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New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain

...mapping tool The researchers went on to reveal a remarkable ability of I-neurons: they can sense neurons that share the same functions in the brain. I-neurons "select" groups of target neurons to construct the same type of if-then gates, possibly enabling the I-neurons to control groups of neurons collectivel...

Chemist Percy Julian captures spirit of black history celebration scientist

...ic society. These achievements are all the more remarkable given the circumstances of Julian's life. Born in 1899 in Montgomery, Ala., he was barred from the college preparatory program in the public high school. Nonetheless, Julian gained admittance to DePauw University in Indiana, a predominantly white sch...

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

...nted cancer tumors from growing in all the mice, a remarkable achievement that encouraged the researchers to pursue the human trial. Animal research elsewhere using another copper-reducing agent was not as successful. As reported in Clinical Cancer Research, the trial found that 120 milligrams of TM per day w...

New treatment might reverse memory loss in those with schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and other disorders

...t has been sustained for more than ayear. "What's remarkable about this particular drug is that patients would only need touse it for a short period of time to achieve long-lasting effects," saysGoldman-Rakic, director of the Yale laboratory where the research was conducted."By stimulating D1 receptors, the me...

Piedmont researcher receives national award

...That's just the beginning." At the root of water's remarkable properties is what Saykally calls "strong tetrahedral hydrogen bonding." That means the two hydrogen atoms of one molecule are attracted to the oxygen atom of another. Further complicating the picture, a single water molecule tends to interact not ju...

University of Rochester awarded patent for class of drugs known as cox-2 inhibitors

...at have been heralded as "super aspirin" for their remarkable ability to ease pain and inflammation without caus...to develop cox-2 inhibitors. In addition to the remarkable ability of cox-2 inhibitors to control pain and inflammation, research suggests that the drugs can a...

Bexxar highly effective as first-line treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

... extremely excited by these findings, which showed remarkable response rates and molecular remissions lasting up to and beyond three years," says Kaminski. "Molecular remissions are seldom seen with chemotherapy in low-grade lymphoma, and appear to coincide with prolonged, durable responses. Furthermore, these ...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

... a level of refinement that will open the doors to remarkable scientific discovery and the realization of exciting new technologies. The parallel process nanoplotter takes us closer to our goal." Mirkin's next step is to expand the current nanoplotter's capabilities. He hopes to have a working 50-pen nanoplot...

Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase

...at the genome project already is contributing to a remarkable acceleration of drug discovery. According to the Express Scripts 1999 Drug Trend Report, "The number and therapeutic promise of such innovations are exciting. However, the cost of these technological advances will likely be high." Common drug util...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: animal study points to new method for halting life-threatening blood pressure decline during septis

... because it has a low molecular weight, as well as remarkable oxidative and kinetic stability. The SOD mimic used in this research is not a protein like the natural form, but instead is a specially constructed manganese-based compound. Attempts to use natural, bovine-derived SOD enzyme in clinical applicat...

Repairing brain damage from stroke may be possible with brain cell transplants

...degree of recovery years after a stroke would be a remarkable achievement," said neurologist Justin Zivin, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego, who wrote an editorial accompanying the Neurology study. "But it's too soon to know whether these transplants promise hope for patients disabled with st...

Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh receives $1.6 million grant to train public health workers

... "Together, all eight training centers will make a remarkable difference in public health services around the country."...

NIH funds unique diabetes program that combines research with technology development

...d remarkable."The planned studies are all the more remarkable because they include not only an expanded investigation of the mechanism of obesity-induced diabetes, but also studies by investigators of the Center for Biomedical Inventions that are designed to create new approaches in the treatment of diabetes," ...

'Unheralded safety net' providing state health practitioners for under-served areas

...he physician said. "In 1996, after a decade of remarkable growth, states fielded an obligated primary care workforce comparable in size to the better known federal programs," he said. "These previously unheralded state programs, almost invisible nationally, are now a major portion of the U.S. health-care sa...

Unergrad's invention may deliver life-saving medicine

...nes, the faculty advisor. "But we have some pretty remarkable students here at Hopkins." Krauland completed his undergraduates studie in December but is remaining at Johns Hopkin as a biomedical engineering master's degree student. As one of 43 Johns Hopkins students who received Provost's Undergraduate Awards...

Lack of trained staff and technical support exposes patients to increased risk of cancer progression

...tensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has produced remarkable technological advances in radiation therapy in the treatment of particular tumours, eg, head and neck, prostate, breast, lung, rectum, and central nervous system. It reduces side effects associated with conventional radiation therapy by sparing norma...

HIV patients more likely to accept a drug regimen if they trust in the physician, Yale researchers find

...t the time of incarceration. The team found that a remarkable 80 percent of study participants were adherent to their HIV therapy. They also found that participants who had trust in their medical institutions were about 20 percent more likely to adhere to ART than their more mistrustful counterparts. Lack of t...

'Use it or lose it?' study suggests mentally stimulating activities may reduce Alzheimer's risk

...tion at the time of death. We are grateful for the remarkable dedication and altruism of this unique group of people, says Bennett. I expect we will learn a great deal more from them, as we look for insights into how the brain functions with age....

BMJ journals now free for the 100 poorest countries

...n somebody. This is how science develops. And that remarkable person perhaps a Neils Bohr (Nobel Prize winner for physics) is just as likely to be in the developing world as anywhere else....

Implantable heart device reduces deaths by one-third

...ioverter defibrillator reduces the death rate by a remarkable 31 percent, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiologys 2002 meeting in Atlanta, March 17 to 20. Led by Arthur J. Moss, M.D., professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the University ...

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