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Are you phonagnosic?

... including her own daughter whom she has great difficulty identifying over the phone. The woman, known as ... a condition where people have severe difficulty recognising faces. KH realized she might have the ... of famous actors and politicians, and also had difficulty learning and recognising new voices. Compared to ...

CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients

... severe pain, are more prone to infection and have difficulty eating and swallowing. Our research concludes ... xerostomia (dryness of the mouth or throat), difficulty eating and drinking, as well as difficulty with speech; these effects can significantly ...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

... the nervous system. Some mice in the study eventually develop seizures and difficulty walking. Peter J. McKinnon, Ph.D., a member of St. Jude Genetics and ... (SCAN1). Both disorders are inherited and are characterized by progressive difficulty with walking and other movement. AOA1 is among the most common form of ...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

... trials for rare or neglected disorders. While we do not underestimate the difficulty of developing treatments for people with these illnesses, this program ... In addition, because rare diseases are rare, researchers often have difficulty recruiting enough people with the disorder to participate in clinical ...

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

... Previous research has shown that nearly two out of 10 babies experience difficulty feeding, often resulting in significant medical bills and extended ... feeding disorders in infants. Symptoms of feeding difficulties include difficulty breathing, spluttering, coughing during and after feeds, aspiration, ...

Ocean fish farming harms wild fish, study says

... the fitness of the fish. For wild fish, lowered fitness means more difficulty finding food and escaping predators, causing higher death rates. But ... entry point for other infections. So wild fish weakened by lice have more difficulty finding food and escaping predators." A female sea louse can produce ...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

... 73.4 years who were not hypertensive at baseline. Researchers found that difficulty falling asleep, alone or in combination with other sleep complaints, ... October 29, 10:30 AM EST) Female hospital staff members have more difficulty performing adequate chest compressions (CC) than male hospital staff. ...

New sensory devices will aid Parkinson's and stroke patients

... the development of new sensory devices for those who normally have difficulty controlling their movements. The work is being funded by a grant of ... our movements and will provide a tangible way of helping those who have difficulty controlling their movements in a wide range of applications." Using a ...

Researchers block damage to fetal brain following maternal alcohol consumption

... born with fetal alcohol syndrome may have cognitive impairments and difficulty regulating their behavior. They often have difficulty in school and exhibit behavioral problems, such as impulsiveness, later in ...

At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits

... in well family members at a much higher rate than schizophrenia itself: difficulty following a slow moving target with one's eyes, syntax errors or ... use of language, subtle anomalies involving the midline of the face , and difficulty filtering out noises and other irrelevant stimuli (a condition known as ...

Bleeding, not inflammation, is major cause of early lung infection death

... infection is characterized by fluid build-up in the lungs, and breathing difficulty is the reason that most infections become lethal early on, said Jae Hyang ... paper. The medical establishment had for years believed that the breathing difficulty was brought on by inflammation: the swelling and fluid build-up caused as ...

Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome

... syndrome suffer from tremor that becomes more severe over time. They have difficulty with walking and balance. Their disease can progress slowly over years until they have difficulty carrying out the activities of daily life. It is found in the grandfathers ...

Growing evidence of marijuana smoke's potential dangers

... that marijuana smoke has adverse effects on the lungs. However, there is little knowledge about marijuana's potential to cause lung cancer due to the difficulty in identifying and studying people who have smoked only marijuana. The new study begins to address that question by comparing marijuana smoke vs. ...

Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... frog in captivity. That amphibian has recently morphed from a tadpole into a froglet, or juvenile frog. "Historically, scientists have had great difficulty breeding frogs in captivity," said Jeff Lemm, an animal research coordinator for the San Diego Zoo. "We are excited by this success and cautiously ...

Iowa State University researchers develop process for 'surgical' genetic changes

... performed in Dan Voytas' lab at Iowa State. Voytas recently left the university for a position at the University of Minnesota. In addition to the difficulty introducing changes where researchers want them using current methods, government regulations often slow the movement of research from the lab to the ...

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

... constructing and enacting their in silico experiments. But one of the main issues that hinders the wide adoption and use of Web Services is the difficulty in locating those that perform the analysis the scientist is interested in. With Biocatalogue.org , Web Services are annotated by expert ...

Women with endometriosis need special care during pregnancy to avoid risk of premature birth

... Compared with women without endometriosis, they had a 1.33 greater risk of preterm birth. Women with endometriosis were also more likely to have difficulty in conceiving and need to receive ART, which is itself a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome. Among women with endometriosis, 11.9% ...

ESHRE launches international study of polar body screening

... all. If we can show that polar body screening works, it will be a major step forward in improving IVF treatment for many women who have persistent difficulty in getting pregnant and maintaining a pregnancy." ...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

... drawbacks and side effects of their own. "Surgery is invasive, and chemotherapy that is injected or taken orally affects the whole body and has difficulty crossing the blood-brain barrier in sufficient concentrations," Herickhoff said. The blood-brain barrier restricts the passage into the brain of any ...

Stress puts double whammy on reproductive system, fertility

... couples conceiving children after the failure of assisted reproduction. Animal breeding also is affected by stress. Zoos, in particular, have difficulty getting some animals to reproduce in captivity, Bentley said. Based on animal experiments, researchers attribute much of this stress effect on ...

Following the dietary guidelines may slow heart disease in women

... is further impetus for current efforts to develop the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. "The study by Imamura et al noted dietary guidelines compliance difficulty among post-menopausal women yet observed adherence may slow the progression of atherosclerosis. This observation is critical as we identify foods ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... light source than conventional lighting, such as incandescent and fluorescent lights, which they may replace in the future. But scientists have had difficulty producing white LEDs that are suitable for practical use. Existing technologies produce tinted shades of white light, require complex components, and ...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... a neurologist was more than 4 years old. "We need to educate families to bring delays or abnormalities in motor skill such as frequent falls, difficulty jumping, running or claiming stairs to the attention of their health care providers as soon as they see them. And we need to educate pediatricians, ...

Skin color clue to nicotine dependence

... for African American smokers, who tend to have darker skin, are disproportionately burdened with tobacco-related diseases, and report greater difficulty quitting smoking. "One of the questions we want to address is why African Americans have lower quit rates than whites," King said. "This avenue of ...

Random picks better than complicated process in gene identification

... that perform simple housekeeping functions, whereas others expressed in smaller numbers are charged with more complex and important functions. The difficulty is sorting through thousands of genes to find the ones that have unique functions. "These housekeeping genes are highly expressed, often hundreds ...

Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine

... other caffeinated products, caffeine withdrawal is often characterized by a headache, fatigue, feeling less alert, less energetic and experiencing difficulty concentrating. Researchers from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine sought to investigate the ...

Limping rat provides sciatica insights

... is not a single disorder, but rather a diverse range of symptoms, such as numbness or pain from the lower back to the feet, radiating leg pain or difficulty in controlling the leg. It is often caused by compression, or pinching, of any of the five nerve roots that combine to make up the sciatic nerve. ...

First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights

... the Kennedy Krieger Institute. "These results suggest that in children with autism, fairly close regions of the brains involved in motor tasks have difficulty coordinating activity. If decreased connectivity is at the heart of autism, it makes sense social and communication skills are greatly impaired, as ...

Evidence of the 'Lost World' -- did dinosaurs survive the end Cretaceous extinctions?

... , is based on detailed chemical investigations of the dinosaur bones, and evidence for the age of the rocks in which they are found. "The great difficulty with this hypothesis - that these are the remains of dinosaurs that survived - is ruling out the possibility that the bones date from before the ...

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

... by 2012. But construction has started on only one of the projects, with two cancelled outright, the article notes. The biggest roadblock involves difficulty in scaling-up production from the small quantities of bioethanol that can be produced in the lab to the millions of gallons needed for commercial ....

Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure

... Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization among patients 65 and older, and is characterized by such symptoms as fatigue and weakness, difficulty walking, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and persistent cough or wheezing. The researchers followed 39,367 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... requires administration of additional antibiotics to kill the C. difficile bacteria, but because of the persistence of spores, as well as the difficulty for the intestinal flora to re-normalize in the setting of antibiotics, relapse/recurrence of CDI is common, and is estimated to occur in 20 percent ...

World premiere in stem cell research in Montreal

... due to the lack of compatible donors. It is known that a bone marrow stem cell transplant can reconstitute the recipient's bone marrow. The main difficulty is to obtain a sufficient number of compatible stem cells. Thanks to Dr. Sauvageau and his team, these patients will be able to obtain new bone ...

Open access research celebrated

... http://www.ped-rheum.com/content/6/1/15 This case demonstrates the unusual ways that tuberculosis can present in our patients and highlights the difficulty in diagnosing non-pulmonary tuberculosis. Open Access Institute of the Year - University of Nottingham BioMed Central Publisher Matthew ...

Fluorescent cancer cells to guide brain surgeons

... by surgery. Yet, radical surgical removal of the tumor would substantially improve the prognosis of patients. Surgeons are confronted with the difficulty of discriminating between tumor tissue and healthy brain tissue during surgery. Dr. Eva Frei of DKFZ, collaborating with doctors and researchers of ...

Covering the bases: Quantum effect may hold promise for low-cost DNA sequencing, sensor applications

... summarizes one of the chief physical obstacles to more efficient identification of DNA base pairs through techniques like optical microscopy: "The difficulty is that any physical readout that you can think of placing on a device is sensitive on a length scale that is longer than the separation between ...

The sunlight solution for better health

... disease, obesity, and even cancers. There is also evidence of the sun's beneficial effects on psychological disorders such as seasonal depression or difficulty sleeping. Carlson explains why vitamin D from supplements and nutrition sources is simply not enough to fulfill our health needs. The public has ...

Fetal alcohol syndrome testing expands

... of alcohol during pregnancy, FASD is believed to affect approximately one per cent of children in Canada. FASD is associated with hyperactivity, difficulty in learning, and deficits in memory, understanding and reasoning, as well as problems dealing with stress. In the absence of confirmed maternal ...

MIT: Why we have difficulty recognizing faces in photo negatives

... tend to focus on the mouths of people they are looking at, rather than the eyes, so the new findings could help explain why autistic people have such difficulty recognizing faces, says Sinha. The findings also suggest that neuronal responses in the brain may be based on these relationships between ...

Tiny samples could yield big predictive markers for pancreatic cancer

... little as 40 microliters of cyst fluids a group of proteins that might collectively be used as indicators of a potentially cancerous cyst." The difficulty of detecting pancreatic cancer early is one of the reasons that the disease remains one of the deadliest forms of cancer. In some cases, pancreatic ...
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