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What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...hard Coppola, Kan Sam Lee, and Julia Gorey. Twin subjects
were recruited by the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., which also provided partial funding for the study. Additional information and b-roll are available from the association (718-224-2999). The National Institute of Mental Health is a compone...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
...The UCSF investigators tracked changes in research subjects
by takingmeasurements at the beginning of the study, after one week, and after fourweeks. After only one week, anti-depressant recipients scored lower on measuresof hostility, inversely related to blood levels of the anti-depressant. "From a societa...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...e to cisplatin toxicity) in cisplatin only treated subjects
to a 63% completeremission rate with no mortality or toxicity in subjects
pretreated with BNP7787prior to the same toxic dose of cisplatin. In addition to demonstrating safe...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...is during mental tasks. One such test consisted of subjects
watching a series of numbers and looking fora specified target -- an "X" immediately following an "A" -- and pressing one oftwo buttons. A button on the left was pressed each time the target appeared andone on the right for every other combination. ...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...lancing a checkbook or driving. Of the 334 subjects
who completed the study, 215 took metrifonate for ...ated cognitiveperformance. Through interviews with subjects
and caregivers, others evaluateddaily function and psychiatric and behavioral disturbances. Test sco...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...f 15 exhausted volunteers was selected. Exhausted subjects
evidenced impaired fibrinolysis (higher levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1) compared to non-exhausted individuals. This finding is consistent with previous research demonstrating increased blood clotting factors among chronically str...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...ng from 24 to 100percent of prescribed levels. If subjects
missed more than 10 percent of theirdrugs, the HIV treatment became ineffective. The research project, called the REACH study for "Research in Access to Care inthe Homeless," was started in response to concerns that the urban poor maydevelop resistan...
Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
...maging required the use of "block trials,"in which subjects
were asked to repeat a string of similar short tasks so thatdata could be collected over a longer period. In 1996, when Buckner was at theHarvard Medical School, he and colleagues capitalized on the speed of fMRI tocollect brain image data from "ind...
UNC Researchers Find Drug-Resistant HIV In Semen
...lock HIVfrom delivering its DNA into the cell. All subjects
were identified withdetectable levels of the AIDS virus both in their blood and semen when the studybegan. At the beginning of the study and periodically up to 58 weeks, theresearchers measured the amount of HIV in the men's blood and semen ...
UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis
... spine mineral densities whencompared with control subjects
who received no Pamidronate. Some 200 lung transplants take place in the world each year because ofcystic fibrosis, Aris estimated, besides the 10,000 to 20,000 other kinds oforgan transplants. "If you consider all the transplants tha...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...he other twogroups. Since a total of 70 percent of subjects
experienced reduced pain, Grushka believes clonaze..." they reported. However, from 34 to 43 percent of subjects
relate the onset toa previous dental procedure or illness, such as an upper respiratory infection. G...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...r levels of various anti-oxidants with 200 control subjects
who didnot have the problem," said Dr. Joanne Jordan, research assistant researchprofessor of medicine at UNC-CH's Thurston Arthritis Research Center. "We foundvitamin E, also called alpha tocopherol, to be associated with about 30 percentlower risk ...
Famous Faces Activate More Parts Of The Brain
...rt of the right frontal lobe becameactive when the subjects
viewed unfamiliar faces, as in the previous study. Butfamous faces activated both the right and left frontal lobes. In the subsequentmemory test, the volunteers found it easier to remember having seen a facebefore if it was famous. "These resu...
Mechanism By Which Estradiol Protects Women From Heart Disease Suggested By Emory Team
...o effecton oxidation, and LDL isolated from these subjects
did not differ in itsoxidizability in the presence...ontrast, the team noted that LDL isolated from the subjects
undergoing in vitro fertilization was readily oxidized by peroxidases -- including MPO. "..our resul...
A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids
...r after the visit. About 38 percent of the subjects
in the study had mild asthma, 44 percent had moderate asthma and 17.5 percent had severe asthma. Parents of asthmatic children should be aware that a trip to the dentist may cause symptoms to flare up. For some kids, the respiratory ef...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...nterface. The order of training and order in which subjects
received the programming tasks were each counterba...e programming tasks. In the testing that followed, subjects
completed 6 more programming tasks similar to their practice tasks. In these tasks, subjects
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...siderably." During the two-week study, the subjects
experienced, on average, a 32percent increase in a... blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones in subjects
who drank 4to 5 cups of caffeine per day. In the current study, Lane replicated thosefindings and ad...
Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job
...he rate ofinfluenza type A infection per 100 study subjects
was 1.1 in influenza vaccineesand 8.9 in controls,...ompared with 40.6 daysper 100 controls. Vaccinated subjects
missed 9.9 days of work per 100 subjectsversus 21.1 days per 100 controls. The health care professio...
New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work
...onance imaging) scans. The images were made while subjects
were activelyengaged in a variety of mental tasks including an experimental task designed toisolate a specific memory process and a control task that differed from theexperimental task only in that it did not involve the memory process. Long thought ...
First Evidence Found Of Link Between Gum Disease And High Alcohol Consumption, Low Dietary Antioxidants
...disease study, researchers analyzed datafrom 6,492 subjects
between the ages of 20 and 90 selected randomly fr...k or more. For periodontal-disease analysis, the subjects
were divided into twogroups based on attachment level, the amount of gum detachment from underlyingb...
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