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Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...and spatial localization, and difficulty detecting simple visual stimuli due to what may be an increase in eye movements. And while dyslexia traditionally has been interpreted as a deficit in language development, it also has been found to be associated with oculomotor deficits. By identifying what areas of...

Why do people have sex?

...N, TexasMany scientists assume people have sex for simple and straightforward reasons such as to experience sexual pleasure or to reproduce, but new research at The University of Texas at Austin reveals hundreds of varied and complex motivations that range from the spiritual to the vengeful. After conduct...

UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue

... only demonstrated this capacity of our gels using simple models, we envision that when injected into the body, the cells encapsulated in the gel can go about their business in restructuring the tissue, Schneider explained. UD's peptide-based hydrogels display several novel features. Not only are they cyt...

Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award

...ive and survive a tumour that's why I try to use a simple language, a human tone, far from unrealistic expectations and false alarms. A further two journalists were specially commended by the Best Cancer Reporter Award jury for the courage in writing their own cancer story in order to raise awareness abou...

Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income

... of inequality vary widely between cities and defy simple explanation. In a study of the 61 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, University of Colorado at Boulder Assistant Professor Liam Downey found that in some cities Hispanics live in the most polluted neighborhoods, but in other cities it is blacks and ...

Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia

A simple test that can be given by any physician predicts a...ntia are an age of 70 or older, poor scores on two simple cognitive tests, slow physical functioning on everyday tasks such as buttoning a shirt or walking 15...

Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble

...nique to keep apples in cold storage for longer. A simple week long pre-treatment with low levels of oxygen at 20C was shown to prevent scald formation - a type of chilling injury associated with prolonged cold storage. Pesis said that 90% of the treated apples were saved from the scald problem in addition ...

Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression

...val in patients with advanced cancer. Although the simple explanation for this is that people close to death get very depressed, two previous small randomised trials showed substantial survival benefits with psychological treatments aimed to improve wellbeing. Therefore Dr Martin Stockler, National Health a...

OHSU Cancer Institute, VA researchers find way to identify which men need a second biopsy

... men who have a negative biopsy. We have derived a simple marker so urologists can identify who is at risk for high-grade prostate cancer," Garzotto said. Rogosin studied what is considered a large group, 511 subjects at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1992 to 2006. All had been referred...

TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis

A new test for diagnosing TB offers a quick and simple alternative to existing three-day methods, accordi... of the authors of the research, said: "This is a simple method of ollecting bacteria from individuals with the early stages of TB, and who are unable to co...

Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes

...at precede diabetes symptoms. Screening involves a simple blood test. Individuals enrolled in the natural history study are closely monitored for diabetes development and may be eligible to participate in the oral insulin trial or future studies that try to arrest the autoimmune process. To lower blood su...

OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein marker for prostate cancer survival

... presence of inflammation. "This could mean that a simple blood test that is already available could help patients and doctors make better decisions as they become more informed about what to expect from the prostate cancer they are facing," said Tomasz Beer, M.D., director of the Prostate Cancer Research p...

New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds

...ion doesnt require a formal screen; it could be as simple as asking a new mother two questions: Has your interest in your usual activities changed? Do you feel depressed or hopeless? We recognize that physicians must cope with many demands on their time, Gaynes said. But depression is one...

Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A simple exercise test may help predict mortality risk in patients with heart failure and help doctors to better tailor treatment strategies, according to new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "This may allow doctors to better ass...

New hope for severe heart disease patients

... and easy to administer treatment regime involving simple injections under the skin, similar to insulin injections for diabetics, could be ready within three years," Dr Bennett said. "This outcome would be a great development for people with severe heart disease offering the exciting prospect of relief from...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

...evel," Harrington said. "This study shows that the simple step of raising the state minimum staffing ratio has a direct impact on the quality of care our seniors receive." Harrington based her analysis on staffing reports submitted by nursing homes to the federal government and data from multiple other so...

Personality changes may help detect form of dementia

ST. PAUL, MN A simple personality test could help doctors detect dementi...training. "Our results show incorporating a brief, simple inventory of personality traits may help improve the detection of dementia with Lewy bodies," said G...

WFU to host international conference of physicists

...ndicate only the presence of radiation by emitting simple clicks, modern scintillator-based instruments can reveal the shape and chemical composition of the radiation source or of any object traversed by the radiation as well, Williams notes. The enhanced capabilities mean safer, more accurate PET and CAT...

Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs

...ancer drugs are frequent, but manageable through a simple and rational treatment approach usually without t...RIs. To address this issue, the authors propose a simple system for classification and treatment of skin reactions. To start, all patients receiving EGFRIs ...

When it comes to preventing amputation in diabetics, site, not size, matters

...nducted over a several-year period, identified two simple items that helped predict recurrence. "The stud...romising in that, out of a whole lot of data, some simple truths emerged," noted David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Professor of Surgery at Scholl College and a pr...

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