Tag: "sifting" at medical news
Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
...frontal lobes are where "executive" tasks, such as sifting
through complex information, selecting task-appropriate responses or inhibiting inappropriate ones, take place. "In other words, these tasks require high levels of cognitive control," Belger said. "We wanted to find out if these executive functions ...
Rheumatic disease increases risks in pregnancy, Stanford study finds
...e of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis pregnancies by sifting
through records of pregnancies and deliveries using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a database of hospital discharge summaries from the entire country. In 2002, the latest year in which data was available, she found that at least 4,000 of the approx...
Newly discovered gene may predict aggressive ovarian cancer
...ntists discovered their first clues to Rsf-1 after sifting
through the entire genome of seven ovarian cancer cell lines using a method developed three years ago with their Johns Hopkins colleague, Victor Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D. The search tool digitizes genetic code and pinpoints abnormalities within precis...
Postpartum treatment key for depression: U of T study
...men are busy and don't attend the classes." After sifting
through hundreds of studies, Dennis conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 randomized control trials focusing on prevention of postpartum depression. The trials involved 7,697 women. Her study is published in the July 2 issue of the Br...
Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells
... the search for the Nipah/Hendra receptor by first sifting
through the genetic sequences of 55,000 possible receptors using microarray technology as a molecular sieve. The scientists compared microarray signals from the 55,000 genetic sequences in one set of Nipah virus-resistant human cells with microarray...