Tag: "unique" at medical news
Study confirms that stents releasing medication help keep heart bypass vein grafts open
...g stents used in saphenous vein grafts, which pose unique
challenges for cardiologists specializing in interventional procedures. Michael S. Lee, M.D., the article's first author and an interventional cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai, said old vein grafts have a "mucky" appearance. "They are more likely to bui...
Specialized neurons allow the brain to focus on novel sounds
...malian brainstem. She said these neurons provide a unique
model that can be used in the future to explore some of the neural mechanisms underlying memory, prediction and selective attention. Covey is particularly interested in the role of prediction in cognitive tasks such as bats' use of echolocation and h...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...th with and without implants - were subjected to a unique
sound, one for each cat, that measured the cat's response to cues, such as the sharp clapping of hands or ringing of a bell, to signify a food reward nearby. Within in a week, implanted kittens responded to their individual sound cues, rushing to co...
As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution
... "Decades of space exploration have underlined the unique
value and fragility of the Earth environment," Arino said. "Now through GMES space is coming back to Earth, as a means of managing and protecting our planet." Arino also recounted how ESA has been contributing to the scientific study of climate, in...
'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy
...from a major European cultural center." One of the unique
features of Finger's book is that he shows how Franklin's life and medical views were partly shaped by personal events, including the loss of his son Francis to smallpox, and his own visual problems, painful gout and massive bladder stone. While Fran...
Australians of the year forge partnership for burns drug development
...nary data and keen to explore it." Phylomers are a unique
set of small protein fragments identified and owned by Phylogica that block the protein-protein interactions in cells that lead to disease. Institute Director Professor Fiona Stanley said the exciting aspect of Phylomers is their potential applicatio...
Magnet lab researcher exploring science behind commercial applications of liquid helium
...nary properties," said Van Sciver. "Because of its unique
viscosity and heat conductivity, its flow can be c...unterflow," or in an opposite direction. This is a unique
observation and a link in the chain of science that Van Sciver hopes ultimately will lead to develop...
More funding needed to fight Australia's biggest killer
...ralasian Cardiac Bio-specimen Network (ACBN), is a unique
trans-Tasman initiative to bank heart tissue and D...ce of heart disease in our community, but also the unique
benefits provided by this National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) Enabling Grant appli...
Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference
...Campus in Hillsboro. Scientists there are creating unique
artificial intelligence algorithms that 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 intervent...
Hazardous alcohol use by young adults goes far beyond college campuses
... the college crowd, at-risk alcohol use is neither unique
to, nor necessarily the highest among, individuals...findings are common in the literature, and are not unique
to this study." "Our research helps to emphasize that all young adults are generally at high alco...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...er. The Department of Behavioral Science is unique
in the United States, says its chair clinical psychologist Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D. "It is a fully established department, with resources and faculty, as opposed to a program, which many cancer centers have." This department "focuses on the human...
Agreement signed on milk bioactive products
...ray Goulburn Cooperative Co Ltd for the search for unique
biologically active compounds (bioactives) in milk...the biodiscovery field. "Milk is a rich source of unique
and complex biological molecules and we believe it has the potential to stimulate microbial metaboli...
Mayo Clinic co-sponsoring FDA forum on patient-reported outcomes
... and Drug Administration (FDA) are co-sponsoring a unique
symposium Feb. 23-25, 2006, in Chantilly, Va., to discuss and respond to draft FDA guidance on how to best incorporate Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) into clinical trial development and evaluation. "Patient-reported outcomes, which include topics ...
Details of the first case of avian flu in mainland China
...ghlights the major public health challenges in the unique
setting of backyard farming where infection control measures remain to be improved, and where access to diagnosis and treatment is often limited. Hopefully, lessons from this and other cases will be translated into effective strategies to minimise t...
Adherence to pneumonia treatment guidelines results in better outcomes, Pitt study shows
...ing risks of adverse outcomes from the disease. "A unique
aspect to this study was the use of one of three different interventions at sites, each of varying intensity, allowing us not only to alter care, but also to determine the amount of effort needed to create change," noted lead author Donald M. Yealy, ...
MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance
...strates the strong international interest in these unique
data." The intention is to fly a GERB on all four ...GERB launched on MSG-1. What makes the GERB series unique
is that, for the first time, they observe the Earth disc from geostationary orbit, approximately 36 ...
New study says two million Americans harbor drug-resistant superbug
...bout half of isolates, including MRSA strains, had unique
molecular fingerprinting patterns, and some fell outside recognized groups. "There is a lot about staph colonization we don't know," Dr. Kuehnert said. "Interestingly, carriage of certain strains do seem to vary by sociodemographics, especially ag...
CMS announces fewer, prioritized, less burdensome measures
...m for reporting services under conditions that are unique
or particular to the Medicare program, and therefore are generally not recognized by other payers). Physicians will be forced to report differently on the same measures for commercial payers if G-codes are the only option. Over the past several month...
Building interoperability into medical information
...complicate matters, in most countries there are no unique
person identifiers that would be valid for the whole lifetime of an individual and used by all parties in healthcare and for all episodes of care. In many cases several identifiers for a patient exist even within a single organisation. Consequently ...
New technology developed at Barrow Neurological Institute enhances MRI capabilities
...ed Reconstruction." This method acquires data in a unique
way that allows one to track the motion of the patient during the MRI scan. The motion can then be removed. "While PROPELLER technology continues to be refined, GE has already incorporated the novel method into new medical equipment," said Jim Pipe,...
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