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Comprehensive cardiogenetic testing for families of sudden unexplained death victims can save lives

... always be referred for cardiological and genetic examination in order to identify if they too are at risk of ... "We thought that cardiological and genetic examination of surviving first degree relatives of these SUD ... victims was only 29.8 years old. The initial examination of the relatives consisted of taking personal and ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... during four assessments over 11 years using the Modified Mini-Mental State examination (3MS), which is graded on a 100 point scale. A DASH diet adherence score ... this issue using data from The Third National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988-1994). They identified 1,799 men and women age 60 ...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

... and enabled the Arbitration Court of Moscow to initiate forensic examination and expert study -- BOULDER, Colo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ... these results provided conclusive proof for initiating subsequent forensic examination and expert study in the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Sciences under ...

French Authorities Give Sole Approval to GMAT Exam to Collect Biometric Data to Advance Security

... ensure the highest level of security for the GMAT exam. No other private examination has obtained this permission. GMAC is the international organization ... test centres around the world. The GMAT exam is currently the only examination that utilizes the new PalmSecure palm vein identification technology. ...

The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy

... by "listening to light". In the future this technology may facilitate the examination of tumors or coronary vessels in humans. Since the dawn of the ... cell function. However, the penetration limits for this kind of examination lie between half a millimeter and one millimeter of tissue. In thicker ...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

... and enabled the Arbitration Court of Moscow to initiate forensic examination and expert study -- BOULDER, Colo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ... these results provided conclusive proof for initiating subsequent forensic examination and expert study in the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Sciences under ...

Crop models help increase yield per unit of water used

... Service, Bushland, TX, organized a symposium, "Yield Response to Water: examination of the Role of Crop Models in Predicting Water Use Efficiency," at the ... can be studied and models of WUE can be tested and improved." This examination of WUE estimation by multiple models helps close the gap that exists ...

Fifth annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists

... worldwide with an opportunity to engage in a rigorous and wide-ranging examination of the field of science and religion," says TempletonCambridge Fellowships ... scientific realm. Fellowship organizers note that rigorous journalistic examination of the region where science and theology overlap as well as understanding ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... Emergency and Critical Care developed a new thoracic ultrasound examination called TFAST (Thoracic Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) to ... an incredibly useful bedside technique that empowers the physical examination in a good sized cohort of animals with very good results. It is wonderful ...

F-MARC funds more 'soccer and health' research

... University of Copenhagen. The project in Copenhagen covers: An examination of the long-term cardio-vascular and musculo-skeletal health effects of ... in football and jogging for premenopausal untrained women. An examination whether regular football training is as efficient in the treatment of ...

Highlights from the May 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... researchers used data from the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutritional examination Survey (NHANES) and found the countrys population is not following dietary ... Researchers used data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES) to determine average popcorn consumption among Americans. ...

Critically endangered Amur leopard captured

... The animal was tranquilized and an extensive and high-tech medical examination undertaken by the veterinary team. Alexei Kostyria, biologist from the ... other wildlife in the region. Initial findings from the veterinary examination of the leopard include the presence of a heart murmur, which could be ...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... in the article, Frances E. Thompson, MPH, PhD, and colleagues state, "A major strength of the 2005 NHIS is its large and diverse sample, allowing examination of the independent effects of factors related to added sugars intake in a multivariate setting---the first such analysis with US national data. In ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... was published on-line and will appear in the September print edition. Skelton and colleagues compared data from the National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES). They looked at the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity in a study population of 12,384 children, representing approximately 71 ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

... and they immediately dashed off to the periphery. The URI researcher's dive was more than just a personal test. It was part of a scientific examination of the species some call "red devil" to learn more about their physiology, feeding behavior and swimming abilities. Humboldt squid feed in ...

Ants more rational than humans

... Pratt, an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The authors' insights arose from an examination of the process of nest selection in the ant, Temnothorax curvispinosus. These ant colonies live in small cavities, as small as an acorn, and are ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

... and they immediately dashed off to the periphery. The URI researcher's dive was more than just a personal test. It was part of a scientific examination of the species some call "red devil" to learn more about their physiology, feeding behavior and swimming abilities. Humboldt squid feed in ...

Munich researchers discover new target for tailored antibiotics

... folding pattern of the protein chain and the chemical environment of the active site cavity. The crystal structure opened the door to a detailed examination of the reaction mechanism using computer simulation and mutagen experiments, in which E. coli bacteria are coerced into synthesizing defective IspH ...

'Science Under Siege'

... For more than thirty years, The Skeptical Inquirer has steadfastly championed science and reason and been the leading voice for reliable scientific examination of the paranormal and other questionable claims popularized by the media and mass culture. In this new collection of outstanding recent articles, ...

In the warming West, climate most significant factor in fanning wildfires' flames

... varies among different ecosystems, according to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists. The study is the most detailed examination of wildfire in the United States to date and appears in the current issue of the journal Ecological Applications . "We found that what matters ...

Study finds DNA barcoding requires caution without closer examination

... USDA and an expert in the potato and tomato family ( Solanaceae ), offers just such a cautionary note against accepting this technique without closer examination in his recent article, "DNA Barcoding will Frequently Fail in Complicated Groups: An example in Wild Potatoes" in the June 2009 issue of the ...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

... has also previously been awarded for the development of innovative technologies and computational tools, coordination of data analysis, and an examination of some of the ethical, legal and social implications of human microbiome research. The HMP plans to award more than $115 million in research grants ...

Salt block unexpectedly stretches in Sandia experiments

... over surprisingly long distances by clinging to a special microscope's nanometer-sized tip as it left the surface of the salt. More intense examination showed that surface salt molecules formed a kind of bubble a ductile meniscus with the exploratory tip as it withdrew from penetrating the cube. In ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

... has also previously been awarded for the development of innovative technologies and computational tools, coordination of data analysis, and an examination of some of the ethical, legal and social implications of human microbiome research. ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... Agency and is headquartered at the CNSI. "Based on our rapidly improving understanding of nano-bio interactions, we have done a thorough examination of the literature and our own research progress to identify measures that could be taken for safe design of nanomaterials," he said. "Not only will ...

Size did matter

... fossils, but the results achieved so far show that this technique will surely lead to many important discoveries on fossils", he adds. The X-ray examination of the fossilised ostracods revealed direct parallels with the complex reproductive apparatus of modern relatives of these Cretaceous fossils. The ...

Research vessel Polarstern starts 24th Arctic season

... biological parameters in combination will be installed this year to understand mud volcanism. The Hakon-Mosby mud volcano is a specifically chosen examination area of various EU projects. The third and last journey stage begins on August 5th in Reykjavik (Iceland) and concentrates on geoscientific ...

Beaked, bird-like dinosaur tells story of finger evolution

... China. The dinosaur earned its name from the way its skeletons were preserved, stacked on top of each other in fossilized mire pits. A close examination of the fossil shows that its upper and lower jaws were toothless, demonstrating that the dinosaur possessed a fully developed beak. Its lack of ...

Protein linked to change in tissue that surround and support breast tumors

... In this study, the researchers used transgenic mice in which either the AIB1 or the AIB1delta3 slice variant gene were over-expressed. Upon examination of mammary tissue, they found that the tissue in mice with the splice variant of AIB1 was thicker than that seen in mice with too much of the parent ...

Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered at Penn State College of Medicine

... United States. "These types of transitional research that provide sound basic understanding of a disease process, coupled with detailed examination and critical interpretation of clinical findings, are dependent upon sustained collaborations based upon trust and respect," Bond said. Before this ...

Knock-out drugs: Narrow window for detection

... is suspected, 100 mL urine and at least 10 mL blood should be taken as quickly as possible. If the interval between the incident and the medical examination is longer, a hair sample should be taken. This can be done up to 4 weeks after the incident. Involuntarily taken drugs are only detected in routine ...

AIBS recognizes diversity in the biological sciences

... Lee is a candidate for the doctor of philosophy degree in biological sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lee's current research is an examination of individual differences and behavioral syndromes. Her dissertation is titled "Individual differences in exploratory behavior of prairie voles, ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... food insecurity and adolescent obesity. Among 2,516 participants (1,239 girls, 1,277 boys) drawn from the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition examination Survey, 37 percent of families were considered food insecure. Using five different measures of obesity -- BMI, waist circumference, triceps skinfold ...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

... of treatments for Alzheimer's disease." Among the recipients of grants to support cancer research is Shazib Pervaiz, Ph.D., of NUS for his team's examination of how statins cholesterol-lowering drugs may restrict growth and induce death of cancer cells. "Current breast cancer therapies include ...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

... in those between the ages 14 to 39, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's U.S. National Health and Nutrition examination Survey. A highly infectious and insidious organism, C. trachomatis frequently causes only mild or moderate symptoms in infected individuals, ...

Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is associated with lower risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome

... a cluster of conditions that increases risk for stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Looking at data from the National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004 an ongoing data collection initiative through the Centers for Disease Control and Promotion University of Minnesota's Dr. ...

Annual Michael & Susan Dell lectureship in child health

... Dell Foundation. Childhood obesity is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition examination surveys. Surveys taken from 1976� and 2003� found the prevalence of obesity increased. For children ages 2𔃃, prevalence ...

Chinese slimming capsules

... slimming pill on sale over the Internet. According to the advertising, this contains herbal substances and is declared as a food supplement. However, examination of the formulation has shown that it also contains the active substance sibutramine, which resembles amphetamine and which inhibits the reuptake of ...

Seattle Times reporters win ASM public communications award

... for stricter screening and reporting as well as more stringent health inspections in hospitals. Our judges called the series "an excellent, readable examination of a critically important public health problem." Michael Berens has been an investigative reporter for over 20 years, garnering two Pulitzer ...

Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity

... is among the first to measure the food environment comprehensively," said EHP editor-in-chief Hugh A. Tilson, PhD. National Health and Nutrition examination Survey data show that 32% of Americans over the age of 20 are obese. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ...
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