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

... on a 100 point scale. A DASH diet adherence score was created based on consumption levels of nine ... meat, and fish. Participants were ranked by DASH score into five groups, or quintiles. The ... than did those in the lowest quintile of the DASH score (p-values They also found that four of the ...

Biolex presents Locteron US Phase 2a hepatitis C data at EASL

... cohorts of the PLUS trial. The total severity score for flu-like symptoms for patients in the 320 g ... Locteron was 80 percent lower than the severity score for the PEG-Intron control cohort (severity score was based on number of occurrences adjusted for ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

... suffering some genetic disease (mean acceptance score of around 6.5 points across the sample of countries, with Spain's score at 7.0 on a scale from 0 to 10). Conversely, its ... future baby meets with widespread rejection (mean score below 4 points). The data that follow ...

BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research

... in order to obtain stem cells. The mean agreement score with the idea that such research is very useful ... this kind of research is immoral (mean agreement score above the midpoint on the scale), while those ... the United Kingdom and Italy (mean agreement score below the midpoint). Finally, opinions tend to ...

Biomarker predicts malignancy potential of HG-PIN lesions in the prostate

... cancer. Those patients with a high PTOV1 score should undergo an immediate repeat biopsy, ... of the expression, and derived a quantitative score (Hscore) that ranged from 0 to 300. From this, ... cancerous) of all samples, including those with a score of less than 100, is 34 percent, and the negative ...

4 health behaviors can add 14 extra years of life

... Medical Research Council used a health behaviour score that is easy to understand in order to assess the ... completed a questionnaire that resulted in a score between 0 and 4. A point was awarded for each of ... an average period of eleven years people with a score of 0 i.e. those who did not undertake any of ...

University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer

... of black and white men, all of whom had Gleason score 6 or 7 tumors, indicating moderate risk. The ... in black men and 1.59 in white men for Gleason score 6 tumors, and 1.49 in black men and 1.35 in white men of Gleason score 7 tumors. All these ratios were higher than the ...

Futronic Launches FS22 Fingerprint Access Control Device

... products in the market which stop the matching when preset matching score is reached, matches the input fingerprint to all fingerprints stored in ... result. That is, the matching does not stop even after getting preset score but will continue to match all fingerprints and return the fingerprint ...

Estimate soil texture-by-feel

... texture. If the estimate coincides exactly with laboratory results, the score is 100%. If the estimate and laboratory results are as far apart as possible, at opposite corners of the texture triangle, the score is zero. "Students appreciate the fairness of grading. Also, we can use ...

Cell-based therapy shows promise in patients with Parkinson's disease

... days later. The primary efficacy measure in this trial is the motor score of the Unified Parkinsons Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) when the patient ... of life scores (23 percent improvement from baseline of total PDQ-39 score at 48 months). Several of these patients have been monitored for 6 years ...

Simple screening questionnaire for kidney disease outperforms current clinical practice guidelines

... by national surveys and community health studies. "If your total score from the SCORED test is 4 or higher, it doesn't mean you have CKD, but we ... kidney function) and/or urine exam by a physician. Similarly, having a low score does not guarantee you are free of this disease, but it means you are ...

UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

... measure academic knowledge of children from kindergarten through high school. Students from the HEADS UP group also had a nine-point gain in test score rankings. Student interest, confidence and self-efficacy in science also increased when using HEADS UP materials, the study found. Murray hopes ...

Sediment yields climate record for past half-million years

... the other from Antarctica," he said. "The record is virtually the same regardless of the location." Surprisingly, Rashid's team was also able to score another first with their analysis of this sediment core a record of the temperature at the sea surface in the North Atlantic. They drew on ...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

... developed this tool to make informed decisions with areas of uncertainty clearly delineated. The tool uses multi-disciplinary criteria for to score a proposed relocation. The criteria include possibility of success of the proposed relocation, its potential for harming the new ecosystem, existing ...

Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

... reassured to see such strong replication in two independent studies" said Newton-Cheh. The QTGEN investigators examined the effect of a genotype score comprised of all 14 variants tested together. The top 20 percent of the population with the highest genotype scores had 160 to 210 percent higher ...

Metastatic bone disease patients can walk in Lazarus' footsteps

... treatment that has been used extensively in the spine to treat the pain of compression fractures. In the study, the average pain intensity score for patients based on the 11-point visual analog scale dropped significantly from 8.8 +/1.4 to 1.8 +/2.1 within 24 hours of osteoplasty, said ...

Intervention method reduces binge drinking

... also had a peak BAC that was 0.039 lower than that of assessment-only participants. Finally, MIF group participants reported a mean alcohol problem score that was 2.32 points lower than study participants who did not receive MIF. ...

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks raises risk of neonatal illness

... encephalopathy, required ventilator support within 24 hours of birth, had umbilical cord arterial pH (a measure of oxygenation) below 7.0, an Apgar score at five minutes of three or below, was admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit or required prolonged hospitalization. Of the 13,258 women who ...

Quiet bison sire more calves than louder rivals

... During bison mating season, the quietest bulls score the most mates and sire the most offspring while studs with the loudest bellows see the least action, according to a surprising new study by ...

House Ear Institute, TGen and Belgian researchers identify gene in age-related hearing loss

... of investigators analyzed the samples and identified genetic risks. In the lab, the research team used Affymetrix GeneChip Human Mapping 500K to score markers across the entire genome of more than 2,000 samples. Friedman said the next step is developing a laboratory model to test pharmaceuticals ...

Marked improvement in body image, physical stamina, post-surgical pectus patients report

... patients to have "trouble" exercising and being physically active. The results showed a stunning improvement, with the physical difficulties score falling between "often" and "very often" before surgery and falling between "sometimes" and "never" after surgery. Cash also believes the body ...

Bipolar disorder genes, pathways identified by Indiana University neuroscientists

... see which combination of genes is present in individuals to come up with a genetic risk score." The goal, he said, is to be able to apply the risk score to test individuals even before the illness manifests itself for preventive measures lifestyle changes, counseling, low-dose medications or to ...

UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river

... add to the tool box," says Melton. Melton admits that even as Americans grow increasingly aware of environmental woes, sediment pollution does not score high on the "green glamour" scale. Yet, he points out, everyone is already feeling its impact through regular advisories that close shellfish beds or ...

NJIT doctoral students receive recognition at poster competition

... of their smaller size and increased surface area. Di Benedetto, who grew up in Newark, but now lives in Little Falls, received the highest score of all participants by demonstrating how the equipment that he assembled, comprising pumps, small-scale reactors, tanks and other laboratory ...

Bison can thrive again, study says

... of other factors, including the socio-economic climate of the regions and the potential for cultural re-connection with bison. The higher the score of these factors, the more likely restoration could take place over time. The bison is one of the great living symbols of North ...

Nurture over nature

... score one for the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, as North Carolina State University geneticists have shown that environmental factors such ...

Wanted: 40,000 more health IT professionals

... been show to be associated with improvements in the quality and safety of health care. Many of the 4,929 hospitals for which an EMR Adoption Model score was available either did not respond to the question of what their IT FTE number was or reported that it was fewer than 5. That left 1,318 hospitals ...

Rare genetic mutations protect against hypertension

... to mutations in single genes. Such patients are often identified through family histories of extreme blood pressure. To date, his group has found a score of gene mutations that lower or raise blood pressure, including those that cause the extreme low blood pressure found in patients with Gitelman and ...

Portable device quickly detects early Alzheimer's

... last about an hour and a half. They must be given by a trained technician in a quiet environment, because any distractions can influence the patients score and reduce the tests effectiveness. Because of their length and expense, the tests are not used as regular screening tools and typically are given ...

Researchers find association between food insecurity and developmental risk in children

... sites in Boston, Little Rock, Baltimore, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. The target child from each household was weighed and weight-for-age score was calculated. In the sample of 2,010 families, the researchers found 21 percent reported food insecurity. The results of the analyses revealed ...

Jingle bells not merry for tone-deaf individuals

... understand the nature of brain anatomical differences, the study correlated musical performance with cortical thickness measures. The lower the score on the MBEA the thicker the cortex in musically-relevant regions of the brain. A uniquely human capability that predates language, music is a ...

Even minute levels of lead cause brain damage in children

... statistician and co-author Charles Henderson, a Cornell senior researcher in human development. He also noted that "even a small decline in an IQ score is likely to be reflected in aptitude test scores such as the SAT." According to the CDC, about one out of every 50 children in the United States ...

HGS announces positive Phase 2 LymphoStat-B at ACR meeting

... the findings at Week 52 was a significantly improved response rate among serologically active patients, as defined by an improvement in SELENA SLEDAI score of 4 points or greater, no new BILAG A flare and no more than one new BILAG B flare, and no worsening in Physicians Global Assessment (46% for ...

Unlocking the function of enzymes

... size and shape, Raushel said, and you can use a computer to take small molecules and fit them into the active site of an enzyme one by one and score them on how well they fit. Its more or less like fitting a key into a lock, but a lot more difficult since both the enzyme and the substrate are ...

Clinical studies show REMICADE reduces incidence of bowel surgeries in ulcerative colitis patients

... Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. About the ACT Long-Term Extension Patients with moderate to severe UC, defined as a baseline Mayo score 6 and 12, who were unresponsive to or intolerant to at least one standard therapy, including corticosteroids, immunosuppressants or 5ASAs, were ...

NYU algorithm enhances ability to detect cancer genes

... suppressor genes using a multi-point statistical score function. Their algorithm is unique in that it ... edition. The new algorithm computes a multipoint score for all intervals of consecutive probes, and the score reflects how well the deletion of that genomic ...

Study shows pine bark naturally decreases severe chronic venous insufficiency

... eight weeks of treatment. A composite, analogue score based on signs and symptoms (edema, pain, ... ankle swelling by 19 percent. A composite score for edema including pain, restless legs, feeling ... half as effective, lowering the composite edema score by 32%. The transdermal oxygen and carbon ...

New genetic test for breast cancer

... For about 55 percent of women, the recurrence score is greater than 25 or less than 11. In these ... depending on their recurrence score. If the score is more than 25, women will receive chemotherapy ... receive hormonal therapy alone. If the recurrence score is between 11 and 25, women will be randomized to ...

AIDS-related cognitive impairment exists in two separate forms

... Gleason Score, which assigns a progressive score of 1-10, based on how differentiated the cells ... cancer sample, works fairly well when the score is either very low or very high, but the ... relapse and cancer recurrence in men who have a score of 6 or 7," she said. "Half of patients with ...
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