Tag: "could" at medical news
Doing a spin with DNA
...ands. During their investigations, the researchers could
follow a single topoisomerase-enzyme molecule over...lp of sensitive measuring devices, the researchers could
measure various parameters such as the friction of the rotating DNA in a cavity of the enzyme. The r...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
A new drug could
substantially reduce the bodyweight, waist circumference, and risk factors for heart disease in obese people, according to results of a randomised trial published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. More than 50% of Europeans are currently classified...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...imism, depression, anxiety and social introversion could
be risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Geda and colleagues conducted this study to determine what types of personality or cognitive style -- one's habitual way of perceiving, remembering, behaving and experiencing emotions -- were associated wi...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...al tests. "Our result suggests that erythropoietin could
be a novel drug for treatment of hemorrhagic stroke. It not only reduces inflammation and cell death, but also improves functional recovery after stroke," said Sinn....
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
..., meaning that they stopped working or exercising, could
walk fewer than five blocks without stopping, and ...eople, meaning they were missing work or workouts, could
walk fewer than 10 blocks without stopping, and could
not complete all of their usual routines. The ...
Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...tatus known risk factors for Parkinson's disease could
not explain the results. No significant associations were found between the use of aspirin, other NSAIDs, or acetaminophen and the risk of Parkinson's disease....
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...s on alcohol surveys are probably inaccurate. How could
they be [accurate] if researchers and students hav...our Long Island iced teas, when in fact the latter could
contain three times as much alcohol as the former." "A lot of health information about alcohol is ...
Bright arctic light can lead to migraine
...lstadhaug. In the study, exposure to intense light could
lead to attacks for 86 percent of women with migraine with aura, compared to 59 percent of those without aura. Sixty-two percent of the women with aura became extremely sensitive to light during and between attacks, compared to 41 percent of those wi...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...presumably minimized." "Tobacco withdrawal effects could
affect smoking urge ratings over the blood alcohol...ing relapse." Rose suggested that animal studies could
measure the effects of alcohol on dopamine release or other effects of nicotine thought to mediate r...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
...nts into two groups so that age and infection risk could
be analyzed in one subgroup and the findings confirmed in the other. The Duke investigators were surprised by their results, noting that previous studies of the relationship between age and surgical-site infections had provided conflicting results an...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
... be used to determine if a woman in this situation could
benefit from extra emotional support. "When a woman becomes pregnant after a loss, that pregnancy is a very different experience," says Cote-Arsenault, "but the care she receives isn't necessarily different. These women are in a very different place...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...forms of ovarian cancer evolve in a discovery that could
lead to earlier detection and perhaps more persona...rm the various body structures during development, could
become reactivated in ovarian cancer cells. She and her colleagues tested the effect of four HOX gen...
Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments
...ducted in breast cancer cell cultures, the finding could
potentially apply to other cancers, Dickson said. (The studies are being funded by MARS Incorporated.) Chocolate is made from the beans of cacao trees, and, like some other plants, are rich in natural antioxidants known as flavonoids. These antioxi...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...The researchers believe that levels of the protein could
make a difference in both diagnosis and the development of an effective treatment for the disease. The investigators screened 14 cytokines/chemokines (immunoregulatory proteins) in the blood of 23 patients with SARS and 25 non-SARS patients with atyp...
MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis
...tion about the biologic status of the disease that could
allow them, in consultation with their patients, t...ie of unrelated causes, and treating such patients could
cause more harm than benefit, Cheng notes. So finding a better way to determine which patients need...
Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding
...e of different fullerene-amino acid sequences that could
allow uptake into keratinocytes without adverse effect. They will explore physiochemical properties such as solubility and hydrophobicity, which are often used to predict uptake and activity of traditional hydrocarbons but which have not been extende...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...ir families to appropriate care and treatment that could
dramatically improve patients' chances of getting the best care and have an opportunity to live with cancer as a manageable disease. By navigating patients around barriers to quality care, patient navigators actually help ensure that cancer patients...
University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator
...he cost, and improving the quality of the ion beam could
provide broader access to basic research as well a...uch as ion beam cancer therapy, Cowan said. "This could
result in cheaper and more readily available ion beam cancer therapies, which have been shown to be ...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...tigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, could
lead to development of drugs that would overcome t...us crucial information into treatment failure that could
help us design more effective treatments for the children our current treatment strategies fail to c...
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
...Fast ForWord, convinced that non-dyslexic students could
benefit as well. And the fMRI test results continue to intrigue more and more educators and public school systems across America. For Tallal and her colleagues, the kudos just seem to keep coming. In addition to winning the Thomas A. Edison Patent Aw...
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