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Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

...t the University of Texas at Austin, US, wanted to observe how these games might influence academics and social relationships. They gathered data from a sample of children aged 10 to 19 who tracked their activities on a random weekday and a random weekend day. Of the 1,491 who participated, 534 or about 36...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...ment of more sophisticated imaging technologies to observe the immune stimulating agents. "The team we have assembled for this program represents the Canadian leaders in this field, and will be conducting a series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance the activity of our experimental immune stimula...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...expressed. This system allows the researchers to observe whether a gene identified in a correlation study plays an active role in tumorigenesis. It also permits the delivery and study of combinations of genes. They found that a combination of IGFBP2 and another known oncogene called K-Ras leads to develo...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

... contrast, children with typical development would observe the parents shift in gaze, look at the same object, and share in an exchange with the parent about the object of mutual focus. During engagement, children have many prolonged opportunities to learn new words and new ways to play with toys while hav...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...a nutrient. Capone and Nealson also were able to observe cellular differentiation: as the single-stranded organism grows, the nitrogen concentration in the cell halfway between two existing heterocysts falls below a threshold. Its basically allowing us to image elements at very high resolution. The drop ...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...on cameras capture the action. The researchers can observe how different stimuli received by the animal, such as a dose of an antidepressant drug, affect circuit operation. The researchers used slices of rat brain, Deisseroth said, "like a computer repair technician would take out a circuit board" to test ...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

...n pregnancies from hospitals in seven provinces to observe changing rates of neural-tube defects between 1993 and 2002. A total of 2,446 subjects with such defects were recorded among 1.9 million births.Researchers discovered a 46 per cent overall reduction, and a 53 per cent reduction in spina bifida cases ...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...ey socialise. Sander Bot was one of the first to observe the drinking behaviour in groups of young adults and combine this with questionnaire data concerning the individual group members. His research was supervised by the Behavioural Science Institute. For further information please contact: Dr Sander B...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...the speed of the response, the researchers did not observe any loss of accuracy in the picture-naming test by children with the disorder. This may mean that the brain abnormalities we see in Tourettes syndrome may lead not only to tics but also to a much wider range of unsuppressed and rapid behaviors, Ul...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...erful new magnetic resonance imaging techniques to observe how nutrients are channelled in the body in both insulin resistant and insulin sensitive human subjects which included young, lean, non-smoking, healthy people who were sedentary and matched for physical activity. The volunteers had no confounding ...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

...the other group. Regression analysis was used to observe the relationship between coffee drinking and smoking on the development of blepharospasm.The authors say: Our findings raise doubt about the association of smoking and blepharospasm but strongly suggest coffee as a protective factor. The most obvio...

New Imaging Technique may Help Detect Multiple Sclerosis Early

...in of a mouse. When the researchers used CARS to observe the condition of the mice thereafter, they saw an influx of calcium ions into the myelin. Boffins now believe that this influx may be behind the beginning of the process of myelin degradation....

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

...to either a surgical or nonsurgical group and then observe and compare the results of the two groups. Unfortunately, a comparison of the two groups wasnt as easy as hoped. The researchers found that 40 percent of patients crossed over from the group into which they were randomized. That is, members of the ...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

...estlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness. If you observe any of these symptoms, talk to your healthcare professional. Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or if you are planning to get pregnant while taking INVEGA. Do not breast-feed if you are taking INVEGA. INVEGA may affect your d...

Once-a-year Drug Reduces Fractures from Osteoporosis

...uired for osteoporosis treatments. The study did observe a small increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients who received zoledronic acid (1.3 percent for zoledronic acid versus 0.5 percent for placebo). Atrial fibrillation is a condition of abnormal heart rhythms, which is one risk factor...

Diet for Autism

...ired scientific evidence. Early studies did observe improvements in behavior and cognitive skills in autistic children who were placed on special diets. But the research lacked specificity, as it was not corroborated with a control study. As a health condition that is variable and not well comprehende...

Study Finds That Fruit Flies also Have Free Wills

...ssumed to be input-output devices. When scientists observe animals responding differently even to the same external stimuli, they attribute this variability to random errors in a complex brain," Brembs said. As part of the study, researchers tethered fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) in completely unif...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

...ere in the third world, visitors to Zambia could observe in the capital city of Lusaka hundreds of persons walking aimlessly along the roads, talking to themselves or shouting at others, carrying huge waste-collecting baskets and at times intimidating other pedestrians. It could be schizophrenia, psychot...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...ed Nations General Assembly decreed that the world observe World Environment Day (WED) on June 5, each year. Accordingly, every year a different city plays host to WED and organizes an international exposition that extends a week, starting on June 5.Each year this exposition highlights a then current issue...

Scientists Observed Live Cell Migration

...s Hopkins researchers have found a way to directly observe cell migration -- in real time and in living tissue. Cell, the scientists say their advance could lead to strategies for controlling both normal growth and the spread of cancer, processes that depend on the programmed, organized movement of cells ac...

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