Tag: "through" at medical news
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...ories, information about the safety sound traveled through
the brain's fear circuits and reduced the amount o... Kandel also found that the safety signal traveled through
other, previously unknown circuits that lead to the brain's caudoputamen, a region known to be invol...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...neumoniae at some point in their lives. It spreads through
the air and can cause pneumonia. "This study found no benefit from treating the C. pneumoniae bacteria with antibiotic in order to reduce the risk of heart attack or improve overall cardiac outcomes," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. "W...
Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows
...d. Hua gave those losing neurons a fighting chance through
another molecular twist. She managed to silence some neurons near the green, quietly-firing cells. When she did that, the green cells were able to compete successfully and formed longer, more complex arbors. Although this work specifically examined t...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...ke is removed by threading a corkscrew-like device through
a catheter fed through
the groin. While MRIs are considered the gold standard for post stroke analysis, they are rarely per...
Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population
...a. Some of alcohol's effects appear to be mediated through
GABRA2." This gene is often found in persons who do not become alcoholic, but its presence causes a small increase in risk that appears to be consistent across U.S. and Russian populations, Lappalainen said. It is not known how the mechanism increas...
Anti-malarial drugs given to infants can protect them for two years
...ting it into genuine change to improve health-care through
political commitment, resources, and action."...
10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use
...y more funds and by improved organisation mediated through
organisations such as the Malaria Vaccine Initiative. However, it is likely to be at least a decade before an efficacious vaccine is available for widespread use in malaria-endemic countries."...
Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa
..., unless the price is substantially reduced either through
market mechanisms or, more realistically, through
subsidy." FURTHER EVIDENCE TO SHOW DRUG COMBINATION WORKS IN REALISTIC AFRICAN SETTING Also this wee...
The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good
...ending on this disease. RBM is the main instrument through
which African leaders were hoping to achieve the goals of the Abuja Declaration of 2000--where 53 African heads of state pledged to halve malaria mortality by 2010. But since its inception, malaria rates have increased, and the organisation has accum...
'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones
...olon as if the viewer were seeing the inside of it through
an endoscope, the instrument used in traditional colonoscopy. It does not require sedation, although it does require the same bowel-cleansing preparation as the older method. The review is published by ECRI, a nonprofit health services research agenc...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...anesthetized in the operating room at UAB Hospital through
removal of his entire pancreas and the hours-long wait for the pancreatic islet cells to be processed 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 ...
Promising new West Nile therapy cures disease in mice
... 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 antibody. MacroGenics stitched the part of the antibody that cripples the West Nile virus into...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...r. The university invested $250,000 in Arteriocyte through
its Case Technology Ventures fund. The grant is part of the NIH's Small Business Technology Transfer Award program, which is designed to help the transfer of innovative technologies from an academic setting to the commercial sector and rapidly transl...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...e based on evidence that electrical current passes through
cancerous tissue more easily than normal tissue. P...each breast. A small amount of electricity is sent through
the breasts and a computer immediately calculates and presents findings based on Z-Tech's benchmarks...
Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales
...nd their precursors, but more in preventing injury through
detection and rapid intervention by the police thereby reducing burdens on A&E departments."...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...erotic disease. Study patients were people aged 15 through
34 years who died of external causes (accidents, homicides, and suicides). The researchers developed a risk score from CHD factors like age, sex, smoking, and obesity to identify young individuals with a high probability of having advanced atheroscle...
K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
...r than that of a human hair. We can move chemicals through
these channels to either separate them or we can use them to perform chemical reactions. Specifically for NASA, we are developing microfluidic devices which will allow us to automatically monitor the health of human cells on orbit." In the past, astr...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...hich are aberrant proteins that may be transmitted through
food, blood transfusion, or organ donation. A study from researchers in New York and Ohio showed that susceptibility to prion infection can be reduced in mice by treatment with a monoclonal antibody to the prion. Further development of this strategy ...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...se deposits can be reduced and possibly eliminated through
exercise, at least in this mouse model." These fin...ecause they offer insight into one of the pathways through
which exercise and environment might promote resistance to development of cognitive changes that com...
New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines
...reaction and multi-tasking. DETECT runs the wearer through
three types of neuropsychological tests that measure the function of several parts of the brain as it attempts to perform the tests. For example, the first shows the wearer a series of shapes with different colors and textures and gives voice instruc...
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