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Women recognise faces better

...imilar faces under different conditions, such as a selection of similar-looking profiles or silhouetted faces, different facial expression and varying degrees of picture quality.// At this stage, it’s difficult to explain the results. The guess is that’s a combination of a training and genetic predisposition....

Choose your mate

...n adults, and we showed that the process of sexual selection can lead to a genetically related increase in the components of adult fitness."...

Awakening call for fall prevention

...apist to teach 'safe walking' and to assist in the selection of walking aids. Older adults are more likely to need joint replacement after a fracture than younger people. And surgery on a broken bone might even require the insertion of plates or screws. The best way to avoid all these complications is to do yo...

Time to re-assess lung donation concept

... That's a very high number. Could the criteria for selection be too strict? The researchers checked 30 pairs of lungs that had been rejected for transplant. They did physiological tests, microbiological tests and lab studies on the lung tissue. They thought that 45 per cent of the sample could well have been...

Brain diseases an outcome of cannibalism

...he disease. Researchers have reported that natural selection appears to have spread through the population. Pinpointing the selection pressureResearch on women who feasted on the deceased ones was carried out. It suggested that there ...

'Designer' baby for British couple

...d can save the life of its sibling. "There was no selection on the basis of color of eyes or hair or sex."Charlie has Diamond Blackfan anemia which can only be cured with a transplant of stem cells from a sibling with a perfect tissue match. "These are not babies brought into the world just to save the sibli...

Stronger Backing for Drug-Coated Stents

...ent of the patients in this trial did not meet the selection criteria of previous clinical trials. Results of the one-year study show 9.7 percent of patients who received drug-eluting stents had a major adverse cardiac event, compared with 14.8 percent of patients treated with bare metal stents. Only 3.7 perc...

Understanding The Origin Of Tumors

...ied, as is true in as many as 15 percent of cases, selection of treatment is difficult or impossible, costing p...gh laser-capture microdissection, which allows for selection of an enriched sample of the tumor -- increasing the yield of RNA for analysis. The RNA gene express...

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

...vaginal cancer much more accurate and allow better selection of treatment’. The vaginal cancer progresses in the known fashion, and if the staging of the tumour can be accurately predicted before treatment were to start the doctors can be sure of the modality of the treatment and where to target radiation tre...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

... of combination drug therapy and, perhaps, to poor selection of drug classes. Despite abundant evidence suggesting that thiazide diuretics are the most cost-effective drugs for blood pressure reduction, and that they are especially effective in the elderly, the researchers found overall low rates of thiazide u...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

... of combination drug therapy and, perhaps, to poor selection of drug classes. Despite abundant evidence suggesting that thiazide diuretics are the most cost-effective drugs for blood pressure reduction, and that they are especially effective in the elderly, the researchers found overall low rates of thiazide u...

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

... the study they were scoring 95% and 100% in their selection of the correct item. Source: Newswise...

Growing tissues

... a series of enriching steps. But others think the selection process actually creates the MAPCs. Stem cell researchers say it is too early to tell whether the ultimate stem cell has been discovered and most believe research with embryonic stem cells must continue....

Immune Boost With LHRH To Help Cancer And Transplant Patients

...een planned to conduct additional trials by random selection of patients to receive the new treatment in comparison to those taking a placebo. Source: Google health news...

Obesity Surgery May Not Work All The Time

...survive can certainly save lives. But poor patient selection and incompletely studied complications and results may fail to clearly draw conclusions about the efficacy and safety of these procedures, reports the investigators. With a decade of bariatric surgery performed on obese teens and adults, data sugges...

Taking Music Lesson To Reduce Stress

... random order, for 2 minutes, followed by the same selection of tracks for 4 minutes each. A 2 minute pause was randomly inserted into each of these sequences. Participants listened to raga (Indian classical music), Beethoven’s ninth symphony (slow classical), rap (the Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Vivaldi (fast cl...

Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders

...d concern for the launch of a movement against sex selection that has resulted in a sharp decline in girl population in many parts of the country. The movement is believed to put an end to the practice of gender discrimination//. The brainchild of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the all-religious...

Embryonic Genetic Testing Is Boosting IVF Pregnancies

... the genetic condition." PGD can be used for sex selection only if the couple fear passing on a gender-linked condition such as haemophilia. Till date only 20 babies have been created in Victoria using PGD. However, according to Prof Bankier, it is quite a complex procedure that's taxing on the family in t...

Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV

...igher and with lowers contrast than the individual selection and larger details also at higher and at lower contrast. Peli and his team found that patients liked the images that reflected their own individual settings for contrast and details better than the un-enhanced video. However, personal preferences w...

A cost effective heart failure drug hits the market!

...ost-effective. The key will be appropriate patient selection and careful attention to compliance with treatment. Our findings apply to the types of individuals, African-Americans with moderate to severe heart failure, who were enrolled in AHeFT. We do not know whether similar benefits would be found in other g...

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