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New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%

...r by increasing the table increment. However, each manipulation is associated with some compromise in image quality and, potentially, diagnostic information," said Dr. Parker. According to the researchers, their radiation-absorbing, lead-free breast shield, which simply drapes across the patient, is lightweight...

Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps

...y to becoming blood cells. Without any chemical manipulation or stimulation, the clusters of human stem cells first became colonies of cells that can produce endothelium, or the tissue that makes up the circulatory system. These colonies can then also form the precursors of blood cells, in a structure similar ...

Penn study finds direct role for glial cells in brain cross-talk

...step is to study the behavior of these mice during manipulation of adenosine levels in the brain," says Haydon. The study was a collaboration between Haydon and Stephen Moss at Penn and Ken McCarthy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The lead author was Olivier Pascual, a post-doctoral fellow in Penn's ...

New ASU center will assess societal implications of nanotechnology

... change the world," he said. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of molecular-sized materials to create new products and processes. It encompasses contributions from fields such as physics, chemistry and biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering, with potential applications in areas as diverse as drug deliv...

Is complementary medicine cost effective?

...one of acupuncture for headache and four of spinal manipulation for back pain. They conclude that these treatments represent an additional cost to usual care with questionable clinical benefit. In an accompanying editorial, two senior doctors and general practice researchers suggest that complementary medicine sh...

Cincinnati Children's scientist wins achievement award for advances in heart disease research

...sts can study the consequences of a single genetic manipulation at the molecular, biochemical, cytological and physiologic levels. "In a remarkable series of experiments, Dr. Robbins has made monumental strides toward solving mysteries shrouding the intricate structure of the heart by unlocking the hidden genetic...

Pay cuts lead to worker insomnia, but supervisor training helps

... emotional support, and how to avoid intimidation, manipulation and degradation. He also explained the importance of providing thorough, accurate and complete explanations of key decisions, and the importance of being accessible to discuss issues with employees. "Everyone I know in management agrees these types ...

Researchers break chain of biochemical events that brain cancer cells use to evade therapy

...unitz Neurosurgical Institute and are based on the manipulation of a series of intricate biochemical events taking place within brain tumor cells. "We have described and are exploiting a biochemical pathway to make brain cancers much more sensitive to common therapeutic agents that cause a natural process of cell...

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

...ee-dimensional imaging and eliminates the inverted manipulation of instruments usually required in laparoscopic procedures. "The buzzword is 'more precise than humanly possible.' That's the rationale for this technology," said Dr. Daniel Scott, director of the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery a...

Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears

...nts, reveals in detail how the brain responds to a manipulation intended to mitigate an unpleasant experience. "There is a potent impact to expectancy," says Nitschke, who, with his colleagues, exposed 43 undergraduate subjects to potions of quinine, sugar water or distilled water while undergoing magnetic resona...

Minimally invasive approach can work for many thyroid patients

...removed through a small opening, even with careful manipulation of the gland that typically remains pliable when diseased. In Dr. Terris' practice, about 30 percent of patients need this approach using a larger incision and moving aside underlying muscle to remove the thyroid. With one type of minimally invasive...

Magnetically guided catheter zaps atrial fibrillation

...order, but the current strategy of manual catheter manipulation is highly operator-dependent, with a long and variable learning curve and a great potential for both inefficacy and complications in inexperienced hands. Robotic navigation may increase the ability of inexperienced operators to perform this procedure...

JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006

...injuries." TITLE: Neotendon formation induced by manipulation of the Smad8 signaling pathway in mesenchymal stem cells AUTHOR CONTACT: Dan Gazit Hebrew UniversityHadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Phone: 972-2-6757627; Fax: 972-2-6757628; E-mail: dgaz@cc.huji.ac.il View the PDF of this article at:...

JCI table of contents: May 4, 2006

...t CEACAM1 could be a future target for therapeutic manipulation of angiogenesis in disease states. TITLE: Carcinoembryonic antigenrelated cell adhesion molecule 1 modulates vascular remodeling in vitro and in vivo AUTHOR CONTACT: Christoph Wagener University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Pho...

'Bubble Bassets' cured of genetic disorder by in-vivo gene therapy technique

...ells harvested from the patient. In addition, the manipulation and culturing of the cells outside the body may al...g any potential detrimental effects of the ex-vivo manipulation and culture of cells that is required by current clinical gene therapy protocols," Felsburg said. "...

The Public Library of Science launches the new open access journal PLoS Clinical Trials

...l data as a safeguard against bias, preventing the manipulation of trial evidence. Citation: Smith R, Roberts I (2006) Patient Safety Requires a New Way to Publish Clinical Trials. PLoS Clin Trials 1(1): e6. PRESS ONLY PREVIEW OF THE ARTICLE: http://www.plos.org/press/pctr-01-01-smith.pdf PLEASE ADD TH...

More effective reporting needed on spinal manipulation in children

Few serious harmful events stemming from spinal manipulation in children have been reported compared to the num...how many millions of children have received spinal manipulation in the same time period," said study co-author Dr. Sunita Vohra, associate professor of pediatrics a...

Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks

...l phones because the conversation itself not just manipulation of a handheld phone distracts drivers from road conditions. Human Factors Editor Nancy J. Cooke praised the study: "Although we all have our suspicions about the dangers of cell phone use while driving, human factors research on driver safety helps...

Making heart surgery intervention safer

...vity by low temperature. But carrying out surgical manipulation on a beating heart can lead to other problems if blood supply to the heart tissue itself is obstructed. Three simultaneous techniques The VIACORTIS project has developed three techniques which can be used side by side to give detailed informati...

Migraine treatment and prevention in women

...strual migraines also may be managed with hormonal manipulation using oral contraceptives. However, reviewers emph... women with migraines. Studies found that hormonal manipulation and long cycle usage of low-dose oral contraceptives have been useful in managing these migraines. ...

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