Tag: "device" at biology news
Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications
...in the design, execution, and analysis of drug and device
studies. His research focuses on cardiac pharmacoepidemiology, with a particular interest in the effects and proper use of drugs and devices for patients with coronary artery disease. This release can also be found at: www.uphs.upenn.edu/news...
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...olid oxide fuel cell based on innovative ceramics, device
design, and array architecture, for enterprise-level primary and cogeneration distributed power that can cycle repeatedly and be more easily fabricated into 200kW power units. Cree, Inc. (Durham, N.C.) Low Cost, High Efficiency Chip Scale LED ...
Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules
...ke the receptors, express them and put them into a device
where there is a color change or another signal produced, we could potentially detect small molecules in a robust way that could complement or replace other detection technologies," he explained. The same technology could also be used to produce enzy...
College students recognized & rewarded for their innovative work
...hat can vary the patterns of applied pressure, his device
can pump, mix, and shut off flow. A native of Ann Arbor, Gu is a senior chemical engineering major at the University of Michigan. His advisor, Dr. Shuichi Takayama, receives a $5,000 prize. Graduate winners Jwa-Min Nam , 30, and Shad Thaxton , 28...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
... Scientist Dennis Grahn, who developed the cooling device
with H. Craig Heller, the Lorry I. Lokey/Business ... in Human Biology and Environmental Biology. The device
works by creating a local subatmospheric pressure environment, Grahn says. "We stick the hand in a r...
New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen
...resent. Known as an "optical biosensor," the device
uses light to detect the presence of a target orga...his, we will continue to develop ways to make this device
more user-friendly." ...
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
... a baseline and does not incorporate the effect of device
or component reuse. They also note that other criteria could be used to assess the performance of recyclers. Examples include toxicity, emissions, energy use, and operating costs. In the long run, a variety of independent metrics could lead to signif...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004
...old. The ORNL-developed frostless heat pump uses a device
that enables it to produce warmer air faster and for longer periods while minimizing the defrosting cycle. Recent testing in several East Tennessee homes resulted in greater thermal comfort by eliminating the "cold blow" experienced with conventional...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...yberlogic.org ) will present a portable ultrasound device
for noninvasive assessment of bone for such diseas...heels. The researchers hope the low-cost, handheld device
could be used by primary care physicians globally, including in the developing world, to routinely t...
Technology award presented to Weizmann Institute scientist
...r. A recent version of the biomolecular computing device
was programmed by Shapiro and his research team to identify signs of specific cancers in a test tube, to diagnose the type of cancer, and to release drug molecules in response. Though cancer-detecting computers are still in the very early stages, and...
Johns Hopkins team wins British biotech business plan competition
...limited, the team outlined the use of an automated device
to image the retina which would allow primary care physicians to diagnose potentially blinding diseases before patients lose their sight. "Our team found the workshop and competition offered a fun platform to learn basic business planning and were...
NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies
... The heart of the system will be a microchip-based device
that can label and process DNA fragments from indi...nt signals resulting in a portable and inexpensive device
for low-cost genome sequencing. Jingyue Ju, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York $1.8 million (3 yea...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...chemical samples found on surfaces, resulting in a device
that could impact everything from airport security...raham Cooks, has improved the mass spectrometer, a device
well known to chemists for its ability to provide information on the composition of unknown substanc...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
...ight and by electronic telemetry using a watchlike device
worn by the person for data processing. Sensing it...ide the skin and no danger of track infection. The device
also is advantageous because no electrical currents are going through the body. Gratzl says lab tes...
Small business at NJIT's business incubator takes two awards
... is a fledgling enterprise that holds patents on a device
which can be implanted through the urethra into th...imple procedure that does not require surgery. The device
contains a metal valve which opens whenever the user wants and is activated by a pocket-sized magnet...
Globetrotting pollutants turn up on Toronto street
...nited States to Toronto. The researchers used a device
known as a laser ablation mass spectrometer (LAMS), which pulls in air from College Street and accelerates the pollutants to close to the speed of a bullet. As a particle passes by two lasers, sensors calculate its exact speed and tell the LAMS when ...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...en hooked up to an implanted pulse generator. The device
is turned on only during a participant's physical ...icipants randomized to receive the investigational device
then have an electrode placed on the protective membrane over the area of the brain identified by th...
Study at Joslin shows ease of introducing technology to kids with diabetes
...can a guessing game played on a wireless hand-held device
do for diabetes management? A lot, according to a pilot study led by researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. The study was conducted in cooperation with a student at Harvard Medical School and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Te...
Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme heat become less effective
...o a filter tube using the inhalation technique and device
provided by the manufacturer. Weights of the filter tube pre- and postdispensation were obtained to calculate simulated drug delivery. Results showed that filter weights of heated medications were less than half of those unexposed to heat, showing ...
First human trial of bioartificial kidney shows promise for acute renal failure
...gned primarily to look at the safety of using this device
on humans, the results also suggest improvement in...ng the adult progenitor/stem cells and testing the device
in animals. Initial testing in animals, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology in April 1999,...
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