Tag: "computer" at medical news

Risky sex in Miami, racial influence on children's care in latest Journal of Urban Health

... study in the Journal documents that those with no computer skills are quite willing to learn. Those with Type 2 diabetes say they would be eager to use a computer program to manage their diabetes if it were provided free. This is an important finding because Afri...

Mental stress may lead to heart disease

... scanner, twenty healthy men and women performed a computer task to create mental stress that, consequently, increased their blood pressure. This allowed the researchers to correlate simultaneous changes in blood pressure and brain activity during stress.This study is published in the current issue of Psychop...

Carnegie Mellon receives grant to study security issues

... privacy and anonymity in a world with wide-spread computer monitoring and massive data bases....

Vertebroplasty heals fractures but may cause others, Mayo Clinic study finds

...us studies of vertebroplasty in cadavers and using computer simulation suggested that inserting cement in one bone weakens adjacent bones," explains David Kallmes, M.D., Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist and senior study investigator. The weakening effect is possible due to the overall cushioning effect of the spi...

Visual research seeks to cut through clutter

...s leading Bravo and her research team to develop a computer program that will help to predict which parts will be most distinctive to the searcher. In another study, she asked people to identify pieces of objects. Even though the portions are small - the screw in scissors, a piece of a hammer handle - partici...

New study examines scope of online breast cancer support groups

...ly diagnosed with breast cancer were provided free computer hardware, Internet access and training in how to use an online health education and support system, which they were able to use for six months. The researchers then examined who was most likely to use the online support groups. While socioeconomic s...

First impressions of beauty may demonstrate why the pretty prosper

...ooks and the Internet shown for .013 seconds on a computer screen. Although participants reported that they could not see the faces and that they were guessing on each trial, they were able to accurately rate the attractiveness of those faces. "There are no definite rules to what kind of face can be calle...

In the mind's eye: How the brain makes a whole out of parts

...and we are so good at it far better than the best computer vision systems yet devised," Connor said. "That is because a large part of the human brain is devoted to interpreting objects in our world, so that we have the necessary information for interacting with our environment. "Vision doesn't happen in the...

Stanford study of owls finds link in brain between sight and sound

...g the buzz of the overhead lights, the hum of your computer and the muffled conversation down the hallway. To focus on the person speaking to you, your brain clearly can't give equal weight to all incoming sensory information. It has to attend to what is important and ignore the rest. Two scientists at the St...

For orthopedic injuries, a robot that follows patients as they move

...ral cameras placed around the room and a networked computer command the robots to hone in on and track the joint. In a slightly spooky demonstration, using a graduate student instead of a patient, the camera-tipped hand followed the student's thigh as he walked and otherwise moved normally. While the hand app...

NFL players show more rapid recovery from concussions than high school players

... that athletes can complete on a laptop or desktop computer within about 30 minutes. In addition to the NFL, who initially pioneered the use of computer-based testing in sports, ImPACT also is used throughout numerous sports including automobile racing, ice hockey, soccer, rugby, skiing and snow boarding. It ...

You don't say: Patient-doctor nonverbal communication says a lot

...l behavior is the interpretation of those notes. A computer always plays the music in the same way without any nonverbal behavior, but Jascha Heifetz would play that score differently than Itzhak Perlman, each violinist conveying a different interpretation of Tchaikovsky's original intent," he said. Nonverba...

UBC/CBS researcher invents device to boost world supply, quality of blood platelets

...articles scatter light in all directions. Using a computer attached to the instrument, technicians can determine platelet viability by analyzing patterns of scattered light that measure platelet shape, response to change in temperature, and the number of microparticles shed from platelets over time. Canada ...

Mathematics and statistics combat epidemics & bioterror

...y M. Berg, PhD. "By integrating these details into computer models and then testing the models in very complex health systems, his research team will contribute information critical to identifying an outbreak in the very early stages of development." This project will develop mathematical and statistical mode...

UCI joins international effort to model influenza outbreaks

...or increasing collaboration between the experts in computer modeling from the NIH/MIDAS program and the scient...the Influenza Branch of the CDC," Bush said. "This computer modeling should help us improve our understanding of the data and better guide future policy in the ...

Hydrocortisone supplementation improves ventilator weaning

... divided the 70 patients into two groups by random computer selection. Thirty-five individuals were treated with hydrocortisone intravenously, while 35 controls received a saline solution. The successful ventilator weaning percentage was significantly higher in the group that received the hydrocortisone, hitt...

Increased role for PET imaging could improve cancer care

...leagues showed that adding FDG-PET to the standard computer tomography (CT)-based assessment criteria made the predictions of treatment outcome much more accurate for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Based on this study, the new internationally accepted criteria will include PET as an essential part of the ...

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

...ng internal medicine, 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 ...

Binghamton University receives $1.7 million NYSTAR award to enhance flexible electronics research

...exible, rugged and adaptable to medical, security, computer and telecommunications applications. Russell W. Bessette, M.D., executive director of NYSTAR, said, "Through his long-standing, steadfast support of high-technology programs such as the partnership between IEEC and CAMM, Governor Pataki will enable B...

Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe

...ing temperatures. For example, the steady climb in computer processor speeds has meant a corresponding increase in the amount of heat they generate. And computers aren't the only devices that generate heat. "Even the circuitry in your cell phone operates at about 125 degrees Centigrade," Anderson said, "and o...

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