Tag: "scientist" at medical news
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...aboratory (ARL). Dr. Robert J. Hansen, ARL chief scientist
and associate director, is chairmanof a Predictive Diagnostics Team convened to study the possibility thattechnology developed for machine maintenance could be used to maintain humanhealth. The team is one of eight assembled by Sandia National Labora...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...after the taste is gone. Barbara Smith, a research scientist
in The Johns HopkinsUniversity's Department of Psychology , discovered the diminishedcalming effect in postmature infants while studying how babiesdevelop early attachments to their mothers. A scientific paper about the findings will be published in...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
...nd Deafness,which Henderson co-directs with fellow scientist
Richard J. Salvi, Ph.D. The new study, conducted by Henderson and colleagues Sandra McFadden,Ph.D., and Bo-Hua Hu, Ph.D., along with Richard Kopke, Ph.D., of the U.S. Army,documents the action of R-PIA on noise-induced hearing loss in chin...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...g to co-founder Tibor Juhasz , associate research scientist
in the U-M Medical School's Kellogg Eye Center and the College of Engineering 's Center for Ultrafast Optical Sciences (CUOS), IntraLase will develop its first products for refractive surgical procedures, which correct near-sightedness and other...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
...cancerdetection and treatment. Engineering scientist
Andrew Rawicz and two researchers from theUniversity of Kiev are testing the illuminating qualities of an herbal extractcalled hypericin, which they say is quickly absorbed by cancerous cells. Takenorally or applied topically to the skin, hypericin s...
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
... microscope (XTM), invented by a LawrenceLivermore scientist
to analyze ceramic components used in jet engines,...m workingwith John H. Kinney, PhD, senior research scientist
at Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory. The team of researchers recently reported on the pro...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
...difference according to Barron. The senior scientist
on the study, Tony Chou, MD, assistant professor ofmedicine and acting director of the cardiac catheterization lab at UCSF,suggests that angioplasty is emerging as a treatment of choice for mostemergency heart attack patients. However, Chou n...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
... Northwestern University. He was the first scientist
to note that tamoxifen, a drug originallydeveloped for birth control, seemed to prevent the growth of mammary tumors inrodents. Tamoxifen subsequently was found to increase the survival of breastcancer patients and also to prevent the development of ...
Crystal Structure Of gp120 Reveals HIV In Action
...gator. Adds Peter Kwong, Ph.D., associate research scientist
atColumbia and lead author on the first Nature paper, "Knowing the structure downto the atomic details will provide valuable clues for vaccine design." X-ray crystallography is a technique that passes X-rays through acrystal from many angl...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
...d of AIDS," says Dr. Edward H. Kaplan, amanagement scientist
at the Yale School of Management and an author of thearticle. "But sometimes, what seems like a good idea just isn't." "In this case, introducing the new syringes into the current needle populationcould change HIV risks, and not necessarily for the ...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
... just reduce theirdesire for alcohol." The scientist
said he became curious about the herb after reading andhearing reports last year on its anti-depressive properties. "I thought that since depression and alcoholism have a strong biologicallink, if it worked for depression, then it might just ...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
... drug regimen, said Ron Stall, PhD, MPH,a research scientist
with the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and theUCSF AIDS Research Institute. Stall presented the study findings here today (July 1) at the 12th World AIDSConference. Research results showed 56 percent of 500 randomly selected HIV-infected me...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...he ACS meetingtoday: Wallace H. Yokoyama, Ph.D., a scientist
at the USDA research center in Albany,Calif., said that because of the way it is processed, Nu-Trim makes more solublebeta-glucans available to the digestive system than does a comparable amount ofwhole-grain oats or barley. Beta-glucans may also pla...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
... natural defenses. A Johns Hopkins University scientist
is working on ways to disableplatelets' unhealthyh...blood loss." In related research, the Hopkins scientist
is trying to understand howplatelets manage tostick to cancer cells that have broken off from a prim...
UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
...hairman of the Departmemt of Anatomy and aresearch scientist
with the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for IntegrativeNeuroscience at UCSF. The study was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the UCSF Centerfor the Neurobiology of Addiction and the Canadian MRC....
Eating Berries Can Help Lower LDL Cholesterol
... Helsinki, Finland, and Anne Meyer, Ph.D.,visiting scientist
from the Technical University of Denmark. During in vitro studies, the group found that naturally occurringphenolic compounds in fresh berries exhibited antioxidant activities "comparableto those previously found for fresh grapes and wines," ...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
... there's hope: A leading Canadian scientist
has developed and patented an oral insulin medication that's now set for human trials with the Health Protection Branch (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA). Next step -- approval in the US. ...
World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
...plications. But there's hope: A leading Canadian scientist
has developed and patented an oral insulin medication that's now set for human trials with the Health Protection Branch (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA). Next step -- approval in the US. Key Seminars Topics Include: Monday, November 16 ...
Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting
...cent study by John W. Lynch, an assistant research scientist
at the U-M School of Public Health, and George A, Kaplan, professor and chair of epidemiology. Lynch and Kaplan investigated the association of income inequality and mortality in 282 metropolitan cities in the United States. In the most extreme cas...
Discovery: Experiments Confirm Novel Eye Pigment Controls Circadian Rhythm
...ishes both vision and circadianphoto-response, the scientist
said. However, because pigments for vision andcircadian clocks occur in different parts of the retina, some blind people who have lost the part of the retina containing opsins stillretain the cryptochrome region and maintain normal circadian rhythm. ...
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