Tag: "structures" at medical news
New crystal structure of Alzheimer's drug predicted
...it," he says. Predicting polymorphism in molecular structures
is computationally very demanding. Millions of possible structures
need to be analysed to identify those that are likely to be the most stable. Professor Price conduct...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...s, the system allows researchers to see tissues or structures
smaller than the width of a human hair. In addition to Jung, other team members on this project include faculty from the schools of life sciences and engineering at ASU, Eric Reiman, M.D. from Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center; Mark Preul, M.D. ...
Optical imaging added to ultrasound improves breast cancer diagnosis
...cted sound waves to produce images of the internal structures
of the body, is often used to further evaluate suspicious breast lesions found by mammography. But its results are not always reliable enough to avoid a biopsy, in which some of the breast tissue is surgically removed and examined. "Only 10 to 15 p...
Opening wide for new clues about lupus
...e a small biopsy of the tonsils, getting a look at structures
that are present there but not in the blood, which...tudied more commonly. Sanz's team focused on lymph structures
in the tonsils known as germinal centers, where teeming masses of immune cells known as B cells and ...
Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts
...alth outcomes are often due to a range of societal structures
which are not conducive to men's health, notably t...r, we want to see the use of existing services and structures
- but with a focus on preventive approaches, and selective attention to issues for the male populati...
Old mystery solved, revealing origin of regulatory T cells that 'police' and protect the body
...oduce autoimmune disease. "These mysterious little structures
in the thymus are responsible for producing the T cell policemen that our bodies depend so heavily on," says the study's lead author, Yong-Jun Liu, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Immunology. "It is a very smart system that evol...
Purdue's gold nanorods brighten future for medical imaging
...anorods into mice and then took images of the tiny structures
as the nanorods flowed through blood vessels in the animals' ears. Individual nanorods proved to be 58 times brighter than the two-photon fluorescence from a single rhodamine molecule. Within a half hour after being injected, the nanorods could no lo...
What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .
...icate interval timing machine, in which individual structures
busy with their own neural tasks, generate resonances that integrate to become ticks of the neural clock. Meck, Buhusi and their clockwork colleagues are using an array of experimental techniques to try to identify this "baton" timing signal and to r...
Out of sight, out of mind? Not necessarily
...d our study also begins to shed light on the brain structures
that are necessary for consciousness, with the primary visual cortex playing an essential role for visual awareness." The phenomenon of "blindsight" has been reported in patients with brain damage who report not seeing something but correctly identi...
Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast
... resulting stiffness and strength of the laminated structures
has not been fully evaluated, but qualitative testing has shown that these structures
are demonstrably stiffer than the current commercial devices already available." Love added that the...
Academy conference examines how our brains view art & the dynamic interface between art and science
...ctions to art as a means to further understand the structures
of the brain that influence behavior." Among the speakers are: ARTISTS: Suzanne Anker, Visual Artist and Chair, Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts. She is the co-author of The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age Margaret Livings...
Reagent under study as cancer vaccine may also help protect tumors
...is is that bacteria and pathogens will produce new structures
which are seen as dangerous by the immune system using these receptors. This is absolutely the way you should respond to danger. You should get the T cells involved." But the double-edged sword comes in because some dendritic cells also can express I...
Clinical trials stopped early for benefit warrant skepticism from physicians
...c should ask first whether correct and appropriate structures
were in place for analyzing and reviewing, and making decisions based on, the trial's accumulating interim data. Having the members of an effective independent data monitoring committee (DMC) or data and safety monitoring board as the only individua...
Contradictory immune responses explain different therapeutic effects in rheumatoid arthritis
...center synovitis, the inflammatory lymph-node like structures
completely collapsed, effectively halting the infl...ease they are critical in keeping the inflammatory structures
working and functioning, while in other types of disease they seem to do just the opposite. "Physi...
Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage
...heart tissue develop into multicellular, spherical structures
called cardiospheres that express the normal prope... weeks of growth, the cardiospheres organized into structures
consisting of at least two distinct, partially overlapping layers of cells. Cells in the center of ...
Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
...RI. Unlike standard MRI scans that show anatomical structures
in black and white, fMRI offers digitally enhanced color images of brain function, depicting localized changes in blood flow and oxygenation. When particular regions of the brain increase their neural activity in association with various actions or ...
Connective tissue cells from lungs fused with heart muscle to form biological pacemaker
...led pacemaker channels. Such channels are protein structures
that permit electrical signals, the ions, to pass in and out of cells. Within three minutes of fusion, the cells showed signs of forming their own potassium ion channels and began generating their very own electrical current, one much like the heart'...
Researchers zero in on the possible cause of Kawasaki disease
...oped Kawasaki disease bind, or attach, to spheroid structures
in the bronchi, the breathing tubes in the lung. T... Rowley and co-investigators examined the spheroid structures
in acute Kawasaki disease bronchi closely, using a variety of microscopic stains including the very ...
Statement of registered dietitian Rebecca S. Reeves, President of the American Dietetic Association
...resent and future health. Social and environmental structures
can actively support and promote healthy food choices for children."...
How the neuron sprouts its branches
...or Michael Ehlers and his colleagues reported that structures
called "Golgi outposts" play a central role as dis... of growing dendrites. And we thought these remote structures
we had discovered in dendrites called Golgi outposts might play a role." The researchers studied the...
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