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New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance
... out clutter and focus in on a target. Previously, scientists
believed these two perceptual skills intermixed and worked simultaneously. This study, however, demonstrates that they are in fact independent and best practiced in a specific order. The study, by UCI cognitive scientist Barbara Anne Dosher and USC ...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
... increased vulnerability to oxidative stress. The scientists
also identified a significant increase in the frequency of several genetic polymorphisms that they believe may increase the risk of autism in specific combinations yet to be determined. Dr. S. Jill James, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of ...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...d results from tracer-gas experiments conducted by scientists
at UCLA and UC Riverside. They measured the air in six empty school buses traveling through established routes in south-central and suburban Los Angeles, all areas within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Nine runs were made with windows open ...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...ility that obesity in humans has a similar effect, scientists
say. Compared to other mice of normal weight, which were otherwise identical, obese mice were 10 times as likely to die when infected with the flu virus. Four percent of lean mice died during the experiments, compared with 40 percent of the extra fat...
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...d largest professional society representing cancer scientists
from the United States and more than 60 other countries to recognize world-class accomplishments in basic research, clinical care, therapeutics and prevention. ...
AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists
...ican Association for Cancer Research, will provide scientists
traditionally underrepresented in cancer research ... the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among the scientists
on the front lines of the quest for the prevention and cure of cancer," Foti added. "These awards s...
AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards
...anded to further meet the varied needs of minority scientists
and is known today as the AACR Minority Scholar Aw...the AACR. By attending these meetings, these young scientists
and clinicians have been introduced to a broad spectrum of the most timely and significant research ...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...ronary artery calcium levels. In the latest study, scientists
looked at the records of 1,288 subjects over the age of 40 -- 380 black women and 241 white women over 45; and 381 black men and 286 white men over 40 -- whose coronary calcium levels had been determined via electron beam computer tomography and whos...
Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research
...search is holding three special programs for young scientists
at this year's Annual Meeting: the AACR-Thomas J. ...ve the opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading scientists
to ask questions about many areas of research. The students also will attend a networking reception,...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
... fight off infection from colds and other viruses, scientists
have discovered. The finding reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, helps to explain why asthmatics are more susceptible to respiratory virus infections -- the cause of the vast majority of acute asthma attacks in both ...
9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting
...t advocacy. 12:30pm-2:00pm Meet prominent cancer scientists
during "Ask the Expert" sessions. 12:00pm-2:00pm Visit exhibits run by local and national organizations to get information about support programs, patient advocacy and survivor networking opportunities. Meet leaders in cancer research, ask question...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
... well understood. By conducting this research, NSI scientists
and their collaborators have demonstrated how prot... patients and deceased non-Alzheimer's adults. The scientists
specifically measured proteins that take part in cellular communication. Cells communicate through c...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
... the delayed effect of most antidepressants. "Some scientists
thought that you had to take an antidepressant for weeks because as serotonin is elevated, some of its receptors had to turn off and become desensitized rather than be stimulated," Dani said. "That didn't make a lot of sense to us since desensitizati...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...IVNET 012, determined that policy-makers and other scientists
can rely on the resulting data and conclusions, despite some flaws in record keeping and procedural issues. "The data from the HIVNET 012 study, which showed that nevirapine effectively prevents many infants from contracting HIV from their infected m...
Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol
...rol, an unexpected finding that might one day help scientists
develop new treatments to raise levels of this hea...CA1 protein is found in many parts of the body, so scientists
have been unsure which specific tissues are involved in HDL production. They suspected the liver pla...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...ble to antipsychotic treatment. It also could help scientists
find ways to turn down the activity of the dopamin...se and other diseases with psychotic symptoms. But scientists
are only beginning to understand the cascade of events that allow dopamine receptors to signal that ...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...tor behind a number of common diseases by research scientists
at Karolinska Institutet and the Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM), Stockholm, Sweden. Up to a quarter of the population could be affected. Researchers in the fields of cardiovascular disease, rheumatism and MS have together shown that there is a c...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
A team of scientists
from Colombia, the United States and elsewhere has successfully completed a 15-year-plus search for the genetic problems behind the very rare Roberts syndrome, whose physical manifestations often include cleft lip and palate and shortened limbs that ...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...first simple test for identifying the disease, the scientists
say. Sjgrens affects between 1 million and 4 million Americans, primarily women over age 40. April is Sjgrens Syndrome Awareness Month. The study will be described in the June 13 print issue of the American Chemical Societys Journal of Proteome Res...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... it exhibits novel phenomena and properties. Thus, scientists
are harnessing nanotechnology to create new, inexp...e institutes, four networks, and approximately 300 scientists
are working in nanotechnology. Brazilian researchers are investigating the use of modified magnetic ...
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