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New technologies shed light on schizophrenia

...-tract size and cognitive problems] underscore the widely distributed nature of higher cognition in the brain and caution against drawing simple isomorphic relationships between function and anatomy." Clearly, healthy brain function depends on networking as a whole, not only discrete parts acting alone. ...

Researchers monitor progression of Parkinson's disease by studying molecular changes in brain

...nson's disease is not completely understood, it is widely believed that the disease's progression is marked by a decline in dopamine transporter binding, part of the brain's neurotransmitter circulation system.) The study demonstrates that it is possible to measure, quantitatively and over a significant...

Honey could be healthy alternative to high-fructose corn syrup in Halloween candy

...e as a replacement for some synthetic antioxidants widely used as preservatives in salad dressings and other foods, according to Nicki Engeseth, Ph.D., associate professor of food chemistry at the university. Dark-colored honey, such as buckwheat honey, is generally thought to contain higher levels of antio...

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

.... Using the "Fitnessgram," which Castelli said is widely regarded by physical education researchers as a reliable field assessment tool, they measured subjects' aerobic capacity, flexibility and muscle fitness. Cognitive function was determined by analyzing scores on standardized academic performance test...

Telephone follow-up does not reduce rehospitalization for low-risk heart failure patients

STANFORD, Calif. - Nurse care management - a widely used system of telephone-based health instruction and follow-up designed to help patients manage their illnesses - did not lower rehospitalization rates in clinically low-risk heart failure patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Sta...

Michelle Trudeau wins 2004 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

...r of The Associated Press, and Shannon Brownlee, a widely published magazine and newspaper journalist....

Mayo Clinic finds effective treatment with minimal side effects for non-renal lupus

...e can use for these patients -- an alternative and widely applicable to many patients," says Kevin Moder, M....; scores on the Systemic Lupus Activity Measure, a widely used disease activity instrument; and in the level of double-stranded DNA, which is a marker for SLE...

Drug companies should disclose adverse events before licensing

...ected adverse events is likely to be made worse if widely marketed new drugs are prescribed haphazardly and rapidly to large numbers of people. Within five months of the launch of rofecoxib, more than 42,000 patients had been prescribed the drug in England. To prevent further similar episodes, drug companie...

People are of 'two minds' on moral judgments

...rains using functional magnetic resonance. In this widely used imaging technique, harmless magnetic fields and radio signals are used to measure blood flow in regions of the brain, with such flow indicating brain activity levels. The researchers discovered that people confronting the difficult personal mora...

MRI can measure early benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs and plaque reduction

...I to measure the success of simvastatin (Zocor), a widely used form of so-called statin therapy, in reducing plaque formation in patients with hardened and clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis. Reductions in plaque levels were detected within six months after therapy began. Traditionally, MRI has been una...

Northwestern receives $2.1 million grant for Parkinson's disease research

...ed for patients with Parkinson's disease. The most widely used treatment for Parkinson's disease, levodopa therapy, is aimed at restoring dopamine levels by enhancing release of the neurotransmitter from surviving dopaminergic neurons. Although initially effective in many patients with Parkinson's disease, ...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

...produced using nadir-sounding data: while NO2 vary widely across the troposphere they are evenly spread across the upper atmosphere, the stratosphere. So nitrogen dioxide levels measured above the remotest parts of the Pacific were used to determine a general column for stratospheric nitrogen dioxide, which...

International MRC trial finds a routine treatment for head injury may do more harm than good

...routine treatment for patients with head injuries, widely used around the world for the last 30 years, does not improve survival rates and may do more harm than good. The results of the study are published in full in this week's edition of The Lancet. Every year millions of people world-wide are treated fo...

Health and politics: Lessons learned from the Iraq conflict

...e Department of Defense. That relief effort is now widely perceived to have been mismanaged. Frederick M Burkle and Eric K Noji (Johns Hopkins University, USA) discuss how the US-led relief effort was planned, its failures and successes, and the lessons learned. The authors focus on the immediate relief eff...

Optics meeting tips: Internal fingerprints, no cell left behind, 3-D reality

...ated in the zebrafish, a modern vertebrate studied widely in genetics and developmental biology, the technique could potentially be applied to following the development of human stem cells. Infrared laser light safely penetrated all the way through the zebrafish embryo and yielded highly detailed images (4...

The machinery of forgetting fears

...functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This widely used technique involves using harmless magnetic fields and radio signals to measure blood flow in targeted regions of the brain, which reflects the level of brain activity. The fMRI studies revealed greater activity in the amygdala in response to the...

Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism

...ne to inoculate the public, the virus could spread widely and rapidly among an unprotected population before those infected are diagnosed and put in isolation wards. "After incubating for seven to 17 days, the first symptoms of smallpox appear: fever, tiredness, head and body aches, and sometimes vomiting...

Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole

...banned under the Montreal Protocol, CFCs were once widely used in aerosol cans and refrigerators. CFCs themselves are inert, but ultraviolet radiation high in the atmosphere breaks them down into their constituent parts, which can be highly reactive with ozone. Just because they were banned does not mean ...

Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature

... common after-school and weekend activities may be widely effective in reducing attention deficit symptoms in children." ADHD is a neurological disorder that affects some 2 million school-aged children, as well as up to 2 to 4 percent of adults, in the United States. Those with ADHD often face serious con...

FDA approves EPZICOM

...sing option that combines two NRTIs that have been widely used in antiretroviral therapy for years. "Prescribers are familiar with these medications, which have an established resistance and long-term safety profile reflected in years of clinical experience," Dr. Manion said. EPIVIR and ZIAGEN have no k...

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