensitization who h...

Study explores antibiotic misuse

... will look at whether all the education has made a lasting difference. "I started my career as an infectious disease physician, so I'm the first to say, if you need an antibiotic, take one," says Dr. Wilde, and take it correctly, meaning keep taking the drug until it is gone, not just until symptoms...

Research finds people with migraine headaches report more angina, but not more heart disease

...le with a history of migraines and other headaches lasting at least four hours are more likely to report suff...e whether subjects periodically suffered headaches lasting four hours or more. Overall, women were more likely than men to suffer migraine headaches, Rose said...

Early learning leaves lasting changes in brain, Stanford owl study shows

...ewall Professorship. "Early learning can have long lasting effects on the architecture of the brain." Knudsen's new work, published Dec. 19 in the online edition of Nature Neuroscience, relies on a well-understood region of an owl's brain. This area creates a spatial map out of the sounds an owl hears, such ...

Minority teens' views of drug use differ from reality

...s of one another in the mid-South. The interviews, lasting from 30 to 60 minutes, measured the adolescents' feelings about their own ethnicity and compared those with their attitudes and propensity toward taking drugs and their perceptions of drug use among peers. Unlike most Black young people, few Whites ...

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