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Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries

...nal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis -- all these diseases affect the intrinsic hand muscles." For starters, the team is honing in on carpal tunnel syndrome. "U.S. surgeons will perform over 500,000 procedures for carpal tunnel this year. We spend $2 billion per year treating t...

To Be More Creative, Try Living Abroad

...chology. "Gaining experience in foreign cultures has long been a classic prescription for artists interested in stimulating their imaginations or honing their crafts. But does living abroad actually make people more creative?" asked lead author William Maddux, an assistant professor of organizational b...

Raw Nuts Could Be Salmonella Source in Pistachios: Report

... is also involved in the investigation. Setton Farms was recalling certain pistachio nuts based on these findings, Acheson said. Investigators were honing in on pistachios packaged at the Terra Bella plant. "These findings came to light because of testing that another company was doing as part of rou...

FDA Investigating Salmonella-Tainted Pistachios

... investigation. The company in question, Setton Farms, is recalling certain pistachio nuts based on these findings, Acheson said. Investigators are honing in on pistachios packaged in a plant in Terra Bella, Calif. "These findings came to light because of testing that another company was doing as par...

Penn Medicine pathologists pioneer biomarker test to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer's disease

...spread irreversible damage occurred. The findings hold promise in the search for effective pharmaceutical therapies capable of halting the disease. honing in on a previously suggested pathological CSF biomarker signature, a team of Penn Medicine researchers, led by Leslie M. Shaw, PhD, Co-Director of the...

Angiogenesis linked to poor survival in patients with rare type of ovarian cancer

...," said Anil Sood, M.D., professor in the Departments of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology at M. D. Anderson and senior author on the study. "By honing in on how sex cord-stromal tumors utilize the blood vessels to become deadly, we can begin to test targeted anti-angiogenic therapies as possible mean...

Newborn Babies Feel the Rhythm

...vidence for the fact that babies have a central rhythm when they are born," honing explained. "It's pre-language, it's very musical and very rhythmic." "T... we're very interested in how these might affect parent-child interaction," honing said. "It would be interesting to see how languages are shaped by thes...

College Freshmen See Rx Drug Misuse More Risky Than Alcohol, Pot

...re alcoholic beverages each weekend -- each of which was described as similarly risky by approximately 7 percent and 17 percent, respectively. When honing in on those students who said they had had an opportunity to use unauthorized prescription drugs, two out of three said they viewed such behavior as r...

Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant

...mise a baby's health, whether or not the mother is one of the relatively few affected by a genetic predisposition to overproduce morphine. But when honing in on the genetic front, the researchers indeed found that two mothers of symptomatic children carried the problematic genetic predisposition. In thes...

Androgen Production Continues in Prostate Cancer Tumors

...hat the gene pathways for synthesizing androgens from cholesterol appear to be present in the distant tumor sites. This finding will allow us to start honing in on the specific source of those androgens and how we can eliminate them," Mostaghel said. "As we develop new drug targets, we will need to focus...
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Research Explains How Advanced Prostate Cancer Becomes Resistant to Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

...hat the gene pathways for synthesizing androgens from cholesterol appear to be present in the distant tumor sites. This finding will allow us to start honing in on the specific source of those androgens and how we can eliminate them," Mostaghel said. "As we develop new drug targets, we will need to focus on...
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Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... close collaboration with researchers at Brown University and Providence VA Medical Center. The BrainGate2 trials will expand on previous research, honing the hardware and software that decode the brain signals used to move a cursor on a screen. The IDE is part of a larger research effort, the goals of ...

Selected personal letters of Max Perutz are released in new book

...k's preface. "He nurtured his skills as a writer from his teenage years, first in letters he wrote to an English girl friend and later to his family, honing his ability to tell a good story and to breathe life into his observations of people and places." With a backdrop of family and friends, politics a...

Wii bit of fun at Rice University has serious intent

...f training they suddenly 'get it.' "What will be interesting is, can we get this last group to 'get it' and become people who learn very quickly by honing in on the right cues? And can we get these people who learn very quickly to improve even faster? We're interested in how these groups of performers di...

UCSB study finds physical strength, fighting ability revealed in human faces

...found that a mechanism exists within the human brain that enables people to determine with uncanny accuracy the fighting ability of men around them by honing in on their upper body strength. What's more, that assessment can be made even when everything but the men's faces are obscured from view. A paper hig...
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CryoLife Hosts Worldwide Surgical Congress for the Ross Procedure

... CryoValve SG," added Steven G. Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of CryoLife. "We look forward to hosting these surgeons and in playing a role in honing their technical skills, so that they can offer this surgical option to their patients." About CryoLife, Inc. Founded in 1984, CryoLife, Inc. is a ...

Are top performers born or made?

...ning a second language, and so on, is critical to developing skills and performing at peak. Yet in the business world, the concept of conditioning and honing of skills and abilities is not viewed in the same way. It is much more common to learn and develop through the actual work - which certainly has some ...

Visions: Rimas Buinevicius, CEO of Sonic Foundry

...t message, and voicemail at a drop of a hat. This state of being perpetually connected is creating a worker who is more like a mercenary, continuously honing and delivering his professional skills to make himself the ultimate competitor in a rapidly growing global marketplace. New-age communication technolo...

The Right Brain: A neurological solution to the flattening world

...interaction, says Pink. Pink believes this concept is even beginning to shape how American medical schools are teaching young doctors: students are honing their powers of observation. Another example is that young physicians that paint are able to notice subtle details about a patient's condition. Pi...
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