Tag: "examine" at medical news
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
.... The new study is one of the largest ever done to examine
the merits of contingency management, a positive-reinforcement treatment method in which patients are given rewards for constructive actions taken towards their recovery, for treating addiction. "This type of behavior research will help us understan...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...ental biology meeting, is the first of its kind to examine
the effects of obesity on the immune response to infection with influenza. Nutrition doctoral student Alexia Smith and Dr. Melinda A. Beck, associate professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, led the research and reported the findings. "...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
... individuals in their research. They have begun to examine
the anatomical details of the brains of their participants, and preliminary findings show that some brain structures are smaller in the region known to control face recognition. Congenital prosopagnosia seems to run in families, which suggests a gene...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...agulant treatment. MDCT is now more widely used to examine
patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. It allows radiologists to see more of the arteries throughout the lungs, and to detect small clots in those arteries, said J. David Prologo, MD, chief radiology resident at University Hospitals of Cleveland...
Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy
...ms of axon guidance. His research will continue to examine
the hypothesis that the protein SMN (produced by the SMN1 gene) may play a role in the transport or translational regulation of ribonucleic acids (RNA) necessary for axon growth or guidance in motor neurons. To evaluate this hypothesis, he will test ...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...bjects were in the military, the researchers could examine
blood samples that were collected and stored in the Department of Defense's serum repository before the men had their heart attacks. They found that high levels of C. pneumoniae antibodies in blood were associated with the occurrence of heart attack....
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
...rvard Center for Botanical Lipids. The center will examine
biological mechanisms and clinical applications of...d Medical Center. At Wake Forest, one project will examine
how flaxseed oil may protect against atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...he National Institutes of Health. It also did not examine
the impact of other recent studies of potential toxicity or resistance buildup associated with the use of nevirapine either in short- or long-term treatment of HIV-infected individuals. Because of inconsistencies in and challenges to previous audits,...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
... Hong said. "More scientific research is needed to examine
the safety and effectiveness of alternative medicines, especially about possible interaction effects when they are used along with prescription drugs." Hong and her colleagues are working on a new study that will take a more comprehensive look at wha...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...further study. "Our next research will continue to examine
demonstrable benefits from exercise, in people at risk for heart disease," adds Stewart. "Further examination of the role of decreasing abdominal fat, which dropped nearly 20 percent in this study, and its link to lowering blood pressure, could also ...
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
... three-year, approximately $4-million program will examine
how virtual reality can be used by therapists to t...en at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii to examine
the effectiveness of using a virtual reality based cognitive behavioral treatment for U.S. warfighte...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...who are launching the first comprehensive study to examine
the relationship between religious attitudes and h...h functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to examine
spirituality and brain patterns. A study of young adults to explore their mental representation of...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...are from humans. The team also used the samples to examine
how microbial communities differ among locations within the intestine as well as among different people. "We were surprised at the degree to which an individual determines the particular picture of microbial diversity that we see," said Relman. "Vari...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...diate reinforcement. "Human studies might seek to examine
whether nicotine replacement products that help pe..." he added. King and her colleagues next plan to examine
what she calls "chipper" smokers, that is, nondependent smokers who smoke even less than the sample...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
...r treatments, scheduled for 2006, researchers will examine
the effects of anticancer therapies still in clinical trials that specifically target stomach cancer cells...
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...ublished studies considered in the Cochrane review examine
the drug's effect on mild cases of Alzheimer's dementia. Although it appears that researchers finished collecting data for one of the studies in 2003, "the lack of any substantive reference to it suggests that the results may be less favorable than ...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
... to toxic chemicals and this is the first study to examine
mercury exposure in the older U.S. population," said Megan Weil, MHS, lead author of the study and a PhD-candidate in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Weil explained that the Environmental Protectio...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...lth, Baltimore and colleagues conducted a study to examine
associations between mercury exposure and neurobeh...the researchers used multiple linear regression to examine
its associations with scores from 12 neurobehavioral tests. First-visit data were obtained in 2001-2...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
... that uses electrical current rather than X-ray to examine
breasts for cancer is under study at the Medical College of Georgia. MCG is one of some 20 centers across the world studying impedance scanning, a technique based on evidence that electrical current passes through cancerous tissue more easily than no...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...rchers placed each mouse in a Morris water maze to examine
how fast it could learn the location of a hidden platform and how long it retained this information. (This water maze task involves a small pool of water with a submerged platform that the mouse must learn how to find.) The animals that exercised lea...
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