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Dual-imaging technique useful before -- and during -- brain surgery

Brain specialists associated with the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital say the ability to incorporate—in real time—two high-tech imaging tools into the operating room can improve the functional abilities of patients w...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...comparing them to existing collections, consulting specialists and using a scanning electron microscope to examine the jaws and other hard parts of the nudibranchs that distinguish species. This was part of the formal project “Phylogenetic Systematics of Nudibranchia,” sponsored by a National Science Foundati...

Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new method for identifying suspect viruses and bacteria that cause some of the most common acute infections in children. Traditionally, researchers have looked for clues to an infection by tracking do...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

...d Julien Serres have just shown. These biorobotics specialists from the Movement and Perception Laboratory (CNRS/Université de la Méditerranée) in Marseille, France have revealed an automatic mechanism called the "optic flow regulator" that controls the lift force. The researchers obtained these results by model...

Buckyballs used as 'passkey' into cancer cells

Scientists at Rice University and pediatric specialists at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered a new way to use Rice's famed buckyball nanoparticles as passkeys that allows drugs to enter cancer cells. The research appears in the Jan. 21 issue of the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

... of its kind, brings together the work of over 700 specialists from hundreds of institutes around the world into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water and food ever written, critically examining policies and practices of water use and development in the agricultural sector over the last 50...

NIH announces phase III clinical trial of creatine for Parkinson's disease

...nd the patients will be seen by movement disorders specialists at the NET-PD sites across the United States and Canada. PD is a degenerative disorder of the brain in which patients develop symptoms such as progressive tremor, slowness of movements, and stiffness of muscles. It affects at least one million pe...

Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good

...nning events, SCI has a growing database of member specialists who can give background information on a wide range of scientific issues. Originally established in 1881, SCI is a registered charity with members in over 70 countries. www.soci.org About Wiley John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., based in Chichester...

Plants do not emit methane

... methane emissions were neglible. Thus these plant specialists conclude that there is no reason to reassess the mitigation potential of plants. The researchers stress that questions still remain and that the gap in the global methane budget needs to be properly addressed. ...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

Brain specialists at The Neuroscience Institute at University Hospit...sponsible for speech and movement. The Cincinnati specialists are among the first in the country to use new technology that integrates functional MRI (fMRI) data ...

Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble

...nown as a 64-slice CT scanner, Johns Hopkins heart specialists have developed a fast and accurate means of tracking blood that has been slowed down by narrowing of the coronary arteries. Researchers say it took them less than half the time of exercise stress tests and echocardiograms currently used to find ear...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...s £713. Dihydrocodeine has been used by GPs and specialists for many years to treat drug users . It is often preferred in situations where methadone is seen as hazardous, such as police custody or prison. Its effectiveness has, however, never been tested before. Dr Roy Robertson, a Reader at the University...

Planning ahead: Having the healthiest baby possible

...he Supplement provides everything that health care specialists and the public need to know about the importance of women's health and health care before pregnancy. Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes and a co-author of the lead article of the Supplement, said, "The greatest opportunities for ...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...ultidisciplinary tumor board includes a network of specialists from different disciplines devoted to treating bre...rgery. The changes were a result of breast imaging specialists reading a mammogram differently or breast pathologists interpreting biopsy results differently. In s...

When nerve cells can't make contact

...but we only started analyzing their behaviour with specialists a few months ago," says Brose. The first results look most promising - neuroligin-4 mutant mice obviously have disturbed social and anxiety behaviour. "If we succeed in measuring robust, autism-relevant behavioural changes in our mutant mice, then at...

MUHC announces a transplant first in Quebec

... at the MUHC. "We are particularly pleased to have specialists from every discipline with a strong interest in transplantation, allowing us to successfully offer combined organ transplants within one institution." The world's first heart transplant was conducted less than forty years ago; complex combined trans...

Defense peptide found in primates may block some human HIV transmissions

...s. Otto Yang and Robert Lehrer, infectious disease specialists at UCLA, and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Emory University are collaborating with Cole. There are three classes of defensin peptides, and most research around the world has focused on alpha and beta defensins, the two types that ...

Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action

...ster, joining four other MSF medical and paramedic specialists to volunteer aid to Asia. Indonesia, located in the Pacific's "ring of fire" was the target of the latest devastating 6.2 Richter scale quake which struck at 05:54 local time, 22:53 GMT last Friday 26 May. Flattening a densely populated area south...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

...esults from work done in collaboration with cancer specialists from Arizona, California, and Michigan, the school has hired a full-time technician to produce the existing vaccine. The vaccine being used now has undergone a few modifications designed to increase its anti-cancer activity. "Not all dogs with melan...

Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows

...nford neurobiologist teamed with child-development specialists at the University of Maryland to see if children with cochlear implants were able to meld their newly acquired hearing capability with their ability to read lips. In other words, did their brains process speech the same way as people who are born wit...

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