Novel Spinal Cord Stimulator Sparks Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Content: The future treatment of Parkinson’s disease may target the spinal cord instead of the brain to help alleviate the slow, rigid movements and tremors that are the hallmarks of the disease. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed and tested a first-of-its-kind device that rapidly restored motor function in mice with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., senior study investigator and Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience: "We...

A method for reduction of anesthetic waste gases produced by rodent induction chambers

submitted by: jhlvt

Reducing waste gas exposure produced by induction chambers

Unpacking the Wisdom of Crowds

submitted by: dougramsey
In this talk, Dr.Scott E. Page, University of Michigan, will present three models for explaining the wisdom of crowds phenomenon, in which collections make better predictions than the individuals that comprise them. The first two models will be traditional models based on error cancellation and averaging. The third will be based on aggregating diverse predictive models using a framework developed by Hong and Page (2008). This talk is part of Calit2's 2008-2009 Behavioral, Social and Computer...

Emergence of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and Spread of a Single Resistance Mechanism.

submitted by: nelleke
Background Resistance to triazoles was recently reported in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates cultured from patients with invasive aspergillosis. The prevalence of azole resistance in A. fumigatus is unknown. We investigated the prevalence and spread of azole resistance using our culture collection that contained A. fumigatus isolates collected between 1994 and 2007. Methods and Findings We investigated the prevalence of itraconazole (ITZ) resistance in 1,912 clinical A. fumigatus...
Authors: Eveline Snelders, Henrich a. l. van der Lee, Judith Kuijpers, Anthonius j. m. m. Rijs, János Varga, Robert a. Samson, Emilia Mellado, A. rogier t. Donders, Willem j. g. Melchers, Paul e. Verweij

Research on Aging: Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

submitted by: sjanderson

Successful cognitive and emotional aging with noted expert Dr. DilipJeste.

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

submitted by: jeff_kwong
Background In 2000, Ontario, Canada, initiated a universal influenza immunization program (UIIP) to provide free influenza vaccines for the entire population aged 6 mo or older. Influenza immunization increased more rapidly in younger age groups in Ontario compared to other Canadian provinces, which all maintained targeted immunization programs. We evaluated the effect of Ontario's UIIP on influenza-associated mortality, hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and visits to...
Authors: Jeffrey c. Kwong, Thérèse a. Stukel, Jenny Lim, Allison j. Mcgeer, Ross e.g. Upshur, Helen Johansen, Christie Sambell, William w. Thompson, Deva Thiruchelvam, Fawziah Marra, Lawrence w. Svenson, Douglas g. Manuel