Tag: "processing" at medical news
Quick -- whats that smell?
...lso interact with odorant information to influence processing
and identification. It still is not known how the ...pproach that has provided insight into information processing
by the visual and auditory systems, the Monell researchers developed a new behavioral paradigm using...
New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested
...p novel vaccines, manufacture them in on-site cell processing
facilities, and test them in patients. Among the...e extracted from patients, and then sent to a cell processing
facility at M. D. Anderson, where the cells are infected with a virus that carries a gene that activ...
Scientists learn how the brain 'boots up' to process information from the senses
...perations by enhancing information at the earliest processing
steps," said Godwin. Sensory information from the eyes, skin or ears goes first to the thalamus, which acts like a gateway and either allows the information to flow on to the cortex, the thinking part of the brain, or stops it. Scientists knew tha...
Childhood obesity caused by 'toxic environment' of Western diets, study says
...ate called "leptin resistance." Changes in food processing
during the past 30 years, particularly the addition of sugar to a wide variety of foods that once never included sugar and the removal of fiber, both of which promote insulin production, have created an environment in which our foods are essentially ...
Medication errors affect children's leukemia treatment
...escribing by physicians, during interpretation and processing
by pharmacists, and when administered by patients or their caregivers. Most mistakes among outpatients are caught before drugs are given to patients, and because most drugs have wide safety ranges, most errors are benign. Children with cancer, howeve...
Long-term abstinence may resolve many of the neurocognitive deficits associated with alcoholism
...said Fein, "with the possible exception of spatial processing
abilities. Recovered functions would include short- and long-term memory, planning, learning, comprehension, etc. In other words, they would be able to support a normal home, work and social life; these people should be able to function cognitively...
Pall system to detect blood bacteria given CE mark
...at the time of donation or during the handling and processing
after collection. In the U.S., one in 16,999 autologous units has 12 times more likely risk of contamination than those associated with community donations from healthy individuals. Japan is one of the nations currently investigating bacteria contam...
Seeing two figures in coordinated action helps brain pick out movements of one
...als a greater degree of complexity in human visual processing
than previously understood," said Dennis Levi, UC ...that this ability to interpret action enhances the processing
of visual discrimination," said Neri, the lead author. To build their dataset of human actions, th...
Ground movement risks identified by Terrafirma
...sion. In the past five years, however, new ways of processing
satellite radar images have been developed using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) that allow ground movements over wide areas to be detected and monitored with even greater sensitivity. Recent statistics show that 50% of the world populat...
Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions
...ecline in memory, visual motor skills, information processing
speed and reaction time, as well as symptom levels. Athletes can take an individual pre-season baseline test whose data is stored for comparison to post-injury test scores, should an athlete sustain a concussion during the season. "A concussed athle...
Concussion in athletes: Can they accurately evaluate their own condition?
...ory, visual memory, reaction time and visual motor processing
speed. ImPACT is used throughout professional and amateur sports and was utilized in this study as part of the athletes' overall medical management. ImPACT also includes a postconcussion symptom (PCS) scale in which the athletes themselves rate the...
First evidence that musical training affects brain development in young children
...G waveform. Earlier peaks tend to reflect sensory processing
and later peaks, perceptual or cognitive processin...ndicating that more cortical resources were put to processing
meaningful sounds. In addition, the time that it took for the brain to respond to the sounds (the l...
Emotional control circuit of brain's fear response discovered
...e amygdala, a central brain region involved in the processing
of negative emotions, when unconsciously perceiving fearful stimuli (please click here to read the Columbia press release: http://cumc.columbia.edu/news/press_releases/hirsch_kandel_etkin_anxiety_neuron.html ). When these stimuli were perceived cons...
Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders
...n. "These brain regions are very important in the processing
of emotions, motivational processes and the processing
of rewards and punishments," he said. "Earlier studies have indicated that individuals with lesions...
Study offers new clues to brain-stomach interaction in overeating
...with emotional behaviors, learning and memory, and processing
of sensory and motor impulses. The hippocampus also plays a role in the retention of memories related to prior drug experiences in addicted individuals, implying that memories of satiety in the obese might also be stimulated by hippocampal activation...
Williams Syndrome, the brain and music
... ear canal and, among other things, is involved in processing
sounds and interpreting music and language, is of approximately normal volume in people with Williams syndrome. In their study, the researchers tried to answer the question of whether an atypical development of the planum temporale, which is part of ...
Human brain region functions like digital computer, says CU-Boulder professor
...etworks, helping the brain become more flexible in processing
novel and symbolic information, O'Reilly said. The prefrontal cortex is the executive center of the brain and supports "higher level" cognition, including decision making and problem solving. Researchers believe that the prefrontal cortex is criti...
Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
...gh cholesterol, high blood pressure, problems with processing
glucose that may lead to diabetes, coronary heart disease and overall death. Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, studied whether the Mediterranean diet could also help prevent Alzheimer's disease...
UVA researchers to develop office-based cancer screening test
...een Departments," Templeton says. It's the rapid processing
of data which Templeton hopes will allow new tests to be brought to physicians to help catch a cancer early, when it offers the best chance for cure. "People with cancer often don't know they have it until the cancer has metastasized. That makes tre...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
...gated the effects of perceptual training on speech processing
in new and experienced hearing aid (HA) users with sensorineural hearing loss. New HA users were randomly assigned to immediate training (IT) or delayed training (DT) groups. IT subjects underwent 8 weeks of syllable identification training and in-la...
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