Tag: "understanding" at medical news

Honor for University of Nottingham professor

...e Medical Research Council, are helping to improve understanding of the challenges faced by babies born at 25 weeks gestation or less, and improve the treatment they receive. Professor Marlow and his team also have an important collaborative project, using MRI with the School of Psychology, to evaluate neuropsyc...

HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving

...des, "we are obliged to make sure through a better understanding of factors associated with outcome that we are minimizing harm to patients with our current management strategies." ...

TWAS, illycaff announce Trieste Science Prize winners 2007

...rera-Estrella has recently turned his attention to understanding the molecular mechanisms that make it possible for plants to tolerate toxic concentrations of aluminum and, more generally, that enable plants to adapt to nutrient-deficient soils. This is a critically important issue in Latin America, where some 500...

Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time

..." "The present report contributes to the growing understanding of the role of miRNAs in oncogenesis and describes the global expression patterns of miRNAs in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. As we and other laboratories continue to identify the expression patterns of various solid tumors, the application of this knowl...

Who receives a kidney transplant first?

...ld of medicine that is totally dependent on public understanding and support, for without donors and recipients, transplantation would simply not exist," says Shapiro. ...

JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007

...AG1 or RAG2 that affect T and B cell function. Our understanding of OS has been limited due to the absence of a suitable animal model of disease. In the May 1st issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, two separate studies each report a distinct mouse model of Omenn syndrome and provide insight into the gen...

Young Australian scientist honored at international meeting

... said Ms Bachmann. "We are trying to gain a better understanding of what causes this resistance andwhat can be done to manage drug resistance in leukaemia patients. With thisknowledge, doctors will be able to devise more effective treatment strategies forpatients." Ms Bachmann will be completing her PhD in early 2...

Iyengar yoga can promote well-being in women breast cancer survivors

... to activation signals, which may be important for understanding how physical activity and meditative practices benefit the immune system. The function of genes in immune cells can be regulated by proteins called transcription factors. Transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) is linked to immune cell a...

Mayo Clinic research in cardiovascular disease presented at Experimental Biology 2007

...e. These research findings will lead to improved understanding of the molecular design of EPCs, says Dr. Katusic, a specialist in cardiovascular pharmacology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn. The study was funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. EVIDENCE OF NANOPARTICLES FOUND IN...

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes similar at molecular level

...w basic research can have a profound impact on our understanding of health, biotechnology and other practical issues," said Parag Chitnis, program director in National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences....

Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen

... the healthy human body, we can gain a much better understanding of what goes wrong when you get a disorder and how diseases can be treated more effectively, for instance with tailored proteins as drugs," explains professor Ulla Wewer, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, who will receive the grant from the Nov...

Does a peptide affect the heart's response to social isolation?

...t), the results serve as a springboard into better understanding the mechanisms that underlie the relations between social behavior and cardiac function in humans....

How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers

...ring reorganization, providing a much more dynamic understanding of brain plasticity. "With this approach, we'll be able to see the reorganization as it happens," Kalatsky said. These maps will help scientists determine how much recovery from brain injury is possible without the assistance of medication. ...

Decision making by the growing elderly population is uncharted territory

...function independently is a particular concern. By understanding when the elderly make decisions as well as or bett...tments, when to quit driving and what food to eat, understanding age differences in how information is processed in decisions has important theoretical and pragmatic...

Research finds that male athletes prefer female team physicians

... for them as people and athletes, as well as being understanding and respectful. Good listening and communication s...assion towards the athlete. Trust, sensitivity and understanding were important, as was having a positive, encouraging and open-minded attitude towards the athlete w...

Dopamine-related drugs affect reward-seeking behavior

...Paris, France. The findings may provide a better understanding of the side effects of dopamine-related drugs and the disorders they are used to treat, such as Parkinsons disease and schizophrenia. "This study may explain why dopamine depletion leads to the lack of motivation often described in people with Parkin...

Water flows like molasses on the nanoscale

...logical and pharmaceutical research, especially in understanding processes that depend on hydrated ionic transport through nanoscale channels and pores. Riedo and Landman's next steps are to introduce impurities in the water to study how that affects its properties. ...

SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies

...nt advances that promise to have a major impact on understanding how the brain works. A major theme of Gores work is the development of methods for studying human brain structure and function using magnetic resonance and spectroscopy and for integrating fMRI data with other imaging methods. He is the Chancellors U...

Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2

...pace can be achieved, and in turn lead to a better understanding of the impact that changing climate is having on the polar ice fields....

First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences

... Health and Air Pollution study is to get a better understanding of the effect of air pollution on breathing problems, asthma and allergies in Australian children. "Air pollution is an important public health issue and this study will help us identify how the levels of air pollution seen in Australian cities inf...

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