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What's going on in the body? Advanced time-of-flight PET takes a superior 'look'

...s gives doctors the flexibility to improve patient comfort and increase the number of patients scanned without jeopardizing the ability to detect and quantify cancer," she added. "In some cases, TOF/PET detected lesions that are missed with conventional PET," said Perkins. ...

Build parks to climate proof our cities

...h a reduction has important implications for human comfort and health within urban areas and opportunities need to be taken to increase green space cover wherever structural changes are occurring within urban areas, as well as planting street trees or developing green roofs." The research, published in Bui...

BDSI announces positive phase III clinical trial results

...III study, along with the apparent ease of use and comfort of the BEMA disc, we remain confident that BEMA Fentanyl has the potential to play an important role in the future treatment of breakthrough cancer pain." In 2006, franchise sales for the market leader in rapid acting fentanyl products were a repor...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

...ing you with their own hands. We can actually feel comfort from the discovery that somebody on the other side...e we are and feel, I'm not alone. We can even take comfort reading about a fictional character, and there's no primate out there that can feel better in life j...

Surprising airbag hazards among research findings at hearing safety conference

...rms earplug. Previous concerns over the plugs fit, comfort and size have been improved, and the plug has been evaluated for performance in a number of different functions....

A molecular condom against AIDS

...o be well tolerated," Kiser says. What about the comfort of a thin gel lining the vagina" "At the end of the day, women will use a material that protects them," he says. "But there is no reason to think these gels are uncomfortable." The molecular condom is a polymer a molecule with a repeating, chain-l...

Need to pull an all-nighter?

..., students, doctors, parents of newborns may take comfort from new research showing that preventing the gas nitric oxide from building up in the brain may ward off the sleep urge. The research, conducted by investigators from Children's Hospital Boston and the University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland), t...

Fibromyalgia increases pain and fatigue for pregnant women

...n's lives and come up with ways to provide as much comfort and support as possible," she said. Schaefer, whose research focuses on women with chronic illness (fibromyalgia, lupus, ovarian cancer) is currently expanding her study to include a larger group of subjects....

Heat halts pain inside the body

... pain receptors. "The heat doesn't just provide comfort and have a placebo effect it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work. We have discovered how this molecular process works." If heat over 40 degrees Celsius is applied to the skin ...

Eighty below and loving it: Montana State University scientists to get new cold lab

...ero experiments through windows while still in the comfort of room temperature. In a structural lab various materials - such as highway concrete - will be stressed under cold temperatures. A wet lab where running water can be observed as it freezes will help researchers study rivers, lakes, wetlands and othe...

Soft materials buckle up for measurement

...or for key material performance qualities, such as comfort and durability, and it is important to controlling cell adhesion. The new method uses "sensor films" with known properties to report the stiffness (or "modulus") of the soft substrates to which they are attached. Compressing the sample causes the s...

First FDA clearance of sterile field cord blood collection bag

...g. The sterile bag gives my colleagues and me the comfort that, no matter how we deliver a child vaginally or by cesarean - we are collecting the cord blood in a high quality manner." Collecting blood from the umbilical cord of babies born by cesarean section, unlike vaginal births, must be done in a ster...

Heavy horseriders they're a pain in the back!

...ques used in this study can be used to compare the comfort for the horse of different saddle designs, which may then improve horse performance." This research is extremely important because studies on the existence of back problems are limited. "In the future we are planning to also integrate force-measurem...

Sex: It's costly but worth it. Just ask a microbe

...ut the high cost of relationship maintenance, take comfort in knowing that microbes share your pain. In the first study to examine the cost of sexuality in microbes, Jianping Xu, associate professor of biology at McMaster University, found that sex exacts physical, morphological and behavioural stress on mi...

Virginia Tech researcher examining malignant melanoma in horses

...pplication of oil on topical tumors, while Chili's comfort and well-being was carefully maintained through pain and nutritional management, including copious amounts of his favorite peeled baby carrots and peppermints. The lesions were observed, measured, photographed, and periodically biopsied, according to...

Penn researchers provide recommendations for artificial nutrition and hydration

...palliative care, since it does not promote patient comfort or ease suffering." The article recommends five fundamental principles for clinicians to follow and a thorough discussion of the ethical and legal justification of the decision to use ANH. The authors also review the potential obstacles to ethical de...

Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

...teria, Colwellia species have a decidedly chilly comfort zone. The bacteria typically require temperatures less than 20 to grow. Scientists have found C. psychrerythraea --which prefers temperatures of -1 to 10 --hugging sediments along the Arctic floor, floating in the open ocean, and nestled inside Arct...

Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

...rly age, thus allowing them more accessibility and comfort in scientific and engineering fields. "The books explain abstract concepts, such as magnetic fields, through metaphor and imagery, which is more familiar to children," Vernon said. She received an NSF planning grant in January 2005 to create a life-s...

Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean

...be able to monitor the deep-sea full time from the comfort of their own living rooms. A test system, scheduled for Monterey Bay this fall, will use a cable the size of an average garden hose to bring power and Internet connectivity to the ocean. These new power outlets in the sea will allow complex instrum...

A startling diary reveals the onset of autism

... a child psychologist noted the boy "did not offer comfort if others are in distress and will not come for comfort is he is hurt." The mother's diary tells of her son's facial expressions that ranged from limited to...

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