Tag: "computer" at medical news
UAB researchers and ONCE pioneer a new Braille keyboard
... to the PC through the USB port, will make using a computer
much easier for blind people who are accustomed to...he features) are developed in the future. This new computer
keyboard gives blind people enormous possibilities for working with mathematical formulae and scorew...
Could a simple test save Medicare hundreds of millions?
...the long run. The researchers used a sophisticated computer
model to calculate the potential impact of using t...ublication in JACC, Chan and his colleagues used a computer
model called a Markov analysis to simulate the costs, benefits, and health outcomes of 65-year-old i...
Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data
... and analyzing biomedical data, this quintet of UH computer
scientists can now more easily tackle this mining ...ator on the NSF grant. An associate professor of computer
science and director of the Biomedical Imaging Lab at UH, Zouridakis is joined on the project by Pro...
$13.7 million in gifts support UI Center For Macular Degeneration
...homas Casavant, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer
engineering and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. Casavant directs the UI Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The center develops computer-based approaches for accessing, interpreting and understanding genetic inf...
No-hands origami: New DNA self-assembly makes more complex structures, more easily
ATLANTA A computer
scientist at CalTech has developed a way to "program" strands of DNA to fold themselves into a variety of complex shapes an accomplishment considered the most intricate yet in the field of self-assembly and via a method he calls so simple that "a h...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 21, 2006
...ease the Risk of Breast Cancer In a study using a computer
model and published information on breast cancer and costs of current strategies to prevent breast cancer, researchers calculated the harms, benefits and costs of six interventions for women who do not have breast cancer but carry a single BRCA1 or B...
Study finds emotional benefits from participation in computer support groups
Women with breast cancer who participate in computer
support groups can obtain emotional benefits when they openly express themselves in ways that help them make sense of their cancer experience, according to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Co...
Powerful new tool for studying brain development
...o do certain studies to confirm hypotheses using a computer
interface that links our data to many other kinds of gene information, without the need to go into a regular laboratory." The BGEM is a growing, encyclopedic collection of tens of thousands of images as seen through a microscope. The images are obt...
UQ scholars win Fulbrights for nursing and cancer research
...holarship, worth about $36,000, was to improve how computer
systems managed water utility assets. Fulbright Scholars will be congratulated at The Fulbright National Awards in Brisbane on May 18 at QUT....
The science of lost sleep in teens
...uch as caffeinated drinks in the fridge or a TV or computer
in the teen's bedroom as well as enforcing reasonable bed times." Last June, a major report in the journal Pediatrics merged a review of more than two decades of basic research with clinical advice for physicians. Rhode Island authors included Carsk...
Magnetically guided catheter zaps atrial fibrillation
...e catheter tip, the operator of this device uses a computer
to control a magnetic field that robotically moves...n with a magnet-tipped catheter directed by large, computer
directed magnets can provide more precise catheter control as compared to manual catheter manipulati...
Scent of fear impacts cognitive performance
... of words that flashed for three seconds each on a computer
screen. For each pair, the participants had to press a key to indicate whether the words were associated with each other (for example, arms and legs) or not (arms and wind). Some of the words were associated with threatening or fear-related topics,...
An affordable future for eye tracking in sight
... basic eye-tracking system consists of a camera, a computer
and software to provide an interface between the two. In an expensive system the camera uses an internal light source to create reflections on the eye. The camera tracks these reflections and uses them to move a cursor on the screen, for example. COG...
M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity
...at the ESRB--a self-regulatory body created by the computer
and video game industry--inconsistently assigned content descriptors to some games but not to others with the same content. Based on these observations along with recent limited evidence showing that many children and adolescents play M-rated games, ...
The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities
...ratory at Stanford, digital humans walk across the computer
screen, their visible musculoskeletal system revea...makes up human movement. A few alterations to the computer
program that controls the form and function of these mechanisms, and the movements of the previously...
Researchers probe enzyme that may lead to new SARS drugs
...and astronomy. The images were then interpreted by computer
to reconstruct the positions of all the component atoms. "We have already discovered compounds that can bind to these pockets and inhibit the activity of this enzyme," Mesecar said. "We have made remarkable progress in a short period of time in gene...
Mayo Clinic leaders offer health reform vision, prescriptions
...ere in the world -- within one second of pushing a computer
key. Examples include medical and family histories; medication lists that automatically check for potentially dangerous drug interactions; test results and radiology images; best practices with links to the latest medical literature and disease manag...
Finding a better way to quiet noisy environments
... noise and feeds that information to a computer, a computer
processor that converts the noise information into...microphone monitors residual noise and signals the computer
as part of a process to optimize the anti-noise signal. This "feedforward" active-noise control can ...
Explaining how the brain recognizes faces
... of faces that could be precisely "morphed" with a computer
program to subtly alter the facial features. And at the same time, the subjects' brains were scanned by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect patterns of activity in the FFA. The technique of fMRI involves using harmless magnet...
Is the brain wired for faces?
...of similar human faces that had been morphed using computer
graphics software, while the researchers observed how brain activation changed for more or less similar pairs of faces. They found that a small group of neurons in the "fusiform face area," an area of the brain generally thought to be responsible for...
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