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Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun

...osthesis an artificial leg from 300BC by several hundred years. Jacky Finch, who is carrying out the study at Manchesters KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, is recruiting volunteers whose right big toe has been lost in order to test an exact replica of the artificial toe. A model of a second false E...

European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano

...he edges of the Pacific Ocean, and has more than a hundred active volcanoes within its territory. The majority of the 1500 active volcanoes on the Earth's surface, of which around 50 erupt each year, are located along the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'. At least 500 million people live close to an active volcano....

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

...he Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. One hundred primary care physicians in the Rochester region agreed to participate, consenting to two unannounced and secretly recorded visits by people trained to portray specific patient roles. The project produced 193 recorded first-time patient visits to pr...

Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions

...le than the general U.S. adult population. Two hundred eligible patients completed the initial survey regarding their perception on pill splitting, Of them, 111 patients agreed to participate in a 6-month trial of pill splitting in which half were randomized to receive a financial incentive of 50 percent...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...omparing two different chemotherapy regimens. One hundred and seventy patients (92 percent) had evidence of HBV infection. Of these, 125 had sera available to determine HBV DNA levels and were included in the study. For each patient, the researchers measured the level of HBV DNA in the blood before the st...

Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration

...t is permanent sensory and motor paralysis. A few hundred thousand people suffer from this debilitating condition annually in the US. Currently, the most successful form of treatment is to take a section of healthy nerve (autograft) from another part of the patient's body to bridge the damaged one. This a...

Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently

...mon in abused children under the age of 4. Fifteen hundred children a year in U.S. are killed because of traumatic brain injury and those who survive are often devastated. It is impossible to do randomized controlled studies of abusive head trauma but researchers need to develop improved tools to correctly...

New research helps overcome major CPAP problem

...h successfully conducted the trial in Sydney. One hundred participants were randomly assigned to either a treatment as usual (TAU) group or to the CBT group. The intervention required participants to attend two one-hour sessions in addition to the usual treatment. It included a 15-minute video presentat...

Widowhood's economic consequences harshest on minority women

... retirement. They drew from a sample of over 4,500 hundred women between ages 51 and older. The study looked specifically at Black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White women. The findings show that although non-Hispanic white women had more initial wealth than their Black or Hispanic counterparts, widowhood ...

Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise

WASHINGTON -- For almost one hundred years the brains central command system whose charge includes controlling the bodys cardiorespiratory response to exercise has been pursued. Animal experiments and functional imaging studies have provided clues to the location of this system, but t...

Research could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease

...his work in 2000 and prepared and examined several hundred molecules, we now have one with great clinical potential," Ghosh said. Research into memapsin 2 faced a setback when memapsin 1, an enzyme very similar in structure, was discovered. Unlike memapsin 2, memapsin1 is involved in many important biologi...

The root of dyscalculia found

...tal lobes were effectively knocked out for several hundred milliseconds. We found that stimulation to this br...ally larger. The effect of TMS lasted only a few hundred milliseconds in the subjects and was brought on just at the point when the subject had to evaluate t...

Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities

...ry conditions, they're going to be able to treat a hundred people well and not treat 99,900 people," Dallas said. "So we've got to change those gears." On April 19, Dallas will address the United Nations for the second time in as many years. He will discuss options for repairing the crumbling sarcophagus s...

Rare cell prevents rampant brain activity

... in check. The human brain consists of around a hundred million nerve cells linked together by around ten billion contact junctions called synapses. The activity of this extremely complex network is regulated through a dynamic balance between excitatory signals, which are transmitted by one type of synaps...

Study links attempted suicide with genetic evidence identified in previous suicide research

... degree of intent of the most serious attempt. One hundred fifty-four subjects said they had attempted suicide, and 122 stated that they had definite intent. For the purpose of this study, the latter were considered to have a history of attempted suicide. Data for all 417 subjects was entered into a comput...

BC physicists transmit visible light through miniature cable

...nometers. By comparison, the human hair is several hundred times wider. The physicists designed their nanocoax so that the center wire protruded at one end, forming a light antenna. The other end was blunt, allowing the scientists to measure the light received by the antenna and transmitted through the medi...

Prenatal multivitamins for undernourished women may reduce risk of low birth weight

...l between May 1, 2002, and April 30, 2003. One hundred and one of the women were randomly assigned to take a placebo tablet containing only calcium, and the other 99 received a tablet containing a mix of 29 micronutrients and were instructed to take it daily. Both groups were given iron and folic acid s...

New study finds treatment with certain anti-hypertensive drugs may reduce Alzheimer's disease

... treatments for Alzheimers disease. Among several hundred drugs that were identified in Dr. Pasinettis laboratory as having promise in preventing beta-amyloid build-up, seven of the drugs are commonly prescribed to treat hypertension. This recent, promising evidence indicates that cardiovascular anti-hypert...

OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened

... to examine the entire upper digestive tract. One hundred thirty-four men and women with long-standing histories of GERD symptoms and acid-reducing medication use were enrolled in this randomized, cross-over trial. Ninety-eight percent of subjects successfully completed unsedated small-caliber endoscopy (sk...

Recording neo-natal consultations is helpful to parents

...tween mothers and their neo-natal consultants. Two hundred mothers with babies in NICU were put into two groups the first had their consultation recorded and were given a copy of the recording. The second the control group did not receive a recording. After ten days, and again at four months, the resear...

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(Date:8/22/2014)... the 29th Annual International Papillomavirus Conference shows that ... combats three types of human papillomavirus, including the ... cancer. , When tested in several cultured human ... HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according to Louise T. ... the findings at the Seattle conference. The National ...
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