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Noise tampers hearing

...earing loss, the problem of hearing consonants and distinguishing words like 'fish' and 'fist' would be even more noticeable. In severe noise-induced hearing loss, kids may have difficulty discriminating even more words such as 'cat' from 'bat' and their speech may be affected, says Sievers. If children are near a...

Detection of Cancer

...ique to each cancer and therefore give us a way of distinguishing between them," said Professor Pat.Preliminary studies on both animals and humans using C-Test1 have provided promising results, and studies are underway to develop C-Test2, he said....

Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer

...e tracer chemical.// Scintimammography, is good at distinguishing between malignant and benign tumours, has been done on a standard gamma camera. The limitation of this kind of camera is that it cannot pick up small tumours within dense breast tissue. The Hopkins team has designed a new, breast specific, camera t...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

...nimize the effects of a terrorist attack , however distinguishing // someone who has anthrax from someone who just has the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory-related illness is the question that has remained unanswered. That’s the question researchers in Chicago set out to answer .They compared 47 cases of anth...

Baby Talking Is Good For Your Child

... Baby talk or infant directed (ID) speech helps in distinguishing the words from fluent speech. In the experiments conducted by the researchers infants were able to distinguish words from nonsense sentences after exposure to infant directed speech, but not after hearing the same in adult way of talking. The resear...

Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer

...nstrate that the technique has great potential for distinguishing malignant and benign masses to reduce benign biopsies in a non-invasive way. In the study, 65 patients with a total of 81 breast lesions were examined with ultrasound and optical tomography. Breast lesions were then biopsied. The biopsy results con...

Drug Addiction Recovery Buffered by Spirituality

... This research mainly charts the commonalities and distinguishing features of these pathways and thereby helps individuals and their families during their difficult times in need. Dr. Bernard S. Arons, M.D, Executive Director/CEO of NDRI said that the research though is limited, is a very impressive study as it u...

Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims

... with other information, such as body location and distinguishing features, for the state coroner to make an official identification. Compiling a genetic picture of the family, however, requires an accurate construction of the family tree, so that the minimum amount of genetic information needed can be obtained ...

Cortex Of Youth With Superior IQ Matures Fast

...d thinning of the brain plays an important role in distinguishing the youth with highest IQ. // The researchers at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans has found how the brain's outer layer, cortex, thickens, and will be a...

High Spirits :Second Thoughts on the Mini Pegs

...use and heart disease. When studies were conducted distinguishing the long-term abstainers from previous drinkers, there was no apparent decline in the risk for moderate drinkers. Looking at it from the other angle of including only long-term nondrinkers in the abstainer category, there was no perceived health bene...

Enzyme Urokinase Better Option In Empyema For Kids

...orted by the researchers, there could be even more distinguishing characteristics between the two treatment groups. A second concern is that the length of stay after intervention, total length of stay and failure rates are surrogate outcomes, subjectively determined by the attending physician, who is not blinded ...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...ools to better understand human variation, such as distinguishing functional from non-functional variations within genes. A final set of sequencing targets was chosen to address the question: What genes and other genomic features were responsible for the origin of multi-celled organisms? More than 1 billion years...

Gene Therapy Technique for Inherited Heart Problems in The Pipeline

...‘It's efficient and long lasting. One of the other distinguishing features of our research is it's probably the first to demonstrate a physiologic correction of a genetic cardiac abnormality.’ Additional tests in rhesus monkeys conducted in conjunction with scientists at the California National Primate Research Cen...

New Test Could Detect Breast Cancer Early

... approaches for the early diagnosis of cancer, for distinguishing malignant and benign cancers, and for monitoring cancer therapy." Stephen Duffy, Cancer Research UK's professor of screening said the test looked interesting. "These are very interesting results which may have far-reaching implications for diagnosi...

Protein Molecules in blood predict preeclampsia development

... high levels of these molecules might also help in distinguishing preeclampsia from chronic high blood pressure, kidney disease and other conditions that can produce symptoms similar to preeclampsia. Dr. Levine said that both sFlt1 and soluble endoglin are referred to as soluble because they circulate in the bloo...

Red Wine: One Drink A Day, Keeps Alzheimer's At Bay!

...al, preventing plaque accumulation in the brain, a distinguishing feature in the development of Alzheimer’s. Researchers Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti and Dr. Jun Wang said "This study supports epidemiological evidence indicating that moderate wine consumption, within the range recommended by the FDA dietary guidel...

‘Schizophrenia’ term ought to be abolishd

...ts with psychosis. "If we don't have some way of distinguishing between patients, then those with bipolar disorder or obsessional disorder would be mixed up with those currently diagnosed as having schizophrenia and might receive treatments wholly inappropriate for them," said Robin Murray, a professor of psychia...

MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients

...taining high-resolution images of heart muscle and distinguishing normally functioning heart cells from those that are damaged or destroyed." The Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center supported the study. According to Patel, conventional methods identify cardiac damage in only 5 percent to 7 percent of ...

Elastrography, may Call the Shots During Initial Stage of Breast Screening

...aged, termed as elastrography, would be capable of distinguishing between harmless and malignant lumps in women’s breasts. This method of screening holds promise in the better utilization of breast biopsies, currently in use to detect the presence of breast cancer. Biopsies are rather costly and cumbersome; addit...

Genes That Allow Brain Cancer-Causing Stem Cells to Resist Treatment Identified

...g research aimed at developing methods for readily distinguishing cancer stem cells from normal neural stem cells, which could lead to therapies targeting the cancer-causing cells without damaging healthy ones. “If one believes in the cancer stem cell hypothesis, this is an extremely important area of investigati...

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