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'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants

...rminals for dopamine so that now when your neurons fire to send a dopamine signal, they're actually also sending a little bit of a serotonin signal," Dani said. "This kind of interaction among neurotransmitter systems alters the timing of how these neurotransmitter systems act, and in that way, it certain...

Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized

...r, lead investigator for the agency's building and fire safety investigation into the WTC disaster. "While...cts of the investigation: analysis of building and fire codes and practices; occupant behavior, egress and emergency communications; and fire service techno...

Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise

...ets worse. Train wagons of fuel begin to burn, the fire spreading to pressurised tanks of liquefied gas un...orities, railway operator SNCF, local and regional fire services, the police and National Gendarmerie, the Ministry of the Interior and the French Army. Th...

Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows

...are happening all the time," he said. Neurons that fire regularly while learning to recognize a new person's face, for example, will form larger arbors with more connections that help retain that memory for the future. Likewise, neurons stimulated by engaging toys or experiences will probably create large...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...zone, seeing people wounded or killed, being under fire or being wounded, a POW or temporarily missing."...

NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training

A free interactive online training program for fire fighters and arson investigators that features fire research, video footage and expert analysis from the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...

Mayo Clinic creates 'Office of the Future'

...an idea with him, they both grab hockey sticks and fire rubber balls at a wall target as they talk. Dr. Levine says his NEAT office can be modified to any work need and easily constructed in a short time. He says the cost of the changeover will be paid many times over by the benefits of a healthier staff....

Enhancing innate immunity improves Crohn's disease symptoms

St. Louis, May 25, 2005 -- Like throwing oil on a fire or prescribing a high cholesterol diet for heart patients, gastroenterologists traditionally have believed that it would not be a good idea to stoke up the body's immune system to treat Crohn's disease. Most treatments for Crohn's, an autoimmune diso...

Evacuation not automatically best for health during chemical incidents

...ng and evacuation on the local population during a fire at a Devon plastics factory which resulted in haza...Other factors such as weather conditions, how the fire is being managed by emergency services, or the type of fire itself may make evacuation more appropr...

Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait

...tion for premature deaths from exposure to the oil fire smoke, medical treatment costs and costs of loss of well being due to PTSD, and medical treatment costs for mine and ordnance victims. In addition, Kuwait asked the UNCC for funding to support continued epidemiological and medical follow-up of the...

Understanding and diagnosing an inherited pain syndrome

... pain sensing neurons to become hyperexcitable and fire rapid bursts of signals at lower than normal stimulation. Hyperexcitability has long been considered a hallmark of painful neuropathies. Identification of mutations in a specific sodium channel in people with primary erythromelalgia suggests the po...

Tulane pioneers novel ovarian cancer treatment

...nstead of killing the tumor. So it's like friendly fire -- soldiers, instead of going out and shooting the enemy, shoot their own soldiers instead." In the journal Nature Medicine, Tulane scientists reported how Tregs impede the body's ability to fight ovarian cancer. The Tulane research team showed that...

Book 'Asbestos and Fire' explores risk trade-offs

... and evaluates the trade-offs between the risks of fire and those of asbestos. Maines writes that asbestos litigation has already exceeded some $40 billion in costs and that the industry could be looking at a potential $210 billion more. That's in addition to $50 billion spent on asbestos removal and rela...

Researchers pinpoint molecular basis for phantom pain

...s within the thalamus spontaneously and abnormally fire signals in the absence of any incoming signals fro...erament. They are hypersensitive and spontaneously fire signals at higher-than-normal rates, even in the absence of a painful stimulus," Hains said. The re...

Advances in brain imaging for epilepsy

...ing an epileptic seizure, nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses much faster than normal, often leading to loss of consciousness.and convulsions In a subset of cases, the seizures always begin the same, identifiable area of the brain, then spread to other areas. Surgery to remove the area whe...

Antipsychotic treatment of dementia leads to small increase in risk of death

..., we might be jumping from the frying pan into the fire without knowing it." What should be done with this information, then? "Clinicians and families can use this information to better and more cautiously judge the need for antipsychotics in dementia patients," Schneider says. "It would be good for us al...

Characteristic cardiac scar pattern predicts risk of fatal arrhythmias

...ve shown that only 5 percent of these devices ever fire to correct a heartbeat. The latest Hopkins findings, which appear in today's edition of the journal Circulation, are believed to be the first to search in the heart's architecture - rather than its pumping function and electrical signaling - and so f...

'Smart' buildings to guide future first responders

...rs is a lack of accurate information. Where is the fire within the building? How big is it? Are there flam...al and other sensors and video cameras directly to fire and police dispatchers who then can communicate detailed information about the scene to first respon...

Connective tissue cells from lungs fused with heart muscle to form biological pacemaker

...and effective biological pacemaker whose cells can fire on their own and naturally regulate the muscle's r... per second. "This shows that the fused cells can fire spontaneously, the hallmark of pacing cells." While electronic pacemakers work, they have limitation...

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

...e imitating and observing emotions. Mirror neurons fire when a person performs a goal-directed action and while he or she observes the same action performed by others. Neuroscientists believe this observation-execution matching system provides a neural mechanism by which others' actions, intentions and em...

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