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Most neuropsychological tests don't tell Alzheimer's disease from vascular dementia

...se tests may assist in diagnosing dementia, they do not adequately discriminate between Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia," wrote the authors. teasing apart different types of dementia is often harder than deciding whether someone is showing cognitive decline in the first place, Mathias explained. ...

New national adolescent weight control registry will recognize successful teen weight loss efforts

... what weight management tools and strategies work for this specific population, who are often dealing with additional stressors such as peer pressure, teasing and low self-esteem," said Jelalian, who is also an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School. "This information c...

Cosmetic surgery appeals to men, women with appearance-based rejection sensitivity

...ir appearance," says Park. "Sensitivity to appearance rejection may therefore be a key psychological variable to consider when examining responses to teasing related to appearance, especially with regard to feeling rejected and expressing interest in cosmetic surgery," she adds. ...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

...cal bullying as hitting, kicking, pushing, shoving and locking a classmate indoors. Verbal bullying included calling someone mean names, making fun or teasing in a hurtful way and saying mean things about a person's race or religion. The researchers defined relational bullying as spreading rumors or socially...

MIT: New system monitors fetal heartbeat

...racteristics of the fetal heartbeat key to identifying potential clinical problems. "The dominant signal turns out to be the mother's heartbeat, so teasing out a tiny fetal signal in the background noise without altering the clinical meaning of the fetal signal is a problem that has proved virtually insol...

Garth Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.S., World Renowned Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder Of CellCeuticals(R) Biomedical Skin Treatments Revealed On E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians as the Surgeon Behind Bruce Jenner's New Face

... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After teasing viewers with the news that a member of the Kardashian family will undergo plastic surgery this season, the latest episode of E!'s hit reality show Ke...

Getting Tough on Bullying

...Web site, bullying includes: Any act that physically hurts someone, such as punching, kicking or shoving. Excluding people from a group. teasing people or spreading bad rumors about them. Using someone's computer user name and posting lies or rumors. Sending hurtful instant messages, e...

Teen Girl Loses Hair But Gains Support

...oman was afraid to go to school because she had lost her hair and kids were teasing her, she took action. Peggy donated two of her custom-made hair pieces and ...an losing her hair after her father's sudden illness. When students started teasing her, Brittany became depressed and thought of dropping out of high school. ...

Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered

...the drug such that the drug should not be approved?" Padwal asked. This study is nice in elucidating potential mechanisms but not really helpful in teasing out whether the drug should be approved, Padwal said. "For approval, I'm sure the FDA is looking for post-marketing surveillance data from Europe and ...

Proton-powered pooping

...d cycle is an example of a biological clock, like those that regulate wake-sleep cycles and many other behaviors in animals. We were interested in teasing apart the components required for [defecation] clock function, says Nix. To do that we searched for mutations that affected the clock. By exposing...
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deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia

...eases like schizophrenia because the brain and cognition are so little understood and so difficult to study. Discoveries such as these are crucial for teasing out the biology of the disease and making it possible for us to begin to develop drugs targeting the underlying causes and not just the symptoms of th...
Teasing in Biological News

TRAPping proteins that work together inside living cells

...interactions that proteins would normally engage in." Proteins are the workhorses in an organism's cells. Whole fields of research are dedicated to teasing out which proteins work together to make cells function. For example, drug researchers seek chemicals that disrupt or otherwise change how proteins in...

CSHL researchers explain process by which cells 'hide' potentially dangerous DNA segments

... (or strength) to methylated chromatin," explains Thomas Schalch, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Joshua-Tor lab who led the current study. By teasing apart the origin of this unique affinity, the CSHL team stumbled across Chp1 mutants that would produce siRNAs but could not assemble heterochromatin....

Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk

...red Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention . "We were interested in teasing out red wine's effects on breast-cancer risk. There is reason to suspect that red wine might have beneficial effects based on previous studies of hear...

Studies offer guide as protein interaction mapping comes of age

... MIMIx, which standardizes reporting of protein interactions in published manuscripts. "Interaction mapping is a complex field," Cusick states. "By teasing apart the process of interaction discovery and verification, we've identified where problems are coming from and offered solutions to minimize inconsi...

Study: Did early climate impact divert a new glacial age?

... in the record. But looking farther back in time, using climatic archives such as 850,000-year-old ice core records from Antarctica, scientists are teasing out evidence of past greenhouse gases in the form of fossil air trapped in the ice. That ancient air, say Vavrus and Kutzbach, contains the unmistakab...

Scripps research team defines new painkilling chemical pathway

...in vivo, and therefore, the potential biological functions and therapeutic potential of this second endocannabinoid have remained largely unknown. teasing out 2-AG's specific impacts have proven challenging. Comparable to FAAH, an enzyme called monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) breaks down 2-AG. But, despit...

Supercomputer provides massive computational boost to biomedical research at TGen

...pecially critical to the work of TGen. "In 2009, more genome sequence data will be generated than all the words spoken by humans in all of history. teasing meaningful understanding from this avalanche of data is also the role of HPC (high performance computing)," Stanzione said. ...

Beetle dung helps forests recover from fire

..., in the Department of Renewable Resources, worked with about 10 grams of beetle dung50 to 60 beetles can produce just a handfulover two years, slowly teasing it apart with tweezers and chemically analyzing the contents and using it for experiments to pinpoint the benefits to soil. Beetle droppingsknown i...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...RV1 virus. They reassembled about one-fifth of the virus by taking dozens of PtERV1 sequences and aligning them to create an "ancestral" sequence, teasing out areas of commonality between them. They then used this information to make a partial viral genome. During reconstruction the viral segment was deb...

A 'traffic light' for neurons means 'go' for improving brain research

...lockages in damaged spinal columns, perhaps restoring some function to the limbs of paralyzed patients. Finally, the technique could be useful in teasing out the largely unknown functioning of healthy brains. "One day we'd like to be able to understand the organization of the brain," Zhang says. "H...
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deCODE genetics Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

...ndings contribute to an understanding of the molecular basis for and evolution of these most visible of characteristics, and may be useful for teasing out the biology of skin and eye disease as well as for forensic DNA analysis About deCODE deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) is a global leader in...
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