Tag: "learning" at medical news
Venlafaxine significantly effective for children and teens with generalized anxiety disorder
...nd teens, who are developing social, emotional and learning
skills, can suffer devastating effects from GAD, appropriate and effective counseling and medical treatment of the illness is essential, says co-author Arifulla Khan, M.D., medical director of the Northwest Clinical Research Center (NWCRC) in Bellevu...
New hearing test simulates noise of real world
... not only of hearing but also of developmental and learning
disabilities among children. Everyday and everywhere, a cacophony of sounds compete for children's attention. Because humans have binaural hearing - hearing with two ears - children usually can determine which sounds are more important: student chatt...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover enzyme has potential to stop multiple sclerosis tissue damage
...he MS field, researchers have made many strides in learning
about the genetics, origin and development of the disease, but no treatment has yet been found to be effective in treating all MS cases. Dr. Scarisbrick and colleagues view their new findings cautiously and not as a panacea, but yet are hopeful about...
New journal series will educate physicians about medical errors
...ticles and conferences are indicative of the steep learning
curve medical professionals must ascend to prevent errors and safeguard patient safety, what can patients do to protect themselves? Chassin comments, "Patients should be outspoken and not hesitate to ask questions of their caregivers about their medi...
'Digital microscopes' for dentistry course
... D'Silva are developing a 21st century approach to learning
histopathology. They are creating a "virtual text...al Medicine, Pathology, and Oncology. "This way of learning
offers enormous benefits," he said. "Every student in every lab sees exactly the same thing at the ...
Gene linked to testicular cancer
...esearch in Drosophila," Lin said. In addition to learning
more about the biology and genetics of testicular cancer, Lin's research could lead to genetic testing to predict the potential for developing seminoma. It also could lead to new treatments in affected individuals by genetically reprogramming the rep...
Learn and Serve announcement and call for proposals
... the 2002 Learn and Serve grant awards. Service learning
as defined by the Corporation for National Service, is an innovative method of teaching and learning
that integrates community service activities into academic curricula. The 2002 grantees submitted i...
Beta-blockers protect brain during bypass surgery
...k during surgery. "Now, obviously, we are learning
that the opposite is indeed true," Newman said. While many heart patients might already be taking beta-blockers in pill form prior to surgery, Newman advocates giving all appropriate bypass patients the drug intravenously during surgery, so ...
Source of physical performance found in brain
...n is somewhat mysterious. The distinction between learning
activity in the brain and performance activity rep... how it affects the body. The cerebellum's role in learning
motor skills has been controversial, mostly because as we learn a skill we also change our performan...
Cerebellum's role during motor skill learning
...skill learning. By separating the effects of motor learning
from changes in performance, they discovered that ... with motor skill learning, does not contribute to learning
itself, but is engaged primarily in the modification of performance. The findings will be published ...
Direct thought control
...ement of a prosthetic limb, however, would require learning
a wider range of movements, so the two monkeys were given new tasks and 180-degree changes in directions. "There was no significant difference between the novel and trained target hit rates in either animal, and both monkeys improved their performanc...
Mad hatters, seafood jubilees, & Pfiesteria Files
...Join those in industry, government and academia in learning
from leading experts in recirculating aquaculture. The conference will discuss the latest trends, technologies and breakthroughs in the industry. Sponsored by Virginia Sea Grant, the Aquaculture Engineering Society, the Freshwater Institute and the...
Innovative 'soap opera' project aimed at teaching Spanish to health professionals
...sed materials -- the program is ideal for distance learning
and will enable students and professionals to comp... text accommodates the needs of a diverse range of learning
styles," said committee member Dr. Julia Cardona Mack, a lecturer in Romance languages. "It also enh...
Organised students are more successful
...s success, and supports the view that disorganised learning
is one of the most important predictors of examina...thors. It is beneficial to identify students whose learning
style and approach are inappropriate, before they fail, add the authors. Additional targeted help ma...
Hypertension is study focus of $10 million NIH grant to MCG
... They have a period of skills instruction, such as learning
to dribble a basketball, followed by 40 minutes of sustained aerobic activity, such as dance routines or volleyball, followed by 10 minutes of strength training and 10 minutes of stretching. Heart rates, body composition and weight measurements are ...
'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill
...oad and that a 20 percent overnight improvement in learning
a motor skill is largely traceable to a late stage...rocessing stage of experience-dependent, long-term learning
and as the critical stage for restoring perceptual performance." The Harvard team has now extended t...
Practice makes perfect, if you sleep on it
...atry and senior author of the paper. "Motor skill learning
is maximized when we get a full night's sleep. Yo...is seriously short changing your brain of valuable learning
potential." A full night of normal sleep is characterized by a progression through an orderly succes...
Poor adherence to control measures for older children with phenylketonuria
...al postnatal brain development and leads to severe learning
difficulties. Screening at birth to identify individuals with the disorder, and regulation of blood concetrations of phenylalanine by a low-protein diet in affected children can result in normal cognitive functioning in adulthood. John Walter from t...
Powerful burn-prevention video wins national award
...chological perspective. The video is excellent for learning
what the burn victim has to endure, and the time required for initial care, definitive care and rehabilitation. I plan to use it when I teach in the area of burns." Pucci envisions that "In an Instant" could be shown at school assemblies, fire depart...
Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care
... PhD, author of three of the studies. Teaching and learning
in the ambulatory care setting have been described...e practice using creative scheduling, pre-rotation learning
and learner competence certification, learners were able to fill roles traditionally fulfilled by ph...
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