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Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine

...'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 those in published studies," McShane says. Dementia researchers caution that the drug does not protect b...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic glitch in the heart's electrical system

...oating facedown in the swimming pool. She had just finished swimming four laps. Efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. Another case involved a young boy who failed to surface immediately after diving in the water at a lake. Efforts to resuscitate him also were unsuccessful. Akin to the investigators on...

Cancer like colonisation for Aboriginal women

...an academic from The University of Queensland, has finished her PhD study: Cultural Strength and social needs of Aboriginal women with cancer: Take away the cancer but leave me whole, through UQ's School of Population Health . She spent three months living at two remote Queensland Aboriginal communities for...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...ample: The reaction time of residents who had just finished a month of heavy work schedules was 7 percent slower and they committed 40 percent more errors than when they were on a month of light schedules, On a driving simulator, they had more difficulty maintaining a consistent lane position and a constant s...

New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds

... "I won't say it wasn't painful," said Holmes, who finished the marathon in seven hours and 13 minutes, mostly walking, "but it doesn't compare to some of the things I went through having cancer."...

Intake of dietary copper helps Alzheimer's patients

...ase for all patients. At present, 15 patients have finished the double-blind phase. The copper medication is well tolerated. Alzheimer is characterized by the presence of amyloid plaques, which are composed primarily of A peptide. A is produced within neurons and is liberated from the larger amyloid protein...

Side-effects cause some breast cancer patients to skip hormone treatment

...lushes and night sweats when they thought they had finished with them. For pre-menopausal women, possibly taking hormone tablets, who have also been hit by chemotherapy, the sudden onset of menopausal hot flushes and night sweats is a devastating assault on their well-being." She said that much more attention...

People eat more stale popcorn if served in a big bucket

...erent-sized bags of M&Ms that were too large to be finished while watching a videotape; those given larger bags ate twice as much as those with smaller bags. In another similar 2001 study of popcorn and moviegoers, Wansink found that people not only significantly underestimate the calorie content of what they...

Brain processing of speech sounds is different in some southern English speakers

...t in dialects of the same language." After Conrey finished her thesis and graduated from Rice in 2002, she continued her research in Potts' lab to acquire more data for the study and then submitted the paper to the journal Brain and Language, which published it last August. "The methods used for this study a...

Keeping patients from falling through the medical-imaging cracks

...esident who ordered the scan originally might have finished his or her rotation in the hospital by the time the scan results came back, and the resident's replacement might not immediately process the report. Or, they say, the report might just simply get lost in the "crush of clinical information" that bomba...

M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity

...does not require manufacturers to submit an entire finished game prior to assigning the age-based rating and the content descriptors. Without that requirement, the ESRB is unable to play the games before rating them. Given the high prevalence of unlabeled content, we encourage the ESRB to make playing the gam...

A new math model finds that the cochlea's spiral shape enhances low frequencies

...d in studying the cochlea inadvertently. After she finished her doctoral degree from the University of Washington, she was looking for work. At NIH, Chadwick was looking for someone with computer skills. He saw her website, was impressed by the computer model of blood vessel formation that she had created and...

Lilly Foundation gift to Indiana University Cancer Center

...ility built since 2000 by the medical school. When finished in 2008, it will house researchers focusing on the biology and chemistry of cancer, as well as other health issues....

Students' device may improve chest closure after heart surgery

... project's sponsor, watched a demonstration of the finished prototype and walked away impressed. "I think it was a great learning experience for the students," said Lloyd, who earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins in 1994....

Be warned

...Environmental Protection Agency, Sheridan recently finished conducting a study on how effectively heat warning systems have been implemented in four cities for which he developed heat warning systems, including Dayton, Ohio, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Toronto, Ontario. Sheridan surveyed residents 65 and ol...

Grueling four-day race becomes Stanford lab for cardiac experiments

... but only about half of the original entrants ever finished the race. Dubbed one of the toughest athletic even...sts determined that the hearts of the athletes who finished the competition pumped 10 percent less blood at the end of the race compared with the amount pumped ...

Surgical instruments may not be fair trade

...ion methods with most instruments manufactured and finished by hand, so production is more labour intensive, employing 50,000 people (7,700 of whom are children aged from 7 and older) to supply a fifth of the world's surgical instruments. Many firms in Sialkot sub-contact the initial production of these ins...

Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders

..., food-grade painted wood, rubber, tile, concrete, finished wood, and plastic. The study involved six teams, including four National Guard Civil Support Teams, the Navy's Chemical Biological Incidence Response Force (CBIRF) as well as a hazmat team from the Florida Hazard Materials Response Unit. Team mem...

Clean water project hit by funding drought

...available for research and for the distribution of finished products but unfortunately we fall in a no-man's land between the two.' 'Ceramic water filters offer great potential for reducing the pathogen intake by people with low quality drinking water, and are therefore one of the most promising options to ...

Scientists find 'chemo brain' no figment of the imagination

...patients' resting brain metabolism after the women finished the exercises. "The PET scans show a link between chemo-brain symptoms and lower metabolism in a key region of the frontal cortex," explained Silverman, a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We found that the lower the patient's ...

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(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent ... mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. , ... Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the Relevant ... general technical report published by the U.S. Forest Service,s ... a request from managers for a synthesis of the ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything but ... by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite ... form and are regarded as the sole possibility ... quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor ... novel form of agriculture and forestry. After all, ...
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