Tag: "quality" at biology news
32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...nce productivity, facilitate trade and improve the quality
of life. The 32 awards went to: 3DGeo Development (Santa Clara, Calif.) Automated Wave-Equation Imaging for Oil and Gas ExplorationDevelop and demonstrate a next-generation seismic imaging technology that includes an automated solution to modelin...
Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection
...d bone strength, indicating that bone quantity and quality
were improved. These studies, conducted by Amgen, also documented that inhibition of Rank Ligand activity does not interfere with the function of osteoblasts, the cells involved in bone formation. AMG 162 Study Design Investigators randomized 411...
Columbia University scientist wins 2004 Nobel Prize
...us into knowledge that is key for our survival and quality
of life." "Dr. Axel's work is among the most important discoveries of the past 50 years, providing insights regarding how individuals perceive their external environment," said Gerald D. Fischbach, executive vice president, Columbia University ...
A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream
...re exploring short-term methods of restoring water quality
to sensitive sites." Symptoms of acidified streams include a drop in pH, calcium, and dissolved inorganic carbon and an increase in metals like aluminum. When pH-levels decline, a stream is said to have lost its acid neutralizing capacity (ANC). Aqu...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
... With this technology, strength, stamina and even quality
of life stand to improve for athletes and many others. "Our technology would certainly give athletes a clear competitive edge," Grahn notes. "We've seen that the rapid increases in strength people get when using the device persist after they stop usi...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
...as well as contribute to enhanced independence and quality
of life in these individuals. Understanding the mechanisms by which blood flow to exercising muscles is altered with advancing age will also help us target interventions aimed at improving exercise tolerance in older adults, he said. ...
NIH funds first nationaL SNP genotyping center at Broad Institute
...ith the additional benefits of economies of scale, quality
assurance and data sharing," said NCRR Division for Clinical Research Resources Director Anthony Hayward, M.D., Ph.D. "The demand for genotyping will grow exponentially as investigators prioritize potential targets for treatment and as members of af...
University of Oregon professor wins 2004 Spiers Medal
...urnals and new articles are pending. But it is the quality
and importance of her work that places her among chemistry's elite, says Dr. Colin Bain of Oxford University's chemistry department. "Understanding the structure of water at surfaces is one of chemistry's great challenges," Bain says. "This is at ...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... between family medicine and current approaches to quality
assessment, guideline implementation, education, r...actice-based research, and result in improved data quality
and better estimates. Evaluating Computer Capabilities in a Primary Care Practice-Based Research N...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...he organisation strives to ensure that the highest quality
research is employed to understand how best to pre...mise disability, maximise function and improve the quality
of life for affected children." Keynote lectures will include: cell mechanisms of language and learn...
CERN to host EnviroInfo 2004
...N agencies, NGOs and other institutions, with high quality
satellite maps to support humanitarian operations, to study and prevent environmental risks and to plan sustainable reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas affected by natural phenomena. The UNOSAT development group is hosted by CERN. Sharing is i...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...nd smell perception can significantly impact human quality
of life, nutrition, and safety, current treatment options remain limited. "By investigating the role of inflammatory factors in chemosensory loss and recovery, we expect to gain insight into potential therapeutic interventions for these dysfuncti...
Is more better: Counting birds may only tell part of the story
...density could be a misleading indicator of habitat quality
if it was disconnected from reproductive success o..."birds are usually able to aggregate in the higher quality
breeding locations, regardless of the type of bird or habitat," say the authors. "Avian habi...
MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied
...firm's incoming waste is processed but also on the quality
and reusability of the materials produced from it,...mponents than to use it as roadbed filler." The quality
of the recovered material determines its potential uses. If the quality
is sufficiently high, the ma...
World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'
...un. The auditorium is designed for broadcast quality
recording. KITP director Gross instituted the practice of recording scientific presentations for web-cast to physicists throughout the world, thereby making the KITP a users facility not only for physicists in attendance at the programs, conferences...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...). Such a technique may lead to more sophisticated quality
control in the manufacture of these state-of the-art airplanes. (4aSA3) OCEAN NOISE AND MARINE MAMMALS In the ocean, marine mammals depend much more on sound than vision. Gerald D'Spain of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( firstname.lastname@example.org...
Mechanism discovered for muscle wasting seen in diabetes, AIDS and other diseases
...rms of cancer, where it seriously diminishes their quality
of life. They found that the MISR mice with cancer were protected from loosing muscle mass, and the MISR mice had much better survival rates than did normal mice with cancer. Thus, selective NF-kB blockade in muscle decreased muscle wasting and pro...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
...e, have had a significant impact on the length and quality
of life for people with CF. Research on newborn screening for CF has shown further clinical benefit when therapeutic interventions were administered near the beginning of life. Early diagnosis allows a special high-calorie, high-fat diet, along with ...
Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies
...al practice after considering both the content and quality
of existing medical trials on a topic. Medical staff ordinarily clamp the umbilical cord in two places after the baby is delivered, then cut the cord between the two clamps. "I'm comfortable with the 30-second delay, but there are so many things that...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
...t Case, believe the implications for improving the quality
of life of diabetics would be substantial. "Many...d. "Over the years, there has been a lack of good, quality
devices for diabetics to monitor glucose something they must do every day of their lives devices t...
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