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Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
...results are exciting not only because they show an odd
case in which older people have better vision than younger people, but also because it may tell us something about how ageing affects the way signals are processed in the brain" says Patrick Bennett, the other senior author, also a Canada Research Ch...
Maintaining physical activity linked to less cognitive decline in older men
...as walking, bicycling, gardening, farming, sports, odd
jobs, and hobbies. Cognitive functioning was tested with the Mini Mental State Examination. The study showed that over 10 years the cognitive decline in men who had reduced their daily physical activity by an hour or more was 2.6 times greater than t...
International gathering at UH examines top computer code
HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2004 Don't let the odd
name fool you FLUKA is serious stuff. It's a computer program used by physicists to simulate the effects of various forms of radiation as it passes through things. A course on FLUKA, one of the top radiation transport computer codes in the world,...
More muscle means better regulation of blood pressure, study finds
...terward." Previous studies have made the seemingly odd
link between lean body mass and higher blood pressure in adults and children. And when the MCG researchers started analyzing their data on how 127 young adults with normal blood pressure responded to stress, they found the same thing. "I thought the ...
Marine sponge leads researchers to immune system regulator
...ystem uses to sort out lipids. NKT cells are also odd
in that they fall somewhere between the brute force of innate immunity and the flexible sophistication of adaptive immunity. They appear to have an ingrained ability to recognize some bacterial lipids. At the same time, they express less-variable ve...
Sudden cardiac death: New risk factor first identified in Illinois family by SLU cardiologist
...oped atrial fibrillation in his later years. "It's odd
that we're the first family in the whole world to ...oped atrial fibrillation in his later years. "It's odd
that we're the first family in the whole world to be diagnosed with this condition, but we're glad i...
Laser measurements reveal biological basis of distance perception
...ips or humps. "Researchers have known about these odd
aspects of estimated distance for decades, but hav... have just taken it for granted that these are the odd
ways that we see things." Some researchers had used mathematical or geometrical theories to attempt ...
Grape seed extract help speed up wound recovery, study suggests
...free radical levels at the wound site. It may seem odd
that an antioxidant could help oxidation the formation of free radicals flourish. But "The extract assumed a mild pro-oxidant property while in an oxidant-rich en...
Drug beats sleep?
...rk sleep disorder"- excessive sleepiness caused by odd
working hours. The trial is part of Cephalon's attempt to expand the range of conditions Provigil can be used for. Ultimately, the company hopes it can be prescribed to treat sleepiness that results from any medical condition, and plans to submit dat...
Nation's leading hospitals serving up fast food
... M.D., inspired their research. "I always found it odd
that as a health institution we had a fast food chain in our facility, and I wondered if other top hospitals also did," says Nallamothu. "But through my research I found the UMHS food services department works hard to make sure the fast food chain o...
"Radical" Discovery Advances Medicine and Plastics
...n organic free radical - a carbon molecule with an odd
number of electrons - the chemistry establishment ...path to success. Speaking no English, he worked at odd
jobs, most involving menial labor. He toiled in the Chicago stockyards under the brutal conditions d...
NYU/U. Rochester team find neurons in visual cortex adapt to images within .5 seconds of viewing
... adaptation -- which has often been regarded as on odd
glitch-- may actually be critical to normal visual perception. Because adaptationoccurs so rapidly, it can develop even during the fleeting stops our eyes makewhen we scan an image, and this can help us distinguish small differencesbetween the thing...
To Drive Or Not To Drive? New Criteria For Those With Epilepsy
... People who predictably experience an aura -- an odd
sensation ormovement that comes before a seizure -- also had reduced odds of crashing, asdid people with fewer non-epilepsy- related accidents in general before theywere diagnosed. Surprisingly, reducing the number of anti-epilepsy medicines orswitc...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
...in the air. But occasionally, Frey points out, the odd
anatomyof the olfactory system can be dangerous because it provides a way for someviruses, such as herpes, to sneak into the brain. In one study, even tiny goldparticles sprayed into the noses of monkeys were traced along the olfactorynerves and into...