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Study shows schizophrenia limits understanding of body language

...se emotions. Study participants also viewed still film clips of complex social scenes in which the actors... the overall mood of the people in the scene. "The film clip test showed that patients with schizophrenia have problems with both taking advantage of extra ...

NYAS Conference highlights latest advances in primary immunodeficiencies (SCID)

Thirty years ago, a film entitled "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" starred John Travolta as a child stricken with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) who lived in a plastic enclosure until his death. Until recently, a newborn diagnosed with SCID would not survive to his...

Mood affects young and old differently, study finds

...ween 59-80 years. Participants in the study viewed film clips designed to induce them into either a positive, negative or neutral mood. Once they completed a test that measured their mood, they were given a test to measure their attention to detail and working memory capacity. Finally, they were given an ...

Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña

...ek radar altimetry adds a new frame to the ongoing film being shot of the Pacific Ocean. Other satellite instrument types can gather additional detail on La Nia as it occurs: Envisat's Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) can measure sea surface temperature (SST) to an accuracy of 0.2 C while ...

Australian first to save sight

...plant on Thursday. There is also an opportunity to film an operation of a corneal transplant at the Eye and Ear hospital on Tuesday following the opening....

Researchers find effective, cheap treatment for cystic fibrosis lung disease

... cause of this disease. In healthy people, a thin film of water only five-to-10 microns thick coats and lubricates the open areas of the lungs, Boucher said. "Our studies demonstrate that CF lungs are missing this watery layer, and, hence, to treat the disease effectively, you have to re-hydrate CF airwa...

Comedy films boost blood flow to the heart

...r cent. The extent of the impact of watching a sad film was of the same magnitude as remembering episodes ... the authors, while the impact of watching a funny film was equivalent to a bout of aerobic exercise or starting on statin treatment....

Tiny self-assembling cubes could carry medicine, cell therapy

...niques used to make microelectronic circuits: thin film deposition, photolithography and electrodeposition. These methods produce a flat pattern of six squares, in a shape resembling a cross. Each square, made of copper or nickel, has small openings etched into it, so that it eventually will allow medicin...

NYU Child Study Center raises $4 million at eighth annual child advocacy award dinner

...utive officer of NBC Universal. "Andrew's Story" a film of a 15-year-old boy with Autism produced exclusively for the Child Study Center by Nathaniel Kahn, Oscar-nominated director of My Architect, was screened. The table centerpieces were designed and donated by artist Richard Tuttle, furthering his vis...

New technology may help radiologists find more breast cancers

...ital tomosynthesis shows promise over conventional film mammography as a more specific breast screening technique and a more accurate diagnostic technology, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The results of our preliminary trial...

AIUM to host annual convention

...d scientific, Meet-the-Professor, Just Images, and film panel sessions. The 2006 convention will also feature scientific poster exhibits, commercial exhibits, and Case-of-the-Day ultrasound challenges. Several hands-on scanning courses will also be offered, including musculoskeletal, vascular, and-- new t...

IOF agencies receive global recognition of osteoporosis campaigns

...osteoporosis fractures wrist, spine and hip. The film encourages people to take the IOF One Minute Osteo...ww.osteofound.org/osteoporosis/risk_test.html The film was directed by Naren Multani, one of India's leading film makers he won a One Show Pencil (Silver)...

Eighth annual NYU Child Study Center child advocacy award dinner

...nne Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks. A short film presentation produced exclusively for the Child Study Center by Nathaniel Kahn, Oscar-nominated director of My Architect, will be screened. Past honorees include Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Governor George E. Pataki; Whoopi Goldberg; Rudolph Guilian...

Exercise vital to build strong bones

...ika Ender has been produced by leading Miami-based film director Felipe Nino. Public Service Announcements Today IOF released a new series of eight Public Service Announcements in which world-famous personalities urged people to take charge of their own bone health and avoid osteoporosis: These celebrit...

UVa participates in landmark breast cancer screening trial

...significantly (up to 28%) more cancers than screen film mammography in women 50 and younger, premenopausal...women should not delay getting a mammogram if only film screen technology is available. Traditional film screen mammograms save lives as well." Digital mamm...

Digital mammography trial results announced

...esults from a large, clinical trial of digital vs. film mammography show no difference in detecting breast...50 may benefit from having a digital rather than a film mammogram. The results were reported September 16, 2005 in a special online publication of the New ...

Breast cancer screening trial shows digital mammogram benefits

...d more cancers up to 28 percent more than screen film mammography in women 50 and younger, premenopausal...l School, showed no difference between digital and film mammography in detecting breast cancer for the general population of women. The results are reported...

Does the workplace damage your brain?

.... David Lynch, Three-time Academy Award-nominated film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire (now filming). Chairman of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace....

Nanotechnology goes glam: Cosmetics advances, challenges discussed at ACS meeting

...e than 25 presentations, ranging from polymers and film ingredients to innovations in eye, hair and skin care, are highlighted in a special symposium, "Cosmetic Nanotechnology: Polymers and Colloids in Personal Care," during the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., ...

'I'm a Kid Too' project completes first phase

...t children were provided with children's oversized film cameras, while the older cohort was given digital cameras. Throughout the course of the eight week project professional photographers mentored the young people, helped them hone their image making skills, and guided them in crafting their own story. ...

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