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What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .

... to organize my thoughts coherently and to respond back to you in a timely manner. That's all interval tim...n just close one's eyes and relive memories, going back in time; or prospectively go forward in time to predict something, without actually changing your po...

Out of sight, out of mind? Not necessarily

...o the volunteers' visual cortex -- the area at the back of the brain that processes what the eye sees - to interrupt the normal visual pathway. The volunteers looked at a computer screen, and during their momentary blindness, either a horizontal or a vertical line or a red or a green dot flashed on the s...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

...acksburg, Va., -- Virginia Tech's starting running back Cedric Humes was able to play against Boston College despite a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers. Brian Love, a professor of materials science and engineering in the...

Web Forum launched for schizophrenia researchers

...ch week the newest in a searchable database going back to 2000. Among research tools, the site offers an extensive annotated index of relevant web sites with information, downloadable software, databases, and other web-based technologies for scientists. Future plans include a searchable database called ...

ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior

...hen recording how long their echoes take to bounce back 800 kilometres to the satellite platform. The sensor times its pulses' journey down to under a nanosecond to calculate the distance to the planet below to a maximum accuracy of two centimetres. ESA has had at least one working radar altimeter in po...

Johns Hopkins celebrates its first century of neuroscience

...ctor, leads a symposium and celebration that looks back at historic discoveries at Hopkins and looks ahead to what's coming next in the brain sciences. What's in a name? At Johns Hopkins, a formal Department of Neuroscience was founded 25 years ago, but the institution's contributions to understanding a...

Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus

...son's risk of developing esophageal cancer reverts back to that of a never user, he said. Previous randomized clinical trials in humans have shown that aspirin and other NSAIDs significantly reduce the risk and mortality for cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. Preliminary studies also suggest th...

Major EU grant to develop cancer-fighting cells

...ed in the laboratory and injected in large numbers back into the patient. The approach stems from original research by Professor Zelig Eshhar in Israel, and the partners include experts in immunology and tumour biology as well as those who have developed key aspects of engineered T-cells. Professor Hawki...

Children in car crashes should be monitored for acute stress symptoms, whether injured or not

...he psychological care they need to recover and get back to normal activity," says Dr. Winston. Parents Suffer Traumatic Stress After Child-involved Crashes In the study, parents were more likely than children to show signs of emotional distress following an accident. About one in six children with seri...

Study highlights the ramifications of medical misdiagnosis

...indings of tumor-like swellings on the head, neck, back or shoulders in association with malformations of the great (big) toes, according to Kitterman. However, the study showed that physicians often misdiagnosed the condition because the patient was not fully examined or the physician was not aware of F...

Malaria risk it's not all in the genes

...ndoor spraying [with insecticide], and cleaning up back yards for mosquito breeding sites."...

Minimally invasive surgery may increase options for octogenarians with some lung cancers

... patients are able to recover more quickly and get back to their regular activities much more quickly with this operation." The term non-small cell lung cancer includes several types of lung cancer that when detected at an early and localized stage may be cured with surgical resection. NSCLC accounts for ...

The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

...for the numerous people with fear of cancer in the back of their minds. The Nutrition and Cancer article is co-authored by Nevada nutrition Professor David Wilson and University of Nevada medical school Professors Steven Schiff, Stephen Bajo and Randall Pierce....

Ink4c and Ptch1 genes collaborate to suppress medulloblastoma

...ma arises in the cerebellum, located in the lower, back part of the brain. The cerebellum processes information coming into the brain from the environment to help maintain balance and fine-muscle control. Ptch1 acts like a brake on the activity of a pathway of signals that drives the multiplication of cel...

A good night's sleep can mean a better day at school

...ent emphasis on the importance of sleep and not to back off from enforcing bedtimes with kids, whether it's on school nights or weekend nights. Know when your kids are going to sleep and how they're sleeping during the night. If your child is having persistent difficulty with sleep, then talk to your doct...

New RSV treatment for at-risk infants under study

...the first sign of sniffles, babies will be brought back to the clinic and a nasal swab will be sent to a centralized lab to determine the type of infection, Dr. Bhatia says. MEDI-494, marketed as Synagis, has become a standard treatment that has cut hospitalization of these at-risk infants in half. MCG ne...

Physicians slower to incorporate newer heart drug treatments

...ore than 400 hospitals nationwide and then reports back to each hospital every three months on their adherence to the guidelines. The guidelines serve as a national model for optimal care of patients who arrive at the hospital with symptoms of a possible heart attack, such as chest pain (unstable angina),...

Alcohol biomarker test cuts care costs for chronically ill patients

...excessive alcohol consumption and the patient cuts back on alcohol use. Miller was not involved in the CDT cost-benefit study from Fleming and his colleagues. Today Medicare reimburses about $26 for the CDT test, Fleming said. But laboratory analysis of the blood test is not uniformly available across the...

Patients regain cognitive function after radiation for brain tumors

...e brain function of the patients in the study went back to their normal, pre-tumor levels and stayed there...ts." Of the 20 patients, only one patient reverted back to their baseline scores three years after radiation therapy and across the board improvement was no...

Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism

...ished reports that the face-processing area at the back of the brain is under-responsive in people with autism, and it suggests that specific behavioral interventions may help people with autism improve their ability to interact socially. The new research will be presented Wednesday (Nov. 16) in Washingt...

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