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Delirium high in ICU patients, leads to death, morbidity
There are an estimated 6,000 intensive care units
in the United States caring for approximately 55,000 patients daily. Between 60 percent to 80 percent of these patients develop a brain dysfunction known as delirium, which according to a group of physicians at Vanderbilt Medical Center is an indepen...
How DNA copying enzyme 'stops the presses' for repair synthesizing enzyme
...lication, the polymerase sequentially attaches DNA units
called bases along a single-stranded template DNA. The result is like constructing one rail of a spiral staircase, using the other rail as a guide; and the polymerase "translocates" the template strand through its active site like a thread through th...
Scientists calculate how high heels can go
...ould be prepared to put up with a little pain. A units
of alcohol consumed. If you're planning on drinki...Using the same example as above, if she consumes 6 units
of alcohol she would be better advised to stick to shoes with only 2cm heels. [See footnote 3]. Laur...
Are you slow in coordinating your thoughts?
... systems are composed of a large number of similar units
that are connected in a complicated manner. An imp... rapid coordination, e.g. synchronization, between units
of a complex network can be achieved. Three theoretical neuro-physicists from the Max Planck Institu...
Faulty DNA replication linked to neurological diseases
...ore mileage you put on the car, the more repeating units
you add to your DNA," Mirkin said. The researchers... one common feature: when the number of repetitive units
is small, under 40, they are harmless. Over that threshold, the repeats multiply, expanding with eac...
System to measure carbon dioxide flux from soil patented
...quiring only calibration checks twice a week. ACES units
are being used in several long-term ecological stu...oration, and International Paper Corporation. ACES units
have also been used in a variety of short-term studies in the United States and Canada, including bl...
Current smoke alarms pass life-saving tests
...be useful in the design of next-generation "smart" units
that will use computer-chip evaluation of multiple fire conditions to accurately distinguish unwanted fire conditions from nuisance conditions. The recent NIST tests were similar in many respects to the 1975-1976 NIST tests that produced the first d...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...disinfection unit may be more efficient than other units
because the exposure surface exceeds that of other tested units, thus maximizing the irradiation time." (L.F. Caslake, D.J. Connolly, V. Menon, C.M. Duncanson, R. Rojas, J. Tavakoli. 2003. Disinfection of contaminated water by using solar irradia...
Destructive wizardry of Ozz-E3 ligase appears key to building skeletal muscles in embryos and adults
...the organization of sarcomeres, the basic building units
of muscle fibers, and, in turn, for the remodeling and the regeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle," d'Azzo said. Sarcomeres are composed in large part of two different proteins, actin and myosin. The interaction of actin and myosin pulls the e...
A link between thimerosal and the brain: Can vaccines affect central nervous system function?
... used for its preservative abilities in multi-dose units
of vaccines for diseases like hepatitis, whooping cough, tetanus and diptheria. Today, most vaccines carry only trace amounts of it, according to the CDC. But in larger, multi-dose vials of these vaccines, often shipped to and used in third world cou...
The Rosetta space probe's long trek to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
...a long one, located as it is some 4.5 astronomical units
from the Sun, which translates into something like 675 million kilometres. Rosetta will be on the road for ten years, during which time it will clock up in excess of five billion kilometres. Launch in February 2004 Rosetta will be waved off on 26...
Study finds huge variability in vitamin E absorption
...low-fat diets provide only about 5-8 international units
a day of vitamin E. The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin E is 30 I.U. and it's possible that higher amounts than that are useful for optimal health. So we have to find ways to make sure everyone is getting enough of this nutrient." A glitc...
Growing human organs on the farm
...ays Graca Almeida-Porada of the Nevada team. These units
could be transplanted whole as auxiliary organs, says Zanjani. What's more, human albumin - a blood protein produced by the liver - has been detected in the host animals' blood. The work has been submitted for publication. Meanwhile, results of sim...
DFG to establish seven new Clinical Research Units
... a white paper. Today, the DFG funds a total of 21 units
at 15 universities. Clinical Research Units were i...its" programme in autumn 2002. The following seven units
were selected: "Optimisation of Living Related Liver Transplantation", University of Duisburg-Esse...
Improved guidance systems for missiles will reduce collateral damage
...ly. "The main advantage of solid state measurement units
over conventional gyroscope-based solutions is that they have a longer life, modest manufacturing costs, and higher reliability," says Frost & Sullivan Analyst Michael Valenti. "The silicon technology that these systems rely on also minimizes the siz...
Breakthroughs lead to better understanding in prevention of transfusion-transmitted infection
...g, we've identified a large number of WNV infected units
and seen a major improvement in the overall yield ...mple WNV TMA, and 14 additional confirmed infected units
were identified. One of these low-level viremic units
was determined to have infected a recipient w...
'Homegrown' relief for victims of arsenic poisoning in South Asia
...lege in Howrah for a cost of $1,200 to $1,500. The units
last about 15 years, although the arsenic-removing...uses the same ion-exchange method as the well-head units
already installed in India, but SenGupta hopes it will be more effective than the current method. Se...
Moderate alcohol consumption after meals can decrease levels of insulin
...r 45 minutes, and then slowly drink three standard units
of white wine (10 grams of alcohol each; 30 grams total) during a 90-minute period following their meal. Plasma glucose and plasma insulin levels were assessed during and following the alcohol-consumption period. "Our results showed that drinking a ...
Beyond biology: Simple system yields custom-designed proteins
... major challenge. Proteins are strings of chemical units
called amino acids and are often more than 100 ami...cids. For example, taking a string of water-loving units
-- no matter which ones -- and inserting any oil-loving unit every three or four positions typically...
New class of antibiotics stops pathogens in their genetic tracks
... inhibited the addition of nucleotides individual units
that make up an RNA molecule thus keeping a new strand of RNA from forming. "Knowing how a new antibiotic acts on its target takes the process of making new drugs to a new level, allowing for better understanding of a drug's direct- and side-effects...
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