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'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows

...hey already have the skills, so it's not a quantum leap by any stretch - if this were to be validated ultimately on a large-scale-for this to be implemented," said Kuo....

Charting our health by the stars

...or the observed associations, says Austin. Then we leap to conclusions, constructing reasons for why we saw the results we did. We did this study to prove a larger point the more we look for patterns, the more likely we are to find them, particularly when we dont begin with a particular question. Austi...

MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions

...MBRIDGE, Mass. (February 14, 2007) The ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound used to be the stuff of comic-book fantasy. Nathan Ball, a 23-year-old graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and this years winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, has invented a devi...

Physicists set 'speed limit' for future superconducting magnet

... superconductivity -- is required to make the huge leap from 21 Tesla to 30 Tesla," said William P. Halperin, John Evans Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, who led the team. "We have shown that Bi-2212 could be operated at the same temperature ...

Capture study shows safety of carotid stenting in 'real-world' setting

...among them: Could carotid stenting safely make the leap to "real-world," everyday use, or would the technique prove beneficial only in the hands of expert physicians" "The ability to transfer the technology to the community was successful," said Dr. William A. Gray, Director of Endovascular Services and...

Breast cancer drug receives FDA approval

...motherapy without Herceptin. "In terms of a single leap forward, this is probably the most dramatic we've had in a long time," Romond said. The study revealed the use of Herceptin in early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancer was effective. Herceptin was previously only used in late-stage breast cancer or c...

Kennedy Krieger awarded $9 million to study learning disabilities in growing ranks of adolescents

...t). While it is increasingly acknowledged that the leap from "bottom up" to "top down" skills is not automatic as once presumed, the roots of this problem remain largely a mystery. "The research in this area of learning disabilities is minimal, and the need for answers is urgent," explains Laurie Cutti...

Scientists find 'chemo brain' no figment of the imagination

...d lower resting metabolism displayed a substantial leap in activity when the patients were performing the memory exercise," said Silverman. "In effect, these women's brains were working harder than the control subjects' to recall the same information." Finally, the researchers discovered that women who u...

Hope for significant new diabetes treatment in Stanford discovery

..."This is a step in the right direction and a major leap forward, but now we need to take it into to humans," he said....

UTSA receives $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to support doctoral students in physics

... receive NSF Funding. "This NSF grant is a major leap for the UTSA physics program, and helps propel the College of Sciences as we continue to work toward premier research university status," said Rosalie Ambrosino, UTSA Provost. Sardar's students will study optical and laser materials and characterize...

Predicting an answer to the threat of flooding

...rmation on land use offers the prospect of a major leap forward in flood management. During his presentation at the BA Festival, Professor Pender will demonstrate some of the computer animations that his team has already developed, which show test applications of the systems to hypothetical flood scenario...

Nanowire arrays can detect signals along individual neurons

...re or detect neurotransmitters, the chemicals that leap synapses to carry electrical impulses from one neuron to another. "This work could have a revolutionary impact on science and technology," Lieber says. "It provides a powerful new approach for neuroscience to study and manipulate signal propagation...

Doctors treating pain from circumcision more seriously

...g the brief surgical procedure. "This is a large leap ahead in how physicians are trained to perform circumcisions, which at 1 million annually, is the most common surgical procedure," said Daniel Yawman, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong and Rochester General Hospit...

Smell of success for nanobiosensors

...bioelectronic sensors, he says, represent a 'major leap forward' in smell technology and a clear example of a biomimetic devices obtained by converging Nano-Bio-Info technologies. Several hundred different proteins, which the SPOT-NOSED researchers genetically copied from rats and grew in yeast, would be ...

H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight

...ses multiply rapidly in the respiratory system and leap to nearby people in the fine droplets of coughs or sneezes. This explains why yearly human flu epidemics can seem to explode out of nowhere and spread rapidly through a household and community before fading away. Moreover, the HA and NA proteins of t...

Study first to show potential of light-activated gene therapy for knee injuries

...e this area of research could represents a quantum leap from current treatments if successful because nothing out there yet brings about true regeneration of lost tissue."...

Spirited study aims to help older Australians

...50 years, the percentage of older Australians will leap from 12 per cent to almost a quarter of the population. Tending their spiritual needs will be just as important as maintaining their physical health," she says. "Pastoral care is often considered a low priority in Australia, largely because the benef...

Drug-eluting and absorbable stents push interventional frontiers

...ity Essen, Germany. "It represents a revolutionary leap forward in vascular interventional treatment." The new stent is made of a proprietary magnesium alloy that allows it to provide scaffolding to the vessel wall for approximately two months before being absorbed. It has intriguing potential advantages...

Chance, music, and the ear of the beholder

... or all tails and the boy will make a sudden large leap to the left or right. Many things in nature are pushed around, much like the boy in this game, by a combination of random influences, from dust grains in a drop of water pushed about by the collision with water molecules to flocks of animals roaming ...

New therapeutic target identified in inherited brain tumor disorder

... in preclinical studies, it will be a much smaller leap to using these compounds in patients with NF1," says senior investigator David H. Gutmann, M.D., Ph.D., the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and co-director of the neuro-oncology...

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