Tag: "opposite" at medical news
Cancer researcher Susan Horwitz wins Alpert prize for Taxol work
...like long tethers to pull duplicate chromosomes to opposite
poles of the cell so that they can be incorporated into two new nuclei as the cell divides. To complete the process, the microtubules must be shortened as the chromosomes draw near their final destination. Dr. Horwitz reported that Taxol stabilizes m...
Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia
... in arterial blood are magnetically aligned in the opposite
direction from the rest of the protons in blood and brain tissue. By measuring the intensity of the magnetic signal from these so-called inversely polarized protons when they reach the brain, researchers can calculate the amount of blood flow, and th...
Cancer patients do better with surgeons, hospitals that treat higher volume
...ween volume and outcome; no study demonstrated the opposite
relationship." The authors point out that the results make a good argument for centralizing cancer and possibly other treatments to high-volume medical centers. "Present findings support volume-based referral initiatives," they write. "Centralization...
Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection
...earchers are a father and son, working together on opposite
coasts. Their study findings are reported in a recent edition (May 11) of the journal Nano Letters, published by the American Chemical Society. Principal author is Ivan El-Sayed, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology at UCSF Medical Center, who c...
Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis
... indicates early damage to joint cartilage. At the opposite
end of the spectrum, researchers looked at patients with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune reaction against the body's own tissues. They found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis had no lubricating ability. The fi...
The better educated a woman is, the better she sleeps at night
...roved women's night time sleep quality, it had the opposite
effect on men. Globally, women are up to twice as likely to be insomniac as men, say the authors. Social factors undoubtedly play their part, but do not fully explain these differences, they add...
Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection, UT Southwestern study shows
...ent graft rejection. "In this study, however, the opposite
was found to be true," Dr. Niederkorn said. "The presence of eye allergies altered the immune system's response to the corneal transplants in a manner that resembled a severe allergic response and culminated in a dramatic increase in corneal graft re...
Studies on HRT for breast cancer patients can give false hopes
...ials - a type of quantitative study suggests the opposite
that there is an increased risk of the recurrence...64. The two randomised controlled trials found the opposite
and concluded that HRT increases the risk of recurrence by 3.41. The positive studies were all said ...
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
...lso been shown to reduce the risk of cancer in the opposite
breast, as well as breast cancer recurrence. It also cuts breast cancer risk in half among women considered at high risk for the disease. But tamoxifen's long-term effects on other aspects of health have not been fully explored. To assess the tamoxif...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
... themetamaterial's surface bent (refracted) in the opposite
direction asit did for ordinary materials. Combining metamaterials withconventional materials might lead to new kinds of cell-phoneantennas which could provide better reception and coverage. Inaddition, a flat panel of metamaterial might enable the...
Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children
...ected finding because other studies have found the opposite
to be true in the general population for a variety of risk factors including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, he said. In this study, differences between the two groups include: Low levels of "good" large HDL particles were found in 46 per...
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
...th risks are higher for their own sex than for the opposite
sex. But, it also shows that males think that men ...the risks as higher for their own sex than for the opposite
sex. This tendency was also evident in the one condition fitness posed in positive terms. "Previo...
More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer
...cancer. Now, we are seeing more evidence that the opposite
may be the case, but more research needs to be done." Platz is expected to present results of her study at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. In their study, the researchers tracked use of cholesterol-lowering drugs (...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...n the randomized, scientific studies were done the opposite
was proven to be true, that there was in fact an increased risk of blood clots and stroke," Granger said. "Another example is vitamin E. At first, earlier studies appeared to show that vitamin E was associated with better outcomes, but when the prope...
A probe, not an echo
...a small "sweet spot" of the signal coming from the opposite
transducer, and only that transducer, and ignores...o arrays, transmitter and receiver, are mounted on opposite
sides of a drum that spins as it rises around the object (which is suspended in water), creating a s...
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