Tag: "modeling" at medical news
AAPS announces short course on computer simulation
...ng computer simulation. Discussion topics include: modeling
versus simulation and applications, random number ...ed to answer questions that traditional methods of modeling
cannot answer. The course will also address how Monte Carlo simulation is used in relation to clinic...
Drug war strategy: First fund enforcement then switch to treatment, says O.R. paper
...e is maintained.Professor Caulkins is an expert in modeling
societal problems pertaining to drugs, crime, and violence. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures on the effectiveness of drug control programs and has briefed senior policy makers at the federal, state, and local level. The study,...
Teaching human side of patient care is best done at the bedside, say medical educators
...tients, in they way they respond to crises, and by modeling
effective listening skills. In bedside teaching, medical educators should discourage dehumanizing language, integrate the medical with psychosocial aspects of care, emphasize teamwork and provide timely feedback, the authors suggested. "One of th...
Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief
...limate system forecasts are produced with computer modeling
from probability statistics, each beginning with slightly different initial conditions, said Webster. Fifty-one short-term global forecasts are produced by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts every day for 10 days. Webster and hi...
Underage smokers respond to threat of legal penalties
...less frequent tobacco users and to reduce the role modeling
in locations frequented by younger children may have profound implications for reducing the epidemic of youth tobacco use, says Livingood. The study findings were consistent across racial and ethnic groups, although smoking rates among African-Americ...
Chemical engineers suggest Alzheimer's onset tied To cholesterol, brain chemicals
...techniques such as image analysis and Mathematical modeling
of molecules -- techniques more familiar to chemical engineers than biochemists or molecular biologists -- to carry out their studies. A lot of research remains to be done before the work done by Good and her colleagues is translated into medication...
Team studies use of Sandia technology to ensure 'farm-to-fork' safety of the nation's food supply
...ally occurring or terrorist-caused diseases. Rapid modeling
and computing capabilities. Microsensors that can...d software, which takes advantage of Sandias rapid modeling
and computing capabilities, is intended to help public health authorities manage common outbreaks of...
New medical system for colon cancer screening
...Kaufmans investigation of volumetric (voxel-based) modeling
and rendering algorithms that comprise the techniques used to render the virtual colon and visualize it interactively in real time. In Virtual Colonoscopy, a 40-second single-breath-hold computed tomography (CT) scan of the patients abdomen is taken....
New natural method of family planning over 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds
...lth Professionals. Based on sophisticated computer modeling
of reproductive physiology data, the Standard Days Method identifies the 12-day "fertile window" of a woman's menstrual cycle. These 12 days take into account the life span of the woman's egg (about 24 hours) and the viable life of sperm (about 5 da...
U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows
...gn for the device, based on sophisticated computer modeling
and prototyping done by a team led by U-M bioengineering professor James Grotberg, Ph.D. The alterations have reduced the device's size, made it more flexible, and improved the flow of blood, thereby enhancing the lung's performance and reducing the...
Biomedical engineers team with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to improve Fontan treatment
... as input data for the in-vitro and computational modeling
studies. Central to the study is understanding the single-ventricle defect, its anatomy and physiology in order to improve surgical configurations and planning. The investigators are hoping their research will yield important information and ...
Re-emerging field contributes to 10,000 patents yearly
...large number of these patents use the mathematical modeling
techniques of operations research to achieve best ...es. "This is a frontier area for the field in both modeling
and solution algorithms. The modeling
and solving of combinatorial problems associated with molecula...
Penn State College of Medicine awarded $6.9 million to create clearer images of body's interior
...te College business specializing in magnetic field modeling
software. The team will work together in the following way: Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and at the School of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, University Park, wi...
Targeted smallpox vaccinations could be effective intervention against deliberate attack
...sed on the investigators' previous experience with modeling
flu epidemics. It assumes that people interact pr...pidemic. "Our study demonstrates the importance of modeling
the details of likely contact patterns when developing strategies to prevent or contain a deliberate...
Experts meet to challenge approaches of testing and developing cancer treatments
...l as a basis for drug approval and use of advanced modeling
and simulation techniques in drug development approval. To underscore the Centers championship of better dose finding in drug development, CDDS recently published a study that showed more than 20% of the drugs approved in the United States are relea...
Chemist works to prevent undesirable side effects in synthetic drugs
...is doing in computational quantum chemistry. He is modeling
molecules by computer, a process that can help determine the handedness of molecules that have been isolated from plants and animals and that have been found to have beneficial health effects. Therefore, when a drug is synthesized, it can be made to ...
Physicians not 'easy marks' for drug sales reps, argues O.R. study
...he drugs in the study the authors used statistical modeling
and operations research methods to assess the effect that changes in the amount of detailing and sampling had on the number of additional new prescriptions the physician issued over the subsequent six-month period for the drug. They found that pharm...
UW-Madison receives $10 million for cancer communications research
...ructure that supports discourse, understanding and modeling
of cancer-communication technologies. Funding for the new center is part of a broad NCI initiative supporting research and outreach aimed at increasing knowledge about, tools for, access to, and use of cancer communications by the public, health prof...
Couple carries research links to the limit
...ollows with her defense in which she used computer modeling
to measure lead levels in human bone. She presents at 2 p.m. in Room 405 of the Engineering Research Center. "Both Jeff and Camille are doing work that should be of high interest in the Tristate area," says their advisor Henry Spitz, professor of mec...
Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy
...t as a screening test." Study authors used medical modeling
to analyze different approaches to screening women after total hysterectomy. They looked at multiple screening strategies: No screenings. One screening at age 50. One screening at age 50, followed by another screening at age 60. Screenings on...
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