Tag: "patterns" at medical news
Different gene-expression predictors of breast cancer agree, UNC study shows
...t Chapel Hill have identified a number of activity patterns
in the genes of individual tumors that make them biologically different from others. These findings could provide valuable clinical information such as how likely the tumors are to be invasive, how well they might respond to different treatments and ...
U of M study shows teen body dissatisfaction predicts use of behaviors that can lead to poor health
...ver 2,000 adolescents to examine changes in eating patterns
and weight status after five years. Subjects comp...ions, and to explore dieting and physical activity patterns
among youth. The project strives to build a greater understanding of the socio-environmental, person...
True colors are in the brain of the beholder
...lt volunteers while the volunteers viewed computer patterns
composed of two different shades. The two colours ranged from very different (red and green) to very similar. If the viewer couldn't distinguish the colours, then the pattern was invisible to them. When the volunteers could see the pattern, their ...
MIT researchers watch brain in action
...lowed the researchers to image neuronal activation patterns
induced by visual experience, thus uncovering the Arc protein's role in orchestrating neurons' reactions to natural sensory stimuli. The genetically engineered mice were let loose in an environment containing a cylinder covered with stripes of vert...
COX-2 inhibitors prescribed to reduce gastrointestinal toxicity prior to the market withdrawals
...ients and broader questions regarding prescribing patterns
of novel drugs soon after FDA approval remain. ...m/journal/arthritiscare ) examines the prescribing patterns
of COX-2 inhibitors and other gastroprotective agents for arthritis patients with varying levels of ...
Study suggests TV watching lowers physical activity
... they had taken and possibly altering their normal patterns
of activity. The participants also reported the number of hours they watched television. Results showed that the participants watched an average of 3.6 hours a day of television, with some reporting spending no time watching television while others...
In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly
...rs placed in elders' homes can help track activity patterns
thought to relate to memory changes that are early signs of dementia. The study results, presented last week at the 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in Madrid, show that continuous, unobtrusive monitoring o...
Challenges to improving adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh and Tanzania
... difficult due to differences in adolescent growth patterns
and variations in the onset of puberty among different populations, both of which are partially attributable to differences in nutritional status. According to Levinson and colleagues, "due to the wide range of variations in the onset of puberty and ...
National response needed in India to bring HIV epidemic under control
...nfluence the Indian epidemic are size, behavioural patterns
and disease burdens of high-risk groups such as female sex-workers, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users. In addition, how such groups interact with the general population and 'bridging populations' such as men who have both male and f...
Penn researchers calculate how much the eye tells the brain
... The researchers found that the electrical spike patterns
differed between cell types. For example, the larg...information being sent? "It's the combinations and patterns
of spikes that are sending the information. The patterns
have various meanings," says co-author Vija...
Research adds weight to growing pains in children
...ation, the researchers propose that similar growth patterns
may occur in children, which could support the concept of night time growth and even a relationship to growing pains. Research that leads to the cause of growing pain will help children and their parents to better manage thecondition and reduce the...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2006 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research
...ral uses computational methods to identify and map patterns
of molecular interactions within cells, which are part of a growing sea of complex biological information. These maps hold promise for future drug development to cure diseases while avoiding unwanted side effects. His research has the potential to gr...
Sawing the ZZZZZs: getting old needn't keep you awake, Saint Louis University geriatricians say
...niversity geriatricians. "Sleep requirements and patterns
change throughout life, but sleep problems in the elderly are not a normal part of aging," says Julie Gammack, M.D., assistant professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis University, and an author of a review published in the American Journal of Medicine....
Study identifies best online learning approaches for cancer patients
...fter receiving the system to determine how certain patterns
of use behavior contributed to improved learning outcomes. The analysis revealed that greater use of information services and interactive services both independently predicted improved learning outcomes. Additionally, women who used information serv...
Targeted melanoma education of high risk groups improves screening
...n increased. This study provides insight into patterns
of melanoma screening and protection practiced by this high-risk population. Furthermore, by identifying the behaviors that can be modified, it "may provide a useful foundation for future efforts to target the more than half million siblings at risk ...
Education campaign improves skin cancer screening rates
...ating factors for screening and melanoma diagnosis patterns
in this age group in a population-based, melanoma screening initiative. "Our results," conclude the authors, "suggest that to sustain screening rates in men 50 years and older, an understanding of their susceptibility to melanoma and their doctor's e...
Inner-Sydney study to investigate causes of hayfever and seasonal allergies
...ay" technique the study will enable us to identify patterns
of exposure to different pollens and determine exactly which pollens and plantfragments people are both allergic to and exposed to." During the study Woolcock researchers will be continuously sampling the air at two city locations and monitoring th...
Einstein's Dr. Michael Brownlee receives prestigious new scholar award from JDRF
...this new funding, Dr. Brownlee will study why some patterns
of increased blood glucose levels actually increas...ance to future hyperglycemic damage, and why other patterns
of increased blood glucose levels have the opposite effect of increasing sensitivity to future hyper...
Mild sadness provokes depressive thinking in some recovered patients
... history of depression may sink back into thinking patterns
associated with the condition when faced with mild...ts deliberately monitor and observe their thinking patterns
when they feel sad, and then help patients respond to these thoughts and feelings in a way that allo...
Highlights from the July 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... factor, can predict disease risk, health behavior patterns
and diet quality. It has been suggested that one reason higher education promotes more healthful diets is that better-educated people may get better nutrition information." Most participants in the survey said they rely on doctors and newspapers as...
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