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2005 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

Baltimore, Maryland...The 2005 H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award will be presented today to Dr. R. Gary Rozier, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), convening at the Baltimore Convention Center....... Dr. Rozier is an outstanding scholar known worldwide for his leaders...

Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain

HANOVER, NH A group of Dartmouth researchers has learned that the brain's auditory cortex, the part that handles information from your ears, holds on to musical memories. ......In a study titled "Sound of silence activates auditory cortex" published in the March 10 issue of Nature, the Dartmouth team found that if people are listening to music that is familiar, they mentally call upon auditory...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nation's top awards for quality

CHICAGO One of the nation's preeminent symbols of quality in health care the 2005 National Quality Health Care Award was bestowed upon Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The award is presented annually by the National Committee for Quality Health Care (NCQHC) with corporate sponsorship from the Cardinal Health Foundation and with legacy partner Modern Healthcare magazine. ...... Established in 1...

Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers exploring the brain structures involved in recalling an emotional memory a year later have found evidence for a self-reinforcing "memory loop" -- in which the brain's emotional center triggers the memory center, which in turn further enhances activity in the emotional center....... The researchers said their findings suggest why people subject to traumatic events may b...

Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are encouraging Chicagoans to know their family history and get screened. ... ... To help kick-off Colon Cancer Awareness Month and educate patients about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehens...

eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 7, 2005) -- eDocAmerica, the web-based provider of doctor-consumer consultations online, today announced that it has launched a Spanish-language version of its website for its increasing number of Hispanic users. ... ..."With the growth of our business to 300,000 covered participants, which is actually an estimated 750,000 when family members are included, we recently exp...

Molecule important in cell construction also critical in learning and memory

New Haven, Conn.--A family of proteins that help build the cytoskeleton, or the bones of the cell, also play an important role in learning and memory, according to a study published this month in ....... Marina Picciotto, associate professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine, and the senior author of the study, studied mice missing one of these proteins---ad...

Impact of scientific advances on drug studies and membrane research to be explored

How to apply scientific advances to drug research, particularly on the structure and function of cell membranes, is among the topics to be addressed during the De Lange Conference at Rice University in Houston March 7-9. ... Titled "Frontiers of Medicine: Society, Pharmacology and Membrane Biology in the Genomic Era," the conference will gather international experts for three days of presentatio...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

Northwestern Memorial Hospital today announced that Neil G. Bluhm, a prominent real estate developer, and his family have committed $10 million to the Northwestern Cardiovascular Institute, which has been renamed the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which launched in April of 2004 with the arrival of renowned cardiothoracic sur...

Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system

TO THE POINT: Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system that delivers video vignettes aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk in young urban women. ...... ...NEWARK, N.J. The National Library of Medicine awarded a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, Rachel Jones, and her team a three-year $398,000 grant to develop an interactive computerized...

Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study of pregnant women who experience early membrane rupture has found induction of labor at 32 weeks gestation to be a viable option. ...... "Our findings show us that mothers and babies do just as well when the mothers are induced at 32 weeks rather than later at 34 to 36 weeks, the current standard of care," says Brian Brost, M.D., Mayo Clinic high-risk p...

Computer memory, MRI technology benefit from student research at UH

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2005 Furthering research in computer memory storage devices, magnetic resonance imaging technology and advanced electronics, University of Houston students in science and engineering showcased their original research in a recent campus competition. ... ...Three UH graduate students won top honors and prize money at the biannual UH Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advance...

Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy

Washington -- Carrying the higher-risk genotype for Alzheimer's disease appears to render even healthy older people subject to major problems with prospective memory, the ability to remember what to do in the future. For the group studied, this could affect important behaviors such as remembering to take medicine at a certain time or getting to a doctor's appointment. The research appears in th...

New theory chalenges current view of how brain stores long-term memory

How do you remember your own name? Is it possible ever to forget it? The memory trace, or engram, "feels" like it is stored permanently in the brain and it will never be forgotten. ... Indeed, the current view of memory is that, at the molecular level, new proteins are manufactured, in a process known as translation, and it is these newly synthesized proteins that subsequently stabilize the c...

Northwestern Memorial chosen to be featured in first-ever mini-med school TV airing on PBS

A chance for television viewers to spend a half-hour learning from two of the world's leading surgeons is the concept behind Mini-Med School TV, which debuts nationally on PBS in 2005. Northwestern Memorial Hospital was selected to be solely featured in the first two episodes, "Hi-Tech Brain Repair" and "Lifesaving Heart Repair." ...... Mini-Med Schools are educational programs taught at teachi...

Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

CHICAGO The country's first ever Maze procedure done using high intensity focused ultrasound technology the only energy source that allows surgeons to surgically cure atrial fibrillation (AF) while a patient's heart is beating rather than having to use a heart-lung bypass machine was performed last Friday at the Northwestern Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago...

Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading

The way the movies represent amnesia is profoundly misleading, and gives the general public a false view of what to expect if they are diagnosed with the condition, says a paper in this week's BMJ....... Analyzing a host of movies from the silent era up to the present day, the paper traces a number of regular misconceptions about the condition....... Most amnesics in films are able to function as...

What happens in the brain when we remember our own past?

Toronto, CANADA -- What happens in the brain when we remember our own past? ...... Researchers are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to probe brain activity in search of the answer. According to a new fMRI study using a "diary" method to collect memories, it all depends on what we're thinking about! ...... Researchers have known for decades that thinking about autobiographical f...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital testing new procedure for patients with major depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive technique that uses repeated short bursts of magnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, is now being tested at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine as a potential treatment for participants with major depression. Northwestern will be one of 16 centers participating in the natio...

Alzheimer's drug improves memory of MS patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. Taking a drug used for Alzheimer's disease may improve the memory of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the November 9 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.... ...About half of all MS patients experience problems with memory and other cognitive functions. These problems are a leading cause of disabilit...

Longterm immune memory cells cells do not develop during chronic viral infections

Immune T cells that respond to chronic viral infections do not acquire the same "memory" capabilities of T cells that respond to acute viral infections, according to research by scientists at Emory University. The finding may explain why people lose their immunity to some viruses after chronic infections are controlled. It could guide scientists in developing better therapeutic combinations of...

Development of working memory, allowing voluntary control of behavior, defined

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 A person's ability to have voluntary control over behavior improves with age because with development, additional brain processes are used, according to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.... ...The research, presented today at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, helps to resolve questions about how working memory a function that all...

Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for solving complex problems

SAN DIEGO Students, keep this in mind before that next major exam:...... Pre-test jitters make it easier to recall memorized facts, but that stress also makes it tough to solve more complex problems....... Researchers at Ohio State University gave a battery of simple cognitive tests to 19 first-year medical students one to two days before a regular classroom exam a period when they would be hig...

Tea could improve memory, study shows

Drinking regular cups of tea could help improve your memory, new research suggests....... Results of laboratory tests by a team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne found that green and black tea inhibit the activity of certain enzymes in the brain which are associated with memory. ...... The findings, which are published in the academic journal, Phytotherapy Research, may lead to the devel...

High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24 -- High-fat diets may do more than wreak havoc on your waistline. New research finds that a diet high in fat and empty calories may wreak havoc on your memory as well. ... ...The new research was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.... ...Reducing the amount of dietary fat and empty calories may improve memory and help reduce the neg...

Estrogen or stimulating environment boost memory

New Haven, Conn.--Estrogen treatment had less beneficial effect on memory in female mice that raced on running wheels and played with other toys than in mice raised in non-stimulating environments, according to a Yale study published this month.... ..."We saw no beneficial effect of estrogen in the animals in cognitively and physically stimulating environments (also known as enriched environments...

Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed

EVANSTON, Ill. --- False memories are the controversial subject of hotly contested arguments about the validity of repressed memories that can surface years after a traumatic event and about the credibility of eyewitness accounts in criminal trials. ... ...Because memories are imperfect under ordinary circumstances -- forming, storing and retrieving them, with great variations in factors influen...

Epilepsy study shows memory loss after brain surgery

Epilepsia, the official publication of the International League Against Epilepsy, recently published a one-year follow-up study that finds some post-surgical epilepsy patients have a significant decline in verbal memory. This type of memory loss is associated with learning, recall and recognition. ... ...Three months after surgery, patients with surgery performed on either the left or right brain...

Short term memory's effectiveness influenced by sight, sound

For decades scientists have believed that people can only remember an ordered list of about seven items at a time--such as seven grocery items or seven digits of a phone number--but new research from the University of Rochester has shown that this magic number varies depending on whether the language used is spoken or signed. The results in the cover story of the latest issue of Nature Neuroscien...

Northwestern Memorial named one of nation's top 12 hospital-affiliated infertility clinics

The division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named one of the top 12 hospital-affiliated infertility clinics in the country and one of the Midwest's top three, according to a list published in the July, 2004 issue of Town & Country magazine.... ...Northwestern Memorial's multidisciplinary team of reproductive endocrinologists and scientists...

How brain gives special resonance to emotional memories

DURHAM, N.C. -- If the emotional memory of a traumatic car accident or the thrill of first love are remembered with a special resonance, it is because they engage different brain structures than do normal memories, Duke University researchers have discovered. ...... Their new study provides clear evidence from humans that the brain's emotional center, called the amygdala, interacts with memory-re...

Remembrance of smells past

Smells trigger memories but can memories trigger smell, and what does this imply for the way memories are stored? A UCL study of the smell gateway in the brain has found that the memory of an event is scattered across sensory parts of the brain, suggesting that advertising aimed at triggering memories of golden beaches and soft sand could well enhance your desire to book a seaside holiday..........

How odors help make multimodal memories

Neurobiologists have long puzzled over the neural machinery by which a memory integrates recall of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds. Now, Jay Gottfried and his colleagues have performed brain activity mapping that reveals new details of how "the recollection of a seaside holiday may conjure up the sight of a beach umbrella, the sound of crashing surf, and the smell of brackish seaweed."... ...W...

Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 19, 2004 - As if they didn't already have enough to worry about, grownups who lose their jobs may have something else to add to their headaches: According to a new study, their adolescent children have an almost 90 percent greater chance of becoming smokers within a year of the job loss than young people whose families haven't suffered this blow. ......"Previous research has...

New research suggests two brain areas critical for short-term memory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Research in animals has revealed new information about how animals and humans may store and retrieve short-term memories, say researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.... ..."For the first time, we've found that two different areas of the brain share the function of storing and remembering events for short-term memory," said Sam Deadwyler, Ph.D., lead re...

Medical College of Georgia to establish clinical campus at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Albany, Ga., (May 12, 2004) The Medical College of Georgia and the Phoebe Putney Health System are combining resources to expand clinical education and health care opportunities for Southwest Georgians. Leaders from the state's public health sciences university and the Albany-based hospital today announced the creation of the Medical College of Georgia Clinical Campus at Albany. The two organiz...

Scientists show hippocampus's role in long term memory

The formation of new memories and the retrieval of older memories are both evidenced in the hippocampus region of the brain, according to recent research by NYU neuroscientists. ... ...The role of the hippocampus in the formation of new memories has been well-documented, but the contribution of this structure to the representation and retrieval of long-term memories is less clear. In research p...

Scientists uncover how brain retrieves and stores older memories

TORONTO (May 6, 2004) -- Scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) and UCLA have pinpointed for the first time a region of the brain responsible for storing and retrieving distant memories. This research is reported in the May 7, 2004 issue of the journal Science.... ..."It was previously known that the hippocampus processes recent memory, but that the hippocampus did not store mem...

Peter H. Arger, MD, receives the 2004 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award

PHOENIX, AZ - The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will award Peter H. Arger, MD, with the 2004 William J. Fry Award at the 2004 AIUM Annual Convention on June 20, 2004, for his numerous contributions to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound.... ..."Dr. Arger was president of the AIUM at a challenging time and lead with aplomb, working very hard to guide the...

Northwestern Memorial tests 'pacemaker' for stomach

CHICAGO Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of only eight sites nationally and the only in Chicago to participate in a research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Implantable Gastric Stimulation (IGS) a "pacemaker" for the stomach that may create a sense of fullness. The IGS, which essentially looks and operates very similar to a typical cardiac pacemaker, will be tested t...
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