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Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... 70.6% of Italians, and 64.5% of French. difficulties of access to treatment were cited more by ... of the two countries and the fact that language difficulties are limited, it was not surprising to find French ... should include the experiences of patients, the difficulties they experience, the impact of such movements on ...

Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes

... infants and other newborns with severe swallowing difficulties learn to feed on their own. According to a study ... to help 15 out of 20 infants with severe feeding difficulties and airway concerns learn to feed by mouth. ... disorders in infants. Symptoms of feeding difficulties include difficulty breathing, spluttering, ...

Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

... of indoor location systems. In particular, they will explain the difficulties of navigating and communicating while working in the extreme environment ... These situational challenges are in addition to the technical difficulties involved in locating people in three dimensions to within one foot inside ...

Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives

... waste collected. By contrast, community sector representatives can have difficulties in engaging local authorities support for projects to reuse furniture ... that partnership working is rarely straightforward and can be fraught with difficulties and tensions. Emotional commitment, shared vision, agreed objectives, ...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

... the information needed to plan movements and to learn new motor skills. It was not suspected that these otherwise healthy individuals had such difficulties since doctors only saw those who presented with the uncontrollable movements. While their brains show the same abnormal network, only ...

LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region

... thoughts to the world, or become convinced that others are plotting to harm them. These experiences can make them fearful and withdrawn and cause difficulties when they try to have relationships with others. The LSUHSC research team, which included LSUHSC Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, ...

Female human embryos adjust the balance of X chromosomes before implantation

... Centre (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). If preimplantation XCI in mice fails for any reason, it results in cell and embryo death. Due to the difficulties of investigating XCI in human embryos (because of the shortage of embryos available for research), no one knew how XCI worked in humans and, in fact, ...

Study finds DNA barcoding requires caution without closer examination

... rely on a DNA barcode alone to distinguish among species in complex groups such as section Petota . Spooner extrapolates from the taxonomic difficulties of section Petota to many other groups possessing similar biological traits, and points out that DNA barcoding needs to be accepted with great ...

Bullies have harassed 14 percent of workers over past 6 months

... Psicothema . According to the authors of the work, published by Psicothema, "the conclusions reached to date have been highly varied, due to the difficulties in the conceptual definition of mobbing". However, they tell SINC that "workplace abuse is a phenomenon with many causes, can lead to negative ...

Early identification of dementia increasingly difficult

... three years later. 'We can't say that memory loss is the only meaningful sign of future dementia among 85-year-olds, since other symptoms, such as difficulties finding words or drawing a geometric figure, were needed for their risk of developing dementia to increase', says Sacuiu. The H70 study H70, ...

Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation

... of brain cells to encode information from experiences in the Angelman syndrome model suggested that this is the basis for the profound learning difficulties in these patients. The scientists didn't expect to find that the plasticity of the cellular connections could be restored in visual areas of ...

Lithium may help radiation target cancer, spare healthy tissue

... with all treatment modalities, radiation often causes long-term side effects. In particular, neurological impairments including lowered IQ, learning difficulties and memory loss have been reported, especially in children treated for brain cancers. Radiation-induced damage to the healthy cells of the ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... ethanol fuel from wheat straw, corn cobs, and other crop waste rather than food crops appear to be stalling as biofuel companies face mounting difficulties bringing it to the marketplace. That's according to an article scheduled for the April 27 issue of Chemical & Engineering News , ACS' weekly ...

Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic

... environmental issues. At the other end of the spectrum, 42 percent of American students performed at or below Level D. Students at this level showed difficulties answering questions containing scientific information relevant to basic environmental phenomena or issues. In addition to gauging students' level ...

Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder

... to normal mice. The mutant mice also have deformities in throat cartilage structures, which may provide insight to the swallowing and speaking difficulties experienced by many WHS patients. This mouse model of WHS provides a valuable new tool for researchers studying this developmental disorder. It ...

Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor active in human pancreatic cancers

... Finally some promising news about pancreatic cancer, one of the most fatal cancers, due to the difficulties of early detection and the lack of effective therapies: Johns Hopkins University pathologist Akhilesh Pandey has identified an epidermal growth ...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

... NEW ORLEANSDrug addiction affects millions of people around the world, causing numerous problems ranging from emotional and psychological difficulties to physical and health issues. Initial drug use can be motivated by curiosity or peer pressure, but in some animals, such as rats, it can also be the ...

Early isolation linked to enhanced response to cocaine

... NEW ORLEANSDrug addiction affects millions of people around the world, causing numerous problems ranging from emotional and psychological difficulties to physical and health issues. Initial drug use can be motivated by curiosity or peer pressure, but in some animals, such as rats, it can also be the ...

CEL-SCI Corporation to Launch Aseptic Filling for Stem Cell Produced Therapies and Other Biological Products

... clinical studies, timely development of any potential products that can be shown to be safe and effective, receiving necessary regulatory approvals, difficulties in manufacturing any of the Company's potential products, inability to raise the necessary capital to achieve the planned objectives and the risk ...

MIT: Why we have difficulty recognizing faces in photo negatives

... the results and methodologies could help researchers probe face-perception skills in children with autism, who are often reported to experience difficulties analyzing facial information. Anyone who remembers the days before digital photography has probably noticed that it's much harder to identify ...

New aerosol observing technique turns gray skies to blue

... in understanding what drives climate change. But quantifying the influence of aerosols on the atmosphere and climate has been hampered by difficulties in measuring the aerosols themselves. The problem is especially acute over land, where the glare from sunlight reflecting off Earth's surface ...

Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort

... approachable by rescue boats. "The typical success rate for freeing right whales from fishing gear is about 50 percent due largely in part to the difficulties in getting close enough to cut the entangling gear," said Jamison Smith, NOAA's East Coast project leader for whale disentanglement. "We hope this ...

New equation of state of seawater

... KEY, Fla. Seawater is a complex, dynamic mixture of dissolved minerals, salts, and organic materials that despite scientists best efforts, presents difficulties in measuring its potential to contain and disperse energy. Like the water itself, the calculations scientists employ to measure seawater are fluid, ...

Mayo Clinic researchers suspect a novel gene is causing restless legs syndrome in a large family

... affect some people's quality of life," he says. Dr. Lin's patient told him that many of her relatives also have the same trouble sleeping difficulties she could trace back through her ancestry. With the patient's approval, that information was relayed to "gene hunters" in Mayo Clinic's ...

Sports technology for para-athletes: Closing the gap

... The paper provides a general overview on prosthesis technology. It highlights the challenges and disadvantages of a prosthetic fitting including the difficulties in selection, fitting and the alignment adaptation of the socket; as well as other issues such as the compensatory strategies of the amputee. ...

No quick or easy technological fix for climate change, researchers say

... the world's entire commercial flight industry. And even after that massive investment, the climatic response would be highly uncertain." Given the difficulties of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the idea of a simple large-scale technological solution to climate change can seem very appealing. "Global ...

New satellite data reveal impact of Olympic pollution controls

... to the south of Beijing. However, she cautions that it is difficult to capture accurate readings of sulfur dioxide from the satellites due to difficulties detecting the gas low to the ground, where it is most abundant. It's best to consider the SO 2 measurements a work in progress, emphasized ....

World fertilizer prices drop dramatically after soaring to all-time highs

... fell and stocks accumulated. Fertilizer manufacturers cut back on production. "But potash prices have stayed high due to its shortage and difficulties in transporting Russian potash because of an enormous and expanding sinkhole near the Silvinit mines," Gregory says. "Demand for potash increased ...

A spoonful of sugar?

... girls with diabetes who worry that their insulin will cause them to gain weight. In addition to this, there may be other barriers such as learning difficulties or reluctant parents who worry about the long-term effect that drugs are having on their child's health. Problems can also arise from the ...

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

... pre-surgery 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 ...

Europe cores in EUROCORES: Ocean drilling in EuroMARC

... into hurricane season and might lose a week of operations" elaborated Schneider. At times, failures of cruises are more man-made and can reach from difficulties in receiving territorial approval before strict deadlines via rescheduling of slots on the coring ships to failed orders of indispensable drilling ...

Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy

... public hearing at Medicare's Baltimore headquarters. They brought with them dozens of letters from maggot therapists and patients frustrated by their difficulties getting reimbursed by insurance companies and Medicare subcontractors for their maggot therapy expenses. Medicare officials were quite sympathetic to ...

OSA's ISP launches with research on breathing disorders and congenital heart defects

... IN PEOPLE WITH BREATHING PROBLEMS When the small airways inside a person's lungs narrow, a problem referred to as "stenosis," severe breathing difficulties can result. Doctors often treat this condition by inserting a small medical stent into the airway to open it up and ease breathing. Critical to this ...

Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish

... Lepophidium profundorum, a species found in the Atlantic Ocean. "Little is known about acoustic communication in the deep sea because of the difficulties of observing fish in this habitat. Based on anatomy, ophidiid fishes, or cusk-eels, are likely one of the chief sound producers. They have unusual ...

£2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes

... apathetic or exhibit behaviour at the other extreme and lose normal social values which lead them to act inappropriately. "Speech and language difficulties fall into two main types: sufferers can develop problems with grammar and pronunciation or have semantic dementia where they lose the information ...

Improving our ability to peek inside molecules

... with scientists across the country and in Germany and Sweden to utilize high-energy X-ray beams, combined with complex algorithms, to overcome difficulties in current technology. The work began more than five years ago as a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project, headed by Stefano ...

Thawing permafrost likely to boost global warming

... thawing can be seen in Alaska and Siberia as dramatic subsidence features called thermokarsts. Schuur and his colleagues acknowledge many difficulties in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from permafrost regions, which hold more carbon in the Arctic and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere ...

Racing cane toads reveals they get cold feet on Southern Australia invasion

... per year. And they couldn't move at all under typical weather conditions in Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. They found that toads have particular difficulties in parts of southern Australia with what are known as Mediterranean climates places with cold wet winters and warm dry summers. "These are ...

Chips are down as Manchester makes protein scanning breakthrough

... "DNA chips have revolutionised biological and medical science. For many years scientists have tried to develop similar protein chips but technical difficulties associated with attaching large numbers of proteins to surfaces have prevented their widespread application. "The method we have developed could ...

Big-brained animals evolve faster

... novel resources. Despite the progress, the role of the brain in the adaptive diversification of animals has remained controversial, mostly due to the difficulties to demonstrate that big-brained animals evolve faster. Now, ecologist Daniel Sol of CREAF-Autonomous University of Barcelona and evolutionary ...
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