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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardized cutoffs affects treatment, insurance, education plans and more. Yet the apparent fuzziness of one-time ...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...ow were mesenchymal cells, the stem cells that can differentiate into several cell types and which would not trigger an immune reaction when transplanted into another individual. "If true, this means that you may be able to develop a universal cell source for smooth muscle cells, so that you could potentially ma...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...dies have shown that some photosynthetic cells can differentiate into heterocysts: thick-walled relatives that fix nitrogen but do not produce oxygen. Using NanoSIMS, Capone and Nealson followed nitrogen as it is fixed in heterocysts and then transported to the other cells, where it is needed as a nutrient. Ca...

WBC Selective About Sugar

...dy. A new study shows that neutrophils may in fact differentiate between their targets. This new indication can prove useful in the research for new drugs to battle lethal pathogens. A scientist in the lab of Whitehead Member Gerald Fink has discovered that neutrophils recognize and respond to a specific form of ...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...urrently rely on color, texture or blood supply to differentiate tumor from normal tissue, a distinction that is often subtle and imperfect. The limitations of this method contribute to cancer growth or patient mortality that is potentially preventable. The tumor painting technique combines a visual guide for th...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...e systems of insects are not static but evolve and differentiate rapidly, most likely in response to the different pathogens which each insect species encounters, says Dr Christophides. Professor Fotis Kafatos, senior researcher of Imperials immunogenomics lab and co-author of the paper, explains the significanc...

Potentially Violent Individuals can Be Identified by STAMP System

...s for avoiding eye contact and it was important to differentiate these from other cases. Tone and volume of voice was associated with 13 of the 16 violent episodes. Most of the cases involved raised voices and yelling but two involved sarcastic and caustic replies. Many of the people who attended the emergency...

Stem Cells Aid in Hearing Recovery

...nhanced by using bone marrow stem cells, which can differentiate into various tissue-specific cell types" Dr. Tatsuo Matsunaga of National Tokyo Medical Center pursued this hypothesis by utilizing a well-characterized rat model of drug-induced hearing loss. This model specifically destroys cochlear fibrocytes and...

Cord Blood may Hold Potential Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

...pancreas or possibly introduce stem cells that can differentiate into insulin-producing cells," Haller said. "This isn't a cure-all. We think that giving these cells is essentially providing some immunotherapy and downregulating the autoimmunity these patients have," he added. The findings of the study were p...

Master Regulatory Gene of Epithelial Stem Cells Identified

... that p63 has more to do with causing the cells to differentiate into particular types of tissue. The study, which was lead by Frank McKeon, PhD, professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), shows that p63s role in not in tissue differentiation but rather to impart "stemness" to the regenerative cell...

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

...For medical uses, researchers would like to partly differentiate them -start them down the road toward becoming a s...ds, Lanza's team said they found a way to grow and differentiate human embryonic stem cells without using culture.They directed the stem cells into becoming what the...

DNA-damage Test Could Aid Drug Development

...hich allows the precursor cells to proliferate and differentiate in the normal way, dividing four or five times before losing their nucleus and becoming immature red blood cells. Shuga then studied the way these developing cells reacted to three toxic DNA- damaging agents whose effects had been studied by Samson...

Panacea Announces the Availability of PC Detect(sm) for Prostate Cancer Screening

... is present. PC Detect(sm) provides information to differentiate prostate cancer from benign conditions and to help guide both the physician and the patient regarding further diagnostic testing and management by measuring blood levels of Human Aspartyl (Asparaginyl) beta-Hydroxylase (HAAH), a cancer biomarker. HAA...

Should Genetic Information Be Disclosed to Insurers?

... any health information they would only be able to differentiate premiums according to very general risk markers, for example, age, gender or occupation. This would mean in effect that the healthy subsidise the unhealthy but there would be equality. However, if we allow insurers to have some kinds of health inf...

Combination of Brain Scans, Reading Skill Tests can Predict Kids Reading Problems

...dren showing early reading problems, especially to differentiate children who have a true language disorder from those who simply need time to mature. The findings of the study were published in the June issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological Association (APA)....

Master Regulatory Gene of Epithelial Stem Cells Identified

... that p63 has more to do with causing the cells to differentiate into particular types of tissue. The study, which was lead by Frank McKeon, PhD, professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), shows that p63’s role in not in tissue differentiation but rather to impart "stemness" to the regenerative cel...

New Blood Test to Diagnose Parkinson Disease

...tein. It is also the first test which is able to differentiate between those who will get it and those who will not. “Currently there is no specific PD diagnostic test so doctors rely on their observations to make a diagnosis, which means some patients may not be prescribed the most suitable medication and aro...

Genes Responsible for a Blinding Condition Identified

...er. 'Genetic variants are part of the way we can differentiate who gets worse, coupled with environmental factors like a high body mass index and smoking,' said Seddon, whose team published its results in the April 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings have implications for ...

Penn Scientists Engineer Small Molecules to Probe Proteins Deep Inside Cell Membrane

...outside of the cell. "We wanted to see if we could differentiate between the two integrins using two different peptides – and, in fact, we can," notes co-senior author Joel Bennett, MD, Professor of Medicine, who works with proteins and cells important in clotting. When the designed peptide is inserted into the ...

Pies Restricted To Once A Term For Kiwi School Kids

...d displeasure in such ideas and felt that they can differentiate good and bad food for their kids. They did not like the idea of government telling them what food to give to their children. According to Carol Thomson, as pies and sausage rolls are fattening food, it should be served occasionally. The quality o...

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