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Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...re testing the opposite situation - how the repair capabilities of young muscle stem cells were affected by being placed in an aged environment - that the Wnt pathway came to light. The work was done with live mice whose circulatory systems were joined, and in lab dishes with young cells immersed in serum from ol...

RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency

... The alliance, the first of its kind, unites the capabilities and expertise of two industry pioneers in health c...measurement system that will provide best-in-class capabilities for measuring quality and efficiency in the U.S. healthcare market. Under the agreement, Health Di...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...ty. "Another benefit will be an improvement in our capabilities to predict the behaviour of the Earth, and hence provide information needed to help mitigate disasters and economically damaging events."...

Poker match pits an vs. machine in world first match

...alance out the luck of the cards and emphasize the capabilities of the participants. "How good is Polaris? I don't know, but we should be able to learn a lot about our program in Vancouver this summer," Schaeffer said. "It's going to be a lot fun."...

New AIDS Tech Transfers reinforce Roche commitment to strengthen African manufacturing

... to help strengthen and expand local manufacturing capabilities for HIV medicines in Africa. Now entering its second year, the initiative reinforces Roche's commitment to find long-term, sustainable solutions to help increase access to healthcare in the world's poorest countries. With more African manufacturers n...

Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students

...however, about alcohols effects on decision-making capabilities among people who drink heavily but are not considered alcoholics. A new study has found that binge drinking can lead to poor decision making among college students, independent of impulsivity. Results are published in the June issue of Alcoholis...

WFU to host international conference of physicists

... radiation as well, Williams notes. The enhanced capabilities mean safer, more accurate PET and CAT scans to diagnose medical treatment, more precise mapping of potential oil and natural gas deposits and improved security at airports and seaports. At the conference, there will be 59 oral presentations in plen...

Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans

...rsity of Chicago. "Physics tends to advance by new capabilities in measurement, the same in radiology." Radiologists, medical physicists and high-energy physicists share a desire to more precisely measure the velocity and location of subatomic particles, Frisch explained. A significant improvement in Positron E...

Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat

...ion to bringing conventional digital photo editing capabilities to the web, the team will use UCSD patent pending gloss-removal technology for images and videos, and develop methods for automatic flash correction, automatic red eye reduction, automatic shadow softening, blemish removal, wrinkle removal, and other...

Scientists equip bacteria with custom chemo-navigational system

...ironments by coupling their information-processing capabilities to powerful, tiny molecular motors that propel the cells forward. Researchers have long envisioned reprogramming bacteria so that microbes capable of synthesizing an anti-cancer drug, for instance, can be used to target diseased cells while sparing...

Effectiveness of first renin inhibitor drug for treating hypertension is limited

... degree than do CEIs or ARBs, its antihypertensive capabilities can be counteracted by large reactive increases in renin secretion; this is particularly likely at higher dosage. Writing in the article, Jean E. Sealey D.Sc. states, "Aliskirens pervasive stimulation of varying degrees of renin secretion could esp...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...ernmental entity to demonstrate that they have the capabilities to provide patient centered services consistent with the medical home model. Patients and families participate in quality improvement activities at the practice level. The patient-centered medical home can improve the quality of care provided ...

$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments

...rostate cancer. Massey's treatment facilities and capabilities include: Trilogy combined with ExacTrac, a first-in-the-world combination of the most advanced image guidance and X-ray positioning that accounts for patients' breathing movements on the treatment couch. Brachytherapy Suites with advanced imag...

Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

...l resources are limited. This shows that attention capabilities can be enhanced through learning." The finding that attention is a flexible skill opens up many possibilities, says Davidson. For example, he suggests, "Attention training is worth examining for disorders with attentional components, like attention...

Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation

...he instructor. Most importantly, these audiovisual capabilities allow faculty to provide guided performance feedback to trainees whose simulation scenarios have been recorded. As part of the renovation, four new simulators were added to the existing adult, child and infant simulators. The new acquisitions inclu...

Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype

...the strength and speed of movement approaching the capabilities of the human limb, combined with more than 80 indi... final RP 2009 limb will significantly improve the capabilities of upper extremity prosthetic limbs. As the team prepares for further evaluations this summer, Pro...

CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores

...over 4000 years as a healing agent. The medicinal capabilities of licorice root (Glycyrrhiza) extract (GX) have been established by long-term clinical use and, most recently, by scientific research. GX has been identified to have anti-inflammatory, soothing, and coating abilities and provides proven, rapid reli...

CryoSat-2 on the road to recovery

...sign encompasses enhanced resolution and observing capabilities to meet the challenges of acquiring accurate measurements of the thickness of floating sea ice, whilst also being able to survey the surface of vast ice sheets accurately enough to detect small changes. As a result of the dual SIRAL payload and ass...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...ed that PTZ treatment did not improve the learning capabilities of normal mice. "Were not in the business of cognitive enhancement," said Fernandez. "Basically, we have something that could be one part of the many different medical and environmental interventions that may allow kids with Down syndrome to live m...

MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions

...le-free injection technology both have life-saving capabilities and many commercial applications. Nate is also an inspiring and committed mentor for young inventors. This combination of attributes made him our top choice for this years $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, Flemings added. Up, Up and Away! I...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... – Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach ... commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects ... food. , This knowledge, combined with findings from ... has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving. , Dr. ... and found that, as they had anticipated, alcohol craving ...
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