Tag: "wave" at medical news
New research sets out to help children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
... shown that children with ADHD exhibit excess slow wave
(4-8Hz) activity and reduced fast wave
(12-20Hz) activity. The aim will be to correct this imbalance by training children to decrease slow ...
Sandia helps public health officials with anti-terror 'decision analysis' tool
...y and Department of Defense, anticipating the next wave
of attacks, sought new strategies to protect citizens, and the current WMD-DAC approach was accelerated. First piloted against a biological attack of the San Francisco Bay Area, the program is now being adapted to address other threats and applicatio...
Cancer revealed: New $10M grant establishes cancer imaging center
...ha, M.D., notes that the center represents a third wave
of discovery based on genetic research. "First, we had to learn about the genes involved in cancer. Then, we had to look at the proteins made by those genes, so we could understand what helps or hinders cancer's progress," he says. "Now, while we con...
Musical interlude helps sleep quality, research shows
... "healing" music that will create those same brain wave
patterns when the individual is trying to sleep. The brain music appears to alleviate some psychosomatic symptoms such as anxiety without the potential to cause dependency that has raised concerns with some pharmacological treatments for insomnia, sa...
'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill
...ntained more than four times as much deep, or slow wave
sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep than the ... naps also spent significantly more time in a slow wave
sleep state on the test day than on a "baseline" day, when they were not practicing. Previous studi...
Wake Forest researchers find brain region 'exquisitely' sensitive to alcohol
...e generated in the thalamus and picked up in brain wave
recordings. Godwin and colleagues Breck Carden, Ph.D., Jian Mu, M.D., and Nuwan Kurukulasuriya, Ph.D. in the Center for the Neurobehavioral Study of Alcohol are using the ferret as an animal model for sleep. The ferret thalamus produces the same cha...
Discoverer of life-saving Nomex fire-resistant material earns Lavoisier Achievement award
... role models for those working to unleash the next wave
of innovation." As the highest honor of science excellence awarded by DuPont, the Lavoisier Medal of Achievement is named in honor of Antoine Lavoisier recognized as "the father of modern chemistry" who served as a mentor to DuPont founder E.I. du...
UCLA researchers check brain waves to predict effectiveness of antidepressants
..., a non-invasive computerized measurement of brain wave
patterns, the researchers discovered that specific...he first study to detect specific changes in brain wave
activity that precede the clinical changes in a way that can usefully predict response." Cook's grou...
Genetic tests could define us all as patients
Genetic science could drive a new wave
of medicalisation if genetics tests are accepted without appropriate evaluation, warn researchers in this weeks BMJ. David Melzer and Ron Zimmern argue that genetic tests for markers that may not result in symptoms for half a century or more could be...
Medical microspheres provide precision-release drug delivery
... with a piezoelectric transducer. This launches a wave
of acoustic energy along the thin liquid jet, which develops bulges resembling sausage links that snap off as droplets at a controlled rate, Kim said. Shaking the nozzle at a defined rate is what makes the spheres all the same size. To make even s...
Alcohol researchers find genetic locus of human brain wave
...kage and linkage disequilibrium between beta brain wave
(EEG) frequency and a cluster of gamma-aminobutyri... specific functional role is not yet defined, beta wave
oscillation reflects heightened activity of the underlying neuronal network, scientists believe. Act...
Spiral waves break hearts: Importance of communication between cardiac cells is demonstrated
...ses travel smoothly and unobstructed, like a water wave
that ripples gently in a pond. However, for reaso... tissue, unobstructed; when interactions are weak, wave
propagation is completely blocked. At intermediate levels of interaction, electrical waves break up...
Computerized tool predicts sarcoma outcome and improves ability to make better treatment decisions
...s them more easily accessible. "Thedevices are the wave
of the future for many diseases becauseof their statistical accuracy and ability to shape medicaltreatment decisions," said Dr. Kattan. Developing a medical nomogram requires a body of data takenfrom a large group of patients followed over time. Alth...
Big plans on a small scale: NSF funds centers for nanoscale research
...National Science Foundation is enabling the coming wave
of research," said Mihail Roco, head of the NSF initiative and chair of the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology. "Each of the six centers has a bold vision for research at the front...
Risk of lung damage from ultrasound greater than once thought
... to be mechanical in nature, OBrien said. A sound wave
has momentum and imparts a force. A beam of sound focused at an air-water interface, for example, can shoot water into the air like the cold steam produced by ultrasonic humidifiers. We think the sound waves push against the lung tissue hard enoug...
Scientists declare global warming and human impacts are combining destructive forces on coral reefs
...mmunities such as food and protection from erosive wave
action. Meeting in Indonesiaheart of the worlds marine biological diversity1,500 scientists from more than 50 countries discussed breakthroughs in understanding the health of coral reefs and addressed the serious degradation that coral reefs are suff...
ORNL project seeks to pinpoint time since death
...e to develop a tricorder-like device that we could wave
over a body to tell us how long the person has been dead," Vass said. "Short of that, we're developing a model that would allow forensic scientists to insert data into a chart or computer program to determine how long a person has been dead." If law ...
Hurricane tip sheet
.... He has designed the devices to measure wind and wave
conditions, then to process that information and transmit it via satellite to a computer in his lab, where it is analyzed and distributed through a network to the National Weather Service, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and other important loca...
LSU hurricane experts
.... He has designed the devices to measure wind and wave
conditions, then to process that information and transmit it via satellite to a computer in his lab, where it will be analyzed and distributed through a network to the National Weather Service, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the public. St...
Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery
...ses a leaky transverse electric and magnetic (TEM) wave
antenna in a transurethral applicator. It heats uniformly because it radiates an RF field from numerous controlled openings ("windows") along its shield and is fed along its entire length to produce in one application a uniform electric field over th...
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