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Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says

...ey want to live asbrilliantnot as someone who ever makes mistakes," she said. "It really stunts their motivation. Parents and teachers say they now understand how to prevent thathow to work with low-achieving students to motivate them and high-achieving students to maximize their efforts." The point is to ...

Slow-release morphine reduces level of intractable cough

... investigators believe that the risk-benefit ratio makes low-dose morphine sulfate a credible therapeutic option for patients with chronic cough who fail other specific treatments....

Gene expression test reveals ER and HER-2 status of breast tumors

...le of a growth factor receptor known as HER-2 that makes a tumor vulnerable to a specific drug. The status ...were 90 percent accurate for both receptors, which makes them comparable to, if not better than, existing pathology tests. "This moves us closer to devel...

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

...lson-MIT Student Prize, has invented a device that makes the fantasy a reality. With the help of Balls ATLAS Powered Rope Ascender, a fully loaded firefighter could reach the top of a 30-story building in only 30 seconds, compared to the six minutes or more it often takes to trudge up stairs with 80 to 1...

Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers

...e beads contains a long-chain carbon molecule that makes the beads hydrophobic, meaning they repel water. The beads are dissolved in butanol and washed several times. Then the beads are counted and optical and magnetic nanocrystals are added to the suspension either simultaneously or sequentially. After...

New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots

...Ingelheim, a Germany based pharmaceutical company, makes long-term clot control easier. Deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism generally are treated with intravenous blood thinners; really big clots also may need a clot-buster like tPA, says Dr. Gossage, a principal investigator on the study. Blo...

Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes

...erarchical architecture of the visual cortex. What makes the Poggio lab's model so innovative and powerful is that, computationally speaking, it mimics the brain's own hierarchy. Specifically, the "layers" within the model replicate the way neurons process input and output stimuli according to neural reco...

Children who sleep less more likely to be overweight

...ild Development. "We found even an hour of sleep makes a big difference in weight status," said Snell, a Northwestern doctoral student in human development and social policy. "Sleeping an additional hour reduced young children's chance of being overweight from 36 percent to 30 percent, while it reduced o...

Cardiology Society recommends high standards for PCI performed without on-site surgical backup

...kup in the United States and other countries, SCAI makes specific recommendations for the highest standards of quality to ensure patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes. WHAT: International telebriefing on SCAIs expert consensus document titled, The Current Status and Future Direction of Percutane...

Study indicates different treatment may be needed for infection-related breathing problems

...cause, similar to how high cholesterol or diabetes makes people more vulnerable to heart attacks," Dr. Hardy said, pointing to a number of previous studies. "It's probably not the only thing, but it's one of them. In some people it might incite asthma or it might exacerbate it." Because the M. pneumoni...

U-M, Harvard team propose way to make the most of health dollars

... and treat them before they become cancer. ""It makes absolutely no sense to have the all patients pay the same for medical services that may have enormously different health effects. Costs should be lowest for those for whom the evidence of benefit is strongest and vice versa, with higher costs for se...

New research brings initial find of Alois Alzheimer to fore once again

...ar researcher and expert on the smooth muscle that makes up part of the arteries, to take a look. Miano recognized the group as genes that are all controlled by one of two master regulators of gene activity in smooth muscle cells. Those proteins, myocardin and SRF (serum response factor), are well known ...

Rapid flu tests may reduce threat of antibiotic resistance

..., says Falsey, because the over-use of antibiotics makes patients and the community more vulnerable to dangerous microbes resistant to most treatments. It's particularly important in hospitals, where people most prone to infection are treated. Yet, Falsey noted in the study that 61 percent of patients wh...

Aspirin saves lives of cancer patients suffering heart attacks, despite fears of bleeding

... allow the cancer to form new blood supplies which makes blood more susceptible to forming clots." Durand, a heart failure specialist, says. "There appears to be a platelet paradox suggesting that cancer may affect the mechanism of the way that blood clots, and from this analysis, we have found that the si...

Pacifier use assists in reducing the incidence of SIDS

...se who sleep without a pacifier. Pacifier sucking makes it possible for the infant to be aroused from a deep sleep that could result in the stopping of breathing. Pacifiers also increase sucking satisfaction and provide a source of comfort to infants." Parents should be aware of the effects of pacifier s...

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine from SAGE explores how lifestyle affects heart disease

...ludes that intervention from health care providers makes good sense, to help heart patients reduce the controllable CHD risk factors through proper lifestyle choices....

Leading European experts in magnetic resonance for animals

...esonance equipment used for clinical purposes, and makes it possible to carry out magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy on small animals. This will be the first equipment of its kind in Catalonia and the third in Spain. The equipment at the UAB will include an ultra-shielded and refrigerated supercon...

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

...aired or blind cats. During the surgery, Narfstrom makes two small cuts into the sclera, the outer wall of the eyeball. After removing the vitreous, which is the gelatinous fluid inside the back part of the eyeball, Narfstrom creates a small blister in the retina and a small opening, large enough for t...

Mayo Clinic shows adding activity to video games fights obesity

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- If playing video games makes kids less active -- and contributes to obesity -- why not create more video games that require activity? That's the question prompted by a Mayo Clinic research study published in the current issue of the medical journal Pediatrics. "We know if kids...

NYU Child Study Center expert offers tips to help curb teen binge drinking

...ly emphasize how alcohol clouds one's judgment and makes one more likely to be harmed in other ways....

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