Tag: "building" at medical news
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls
...ir lifestyle by eating better, exercising more and building
self-esteem. Unlike other obesity prevention programs, "Energy Up" is not based on the health belief model which states that teens are unhealthy because they dont know certain behaviors are harmful. Instead, this novel program identifies why teens ...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
..., that insulin also provides crucial assistance in building
muscle, and that its ability to do so drops off dr...s enabled the scientists to track amino acids (the building
blocks of muscle proteins) and determine muscle-protein synthesis and breakdown rates from the blood...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...dons), each specifying a different amino acid (the building
blocks of proteins). In triplet repeat diseases, patients inherit a mutant gene containing abnormally long stretches of repeated codons. In SCA1, the repeated codon is CAG, which specifies glutamine, and patients have an abnormal glutamine stretch in...
Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity, Stanford study shows
...en implicated in how cells detect fatty acids, the building
blocks of dietary fat. The researchers bred genetically engineered mice that did not have the PPAR-gamma molecule in their macrophages. It turned out that simply missing PPAR-gamma in macrophages caused mice to gain about 20 percent more weight tha...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
..."By translating our knowledge of the human mind to building
more intelligent machines and computer applications, we can improve the welfare of millions of people worldwide." The groundwork for this initiative was laid during the "Decade of the Brain," declared by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. It produ...
Statin use linked with decreased prostate cancer mortality rates, lower PSA levels
...ssion of prostate cancer. Cholesterol is a primary building
block for testosterone, which has in turn been linked with prostate tumor growth (less testosterone results in slower-growing tumors). In recent years, research has indicated a possible link between dietary fat intake and prostate cancer. Research p...
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...bec is overseeing the imaging arm of the study and building
the database of brain-behavior information. Though no child will be observed for the entire 18-year developmental span covered by the study, each one will be evaluated for several months to several years, depending on their age. Children under ag...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...d more blood flow, a demand that the body meets by building
a network of temporary and very fragile, awkward,...igh rates of blood flow and pressure. It's as if a building
being outfitted with strong support structures is hit by an earthquake while the scaffolding is stil...
U of M faculty honored by US FDA for contributions to national food safety and defense
...partnerships in international food safety capacity building
programs to improve the safety of food imported into the U.S and consumed globally." For the past 30 years, Osterholm has been an internationally recognized expert in foodborne disease outbreak investigations and disease surveillance. He will be h...
Childhood obesity intervention shows promising results
...ays Economos. "SUS researchers spent several years building
relationships within the Somerville community before the intervention could be implemented." The researchers were only able to measure and follow BMI z-scores for approximately 60 percent (385/631) of students assigned to the intervention community m...
Menzies School of Health Research receives $5.3 million in Federal Budget
... this we are bursting at the seams," he said. "A building
extension will not only result in an extension to our office space to allow us to continue to expand our Indigenous health priorities but will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes for Indigenous Australians."...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
...cases and controls into two groups - the first for building
the model, the second set for testing and validating the model. This approach is the gold-standard for the development of risk assessment models, says Spitz. Current, former and never smokers were all included in the development of the model - the fi...
$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
...re research, we will have accomplished our goal of building
a strong and sustainable field of medicine for our most seriously ill patients. "...
Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
... for Protein Research will be located in the Panum building
at the Faculty of Health Sciences. After its openi...0-square-metre center will be located in the Panum building
at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Copenhagen, where the research teams will have access to unique...
Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation
...to repeatedly practice clinical scenarios and team building
skills without subjecting patients to risk," said Margaret Faut-Callahan, DNSc, co-director of the RUSL. "The simulators available at Rush have many life-like factors that enhance training, such as blinking eyes, exhalation of carbon dioxide, chest m...
NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery
...gencies involved," says Weingarten. "Visioning and building
neuroArm required unprecedented collaboration betw...us types of surgical procedures. "We're not just building
a robot, we're building
a medical robotics program," Dr. Sutherland says. "We want the neuroArm tech...
Research could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease
..." he said. "Selective inhibition of memapsin 2, or building
selectivity, became very important. The scientific community was faced with a formidable challenge." Ghosh's team developed a novel structure-based design strategy to systematically understand where and how to target memapsin 2 specifically. "Acc...
Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models
...twenty years Earth scientists have concentrated on building
predictive models of first the physical climate, followed by the integrated biogeochemistry of the planet. Unfortunately, these models operate implicitly as if humans did not exist. The new challenge is to build Earth Systems models that incorporate ...
Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again
...ofessor Hwang's now defunct World Stem Cell Hub by building
Korea's largest stem cell institute on land provided by the Korean government....
Leader of the pack: Dog groomer turned UH pharmacy professor honored
HOUSTON, March 28, 2007 After building
a successful dog grooming business, a University of Houston pharmacy educator has earned national honors for grooming the next generation of pharmacy professionals. Lynn Simpson, a clinical associate professor and executive vice chair of pharmacy...
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