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Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...k levels, Krekelberg and his research team plan to pinpoint those areas of the brain involved in visual perception and eye movements and how they work in unison. Traditionally, such research has focused on the function of specific cells in individual areas of the brain, but not on the connections between cell...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...cal task. GPS (global positioning system), able to pinpoint a person's location within a few meters outdoors, ...he goal is to develop a commercial system that can pinpoint a person's location in three dimensions to within about a foot, have a range of 2,000 feet, and trac...

SMS your ECG to ER

...phone, so that the medical centre can more quickly pinpoint the patient. They also hope to improve the level of detail that can be sent from the cell phone to the emergency room using the Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) as opposed to the SMS text messaging system....

Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research

...h continues to yield huge dividends as researchers pinpoint the damaged tyrosine kinase genes. These mutations lead cells down the road to cancer. Dr. Hunter has received many other honors, including the 2005 Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's top recognition for achievements in the interest of humanity, and...

Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue

...eing. Because this was a pilot trial designed to pinpoint which aspects of fatigue ginseng might help alleviate, determine likely dosage options, and identify possible side effects, Dr. Barton cautions against immediate addition of ginseng supplements to any patients therapeutic regimen. While results were ...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...ly engineered a one-of-a-kind mouse that gives him pinpoint control over brain levels of a human molecule known as interleukin-1beta, a well-recognized molecular kingpin in the realm of inflammation. IL-1 beta, a signaling molecule that promotes brain inflammation, was one of the first molecules that scient...

Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them

...precise cause of death and the exact time. Or they pinpoint the number of pills a person took before dying of an overdose. Such precise pronouncements are often not possible for the real life medical examiner. In real life, the cause of death may not be entirely clear, and this is especially difficult for f...

A sweet step toward new cancer therapies

... be used to identify sulfate-laden proteins and to pinpoint the location of the sulfate groups on them. In the latest research, they extended the technique to sugars, an even more challenging task. "Sugars are not like other biomolecules," Hakansson said. "They're linked rings with lots of branches, like ...

Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer

...r. The agent also may be used during surgery to pinpoint the location of hydroxyapatite, and therefore the breast cancer cells themselves, Frangioni notes. His group began working to develop agents to target hydroxyapatite six years ago, but efforts were stalled by the inability to manufacture large quan...

Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue

... instances, he added, fa/LCI could help physicians pinpoint suspicious cells during a traditional biopsy procedure, making it less likely for a cancerous lesion to escape detection. Wax and his former graduate student John Pyhtila reported in the March 2007 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy that their fib...

A closer look inside our lungs -- Penn researchers develop 2 novel imaging techniques

..., in real time, as it moves throughout the body to pinpoint the location of disease. It's real-time molecular imaging. This is revolutionary to MRI technology." Penn is one of only a few sites in the world, and the only site on the East Coast, with this capability. Penn researchers hope to translate this t...

Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer

...tient's tumor nearly anywhere in the body. But the pinpoint accuracy of modern radiation treatments would be worthless if the tumor wasn't in the spot where the radiation beams were aimed. So tumors that move, such as those in the lung which can change position during each breath are a special problem for r...

Study takes next step -- Why women suffer more knee injuries

...ue affects individuals differently. As we begin to pinpoint how fatigue relates to joint motion during sports movements, we hope to gain a better understanding of how ACL injuries occur and how to prevent them." said Dr. Susan Joy, director of Woman's Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic and study co-author. ...

Free our data? -- Manchester

... genes, and environmental factors; researchers can pinpoint reasons for the new prevalence of this disease." "Yet social scientists are held back from making such research breakthroughs. The researchers are developing the research skills, they have the computer power but they lack much of the data. Although...

Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas

...wered a more detailed questionnaire that sought to pinpoint barriers to medication adherence, defined as taking their medication as prescribed without missing doses. Researchers found that while 55 percent of the 215-person study group reported perfect medication adherence, the 78-patient subset reported subs...

Study links attempted suicide with genetic evidence identified in previous suicide research

... says that although the Hopkins-led study does not pinpoint a specific gene responsible for attempted suicide, it does suggest a neighborhood in which the gene might be found. She adds that the next step is to further narrow the search and find the address. Once we have located the specific gene, she says, we...

Brain studies reveal the mechanisms of the voluntary control of visual attention

...ted potential (ERP) recordings. Although fMRI can pinpoint the locations of such brain activity by measuring changes in regional blood flow associated with increased neural activity, the technology is "very limited as to the timing information it can provide," Woldorff said. "The reason is that it takes mult...

Less sugary drinks during childhood may cut disease risk

...tes," she adds. Though the study cannot definitely pinpoint which children will develop chronic diseases, Ventura says the results show evidence for metabolic syndrome in early adolescence. They also illustrate several possible disease trajectories that may be avoided by certain measures during early childhoo...

Research offers hope for alcoholics

... impact on the Orexin system, which will hopefully pinpoint therapeutic drug targets," Dr Lawrence said. "Before a therapeutic Orexin-blocking drug can be developed, we need to ensure that it will be safe to use in the long-term and that issues surrounding a persons compliance in taking the drug are conside...

Breastfeeding overcomes a genetic tendency toward ear infections, scientists discover

...ity, but very few investigations have been done to pinpoint the specific genes involved. Their complex relationship with specific infectious agents and environmental factors such as exposure to cigarette smoke and breast-feeding also has remained largely a mystery. The UTMB study, published in the December ...

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