Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 293 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-Oct-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Oct-2004
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UT Southwestern researchers uncover process for sugar-induced fat formation
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are one step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes.  more

Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
It's a good thing that the now eight-year-old son of Miklos Gratzl, a Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineer, got a splinter in his finger one day at least for the sake of science. With apologies to his son instead of an "Ouch!" moment, for Gratzl it was more of an "A-ha!" moment.  more

Whites more likely to misidentify tools as guns when linked to black faces
People are more likely to misidentify tools as guns when they are first linked to African Americans, at least under extreme time pressure, new research suggests. more


Insulin pumps effective for children with diabetes
Pre-school youngsters with type I diabetes can be treated as successfully with insulin pumps as with daily injections, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine report.  more

Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training
Research by an international team of scientists led by a Mayo Clinic physician provides evidence that physical training is the optimal treatment for stroke survivors' impaired movement and thinking -- not treatment with stimulants known as amphetamines, as has commonly been thought.  more

Errors in medicine: The patient's perspective
The first study of the patient's perspective on errors in medicine may have health care professional rethinking what is important to their patients.  more

50,000 sisters of women with breast cancer needed to help find causes of the disease
A new study that will look at 50,000 sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer opened today for enrollment across the United States. The Sister Study, conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, will investigate environmental and genetic causes of breast cancer. The Sister Study is the largest study of its kind to look at breast cancer risk factors. more

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