Tag: "language" at medical news
Database of cancer records now available for research
... users to pose complex clinical queries in natural language
and receive answers in plain English text or simple tables and graphs. Users no longer need to learn "computer-speak" to communicate with an electronic database. CLEF's future work includes extending its database and refining its use of knowledge re...
Psychologists find more sensitive tests for predicting Alzheimer's as well as changes in cognition
...pen early in the disease, before the appearance of language
and visuospatial problems. Problems with attentio...ault pathway for processing information, which for language
would be the left side of the brain. In other words, these patients had a harder time switching the...
Post-stroke tests not used often enough, especially in women
...luding paralysis of one side of the body), speech, language
abilities, facial muscles, vision and dizziness. Currently, the U-M team is conducting an in-depth prospective study of stroke symptoms, treatment and outcomes among patients treated at U-M hospitals, looking for any gender differences. The BASIC st...
Shift in brain's language-control site offers rehab hope
...ave found that the site in the brain that controls language
in right-handed people shifts with aging--a discov...he journal Human Brain Mapping. While the site of language
activity in right-handed people is originally the left side of the brain, the researchers report, st...
AIDS inflicts specific pattern of brain damage, reveals UCLA/Pittsburgh imaging study
...icted by AIDS on brain regions that control motor, language
and sensory functions. High-resolution 3-D color ... that AIDS consistently injured the brain's motor, language
and judgment centers, but left other areas alone. Specific patterns of tissue damage directly corre...
Old mystery solved, revealing origin of regulatory T cells that 'police' and protect the body
... to protect itself, and once we know the molecular language
by which Hassall's corpuscles and dendritic cells induce regulatory T cells, then we might understand how tumor cells also do this," he says....
Low-echo choir, frog voice recognition, acoustic fire extinguisher
...g. The following text lists some examples of lay language
papers and additional meeting topics. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FULL LAYPAPER MENU http://www.acoustics.org/press/150th/lay_lang.html SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS: What ...
Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis
...oy her normal daily activities, like teaching sign language
and playing with her four-year-old son. Camryn's rheumatologist also is managing her treatment process closely to ensure she does not endure additional joint destruction. "Rheumatoid arthritis requires early and aggressive treatment to relieve the p...
Pediatricians ignore screenings that flag hearing problems in children, new SLU research finds
...hey need. "At 4 years, they'll start to have some language
delays that some people argue are not reversible," Halloran says. "A mild speech delay will be overlooked until they get into kindergarten. And even with severe hearing loss, huge improvements can be made with hearing aids." While the study was condu...
Monkey math machinery is like humans'
...at randomized positions. However, instead of using language
to instruct the monkeys to "choose larger" or "cho...eld insight into the role or lack of a role that language
plays in the process. "The ability to use language
is obviously one of the major differences in the ...
Single-visit program for cervical cancer screening increases rate of follow-up, treatment
... lack of health insurance, limited transportation, language
difficulties, lack of child care and lack of telephone access. The researchers believe that the usual approach to cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and management accentuates some of these barriers because it is cumbersome and expensive, ordinari...
Young cancer researchers honored
...fferent pathways work together to create a code or language
that tells cells how to behave," said Dr. Wrana. "What is really important from a cancer perspective is not just the individual pathways but how the interaction of these pathways leads to cancer. This transformation becomes very complex as the cancer...
New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity
...in assessment requires levels of communication and language
comprehension that people with advanced dementia, by definition, do not have." The Saint Louis University research team included Raymond C. Tait, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, and Bonnie Harman, Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of nursing. The t...
Imaging shows similarities in brains of marijuana smokers, schizophrenics
...ay, which is associated with the higher aspects of language
and auditory functions. "Because this language/aud... revealed no abnormal developmental changes in the language
pathway in the healthy adolescents, but showed abnormalities in both the marijuana users and schizop...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...stations in the brain and the long-term effects on language
learning that can result," adds Ryugo, a professor...m to diminish the chances of restoring hearing and language
skills over time. Future experiments will evaluate brain changes that occur when an animal grows up...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
... the time of the study, they could perceive spoken language
and communicate verbally. All of the children could read lips, but until they received hearing input from their implants they could not make the connection between lip movement and sound. The only kids who fully merged the visual and auditory effects...
Effective hospital patient 'handoffs' require better training for physicians
...records can facilitate face-to-face handoffs. Body language
and other crucial factors are lost when the handoff is done over the phone and a written handoff may be difficult to read -- doctors have notoriously poor penmanship -- errors especially in numbers or decimal places are easy to make, and written not...
Age does not predict hearing outcomes for elderly recipients of cochlear implants
..., demonstrating that residual hearing capacity and language
abilities may hold the key to postoperative success in the elderly cochlear implant recipient." "Elderly patients should therefore not be discriminated against in assessments for cochlear implant candidacy," they conclude....
UCI wins $2.4 million grant to study how brain understands language
... in this research that may one day help those with language
disorders caused by stroke, Alzheimer's disease an...f humans to turn these sound waves into meaningful language
is a complex task, one that we have not managed to replicate yet with computer voice recognition sys...
State board-disciplined physicians more likely to have shown unprofessional behavior in med school
...uld be reviewed to make sure they contain explicit language
about professional behavior and that professionalism should be an important part of the curriculum. It also recommends that standardized methods should be implemented for both assessing the personal qualities of medical school applicants and predicti...
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