Tag: "devise" at medical news

UCSB professors among team awarded $13 million to mount nano-attack on plaque

... with an anti-adhesive, anti-inflammatory surface; devise molecular switches that can sense and respond to t...es of materials at the nanoscale, these teams will devise creative solutions to medical problems," she said. The PEN addresses a critical, unmet medical need...

Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills

... Ultimately, these findings can help researchers devise better diagnostic tools for people with neurological disorders and could lead to better neuro-prosthetic devices Thoroughman and Taylor then modeled this adaptation using a neural network. They found that, to mimic human behavior, the modeled neurona...

Leaders work to establish diabetes plan for Pennsylvania

...l work together to identify possible solutions and devise an operational statewide plan that could help to stem the epidemic of diabetes." Today, the CDC estimates that 20.8 million Americans some 7 percent of the U.S. population already have diabetes, making Pennsylvania's 8 percent rate higher than the ...

Researchers identify key protein involved in neuropathic pain

...erve injury." The team is also looking for ways to devise new kinds of therapeutics, as there is not presently any effective treatment for neuropathic pain. "This is an important discovery for the millions of Canadians who suffer from debilitating chronic pain that cannot currently be treated. The cost to ...

Mayo collaboration identifies gene in childhood kidney disease

.... Our hope is that this new finding will aid us to devise new treatments for a broad category of disabling disease." Meckel-Gruber kidney disease is separate from, though related to, PKD in that some of the same things go wrong to cause the abnormal formation of cysts that disrupt kidney function. Knowing t...

University of Toronto-led ethics network to help guide Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative

...er experts in developing countries to identify and devise ways to address potential ethical, social and cultural (ESC) issues raised in the course of conducting projects under the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. Launched in 2003, the Grand Challenges initiative is a major effort to achieve sci...

Stress and emotions can negatively effect heart health

...nosis of depression and work with the physician to devise a suitable treatment program....

Worldwide study looks to find causes of type 1 diabetes

...plied and six were chosen by NIH to meet again and devise a comprehensive plan for studying this expansive topic that includes nearly everything in child's life, from the water he drinks to when he eats his first cookie. "Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include two major components. One is the genetic fac...

NIH seeks strategies to preserve brain health

...nderstand this interrelatedness if we are going to devise effective ways to maintain brain health." The evaluation committee reviewed scientific data from 36 large, ongoing studies of aging and identified more than 40 separate factors that may play a role in cognitive and emotional health. Those highlighted...

Special education data provide misleading trends of changing autism prevalence

...plains. "States and individual schools are left to devise criteria. Everyone is using a different yardstick to measure the same thing." Shattuck notes that the diagnostic methods employed by schools in special education settings are distinct from medical and psychological diagnoses of autism, which entail ...

Bullying keeps overweight kids off the field

...y, so they can pinpoint the underlying problem and devise a solution, Storch said. It's important to prevent the problem early before it gets worse, he added. "Childhood is a time when we form many of our habits that we're going to hold over later," he said. "When one has multiple negative experiences that...

Farm kids almost twice as likely to die from injury as children overall

...children to determine rates, identify patterns and devise prevention strategies on farms and ranches. They found that children 16 years old, particularly boys, when on farms are about twice as likely to die from accidental injury as young Canadian children altogether. Most of these mortal injuries occurred ...

Students' device may improve chest closure after heart surgery

...Mark Sumeray, challenged the students last year to devise a better way to close the chest after surgery. "The premise was based on an unmet need identified by cardiothoracic surgeons," Lloyd said. "The students came up with a working prototype that hit all of the engineering requirements we proposed. The en...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...ion to air pollution in inner cities. Governments devise policies and traffic management schemes to minimise the impact of air pollution. More detailed knowledge of how traffic-generated pollution behaves in the urban environment could greatly enhance these policies and schemes. Factors such as street and...

Keep the baby, toss the bathwater: How kidneys retain proteins, discard waste

...e to know the details of the process before we can devise a remedy." The new results are a reversal for nephrologists, who until a decade ago had long suspected the GBM was the primary barrier that retained blood plasma proteins. In the late 1990s, though, a Finnish research team bumped another structure,...

Researchers identify antibiotic protein that defends the intestine against microbial invaders

...al bacteria. The study may also help scientists devise more effective treatments for intestinal infections. "We are now working to understand the mechanism by which the intestinal lining senses bacterial threats. What turns this protein antibiotic on?" Dr. Hooper asked. "We want to explore whether this i...

Gamma Knife offers non-invasive treatment for vascular disorders, tumors in the brain

... by a dedicated nursing staff, review each case to devise the optimal treatment plan. "The Gamma Knife offers a more accurate way to treat smaller and deeper areas in the brain," said Dr. Bruce Mickey, vice chairman of neurological surgery and director of the Annette G. Strauss Center in Neuro-Oncology. "...

Innovative surgery corrects vision in kids with neurological disorders

...ic ophthalmologist Lawrence Tychsen, M.D., to help devise some solutions. He did. Tychsen, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, of pediatrics and of neurobiology and ophthalmologist in chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital, developed specialized testing and now does vision correction, or refra...

Killing resistant germs

... up. This approach is known as total synthesis. To devise such a total synthesis is an enormous scientific challenge. A way must be found to assemble a complicated synthetic molecule faultlessly from simple, available components--and in sufficiently high yield in each reaction step. The total synthesis of p...

Small but substantial proportion of surgeons interested in part-time training

...rcent of general surgery residents, the field must devise methods to attract and retain female surgeons. Alison R. Saalwachter, M.D., of the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, and colleagues assessed interest in part-time training options among 482 medical students, 789 surgical residen...

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