Tag: "native" at medical news
Estate of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene donates funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
...arch center is named in honor of Geoffrey Beene, a native
of Haynesville, Louisiana, who achieved international distinction as one of the top fashion designers of the past 50 years. Mr. Beene, the founder of Geoffrey Beene Inc. died in 2004 at age 80 of complications from cancer. It was his wish that his es...
Encouraging results in pancreatic cancer research
...eptides kill cancer cells that do not even contain native
p53 protein and therefore appear to have a wide applicability in treating a variety of human cancers....
RAND study shows little public money spent on health care to undocumented immigrants
...e considered, immigrants appear healthier than the native
born. "This suggests that the act of immigrating to the United States favors those who are generally healthier and may discourage those who have chronic health problems," said study co-author Sood. Researchers computed estimates of health costs...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...am has found new evidence that the rhythm of one's native
language influences how that individual hears the ...nds such as music and the ticking of clocks. When native
English speakers listen to the ticking of a clock, they hear "tick-tock," even if the clock's sounds...
Mechanism of black cohosh versus hot flashes revealed
... of the buttercup family. A perennial plant, it is native
to North America. It has been used by Native Americans to treat malaise, gynecological disorders, kidney ailments, malaria, rheumatism and sore throat, as well as colds, cough, constipation, hives and backaches, and to induce lactation. Women expe...
Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says
...ll as at Harvard and the University of Illinois. A native
New Yorker, Dweck earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia and a doctorate in psychology from Yale. According to Dweck, people's self-theories about intelligence have a profound influence on their motivation to learn. Students who hold a "fixed" th...
Research finds music training 'tunes' human auditory system
...ess than 2 years) or no musical training. All were native
English speakers with no knowledge of Mandarin, a tone language. In tone languages, a single word can differ in meaning depending on pitch patterns called "tones." For example, the Mandarin word "mi" delivered in a level tone means "to squint," in...
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
..., experts say. Switchgrass, a perennial tall grass native
to North America, is being hailed as a promising and abundant alternative bioenergy source. The USDA recently completed a five-year field trial, conducted among 10 farms in the Northern Great Plains, to evaluate the energy balance for switchgrass gro...
AACR-Bardos Awards for undergraduate students announced
...ttend the Annual Meeting 2008 as well. Bardos, a native
of Hungary, has been an AACR member for nearly 50 years and, since 1997, has supported the Science Education Awards for college students. Following World War II, he came to the United States, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre ...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
...that was created using photographs of the patients native
limb taken before the accident. The Rehabilitat...proaches the natural appearance and control of the native
limb. It remains a significant challenge, but the progress to date should give hope that the perform...
Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart
...and add some macadamia nuts." Macadamia nuts are native
to Australia, but were imported to Hawaii and thrived. The first commercials crop of Hawaiian macadamia nuts was harvested in 1956. ...
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