Tag: "movement" at medical news
Cognitive impairment appears to be common in ALS patients
...lving the motor neurons, which control muscles and movement
in the body, but new evidence suggests it also may have an impact on cognition (thinking, learning and memory), according to background information in the article. Previous research has estimated that anywhere from 2 to 52 percent of patients with A...
Braces align crooked teeth and boost self-esteem
...y of the case and what needs to be achieved in the movement
of the patient's teeth. A palatal expander is often used in cases where the upper arch isn't spreading as wide as it needs to, says Dr. Richeson, and such an appliance is utilized to expand that arch. The palatal expander is best used while a child i...
How the brain sees people in motion
...showing them only "point-light" animation of human movement
such as jumping or throwing. These animations cons...man body . . . are selectively activated by sparse movement
patterns that induce the percept of a person performing an action." They also found that overlapping...
Study challenges rush to medicate schizophrenia
...severe weight gain and restlessness to involuntary movement
and adult-onset diabetes. The controversial findings could clear the way for researchers to identify the large number of patients who do not need the drugs for their conditions to improve, said Bola, an assistant professor in the USC School of Social...
NJIT environmental psychologist offers tips on how elderly can stay home
... The pair is in the vanguard of a growing national movement
to enable the aging population and individuals with disabilities to remain at home. The researchers recently co-authored A Home for Life, NJIT Press, 2005. The text is a soft cover, easy-to-read and follow, 78-page guide for creating, safe, comfort...
Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
... that the VR system provided the user with natural movement
control, the ability to use as many parts of the b... volunteers had reduced UL impairment and improved movement
control. Lower-limb prosthesis prescription, pg. 693 In this article, researchers describe a multime...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover cancer cells may move via wave stimulation
...lly difficult. If the mechanism that drives cancer movement
-- also called metastasis -- can be understood wel...erous traits such as excessive growth and invasive movement
that constitute metastasis. These waves are important for helping to keep these cancer-growth comman...
Sociologists find low self-esteem at 11 predicts drug dependency at 20
...go beyond the feel-good efforts of the self-esteem movement
of a decade ago. To test self-derogation, the boys were asked to rate the truthfulness of statements such as "In general I feel I am a failure" and "I don't like myself as much as I used to." They also were asked to rate the level of approval their ...
Delivering online assistance to the needy
...-to-eye contact, lack of synchronicity between lip movement
and speech, as well as audio quality and technical interruptions. "What is important for two-way communications is frames per second ideally 24 when there is movement, the screen resolution of each picture, and speed to code," says Robinson. The par...
There's more than meets the eye to catching a fly ball in the outfield
... and combine that with information about their own movement
in a way that requires a quick initial calculation... on a pitcher's release point and then make an eye movement
(called a saccade) to begin tracking the ball (called a smooth pursuit eye movement) for as long as ...
Chemical guidance of T cells leads to immunologic memory and long-term immunity
...ly after a vaccination. The videos reveal that the movement
of a specific type of immune cell known as a CD8+ T cell, also called a cytotoxic T cell, is not random as was previously thought, but instead is guided by chemical signals released from other cells. Scientists have long recognized the importance of ...
University of Utah to help build bionic arm
...tact muscle, such as a shoulder shrug, so only one movement
can occur at a time, he adds. "The new arm will ta...nd all the person has to do is think about natural movement
and the arm will respond in a natural way. We're basically listening in on what the nervous system w...
Prenatal alcohol exposure can alter circadian rhythms in offspring
...rmal brain wave activity, and fragmented rapid eye movement
and slow-wave sleep, which may be related, in part, to circadian dysregulation," explained Jennifer D. Thomas, associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University and corresponding author for the study. "Disruptions in circadian rhythms ...
Probiotics ease gut problems caused by long term stress
...ignalling and prevented bacterial "stickiness" and movement
to the mesenteric lymph nodes. Chronic stress is known to be implicated in the development of irritable bowel syndrome and in the worsening of symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It also sensitises ...
OHSU joins the NIH in obtaining a 'two-of-a-kind' MRI magnet
..., a staff scientist at the AIRC will measure water movement
in the brain. These studies will assist in a greater understanding of the development of brain tumors and diseases like MS. "Using a dyeing agent, lower field instruments have allowed us to witness the progression of MS," explained Rooney. "Specific...
AMITIZA (lubiprostone) launches in the United States
...s who used AMITIZA experienced a spontaneous bowel movement
within the first 24 hours. AMITIZA improved signs and symptoms related to chronic constipation, including abdominal bloating, discomfort, stool consistency and straining. Additionally, these symptomatic improvements lasted over the six to 12 month ...
Training on virtual 'patient' improves carotid angiography skills
...d of the catheters interact with sensors that feed movement
data into a powerful computer. The trainees feel the "catheter" move and they watch the progress of the "tip" on a monitor image just like the fluoroscope X-ray image they would watch during and actual procedure. Cardiologists who have used the simul...
New radiation protection technique results in reduced physician exposure
...onitor patients' angiograms and control exam table movement
from behind a lead plastic shield. A newly developed extension bar allows the physician to remain safely behind the shield and still retain table control for panning, according to Martin Magram, MD, developer of the new technique and assistant profes...
JCI table of contents: May 4, 2006
...usly shown to regulate the growth, maturation, and movement
of mouse endothelial cells when grown in culture in the laboratory. In a study appearing online on May 4 in advance of print publication in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Christoph Wagener and colleagues from University Medi...
M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment
...ing operations. A navigation system will track the movement
of the surgeon's instruments. "It's another great tool to use in our battle against brain tumors," says neurosurgeon Jeffrey Weinberg, M.D. All of this technology is expected to help surgeons home in on the tumor while avoiding critical bra...
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