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Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...otaped, they receivedone drop of solution every 10 seconds
for five minutes and werethen observed. After tasting the sugar solution, the postmature infants showedsignificantly more trembling than did the normal-term infants.For example, during the five-minute period in which they received the sugarsolution, ...
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
... away from applied mechanicalpressure, or how many seconds
they licked skin where hot pepper extract had beenapplied, Cao determined that the knockout mice were as sensitive to mild pain asnormal mice, but that they were much less sensitive to moderate or more intensepain. The research team conclude...
New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures
... as three hours.(The typical seizure spans only 30 seconds
to one minute, she explained.) Atthat point, after "trying everything," Mary Kate made an appointment withCedars-Sinai neurologist Clarke Espy, M.D. "I felt like Dr. Espy was the first neurologist I'd come across who knew what hewas doing in terms of...
Infrared Thermometers A Good Alternative For Use On Newborns
...cker. It takes lessthan two seconds
to get a result from this type ofthermometer." Nurses usually take an infant's temperature within thefirst 30 to 60 minutes after birth in order to determine if theinfant is too ho...
CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
...an X-ray tube rotates around the body for about 35 seconds
while an EKG tracks heart activity. The EKG data is used to identify 30 to 40 CT images of the heart at rest, the best time to view the coronary arteries. Viewing these clear, cross-sectional images of the heart, radiologists measure the size of c...
Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans
... electricalsignals through the severed area within seconds
to minutes after they arerejoined," says George Bittner, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord; theperipheral nervous system (PNS) includes nerves found in the rest of the bod...
Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains
...sters overheadphones. The children were given five seconds
to spell a word before the nextone in the series was delivered. A 25-second break followed in which they wereasked to count silently, with the whole process repeated five times for eachtrial. In other trials, the six teens were tested using a similar...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
...ing, the sensationof movement continues for thirty seconds
or so, just as for a kid spinning onthe playground, as fluids in the inner ear regain equilibrium," said Peterka."But the otolith organs are telling the brain the person is stationary. Duringthis period, we use video cameras to measure the study subj...
Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise
...andreceived 10 daily treatments (10 trains of five seconds
each, 25 seconds
apart)at a frequency of 10 Hz. Seventy-eight percent of patients experiencedmild-moderate discomfor...
3-D magnetic resonance imaging safer way to diagnose heart disease
...holdtheir breath 30 to 40 times for about 16 to 20 seconds
each time. Even though most patients could be trained to do this, the clarity of theimages was not sufficient, he says. With the new MRA methods, patients nolonger need to hold their breath and image quality is improved. In the study led by Rene' M...
Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call
... episodes of sleep. These episodes may last a few seconds
tomore than an hour, sometimes occurring in the middle of conversation or whileperforming a task. Other symptoms of narcolepsy include: cataplexy - brief episodes of muscle weakness or paralysis, resulting in kneesbuckling, head or jaw jerking, w...
Synchronise clocks to find the real millennium baby!
... and found that the median of eleven clocks was 15 seconds
slow, but they ranged from four minutes 12 seconds
slow to two minutes 25 seconds
fast! They conclude that most parents expect the clocks to be accurat...
The latest flight jacket gives pilots a real feel for flying
...ed from zero to 240 kilometres per hour injust two seconds
by a steam catapult. The sensation you experience whenaccelerated at this rate is likely to mislead rookie pilots, says Wright. "Itmakes you feel like the aircraft is pitching up when in fact it may not be." This is because the pilots feel an...
NYU/U. Rochester team find neurons in visual cortex adapt to images within .5 seconds of viewing
...ons remained desensitized to the image for several seconds
thereafter. However, exposure to a second image (even one that was only subtly differentfrom the first) caused a high level of neuronal activity. James R. Müller -- who is the main author of the article -- said, "Our evidencesuggests that visual...
MRI breakthroughs could lead to new tests for heart disease
... "real-time."Doctors can see heart movement within seconds
after it happens. Previously, ittook an average of five minutes to see the images. The researchers say this is an important step toward using MRI as ascreening and diagnostic tool for heart disease. "A lot of new doors have been open...
AEDs user-friendly -- even for children
... of instruction, it took sixth gradersless than 30 seconds
longer than a trained professional to apply a shoc...ation. "It took the sixth-graders an average of 90 seconds
to complete thedefibrillation compared to 67 seconds
on average for the EMTs/paramedics," saysBardy....
As key neural circuits weaken with age, our brains call upon alternate pathways to pick up the slack, study says
...mes highly active, bloodrushes to that area within seconds
to satisfy its increased metabolic demands--made it possible for the research team to pinpoint areas of the brain whosenerve cells were used in recalling visual patterns. Sekuler and his collaborators--Randy McIntosh of the University of Toronto andt...
Yale scientists discover new technique for studying living cells, furthering knowledge of diseases like Parkinson's
...ndria seemed to "remember" the stimulus for thirty seconds
or more. This finding, coupled with earlier work, strongly suggests that the mitochondria prime the neuron to respond more effectively to new stimuli during this time. JoAnn Buchanan, M.D., of the department of molecular and cell physiology at Stanf...
'Chaos' theory empowers researchers to predict epileptic seizures
...entists were looking for such transitions to occur seconds
tominutes before a seizure began. But in the past year, by analyzing electrical activity in the brainrecorded for a 10-day period, they have identified a warning stage developing anywhere from minutes tomany hours ahead of time. Their technique invo...
NIAID awards major malaria vaccine research contract
... the Plasmodium parasite, claims one life every 30 seconds
and sickens 300 to 500 million people each year. It is the world's leading parasitic killer and second only to tuberculosis as an infectious cause of death. Although a vaccine is needed, private companies are often hesitant to invest significant res...
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