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Robots, Virtual Reality & Other "Smart" Tools Soon Will Help Physicians Heal Patients
...logy that can provide more precise information and procedures
in the doctor's office and the operating room," sa...ients' outcomes. Reducing complications and making procedures
more precise and less invasive should result in faster recoveries and less need for repeat surgery,"...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
... eat certain toxic chemicals, and he is developing procedures
for using the hungry bugs in environmental cleanup efforts. "We've known for decades that the soil contains microbes with the ability to degrade chemicals such as petroleum compounds," says Loring Nies, assistant professor of environmental engineerin...
Yale Breakthrough In Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria Focuses On Thwarting Genes That Cause Resistance
...d. Infections caused by surgery andother hospital procedures
also are showing greater drug resistance. Dr.Baltimore said the problem has been exacerbated by the availability ofantibiotics without prescriptions in many parts of the world. Restoring Drug Sensitivity To restore the sensitivity of E. c...
Researcher Finds New Way Of Devising Medically Useful Linked Rings Of Atoms Replacing Toxic, Expensive, And Environmentally Unfriendly Old Process
...cals to "initiate" the construction process. Most procedures
use one initiator in particular, called "tributyl tin hydride", however it has the following disadvantages: It is highly toxic. It is quite expensive. A large quantity of the chemical is normally required. It is destroyed in the stitching process a...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
...the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, is studying procedures
for welding light weight, high strength,advanced aerospace alloys of titanium intermetallic compounds. Her research couples actual welding and the computer modeling of the dynamics of the solidification phenomena in the molten weld pool as well as t...
Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes
... heart surgery. Of the 400,000 balloon angioplasty procedures
that are performed annually in the United States, ... one of the only non-surgical and easily performed procedures
which is effective. This can be accomplished using the technology developed at ORNL and licensed to...
'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA
...ratory testing. It might also open the door to new procedures
requiring very high sensitivity -- such as detection of DNA sequences in organisms' genomes, for instance, or identification of specific cancer-related mutations. The new method of DNA production uses as its template a single piece of circular D...
Columbia Researchers Identify Gene For Inherited Baldness
... an estimated $7 billion annually ontreatments and procedures
to counteract hair loss in the United States alone. Other investigators are Wasim Ahmad, Muhammad Faiyaz ul Haque, ValeriaBrancolini, Hui C. Tsou, Sayed ul Haque, HaMut Lam, Vincent M. Aita, Jason Owen,Michelle deBlaquiere, Jorge Fran...
Virginia Tech Engineers Help Mother Nature Clean Up
...Widdowson compares this remediation processto some procedures
in the medical practice. "Oftentimes,you will have a patient who is subjected to different treatmentsand the results are monitored. Well, we are dealing with a naturalsystem too, and we are poking holes in the ground, and we havelimited access to kno...
Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
...ques have revolutionized a broad range of surgical procedures
and have had a major impact on patient safety and ...its use continues to facilitate difficult surgical procedures
and realize the goals of minimally invasive surgery. One of the critical limitations of the operat...
Virginia Tech Researchers Assess Watershed Management For EPA, NSF
...i and fisheries scientist Donald Orth--willdevelop procedures
for predicting the responses of fish and macroinvertebratesto urbanization. "Fish and smaller forms of stream organisms are sensitive to changes infactors such as streamflow and water quality," says Diplas. "They are excellentbiological in...
Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
...e greatestthreat to public safety, water treatment procedures
for removing them shouldnecessarily be the most stringent. Communities using reclaimed water shouldimplement well-coordinated, public health surveillance systems to document andprovide early warning of any adverse health effects associated with thei...
UPMC Researchers Report On Gene Therapy Advances
...otein, or IL-1Ra. Seven of the nine gene transfer procedures
approved by the FDA for this protocolhave been completed, with preliminary, but promising results. No adverseeffects have been reported. Gene expression has occurred in all patients testedthus far in the clinical trial, which provides a foundation ...
Last Comment Sought On Agents Proposed For Report On Carcinogens; A Final ForData On Saccharin, And A Re-Review Of Dioxin Announced
...ctions following recent changes inthe criteria and procedures
for listing agents in the Report. A press release on the advisory council's review of these substances may beobtained at http://www.niehs.nih under news and publications or by telephoningthe contact listed at the beginning of this release. T...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...linically similar. Application ofthe new analysis procedures
promises to allow classification of tumors intogro...ay also will discuss how efficient genome-analysis procedures
coupledwith information from the human genome program have increased the speed withwhich genes invol...
Protecting the Beat Of Life: Test Center Studies Interaction Between Pacemakers & Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
, they measure how the medical devices respondthrough their full range of operation. The resulting data is used by the manufacturers' design and qualityassurance departments to improve their products, if necessary. Thus,this data helps the manufact...
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Found In Central Pa. Surface Water
...archers at Stanford University. Normal testing procedures
do not identify the presence of live H. pylori in water. Therefore, the Penn State Harrisburg researchers had to develop a method to detect the organism. They combined two staining techniques to enable them to count live H. pylori. The bacterium w...
FDA Approves Hopkins-Designed Implants To Restore Lost Voices
... Cummings and Flint perform about 80 of the procedures
each year. --JHMI-- Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' news releases are available on aPRE-EMBARGOED basis from the Office of Communications and PublicAffairs' direct e-mail news release service. To enroll, call 410-955-4288 orsend e-mail to bsi...
Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs
...tients and the increase in the range of outpatient procedures
beingperformed has created a demand for even faster laboratory service, so thatinformation can be available to the physician while the patient is still in theoffice or clinic. In addition, decreases in lengths of hospital stay requirethat laboratory ...
Maryland's Death Rate For Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Reduced By Medical Regionalization
...s were classified as either high-volume (20 ormore procedures
performed each year for six of the 12-year study p... While the in-hospital mortality rates for Whipple procedures
decreasedfor all hospitals, the relative risk of death at the low-volume providerscompared to the h...
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