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Results From Trials of DHA in Alzheimer's Disease and Age-Related Cognitive Decline

... a change from baseline in CANTAB Paired Associate learning (PAL), a visuospatial episodic memory test. ... the reduction in errors on a test that measures learning and memory performance versus those who took a ... "The benefit is roughly equivalent to having the learning and memory skills of someone three years ...

Vision Problems Affect How Children Learn Math Skills

... children with vision problems have a hard time learning basic mathematical skills and that if the ... part of vision and learning. Children with learning problems at school can profit from these new ... a comprehensive assessment for the presence of learning related vision disorders in order to know ...

Novel Mechanism for Long-Term Learning Identified by Carnegie Mellon Researchers

... between synaptic plasticity, or changes, and learning and memory. However, little was known about the ... scientists knew that logically, after an initial learning or training experience, this change in receptor ... resulting synapse deterioration would mean that learning would stop, and perhaps with continued ...

American College of Cardiology and Center of Excellence for Simulation Research of Western Michigan University (CESR) Partner for in situ Simulation to Improve Team Communication and Door-to-Balloon (D2B) Time

... a quality improvement model as the framework for continuing education learning activities," said Elizabeth Yarboro, Senior Director of Education Strategy and Accreditation at ACC. Joseph Green, Ph.D., Chief learning Officer, added, "Activities such as this, which are learner-centered, ...

Groundbreaking American Journal of Play from Strong National Museum of Play(R) Premiers July 2008

... and aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates American ... and the Changing World of American Childhood. -- The Power of Play: learning What Comes Naturally by David Elkind, professor of child development at ...

Discovering How Video Games Can Motivate Healthy Behaviors: More than $2 Million Awarded to 12 Research Teams Across U.S.

... and a leading expert in the research and design of interactive media for learning and health behavior change. Health Games Research is funded by an $8.25 ... individual player's preferences and goals. Tethering involves embedding a learning task within the strategies that players must use to win a game. About ...

White Nose Syndrome: Is Pennsylvania Next?

... fast becoming an integral player in regional and national efforts aimed at learning more about this unprecedented threat to bats. Just mentioning the ... von Oettingen. "We're optimistic the Game Commission can assist us in learning how other states can prepare to deal with WNS." Of course, von ...

Thomson Healthcare Cancer Profiler Used in Study

... of the influence of patient race and ethnicity on expressed interest in learning about cancer clinical trials," analyzed Internet use patterns among over ... One of the questions in the profiler is: "Are you interested in learning about clinical trials?" Researchers parsed the responses to this question ...

Nobel Laureate Dr. Gunter Blobel to Speak at Florida Atlantic University

... inner workings of the cell. Blobel has spent years investigating and learning how proteins are delivered to their proper location to perform their ... Foundation, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU and the Lifelong learning Society at FAU. Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 ...

KineMed Presents Preclinical Data for Investigational Agent Demonstrating Neurogenesis and Confirming Improvements in Behavioral Model

... and an increase in hippocampal neurogenesis correlates with improved learning and memory. Based on the reported findings, we believe we have identified ... Parkinson's disease, and diabetic neuropathy, as well as disorders of learning and memory. About KineMed KineMed, Inc. ("KineMed" or the "Company") is ...

UPDATE: US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

... breast cancer with zero to two prior chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease; adjuvant chemotherapy is allowed. Patients interested in learning more about participation should contact Laura Guerra, RN, CCRC, director of Research Clinical Operations and Women's Oncology and Early Phase ...

Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease

... Cognition Therapeutics' pioneering lead molecules that block the activity of the toxic oligomeric form of Abeta protein that interferes with normal learning and memory. Studies from the world's leading academic laboratories indicate that the memory deficits caused by the oligomeric protein are among the ...

Roskamp Institute Announces Enrollment of First Students to Participate in its Innovative Research Doctorate Program

... linking vascular factors to the development of Alzheimer's disease. OU has a 110 acre campus in Milton Keynes, England, and is also a distance learning university and the leading eLearning University in the U.K. for its quality of teaching. With the addition of Roskamp, there are 24 OU ARCs around ...

CardioVascularCS.Org, a division of EndoVascular Forum, Inc., Partners with Complex Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy (CICT) to Extend Electronic Medical Care Advancement

... generation and dissemination. "The end goal of this partnership is to expand and to extend the essential link that exists between physicians learning from one another at the annual CICT meeting to the CardioVascularCS.Org platform in a way that provides the tools and support on an optimized virtual ...

Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

... in a haystack doesn't begin to convey the challenge of this search." Dr. Lazaridis describes this finding as the "end of the beginning" in learning more about the predisposing genetic factors to primary biliary cirrhosis. The newly discovered IL12 pathway does not account for all instances of ...

Lilly Advances Second Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Candidate Into Late-Stage Testing by Launching Two Global Trials

... that also affects amyloid beta, which is believed to be one of the underlying pathologies of the disease. Patients or caregivers interested in learning how to enroll in either EXPEDITION trial or the IDENTITY trials should visit www.clinicaltrials.gov or call 1-877-CTLilly ....

Expert Insights in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Current Challenges and Future Directions

... in independent, accredited and nonaccredited education. The goal of all accredited RMEI educational offerings is to promote a spirit of lifelong learning and continuous professional development. RMEI works closely with medical experts to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment leading to ...

Oakwood Surgeons Perform World's First 3D Surgery Without Special Glasses

... who said, " with this device ... I expect that teaching medical students and interns how to perform endoscopic procedures will be much easier; the learning curve should definitely be shorter." The first public showing of LifeVision(TM) will take place at the annual meeting of The Society of American ...

CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals

... adherence to these practices. As a consequence, MRSA has become pervasive in almost all hospitals in this country," says Curt Lindberg, DMan, chief learning and science officer of Plexus. "This is the first time the 'what' of proven infection prevention practices has been combined with the 'how' of ...

Changing Paradigms in Hereditary Angioedema: A Focus on Prompt Diagnosis and New Therapies

... in independent, accredited and non-accredited education. The goal of all accredited RMEI educational offerings is to promote a spirit of lifelong learning and continuous professional development. RMEI works closely with medical experts to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment. These ...

Unexpected Side Effect: Makes You Happier

... that may have made their day to day experiences more positive. Second, they observed that the attentional demands and rewards and the procedural learning requirements of the computer program may have stimulated the chemical system or other parts of the brain that affect mood. "Earlier findings ...

Research Shows VASER(R) Lipo Results in Excellent Skin Tightening

... results are smooth and consistent with fast patient recovery. The VASER Lipo System is FDA cleared for body contouring. Readers interested in learning more about VASER Lipo should visit www.VASER.com . ...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

... Psychotherapy involves working with a therapist to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors that contribute to anxiety and, then, learning how to replace them with healthy, positive beliefs. Medications, both antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, also can help. Among ...

Study Suggests New Treatment Approach May be Needed for Management of Depression in Some People With Bipolar Disorder

... School of Medicine, reported that two-thirds of the depressed bipolar patients had minimal or mild manic symptoms "mixed" together. "We're learning that this illness does not occur in two neat, clear-cut phases, but rather a mix of the two," says Dr. Frye. "Our data would suggest that people with ...

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer to Include Sessions on Robotics Surgery

... and impact outcomes within the field along with a special surgical post-graduate (SPG) course that will provide "tips and tricks" to help shorten the learning curve with robotics. "Gynecologic oncologists are becoming more and more interested in robotic technology for the treatment of gynecologic ...

Infant Blood May Provide Insights into Diseases Present at Birth

... enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. James Resau ...

Enobia Initiates Infantile Enzyme Replacement Trial for Rare Bone Disease

... the skeletal and dental manifestations of the disease. In addition to the ongoing trials, pediatric studies are also being planned. If interested in learning more, email hypophosphatasia.clinical.trials@enobia.com " target="_new"> hypophosphatasia.clinical.trials@enobia.com . About Enobia ...

Grapes May Aid a Bunch of Heart Risk Factors, U-M Animal Study Finds

... through a National Research Service Award. "Though it's true that your mom told you to eat all your fruits and your vegetables, and that we are learning a lot about what fruits, including grapes, can do in this particular model of hypertension and heart failure, we would not directly tell patients to ...

deCODE Files IND for DG071, a Novel PDE4 Modulator Being Developed for Alzheimer's and Other Cognitive Disorders

... disease and other disorders in which neural signaling is reduced or impaired. In animal models, DG071 has been shown to significantly improve learning and long- and short-term memory at doses that offer a wide margin for safety and tolerability. The compound has the potential to eliminate the nausea ...

Lilly Announces Initiation of Second Global Phase III Trial of Investigational Alzheimer's Disease Compound

... IDENTITY 2 will give additional insights into how LY450139 might be dosed in a real-world clinical setting. Patients or caregivers interested in learning more about how to enroll in either IDENTITY study are encouraged to visit http://www.lillytrials.com or call 1-877-CTLilly (1-877-285-4559). ...

Good Samaritan Hospital Launches High Risk Breast Cancer Program at Good Samaritan North Health Center

... to ensure she stays cancer-free. "The more information you're armed with, the better decisions you can make," she said. Patients interested in learning more about Good Samaritan's High Risk Breast Cancer Program can call 877-GSH-WELL or visit http://www.GoodSamDayton.org/highrisk . About Good ...

American Heart Association Scientific Statement: Heart Patients Should Be Screened, Treated for Depression

... heart disease outcomes, but plenty of evidence shows that having depression worsens those outcomes. By understanding the prevalence of depression and learning more about the subgroups of heart patients at particular risk of depression, we can begin to understand the best ways to recognize and treat it." ...

KGI Professor Ian Phillips Awarded Defense Grants for Medical Combat Research

... graduate education through its Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program and its PhD program in Applied Life Sciences. Using team-based learning and real-world projects, KGI's innovative curriculum seamlessly combines applied life sciences, bioengineering, bioethics and business management. ...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

... can learn more about two of the most important health choices they can make this election/flu season: electing to get a flu vaccination and learning more about flu vaccine options. Overall, about two out of three parents (67 percent) surveyed say they wish their child could get a flu vaccine ...

ALS Therapy Development Institute Partners with Clinical Centers to Establish Pathological Mechanisms of Lou Gehrig's Disease

... several additional protocols for review and approval to hospitals and clinics in other parts of the U.S. ALS patients and others interested in learning more are encouraged to contact, Beth Levine, Senior Associate Scientist and Project Manager, via email at blevine@als.net or by phone at (617) ...

Neurobiological Technologies Reaches Patient Enrollment Target For Interim Analysis of Viprinex(TM) Phase 3 Stroke Trials

... W. Wasiewski, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer. "This is a significant milestone for the program and we are all looking forward to learning the outcome of this review." About Ischemic Stroke Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage of a blood vessel in the brain due to a clot. The lack ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Doses First Patient in Phase II Trial of Bavituximab in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

... combination of bavituximab with the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and paclitaxel performed well in an earlier Phase I study, and we look forward to learning more about bavituximab's potential in this larger breast cancer study," said Steven W. King, president and CEO of Peregrine. "With three Phase II ...

Pooled-Analysis of 54 Clinical Studies Shows No Increased Risk of Heart Attack With Abacavir Therapy

... clinical studies showed no increased risk of myocardial infarction associated with the anti-HIV medication abacavir. GSK conducted this review upon learning that the analysis undertaken by the D:A:D cohort had found an unexpected but potential association between highly active antiretroviral therapy ...

Anavex presents neuroprotective effects of Anavex 1-41 at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

... "Based on our pre-clinical studies to date, we continue to believe that ANAVEX 1-41 may offer disease-modifying options that reverse memory and learning deficits and protect nerve cells from death." The Anavex Life Sciences presentation is entitled: "Neuroprotective effects of activators/agonists of ...

New Research on Pre-Eclampsia in Mice May Have Important Implications for Humans

... of every eight - are born too soon each year in the United States. Babies who survive face the risk of serious life-long health problems including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, and other chronic conditions including asthma. Even infants born just a few weeks too soon ...
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