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Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies

... if a building being outfitted with strong support structures is hit by an earthquake while the scaffolding is still up and construction is underway the whole structure is at risk of collapse. In the case of prematurely born infants, the baby's brain literally does not have the time to tie up its loose ends ...

A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development

...aging (DTI) to study the growth of different brain structures and the formation of connections between them, and even changes in brain chemistry. The ultimate goals of the project are to provide an atlas of the development of the healthy child's brain and to link the imaging findings with neurobehavioral functi...

International cooperation boosts EarthCARE

...tion needed for the retrieval of three-dimensional structures of clouds and aerosols. The corresponding short- a...k the observed three-dimensional cloud and aerosol structures to the actual radiances and radiative fluxes. EarthCARE will not only evolve our understanding of ...

UCLA imaging study reveals how pure oxygen harms the brain

...rprising happened on the MRI scan. Three brain structures suddenly lit up: the hippocampus, which helps control blood pressure; the cingulate cortex, which regulates pain perception and blood pressure; and the insula, which monitors physical and emotional stress. All this activity awakened the hypothal...

Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women

...ak. The condition develops when the normal support structures of the urethra and bladder are weakened, causing the bladder to move down toward the bottom of the pelvis. In the sling procedure, a strip of the patients own tissue is placed under the urethra like a hammock and attached to the ligaments of the pu...

Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments

...ce. The implanted cells formed multilayered tissue structures in vivo, and maintained their phenotypic and functional cellular characteristics, suggesting that urine may ultimately be a valuable source for cell harvest for urinary tract tissue reconstruction. This abstract will be presented during Podium Sess...

Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals

...ng environment for infection control. As temporary structures in desert conditions, thorough cleaning is difficult. "The frequent influxes of large numbers of casualties over short periods of time increases the risk of environmental contamination with Acinetobacter and challenges the implementation of standard ...

Better insight into brain anatomical structures

...nanoparticles that produces images of the anatomic structures of mouse brain which are as clear as those obtained by histological examination. Magnetic resonance images after injection of the manganese oxide nanoparticles gave a view into different areas of the mouse brainsin excellent resolution. "We have dev...

MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children

...s were able to discover LCA5, as they have similar structures and functions in the retina. Both the CEP290 and LCA5 genes encode proteins with vital functions in the cilium of the photoreceptors, transporting visual proteins to the compartment where vision occurs. When these genes are mutated, which occurs in a...

Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children

... to reform regulations and develop better research structures for paediatric medicines, says Professor Wong, who is also a member of TEDDY - the Task-force of European Drug Development for the Young. The American Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have been leading the proces...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...ling reaction. In addition, says Kunz, many of the structures that make suitable anchors are themselves highly immunogenic, which can suppress the immune response against the true target, the glycoprotein. This team has now found a good anchoring technique: Their anchor is a thioether (two carbon atoms coupled...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...ditional CT. To be able to resolve such important structures may have an important impact on clinical diagnosis and treatment of temporal bone diseases. (Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:36 AM, Paper TH-C-AUD-9.) ADDITIONAL SESSIONS OF INTEREST This year's President's Symposium, chaired by AAPM President Mar...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

...rk on the nature of three-dimensional Rosetta cell structures combines molecular genetics, live imaging, and quantitative statistical analysis. Her study of a fruit flys cell structure may be applied to other organisms cell structures, with the potential to develop approaches to analyze cell behavior and struct...

Shining light on pancreatic cancer

...t hitting deeper unaffected cells and to scan cell structures on the scale of nanometers, smaller than a doctor can see with a microscope. "Contemporary diagnostic medicine frequently relies on invasive procedures, such as endoscopy, to detect disease. In the fictional world of Star Trek, a doctor is able to ...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

...s, said Becky. You find people fiddling about with structures when in fact its more important to get the actual ...he business it is in. It says the answer is not in structures but in a re-focusing of the organisations energy and ways of working: This means learning what it i...

UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life

...he study further by comparing the fossil microbial structures to primitive microbes found today in seafloor envi... A remarkable resemblance was found between the structures of the cultured microbial entities at their stage of disintegration and those of the ancient microbi...

Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease

...r reason, some misfold and the resulting misfolded structures are also beautiful, but sticky. They stick to them...earchers also found that several distinct types of structures could be assembled from individual units of amino acids. "We found that we could build lots of diffe...

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