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Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...st to scientists because neurons orchestrate brain functions -- thought, feeling and movement. If scientists could figure out how to create specific types of new neurons, they potentially could use them to replace damaged cells, such as the dopamine-producing neurons destroyed in Parkinson's disease. In rec...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...e said, an erroneous basic concept in the software functions make the PET-CT scanners prone to generating false-positive results. The technology showed false-positive results in 40 percent of the 259 patients who participated in Goulds study. In 23 percent of those patients, it showed severe false abnormalit...

An Electronic Shirt That Monitors Your Hearts Health

... that can monitor the wearers heart or respiratory functions wirelessly. When placed on electronic hangers, they enable monitored data to be downloaded onto to a computer in the wardrobe. So theres no need to worry about data being lost while the garment is being cleaned, according to Professor Bruce Thomas...

New Conditions That Will Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Identified

People with normal cognitive functions may be vulnerable to Alzheimers disease if they exhibit atrophy of their temporal lobe or damage to blood vessels in the brain, says a study of older adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, also suggests that people exhibitin...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...of pain and plays an important role in 'executive" functions such as attentional control. The fMRI scans indicated that the region was indeed, the brain centre through which pain influences the LOC. By contrast, they found that a working memory load affects the LOC through a different region, the inferio...

Protein Instrumental to Brain Development and Repair Identified

...hite matter is injured or defective, the essential functions of information relay are impaired, according to the background information in a paper, to be published in the August issue of Nature Neuroscience. The paper further links underdeveloped white matter or white matter injuries to conditions including me...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...results, but as more genomes are sequenced and the functions of numerous genes studied, both zoologists and plant biologists have begun to understand that gene sequences alone cannot explain diversity. Within the last few years, scientists have begun to identify groups of genes, called networks, which contro...

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...hite matter is injured or defective, the essential functions of information relay are impaired. Underdeveloped white matter or white matter injuries are linked to conditions including mental retardation, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Childrens National Medical Center is the ideal environment for com...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...g services and a range of permitting and licensing functions were curtailed or stopped altogether. Even the lights illuminating the Capitol dome were to be turned off. br> Only critical services such as health care for the poor, state police and prisons remain in operation. br> The shutdown also has th...

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

...ent continues to menstruate regularly. Her ovarian functions are restored, as well as her chances of natural childbirth," he said in a statement. In 2005, a US doctor reported a successful transplant of ovarian tissue supplied to a patient by her twin sister, which greatly reduced the chances of the graft be...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

...irst step in understanding how humor comprehension functions in older adults."...

Protein Structure of Pathogens Associated With CF and TB Solved

...k my lab enjoys doing. We determine structures and functions of important proteins and provide insights into ways that these proteins can be modulated to improve human health. My lab, like several others at HWI, is most interested in human pathogens and learning new ways that we can block infections by these n...

Curry Ingredient Kills Plaque Leading to Alzheimer's

...rs, are also responsible for a number of other key functions in the immune system. The results also suggest a new drug development approach for the disease that differs from the amyloid-beta vaccine. The new approach relies on the innate immune system, which is present at birth rather than on antibodies pro...

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...). Scientists know a great deal about IL-6 and its functions in the body, but its link to oncogenic ras was unknown. In addition to finding that the ras oncogene spurred the production of IL-6, they also found that inhibiting IL-6 production reduced the creation of new blood vessels, which are crucial for th...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...e injuries are the results of differences in brain functions . At UD's Human Performance Lab, researchers are exploring injury proneness by measuring how people mentally prepare and react to unanticipated events. To identify subjects for their study, the researchers administered neuro-cognitive tests to ne...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

... heredity. The term auditory processing refers to functions performed primarily by the brain that help a listener interpret sounds. Among other things, auditory processing enables us to tell the direction a sound is coming from, the timing and sequence of a sound, and whether a sound is a voice we need to lis...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...rt from time to time interfered with the executive functions of the Government, the application said the Bench should be wound up and all executive functions should be carried out by the Central and State Forest Departments. Often these committees had neg...

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...es. They also recommend exploring how NSSI and its functions may change over time, given additional exposure, as well as changes in interpersonal and intra-personal variables. For example, a question that arises is if long-term exposure of repeated NSSI leads to a decreased fear threshold in teens, and ther...

Binge Drinking on College Campuses is a Matter of Fear, Not Freedom

...em if they drink alcohol to feel relaxed at social functions or comfortable dancing or talking with others or i...f they pre-drink -- drink before they go to social functions so they "feel" more relaxed and comfortable when they arrive. » Avoid drinking games. Drinkin...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...roteins used to make body parts and carry out most functions in living organisms. Genes typically have 50,000 base pairs but can range in size from a few thousand to 300,000 base pairs, Capecchi says. The genes include only about 2.5 percent to 3 percent of human DNA. In between the genes are vast stretches ...

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