Tag: "twists" at medical news
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...er sports where sudden turns, violent contacts and twists
of the knee can take place. The rupture of this ligament is relatively frequent and, for professional sportspersons, may mean being out of competition sport for between six to eight months, with the social and economic repercussion that this entails....
Emory scientists contribute to study of key regulatory protein in neurodegeneration
...te many proteins critical for cell division. Pin1 twists
the joints of proteins in specific creaky places, allowing them to change shape. However, it previously was unclear whether Pin1 helped to promote or prevent tangles. Dr. Lu's laboratory at Harvard had the opportunity to examine the situation in th...
Morphine-like painkiller appears to be less addictive
...are the two knobs that control pain. Morphine only twists
one of them," Polt explains. "A glucose-bound enkephalin twists
both knobs, maximizing pain reduction while simultaneously reducing side effects." Polt believes tha...
Using their heads
...sing deformation. "As the skull rotates, the brain twists
or shears as it catches up," Naunheim explains. "Think of a grape in a bowl of Jello; as you shake the bowl, the most significant shear occurs at the interface of the grape and the Jello [and eventually causes] either the grape to tear free, or the ...
Wayne State and Virginia chemist wins national award for work with drugs
...ersity in Detroit, Johnson's work took a number of twists
but maintained a common theme. "Throughout my career," he said, "I've tried to relate chemistry to biology, to do things of interest to the pharmaceutical industry." He began with studying sulfur-based compounds and how he could use them to tailor-ma...
Scientists at Children's Hospital and Brandeis use video games to unlock secrets of the brain's sense of direction
...d their own waythrough a sometimes baffling set of twists
and turns. The key to success in thegame is remembering where you've been and how you got there. The teen navigators suffered from very severe epilepsy, a disorder in which somebrain waves go out of control. In their case, the epilepsy could not bead...
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...azi science and medicine throughout many different twists
andturns, focusing on cancer. The atrocities and injustices of Nazi Germany are notignored, but Proctor is primarily interested in how the philosophies thatcreated concentration camps, mass sterilization and "racial hygiene" influencedother, less wel...