Tag: "light" at medical news
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...re effective for only a limited amount of time. In light
of this study, it's quite possible that simultaneously treating both the dopamine and norepinephrine loss could further ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, says Dr. Weinshenker. ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...d. This can include such things as a warm bath, a light
snack or a few minutes of reading. Dont take your worries to bed. Bedtime is a time to relax, not to hash out the stresses of the day. If you cant fall asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quiet activity. Return to bed only when you...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...echnology, they show that these areas of the brain light
up when individuals deficient in leptin are shown ...er shows which parts of the brain are activated or light
up in response to different pictures. The pattern of brain activation in response to pictures of foo...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...ertise that has beendeveloped at IU using advanced light
microscopy systems to conductresearch in kidneys and other organs in vivo, said Bruce Molitoris,M.D., chief of the nephrology division and director of the IndianaCenter for Biological Microscopy. The microscopy systems in conjunction with software ...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...vival for patients diagnosed with primary systemic light
chain (AL) Amyloidosis. The findings appear prepublished in the First Edition of Blood and can be viewed on Blood Online at http://www.bloodjournal.org/papbyrecent.shtml . BUMC was the first to begin using this treatment in 1994 and is the only ...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
...llum are rarely able to. This body of work sheds light
on the specificity of walking adaptations and demonstrates that patients with certain types of brain damage can store a new walking pattern in the short term. Based on these findings, Bastians goal is to learn how to make that pattern last for an ext...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
... In order to see clearly, the eye needs to move so light
can hit that area, which also is the only area that sees color, and pass that information to the brain. Essentially, its like having a very expensive camera at the center of your eye and a cheaper camera around the rest of your eye, explains Krekelbe...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...e says. The traditional treatment of ultraviolet light
and medication, while it can control the lesions and be used long term, may cause squamous cell carcinoma the second most common form of skin cancer, Dr. Hsu says. Some of the most effective anti-dandruff shampoos also have carcinogens in them. Whil...
Why women get more migraines than men
...daches that often come with nausea, sensitivity to light
and sound, and aura. That means a staggering 18 to 25 percent of women suffer from migraines, making it one of the most common disabling conditions faced by women around the globe. This 3-to-1 ratio raises the obvious question: Why" The reason, sug...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...cal Cancer Research. "This novel technology uses light
to probe tissue architecture at submicron scale. W...researchers developed the four-dimensional elastic light
scattering fingerprinting (4D-ELF) and low-coherence enhanced backscattering spectroscopy (LEBS) sys...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...the pancreatic duct for analysis. For each sample, light
is shined on the tissue. The light
scatters and some of it bounces back to sensors in the fiber-optic probe. A computer analyzes the pa...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
...gent is expected to be active all the time, like a light
with no off switch. MEK, however, is never active all the time in nature; only if kept artificially active can it lead to cancer. Therefore, researchers theorized that a related enzyme was activating others in the network and keeping the signaling pr...
UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed
...e, while others actually make youth more likely to light
up. Fortunately, some are successful, and a new University of Georgia study helps explain why. Hye-Jin Paek, assistant professor at the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, found that anti-smoking ads are most effective when they...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
...dards of even one mile per gallon for all cars and light
trucks, such as those passed by the Senate last month could cut petroleum consumption by more than all alternative fuels and replacement fuels combined. Corn ethanol is the wrong biofuel for combating global warming. The most favorable estimates...
Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction
Want to light
up the pleasure center in your brain? Just pay you...o will give. We could call the people whose brains light
up more when money goes to charity than to themselves altruists, Mayr said. The others are egoists. ...
Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer
...re molecules in tissue that re-radiate fluorescent light
after illumination by excitation light
of a different color. The reconstructed images demonstrated significant tumor contrast compared to ...
Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M
..., which aims to keep the University competitive in light
of vast changes in genomics and interdisciplinary research. This initiative will help advance research and other collaborations between Ithaca-based and Weill Cornell faculty. The combined $300 million is the largest gift to the University from a s...
Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications
... efficiency: the ratio of the number of photons of light
that a device emits to the number of photons it ab...s Hertel. These factors include: Nanotubes emit light
in a very narrow range of wavelengths, or colors. This makes it easier to pick out their signal agai...
Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
...ed by the disease. Our findings also shed new light
on how the aged brain becomes more vulnerable to AD, since any insult to the brain head injury, stroke, or the mini-strokes called TIAs can set off this process and turn up BACE activity, says Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the Genetics and Aging ...
UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD
... (the photoreceptors) in the retina, which are the light
sensitive cells, depend for their survival on the normal functioning of these cells, and so failure of these cells leads to progressive loss of vision. In addition, the disease often provokes a scarring process at the back of the eye leading to the f...
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