Tag: "scientists" at medical news
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
... "The aim of this symposium was to bring together scientists
from different disciplines to compare results from human and animal studies of the effects of alcohol on the brain," said Harper. "Our objective was to better understand the mechanisms underlying alcohol's damage, with the ultimate goal of identifyi...
Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells
ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan scientists
have created the nanotechnology equivalent of a Tr... could increase the therapeutic response. Now, U-M scientists
have shown that this nanotechnology-based treatment is effective in living animals. "This is the fir...
A vaccine approach to treating Parkinson's disease
..., San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine working with scientists
at Elan Pharmaceuticals, have reported promising results in mice of a vaccine approach to treating Parkinson's and similar diseases. These results appear in the June edition of the journal Neuron. Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Professor of Neurosciences an...
University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize
...e General Motors Cancer Research Awards program to scientists
throughout the world who have made seminal contrib...e after a "very rigorous selection process" by top scientists
from around the world. "Dr. Brodie was awarded the prize for her pioneering work in the development ...
Study shows importance of exposure age for Hanford nuclear workers' cancer risk
...ersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. UNC scientists
investigated deaths among workers at the U.S. Depa... workers have been questioned in the past by other scientists
who concluded that most occupational exposures were too low to cause a detectable increase in cancer...
Going to extremes to improve human health
... new research tool will allow University of Oregon scientists
to replicate an extreme range of environmental conditions in their quest to test and understand the human body's response to everyday stresses. The instrument, called an environmental chamber, is a 12-foot-square room capable of simulating altitude u...
Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders
EUGENE, Ore. -- A discovery by scientists
at the University of Oregon's Neuroinformatics Ce... sensors directly to the inner cranium. University scientists
have used high-performance computing to eliminate the distortion caused by the skull and have develo...
Stem cells grown in lab mirror normal developmental steps
Johns Hopkins scientists
have developed a way to study the earliest steps o... cancer therapies more effectively." Historically, scientists
have worked on mouse and zebrafish models of embryological blood cell development, but ethical and t...
A virus-like hitchhiker may trigger bacterial meningitis
...f The Journal of Experimental Medicine, a group of scientists
in Paris, France led by Colin Tinsley may have discovered how a normally harmless bacterium can sometimes trigger outbreaks of life-threatening meningitis. The human body harbors many harmless bacterial residents, known as commensals. One such bacte...
Italian law on ART brings problems for doctors and patients
...the procedure (48.9% versus 26.6%)", she said. The scientists
say that they believe the difference in the success rates is due to the different quality of embryo transferred. This, together with the prohibition of embryo freezing, has meant that even in good prognosis patients, the chances of having a success...
Genetically modified cells migrate to brain and treat neurodegeneration in St. Jude model
...osidosis using bone marrow cells (BMCs) into which scientists
inserted the gene for an enzyme that breaks down a fat molecule called GM1. GM1 is a critical component of normal brain cells. But in GM1 gangliosidosis, brain cells lack this enzyme--beta-galactosidase--and GM1 accumulates to such a high concentrat...
Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected
...0 years of studies showing that only a minority of scientists
(excluding physicians) believes in God or an after...religious beliefs, or the lack of them, among U.S. scientists
date back to a landmark 1916 survey by psychologist James Leuba that documented widespread disbelief...
Conservative surgery preserves fertility in women with borderline ovarian tumours
... of these tumours would influence recurrence." The scientists
looked at data on 360 women with BOT, of whom 162 underwent conservative surgery, and compared those who conceived and those who tried but failed. 30 pregnancies occurred in 21 of the 65 women who wished to conceive after conservative treatment 27...
NIAID scientists unveil mechanism behind resistance to severe malaria
...w hemoglobin C confers this protection has puzzled scientists
until now. To solve the mystery, Dr. Wellems and h...th one gene for each type of hemoglobin (AC). The scientists
then measured three phenomena that affect how well parasitized red blood cells can be made to stick ...
Brain's own marijuana-like chemicals play key role with stress-induced pain relief
...t and other motorbehavior in the brain. For years, scientists
have linked theuncontrolled production of dopamine to schizophrenia, Tourette'ssyndrome (which causes severe "nervous tics") and Parkinson's disease....
Georgetown cancer researchers develop high throughput method
...well as other human disorders, because it will let scientists
discover and then detect unique biomarkers of dise...tained in order to show proteins or molecules that scientists
think may be involved in a disease. The cores, however, must be spaced a certain distance apart with...
Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice
...ccinia virus, a relative of smallpox virus, report scientists
supported by the National Institute of Allergy and...shed through an act of bioterror. For this reason, scientists
are working to better understand the mechanisms of smallpox disease and to develop new and improved ...
TBJ celebrates 10th anniversary
...ent will also include clinicians, specialists, and scientists
from across the globe involved in the care and treatment of patients with breast disease, as well as researchers and educators in this important field. A program of the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Colle...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...ore. A procedure developed by a collaboration of scientists
at University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands), Philips Research Hamburg (Germany), and Elekta Oncology Systems (Great Britain) uses a slightly modified commercial MRI unit surrounded by a movable accelerator (producing 6-megavolt beams of electr...
Oregon study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults
A recently completed study by scientists
at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) in Eugene c...esults," notes John Fisher, Ph.D., one of the lead scientists
on the study. "Compared to conventional walking, the experience of walking on the river rock-like su...
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