Tag: "motion" at medical news
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...tatic measurements in biochemistry is analogous to motion
pictures versus snapshots in photography," said Bernard Sonnenschein, Treasurer of Spectrumedix. "Just as a snapshot of a stormy sky or a baseball pitcher doesn't tell you what you really want to know - how fast are the rain clouds moving and how ha...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...l side effects, such as scoliosis,limited range of motion
in the shoulder, and cosmetic problems in breastdevelopment. The majority of patients are infants and children. Today, a handful of surgeons are repairing the defect through 3- and 4-mmincisions, using a high-resolution 4-mm videoscope. In fact, the...
'Motion Blindness,' Not Just Poor Memory, Causes Alzheimer's Patients To Lose Their Way
...o have memory problems, those areseparate from the motion
blindness that is due to brain damage ina highly s...refer to specificlandmarks that are independent of motion
when getting around. The findings are based on experiments in Duffy's VisualOrientation Laborat...
Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'
...sonictechnology. With cutting tools, the vibrating motion
cuts tissue with far lessforce, and the pushing or pulling of tissue is what tends to cause pain. Anultrasonic needle will create similar needle-tissue interactions that reducepain. The immediate applications could be for people for whom needle usage...
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
...s of the model,wherein tumor development is set in motion
by an oncogene in virtually all ofthe 500,000 pancreatic islet ß cells. "Our findings are encouraging about the potential value of angiogenesisinhibitors for treating cancer; we believe we can do even better," said Hanahan."We've illustrated an...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...cture can heal normally, the accidentoften sets in motion
a cascade of other health problems that are acceleratedbecause of the person's age. Women who fracture their hips tend to be less healthy than those who do not,according to Lane, and pneumonia is often a complication that proves fatal. "Prevent...
MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor
...lve bulging up in the middlereflected the backward motion
of a prolapse. That assumption was incorporated into a set of diagnostic criteria for mitralvalve prolapse, which also included the presence of clicks and murmurs audiblethrough a stethoscope. When researchers used those criteria to analyze theprev...
Chill out: it does the heart good
... "Cardiologists noticed abnormalities in the motion
of the walls of theleft ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart, in those patients withhigher levels of emotional responsivity," Blumenthal said. "These abnormalitiesindicate weakening of cardiac function and are clear markers that the indiv...
New approach to imaging separates thought from perception
...t moving objects pre-activatesareas of the brain's motion
detection system before any moving objects appear....g child. "This pre-activation may tune the motion
detection pathway, allowing usto respond more strongly and selectively when an anticipated object ap...
Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before
...but if you focus in on a small area, even a slight motion
by the person holding the light will be distractin...aneuvers of the surgeon. "The computer takes your motion
and makes it very, very smooth," Damiano explains. "Then it takes this digitized motion
and uses it...
Properly securing trunk crucial in ambulance transport
... immobilization of the head in order to reduce the motion
occurring at the cervical spine." The study was funded by Manus Pharmaceutical, Inc., developers of the styrofoam wedges....
University of Rochester awarded patent for class of drugs known as cox-2 inhibitors
...The discovery, made more than a decade ago, set in motion
a worldwide race among pharmaceutical companies to identify drugs that would inhibit the action of the enzyme and, in turn, reduce inflammation and pain. The University of Rochester research team was led by Donald Young, M.D., a physician and bio...
Long distance medical tracking of Mt. Everest climbers could be used by doctors in monitoring patients
...emperature, respiratory rate, electrodiagram (EKG) motion
detection (accelerometers) and pulse oximetry. The VSM was typically strapped across the chest or wrist or swallowed in pill form. The telecommunications system was usually a radio-frequency transmission system repackaged into a miniaturized wearable...
Georgetown researchers to present evidence of biological cause of dyslexia
...for reading as he or she did for processing visual motion
(identifying the direction of moving dots on a scr...erforming both these two tasks (reading and visual motion
detection). It appears that dyslexic participants-who, by definition, have difficulties reading-als...
Science, engineering and technology newstips
...MEMS are already in commercial use, for example as motion
sensors that trigger airbags in cars. Other applications are in miniaturization of optical and wireless communication systems, and in building chips that can perform chemical reactions on a miniature scale. Tien's laboratory has developed a miniatur...
Optical technique studies brain activity without surgery on skull
...uring a periodic sequence of stimulation by finger motion
and rest," Gratton said. "We demonstrated spatial congruence between the hemoglobin signal and the MRI signal in the motor cortex related to finger movement." The researchers also demonstrated collocation between hemoglobin oxygen levels and changes...
New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines
... been," said Van Dam, explaining that the tumbling motion
isn't a problem. The M2A capsule is as cost effective as endoscopy, said Van Dam, and could prevent expensive and painful surgery. Each capsule costs $450 and the one-time software purchase runs under $30,000. "It saves money if you consider ...
Rutgers develops virtual reality treatment for hand impairment in chronic stroke patients
... found up to a 140 percent improvement in range of motion
for the thumb and up to a 118 percentimprovement in the ability to move one finger at a time. There were also significant improvements in such areas as finger speed and finger strength. "We found that virtual reality alone could be used to improve t...
Road skills hint at 'motion blindness' of Alzheimer's
... of brain damage that causes symptoms doctors call motion
blindness. Some of the new data comes from driving...zheimers patients had a much harder time detecting motion
than their healthy counterparts. In addition, the 11 Alzheimers patients who were still able to dri...
Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke
... Rehabilitation therapists think this repetitive motion
can rebuild nerve pathways from the brain to the injured limb. This cortical reorganization appears to continue even years after the initial injury, says Fasoli. The robot also has several advantages over traditional physical or occupational thera...
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