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Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...erapy, they are less capable of measuring the more subtle systemic effects of immune response, Schlom said. While there is no conclusive evidence to explain why a vaccine may lead to better patient sur-vival, Schlom believes the evidence suggests that vaccines are, in fact, priming the immune sys-tem. Vac...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

...enus. School lunches also became healthier through subtle changes that didn't drastically alter taste. The cafeteria started serving hamburgers on whole-wheat buns, for example, and providing a lot of fruit for children to fill up on. The school also began teaching children how to eat nutritious and good...

Indian Minister Laments Country's Lack of Sex Education

...ing up sex education in a blatant manner, but in a subtle way," said Ramadoss. "We don't want to create controversy. But we have 55 per cent population that falls in the reproductive age and we have to create awareness among them."...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...ing other reasons for pain and identifying the few subtle findings that make the diagnosis. Sports hernias have received recent media attention because several high-profile athletes, including tight end L.J. Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles, have been diagnosed with the condition. Athletic hernia can occur...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...or from normal tissue, a distinction that is often subtle and imperfect. The limitations of this method contribute to cancer growth or patient mortality that is potentially preventable. The tumor painting technique combines a visual guide for the surgeon with the potential for significant improvement in a...

Flower-power on a Plate in Paris

...avoided, culinary specialists say. "These are very subtle ingredients, if you mix too many together you don't know where you are," said Jean-Franois Foucher, the head pastry-baker at the Park Hyatt Paris, who makes an ylang-ylang ganache (a whipped filling). The popularity of floral cuisine is also growing ...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...ssibility. Some of those on active duty may have subtle brain damage that was missed when they were treated for more visible wounds. Half of those wounded in action returned to duty within 72 hours before some brain injuries may have been apparent. The military just adopted new procedures to spot these c...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...probably in interpersonal relationships. These are subtle effects. They take time to surface. A teen isn't going to notice them." Child advocates such as the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial - Free Childhood say violent games such as Manhunt 2 should be kept out of teenagers' hands. "I shudder to th...

Autistic Individuals can Be 'trained' to Comprehend Visual and Vocal Cues

...rger's syndrome can be trained to understand the subtle meanings conveyed by a person's face and tone of voice. UCLA researchers have shown that ASD children can be trained with explicit instructions to pay more attention to facial expressions and tone of voice elicited an increased response in the m...

Male Pheromones Build Brain Cells in Female Mice

...rine could turn a woman's head. "Olfaction is a subtle and underappreciated sense. Maybe we've underestimated its importance," says Weiss....

Study Revises Dynamin's Role in Nerve Cell Function

.... 'The enzyme's function appears to be much more subtle than we had imagined,' Dr. Ryan says. 'It may not be necessary under conditions of low synaptic activity. In those cases, we suspect that other related enzymes, such as dynamin 2 and 3, may shoulder the load and carry out some residual function.' ...

Early Prediction of Huntingtons Disease is Possible by Subtle Signs

US researchers have shown that subtle signs may enable early prediction of Huntingtons disease, an incurable genetic disorder that affects movement , thinking, and some aspects of personality. Dr. Jane S. Paulsen of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medici...

Trauma Exposure can Affect Brain Function Several Years After Event

...out causing a current clinical disorder. But these subtle changes could increase susceptibility to mental health problems later on. Evidence that trauma can have long-term effects on the brains of healthy individuals was demonstrated by measuring adults reactions to emotional stimuli several years after w...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

...fferent breathing scenarios. The technique detects subtle increases in blood flow triggered by the activation of different parts of the brain, causing these regions to glow or "light up" on the color scan. The researchers scanned the brains of 14 healthy children, ages 8 15, as they inhaled 100 percent ...

Dynamic Sonography Accurate in Diagnosing Muscle Tears

...atients had partial tears, appearing as hypoechoic subtle lesions with relaxed muscle which looked like pseudo-tumors on contraction. According to the study, the healed tears appeared as highly reflective scar tissue. We are successfully performing dynamic sonography in muscular trauma and our players hav...

Genome of Botulism Bacterium Revealed

...llcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Some organisms use subtle approaches, elegantly choreographing their interaction with us and our defences. "C. botulinum takes the opposite approach. It lies in wait and, if it gets the opportunity, it hits its host with a microbial sledgehammer. It then eats the remains an...

Gene Mutation That Increases the Risk of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Found

... cancer geneticists have come to believe that such subtle changes are common causes of cancer, and this is one of the first, strong examples of that principle, Chapelle. "Our findings show that it's important to look for both genetic and epigenetic alterations when identifying problem genes," Plass said. ...

Koreans in Canada Feel Put Down by Subtle Racism

... immigrants living in Canada. "We found that the subtle form of discrimination has a greater impact on psy...ion related to moods that were less positive, only subtle discrimination showed a connection with actual psychological symptoms. As it happens while Blacks ...

Exposure to Cocaine During Pregnancy Weakens Kindergarten Kids Attention

...asks. This study provides further evidence of a subtle but consistent effect on attention through early s...says that the effects in general appear to be more subtle and specific than initially believed. She said that the children did not appear to have a hard tim...

Altered Protein Structure was Found in Autism Patients

...hy the autism spectrum disorders are manifested in subtle behavioral abnormalities that are seen at an early age. Abnormal synaptic development in nerve connections is likely to lead to cognitive deficits seen in patients with autism, said Taylor. He added that synapse formation and maintenance occurs ear...

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