Tag: "worn" at biology news
Targeted therapy for lung cancer patients shows promise in extending lives
...have side effects of nausea, vomiting and can feel worn
down. This two-pill combination is not chemotherapy, and it's less toxic to the body; patients do not experience nausea and vomiting. The targeted therapy can help some patients feel better and live longer. The side effects of these pills, which are ...
Doctor's neckties: a reservoir for bacteria?
...enter of Queens finds that nearly half of neckties worn
by medical personnel harbor bacteria that can caus...study. Nurkin and his colleagues sampled neckties worn
by physicians, physician assistants and medical students at a teaching hospital in New York. For co...
Gene therapy reduces drinking in rats with genetic predisposition to 'alcoholism'
...atment (well after the effects of gene therapy had worn
off). D2 receptor levels in alcohol-preferring rats were significantly lower (about 16 percent) compared to that in non-preferring rats. These levels were similar to previous data in nave preferring and non-preferring rats. In future studies, the D2 ...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
...to better match elastomeric liners (stretchy socks worn
between residual limbs and prosthetic sockets) with the needs of patients with amputations. Researchers tested 15 elastomeric liners for mechanical performance. Silicone gel liners were more similar to each other than were silicone elastomer liners...
Powerful machines are coming in small packages
...of Science. Chemical and biological warfare suits worn
in warm climates, such as the Iraqi desert, can become unbearably hot. The solution may be a portable cooling system that weighs just several pounds. The concept that makes this possible also is leading to miniature sensors for detecting chemical an...
JCI table of contents, January 2, 2004
...s cellular stress responses and repair systems are worn
down. In an effort to address the broad concept of disease mechanisms during stress and aging, Jordan Gutterman and colleagues from the University of Texas examined avicins, triterpenoid electrophiles isolated from the Australian desert tree Acacia v...
160,000-year-old fossilized skulls from Ethiopia are oldest modern humans
...h probably in his late 20s to mid-30s, had heavily worn
upper teeth and a brain size slightly larger than ...and the edges polished, and the entire cranium was worn
smooth as if by repeated handling. The second adult skull showed parallel scratches around the perim...
Ensuring the safety of first responder gas masks
... vapor that may penetrate through the masks. Masks worn
by first responders must meet different standards from those designed for troops. Most military uses involve outdoor attacks where air currents would naturally disperse chemicals or other hazardous agents. The civilian testing procedures address rele...
DuPont launches high-tech medical fabrics to enhance protection for healthcare professionals
...ics can be uncomfortable, especially when they are worn
for an extended time, and can lack the necessary fluid barrier for protecting today's healthcare professionals. Suprel TM nonwoven is the first in a line of upcoming medical fabrics from DuPont that are both highly protective and silky-soft. DuPont...
Pitt researchers develop non-invasive glucose sensor
...ns of glucose. The sensor material, which would be worn
like a contact lens, was described in a paper publ... to embed the sensing material into contact lenses worn
in the patients' eyes. Patients will determine their glucose levels by looking into a mirror-similar...
Intelligent device shows promise in physical activity measurement market
... to the body and a 200-gram data collection device worn
on a belt, the IDEEA can currently identify and quantify 32 broad types of physical activity. The system monitors body and limb motions constantly and the different combinations of sensor signals are coded to represent different physical activities, ...
Secretary Abraham announces next steps for artificial retina project
...blind person and processed through a microcomputer worn
on a belt. The signals are transmitted to the electrode array in the eye. The array stimulates optical nerves, which then carry a signal to the brain. The prototype implants contain 16 electrodes, allowing patients to detect the presence or absence ...
New clinical trials explore treatment to restore sexual desire
...linical trials of a thin, nearly-transparent patch worn
discreetly on the abdomen are being conducted at University Hospitals of Cleveland and more than 150 other sites in the U.S. and Canada. "In earlier Phase I trials the correct dosing to minimize side effects was established. Now we are trying to det...
Basic motion measuring technology may be alternative to more expensive testing procedures
...Reference Standard), but expensive; and pedometers worn
on the shoe (experimental method), which is less e... . Unlike previous studies, the logger device was worn
in the laces of the shoes and study volunteers existed in a free-living environment where they were...
Some animals can recognize degree of kinship by scent
...es and asked women to sniff T-shirts that had been worn
by men either genetically similar or dissimilar to them, most women preferred the shirts worn
by men with dissimilar genes," Mateo notes. "We should not be surprised to find kin-recognition abi...
Inventor of artificial hand sees 'bionic' replacement parts becoming more human
...rocessing and communication is handled by a device worn
outside the body. "Right now we are miniaturizing the human-machine interface to help make Dextra feel more natural," Craelius said....
MIT team tailors cell jackets to prevent cancer
...drugs. "These findings suggest that the sugar coat worn
by tumor cells, which varies according to tissue type, may provide a tissue-specific target for new anti-cancer therapies," according to PNAS. KEY TOOLS The current results could not have been achieved without the new tools developed at MIT. A key...
Early detection device for exposure to chemical warfare agents being developed
...elop an early detection device that may one day be worn
by soldiers and rescue workers at risk; it may have applications as well for crop dusters, farmers and others who work around insecticides, similar, albeit less lethal, versions of these compounds called organophosphates. "Chemical warfare agents kil...
Arizona State University research finds recycling cure for used tires
...mpe, Ariz. --Imagine for a moment seeing 5 million worn
tires heaped up in a pile: That is roughly the number that Arizonans produce each yearone tire for every man, woman and child. How to dispose of all those used tires without causing serious environmental hazards used to have state officials scratchin...
'Imprinted' gels hold promise for future medical devices
...ing a battery-operated "insulin pump." The pump is worn
outside the body, on a belt or in a pocket, and delivers a steady supply of insulin through a tube that connects to a needle placed under the skin. Because insulin-dependent diabetes usually afflicts young people, it used to be called juvenile diabet...