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Expect rapid, pervasive innovation in 21st century

...h myriadwireless sensors, a new class of miniature devices that dramatically speed up medical and biologicalt...s so that they run longer on a single charge.These devices will "use knowledge of what is running on the system and then very intelligently shutdown the parts ...

Antibacterial implants could prevent infections, save patients' lives

...ed to prevent infections around such commonly used devices as catheters as well as more permanent implants, s...rnal of Controlled Release. Infections linked to devices that are inserted into patients are a serious hospital problem, according to Ratner. "People don't ...

Human stem cell research leads Science's top ten list of the best scientific advances in 1999

... steps this year in their quest to create photonic devices that will someday harness the power of light the way traditional semiconductors have corralled the energy of electrons. This year several groups of researchers in the U.S. and UK developed photonic crystals that trap and direct specific wavelengths o...

First genetic toggle switch engineered at Boston University

...sensors, sequential expression networks, and other devices into a 'Genetic Applet' - a self-contained and fully programmable genetic network for the control of cell function."...

Increased production of antibiotics in space reported by University of Colorado researchers

...tation. The CGBA contains hundreds of syringe-like devices for mixing fluids in space, as well as other project-specific devices....

Gerhard Hess prizes awarded

...are more accurate than purely electronic measuring devices by more than three orders of magnitude, scientists have been trying for a long time to use the high time resolution of optical pulse techniques for characterising electronic circuits. The objective of Jrgen Smet's research work is to extend the range...

Seal sensors

...al SeaKeepers Society have also developed sampling devices to attach to luxury yachts. These monitors collect data on everything from temperature to phytoplankton levels. Simpler modules will be fitted to racing yachts during next year's round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. This should reveal how robust they ar...

Millennium and Wyeth-Ayerst announce the discovery of key potassium ion channel modulating proteins

...agricultural products, animal health care, medical devices and food products. Millennium, a leading drug discovery and development company, employs large-scale genetics, genomics, high throughput screening and informatics in an integrated science and technology platform. The Company is applying this plat...

Bees wearing reflectors help scientists track insects training flights

...ye, and they are too small to wear energy-emitting devices required for radio tracking. But a newly developed radar system, in which bees wear ultra-light reflectors, allowed researchers of the University of Illinois and the University of Greenwich and the Rothamsted Institute in the United Kingdom to track...

Exposures to second-hand smoke lower than believed, ORNL study finds

...at study, test subjects wore separate air sampling devices at work and away from work over a 24-hour period. Results from this approach differ dramatically from stationary air sampling, which does not take into account the constantly changing conditions as people move from place to place throughout the day, ...

President Clinton awards nation's highest honor for science and technology

...science including development of voice recognition devices and music synthesizers which have overcome many barriers and enriched the lives of disabled persons and all Americans; Robert Swanson (deceased), Chairman of K&E Management, Ltd., for his foresight and leadership in recognizing the commercial pro...

New NASA web site features women's contributions to NASA's Microgravity Research Program

...South Florida in Tampa. She uses NASA cell culture devices to provide new insights into human breast and ovarian cancer. This program is led by NASA's Biotechnology Cell Science Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Sandra L. Olson has made discoveries about how flames spread in micro...

Biomathematician named first Aurelio professor of mathematics and science at Boston University

...umans and other species and to develop new medical devices and treatments. Kopell has been a member of the faculty of Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences since 1986. She was a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 1990-1995 and was elected to the National Academy of S...

CWRU to host regional NAE biomedical conference

...iscuss the progress and problems in employing such devices in miniaturized biomedical instruments that are used to diagnose diseases and find new medicines, and are suitable for genetic applications. Thomas J. Meade, a faculty member in the division of biology at the Beckman Institute of the California Ins...

UniStates, Tufts University collaborate on new technology

...ucture to benefit other industries like biomedical devices and construction." Owens will also describe techniques for enhancing performance using RMT distributed porosity ™ to make lightweight materials, products, and structures. The RMT research and development will be carried out at Tufts Universit...

NASA Materials Conference Features Science Results, Experts on Technologies for Exploration

...he atomic and molecular scale to build microscopic devices smaller than human cells - is predicted to revolutionize vaccines, computers, automobiles and rocket ships - to cite just a few examples. 1:15 - 3:30 p.m. Technical Sessions: Sessions on NASA-funded research in electronic materials, biomaterials, me...

More tolerable treatment for severe, obstructive sleep apnea around the world

...rmal sleep and causes fatigue. Oral devices and surgeries can remedy the problem, but the most common therapy is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP, used during sleep, provides a stream of air to the throat via a mask and pump. It keep...

Desktop biofactories? New microrobots might manipulate single cells, Science authors report

...ee. Previous microrobots have included electronic devices featuring rods and levers, artificial flying insects made of polysilicon, and a walking silicon microrobot. But, "none of these operate in water, and would not be suitable as microactuators for the manipulation of cells," Jager notes. Whenever pure s...

Heart failure patients with worst heart function are good candidates for pacemakers

...dicine andbiomedical engineering at Hopkins. "The devices are expensive and permanent, and the patients areso sick we can't afford to waste time." In normal hearts, cells in the right upper chamber, or atrium, emit an electrical impulse that travelsthrough the heart on a specified route through a small grou...

Fuel cell research center to develop and test new technologies

...ch on fuel cells and related electrochemical devices has led to the invention of several processes t...l technology for use with electrochemical membrane devices that clean fuel, gases and other substances; (4) enabling technologies for compact, small-scale or m...

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