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Novel computer model for breast cancer

...erns //- in combination with fuzzy logic, a way of modeling the uncertainty of natural language. The result is a model which can scrutinize images of breast cancer cells, and indicate how likely it is the tumor will spread. Tested on samples from 90 women with breast cancer, the computer system was 80 per c...

Noise pollution can cause harm in cognitive development of children

...earchers had taken the help of noise contour maps, modeling and on site measurements to find the schools that had maximum exposure to aircraft noise and road traffic and matched them with control schools. The results of the study showed that there exists a significant effect on the health of the children, th...

Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients

...n the same individual. The device semi-automatic modeling function that takes data from CT scans to make a virtual reconstruction of an individual patients' muscle tissue. The device has to be customized to model the tissue of each patient to get an accurate indication of the probable outcome before each vi...

Asthma Attacks May Be Triggered By Inhalers

... increase the chances of an attack.// Mathematical modeling techniques have been used in the research to predict as to when an asthma attack is likely to take place. The science journal ‘Nature’ has published the results of the study. Silverman, professor of child health in the Department of Infection, Immun...

Detecting Epidemics using statistics

...s to develop powerful mathematical and statistical modeling techniques. These techniques would be used later to quickly detect and monitor infectious disease outbreaks. It is a joint venture by the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts Department...

Kate Moss Glad her Drug Addiction was Exposed

...im and he has known her ever since she started her modeling career in 1999. She said to him that it made her face the reality and deal with it. She admitted to him that she could have probably spiralled further out of control if the story had not broken out in the media. Branson said: "The story coming ou...

The Brain behind Facial Recognition

...on hierarchical shape detectors. "Jiang et al.'s modeling and behavioral findings have strong implications for understanding how faces and objects are processed in the human brain," wrote Ganel. Source :Eureka Aler...

Severe Paucity of General Practitioners in Australia

...ntly think about as general practice services. Our modeling shows that simply training more GPs in not going to address this problem."...

Varicose Vein Treatments Turn Out To Be A Viable Health Investment

...arch team used both actual data from the study and modeling to compare sclerotherapy versus conservative manag...r patients with minor varicose veins, the economic modeling for sclerotherapy resulted in an ICER of about 3,500 British pounds (roughly $6,450 in U.S. dollars)...

PAI-2 Plays a Pivotal Role in Eye Infections

...hers, this interaction with Rb2/p130 and chromatin modeling enzymes may affect how PAI-2 is expressed. ‘There is a different expression of the protein between the epithelium of the cornea and conjunctiva cells,’ says Massaro-Giordano, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery at...

The new face of vaccine development

...ptococcus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Their 3D modeling technique gives researchers the power to effectively see how the body's antibodies bind to the chains of sugars on the outer coats of bacteria. In cases where antibodies don't bind to the sugars and no immune response is triggered, researchers could ...

Waxing And Waning Of Dengue Epidemics Attributed To Cross-Immunity

... Southeastern United States. Rohani said the same modeling techniques he and Wearing used to study dengue can help shed light on the transmission of other multi-strain diseases such as cholera, malaria and influenza. He calls a better understanding of such diseases, "one of the most important issues in publi...

AIDS Pandemic Slows Population Growth In South Africa

...department, which Stats SA attributed to different modeling assumptions being used by these agencies. Declining Fertility rates has been attributed to the economic transition in the country, which is in line with the trends of other countries going through a similar transition. ...

Elusive Step In DNA Mutation Uncovered By Researchers

...s type of research requires the development of new modeling strategies and significant computational power. It also needed indispensable complementary and supplementary laboratory experiments. We were very fortunate to have this combination in our research team," he said. Source: EurekAler...

Mathematics And Beauty? You Bet!

...ategies. The second step in the paradigm requires modeling and solving partial differential equations (PDEs),...ntify which PDEs are appropriate for biomechanical modeling of soft facial tissue and bone. Standard methods for handling the equations need to be adapted for t...

Simi Valley Nuclear Meltdown Effects Greater than Suspected

...a period of seven years with the help of technical modeling to fill in missing details from the accident. As soon as the results were release the Boeing Co., the lab’s owner, immediately dismissed the research as completely wrong, and based on faulty assumptions. According to the researchers although their ...

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

... "Teaching your child healthy skin care habits and modeling these behaviors for them can be tremendously helpful in preventing and treating various skin conditions," said Dr. Johnson. "A dermatologist is an important member of your child’s healthcare team and if parents have concerns about their child’s skin,...

Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for Ban on Underweight Models

...isorders and their families. The fashion industry, modeling agencies and fashion magazines should collectively adopt the Worldwide Charter for Action on Eating Disorders and set terms for establishing a healthy industry. Source-Newswise<BRSRM...

Study Uncovers Mutation Responsible for Noonan Syndrome

... Paul C. Cabot professor of genetics at HMS. After modeling the positions of the mutations on crystal structures of SOS1, the scientists made recombinant versions of the mutants and expressed them in mammalian cells, where it was discovered that they promoted excessive activation of RAS and its downstream tar...

A New Rapid 3-D Cell-Growth Technique For Growing Heart Muscle

...of Biomedical Engineering, led the creation of the modeling system. Co-author and research associate Luda Khait examined the tissue using special stains that revealed the presence and concentration of the fibrin gel, and of collagen generated by the cells as they organized into tissue. Over the course of s...

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