Tag: "screen" at medical news
WOWing the crowds
...cific toxin in the bloodstream. The results from a screen
completed in one afternoon were equivalent to those previously obtained through several rounds of mutation and screening a several-month process....
First disease-specific (breast cancer) protein library opens new drug paths
...aditionally have not used proteomics approaches to screen
for potential targets, primarily because systemati...helial cells and subjected these cells to a single screen
to examine their relationships to cell migration, proliferation and morphogenesis. From this screen...
Persistent fatigue may be the best way to predict onset of postpartum depression
...er children. There currently is no standard way to screen
for postpartum depression. A mother at risk of dev...he or she could intervene. It may not take much to screen
for it, either the questions in the fatigue test that we used took about two to three minutes to an...
Worldwide study looks to find causes of type 1 diabetes
...he umbilical cord or the traditional heel prick to screen
newborns for high-risk genes. PANDA will follow those with the genes for five years. While that study continues, the more expansive study that is following so many aspects of these children's lives is now getting priority when it comes to enrolling ...
Baby got math
...ce of sounds and a number of objects using a touch screen
task in which a monkey has to choose between two visual arrays. Such experiments, they said, will help determine the psychological importance of where monkeys and babies look in their numerical matching paradigm. Such studies have broad implications ...
Columbia receives up to $15 million from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation
...sciences and chemistry, who uses new technology to screen
tens of thousands of compounds for potential SMA drugs. In 2004, indoprofen, a close cousin of ibuprofen, was the first candidate identified by this new screening technology. About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic, moto...
Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth
...ite the high rates of STDs among them. "We have to screen
these youths to prevent a more negative outcome like HIV," Solorio said. "They need timely STD detection and treatment, and what the study shows is that the kids who are at highest risk are not getting tested." The researchers surveyed 261 homeless y...
You will remember this
...e results. In the first, a symbol was presented on screen
a few seconds before each word, telling the subjects what kind of decision to make about the following word. Participants either had to decide whether the word referred to something living, or whether the first and last letters of the word were in al...
Postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers associated with some unfavorable parenting practices
..." the authors conclude. "The first is the need to screen
for maternal depressive symptoms among all mothers during the postpartum period, when parenting practices are being established and when pediatric practices have frequent contact with families to provide guidance." In addition, they continue, pediat...
New strategy developed to study disease: Reveals insights into cancer and treatment leads
...as other diseases and may provide an easy model to screen
for new cancer drugs. "Our study reveals a new way...s and in the future may provide a method to easily screen
cancer treatments." In the study, Cole and his colleagues examined the tyrosine kinase Src (pronounc...
A role for dental professionals in detecting, reporting domestic violence
...lts indicated that the majority of dentists do not screen
for or refer patients who are victims of domestic violence. However, the dentists expressed an interest in and commitment to increased training to improve their ability to respond. Because of these results, the research team developed a practical, m...
New test to detect rare proteins in blood
...hnology will soon be robotized so as to be able to screen
for many rare disease-causing proteins using tiny ...unts of blood. "It is even possible that one could screen
for multiple diseases at the same time and produce a precise accounting of whether disease-causing m...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop diagnostic test for pathogens
...hed the "Greene MassTag Panel VHF v1.0," which can screen
simultaneously for Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, Marburg, Lassa virus, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Hantaan, Seoul, yellow fever, and Kyasanur Forest disease viruses. These results confirm earlier work in respiratory diseases indic...
Children more at risk of attempting suicide if father is in both unskilled and stressful job
...ally powerful because the researchers were able to screen
out the effect of fathers mental health status on their childrens risk of attempting or completing suicide....
New 'litmus test' could aid discovery of anti-cancer drugs
... the research team used the colorimetric method to screen
for molecules that can facilitate the formation of...wandte Chemie in which the same method was used to screen
small molecules for their binding affinity to duplex DNA. "Pharmaceutical companies are targeting D...
NHS cash crisis will delay national bowel screening programme, warns expert
...id that, from April 2006, it will provide 37.5m to screen
men and women aged 60-69 every two years. But this deadline cannot be met, argues Professor Wendy Atkin, because it will take around six months to commission the screening centres, and no funding has yet been provided. Last week, Cancer Research UK's...
Pigment is focus of macular degeneration research
...acular pigment. "The long-term goal is that we can screen
for people who are deficient in this pigment, and these are the people who should be targeted," says Dr. Nolan. "What we are trying to find out in the meantime is, 'Who are those people'? (And) what is a significantly lower level of macular pigment? ...
Watch not, want not? Packard/Stanford study links kids' TV time and consumerism
... What's more, the correlation between increased screen
time and subsequent requests for toys and junk foo...rns that, if left unchecked, increasing amounts of screen
time for children could foster a rise in obesity and consumerism that will reverberate for decades. ...
An affordable future for eye tracking in sight
... of predictive text, where letters move across the screen
and users fix their gaze on the letters they want. "It's an unusual system, and it takes a little training to get used to it, but users can enter text at 20 words a minute once they become familiar with the system. That's very fast," says Rih. He add...
Children's viewing time may increase requests for advertised products
...alo Alto, Calif., evaluated the connection between screen
media exposure and requests for advertised product...en in the study logged more than 22 hours of total screen
time per week, including more than 10 hours of TV. They reported making about one request each week...
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