Tag: "matches" at medical news
NIST 'pins' down imaging system for the blind
... to determine how to create a tactile display that matches
the image. The inspiration for the tactile graphic display came from a "bed of nails" toy found in a novelty store. Watching the pins in the toy depress under fingers and then return to their original state started the NIST engineers thinking about h...
For the blind, a computer navigation system with its own map
... temporary landscape changes on campus. The system matches
the user's location obtained using Global Positioning System technology with the information provided by the database server in real time. The voice-recognition/wearable computer provides the user interface for the data. A demonstration revealed t...
Alzheimer's drug improves pilots' performance on tests
...ngs beyond aviation or normal aging, such as chess matches
or test-taking among college students?"...
Traditional healing may relieve symptoms of mental illness
... representing a level of clinical improvement that matches
that achieved by many psychotrophic drugs. Family caregivers also thought that most of the patients had improved during their stay. In the absence of any specific healing rituals, the observed benefits appeared to result from a supportive, non-threat...
Matching for liver transplants could prevent disease recurrence, says Pitt study
...mmune system. HLA testing yields information about matches
or mismatches between specific HLA molecules. Resu... later, 35 percent of PBC patients with two HLA-DR matches
had disease recurrence at five years, compared to 10 percent of PBC patients with no matches
NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines
...tment is more effective when its intensity closely matches
the level of risk." "The ATP III approach looks at overall' risk for a heart attack," said NCEP Coordinator Dr. James Cleeman, "which means in the short- and long-term. That's important because, although risk typically increases with age, the foun...
Colorado State receives $6.25 million from National Institutes of Health to discover and test new drugs against tuberculosis
...ensive testing and research infrastructure to find matches
for potential anti-TB compounds identified at Colorado State. American research on vaccines and anti-TB drugs almost ceased a few decades ago as public health officials assumed the disease was on the way to eradication, just as smallpox was. However...
Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
...might propose apreferential allocation system that matches
pediatric organs to the highest-riskchildren. Another option is the greater exploitation and broader sharing ofsplit liver grafts. Such measures could enhance the survival of these children to levels similar to the entire transplantpopulation," sai...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
... bubbles" above each boy's head. One of theobjects matches
the dominant image (apple), whilethe other (such as an orange) does not. "The prosecutor says, 'Listen to what one boy issaying about the picture. He says it's an apple,'"Saywitz explained. "'Now listen to what the otherboy says. He says it's an oran...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
... and then 'retrofitted' with an outercovering that matches
the virus causing the epidemic," Maassab explained. Maassab, who was a research assistant for Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., founderof the U-M epidemiology department, received his Ph.D. from the School of PublicHealth in 1956. Just four years late...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...m more than four billion operations per second and matches
the powerof 40 high-end Pentium processors. It uses powerful programmable hardwaretechnology and software functions conceived and developed by Yongmin Kim, UWprofessor of electrical engineering, and his research team. "The imageprocessor can be prog...