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Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases

...archers announce a potential cause of rapid kidney stone formation in astronauts on space travels. The auth...(NASA) scientists as a potential culprit in kidney stone formation among astronauts. With the potential for future exploratory space missions to the moon and...

Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones

... has been unclear if obesity increases the risk of stone formation, and it has not been known if weight gai...and waist circumference are associated with kidney stone formation. The analysis included three large study groups: the Health Professionals Follow-up Study...

UT Southwestern researchers find calcium intake contributing factor in formation of kidney stones

...ls of oxalate in urine, and even encouraged kidney stone patients to increase their dietary intake of calci...me influence as urinary oxalate in calcium oxalate stone formation, and we may want to recommend calcium restriction in patients who have moderately to sever...

UT Southwestern's Dr. Charles Pak receives international award for kidney-stone research

...roup have carefully studied more than 3,000 kidney stone patients and another 3,500 individuals with osteoporosis during the past three decades. Their findings have culminated in the development of several drugs used worldwide including Citracal for the prevention of osteoporosis and Urocit-K for the cont...

Electromagnetic breast imaging tested as alternative to mammography

...seased tissue. "This study was the first stepping stone in our ongoing research to gain a better understanding of the electromagnetic properties of breast tissue," said Steven Poplack, M.D., professor of radiology at Dartmouth Medical School and co-director of breast imaging and mammography at Dartmouth-H...

Excess body weight linked to formation of uric acid kidney stones, UT Southwestern researchers find

... of people in the United States will have a kidney stone some time in their lives. Kidney stones are solid ...s may pass out of the body naturally, but a larger stone can get stuck in a ureter, the bladder or the urethra, possibly blocking the flow of urine and often...

Study shows increased risk of cancer for stressed women

...ka Academy, believes his study is another stepping stone along the way to discovering whether stress can be used as a predictor of subsequent breast cancer. He said: "This study is prospective and is based on information that is unbiased with respect to knowledge of disease. Therefore it can be regarded a...

Supportive mothers ease harm of prenatal alcohol exposure

...s a child's use of the parent as a secure stepping stone for both comfort and exploration. "Inherent in measures of attachment is the question of how a child responds to stress or frustration and uses available resources to self-regulate," O'Connor says. O'Connor and colleagues explain that problems common...

Too much soy could lead to kidney stones

...U.S. population, mostly men, will develop a kidney stone at some point in their lives, according to the NIH....

Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago

...for muscular dystrophy that was a crucial stepping stone in the development of human gene-therapy trials. "Learning the techniques of human genetics is a great taking-off point for where science is going now and for how medicine will be practiced in my career," said Hack. Nagle, 31, came to Chicago in 19...

Getting your teeth into superplastic forming

...ld of the patient's mouth taken by the dentist. A stone model based on thismould is then duplicated in an "investment" material to produce a completed diewhich is inserted into the superplastic forming press and heated to 900 degreesCelsius over a period of 90 minutes. A disk of titanium is then inserted...

Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'

...hat came of age at the time," he said. "We had the stone age and thebronze age, and the industrial age was iron and steel. I think the next greatage will be defined by silicon."...

NYU Anthropologist Says Female Statuettes From Ice-Age Europe Were Carved To Protect Health Of Pregnant Mothers

... that fresh mammoth-ivory isdifficult to work with stone tools. In contrast, ivory is superbly suited forvolumetric sculpting once it dries out and begins to divide along its internalconcentric structure. The absence of faces on most of the statuettes is not a matter of omission orneglect. In fact, the f...

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