Tag: "functional" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
..., 2005 Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in functional
fatty acid research and development, today announced that it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 31, 2005 to market lubiprostone, a novel compound with a unique mechanism of acti...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...side. The researchers also have discovered through functional
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans that, contrary to their expectations, the regions of the brain that are activated when normal individuals perceive and recognize faces also are activated in individuals with congenital prosopagnosia (CP). Behrm...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
... socioeconomic, and behavioral that contribute to functional
decline in arthritis patients. Toward this goal, ...e, nearly 20 percent of the subjects reported some functional
limitation. The research team evaluated all participants for a wide range of risk factors, includin...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...he connection is at the centromere, a chromosome's functional
hub. The chromosomes' connection allows the cell to move them together, ensuring that the two copies are lined up together at the center of the dividing cell. Once lined up, tiny molecular "motors" attach to the centromere of each copy and pull the o...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...ation, synthesis, manipulation, and application of functional
materials, devices, and systems through control of matter at the nanometer scale (one nanometer being equal to 1 x 10-9 of a meter), and the exploitation of novel phenomena and properties of matter at that scale. When matter is manipulated at the tin...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...search projects: A study of young adults, with functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to examine spirituality and brain patterns. A study of young adults to explore their mental representation of God. They will be asked a range of questions including whether they communicate with a higher being, f...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...in might have a neuroprotective effect and improve functional
recovery in rats following an intracerebral hemorr...ats also showed greater recovery in behavioral and functional
tests. "Our result suggests that erythropoietin could be a novel drug for treatment of hemorrhagic s...
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
...en who had normal reading capabilities showed, via functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans taken in real time, that the brains of the dyslexic children "rewired" themselves during the training, and areas that previously had been inert "lit up" as they were accessed. The brains of the dyslexic childre...
The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters
...ientists, in view of the extraordinary progress of functional
imaging techniques, that combine temporal and spatial resolution to provide an accurate analysis of the elaboration processes involved in music. Also of great interest are the sessions focusing on the impact of music on education processes, and deve...
Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma
...1,634 were removed (40.7 percent) for aesthetic or functional
reasons, 535 (13.3 percent) "only to reassure the patient", 1,199 (29.7 percent) because the dermatologist considered them suspicious and 869 (21.5 percent) because the dermatologist thought they might be precursors to melanoma. These different reaso...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...months, patients given memantine had slightly less functional
and cognitive deterioration and were less likely to have become agitated. However, for patients who had already developed agitation, evidence of any effect of the drug was absent. It was impossible to say anything definite about whether memantine is ...
Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect
...helter pose a number of considerable ergonomic and functional
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...cooling phase and has the potential to improve the functional
outcome of young patients. Therefore, it was deter...nd during hospitalization, the study also assessed functional
and cognitive outcome in these children with severe traumatic brain injury. After severe TBI, 48 chi...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30 Some structural and functional
measures of cardiovascular disease risk may improve by the eighth week of a diet and exercise regimen, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Sixth Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolo...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...occupational therapy practitioners can address the functional
needs of individuals with visual impairment. Multi-disciplinary presenters will discuss "illuminating" new research on lighting in the home. Addressing the Fear and Realities of Falling A person's daily activities can become limited by fall-related...
Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death
...es of issues: illness-related experience (fatigue, functional
loss, or discomfort), loss of sense of self or identity, and fears about the future (deterioration). None of the patients seemed to be seriously depressed when they planned the assisted suicide. The motivations expressed are similar to those of other...
Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say
... and the University of Cologne, Germany, have used functional
imaging of the brain to determine that in patients...nd had the subjects fill out questionnaires. Using functional
MRI (fMRI) scans, researchers compared the subjects' magnitude of pain, experimental pain sensitivit...
Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies
... ability of these mice to support development of a functional
human immune system should also facilitate the tes...he failure of the engrafted cells to produce fully functional
immune cells. Engraftment is the process in which stem cells infused into the body are accepted, aft...
Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds
...ition to aesthetic benefits, arm lifts can provide functional
benefits for some patients. Dr. Knoetgen explains that in massive weight loss patients, an arm lift can help treat rashes that have developed due to excess upper arm skin sticking to the skin of the armpit and chest. It may also improve ability to ex...
Is the vaccine industry ailing?
...vaccines. That program, Dr. Offit notes, creates a functional
cap on vaccine prices, and also shrinks the private market--which today is mostly insurance companies. Insurance companies, for their part, often provide low or inconsistent reimbursement to physicians for vaccines. Neither insurance companies nor t...
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