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UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

...rocesses by which they interpret it, he said. "One thing these projects all have in common is the 'wow factor,'" Rosenblum said of his work in audio speech, visual speech and face recognition.Test subjects routinely glean more information than they expect from faces."We all read lips to some degree, even w...

Shock wave therapy for kidney stones linked to increased risk of diabetes, hypertension

...ys. "We're assuming doing nothing is not the right thing to do for patients. You have to look at it in terms of treatment alternatives -- percutaneous stone removal [removing a kidney stone through a small incision in the patient's back using an instrument called a nephroscope] or ureteroscopy [snaring a s...

Congenital rubella syndrome nearly eradicated in the US

...untry and congenital rubella syndrome "is almost a thing of the past in the United States." Birth defects resulting from rubella may include blindness, deafness, and congenital heart disease. A rubella epidemic in the early 1960s caused more than 11,000 fetal deaths and 20,000 infants to be born with conge...

Thinner and younger

...bout whether calorie restriction might do the same thing for humans. "We want to learn whether calorie restriction can reverse some of these markers of aging in healthy young people," Holloszy says. "It's going to be many years before we know whether calorie restriction really lengthens life, but if we ca...

Chaos=Order: Physicists make baffling discovery

... the system became ordered and synchronized. "The thing that is counterintuitive is that when you introduce disorder into the system when the [forces on the pendulums] act at random the chaos that was present before disappears and there is order," said Sebastian F. Brandt, physics graduate student and l...

Controlling blood sugar in hospitalized patients saves lives

...lized, your blood sugar level is probably the last thing on your mind. But the fact is that high blood sugar during hospitalization for serious illness increases your risk of infection and death. Roughly one third of patients experience hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, during their hospital stay, and m...

Pigment is focus of macular degeneration research

Whether a tiny yellow pigment is the main thing standing between many older people and macular degeneration is under study at the Medical College of Georgia. Researchers are measuring this macular pigment that sits on the retina at the fovea, the point of highest vision acuity and best color visio...

PENN surgeons offer transfusion-free heart surgery to all

...lmost that simple," said Shapiro. "It was one less thing to do. I didn't have to give any blood to begin with. I was already anxious about making this repair happen as quickly as possible. I didn't want a waiting period for the surgery. I thought, 'Why not give this a shot!'"...

U-M study: Program to boost elderly flu vaccination could save lives

...fluenza vaccination among elders. There is no such thing as an unnecessary flu vaccination for a person 65 years or older."...

Procedure cures some diabetic mice, but not in the way previously reported

...termine how the mice were cured. "It's a positive thing that 4 of 22 mice recovered beta cell function, and we're investigating where that recovery of beta cell function came from," says lead author Anish Suri, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of pathology and immunology in Unanue's lab. "Conceivably...

NJIT environmental psychologist offers tips on how elderly can stay home

...as well as a pilot program for Ocean County. "The thing to keep in mind when assessing a home is to remain flexible and honest when assessing the capabilities of the individual," said Olsen. "Not everything works for everyone. There is no silver bullet. What we suggest are some ideas to try that we have...

No-hands origami: New DNA self-assembly makes more complex structures, more easily

...structures into place on silicon wafers. "The nice thing about what Pauls done is that hes taken us an important step closer to making whatever structure you care to imagine, from the bottom up," said Lieberman, who organized the symposium at which Rothemund presented his findings. Several principles of Ro...

Drinking pink liquid may lead to a black tongue

.... "Also, too much antibiotic usage can do the same thing and give you a black, hairy-looking tongue. And any acidic type of medication can cause canker sores, including chewable vitamin C." Other types of reactions are possible, as well. Some reactions can be prevented, but the dentist must be aware of wha...

Low-income patients reduce heart risk via Internet

...ersus lower- income patients. "The most important thing to improve patient compliance is to have the patient address their physician with a request for care and express knowledge of their condition," he says. "Only when everyone reaches a new level of health education can everyone be a truly equal citizen...

Declines in exercise capacity may be due to lack of training, not just age

...become less physically active with aging. The same thing is observed in a number of disease states and it is unclear if these changes are due to something specific to the underlying disease or if they simply reflect deconditioning due to reduced physical activity imposed by the disease," Dr. Franciosa said...

Hearts hurt when spouses spat

...says. "If someone said, 'What's the most important thing I can do to protect my heart health?' my first answers would be, 'Don't smoke,' 'Get exercise' and 'Eat a sensible diet.' But somewhere on the list would be, 'Pay attention to your relationships.'"...

Penn pairs chronically ill patients with medical students to create better doctors

... patient into the classroom, so to speak. It's one thing to read about a disease; it's another to interact with a patient and see how the disease affects them physically, socially, financially, and coping in general." Douglas Holsclaw, MD, Senior Staff Physician with the Adult Cystic Fibrosis program at Pe...

Technology to improve care at the bedside and beyond

...curity of financial data, why can't we do the same thing with health data, allowing those who need access to medical data to be able to do so, no matter if they are in a doctor's office or in a community hospital nearby or a medical center across town? "This paper provides strategies and priorities for pa...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...ze in chemistry in 2000. "For me the most exciting thing is that this is a generic, inexpensive way of detecting a range of interesting targets," said Kevin Plaxco, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. "Cocaine is just the tip of the iceberg." Currently detecting cocaine (and other illegal an...

Marijuana compound may help stop diabetic retinopathy

...ious. They eat dying nerve cells, making the whole thing irreversibly bad," says Dr. Liou. Interestingly, t...se of concern there are too many of them. The same thing happens in the brain after a stroke. "Long before all these blood vessels start growing, the partner...

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