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Rating the performance of residential fuel cells

...turers. NIST will submit its draft fuel cell test procedures and rating methodology to a standards committee co...nment and academic representatives. With consensus procedures in place, fuel cell manufacturers should be able to evaluate and improve the electrical and thermal ...

'Injectable' tissue implant could repair ravages of breast cancer surgery

...tructions each year to repair damage from invasive procedures such as lumpectomies and mastectomies. Burg's research also has potential in bone reconstruction and spinal disc repair. Treatment of patients with tissue and organ failure, which includes bone, accounts for approximately 50 percent of a total health...

Temple study identifies molecular mechanisms that may assist gene in blocking lung cancer

...effective therapies as well as standard diagnostic procedures of early tumoral stages when compared with other cancers types, such as colon, breast and prostate cancers....

Standard improves tests of male DNA

...ble check the accuracy of their equipment and test procedures for analyzing the Y chromosome. It also may be helpful for population studies that study whether the human race evolved from one or many "Adams." Each vial comes with certified DNA sequences for 22 different STR locations and 42 different SNPs. NIST...

Re-engineered blood vessels show promise for bypass surgery, grafts, UMHS researchers find

...ther options for patients who need vascular bypass procedures yet have no suitable donor vessels of their own," says Borschel, who will present his findings Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the American College of Surgeons 89th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago. Though Borschel and Brown are plastic surgeons, perhaps t...

High school students to analyze plant genes for national project

...uring the first year will focus on working out the procedures for experimental design and developing and testing related educational materials for the high schools. Also in this initial period, the PREP Web site will be expanded to provide information to students and scientists interested in the project, inclu...

Scripps scientists link ozone to atherosclerosis

...heir studies. Endarterectomies are common surgical procedures to remove plaques from the inner walls of atherosclerotic arteries. "These are specimens we normally just inspect and throw away," says DeLaria, who is a coauthor of the study. "Within themselves, they have no diagnostic value, and they don't change ...

Estrogen receptor-a disruption and vasodilation in coronary arteries

...ethodology The investigators followed the primary procedures outlined below: Animals : A total of 43 ER knockout (ERKO) mice and 36 wild-type (WT) female mice were used for the study of coronary artery vasomotor reactivity experiments. A total of 19 ERKO and 18 WT females were used for immunoblot experiments....

Symposium on scientific misconduct

...on Scientific Dishonesty provided insight into the procedures for investigating scientific misconduct in other countries. Investigations in Denmark are considerably more centralised and formalised than in Germany, and also prone to political intervention. The DFG Ombudsman was set up in 1999 as an entity indepe...

First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course

...udies, practical illustrations of the concepts and procedures of IWRM, and investigative techniques for students to assess their own IWRM needs, conducted in tutorial format. The WVLC collaborating centers worldwide will create regional case studies and other regional content, mark individual course tests and p...

NIH consensus panel confirms effectiveness of total knee replacement

...out their patients, limited familiarity with these procedures in minority communities, and patient mistrust of the health care system may all have a role. The consensus panel is calling for more research to determine the causes of these disparities. "TKR is not for everyone -- it's major elective surgery that c...

Nomadic outposts of transplanted stem cells tracked in Stanford study

...ly, the work also could help guide transplantation procedures using other types of stem cells. Cao said an upcoming experiment will use the same technique to monitor transplanted neuronal stem cells. "We can monitor the fate of those stem cells and help evaluate transplantation protocols," he said. This type of...

American Society for Microbiology publication provides guidance for shipping biological agents

...robiology laboratories. Experts cover the optimal procedures for a variety of clinical microbiology techniques. Each Cumitech focuses on a particular diagnostic concern, laboratory technique, or infectious agent and attempts to consolidate, in authoritative, brief, and practical form, the latest that is known...

World's leading 'mad cow' diagnostic company, responds to USDAs additional BSE protection measures

...31, 2003 Prionics AG, the world leader in testing procedures for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding additional BSE protection measures: "Prionics praises the approach taken by the US...

Purdue chemist 'mussels' in on secrets of natural adhesives

...lping us to do things such as develop new surgical procedures and prevent barnacles from sticking to ships." The research appears as the "feature communication" in today's (Monday, 1/12) issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, a leading chemistry journal. Mussels stick to objects such as rocks, piling...

Natural killer cellers are made, not born

...to changes in bone marrow and stem cell transplant procedures and will enable scientists to pursue research into activating natural killer cells to help the body fight emerging infections and tumors. In two separate papers in the February issue of The Journal of Immunology, Mnz, postdoctoral associate Guido Fe...

USGS February science picks

...e Interior, the Board has developed principles and procedures governing the use of both domestic and foreign geographic names as well as underseas and Antarctic feature names. For more, call Karen Wood at 703-648-4447 or email kwood@usgs.gov . Website Shows What's in the Dirt Data from chemical analyses ...

Studies suggest brain injury results from developmental exposure to alcohol, anesthesia, and lead

... whenever possible. For example, elective surgical procedures should be postponed, and surgical procedures that are absolutely necessary can in some cases be performed under a local anesthetic, or possibly w...

HUPO scientists tackle human blood plasma proteome

...human plasma. Such progress and standardization of procedures will be vital for future studies of important biological, clinical, and public health problems." In the PPP Pilot Phase, scientists from 13 countries working in 47 laboratories are using various technology platforms to analyze reference specimens of ...

Double mastectomies significantly lower risk of breast cancer in women who are genetically at risk

...pe of BRCA mutation; type of mastectomy different procedures remove varying amounts of breast tissue; and the age and timing of surgery many women past their child-bearing years also choose removal of their ovaries at the same time as their breast surgery," said Rebbeck. "The decision to undergo genetic testi...

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