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Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers

...tential military use. "Current methods for keeping military personnel cool just don't work well," says Grahn. "Military applications will be enormous if the technology can be developed as a glove, much like a bicycling glove, that won't impede fine motor control. We also want to incorporate it into [...

Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting

...o study how healthy people age, he noted, "because keeping our rapidly expanding older population healthy will reduce the burden on our health-care system" as well as contribute to enhanced independence and quality of life in these individuals. Understanding the mechanisms by which blood flow to exercising...

CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004

...tention to environmental matters, in particular to keeping the impact of its activities on the surrounding environment to the minimum. In recent years the Organization has developed an environmental management system, set up official communication channels on environmental matters with local authorities, and...

Electronics recycling made easy

...aste protects the environment and public health by keeping potentially harmful materials out of the solid waste stream. Onyx offers advanced recycling services of these materials to a broad range of clients, including federal and state agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Onyx Environmental Services, one of f...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...o-presidents. A major challenge the team faced was keeping the application in place on the active dolphin in a saltwater lagoon environment for the time it was expected to take for the soft tissue to sufficiently regenerate. The medical team employed a specially designed sling custom-made by Otter Bay Wetsui...

Paratek Pharmaceuticals presents multiple sclerosis data at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting

...s successfully modified the tetracycline molecule, keeping the core structure that confers anti-MS activity while removing portions of the molecule with antibacterial effects. This represents an exciting advance not only for MS, but potentially for many other inflammation-related disease areas. " Dr. Mic...

Iraqi civilian deaths increase dramatically after invasion

...oes not keep records on civilian deaths and record keeping by the Iraq Ministry of Health is limited. The study is published in the October 29, 2004, online edition of The Lancet . "Our findings need to be independently verified with a larger sample group. However, I think our survey demonstrates the import...

UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure

...room. Hoffman accompanied them, telling jokes and keeping the conversation going, to keep their minds off th..., best of all, no longer make my husband suffer by keeping the house constantly at 80 degrees." While anakinra eliminates symptoms of FCAS, it has a ...

Order of species loss has important biodiversity consequences, grassland study reveals

...said Zavaleta. "By monopolizing resources, they're keeping invaders away," she added. "With fewer species, there are holes in the system and invaders can come in. Just a couple of members of certain species can help plug those holes. There may be only a few sprinkled around, but they can still be exerting a ...

New tool highlights activity of key cellular signal

...scent probe to go to particular places in cells -- keeping it at the cell membrane, sending it to the nucleus, or directing it to the cell's power plant, the mitochondria. "The probe has already provided new information," says Zhang, who arrived at Hopkins in September 2003. "The probe itself shows tha...

Researchers discover defense mechanisms in some plants believed bred out by humans

...tists knew the enzyme was there, but something was keeping it in the large aggregate. Using a procedure called gel filtration that separates proteins according to size, the researchers then found that the cause of aggregation was another protein, the beta-glucosidase aggregating factor (BGAF), which NULL ...

New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees

...t influence over the younger nurse bees in a hive, keeping them grounded until they are more mature, and thus more ready to handle the demands of buzzing about. The work that identifies the chemical, "Regulation of Behavioral Maturation in Honey Bees by a New Primer Pheromone" is publishing in Proceedings ...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...ce for burns by moving the X-ray source instead of keeping the intensity on one spot," explained Darold Wobsc... with X-rays coming in, he or she would have to be keeping mental track of where the dose is occurring at the same time." "Our system solves that proble...

Free radicals and fertilization: Study reveals egg protection secret

...ree radical helps create a barrier around the egg, keeping out invading sperm, harmful bacteria and other destructive forces. Their finding, published in the current issue of Developmental Cell , solves a century-old biology riddle. In most animals, such as sea urchins, fish, mice and humans, only one sperm...

Combined stem cell-gene therapy approach seen as potential treatment for cystic fibrosis

...tores an important cellular function essential for keeping the airways clear of mucus and air-borne irritants. "Our results provide proof of principle that a cell-based therapy using marrow stromal stem cells is both a feasible and promising clinical approach. We plan to further investigate its potential and...

Potent anticancer drug increases function of axons in mouse model of neurodegeneration

... they prevent cells from dividing. They do this by keeping microtubules stabilized, which blocks cell division and causes cell death. Microtubules are protein structures found within cells. Since neurons do not divide, Paxceed does not affect them in the same way as normally dividing cells and tumor cells. ...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

... of the future behaviors of biological systems. In keeping with the MSI's support for an open source biology, Moleculizer will be made freely available under the GNU Lesser General Public License. Nature Biotechnology is "a monthly journal covering the science and business of biotechnology. It publishes new ...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...eir home fertility tester, Pria kept costs down by keeping their system as simple as possible. Instead of trying to squeeze everything onto a single chip, Pria designers started with a desktop diagnostic system and shrank it down into a device about the size of a coffee cup. One of the cost-saving aspects of...

NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock

...moving all the CRY2 molecules (CRY2 mutant), while keeping all other molecular species unchanged, leads to more accurate timekeeping. While simulating the PER2 mutation, they found that circadian oscillations could only be sustained in the presence of molecular noise. This may help explain some of the confl...

McGill researchers shed light on formation of carcinogen in food

...layan, "food companies and government agencies are keeping a close eye on the situation. It's important to know exactly what chemicals are present in food, and to understand how they form during processing."...

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