News tagged with diagnostic tools
An excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia, reports a study from investigators at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Researchers may have found a way to block kidney-destroying inflammation and help damaged kidney cells recover.
Medical research Apr 16, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures and records electrical activity in the brain, is a quick and efficient way of determining whether seizures are the cause of altered mental status (AMS) and spells, according to a ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in rural Tanzania, a breakthrough that could help doctors treat patients infected with the parasites, a study said on Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 1
Seeing through HIV's disguises: Researchers identify 25 human proteins that may be crucial for HIV-1 infection
Studying HIV-1, the most common and infectious HIV subtype, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified 25 human proteins "stolen" by the virus that may be critical to its ability to infect new cells. HIV-1 ...
HIV & AIDS Feb 27, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Plastic products and jet fuel exposures raising incidences of 'epigenetic transgenerational inheritance'
Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed animal's offspring.
Genetics Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a group of what have been considered relatively minor regulators in the body that band together to suppress the ...
Cancer Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new Johns Hopkins study has unraveled the changes in a key cardiac protein that can lead to heart muscle malfunction and precipitate heart failure.
Cardiology Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Temper tantrums in young children can be an early signal of mental health problems, but how does a parent or pediatrician know when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious problem?
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists in Germany and Africa on Wednesday said they had found two variants of genes that help to explain why some lucky individuals do not develop severe malaria.
Genetics Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The strategy used by Google to decide which pages are relevant for a search query can also be used to determine which proteins in a patient's cancer are relevant for the disease progression. Researchers from Dresden University ...
Cancer May 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An advisory from two leading allergists, Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, urges clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making ...
Health Dec 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain, according to Rutgers research published online by the American Jo ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new device that combines two microimaging technologies can reveal both the detailed anatomy of arterial linings and biological activities that, in coronary arteries, could indicate the risk of heart attacks ...
Medical research Nov 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Ultrasound, the diagnostic tool first developed at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the 1950s to scan the body, is now being used in its fracture clinic to help heal fractured bones and speed up the recovery ...
Medical research Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |