Tag: "taps" at medical news
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
...the United States, the water that comes out of our taps
is fine. But many home owners prefer to go the extra step and install water treatment products, and there is a multitude from which to choose. This presentation summarizes the different types of products, what they do (or dont do) and how to select o...
Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease
...ients, in which many enrollees will undergo spinal taps
and brain imaging," Relkin said. "We hope to link into that effort to expand on these findings." The dream of a highly accurate Alzheimer's disease test that patients and doctors could use to diagnose illness and guide treatment is the ultimate goal....
Classic illusion sheds new light on the neural site of tactile perception
...sory touch. In the illusion, a rapid succession of taps
is delivered first to the wrist and then to the elbow, which creates the sensation of intervening taps
hopping up the arm (hence the illusion's name), even when no physical stimulus is applied at interve...
The science of tickling (ourselves) is no laughing matter, Queen's psychologist says
...team had shown that people judge self-administered taps
to be weaker than those not linked to their own motion. On unexpected "catch" trials the force sensor was removed, so subjects didn't hit anything with the active finger. However, they still received a tap to the passive finger. And in these trials, ...
Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's
... transfers, Alzheimer's protein "vaccines", spinal taps
and brain tissue sampling. When the 229 study participants were asked which kinds of studies they themselves would allow if they were acting as the surrogate for a loved one, the percentages dropped, but were still high, especially when they perceiv...
Magnetic stimulation may improve stroke recovery
...action time was tested, along with how many finger taps
could be performed over a period of time. The stroke patients improved by as much as 50 percent on some of the tests, such as reaction time when stimulation was applied to the side of the brain not affected by the stroke so as to reduce the motor act...