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NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause

...which weretaking placebo. The researchers tested the types of memory function called uponfrequently during any given day. To assess their memory, the women underwentfMRI while they performed two different sets of memory tasks: one verbal and theother non-verbal. In each sequence, the different co...

Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains

...for eachtrial. In other trials, the six teens were tested using a similar procedure for theirability to generate words from a sequence of five beginning letters. Both theword spelling and the word generation trials were performed at least twice.The images from the trials revealed that the left hemisphere wa...

BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR

...anceprotein. Among the topoisomerase I inhibitors tested to date, BNP1350 exhibitedmore in vitro potency against a variety of human tumor cell lines," said YoucefM. Rustum, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Roswell ParkCancer Institute and a co-investigator on the work presented....

New Use of An Old Test Can Help Brain-Injured Patients

...D., assistant professor ofbehavioral science, have tested 12 patients over the past year. What they havefound is that many brain-injured patients show a great lack of initiative andare unable to make decisions. The scenario takes four hours for the patient to complete. During thatperiod the patient...

Magnet Therapy Eases Severe Depression, Double Blind Study Shows

...gnetic stimulation(rTMS), a refinement of TMS, was tested on 67 patients in a double-blind study-- in which neither the patients nor the researchers are told who is receivingthe treatment and who is receiving the sham. At the end of two weeks, half thepatients in the rTMS group showed a 50 percent improveme...

Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass

... apermanent aspect of their lives. Physicians have tested different therapies to improve the nutritional status ofdialysis patients and combat wasting, such as injections of human growth hormoneor adding a liquid supplement to the patient's blood before it is returned tothe body. There are serious drawback...

Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster

... and livestock." The product will first be tested in livestock -- cattle, swine andpoultry -- in about two years. After the livestock tests are complete, humantrials will begin. The product holds the potential to fight diseases rangingfrom the common cold to those caused by biological weapons or A...

Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants

...ched to a single price list. The researchers then tested the association ofpatient and clinical characteristics to resource use. The researchers collected clinical and utilization data from 711 patients, 16years or older, who received single-organ liver transplants between January 1991and July 1994. Mean ...

New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys

...on in the vaccinatedindividual. Dr. Robinson also tested two different ways of introducing the DNA vaccine.... Among the AIDS vaccines that have previously been tested in macaque models, onlylive attenuated viruses, with their potential risks for actually causingdisea...

Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds

...c, orshow other signs that something is wrong, are tested further. All 46 infants inthis study required treatment for deficiencies in pituitary hormones. Babies whowere hypoglycemic received early growth-hormone treatment, but their growthpatterns were not different from the babies who didn't receive early...

UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic Pregnancies

...ple with diabetes. The UI researchers have already tested theislet cell treatment on mice with great success...ncy, Hunter thought the approach mightwork. Hunter tested his hypothesis using mice. His results showed that the micetreated with the encapsulated islet cells...

Adolescents And Risk-Taking: A 'Very Likely' Danger May Not Mean The Same To A Teen As To An Adult

...ce ofdanger. "These other methods also need to be tested - we don't know for sure how wellthey work to convey risk information," said Halpern-Felsher. She also said thatthe sample size for this pilot study was relatively small. While the resultsabout children and adolescents reflect the confusion about pro...

New Approach To Attacking Alzheimer's Disease Studied

...8-24 months, to develop a lead compound thatcan be tested in patients with Alzheimer's disease....

Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science

... have an abundance of insulin receptors. Then they tested thesemixtures to find out whether the enzyme that initiates the insulin "signal" hadbeen activated. Insulin is a peptide molecule, a chain of amino acids whose bonds are vulnerableto the digestive acids in the stomach. In their screening tests, Bei Z...

Marker Found For The Most Malignant Brain Tumors

...rleukin 13 (IL 13)." Debinski and his team tested tumors reviewed from 23 patients. Of those,22 patients had the IL 13 receptor. He and his colleagues' at Penn State and collaborators at the Universityof Alabama at Birmingham work is titled, "Receptor for Interleukin 13 as aMarker and Therap...

Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver

... as a treatment for autism, will be scientifically tested in large- scale trials starting later this month i...n ages 3 and 12 and diagnosed with autism will be tested at each site. Secretin is a naturally occurring human hormone produced in the small intestine that...

Wistar scientist awarded American Cancer Society grant for research on tumor killing cells

...ions. Phase I clinical trials of TALL-104, which tested the safety of the treatment onhumans and established safe dosage ranges for further efficacy trials, wereconducted on children with advanced cancers and women with metastatic breastcancer. In these trials, no toxicity was shown up to the planned max...

Cure For Abnormal Heart Rhythm Available To More People

..., Germany.In the study, Schmitt and his colleagues tested a new 64-electrode 'basket'catheter that transmits signals in many directions simultaneously. The standardcatheter has only about four to 10 electrodes for mapping the heart. With the upgraded technique, physicians insert the multiple electrode-bear...

Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries

...I., and WilliamThompson, of Newtown, Pa., recently tested the device in a university lab bysimulating a 15-mph head-on crash. The bus seats, anchored to a wooden platform,were hoisted about 7 feet off the lab's concrete floor. Theplatform was then dropped, with the crash dummy, borrowed from the university'...

Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis

...15 percent of all colorectal cancers. "We tested HNPCC tumors for MSI, and examined other biomarker...ors to narrow the subset ofpatients who need to be tested for germline mutations," Dr. Boman says. The next step is to "begin to look at molecular cel...

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