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3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor

...nance imaging (MRI). What role did medical physics play in the birth of this now widespread imaging technique? The discovery and development of MRI came about in large part from years of prior research that by today's definition falls well within the core of the discipline of medical physics. Furthermor...

Researchers examine oleic acid in atmosphere

...orm," said Gopalakrishnan. "These orientations may play a big role in how compounds change during reactions. We don't know much about how the orientation of molecules affects chemical reactions." Gopalakrishnan conducted the work with Heather Allen, an assistant professor of chemistry at Ohio Stat...

EDCTP welcomes G8 support for HIV/AIDS vaccine development

...he partners, and by having the concerned countries play a central role. Adapted interventions are essential to reduce the burden caused by these diseases. Current approaches to vaccine development suffer from common problems and shortcomings, which are shared by all of these diseases. The EDCTP believes ...

How brain gives special resonance to emotional memories

...l mechanisms underlying emotional memory formation play in post traumatic stress disorder and depression. The study by Florin Dolcos, Kevin LaBar and Roberto Cabeza was reported in the June 10, 2004, issue of the journal Neuron. Dolcos is a research associate in the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center and L...

Status syndrome: How your social standing directly affects your health and life expectancy

...erged. In addition, class systems are not just at play in England they are just as bad, if not worse in Australia, America and other so-called classless societies. Studies in Sweden have shown that men with a doctorate had 50 per cent lower mortality than men who had tertiary education. In the US those ...

Mouse study could aid vaccine designers

...have been done to determine if chaperoned peptides play any role in animal systems, notes Dr. Yewdell. If the chaperoned peptide theory is correct, infected cells that make the most peptides should most strongly stimulate cross-priming. Conversely, fewer peptides should mean less cross-priming. To test th...

Soya foods may help to reduce cancer of the womb

...s. These findings suggest that dietary factors may play an important role in this international variation, say the authors. The indication that overweight women may benefit more from increased soya food intake needs to be verified in future studies, they conclude....

Immune cells may play important role in progression of type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers find

... underappreciated and little studied, may actually play an important role in moving the type 1 diabetes di...e of overt diabetes. "We now believe that NK cells play an important role in the destruction of beta cells, especially in rapidly progressing type 1 diabete...

New technology blocks gene to increase immune response against deadly brain tumor cells

...accumulating evidence that brain tumors themselves play a role in suppressing the T cell response, and we think this is one reason gliomas grow so quickly. The strategy of shutting down the IL-10 gene may be one way of counteracting this immune inhibition," said Dr. Black, who holds the Ruth and Lawrence ...

Research hones in on therapies and diagnosis of bowel diseases

...ur research, we believe that capsule endoscopy may play an important role in clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions in patients with IBD indications," said Peter Legnani, M.D., lead author of the study. "We hope that the ease of use of the capsule may encourage more patients to undergo screening to...

Study shows M2A capsule endoscopy improves clinical outcomes in IBD patients

...tinal tract with the so-called "pill camera"-- can play a significant role in the clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decision making in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Principal investigator Peter E. Legnani, MD, clinical instructor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Samuel Bronfman Depa...

National Academies news: vaccines and autism

...een found that the immune system or its activation play a direct role in causing autism, the report notes. Autism also has never been documented as a consequence of exposure to high doses of mercury. While the committee agreed that the studies exploring these hypotheses raise interesting questions, they...

Body fat and its role in breast cancer

...nce breast cancer risk, body fat has been shown to play a role, but studies on fat distribution are uncertain. A new large-scale study conducted in Europe and published May 17, 2004 in the online edition of the International Journal of Cancer the official journal of the International Union Against Cancer...

Studies indicate healthy eating may affect cancer development, improve digestive system

...g school children, healthy eating habits appear to play a protective role against the condition. A total of 700 school children completed a questionnaire that ranked RAP into three scales: pain intensity, non-pain symptoms and satisfaction. The overall prevalence of RAP was about one-quarter, with no di...

Diabetics at significantly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease

...tell us whether therapies for diabetes may in fact play a role in lowering risk of AD or cognitive decline."Diabetes mellitus is a common condition affecting about 20 percent of people over age 65 years. Diabetes is known to be associated with various health effects including heart disease, kidney failure...

Diabetes linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's in long-term study

...tell us whether therapies for diabetes may in fact play a role in lowering risk of AD or cognitive decline." Some 824 Catholic nuns, priests, and brothers participating in the Religious Orders Study were followed for an average of 5.5 years. They received detailed clinical evaluations annually, including...

Researchers identify cancer-causing gene involved in aggressive leukemia, lymphoma

...ons as a cancer-causing gene (or oncogene) and may play a key role in the development of leukemia and other cancers in children and adults. Their study, published in the May 15 issue of Cancer Research, focused on the HMG-I gene, whose protein product is overexpressed in several human cancers, but whose e...

Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War veterans

... examined the possibility that genetic factors may play a role in developing the disease. The full study w...ut its cause is unknown. Genetic factors appear to play a role in both Gulf War veterans and civilian populations. Partial defects in one or more genes comb...

Why youngsters try to do impossible things

...e errors were clearly distinguishable from pretend play with the objects....

Synbiotic modulation of gut flora improves minimal hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients

...ephalopathy (MHE). Since ammonia has been shown to play a key role in overt hepatic encephalopathy, treatment options for MHE have also focused on reducing ammonia levels in the body. A new study published in the May 2004 issue of Hepatology has shown that treating cirrhotic patients with synbiotics or f...

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