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Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

...within each subject, these were highly significant gains after three weeks of therapy," Cramer said. The UCI team is now using what they learned from study participants to create a "son of HOWARD," with improved hand-robot connections and more software options to individualize therapy and keep patients ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...t against poverty. Actions that target livelihood gains of smallholder farmers by securing water access through water rights and investments in water storage and delivery infrastructure are essential ingredients. The value obtained per drop of water can be improved by pro-poor water technologies, and inv...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...cile Packard Children’s Hospital. What’s more, the gains lasted for months after the treatment was discontinued. The researchers are now considering a clinical trial to test whether the compound has a similar effect in humans with Down syndrome. "This treatment has remarkable potential," said Craig Garner...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

... "Looking at how your brain responds to potential gains versus potential losses, we can predict how risk-a...much more neural sensitivity to losses relative to gains are the same people who are very reluctant to gamble unless they are offered extremely favorable gam...

Chromosomal microarray analysis proves accurate

...use they are duplicated or deleted abnormally with gains and losses of genetic information. "If these ch...y areas of the genome where all normal people have gains or losses of genetic material compared to the average genome. "It is difficult to determine if i...

NYU algorithm enhances ability to detect cancer genes

...hat can scan hundreds of patients' genomes to find gains and losses in gene-copies. The findings will appear in the July issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The study was conducted by Iuliana Ionita, a PhD student in computer science, Raoul-Sam Daruwala, a former research scientist from Coura...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...able rates of economic growth without proportional gains in the nutritional status of poorer people in their society." Finally, Gross and Webb state that the development agenda must tackle child wasting in order to make a lasting impact on human well- being. "The problem of wasting needs to be addressed ...

Viagra improves high altitude exercise performance up to 45% for some

...occurred largely because some people achieve major gains with sildenafil at altitude while others improve much less or not at all. The responders improved 39% in the time trial performance at altitude compared to their performance at altitude with a placebo. Some in the responder group improved as much as ...

DOE JGI sequences, releases genome of symbiotic tree fungus

...cted from competition with other soil microbes and gains preferential access to carbohydrates within the plant. Such mycorrhizae are critical to terrestrial ecosystems, Martin said, since approximately 85 percent of all plant species, including trees, are dependent on such interactions to thrive. Mycorrh...

Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away

...he less toxic frog, the mimic covers its bases. It gains protection from predators that have tasted both the more and less toxic frogs in the area. When predators learn to generalize based on the most toxic species, Cummings says that mimics can actually be freed to evolve new color patterns and that this...

UMaine teams with fishermen to study affects of trawling on seafloor ecology

...e far in the future, Knight found that significant gains had been made in the short term. "Scientists were predicting it would take decades for recovery, but didn't have an opportunity to look at it," said Knight. "This is the first project that has been able to look at areas closed for six years. We're a...

Cure for cancer worth $50 trillion

...l of Political Economy, calculates the prospective gains that could be obtained from further progress again...dures for persons near death. By breaking down net gains by age and gender, Murphy and Topel show that the value of increased longevity far exceeds rising me...

Some good news for the world's poor

... Mahabub Hossain, also found that the total annual gains from the adoption of these modern varieties now stands at $10.8 billion ?an astounding figure considering that it is many times the total investment in rice research made over the same 40-year period by IRRI and its many partners in the national agri...

New technique multiplies life span in simple organisms

.... But their work shows that much greater potential gains lie in the opposite direction. ...

Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests

...om that?' The question is also 'What are the other gains and losses for the environment?' We have to be smart about our sequestration policies." Originating in a series of meetings at the Center on Global Change, which Jackson directs, the study sought to identity those tradeoffs and benefits at locations...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

... three million people). “We are encouraged by the gains that have been made in some countries and by the fact that sustained HIV prevention programmes have played a key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain ...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

... three million people). “We are encouraged by the gains that have been made in some countries and by the fact that sustained HIV prevention programmes have played a key part in bringing down infections. But the reality is that the AIDS epidemic continues to outstrip global and national efforts to contain ...

Lance Armstrong through a physiological lens: hard training boosts muscle power 8%

...cgi/content/full/98/6/2191. * McMaster study sees gains from different cycling training approach Another study in the June issue considers at a different approach to training: "Six sessions of sprint interval training increases muscle oxidative potential and cycle endurance capacity in humans," by Kirste...

Scientists focus on 'dwarf eye'

...of farsightedness at birth. As the child grows and gains more visual experience, the eye adjusts its focus by growing, which changes the distance between the lens and the retina, the light-detecting layer of cells at the back of the eye. Once the retina is the right distance from the lens for proper focus ...

Study shows how retinoic acid enters a cell's nucleus

...r-fighting vitamin A derivative retinoic acid (RA) gains entry into a cell's nucleus. When vitamin A enters a cell's cytoplasm (the portion that lies between the outer membrane and the nucleus), it can be converted to RA, a member of a group of compounds that enter a cell's nucleus and play a role in trig...

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