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Get ready for next generation surround sound

... sounds from the front and behind is a more subtle process and relies on the features of the ear flaps (pinnae). The spatial filters created in this research will be derived with the aid of 3-D images of the pinnae. This research is being undertaken in close collaboration with academics at the University of ...

Changing the timing of cancer vaccines

...activating them to attack the cancer. However, the process can take as long as a day, reducing the period dur...sults in the linking of two identical molecules (a process called dimerization), Spencer and colleagues found that they could wait until the dendritic cells go...

Molecule predicts colon cancer patient survival

... often undergo a change of shape and function in a process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). ...e the development of tumor cells, examined the EMT process in colon carcinoma cells. They found that EMT involves activation of the protein integrin known as v...

JCI table of contents, January 20 2005

... often undergo a change of shape and function in a process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). ...e the development of tumor cells, examined the EMT process in colon carcinoma cells. They found that EMT involves activation of the protein integrin known as [...

Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK

...vices. Lack of awareness of the underlying disease process and self-management among ethnic minorities and a tendency towards crisis management in primary care are also possible explanations. Professor Sheikh concludes: "This review fills a major gap in knowledge about asthma in ethnic minorities in the UK...

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...brain structure than many other animals. Dogs also process dietary nutrients in ways similar to humans. And like people, dogs are susceptible to age-related declines in learning and memory, and can develop neuropathology similar to Alzheimer's disease. "This research brings a note of optimism that there are...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...wed up with a set of milestones, and a transparent process by which successes and failures will be measured." ...

Cancer vaccines: A two-pronged attack?

...n. "Now we have to elucidate why this non-specific process works in some patients and not in others, and then to learn how to harness this effect to help even more people with cancer."...

Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk

...d, they showed a drug that blocks TxA2 slowed this process at its early stages, although it seemed ineffective once atherosclerosis was well established. "This is of particular interest, as low-dose aspirin prevents heart attack and stroke by blocking COX-1 formation of TxA2 in blood cells called platelets,"...

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

...lecular level, new proteins are manufactured, in a process known as translation, and it is these newly synthesized proteins that subsequently stabilize the changes underlying the memory. Thus, every new memory results in a permanent representation in the brain. But Northwestern University neuroscientist ...

New network of gastrointestinal immune cells discovered

...rganisms was unknown, and learning more about that process was a goal of the current study. The researchers conducted several experiments using genetically altered mice in which one or both copies of a gene required for cell migration and dendrite formation was replaced with a gene that produces a fluoresce...

MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing

...red hearing loss. Cells grow and divide through a process called the cell cycle, and many proteins have been indentified as controllers of the different cell cycle phases. Chen's group started by carrying out a comprehensive assessment of which genes are active in the developing mouse ear and when the are ...

USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer

...angiogenic activity," says Lenz. Angiogenesis is a process by which growing tumors recruit new blood vessels to keep them nourished. BAY 43-9006 is thought to inhibit angiogenesis by interfering with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors on blood vessel cells, as well as platelet-derived growth...

More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital

... looked at the degree to which the triage decision process ties up available resources, such as specialist ph... of the Keck School of Medicine. "We're looking at process issues that we don't normally look at. There's a lot that the industrial world has been figuring out...

Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies

...ntrol standards for each step of the manufacturing process and to enforce more accurate labeling and disclosures and other consumer protections. In addition, the broader regulatory scheme for supplements should be revised to create incentives for privately funded research on the effectiveness of products an...

Leading researchers in allergic disease to gather for 2005 AAAAI Annual Meeting

...ul mapping of the human genome during the 1990s, a process originally predicted to require up to 100 years to complete. More Plenary Sessions - There will be six plenary sessions at the 2005 Annual Meeting, one each on Saturday and Sunday, and two each on Monday and Tuesday. Plenary sessions are the premier...

Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response

... According to Scott, the information fusion process begins linking reports and considering secondary causes, as soon as the first two reports of casualties or damage are received. "Our program is designed to suggest likely scenarios and to provide confidence measures associated with each of th...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...t as little is known about how babies perceive and process words and sounds from adults and the world around ...as normal hearing infants? How do infants learn to process what they hear in relation to what they see? With answers to these questions, researchers can track...

2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Award program opens

...allenging scientific problems. The self-nomination process includes a three- to five-page essay, abiographical sketch, a list of current research support and the names ofthree references. Nominations may be submitted between March 1 and April1, 2005, on the Pioneer Award Web site, http://nihroadmap.nih.gov...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

... while maintaining a price point and manufacturing process that should model conventional steel. Amorphous steels of the present design will find broad commercial application, potentially enabling civilian and military vehicles of significantly reduced weight (and therefore higher fuel efficiency and/or tran...

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