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Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's

...eir own health, demographics, and attitudes toward biomedical research. For each research scenario, participants were asked to assess their perception of how risky each study would be. They then indicated how willing they'd be to take part in such a study themselves, how willing they'd be to allow a loved one f...

Is it okay to sign Alzheimer's patients up for research studies?

...if they had a generally supportive attitude toward biomedical research. The study participants were already taking part in an Alzheimer's disease anti-inflammatory prevention research study. The researchers note that the participants could be more supportive of research than the typical person at risk for Alzhe...

Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage

...tudy lead investigator Rachel Ruckdeschel Smith, a biomedical engineering graduate student at Hopkins. "Cardiospheres represent an interesting model of early, test-tube heart cell development. They expressed common characteristics of other cells while retaining a unique appearance." In the second study, the re...

ANU cancer researcher wins biomedical award

...largest foundation dedicated to the advancement of biomedical research, according to Perpetual Trustees. Professor Parish is the Head of the Division of Immunology and Genetics, and leads the Cancer and Vascular Biology Group at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU. He received the medal and $20,00...

Air in Fallon, Nev. has elevated levels of tungsten and cobalt

...ology at The University of Arizona in Tucson. "The biomedical ramifications of tungsten are not really all that ... "We also need to learn more information about the biomedical consequences of airborne tungsten." Sheppard is now looking at tree-ring cores from the area to see ...

Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

...d, associate professor of neurological surgery and biomedical engineering. The only way that the target region can be identified is by its electrical characteristics. So the surgeons must first insert a recording electrode and monitor the electrical activity of the neurons that it touches. Sometimes they have t...

Launch of the 2006 NIH Director's Pioneer Award program

...tives to bear on some of the biggest challenges in biomedical research," said NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M....en, members of groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, individuals in the early to middle stages of their careers, and scientists working in a br...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

...ntibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants and biomedical devices such as catheters could cut infection rate...ark TM are developing nanometre thin coatings for biomedical implants and biomedical devices that prevent bacterial colonisation of implants that result in septi...

Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy

...eering; Michael Yang, an undergraduate majoring in biomedical engineering; Dmitri Artemov, an associate professor in the Department of Radiology; and Zaver M. Bhujwalla, a professor in the Department of Radiology and director of the In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center....

Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference

..." says Tamara Hayes, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Oregon Health & Science University'...tory, directed by Misha Pavel, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at the OGI School of Science and Engineering, is located at OHSU's West Campus in Hillsb...

UCI wins $2.4 million grant to study how brain understands language

..., the institute is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Hickok also has been named director of the newly created Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which will...

Structure of viral harpoon protein reveals how viruses enter cells

... this critical protein is truly a great advance in biomedical science," says Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH director. Even though the basic concept of viral fusion has been understood for some time, the complete conformations of the structures of the before- and after-fusion forms of the F protein had eluded scie...

Florida Tech, FSRI receive $1.3 million federal grant for space research

...Tech and FSRI within the SLS Lab, support existing biomedical and other life support technology projects within the facility, and enable research by other Florida universities and companies under FSRI's Florida/NASA Matching Grant Program. Florida Tech, FSRI, and the Economic Development Commission of Florida'...

Mental stress may lead to heart disease

...ience, health science and behavioral medicine, and biomedical engineering. It is published on behalf of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Lead author Peter Gianaros is an Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published on the physiology of str...

UQ scientist honoured for developing the world's first cancer vaccine

...at opportunity to promote science and specifically biomedical research and it also gives me an opportunity to talk with people about how they can contribute through their own work to the community," he said. "You can get a great deal of personal satisfaction out of doing good for others. "I think society has ...

Awards totaling $6.2 million to create major genetic testing lab at University of Iowa

...genetics, molecular biology, computer engineering, biomedical engineering and statistics -- the center's faculty and staff focus on genetic research and testing, which requires multidisciplinary and large-scale teamwork. "I share the belief that genetic testing will play a major role in the development of impro...

Diabetic hearts make unhealthy switch to high-fat diet

...ropler, M.D., professor of radiology, medicine and biomedical engineering and director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine. "The heart needs to use much more oxygen to metabolize fats than glucose, making the diabetic heart more sensitive...

Disposable catheter breakthrough, a world first

...ystems, or BioMEMS, which have applications in the biomedical field. The new catheter has many advantages over existing catheters, according to UniSA research fellow Dr Hung-Yao Hsu, who is developing the catheter with industry partner, the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH). "Current catheters rely on the t...

Some masks used in children's asthma treatment not effective, research shows

...s a pediatric pulmonary specialist, a professor of biomedical engineering in the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, and an aerosol scientist. The researchers studied seven masks used in combination with pressurized metered-dose inhalers to deliver asthma medicine to children. The medic...

Boston University and Boston Medical Center partner with CIMIT

...t standards of patient care, medical training, and biomedical engineering and research. BU's biomedical engineering program was the sole winner of a recent leadership award from the Whitaker Foundation. D...

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