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Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows

...the fish alive but immobile. The researchers could then focus video cameras on the fish's developing brain to watch how the branches of individual neurons grew and shrank over time. It turns out that determining which of the branches will grow follows an age-old axiom: The squeaky neuron gets the grease....

Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene

...s a gene's product, its messenger RNA. This action then blocks translation and production of the protein t...use breast cells transduced with STAT3, shRNA were then tested in immunocompetent mice, researchers found that the treated breast cancer cells were unable t...

UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season

...rts of the day and always hydrate. The athlete can then increase training load. In hot temperatures, take a drink every 10 to 15 minutes, even if not thirsty. Dr. Palacios who serves as a team physician for several local high schools and colleges is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, A...

Counting the human cost of international trade

...e full social and environmental costs of transport then trade would be much less efficient and they would show little enthusiasm for it, writes Professor Ian Roberts. Fortunately for business, ordinary people pay much of the costs, so that business in Africa is lucrative. According to the World Health Org...

'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

...than twice, for the diagnostic CT colonography and then again for any necessary polyp removal," Turkelson says. If CT colonography becomes more popular as a colorectal cancer screening test, the resulting increase in follow-up colonoscopies "could be quite substantial," according to the report. "Patients...

Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment

...n be loaded with a wide variety of drugs that will then be directed to growing tumors. "When drug-bearing nanoparticles also contain an imaging agent, you can get a visible signal that allows you to measure how much medication got to the tumor," Lanza says. "You would know the same day you treated the pat...

Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes

...d in a specialized UAB laboratory. The cells were then returned to the operating room and infused into the patient's liver, where they have begun to produce insulin. Few hospitals have the technologically sophisticated facilities necessary to isolate and purify the pancreatic islet cells eit...

Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction

... converted to geographical coordinates, which were then cross-referenced with data on all known sources of pollutant emission since 1960. According to the results of the study of the hardness of the drinking water, there is no evidence that the hardness of the water or its magnesium or calcium content has...

Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice

... region of the E protein, known as domain III, and then a group of amino acids in that domain. "The big surprise for us was that all of the potently neutralizing antibodies appear to recognize the same general region of this domain," says Fremont. "It was very consistent--all the neutralizing antibodies ...

Promising new West Nile therapy cures disease in mice

... monoclonal antibodies against West Nile virus and then eliminated the less effective ones through a tedious molecular-level screening process. They then turned to Rockville, MD-based MacroGenics Inc., to create a human-like version of the most effective...

NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease

... types derived from the blood in a unique way, and then infusing damaged tissues with them so new blood ve...cells drawn from their own blood. These cells will then be enriched in the laboratory and reinjected into the patients at the site of their damaged heart ti...

New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid

...ind of work will continue for another three years, then development of caBIG will enter a new phase where it will be used and modified continuously. The vision fueling the grid is nothing short of boundless."...

Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly

...ny reason. The medical charts and radiographs were then reviewed in detail to determine whether the patient had a moderate-to-severe vertebral fracture. Seventy-two (16 percent) of the 459 patients had a moderate-to-severe vertebral fracture on the basis of their radiograph. Forty-three (60 percent) of t...

Insulin-producing cells from brain cursors

...d to glucose out of the body. When the cells were then transplanted into immunocompromised mice the cells could also be stimulated by glucose to produce human insulin. Future work will need to establish the long-term stability and safety of these cells and to work out how to scale up such a process to pr...

K-State professor takes chemistry to another world

...goes into a parabola about 45 degrees nose-up, and then it begins to decelerate. When the deceleration mat...ation directly with the biological experiments and then sending the data back to earth using radio communication. Thus, scientists can do the analysis in sp...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...controller) to respond to the commands. The device then measures the wearer's response times and answer selections. If the response time is too slow or the incorrect answers were provided, it indicates impairment. The DETECT system includes a laptop to run the software, a head-mounted display, earmuffs t...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

...infants with suspected or proven NEC. Researchers then compared the CDS findings with those from abdominal x-rays. CDS uses high-frequency sound waves to detect and quantify blood flow. When x-rays are used to diagnose dead bowel in NEC, doctors are looking for perforations in the intestine or gas in the...

Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program

...nk milk with less fat or eat whole-grain products, then the revised food packages for children and women may inadvertently result in less grain and milk consumption....

New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease

...ents are at higher risk for conditions like HIVAN, then perhaps we should be treating them earlier than we..., 'Well, I have to tackle somebody's HIV first and then worry about the kidneys next.' Fortunately, you may be doing both at the same time." However, some a...

OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms

...lored boxes and asked to name the colors. They are then shown the names of colors printed with different-colored inks, such as the word "green" printed in red, and asked to read the word. Finally, patients are asked to describe the ink used for each word. Lovera said the differences in the Stroop result w...

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