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AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum

...ty patient care and would assure patients that the person performing/interpreting their exam has a basic skill set appropriate for the exam being performed. This year, forum participants identified several priority areas requiring continued collaboration: need for a core curriculum, proficiency assessment...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...(MDCT) can aid forensics teams in determining if a person has drowned, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology. MDCT is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstrating airway froth and sediment that are indicative of drowning. "Our findings show that MDCT can be used either to ...

Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety

...affects both the psychology and the biology of the person these findings are a reminder that you might want to assess people carefully before you embark on a particular type of treatment." ...

Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit

...rux of Self-Determination Theory: A self-motivated person derives more satisfaction in completing a given task, and is more likely to do it well. The research presented at the conference will explore motivation in human development, education, work, relationships, sports, health, medicine, virtual environme...

Scientists find war vets' hand dexterity determines susceptibility to PTSD

...e to be extensive, it should occur shortly after a person has experienced a traumatic event such as combat or a natural disaster. Treatment may be critical to avoiding depression, PTSD and substance abuse related problems following such exposures, Boscarino said. It has been theorized that people with a l...

African-Americans perceive people with extreme health problems as less productive and valuable

...ng a shorter life expectancy, the length of time a person will be in a particular health state may be of more importance to African Americans and could explain why this group associates extreme health problems with disutility." The EQ-5D descriptive system consists of five dimensions, mobility, self-care,...

System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins

... "The goal is to be able to track the source if a person released a biological agent, such as anthrax, or inadvertently released a pathogen such as pandemic flu by sneezing, for example," he said. The research is supported by the Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airline Cabin Environment Resea...

UC environmental health chair recognized nationally for urologic research excellence

...ntal health department, recently became the second person to receive the Women in Urology Award for Excellence in Urologic Research. The award is presented jointly by the Society of Women in Urology and the Society of Basic Urologic Research. Ho, who was unanimously chosen as the 2007 recipient, accepted...

Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity, Stanford study shows

...nclude obesity and insulin resistance, which put a person at higher risk for heart disease and type-2 diabetes. "These results are very exciting because they challenge the typical view in the field of obesity research where investigators tend to think of the macrophage as a pathogenic cell in Western diet...

UCLA imaging study reveals how pure oxygen harms the brain

...aramedic or doctor plops a mask over the face of a person struggling to breathe and begins dispensing pure oxygen. Yet growing research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can actually harm the brain. For the first time, a new UCLA brain-imaging study reveals why. Published in the May 22 edition of...

Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors

... The test is based on the idea that the sleepier a person is, the faster he or she will fall asleep. To assess subjective sleepiness, each resident was given a "sleepiness score." The residents sleepiness scores were significantly abnormal on the post-call day. The residents were also given a battery of ps...

Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients

...rformance. According to Ketul C. Popat, "When a person has an orthopedic implant surgery, they normally will have to take antibiotics and growth factors either orally or by injection. There are several side effects associated with taking drugs this way which can be very painful for the patient. However, ...

Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care

...hat generates one year of extra life for a healthy person at less than $100,000 is a good value. Another commonly used standard is $50,000 per one year of extra life in perfect health. The diabetes quality-improvement initiative passed all these standards. Even at twice the price and with the benefits d...

SCAI highlights study using wireless technology to speed care of heart attack patients

...nurses within minutes of arriving at the home of a person who is having a heart attack, simply by pressing a button that sends an electrocardiogram (ECG) over a wireless network. That's exactly what's being done at a Newark, NJ, medical center, and it's dramatically improving the quality of care, according ...

Tests show healthy humans not harmed by Taser

...g, May 16-19, 2007, Chicago, IL. Taser subdues a person by delivering an electrical current that interferes with the bodys neuromuscular system, temporarily incapacitating the recipient. "I have been Tazed," said Vilke. "The experience is painful while its happening but afterward, you only feel sore, l...

Female auto crash rates increase alarmingly; airbags can be dangerous for tall and small people

...e teachable moment when they come across the young person involved in a crash no matter if they are male or female. They are both at considerable risk for serious and fatal crashes especially if there is alcohol involved. While they may be in the ED for a minor crashthe time and conversation the staff may...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

.... These vaccines may also reduce the chance that a person infected with HIV would pass the virus on to other people, according to NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Margaret I. Johnston, Ph.D., director of NIAIDs Vaccine Research Program in the Division of AIDS. In a review article in the May 17 i...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

...thing when a perpetrator needs to be arrested or a person needs to be identified. British scientists working...ble to gain information about the lifestyle of the person who made the fingerprints, which could shrink the pool of suspects. In this way, it should be possib...

Pioneering study maps attention, memory and language links in the human brain

...xactly what parts of the brain are involved when a person listens to another human voice. "What you read in the text books is that if you're right handed, then language is localized to the left hemisphere of your brain," Christensen said. "I found out right away -- that's just not true. Analyzing a human...

State spending keeps childless seniors out of nursing homes

...ey found that doubling state HCBS expenditures per person over age 65 would reduce the risk of nursing home ... found that some states spend as little as $35 per person each year on HCBS for seniors, while other states spend more than $1,300 annually....

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(Date:10/15/2014)... Fred Alt will be awarded the 44th Rosenstiel Award ... for his pioneering research exploring the mechanisms of genomic ... cancer cells. Alt is the second alumnus to win ... Nobel Prize in 2003. , Alt is the Charles ... at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the ...
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