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Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
...ough their full range of operation. The resulting data
is used by the manufacturers' design and qualityas...o improve their products, if necessary. Thus,this data
helps the manufacturers ensure that interference, which couldcause harm to the wearers of medical de...
40% Of Developing World Infants Stunted
...ited Nations in December 1997. The UN report used data
from the World Health Organization global database...Of the 25 countries in the sub-Saharan region with data
available, however, 13 made substantial progress, but in 12 countries, the rate of stunting got wors...
Effect of "High-Dose" SWL (8000 Shocks at 24kV) to One Renal Pole on Bilateral Hemodynamics and Tubular Function
...function in both kidneys. They believe that their data
suggests SWL-induced injury releases a substance that causes bilateral renal vasoconstriction and impairs renal tubular secretion....
Strategic Placement Of Automated External Defibrillators May Help Save Lives Of People
Who Go Into Cardiac Arrest
...appen in these places, they add that examining the data
helpsdetermine where AEDs are most likely to be needed. Between January 1990 and December 1994, a total of 7,185 cardiac arrestswere recorded in the Seattle and King County area. Of those, 1,130 occurred inpublic places with about half of th...
Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases
...ssing this problemwith their children, because the data
shows students don't trust physicians withthese personal problems," says Kettl. In 1989, 38 percent of sixth graders were comfortable turning to aphysician compared to only 28 percent in 1995. In 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1995, the Pennsyl...
Veterinarians' Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact
...d to identify thepotential problems and seek solid data
based on lab and field trials formaking informed changes." With funding from the American Horse Shows Association, veterinariansat Canada's University of Guelph, Ohio State University and the U. of I.began work, focusing on the grueling second, or e...
University Of Georgia Researchers Help Design Decision Support System For Forest
Managers And Owners
... call an inference engine, a program that can take data
fromthe user and from problem-solving knowledge then combine them to producespecific recommendations. At present, UGA is the only collaborator on NEDdesigning inference systems and knowledge bases. The work of the University of Georgia on the...
Georgia Scientists Study Salt Marsh To Understand Global Warming
...of an important natural system. The utility of the data
being collected can be expanded well beyond theparticular habitat at Sapelo where the study is under way. Theresearchers point out that the knowledge gained about the salt marsh canbe extended to other natural systems. Such information will be usef...
Neurons Control Brain Immunity: Neurotrophins As Regulators Of Antigen-Presentation In Microglial Cells
... molecules in neighbouring microglial cells. The data
suggest that neurotrophins acting via ...glia cells via the p75 receptor. The data
presented by Harald Neumann and colleagues fit into an emerging model of activity contr...
The Fishing Hole Had Better Be Upstream From Commercial And Industrial Centers
...ion site. Using Geographic Information System(GIS) data
from satellites, topographic maps, and U.S. Geological Survey aerialphotos, he measured building density, forest density, and road density for 1970,1990, and 1997. He drove to every building and wrote down what it is, andimposed a grid on each aerial...
Genetic Study Reveals Sumatran Tigers Are A Distinct Species From All Mainland Tigers
... markings, color, or size hadyielded the necessary data
to distinguish whether any of the five livingsubspecies were sufficiently distinct to be considered a separate species. Currently, there are approximately 400 to 500 Sumatran tigers left in the wildand 235 in captive breeding programs. Sumatrans are...
The Shape Of Life: How Does The Computer "Know" When It Sees It?
... throw themachine some curve balls with artificial data
to test its performance. The goal of the third phase is for the D'Arcy machine to automatically acquireand classify images with minimalhuman supervision. At this stage, the machine will be equipped for future searchscenarios, including theexamination...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Aquaculture Division Studies Viability Of Controlled Reproduction Of Southern Flounder In Captivity
... This hypothesis that we havedeveloped is based on data
collected from wild caught fish. Wild broodstock flounder were captured between November 1997 and January 1998during their annual migration from their feeding grounds in the Indian RiverLagoon to their offshore spawning grounds. The broodstock were ...
Penn Researchers Invent World's First Device To Rapidly Assess Lung Function
... breath and blood samples. Retention andexcretion data
for all six inert gases are translated intoventilation/perfusion ratio distributions using linear algebraictechniques. This allows for the calculation of lung efficiencyin a sophisticated way and provides detailed information aboutthe mechanisms of ...
Excess Thiamine May Help Tumor Growth, Research Shows
...ked, saidBoros. There is no follow-up data
in the medical literature describingthis pathway in cancer cells and the role of thiamine in the tumor-cellproliferation process. Cancer cells favor the TK pathway because it produces ribose moleculesfaster than the oxidative pathway -- and ri...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...tin America and the Caribbean. The authors draw on data
from recentrounds of the Demographic and Health Surveys to demonstrate that both age atfirst intercourse and age at first marriage are generally rising, but that ageat first marriage typically has risen substantially faster so that the length oftime ...
Announcing ESA's 1998 Annual Meeting
...o promote theresponsible application of ecological data
and principles to the solution of environmental problems. ESA publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals:Ecology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, and ConservationEcology. Information about the Society and its activities is pu...
Scientists Develop New Computer Program To Speed Determination Of Gene Function
... the step between genomic sequencing and using the data
todiscover the impact of genes on the quality of life." In a collaborative effort with Dr. John Minna -- director of the NancyB. and Jake L. Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research and the W.A. "Tex"and Deborah Moncrief Jr. Center for ...
China And USGS--Working Together On Environmental Issues
...eological surveys, has been collecting coalquality data
for the U.S. for more than 20 years to create a co...sier to maintain in the U.S., reliablecoal-quality data
are still needed to help ensure the cleanest possible air,"said Finkelman. "Clearly, the potential b...
New Strategy Discerns Early Stages Of HIV Infection, Paving Way For Targeted Study And Therapy
...hesney, "as knowledge of recent infection provides data
on HIV incidence, andis critically needed for monitoring changing patterns of HIV transmission." The 12 co-authors of the study include first author Robert S. Janssen, MD, ofthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior author Michael P. Bus...
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