Tag: "system" at medical news
Drug treatment promising for halting Huntington's-related nerve death
... striatal neurons," he said. "We have a nice model system
set up where we can easily look for cell death of Huntington's disease neurons, so we can look for the most specific drug with the least side effects."...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
...s to become spinal motor neurons, critical nervous system
pathways that relay messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The new findings, reported online today (Jan. 30, 2005) in the journal Nature Biotechnology by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are important because they provid...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...ected and combined within a geographic information system
to yield information on accessibility, data quality, and source and receiver coupling. The process begins with a digital elevation model, available from many sources including space shuttle mapping and ESA's ERS-tandem mission. This provide...
Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds
...t interviews as sources of data. "As an insurance system
that provides uniform coverage for workers injured...to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system
and never return to work, Chibnall says. In fact, Chibnall and Tait found that African-Americans wer...
Monkey 'pay-per-view' study could aid understanding of autism
...lar individual gives us an invaluable experimental system
to explore the neural wiring that underlies social cognition." Intriguingly, said Platt, the monkeys were not living in a colony where physical interactions could contribute to establishing dominance hierarchies or sexual relationships. "So, somehow...
Hands-on or hands-free, using a cell phone while driving is not safe, researchers find
...Atchley and Dressel). Using a speech recognition system
to reduce distraction, such as speaking an address into a navigation system, can make the task easier, but it can still disrupt driving, particularly the driver's ability to control the vehicle's speed. Drivers slow down when entering information man...
UCSD-Salk team show protein's gene-silencing role in development of nervous system
...encing expression of neuronal genes in non-nervous system
tissues. Published in the January 28, 2005 issue of the journal Science, the study found that the phosphatases, called small carboxyl-terminal domain phosphatases (SCPs) are expressed in almost all tissues of the body. In their "on" position, the p...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
... Clinic researchers invented a movement monitoring system
that incorporates technology used in fighter-jet control panels. They embedded sensors in customized, data-logging undergarments that the researchers designed for both men and women. This allowed monitoring of body postures and movements of 10 obese...
Disaster funding needs radical reform
..., and to act more quickly and save more lives. The system
for tracking donations and spending should also be improved, and "disaster proofing" should be taken seriously in all development planning. Short term thinking and related funding mechanisms can undermine efforts for a more sustained approach to redu...
Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report
...ncouraging parents to return to an environment and system
where they are comfortable. Then, if they need to be referred for diagnostic evaluation, the audiologist overseeing the screening program can assist the family with navigating the often complex health-care system." Kris Owen, faculty associate of ot...
Telemedicine is healthcare's new frontier
... in which integration into the existing healthcare system
and the rapid attainment of self-sustainability are essential preconditions for success. ...
Satellite data reveal immense pollution pool over Bihar, India
...nd unable to mix upward because of a high-pressure system
that dominates the region during winter. "The result is a pollution episode that can affect both human health and local climate," Di Girolamo said. "The airborne particles can damage delicate lung tissue, and by altering the radiative heating profil...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
... immunotherapy boosting the body's natural immune system
as a way to fight cancer. "Vaccines are an exci...us diseases, e.g., measles, help the body's immune system
recognize and kill foreign invading organisms. Recent research has provided evidence that vaccines ...
Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit
...is an uncommon disorder in which the body's immune system
attacks its own blood vessels, damaging vital organs by limiting the flow of blood to lungs, kidneys, upper airways and other organs. The disease can affect people of any age and occurs in men and women with equal frequency. Although current medicat...
National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
... work revealingthe bacterial cell as an integrated system
with transcriptionalcircuitry interwoven with the 3-D deployment of regulatory andmorphological proteins." The award is supported by the Foundation forMicrobiology and has been presented since 1968. Also to be honored at the May 2 ceremony is WILLIA...
More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine
...et. First, the current postmarketing surveillance system
does not work. If the FDA is to continue to approv...oval." The editorial authors add that an improved system
of postmarketing surveillance is needed. "Fortunately, many patients taking coxibs can be switched t...
Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school
...adult sexual networks are more like an airline hub system
where many points are connected to a small number of hubs. "We went into this study believing we would find a core model, with a small group of people who are sexually active," Moody said. "We were surprised to find a very different kind of network."...
Changing the timing of cancer vaccines
...s are important because they present to the immune system
the proteins or antigens that cause the immune system
to go into action. They are key to cancer vaccines that seek to alert the immune system
to presence ...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...Volume 41, Number 2)Pg. 175 "Liner" classification system
may revolutionize prosthetic limb fitting Investigators developed a classifica-tion system
to better match elastomeric liners (stretchy socks worn between residual limbs and prosthetic socket...
JCI table of contents, January 20 2005
...on that helps coordinate other cells of the immune system
to eliminate the virus. The study will appear online on January 20 in advance of print publication in the February 1 edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. TITLE: HIV-1specific CD4+ T lymphocyte turnover and activation increase upon ...
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