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NYU researcher unveils the scientist in painter Chuck Close

...l size. Thisfinding, which Pelli credits to Close, refutes the age-old assumption that shapeis seen the same way at all sizes. Pelli's data were collected at the Chuck Close Retrospective, when it was at theMuseum of Modern Art in New York City in the spring of 1998. (The retrospectiveis now at the Hayward ...

Costly cancer treatment aimed at protecting kids hearts offers no additional benefit

A new study refutes a long-held but unproven theory that children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia might suffer less heart damage if treated with longer-lasting infusions of chemotherapy. Each of these longer-lasting treatments requires a child to spend at le...

Despite resources, at-risk infants in US fare no better, researchers find

...the status quo for neonatal services. "This study refutes a common assumption that even though the US has a poor international rank for infant mortality, it has the best birth weight-specific mortality rates," notes lead author Thompson. "Given the high levels of postnatal resources in the US, finding no be...

Are people with mental illness more violent than other people?

...ragic, violent acts. Yet the scientific literature refutes the stereotyping of all patients with severe mental illness as dangerous, say the authors. It is inappropriate that mental health policy and legislation should be driven by preoccupation with risk of violence, rather than the delivery of effective tr...

Snuff use may be gateway to cigarette smoking

...ty of Florida College of Dentistry, says his study refutes research suggesting that snuff may be a useful harm reduction tool in public health efforts to discourage smoking. "The prevalence of smoking was substantially higher among men who had quit using snuff than among those who had never used snuff, sugge...

Men do not cause yeast infections in women

... yeast back to them during intercourse. This study refutes that belief," says study author Barbara Reed, M.D., M.S.P.H., professor of Family Medicine at the U-M Medical School. "This study suggests the risk for recurrent infections is related to something else perhaps the woman's immune response to the yeas...

Newborn brain injuries stem from infections, not delivery

...rospinal fluid, blood and windpipe. "Our study refutes the fact that white matter injuries are caused by delivery," says Ernest Graham, M.D., senior study author and assistant professor of gynecology/obstetrics. "The biggest association with these injuries in our study was clearly neonatal infections." ...

Blood-forming stem cells fail to repair heart muscle in Stanford study

...o replace heart muscle after a heart attack, which refutes earlier findings. During the past three years, several groups had reported that stem cells found in bone marrow could lodge in the heart and repair muscle damaged by a heart attack. These stem cells normally reside in the bone marrow,...

Guideline: Heart condition does not increase risk of second stroke

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new guideline refutes the current thinking that people with a heart condition called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who have had a stroke are at greater risk of having a second stroke. The guideline, developed by the American Academy of Neurology, determined that people wit...

Center refutes finding that added sugars displace vitamins and minerals

...ber issue of the Journal of Nutrition , the study refutes analyses in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM) draft report on Dietary References Intakes stating that consumption of added sugars "displaces" essential vitamins and minerals in the diet. This "nutrient displacement hy...

Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths

...sis after hypothesis," he says. The study refutes conclusions drawn from earlier studies showing striking changes in death patterns among particular populations. For example, in separate studies over a decade ago of Jewish men and elderly Chinese women in California, death rates appeared to drop sig...

Study proves catheter ablation safe for patients

...a (SVT) is not detrimental to patients. This data refutes previous evidence which suggested a high incidence of injury to a patient's cardiac nerves, possibly resulting in accelerated heart rates following the procedure. This research, supported in part by the National Institute of Health and led by Steve...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

... by researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital refutes the popular belief that getting an epidural early in labor increases a woman's risk of cesarean delivery. In a study of 750 women, researchers found that getting an epidural when the cervix is less than four centimeters dilated did not increase the...

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