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Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...ink they should intervene, but the message they're sending to the victim by walking by is, 'I don't care.'" What parents can doChildren who are embarrassed or humiliated about being bullied in school are unlikely to discuss it with their parents or teacher, Juvonen and Nishina said. Instead, they are more li...

PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill

...nd evaluation of these conditions usually involves sending a long, flexible tube, called an endoscope, through the patient's mouth and throat into the esophagus. The procedure requires sedation, up to an hour of recovery time, post-procedural transportation and a day off from work. By contrast, the PillCam E...

Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems

...pinephrine is released, it binds to this receptor, sending out a signal to block the release of norepinephrine....

Cellular porthole connects odors to brain

...sts can probe details of chloride's involvement in sending information to the brain, the researchers say. Bradley and Reisert suspect that having lots of chloride available in odor-detecting cells may help the brain discriminate between different smells. "The involvement of chloride might also make the ce...

Potential drug target for treating cocaine abuse found

... use by a protein that transports it back into the sending neuron. But cocaine blocks the mechanism that transports dopamine, causing it to build up and send an unceasing message of pleasure the cocaine high. Researchers have long searched for "a molecule that would block cocaine's effects on the transporte...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

... message and one that receives the message. On the sending side, the synapse appears normal, but the receiving end isn't able to detect signals. Barres said other as yet unidentified signals from glia are necessary to form fully functional synapses. When the group created mice that lacked the two thrombospon...

Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

...ce the best and worst seismic quality meaning the sending and receiving of vibration signals far in advance of commencing the survey. "Working on the surface, we deliver imaging and structural characterisation of the subsurface, down to 6000 metres or deeper," says Andreas Laake of WesternGeco. "Techn...

Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

...ly invasively with only about an 8 cm incision and sending patients home after a day or two instead of after five days as is currently typical in patients who've had a Maze procedure," says Dr. McCarthy. The NCVI includes a core infrastructure of six centers: The Center for Heart Valve Disease, The Center fo...

National Academies news: Gulf War and Health

...reating Iraqi troops during the Gulf War conflict, sending up large plumes of smoke that occasionally remained low to the ground. Troops also may have been exposed to combustion products through vehicle exhaust, heaters in poorly ventilated tents, and cooking stoves. Military personnel may have had contact...

Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS

...rol focused on protecting staff. Measures included sending staff home, canceling all non-SARS related surgeries, and terminating hospital educational activities and patient visitation, the latter resulting in a "major backlash," from family members unable to say goodbye to a dying relative, for example, or p...

NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care

...f the summary and the full report are available by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov . The panel is independent and its report is not a policy statement of the NIH or the Federal Government. The NIH Consensus Development Program, of which this conference is a part, was established in 1977 as a mechanis...

Grab 'n' go breakfast better serves middle school children

Crunched for time, many parents are sending their children off to school without breakfast, but a trial program instituted in a Pennsylvania school may not only feed those in a rush, but better provide for those entitled to free and reduced price meals, according to Penn State researchers. "M...

Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people

...ent by the brain and coax these nerve centers into sending "walking" instructions to muscles in a patient's legs. "This is a challenging, long-term project, but we believe it has a good chance to succeed," said Ralph Etienne-Cummings, an electronics and robotics expert who is lead researcher on the project a...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... They conclude that the current practice of merely sending written feedback reports to physicians does not have a significant impact on test-ordering behavior. They suggest that to be effective, feedback reports must be incorporated into a more ambitious continuous quality improvement program. T...

Iris Murdoch's last novel reveals first signs of Alzheimer's disease

... only in longhand, with few revisions of passages, sending the completed longhand manuscripts to her publishers with little allowance for editorial interference. Her manuscripts thus offer a unique opportunity to explore the effects of the early stages of Alzheimer's disease on spontaneous writing, and raise...

University of Manchester uses crystals to help battle deadly diseases

...nise drug discovery. The technique, which involves sending beams of neutrons through crystals at freezing temperatures, just a few degrees above 'absolute zero', will for the first time allow scientists to see complete structures of protein molecules, right down to the last atom. The problem faced by scienti...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital testing new procedure for patients with major depression

...etic energy as a standard MRI machine and works by sending pulses of magnetic energy aimed specifically at a portion of the brain called the left prefrontal cortex, which is thought to be involved with mood regulation. The nature of magnetic fields allows the special pulses of energy to easily pass through t...

Reduced risk of institutionalisation in patients with dementia

...tylcholine (a chemical 'messenger' responsible for sending signals between nerve cells in the brain), which is typically deficient in Alzheimer's disease. However, unlike other treatments, galantamine also has a unique modulating effect on the brain's nicotinic receptors, which is believed to increase their...

Advances in understanding brain circuits responsible for tics in Tourette's shed light on disorder

...tive centers" in the brain's prefrontal cortex and sending it back to motor and sensory areas of the cortex through the thalamus, new studies suggest. "Recent imaging and postmortem studies now implicate the ventral striatum and caudate nucleus--two regions of the basal ganglia--as areas associated with the...

Promise of stem cells amplified

... could sense glutamatergic messages in addition to sending them. Final evidence that the cells were able to communicate as neurons came from experiments in which the researchers recorded electrical activity from pairs of neighboring neuronlike cells simultaneously. This cemented the notion that the cells us...

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