Tag: "size" at medical news
Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards
...lations are very complex because of the building's size
and unusual geometry. Temperature inversions, espe...tem Most modern weather forecasts target areas the size
of a county, not a single building. NCAR and colleagues are developing a unique, fine-scale weather ...
Imaging test could be used to diagnose schizophrenia
...in the superior temporal gyrus (SRG). Reduction in size
of the SRG may correlate with the severity of auditory hallucinations and of formal thought disorder. However, all of these previously documented anatomic differences overlap significantly with those of healthy controls and are thus not useful for di...
Fewer fizzy drinks can prevent childhood obesity
...three days decreased by 0.6 glasses (average glass size
250 ml) a day in the intervention group but increased by 0.2 glasses in the control group. Consumption of water increased in both groups. At 12 months, the percentage of overweight and obese children increased in the control group by 7.6% compared wi...
Unraveling the secrets of the brain's smallest cells
...est issue of Nature. Granule cells are tiny. Their size
20 times smaller than a human hair has made it extremely difficult for scientists to study them in action. Granule cells make up the input layer of the cerebellum and receive sensory information from the body, for example when a finger touches a s...
Donor livers not consistently allocated according to medical need
...r, recommendations to increase and standardize the size
of the area of organ allocation has not been implemented. Consequently, there is great disparity in the patient populations served by organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country. In some regions of the United States, an OPO may serve as...
Botox injections restore voices, confidence to voice disorder patients
...scale with each successive treatment, although the size
of the jump was not as big as it had been with the first injection. The degree of improvement was stable over the third through sixth injections. Thirty of the patients are still receiving injections at U-M about twice a year. Overall, 97 percent of ...
Ethics of boosting brainpower debated by researchers
... people have nipped a wrinkle here, reduced a nose size
there or paid for help boosting test scores. With this history of paying to improve our bodies and minds, why not extend that liberty to memory-improving drugs or brain-enhancing implants? These and other questions being raised by modern neuroscience...
Could this be the end for injections?
.... The width of the microconduits is defined by the size
of holes punched in a mask made from polyimide film, which is placed over the skin. The researchers, from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, tested the technique by seeing whether they could administer a local anaesthetic to ...
Policy highlights from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition
...acterizes pharmaceutical products. As the market size
in the United States approaches $18 billion in sales, and new products surge onto the market (about 1,000/per year), concern is growing at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and elsewhere about occasional problem products. A new report from th...
Work on promising inorganic blood substitute to move forward with $1.5 million grant from NIH
...ial containing the milky emulsion that is half the size
of a roll of breath mints. "These five milliliters would be adequate to save the life of a child weighing 10-15 kilograms [26-40 pounds] who had lost half his/her blood supply," he said. Hugh Van Liew, Ph.D., UB professor emeritus of physiology, and...
Lung tumor therapies improved by combining CT and PET scans
...(CT) scans, which produce detailed pictures of the size
and shape of cancerous growths. In a study in the April 15 issue of the International Journal of Radiation, Oncology, Biology, Physics, researchers show that adding data from positron emission tomography (PET) scans to structural CT data significan...
Unmarried women say they feel misunderstood in doctors' offices
...cancer. With the aging baby boomer population, the size
of that population promises to grow significantly ...burban health care settings, said Clark. The small size
of the state and the presence of a single medical school Brown Medical School provide a unique opp...
'Exercise Hypertension' occurs when cells can't 'relax,' Hopkins researchers find
...e researchers first used ultrasound to measure the size
of a large artery in the arm. Next they put a tigh...urge of blood flow. They then repeated the artery size
measurement, comparing it to the resting measure of the artery. The ability of the blood vessels to ...
Hopkins' young researchers honored for their contributions
...on-image-forming functions of the eye, such as the size
of the pupil, and give the brain information to figure out whether it's day or night. Hattar is gearing up to establish his own laboratory -- at a place to be determined. His work will focus on how the three light-detecting cells together help regu...
Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking
... children was 27 percent. "I was surprised by the size
of the effects," Andersen said. "In particular, I didn't expect them to be so large in the families where there was at least one smoking parent. This was a happy surprise, because most smoking parents don't want their kids to smoke," said Andersen, a...
Novel MRI technique provides clear images of blood flow
...with blood," Judd continued. "Because of the small size
of these arteries and the complex topography of the heart's left ventricle, more research is needed to get accurate and useful images."...
Two-stage weight loss surgery for high-risk, morbidly obese patients reduces surgical risk
...about quart-sized and football-shaped to about the size
and shape of a banana. The Roux-en-Y procedure inv...ructing a small stomach pouch of approximately the size
of a plastic medicine cup, and bypassing a small segment of intestines by constructing a Y-shaped li...
HeartScore launch - Press teleconference invitation
...cohort studies, SCORE is unique in terms of scale, size
and international adaptability. The official launch of the European high-risk and low-risk versions of HeartScore is 2 April 2004 thus all materials relating to HeartScore are embargoed until 08.00 GMT /09.00 CET on this date. As of 2 April 2004,...
HeartScore(R): New tool for cardiovascular disease risk prediction and management
...cohort studies, SCORE is unique in terms of scale, size
and international adaptability. Never before have so many populations been used in the formulation of a risk assessment tool. Previously, European risk charts were based on the Framingham Study with data from 5,000 people in the US. Although appli...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: April 2004
...d the effect of the protein in soy on the particle size
of LDL. A larger LDL particle size
is associated with lower risk of heart disease. In order to determine the effect of soy protein, as ...
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