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Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students

...tract reasoning, inhibiting or delaying responses, initiating behavior, doing two things at once, and shifting between two activities in a flexible way," she said. "There are not a lot of studies that focus on the effects of heavy alcohol use in people who are not addicted to alcohol," said Goudriaan. "Howe...

Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans

...ch in diameter rather than half an inch would mean initiating treatment when the disease mass is eight times smaller by volume. Frisch, Chen and physicist Karen Byrum of Argonne National Laboratory are pursuing the joint effort with initial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne and the Un...

Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure

...ondria - the powerhouses of cells - a key event in initiating cellular self-destruction. "This gives us a window of opportunity to treat patients and still prevent cells from undergoing programmed cell death," said Richard Hotchkiss, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, medicine and surgery. "We have a lot more w...

Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence

...infrequent, so clinicians need to take the lead in initiating this discussion. Screening for teen dating violence is everyone's job, says Brown; Teens may not volunteer about an abusive relationship for a variety of reasons, one of them being that they may not even recognize behavior in a partner as aggressive ...

Study describes action of estrogen in protecting bone

...tioner caspase, caspase-3 is the central player in initiating the process of apoptosis, or programmed cell death of osteoblasts, the bone cells that aid in the growth and development of new bone and teeth. Results of the study will be presented tomorrow (Friday, March 23) at the International Association of ...

MGH research award helps women establish scientific careers

...ram that provides modest research funding to women initiating careers in medical research has produced significant results in helping recipients both stay in academic research and establish groundwork for securing future research funding. In the Feb. 27 Archives of Internal Medicine, a team from the Office of ...

CRP liver protein induces hypertension, UT Southwestern researchers have found

...in II. Also, the researchers discovered that the initiating mechanism is a lack of the key signaling molecule nitric oxide in the artery wall, which has multiple beneficial roles in the cardiovascular system, as well as made a connection between nitric oxide and the proteins responsible for angiotensin II act...

Sleep disturbances, nightmares are common among suicide attempters: Journal Sleep

...bance. The most common complaint was difficulties initiating sleep (73 percent), followed by difficulties maintaining sleep (69 percent), nightmares (66 percent) and early morning awakening (58 percent). Nightmares were associated with a five-fold increase in risk for high suicidality. "Our finding of an a...

Tibotec Therapeutics announces start of largest US study on HIV treatment in women

... The following points should be considered when initiating therapy with PREZISTA/rtv: Treatment history and, when available, genotypic or phenotypic testing should guide the use of PREZISTA/rtv. The use of other active agents with PREZISTA/rtv is associated with a greater likelihood of treatment response. ...

Ground movement risks identified by Terrafirma

...ast-southeast of Istanbul, had a magnitude of 7.6, initiating efforts to assess the risk in urban areas. The new PSI studies have yielded a subsidence map giving first-hand evidence of the high degree of spatial variability of the ground conditions throughout Istanbul's urban area, and have contributed to a re-...

Women on oxygen therapy for COPD more likely to die than men

...d a 54 percent increase in the risk of death after initiating long-term oxygen therapy compared with the men," said Dr. Machado. The primary risk factor for developing COPD is smoking. The illness is characterized by chronic bronchitis and severe emphysema, which frequently co-exist, obstructing airflow to th...

When preventing pre-eclampsia, a little carbon monoxide goes a long way

..., they are released into the maternal circulation, initiating a cascade of inflammation that can damage maternal organs. Interestingly, mothers who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy have a 33% decreased risk of developing pre-eclampsia compared to nonsmokers. New research questions whether the carbon monoxide...

Solution to bacterial mystery promises new drugs

... the most widely distributed bacterial pathway for initiating the production of phospholipids," explained the study's first author, Ying-Jie Lu, Ph.D., of the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases. "It turns out that E. coli is more of an oddball rather than in the mainstream when it comes to how it makes ...

Researchers identify gene as protector of DNA, enemy of tumors

...protects the human genome by detecting DNA damage, initiating repair and halting division of the damaged cell so that it does not replicate. In a series of laboratory experiments, Lin and colleagues show that BRIT1 activates two of these checkpoint pathways. The ATM pathway springs into action in response to ...

Keep the baby, toss the bathwater: How kidneys retain proteins, discard waste

...age in structures beyond the membrane, potentially initiating a series of chain reactions that lead to kidney failure. They are also hoping to learn more about the kidneys' capabilities for resorption of proteins that have leaked into the urine. ...

Biomarker reduces length of antibiotic treatment

...ll ultimately die." For bacterial CAP, promptly initiating antibiotic therapy is commonly considered the key to survival, he added, "as a delay of more than 4 hours can be associated with increased mortality." Yet, within the two study groups, doctors withheld antibiotics upon admission to the hospital in...

AIDS drugs have saved 3 million years of life in the US

...0 years of life. The model projected that a person initiating HIV therapy in 2003 could expect to live more than 13 years longer than if he or she had been diagnosed in 1988. The paper by Drs. Walensky and Freedberg, of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School Center for AIDS Research, and...

Early treatment favored for multiple sclerosis

...S Society's Medical Advisory Board recommends that initiating MS therapy with an immunomodulating drug (such as FDA-approved interferons or glatiramer acetate) should be considered as soon as possible following a definite diagnosis of MS with a relapsing course, and for selected patients with a first attack who...

Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity

...stop-go' funding culture prohibits scientists from initiating new ideas, choosing research projects that contrast with funders' priorities, and recruiting and retaining qualified staff. Conversely, the study found that 90% of respondents reported access to publishers' online content had increased their produc...

Summer sun safety

... causing melanoma. "Regardless, the sun acts as an initiating and promoting agent in causing melanoma, and causes immunosuppression," noted Dr. Shim. With summer quickly approaching, it's necessary to protect yourself by using sunscreen and sun protective measures to prevent melanoma, and other skin cancers, d...

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