Tag: "glimpse" at medical news

New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking

...nedy Kriegers Motion Analysis Laboratory provide a glimpse into the rehabilitative potential made possible through the pairing of our talented researchers and cutting-edge technologies. Past studies by Bastian and her colleagues have found that certain types of brain damage interfere with walking ability, ...

NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US

...nal Neuropsychological Society* contains the first glimpse of behavioral data covering IQ, motor dexterity, language, computation, and social skills collected from children ages 6 to 18. The study "will provide researchers with a reference point for how the normal brain develops, so that they can better ...

A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development

...prenatal exposure to toxic substances, providing a glimpse of how a healthy brain develops. "This report and many others that will follow provides a comprehensive set of benchmark values that clinicians and scientists studying brain development can reference for many years to come," said NIH Director El...

Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time

...the analyses of Bloomston et al provide an initial glimpse into the future of clinical oncology, they reflect the beginning of the continuum integrating discovery, development, regulatory review, and the evidence basis of medicine required to translate advanced technology into clinical practice, a framework ...

Computer scientist reveals the math and science behind blockbuster movies

...an Francisco, movie lovers get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the physics-based simulations that breathe life into fantasy. "It is an exhaustive task to prescribe the motion of every degree of freedom in a piece of clothing or a crashing wave," says Ron Fedkiw, an assistant professor of computer science at...

Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

...oviruses around the world, these results provide a glimpse of the massive economic benefits of global polio eradication." To date, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has succeeded in reducing the annual cases of paralytic polio from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to less than 2,000 cases in 2006. Th...

Involvement of the amygdala in systemic lupus erythematosus

...ti-NMDA receptor antibodies. These results offer a glimpse into the interaction between the immune system and the brain. A related perspective article by Betty Diamond and Bruce Volpe discusses the findings further. Citation: Emmer BJ, van der Grond G, Steup-Beekman GM, Huizinga TWJ, van Buchem MA (2006)...

Molecular structure reveals how botulinum toxin attaches to nerve cells

...rough two of these RCEs has provided a rare atomic glimpse of the initial step one of these toxins takes to gain entry into human neurons. In an advanced online publication of the journal Nature, the scientists show structurally how botulinum neurotoxin B (one of seven toxins the bacterium produces) recog...

Structure essential for brain remodeling identified

.... This technique, Ehlers said, enabled the team to glimpse inside the internal world of the neuron to see how the recycling endosomes responded when neurons were stimulated. When the scientists triggered the neurons, they saw the recycling endosomes, labeled with a green dye, streaming up and down the neur...

OSA 'Frontiers in Optics' annual meeting celebrates 90th anniversary of innovation in optics

...epth educational programming and offer attendees a glimpse of the latest optical technologies and products. WHAT: The Optical Society of America's Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics 2006 WHERE: Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, New York, USA WHEN: Sunday, October 8 Thursday, October 12 WHY ...

CIHR launches casebooks about Canadians turning research into action

... the health of Canadians. They also provide a rare glimpse behind the scenes, to show what works, and what doesn't work, in getting research evidence into practical use," said Dr. Morris Barer, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. The two knowledge translation cas...

Children in the South face higher health risks

...study reveals. "Hurricane Katrina gave the world a glimpse of the disparities in the South," says Jeffrey Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H., the study's lead author and an associate professor of community pediatrics at the UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville. "Our research documents just how profoundly these dispari...

NYU medical experts analyze subway injuries

A new survey of subway injuries provides a rare glimpse into what happens to people who are hit by oncoming trains. In New York City, where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that 7 million passengers ride the transit system daily, there is no publicly available record of such tragedies. NY...

Not so different after all: Mysterious eye cells adapt to light

...e changes in brightness, signals which allow us to glimpse a baseball streaking across the sky or a deer darting into a darkened road. But ipRGCs work differently. They send signals about overall brightness, telling the brain when it is night and when it is day. "These cells operate like a light meter on a c...

Depression linked to previously unknown dopamine regulator

...or Par-4 in the dopamine system and present a rare glimpse of molecular mechanisms behind clinical depression. "Current antidepression therapies are mostly based on the deficiency or imbalance of the serotonin and noradrenaline systems. Our study highlights the importance of the dopamine system, a less appre...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...ogram will present innovative studies that offer a glimpse into the array of research currently being done on the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Studies presented at the meeting explore topics such as the development of a hand-held device to allow for at-home screening for ...

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