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Fulbright scholar to study nano-sized polymer magnetic complexes

...nce the mid-1980s. Zalich and his group have been sending the particles they create, including those coated with biocompatible/biodegradable polymeric stabilizers, to St. Pierre for characterization to further understand their properties. A graduate student of St. Pierre's spent some time in the Riffle grou...

Sleep and sedation controlled in same brain centre, say scientists

...ecules bind to them they stop the nerve cells from sending electrical signals to other neurons. "The sleep-inducing action of general anaesthetics occurs by hijacking one pathway in the brain responsible for promoting deep sleep," said Professor Nick Franks of Imperial College London. "The TMN region of th...

U-M professor develops faster way to test beach water for E. coli levels

...the spot in about 45 minutes. This is faster than sending the sample off site for analysis, which often takes a day or two for results. Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund helped finance the development, though now Deininger is waiting on funding for full field testing. Deininger, who has helped design si...

Let's talk about sex -- And pain

... absolutely right. Why am I sending her to a gynecologist? I am a psychologist, I'm supposed to know about pain." Dr. Binik soon found out that women who experience pain during intercourse hav...

Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors

...ed a process for taking wavefront measurements and sending them electronically to a manufacturing site, where the wavefront analysis guides the production of customized lenses. The challenge, according to Cox, is to make that process practical and affordable in comparison with current manufacturing processes...

N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows

...rd private insurance," he said. The study involved sending a survey to parents of children participating in N.C. Health Choice a week after the children were first enrolled, he said. Researchers sent a second questionnaire to parents a year later to gauge their experiences in the interim. Questions focused o...

Hush little baby

...e Canadian Pain Society. This initiative involves sending out information packets about pain treatment options to physicians, nurses and patients in a number of clinics and hospitals. "Essentially the message is that you have a right to have your pain treated and the staff caring for you have an obligation...

College drinking problems and research solutions

..., students and society in general. Today, NIAAA is sending the Task Force report to every college in the U.S. The findings of the Task Force also serve as a timely reminder for students and others to assess their personal drinking habits on National Alcohol Screening Day, which takes place this week on April...

Lack of inhibition strengthens nicotine addiction

...reward system is turned on right away and it keeps sending reward signals for 60 minutes even though nicotine levels drop off 15 minutes after smoking. We suspect that this ability to extend the reward only enhances the drug's ability to reinforce smoking." It may also provide a new target for drugs designe...

Effective Clinical Practice, Jan/Feb. 2002 Highlights

...se request articles by calling 215-351-2655, or by sending an E-mail to lteer@mail.acponline.org . Adolescents Who Viewed R-Rated Films Were More Likely to Try Alcohol, Tobacco A study of 4,544 students aged 10 to 14 found that 18 percent had tried smoking and 23 percent tried alcohol. After controlling fo...

Stanford researchers warm to cooling heart attack patients

... "Basically, we're stealing heat from the body and sending it to a machine," Lee said. Patients are cooled for three hours, given medication to prevent the normal human shivering response to being cold, and are then slowly warmed. Previous studies have demonstrated that this process helps protect hea...

UCSF begins clinical trials for new bionic ear for profoundly deaf adults

...ech and sound in the environment into digital code sending radio waves back to the surgically implanted bionic ear. Anil Lalwani, MD, UCSF associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and colleagues Jan Larky, MA, CCC-A, coordinator of the UCSF Douglas Grant Cochlear Implan...

Personality influences psychological adjustment and recovery from stroke

... has focused on medically stabilizing patients and sending them home, she says. While this is clearly crucial for recovery, more attention should be placed on working with patients and their families soon after hospital admission to understand the changes a stroke can cause so that they can all better deal ...

UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used

...emiology, wrote the report. Their study involved sending detailed five-page questionnaires to directors of the 72 outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs in North Carolina in 1998. Directors of 61 eventually returned the surveys for an 85 percent response rate, Evenson said. They were asked to describe ...

Researchers uncover gene related to acute leukemia

.... Tumor suppressors protect against malignancy by sending threatening cells downa suicide pathway. "The model for how translocations cause leukemia is then rather simple:translocation products turn off multiple tumor suppressors, and from there itonly takes one or two more mutations to make a cancerous cell...

UF researchers show magnetic stimulation may be a safe alternative to shock therapy

...an electromagneticcoil above the forehead and then sending rapid magnetic pulses through theskull, inducing electric current in brain tissues. The coil produces a weaker current than electroconvulsivetherapy, and it can be focused specifically on the brain's left frontal lobe,where some researchers believe t...

Scientist show how viruses co-opt cell defenses to cause chronic infections likethose from HIV and Hepatitis B and C

...ually less infectious -- that is, less effectiveat sending out copies of itself. Its success as a virus now was ensured by itsability to live without killing its host. There are other viruses that have evolved strategies to foil cell suicide. Lauand Yeung postulate that some version of this strategy may be u...

Hartford Institute sponsors SNAPP initiative to bring best practices to non-geriatric nurses

...ey provide." Part of the SNAPP initiative includes sending a Resource Center Exhibit Boothfor Nursing Care of Older Adults to a number of nursing conferences in the U.S. The booth, supported in part by a grant from the Avon Products Foundation, Inc.,includes: aging sensitivity materials; geriatric literature...

WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats

...ent to another. Simultaneously, drug resistance is sending usback in history to a time when we lacked medicines to cure some diseases." {NOTE: Dr. Heyman is scheduled to release the report at a press conference atthe National Press Club at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17} According to the WHO report, just thre...

Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips

... of them, affix themselves to thetestbed and grow, sending out processes and reforming synaptic contacts witheach other. They can live on the chips for extended periods -- as long as months,according to Brinton. Brinton's lab is one of only a very few in the world able to culture and studysuch nerve cell col...

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