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Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
...n be permanent and blinding. Chen and her research team
have dedicated themselves to learning the reasons ...in for interpretation In earlier research, Chen's team
discovered several processes that they believed "locked up" the optic nerve's ability to regenerate....
Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain
...epair procedures. It comprises a multidisciplinary team
of medical professionals who have focused on the problems of detecting and treating cartilage injury, as well as conducting research, since 1999 when it was know as the Cartilage Study Group....
OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection
...e fortunate to have recruited Dr. Springer and his team
to lead the imaging research activities at OHSU and the OHSU Cancer Institute." said Grover C. Bagby Jr., M.D., Director of the OHSU Cancer Institute. "His 'shutter-speed' model has the potential of changing our approach to cancer screening in genera...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...3, 2005, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The team
first compared the brain tissue of patients who died from Alzheimer's disease with that of healthy people who had died at a similar age. They looked closely at cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 proteins to which cannabinoids bind, allowing their effe...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...reported studies of obese adult participants. The team
focused on how the articles reported subject characteristics, using the Consolidation of the Standard of Reporting Trials Characteristics (CONSORT) as a guide. The CONSORT statement is a list of 21 elements, recommended as essential for a study to be...
World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched
...unded by the British Government, led by a research team
from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and ai...y making changes to their diet and lifestyle. The team
will analyse results to determine the most cost-effective way of managing constipation. Researchers...
New device will help stroke victims' recovery
...aid Dr Anthony Soroka, who is leading the research team
at the Manufacturing Engineering Centre. "This searches through patient data to determine what each piece of information means in terms of the patient's condition. "By establishing these 'markers,' software can be developed to recognise conditions an...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...blem is central to this problem, says Frisina. His team
has found that in mice, the brain problems usually...ot of the feedback problem, Frisina's neuroscience team
is investigating the possible role of a breakdown in calcium regulation in the brain stem, throwing ...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...arch process by four or five years." The research team
recently completed a phase II clinical study comparing LEA29Y to cyclosporine in human kidney transplant patients. On behalf of investigators from 22 transplant centers worldwide. Dr. Larsen will present results from the phase II study at the annual ...
Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique
..., is working on this study along with Lynn and his team
of graduate students. The research team
tests subjects to determine how well each responds to hypnotic suggestions. Then researchers provide...
Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says
...nts suspected of having the disease, they say. The team
is exploring whether the CDI might be adapted to d...k infection during the autopsy.) In the study, the team
compared the ability of the CDI and the two traditional diagnostic techniques to detect prions in va...
UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons
...22 in the online edition of PLoS Biology, the UCLA team
found that pre motor mirror neuron areas of the br...ain and Development. Other members of the research team
included Istvan Molnar Szakacs and John C. Mazziotta of UCLA, and Vittorio Gallese, Giovanni Buccino...
Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
...n a surgeon is going to do a procedure anyway. His team
gets data before and after surgery and determines how well their model predicted what was actually seen. In large-animal studies, he said, they can predict flow after an aortic graft within 10 percent. "The point is to intervene first on the computer...
Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies
...says. Over the course of two years, Nitzke and her team
conducted three rounds of interviews with more tha...rief and practical, Nitzke notes. In addition, her team
found it helpful to identify how ready each participant was to make dietary changes. "We were then a...
Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis
...tion of the cartilage." For their experiments, the team
compared how chondrons changed over time in three different groups of mice: one group had functioning type VI collagen genes, while the two other groups were strains of "knockout" mice developed by Paolo Bonaldo, University of Padova, Italy. One grou...
Air pollution thickens the blood
..., and worsening respiratory problems. The research team
tested the inflammatory and blood clotting responses of human immune cell (macrophages) and umbilical cord and lung cells, six and 24 hours after exposure to particulate matter. The results showed that clotting factors, which thicken the blood, were ...
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
...ge a patient from intensive care. Schaefer and his team
plan to work with the clinical team
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's world-renowned Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Ins...
Women should be advised not to drink alcohol in pregnancy
...fely drink one or two units of alcohol per week, a team
of psychiatrists in London highlight several studies which cast doubt on the guidance. The authors looked at reports into foetal alcohol syndrome, a condition developed by some babies exposed to alcohol in the womb, resulting in stunted growth, facia...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
...rchers say. Developed by a USC School of Dentistry team
led by professor Paul Denny, the test quantifies the genetic component of tooth decay (caries). Dentists have long known that even in areas with fluoridation and good oral hygiene education, some people just have bad teeth. The USC test spots the ris...
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
WASHINGTON A team
of scientists and engineers led by Daniel Malamud at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a robust means of analyzing oral samples. They believe their work will lead to a kit, not much bigger than a credit card, which could detect exposure t...
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