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Mexico's health insurance success offers lessons for US reforms, Lancet study suggests

... Program," details a massive, two-year field experiment designed to evaluate Mexico's push to bring ... a preliminary study detailing exactly how the experiment and analysis would be carried out -- a process ... already incorporates incentives for states to experiment with funding and services. Some Medicare reform ...

Mexico's health insurance success offers lessons for US reforms, Lancet study suggests

... Program," details a massive, two-year field experiment designed to evaluate Mexico's push to bring ... a preliminary study detailing exactly how the experiment and analysis would be carried out -- a process ... already incorporates incentives for states to experiment with funding and services. Some Medicare reform ...

Rigorous Visual Training Teaches the Brain to See Again After Stroke

... anywhere from eight to 40 months before the experiment began. All had suffered substantial damage to the ... who performed the training and completed the experiment had significantly improved vision. They were able to see in ways they weren't able to before the experiment began. A few found ...

Space Research May Help Explain Salmonella Illness

... in September 2006 and March 2008. The 2006 experiment results allowed researchers to identify a ... more virulent than those on Earth. The 2008 experiment confirmed the 2006 results and demonstrated that ... more virulent in space, results from the 2008 experiment helped researchers identify ways to counter the ...

Wanted - Past Players of Dr. Deming - Red Bead Experiment

... W. Edwards Deming performed his famous Red Bead experiment demonstrations in his seminars worldwide. There ... experienced or have observed the Red Bead experiment somewhere in the world. As the 30 year ... and make suggestions for use of the Red Bead experiment in todays business and education climate. ...

Students from UAB and UPC will experiment under microgravity conditions at the ESA

... Agency (ESA) to design and carry out a scientific experiment under microgravity conditions. They will be ... Europe to design, build and perform a scientific experiment in microgravity conditions. Sixteen research ... during the flight. The technical part of the experiment will be directed by Arnau Rabadn and consists of ...

Our cheatin' brain: The brain's clever way of showing us the world as a whole

... view compared to the first photograph. The second experiment had a similar set up except that the first and ... than an eye blink! The results of the second experiment (requiring an eye movement) indicate that ... more simple tasks that use a mask alone (as in experiment 1). Based on these results, the authors ...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region

... Guard in a Tampa Bay maritime homeland security experiment focused on enhancing the nation's port security. The objective of the experiment was to exercise mine-hunting operations in Tampa ... or underwater improvised explosive devices. The experiment also offered participants the opportunity to ...

Nano sculptures in gold

... the mass spectrum. The scientists use a control experiment to establish that there is something missing from ... the intensive infrared laser. Conducting an experiment like this with a laser beam that has a single ... of a particle. "This means we have to repeat the experiment with around 200 different wavelengths of the ...

Psychologist poses new hand-eye relationship

... as in today's prosthetics. "This is the first experiment to investigate the effect of hand position on ... times were compared with those from a typical experiment where the subjects responded by pushing buttons ... of Cognition . 'Mind's eye' Using an experiment called visual search, the researchers had ...

Microscopic 'astronauts' to go back in orbit

... extraordinarily rare opportunity to fly a repeat experiment of their NASA payload to confirm their earlier ... of Salmonella typhimurium from our last shuttle experiment and to do a follow-up experiment to test our hypothesis about new ways this ...

Black Americans Still Wary of Clinical Trials

... of researchers lingers from infamous Tuskegee experiment MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- ... a lasting legacy of the infamous Tuskegee experiment which was shut down more than three decades ago, ... course of the disease could be observed. The experiment was shut down after a leak to the press in 1972. ...

Stimulating the appetite can lead to unrelated impulse purchases

... For example, the researchers reveal in one experiment that the aroma of chocolate chip cookies can ... percent vs. 50 percent). Similarly, another experiment used a cookie-scented candle to further gauge ... future values, Li explains. In addition, [this] experiment showed that participants were more likely to ...

Why do high school seniors drink?

... high school seniors drink because they want to experiment with alcohol, some drink for the thrill of it, ... before 4:00 pm, compared to students who drank to experiment with alcohol, to experience the thrill of ... Both boys and girls who drank just to experiment with alcohol were also more likely to initiate ...

Bipartisan Panel of Industry, NGO and Academic Experts Proposes New Rules for Science in Federal Regulation

... review. Federal agencies, universities and scientific journals need to experiment with ways to encourage more scientists to act as peer reviewers and to experiment with different peer review procedures to see what will improve the quality ...

New Weapons in Fight Against TB?

... determined to be a prime target in treating the disease. A subsequent lab experiment found that the active ingredient in the two drugs inhibited the M. ... The study's lead author, graduate student Sarah L. Kinnings, said the lab experiment was just a step in the long process of possibly creating a new TB ...

NASA Nanosatellite to Study Antifungal Drug Effectiveness in Space

... a command to initiate its experiment, which will last 96 hours. Once the experiment begins, PharmaSat will relay data in near real-time to mission managers, ... transmit data for as long as six months. "PharmaSat is an important experiment that will yield new information about the susceptibility of microbes to ...

MTV Brings The Trials and Tribulations of Steve-O to Life in 'Steve-O: Demise and Rise' Airing on Sunday, May 3rd at 10:00pm ET/PT

... On The Network NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV continues to experiment and break the mold in documentary filmmaking with the release of " ... Producers for MTV. About MTV MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 27 ...

Scientology Magazine Earns Religion Communicators Council Award

... for its dispassionate look at the facts and figures of this psychiatric experiment and its casualties--our children. The award-winning article ... The Freedom feature traces the background of this experiment in human behavior, finding that such programs have ties to ...

New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

... experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients ... wrist. It was a game that the animals had been taught to play before the experiment began, Moritz noted. "Once he [the monkey] was paralyzed, the only way ...

Older adults can take medicines more safely and effectively by charting their daily routines

... complex medication schedules increasingly common among older adults. In experiment 1, 96 participants averaging 69 years in age were randomly assigned to the ... of the medtable, probably because it was too rigid about meal times. experiment 2 included 64 older adults who also averaged 69 years old, but used a ...

New approach, old drug show promise against hepatitis C, Stanford research shows

... of microfludics, Quake said, is that the volumes needed for a successful experiment are quite small, meaning that researchers can get by with very little purified, properly functioning protein. What is insufficient for a benchtop experiment is plenty in microfluidics. "It lets us redefine the notion of ...

Study Finds Spice-Rich Marinades Can Reduce Harmful Compounds When Grilling

... Education, and Extension Service, USDA and by the Kansas Agricultural experiment Station Contribution from the Kansas Agricultural experiment Station. To view the study abstract visit: ...

China Medicine Corporation Obtains Australian Patent for rADTZ

... Office of China in early 2004. China Medicine has performed laboratory experiment on rADTZ and has gathered important data to address technological ... begin working with the Chinese Department of Agriculture on a large scale experiment in order to meet national standards and apply for production permits. Once ...

Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky

... serving. All of the participants had good reason to eat healthy: In one experiment all the volunteers were diabetic, and in a second experiment they had all been diagnosed with heart disease. And yet the Arkansas ...

Coffee Beans May Be Newest Stress-Buster

... June 25 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The experiment was done with laboratory rats, some of whom were stressed by being ... coffee beans helped ease the stress of the sleep-deprived rodents. The experiment provides "for the first time, clues to the potential antioxidant or ...

Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness

... study, they took either a pill with all amino acids or a placebo. On the experiment day, they took a pill with all the amino acids but tryptophan. Over the ... people and are treated by other people," Lieberman said. A proposed experiment would have people play the Ultimate Game inside a magnetic resonance ...

Scientists shed light on long-distance signaling in developing neurons

... build a library of mRNA found in those growth cones," Dr. Cox said. The experiment yielded one big surprise: a type of mRNA that produces a transcription ... neuron will survive," Dr. Jaffrey says. This was confirmed in a later experiment where the team selectively abolished CREB mRNA from the axons but not the ...

Argonne's Blue Gene/P to host large cadre of INCITE researchers

... through the 2008 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and experiment (INCITE), a DOE program that supports computationally intensive, ... relevance to the future performance of the international burning plasma experiment called ITER. Don Lamb of University of Chicago's ASC/Alliance Flash ...

Ways to improve informed consent are testable, study says

... tool ultimately proved ineffective in improving informed consent in this experiment with its use, Sugarman says the evaluation method they developed is ... potential participants understand what is being asked of them. In an experiment to test the questionnaire, clinical trial administrators used it at half ...

Winemaking waste proves effective against disease-causing bacteria in early studies

... University of Rochester Medical Center and the New York State Agricultural experiment Station at Cornell University. Both institutions, with access to Finger ... associate professor of Food Processing within the New York Agricultural experiment Station of Cornell University. "We are excited about the potential ...

Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think

... rodent's brain and placed a small light-emitting diode over the area. The experiment "was essentially a trick to stimulate [only] these cells," Svoboda ... action potentials from that huge background." According to Svoboda, the experiment strongly supports a theory of brain function called "sparse coding," in ...

Flip-flopping gene expression can be advantageous

... two phenotypes varied over time in individual cells, and then repeated the experiment over and over. They reported in the Nov. 19 online edition of Proceedings ... bacteria to better understand the variability they routinely see from one experiment to the next. ...

Money motivates -- especially when your colleague gets less

... on how much his colleague earns. Hard evidence for this comes from an experiment conducted by economists and brain scientists at the University of Bonn. ... into the brains of their volunteers being tested in the lab. In the experiment now published the participants had to lie down next to each other in ...

Forget the 'Old' Stereotypes - New Survey Reveals that Baby Boomers Are Feeling More 'Young' and Active than Ever!

... Percent of Boomers Say They Are More Adventurous and Willing to experiment Now Than When They Were in Their 20s - Boomers Can Stay On-the-Go with ... and nearly half (48 percent) say they are more adventurous and willing to experiment now than when they were in their 20s. Yet, more than two out of three ...

Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language

... that differed in a single consonant sound with two different objects. experiment 1 included a heterogeneous sample of bilingual babies (i.e., those exposed to English and another language). experiment 2 tested two homogeneous groups of bilingual infants (English-French and ...

Nunez and Legislators Urged to Oppose Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance

... deter policyholders from seeing a doctor or making claims. Massachusetts experiment The Massachusetts experiment shows that under a mandatory purchase system, insurers will use both price ...

Study looks at mitochondrial variation in sperm traits and sperm competitive ability

... to be important in competitive ability, a large-scale sperm competition experiment designed to identify the target of selection acting on sperm traits, and a replicated, multi-generation experiment in which the evolutionary response to selection on the trait most ...

Gene chip data improved therapy in some patients with incurable cancer

... to guide him. So Dr. Lester devised what he called a simple-minded experiment that illustrates the promise of personalized medicine. Using DNA ... it is very hard to personalize care and do a rigorous scientific experiment at the same time. In this study, Dr. Lester said he stayed within the ...

Customized virus kills brain tumor stem cells that drive lethal cancer

... that we got basically the same results with Delta-24-RGD in this experiment that we got in our earlier experiment using other tumor models." A clinical quality version of Delta-24-RGD ...
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