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Large survey suggests schizophrenia less prevalent than textbooks say

....5% estimate for lifetime prevalence given in many textbooks is a significant overestimate. "This," the authors suggest, "is another example where the research community needs to review their belief systems in the face of data." Another often quoted statistic, namely that "schizophrenia affects about one in a ...

Study: Nose doesn't smell like the eyes see

...described for many years in biology textbooks. The textbooks say that our sense of smell converts odors into brain signals just like our vision converts light into brain signals. But the new work shows that while a key protein pathway is used in both, it behaves quite differently in the nose than it does in th...

Examining how medicine is taught

...urse work, state of the art laboratories, relevant textbooks and demanding clinical rotations produce technically competent physicians. But surveys say that in addition to highly qualified care givers, we want doctors who are compassionate and know how to communicate well when caring for us and our loved ones...

Floyd E. Bloom wins 2005 Sarnat Prize in Mental Health

... publications and co-authored multiple editions of textbooks on neuropsychopharmacology. Bloom received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and went on to receive an M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. After completing an internship with Barnes Hospital in St. Loui...

Study highlights the ramifications of medical misdiagnosis

...heard of FOP.Only eight percent of the 184 medical textbooks that they reviewed contained adequate descriptions of FOP. An accurate diagnosis of the disease can be made based on the clinical findings of tumor-like swellings on the head, neck, back or shoulders in association with malformations of the great (bi...

Solution to bacterial mystery promises new drugs

...ell. The discovery also demonstrated that current textbooks use the wrong type of bacterium as a model to explain a critical biochemical step that most disease-causing bacteria use to make their membranes, according to Charles Rock, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases and senior ...

Connecticut's Hand to receive IADR Salivary Research Award

...as been widely recognized by many contributions to textbooks and invited reviews, appointments as visiting professor, organizer of several meetings, and membership on several editorial boards and committees of professional organizations, including the IADR. The IADR Salivary Research Award, supported by the ...

Birkhed receives Research in Dental Caries Award

...authored chapters in 15 national and international textbooks and is editor or co-editor of three books published in the Scandinavian languages. Dr. Birkhed received his dental degree from Malm Dental School in 1970 and his Doctor of Odontology (PhD equivalent) in Microbiology in 1975 from the same university. ...

Synthetic production of potential pharmaceuticals dramatically simplified by Scripps research team

...n top of the preexisting ones. Organic chemistry textbooks have long declared that the use of protecting groups was essential in natural product synthesis. Textbooks have pointed out that avoiding protecting groups is like avoiding death and taxes, says Baran, who, along with Scripps Research Kellogg School ...

Therapy is not one size fits all

...define psychotherapy across the theories. However, textbooks are still divided into specific theories. A new book, written by two University of Missouri-Columbia experts, aims to revolutionize the way psychotherapy is taught and break the pattern. These scholars encourage students to recognize that the stre...

Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences

... peer-reviewed journal articles and looked through textbooks and other sources for information on sexual activity during sleep or sexual behaviors associated with sleep disorders. The following is a listing of sleep-related disorders and abnormal sexual behaviors and experiences that Dr. Schenck and his coll...

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