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A neural mosaic of tones

...ientists presented tones that were louder than the soft test tones that are commonly used in electrophysiological studies. "Larger and larger areas of the auditory cortex become active when we do this, but our challenge was to preserve the broad topography by not presenting sounds too loudly," Petkov expl...

Reports characterize fungal eye infections among soft contact lens wearers

...e fungus implicated in recent eye infections among soft contact lens wearers, is associated with an increa...wn as the cornea, has been associated with wearing soft contact lenses, but such infections usually have not been caused by fungi. At the authors' institut...

New understanding of Ewing's sarcoma suggests novel treatment strategy

...Ewing's sarcoma results in solid tumors in bone or soft tissue and is caused by a translocation between two chromosomes which fuses the EWS gene from chromosome 22 to the FLI1 gene of chromosome 11. This fusion produces the EWS-FLI1 fusion protein which is only found in tumors. This translocation is prese...

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression by up to a quarter

...ue in 2006, showed that listening to 45 minutes of soft music before bedtime can improve sleep by more than a third....

Study: Super-sizing your food takes a hidden toll on your pocketbook

MADISON -- From a soft drink in a mega-size cup to a jumbo order of fries...ence between regular and up-sized french fries and soft drinks at three major fast food chains, Close used studies of body mass index and medical cost, aver...

Cure for reading glasses may be in view

...If it's still too hard, you cut some more. If it's soft enough, you stop." The future plan is to automate the procedure to quickly cover the entire lens with bubbles, he said. The team, which will begin testing this year, is talking with several companies about commercial opportunities....

Biologic therapies lead evolution of Crohn's treatments

...ness, including the daily number of liquid or very soft stools, severity of abdominal pain, level of general well-being and other measures. A score of less than 150 is generally considered remission. Adalimumab Induces and Maintains Clinical Response and Remission in Patients With Active Crohn's Diseas...

New technique offers relief for patients with spinal tumors

...ith saline solution to gently and precisely remove soft tissue at low temperature minimizing damage to healthy tissue. "This image-guided procedure guarantees ultimate accuracy," said Wong. It enables us to provide pain relief and improved mobility to patients while minimizing risks that have traditiona...

NYU, Austrian researchers create non-invasive imaging method with advantages over conventional MRI

... MRI allows clinicians to non-invasively visualize soft tissue in the interior of the human body through the application of radiofrequency (rf) irradiation. However, the rf pulses of MRI machines deposit heat in patients and medical staff, though safety regulations that limit energy deposition have long b...

Doctor proposes five steps we can take to help curb child obesity

...s. And it's no wonder. High-calorie fast foods and soft drinks are everywhere, and they are heavily promot...ive principal culprits for obesity among children: soft drinks ("liquid candy"); fast food; television and video games; the inactivity of youngsters both at...

Factor stimulates cartilage growth from stem cells

...n that is involved in hardening, or ossifying, the soft ends of long bones that come into contact with cartilage. The researchers found that BMP-6 significantly increased the production of two important biochemical markers of cartilage cell proliferation. Specifically, hADAS cells treated with BMP-6 incre...

Magnetically guided catheter zaps atrial fibrillation

...l electrophysiology is beginning as magnetic, very soft catheters can be navigated in the heart more precisely and safely than manual catheters without risk of major complications, even in less experienced centers," said Carlo Pappone, M.D., Ph.D. from the Department of Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Uni...

New hope for tissue regeneration and joint repair

... the boundary between the bone and the surrounding soft tissues. Their study, featured in the April 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), is the first to identify periosteal cells as MSCs, with multipotent properties at the single cell level and the...

Doctors must work together better to improve survival in teenage and young adult cancer patients

...There has been no improvement for bone cancers and soft tissue sarcomas, for example. Furthermore, where improvement in survival has occurred, it is seen much less in teenagers and young adults than in younger children. "We need to explore why young people have a very low entry rate into clinical trials....

Drug shown to provide much needed alternative therapy for chronic shoulder pain

...clusionary criteria, as well as an MRI to diagnose soft tissue and bony pathology or a tear in the rotator cuff. The 602 patients who comprised the study population were broken up into three groups. One group received five injections of the drug over six months. A second group received three injections,...

NJIT environmental psychologist offers tips on how elderly can stay home

... A Home for Life, NJIT Press, 2005. The text is a soft cover, easy-to-read and follow, 78-page guide for creating, safe, comfortable homes. A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service supported their work. "Research shows that living at home for many people is better than being sent t...

Resolvin E1 protects against inflammation and bone loss

...gum disease provided remarkable protection against soft tissue and bone loss associated with gum disease (periodontitis). Analysis of these data supports the concept that inflammation is a good therapeutic target in the treatment of periodontal disease....

Study indicates dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistant community-acquired staph infections

...us (MRSA), making it the primary cause of skin and soft tissue infections. An editorial accompanying the ... that 72 percent of community-onset Staph skin and soft tissue infections among patients receiving care at the Grady Health System (Grady Memorial Hospital ...

Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality to train brain and heart surgeons

...ation technology. They also are experimenting with soft tissue models and "haptics" technology to replicate the appearance and functions of the heart and brain, and enable doctors to "feel" when they accomplish procedures correctly. "Laparoscopy requires a different skill set than open surgery," Cavusogl...

Scientists uncover genes for virulence in strain of community-acquired MRSA

...0 and has been implicated in outbreaks of skin and soft tissue infections in healthy individuals in 21 US states, Canada, and Europe. USA300 is associated with unusually invasive disease and is also sometimes resistant to multiple antibiotics. Franoise Perdreau-Remington, Binh Diep (University of Califor...

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