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Despite More Studies Researchers Are Still Confound With ADHD

Researchers are still left confused despite making in-depth analysis in the field of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder// (ADHD), a psychiatric problem that affects the children. As reported in foodconsumer.org, it is a major complication, which is beyond the scientists' control, between...

Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer

...done. A concern with past studies is that volunteers may be healthier to begin with. We thought we could account for this and other factors that could confound the relationship, and even after we examined those other factors, volunteers still had lower mortality," said the study's lead author, Dr. Sei Lee, an...

New Guidebook Uses Buddhist Principles to Combat Cancer

...r taking hold in our bodies," he writes. Providing a much-needed philosophical, holistic discussion about why cancer has continued to plague and confound medical science, "I, Cancer" approaches patient recovery through the possibility of patient control with the implementation of Cooper's techniques. Hi...

Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

...n of symptoms to guide treatment is better in older patients, because BNP levels go up with age, Cardozo said. "Normal changes in the heart with aging confound the issue," he said. "As you age normally, you can get heart tissue trauma and that can lead to high BNP levels. If you just read the number, you tend...

Changes in sex steroids associated with menopause

...nstruating. Polysomnography was conducted in the homes of participants. Women using hormone therapy were excluded from the study, because it would confound the hormone results. Some studies provide evidence that HT can improve some, but not all , aspects of sleep quality in postmenopausal women, and it ha...

Floss your teeth -- on the double!

...impact flossing can have on oral health. The twins experimental model is a powerful tool to help sort out genetic and environmental factors that often confound the interpretation of treatment studies. This study demonstrates that flossing can have an important and favorable impact on an individual, as compare...

Cancer research highlights

... others are insensitive to the drugs used in chemotherapy, all of which can confound cancer therapy. But does tumor heterogeneity change because of cancer treat... others are insensitive to the drugs used in chemotherapy, all of which can confound cancer therapy. But does tumor heterogeneity change because of cancer treat...

Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos

...as long, thin asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers are harmful because they are thin enough to penetrate deep into the lungs, but sufficiently long to confound the lungs built-in clearance mechanisms for getting rid of particles. Donaldson stresses there are still pieces of the puzzle to fill in. We still...

Carbon Nanotubes That Look Like Asbestos, Behave Like Asbestos

... as long, thin asbestos fibers." Asbestos fibers are harmful because they are thin enough to penetrate deep into the lungs, but sufficiently long to confound the lungs' built-in clearance mechanisms for getting rid of particles. Donaldson stresses there are still pieces of the puzzle to fill in. "We still...

Historic Abortion Case; Acuna V. Turkish

...that decision in a truly informed way. The language employed in Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court - concerning "when life begins" - continues to confound and confuse even the most sophisticated inferior courts. Perhaps, it is now time for that Court to correct that language. In 1992, in Planned Parentho...
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CeNeRx BioPharma Initiates Phase II Clinical Trial of Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM)

...rial experts, disease specialists, and biostatisticians to incorporate a number of features in the study design intended to manage the issues that can confound antidepressant clinical trial results." Depression clinical trial expert Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Medical Director of Capital Clinical Associates and o...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML

... in the clinical development of all new drugs. Normally these studies are conducted in healthy subjects so that disease factors/co- morbidities do not confound the results. As Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) is a cytotoxic agent which should not be given to healthy volunteers, this evaluation is being done in prev...

New Proof of Genistein's Efficacy and Safety for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

...alcium plus vitamin D. Unlike other research in this area, this study was controlled for soy intake and additional supplement use, either of which may confound the results of a study." The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that osteoporosis currently afflicts more than 10 million Americans, while an ...
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Sand dollar larvae use cloning to 'make change,' confound predators

Nature is full of examples of creatures that try to look as big as possible in an effort to scare away potential predators. But to avoid being eaten alive the larvae of sand dollars appear to have a different strategy, in a way exchanging a dollar for a couple of dimes. University of Washingt...

1 missing gene leads to fruitless mating rituals

...ate the role of the gene, researchers used decapitated, passive flies of both genders, because these do not provide any behavioral feedback that could confound the precise measurement of the sex appeal they held for the male flies being studied. Both types of males courted the decapitated virgin females equal...

Obese men have less semen, more sperm abnormalities, and should lose weight before trying for a baby

...into four groups according to their BMI, from being underweight to being considerably overweight. Taking into account other characteristics that could confound the analysis, such as smoking, alcohol intake, age, social deprivation, and the length of time of abstinence from sex prior to producing a semen sampl...

Statement by the American Egg Board and Egg Nutrition Center on AJCN study on egg consumption

...hair of the Committee on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, comments that The study suffers from the lack of detailed dietary information that may confound the interpretation, such as patterns of dietary intake of saturated fat and trans fats.(2) This is a significant point, given that some people who eat...

Think green, UO's Hutchison says, to reduce nanotech hazards

...re their interactions with biological organisms and the environment. While microscopically sized, they come in all sizes, shapes and compositions. "To confound the situation further," he writes, "the methods of production are still immature for most materials, often resulting in batch-to-batch variability in ...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

... candidate as a bioterror weapon. But it's also very common. Tularemia has been reported in all U.S. states except Hawaii. This natural background can confound the detection of a terrorist attack and trigger false alarms. The trick is to determine whether the amount of F. tularensis detected in an air sample ...
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Radiesse(R) Dermal Filler Featured Prominently in Journal of Dermatologic Surgery Special Issue on Fillers

...radiographic and tomographic evaluations the authors concluded that "This study documents that CaHA does not obscure adjacent structures and would not confound the radiologist with a proper history of its use." The study investigators added that "The persisting correction [with Radiesse] is most likely due ...

Federal nanotech risk research plan still comes up short

...sted in nanotechnology risk research in fiscal year 2006 is an inflated estimate of work that directly addresses the issues, and that can only further confound the formulation of an effective strategic plan. ...

Quigley Corporation Releases Update on Quigley Pharma's Phase IIb Clinical Study of QR-333 in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

...le to gauge an improvement -- not have other serious diseases which would confound the data -- not be on other medications which would confound the data -- not so advanced in their neuropathy that they are not capable...

Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML

... in the clinical development of all new drugs. Normally these studies are conducted in healthy subjects so that disease factors/co- morbidities do not confound the results. As Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) is a cytotoxic agent which should not be given to healthy volunteers, this evaluation is being done in prev...

Making RFID mainstream

...ies an underlying complexity that arises in large part from the nature of RF wave propagation itself: absorption, reflection and interference that can confound reads in otherwise valid applications. It is the goal of our laboratory to understand the physical layer, the antennas, RF propagation and the RF e...

Evaluation of RNA isolated from human tissues: quality control for surgical and postmortem samples

...s should be >1.8. RNA is rapidly digested by RNase enzymes that are nearly ubiquitous, leading to formation of shorter fragments, which can confound experimental results. Thus, it is important to test the RNA integrity. This has been traditionally performed by agarose gel electrophoresis and stai...

Unmask Blood RNA for Gene Expression Profiling

...els can vary among donors, which can unpredictably affect RNA amplification and array results and therefore, confound interpretations that are made when comparing different samples. With the removal of globin transcripts, the ...
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Molecular biology

... or more functional components with respect to the so-called " wild type " or normal phenotype . Genetic interactions such as epistasis can often confound simple interpretations of such "knock-out" studies. Molecular biology is the study of molecular underpinnings of the process of replication, trans...
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