Tag: "system" at medical news
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...o witness. I would love to see the whole treatment system
adopt this intervention."...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...em works by electrically activating the baroreflex system
based in the carotid arteries in the neck, regulat...er degrees of hypertension," Illig says. The Rheos system
consists of a battery-powered implantable generator, which is inserted under the skin near the colla...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...ess. Oxidative stress occurs when the antioxidant system
fails to counteract the generation or exposure to free radicals. Unopposed free radicals can damage sensitive cells in the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, and the immune system, and the researchers believe they may contribute to the neurological, ...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...aces of the gas must have come through the exhaust system
of the bus. Eduardo Behrentz, a post-doctoral res...s leaking into the cabin of the bus further up the system
than the tailpipe, which is where the particle trap is located. Exactly how that exhaust is entering...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...the spread of infection and turn on various immune system
components, she said. This step is followed by activation of T cells that circulate into the lungs to further limit viral spread. There were considerable differences between the obese and lean animals in both gene expression and protein expression of...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...ction of the brain, we need to identify the neural system
that has given rise to this altered pattern of behavior," Behrmann said. "The detective work is well under way." Unlike the acquired form of prosopagnosia--which results from brain damage such as that suffered in a stroke--congenital prosopagnosia ca...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
...the transportation of tumor cells by the lymphatic system
previously had been considered a passive process. "Our findings reveal that tumor cells, even after they have metastasized to the lymph nodes, can very actively induce the growth of the very channels that will enable transport to other nodes and the...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...nzan University, developed an educational planning system
to cope with alarming national trends in higher ed...ng 13% to their bottom-line profits. An integrated system
of 45 linear programming models using three separate model formulations allows Swift & Company to dy...
A probe, not an echo
...olution Ultrasonic Transmission Tomography" (HUTT) system
that offers 3D images of soft tissue that are supe...e manner. *In addition to improved resolution, the system
can locate tissue features with extreme precision in a objective, fixed-coordinate 3D grid, crucial ...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...lood vessels and the ability of the cardiovascular system
to regulate surges in blood pressure. "While studies have shown that psychosocial factors such as depression, stress and anxiety place heart patients at a much greater risk of suffering future cardiac events or dying, few have looked at the effects o...
...cial development. The key to Impedimap is that the system
can be used to provide instant, accurate feedback ...ng the dressing. It works using an electrode array system
built into the bandage, which builds up a map of the wounds that is then transmitted to a specially ...
People can learn motor skills by watching
...ers tested "the intriguing possibility that such a system
linking observation and action could facilitate motor learning." In the experiments, the researchers asked subjects to move a handle that was part of a robotic device to guide an on-screen cursor to targets. They then divided the subjects into groups...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...he last decade nationally Oregon has had a trauma system
since 1985; Washington's began five years later several level I trauma systems have recently closed, and 19 are threatened with closure, or may be downgraded to a level II center. Researchers attribute many closures to the high cost of operating lev...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...herlands despite its new, more liberal, regulatory system
of such actions. In an accompanying comment Chris Feudtner (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA) outlines five issues in the euthanasia debate. He states: "If we want a policy that would reduce acts of killing to a minimum, we need far better e...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
...on, the virus settles into the cells of the immune system
called B cells, where it remains for life, mostly .... T cells play a major role in keeping the immune system
functioning properly. Due to its interference with immune function and promotion of certain antibod...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...n Health & Science University have developed a new system
to alert clinicians of an OHSU patient's end-of-life wishes upon arrival at OHSU Hospital. The system
is part of OHSU's secure electronic medical records database and provides clinicians with near-immed...
...ies of malignant lymphoma and tumors of the immune system
led to the development of Rituxan, the first monoclonal antibody approved to treat cancer. Dr. Levy's talk will be "Immunology: From science to therapy." V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., D.Sc. , Vice President and Scientific Director of the Medical Science D...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...nt risk of rejection, where the recipient's immune system
will recognize the donated lungs as foreign and attack the transplanted organ. Within the first three months, patients are at highest risk of acute rejection. However, as the patient moves out in time, the primary cause of death in up to 76 percent o...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...t control, motivation and reward, and the dopamine system
is thought to be essential to the brain's response..., we have to be able to selectively manipulate the system
in such a way that we could drive the receptor from high-to low-affinity or otherwise effect its abi...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...n. In general, researchers believe that the immune system
attacks the glands that produce tears and saliva, resulting in dry mouth and dry eyes. Although the disease is generally not life-threatening, it can produce serious symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty swallowing, joint pain and eye problems. Bec...
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