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Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...studies show that cycle can be moved in a positive direction with controlled physical training. "Based on this study, what you have on average is below an hour and for girls, way below," Dr. Gutin says. Most of the adolescents in this study * and likely generally * need to double their amount of physical acti...

ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients

...ric patients," said Dr. Morrow. Under Dr. Morrow's direction as chief of cardiology since 1996, the pediatric heart transplant program at ACH has consistently been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. In 1999, the program was named one of the 10 best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Heal...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...ith circular heads that move a quarter turn in one direction and then back a quarter turn, clean better than a traditional toothbrush. These results show that many people may be wasting money on toothbrushes they believe will clean their teeth better, when actually a much cheaper traditional brush would do the...

Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments

...t of Epidemiology. "This points to a promising new direction for cancer pharmacogenetics," she says. "Our hope is to have a gene chip one day that can analyze a patient's genetic makeup and help physicians predict response to a wide variety of therapeutic drugs before treatment even begins." Esophageal cancer ...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...g, drinking and physical activity were in the same direction but more modest, Johnson said. Combat vets were more likely to be obese and had larger waists on average than those service personnel not involved in fighting. Consistent with younger veterans of more recent wars, older men with distant combat experi...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...aterial's surface bent (refracted) in the opposite direction asit did for ordinary materials. Combining metamaterials withconventional materials might lead to new kinds of cell-phoneantennas which could provide better reception and coverage. Inaddition, a flat panel of metamaterial might enable the construct...

Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism

... Mass. (May 5, 2005) - Offering a new and exciting direction in the effort to develop a diagnostic test for autism in infancy, scientists from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute presented new evidence today indicating that components of the immune system and proteins and metabolites found in the blood of children...

Misunderstanding real cost a barrier to mammography

...ject). That project, which began in 1998 under the direction of Electra Paskett, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health, was created to test a health intervention strategy designed to improve mammography screening rates in that region. The data included information from f...

Canada lags behind in caregiver support

...nd Humanities Research Council of Canada under the direction of Dr. Janet Fast, University of Alberta. "I am committed to do research that makes a difference. By researching cash payments, tax relief, pension programs and labour policy available elsewhere at the national level, we can derive what may be relev...

Scientists observe infectious prion proteins invade and move within brain cells

...and Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in humans. Under the direction of Byron Caughey, Ph.D., at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), and Marco Prado, Ph.D., at the University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the team performed the research in laboratory cultures using a rodent-adapted form of scrapie prot...

Boston University psychologists find neurological mechanism for subliminal learning

...0 percent of the dots moved together in a coherent direction -- a fraction smaller than that easily detectible ...h of time it took each participant to identify the direction and coherent movement of the dots on the screen. Participants were next exposed to a similar set of...

Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer

...study conducted at Penn State University under the direction of Andrea Mastro, professor of microbiology and cell biology. Mastro's findings indicate that exercise can help restore immune systems damaged by anti-cancer drugs, which destroy healthy as well as malignant cells. Mastro will present the research a...

True cancer-causing genes revealed by new technique, say Stanford researchers

...riving thecancer to spread. New research under the direction of Paul Khavari, MD,PhD, professor in the Program in Epithelial Biology at the StanfordUniversity School of Medicine and chief of the dermatology service at theVeterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, shows a novel and moreeffective way of testi...

Nutritious frozen foods can play role in weight-loss programs

...eded by pointing many of its subjects in the right direction of portion control. Because of busy lifestyles, many people eat at restaurants rather than take the time to cook at home. Research in other laboratories has shown that people tend to eat the amount of food that they are served, including large restau...

Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia

...ial blood are magnetically aligned in the opposite direction from the rest of the protons in blood and brain tissue. By measuring the intensity of the magnetic signal from these so-called inversely polarized protons when they reach the brain, researchers can calculate the amount of blood flow, and thus neuron ...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005

...ch will conduct research in neuroscience under the direction of noted physicians and scientists. MANY CONGENITAL ANOMALIES IN BABIES AND CHILDREN ARE NOW TREATED WITH MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY, RESULTING IN LESS DISCOMFORT, QUICKER RECOVERY AND FEWER COMPLICATIONS "When it comes to surgery and how kids' bod...

4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images

...e it takes to calculate and plan the proton beam's direction and intensity for each breathing phase. The 4D approach is also applicable to radiation therapy using carbon ions, which is currently being used to help defeat lung cancer in a couple of centers in Japan. (Paper WE-E-J-6C-7, Wednesday, 3:30 PM; con...

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

...h Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory under the direction of Narayanan and his colleague, USC research assistant professor Panos Georgiou. The Transonics interface stretches the limits of technology by systematically taking advantage of the fact that doctor- patient discourse is, by its nature, highly struc...

Not enough is known about treating malaria in pregnancy, researchers say

...at this review was unable to demonstrate any clear direction for policy," Orton says. One of the surprising findings of the study, according to the reviewers, was the lack of drug trials conducted in Africa, where malaria is endemic. According to Dr. Judith Robb-McCord of Roll Back Malaria, a World Health Orga...

Wife influences husband's marijuana use during first year of marriage

... other marijuana users. "We identified one direction of influence, that is, wives influenced their husbands' initiation of marijuana use, but husbands did not influence wives' use," Leonard noted. One potential explanation for this is that marriage alters the relationship dynamic in couples, pro...

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