Tag: "portable" at biology news
URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life
...land scientists $345,000 to build and instrument a portable
field laboratory for research and research training. As an NSF major research initiative, the award will be matched by $148,000 from the University of Rhode Island. The URI scientists who will initially use the field laboratory are geological oceano...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...lion TM membranes for automotive, stationary, and portable
power fuel cells. Fuel cells convert chemical energy from hydrogen or methanol fuels into electrical energy. PEM fuel cells use an ion-containing polymer (a form of plastic) for this process. Electrons are captured to generate electricity a...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
...and vehicle access , pg 443 This study evaluates portable
wheelchair ramps for ease of use when climbing cur...rs, in a simulated curb and test vehicle, rated 12 portable
ramps. Ramp ease of use was greatly influenced by the design and the location of specific accessorie...
New lower-cost assay system equivalent to flow cytometry for accurate CD4+/CD8+ cell counts
...ology enables the instrument to be highly compact, portable
and low maintenance. Operation of the Guava assays is quite simple, with even novice users learning to use the EasyCD4 and EasyCD8 in less than a day. Testing requires only 10 microliters of whole blood per patient, making the method suitable for use...
NASA researchers customize 'lab-on-a-chip' technology
...nd yield results in a short time, with a hand-held portable
device containing a simple chip design. "NASA req...sis unit. NASA researchers are developing complex, portable
microarray diagnostic chips to test for all the genes and DNA responsible for determining the traits...
Testing soil for contamination
..."The prototype SST (Safe Soil Tester) is a robust, portable
instrument that employs bioluminescent bacteria for the detection of toxic contamination," explains Ed Bell, MD of the UK lead partner, Crown Bio Systems. "It is easy to use, can test soil and sediment, and is ideal for rapid screening of land for po...
Biolubricants smooth way to a cleaner environment
...ed performance tests using a chainsaw mounted to a portable
sawmill, while technologists at ARC's Vegreville facility carried out environmental tests on seedlings. According to Connie Phillips, manager at AAFRD's Centre for Agri-Industrial Technology, moving away from traditional chainsaw bar oil is an impor...
Is that plant a tortoise or a hare? Answer predicts its response to environmental change
...hese contrasting economic strategies. I've carried portable
photosynthesis sensors to more than 20 sites on four continents." Twenty years later, Reich and his colleagues can say that plants like hares and tortoises are found in every ecosystem, and so plants from boreal forest, rainforest, desert and everywh...
NJIT chemists pave way for cheap, usable field test for polluted, toxic, water, air, food
...New Jersey.) The growing need for inexpensive, portable
monitoring devices has added new impetus to the miniaturization of chemical analysis systems. Miniaturization using nanotechnology yields many functional and economical benefits because of the reduction of a necessary sample size, the decrease in re...
Artificial prions created
...two discrete elements of prion-forming domains are portable
and work together regardless of their origins. The authors suggest that other artificial prions could be used as a model system to study different types of aggregation sequences, such as those found in the human prion protein responsible for Creutzfe...
Final of the 2003/04 Research Councils' Business Plan Competition
...nverting research into commercial reality Novel portable
foetal monitors, state of the art photofits for crime detection and virtually enhanced museum displays. These are just a few of the fascinating ideas that have reached the final of the Research Councils' Business Plan Competition. UK research in sci...
Powerful machines are coming in small packages
..., can become unbearably hot. The solution may be a portable
cooling system that weighs just several pounds. T...ould run off burning fuel, carried in lightweight, portable
canisters. They have demonstrated that miniaturizing each of the components of such as system is pos...
Patients give nod to kidney dialysis at home
...several short daily sessions at home or work using portable
equipment, whereas hemodialysis requires multiple visits to a dialysis center each week for hours at a time. "Peritoneal dialysis may be a better option for more patients than are receiving it in the U.S.," says Haya Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor o...
Physicists use fractals to help Parkinson's sufferers
A new portable
system for analyzing the walking patterns of peopl...suzu Hospital, in Miy azaki, Japan, have devised a portable
system based on a sensor placed on the patient's body that measures movements in three dimensions. T...
Portable kidney dialysis machine developed
...chnology from Oregon State University to develop a portable
kidney dialysis machine that will make in-home tre...rchers are also developing an MMD technology-based portable
cooling system for the U.S. military that will be used by soldiers, firefighters, and emergency pers...
Mars on Earth?
...ama's lifeless zone is a great resource to develop portable
and self-contained instruments that are especially designed for taking and analyzing samples of the martian soil," McKay said. More sophisticated instruments on future sample-return Mars missions are a necessity if scientists are to avoid contam...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...an attempt to keep them alive for observation in a portable
holding tank. "We hired local fishermen to catch the smallest squid possible," he says. "Our goal is to keep them alive in the lab and to conduct studies on their respiration, physiology and neurophysiology. This has never been done before with Humbo...
A human hormone, combined with a full stomach, offers clues for understanding our food intake
... stomach. A catheter connected to a dual-reservoir portable
infusion pump was inserted into a vein, and saline was infused. Each of the two reservoir bags connected to the pump contained 40 ml of infusate. One reservoir always contained isotonic saline, and, depending on the peptide administration schedule, t...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2003
...) fuel cells economical for use in automobiles and portable
power units. As with other types of fuel cells, cost is a barrier to widespread use, but PEM fuel cells also must address power density because space under the hood is very limited in today's vehicles. These barriers could be overcome, however, as Mi...
Saliva spits out information on chemical exposure
... researchers are working now to develop a simpler, portable
microanalytical sensor system to quickly diagnose ... strongly suggests that it's possible to develop a portable
device to yield immediate results from a small amount of saliva. Such a device might save lives in t...
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