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The smart way to study

... a week, it is probably best if study sessions are spaced out over a day or two. On the other hand, if you ... for a year, it is best for learning to be spaced out over about a month." Extrapolating from ... support the use of software designed to provide spaced review, such as the open-source Mnemosyne ....

Discovery suggests location of genes for breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer

... a gene might be, Vachon says. Researchers first studied 403 DNA markers spaced across the genome to determine the amount of genetic information shared at ... the most promising region further by studying 21 additional, more densely spaced DNA markers. This secondary analysis highlighted one region consisting of ...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

... initial model, Friedman and colleagues needed to determine a number of values: the level of oxygen in the tissue, which comes from tiny capillaries spaced just microns apart; the rate of exchange of oxygen from vessels to tissue; and the pressure under which the blood is flowing in those vessels. ...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

... performed PET imaging three to five weeks after tumors had formed. Four doses of the drug 17-DMAG were administered, which decreases HER2 expression, spaced 12 hours apart. PET scans were performed before the treatment and after each dose. The researchers found that HER2 expression was reduced by 71 ...

Intralase “Bladeless” Lasik Gains Popularity in the Raleigh, NC Area

... The use of the IntraLase laser is crucial to the success of thin flap LASIK. The IntraLase laser creates a flap by generating a layer of tightly spaced bubbles under the surface of the cornea. The use of the laser to make a flap is the safest and most predictable way to perform thin flap LASIK. ...

'Nanotechnology' May Simplify Antibiotic Treatment

... "During a 72-hour period, all of the infected control mice died, whereas all of the mice that received just two doses of SCC22-loaded nanoparticles spaced 24 hours apart survived," investigator Dr. Carolyn L. Cannon, of the Washington University School of Medicine, said in a news release issued by the ...

triniti(TM) Skin Treatment to be Featured in Keeping Up with The Kardashians Episode

... maintain their desired appearance without the downtime and/or complications associated with surgical procedures." With three treatments, each spaced four weeks apart, the triniti skin treatment, developed by Syneron(TM) Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS ), encourages collagen production and new skin ...

Fractional Resurfacing: Should We Believe the Hype?

... with fractional resurfacing only a specified percentage of the skin receives the laser light. The laser delivers a series of microscopic, closely spaced laser spots to the skin while simultaneously preserving the normal healthy skin between. This allows for more rapid healing and less risk for ...

Leukemia Risk From MS Drug May Be Up

... is a strong drug, and with strong drugs, there are side effects." Mitoxantrone is given in an IV infusion, usually in doses of 10 to 20 milligrams spaced about thee months apart. Current U.S. guidelines call for people to receive a total lifetime dose of no more than 140 mg, O'Looney said. People ...

Stanford researcher's discovery of ion channel turns ear on its head

... Ricci and colleagues also used hair cells from rats, while previous experiments had been done in bullfrogs. Because mammals have fewer, more widely spaced rows of stereocilia, the team was able to determine the precise location of the ion channels. "They chose their experimental preparation quite ...

Khloe Kardashian Receives Body Contouring VelaShape(TM) Treatment Before Photo Shoot

... flabby skin through heat, vacuum and massage to reduce or shrink the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. In four to six treatments, each spaced one week apart, the non-invasive VelaShape dramatically improves the appearance of problem areas including the arms, love handles, buttocks, stomach ...

LegalView Reports Traumatic Brain Injury Study Concluding Spirituality Increases Following Brain Damage

... according to the blog. The study found that those who suffered from right parietal lobe damage experienced more feelings of being lost or spaced out, which was the equivalent of measuring higher on the standard measure of spirituality test, according to blog reports on the research. This is ...

Fraxel(R) Laser at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg Proves Popular Treatment in Cost-Conscious Economy

... beneath the outermost layer of skin. This accelerates the production of collagen and new skin cells. Patients typically undergo 3-5 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, lasting less than an hour each. They are prepared with a topical anesthetic beforehand to reduce pain. Mackey said patients ...

American Laser Centers Sponsors STYLE360 to Share the Skinny on Body Shaping

... on the runway." VelaShape provides fast, visible results, in as few as four office visits and with no downtime. With four treatments each spaced one week apart, patients are able to achieve significant toning, contouring and improved skin texture within a 30-day period. Clinics in major ...

Dr. Lisa Zdinak Announces, CO2TouchTM Brazilian Carboxytherapy - New Technology for Non-Surgical Treatment of Stretch Marks, Cellulite and Dark Undereye Circles

... below the lower eyelids. "The treatment takes only five minutes, and it is virtually painless and risk-free. A series of 4-6 treatments spaced one week apart is all that is required to achieve an optimal result," said Dr. Zdinak. In addition to CO2TouchTM Brazilian carboxytherapy, ...

Will Lumineers Replace Traditional Veneers?

... [painless cosmetic solution __title__ Patient's Experience] to permanently stained, chipped, discolored, misaligned, or spaced teeth, transforming them into a naturally white, radiant smile. Dr. McCarty explains, "While most traditional veneers require your teeth to ...

Also in the June 24 JNCI

... could be sub-divided into smaller regions, Maya Ghoussaini, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge and colleagues tested the associations of nine SNPs spaced along the region in four different sets of DNA, each comprising patients with one of the four cancers and healthy controls. The authors' analysis ...

Radiofrequency ablation is effective treatment for dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus

... cells are and the balloon is inflated. Energy is then passed through the electromagnetic coils and, because we know how far apart the coils are spaced and how much energy is being put through them, we get a very reliable depth of burn, such that you can kill the abnormal cells on the inner surface ...

New technique takes a big step in examination of small structures

... Researchers using cryo-EM had obtained images at a resolution of 6-9 angstroms but could not differentiate between smaller elements of the structure spaced only 4.5 angstroms apart. "There are different elements that make up the protein building blocks of the virus," Jiang said. "It is like examining ...

The DOT CO2 Fractional: The Next Step in Laser Skin Resurfacing

... The fractional scientific approach is predicated upon the body's healing response to injury. By creating thousands of tiny, microscopic laser wounds, spaced in an even pattern across the skin, but leaving areas of healthy, untreated skin between them, the lower collagen layer of the dermis is stimulated ...

Optical 'frequency comb' can detect the breath of disease

... in Physics shared by JILA fellow Jan Hall. Frequency combs are generated by a laser specially designed to produce a series of very short, equally spaced pulses of light. Each pulse may be only a few millionth billionths of a second long. The laser generates light as a series of very narrow frequency ...

Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

... the Heart Research Institute and the Department of Cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Celermajer's team had the volunteers eat two meals, spaced one month apart. Each meal consisted of a slice of carrot cake and a milkshake. But, in one case the foods were made with saturated fat, and in the ...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

... on a website to sign up or pick up a form from bakeries, newsagents or metro stations citywide. The stylishly-designed bike docking stations, spaced 300 metres (yards) apart, form a dense grid across the city, and cyclists can use the Internet or a mobile phone to check on bike availability at any ...

Major Gene Study Uncovers Secrets of Leukemia

... more than 350,000 markers called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Single nucleotide polymorphisms are individual variations in the DNA that are spaced across the human chromosomes. Single nucleotide polymorphisms function as flags for researchers, allowing them to detect specific deletions of DNA in ...

Lactose-Intolerant kids need to take dairy products to meet nutrient requirements

... expensive than regular milk, but some stores sell less-expensive products under their own brand names. · Consume small amounts of dairy products spaced throughout the day. "Some children are able to drink one to two glasses of milk each day without difficulty," Dr. Heyman said. · Consume ...

Chantix: Disenchanting Smokers from Nicotine

... give up on the habit. Research has indicated that the pill may have some side effects- nausea, but this can be offset when the doses are well spaced out. Statistics have shown that about 12 million adults in the UK smoke and about 114,000 deaths in the UK occur just due to smoking, this pill ...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

... of biomedical engineering at OHSU's OGI School of Science & Engineering, and the study's lead author. She noted that most clinic visits by elders are spaced over months or even years, and their memory and motor skills performances are evaluated in a small number of tests completed in a limited amount of ...

Family Counseling To Encourage Children Eat Healthy

... and unhealthy behaviors are significant risk factors for heart attacks, strokes and related illnesses. After five counseling sessions spaced over nearly three years, participating children reported eating less fat and salt than other youngsters. The study program was less successful in ...

An Eye Opener for the blind

... is one of many independent inventions that has made the new visual prosthesis possible.When stimulated, each electrode produces one to four closely spaced phosphenes, which have been described as resembling 'stars in the sky'. These white phosphenes appear on a black background 'map' which is roughly 20 ...

Resurface your skin

... skin its youthful elasticity. The treatment takes just 15 minutes and you might expect a visible improvement after three to five treatments spaced out over about four weeks. You do need to protect your new skin from the sun thereafter, with sunscreen. If you are careful about this, the results ...
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