Tag: "tracking" at medical news

Beating the aging process naturally

...his co-authors describe using beta glucan-specific tracking dyes to show the skin penetration did take place. "Interestingly, the glucan penetrates in the same way that water penetrates a brick wall--it does not go through the brick, it goes through the concrete binding the bricks together," says Redmond. "As...

Eyes may provide window to future strokes

...archers followed the participants for seven years, tracking which participants had strokes or transient ischemic attacks, also called mini-strokes. For those who died during the study, researchers examined the cause of death to determine whether stroke was involved. Those with eye blood vessel damage were 70 ...

March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana

...n 30 percent since 1981, when the government began tracking prematurity. In Louisiana, the situation is much more dire. Some 15.6 percent of all babies were born premature in 2003 - that's nearly 27 percent higher than the national average - and these grave statistics will only worsen in the wake of Hurricane...

Hodgkin disease survivors face higher risk for stroke later in life

...dhood Cancer Survivor Study, a national consortium tracking the long-term effects of cancer survivors. Children's Medical Center Dallas is also a member and contributed patients to the study. The National Institutes of Health-sponsored study involves 27 institutes and the statistical histories of some 20,000 ...

What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .

...nipulating objects, carrying on a conversation and tracking objects in the environment, they said. "Interval timing is necessary for us to understand temporal order of events, for example when carrying on a conversation," said Meck. "To understand speech, I not only have to process the millisecond intervals i...

New findings help explain how brain pathways control body weight

...control of food intake and energy expenditure were tracking together, or whether there was a divergence such that one MC4R site was controlling food intake and another site was controlling energy expenditure. Using a novel genetic engineering technique, the scientists generated MC4R deficient mice in which th...

ANU cancer researcher wins biomedical award

...the development of a method now used worldwide for tracking white cell migration and cell division. In cancer biology, his interest in cell migration led him to the characterisation and molecular cloning of a key enzyme involved in cell invasion, heparanase. Heparanase allows cancer cells to spread from the p...

Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients

...hat the MRI-based technique was more accurate than tracking the cells using radioactivity and that ultrasound ...location much more accurately than the radioactive tracking method and provided anatomic detail simultaneously -- structural detail not possible by tracking rad...

Iron particles and MRI could replace biopsies to track stem cell therapy and deploy stents

...ved in the same region. "Our results show that MRI tracking of mesenchymal stem cells can be used - as a replacement to surgical biopsy - to verify that such cell-based therapies reached damaged areas of the heart and were able to effect repair and improve heart function," says study senior co-investigator Je...

Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference

... combine information from a variety of sensors and tracking devices placed throughout the homes of seniors, to assess situations in which mobility or cognition problems may be occurring, and to provide intervention and health coaching to seniors to assure their health care needs are being met. "Our goal is to...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...r and smoking cessation. For example, one involves tracking depression in pregnant smokers, based on earlier findings that depression makes it harder for smokers to quit; Research on special populations of smokers, including low income, multi-ethnic HIV-positive persons; Research that examines the cognitive...

Researchers develop new method for studying 'mental time travel'

...t Princeton University have developed a new way of tracking people's mental state as they think back to previous events -- a process that has been described as "mental time travel." The findings, detailed in the Dec. 23 issue of Science, will aid efforts to learn more about how people mine the recesses of mem...

Internet game provides breakthrough in predicting the spread of epidemics, report scientists

...cabinetmaker, who showed him the internet game for tracking the movement of dollar bills, located at www.wher...d of epidemics. "Since we can't track people with tracking devices, like we do animals, we needed to get data that provided us with millions of movements of in...

Bank of America grant to expand community-based childhood immunization program in northern Manhattan

...nity; Reliance on proven strategies of reminders, tracking and positive feedback to community organizations and parents. "We are delighted with our alliance with the Bank of America Charitable Foundation," says Roy Vagelos, MD, chairman of Columbia University Medical Center's capital campaign, Defining the...

Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging study launched nationwide by National Institutes of Health

...rrelations among the data to develop standards for tracking the progression of memory decline. A unique feature of the project is the development of an imaging and biomarker database that can be tapped by researchers in both the public and private sectors as they develop and test drugs for memory decline. "Ou...

Study shows media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children

...his influenza season, utilizing the office's media tracking software and other media sources. Coverage was tracked for VUMC references with mentions of "flu" and "influenza" in print, wire services, radio, Internet news and television on the local and national levels. "It was gratifying for our office to have...

Concern over fast tracking of new drugs

Concerns over the fast tracking of new drugs for commercial licensing are raised b...after three months raises questions about the fast tracking of new drugs by the FDA for commercial licensing, says the author, consultant neurologist Abhijit Ch...

Marrow-derived stem cells deliver new cytokine to kill brain tumor cells, offer protection

... enables certain neural stem cells to develop this tracking ability and genetically engineered neural stem cells to transport several cytokines proteins that regulate immune responses to track down and destroy glioma cells. In 2002, the scientists reported that they had produced central nervous system cells...

Depression, anxiety in girls linked to higher body mass index in women

...rrespond to growth chart percentiles and allow for tracking a child's relative weight through adolescence. During the study, 310 participants (119 men and 191 women) had anxiety disorders and 148 (50 men and 98 women) were depressed. Women with anxiety disorders had significantly higher BMI z scores than wo...

Innovative approach affords Binghamton University researchers clearer view of autism

...hem. Using a combination of a state-of-the-art eye tracking system, miniaturized psychophysiological monitorin...li from the world around them. The team is using a tracking system that doesn't require the subject to wear a tracking device. Instead a video camera, built int...

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