Tag: "skin" at biology news
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...e pulled into the hand. Then we cool the overlying skin
surface of the palm of the hand [by circulating co... used a pressure differential to draw blood to the skin
surface, then we applied heat to the skin
to increase heat flow back to the core," Grahn says. "The ...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
... as well as people with weakened immune systems or skin
conditions such as eczema. The new contracts will allow the companies to continue the work they began under contracts awarded in February 2003. For the plague vaccine, NIAID awarded a contract to Avecia Biotechnology, Ltd., of Manchester, Engla...
VitalSense(R) - Wireless vital signs monitoring
...ological Monitoring System includes core body and skin
temperature sensors. Phase 2, a heart rate sensor, is scheduled for release in late 2004. Sensors to monitor other physiological parameters are under development. How the System Works Core body temperatures are obtained from ingestible and, of cou...
Researchers provide road map for generating B cells from stem cells
...f different cell types, such as antibody-producing skin
cells." Singh and colleagues work with hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which give rise to the different types of blood cells. Unlike embryonic stem cells, HSCs have already taken some steps in differentiation and are committed to producing various ...
Faces age due to fat loss, skin changes - not gravity
...ss of aging." In addition, the nature of facial skin
changes over time becoming thinner, most notably around the eyelids. These changes are often accelerated by sun exposure, which damages the skin. "Plastic surgeons rejuvenate the aging face by pulling up and tightening the tissue, but treatment a...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...planting slow-release biopolymer pellets under the skin
of both normal mice and transgenic animals engineered to have the human form of the aberrant protein that leads to A peptide. Such transgenic mice develop the hallmark pathology of Alzheimer's, including brain amyloid plaque and memory deficits. The ...
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
...echniques was harvesting a thick, uniform piece of skin
and closing the wound where the incision was made,...ons removed the scarred facial skin, harvested the skin
flap from the back, and transferred it to the face. The skin
flap was large enough to cover the fac...
Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
...es in the coal mine," since their highly permeable skin
is more immediately sensitive to changes in the environment, including changes to freshwater and air quality. "Amphibians are one of nature's best indicators of overall environmental health," said Russell A. Mittermeier, president of Conservation ...
Purdue chemists give an old laboratory 'bloodhound' a sharper nose
...ble to detect the presence of antihistamine on the skin
of a person who had ingested an antihistamine tablet only a short time earlier. The implications of this finding are truly tremendous." Cooks is associated with several research centers at or affiliated with Purdue, including the Bindley Bioscien...
Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels
...for all kinds of biomedical applications since the skin
would heal very quickly above it and after that no...opic new monitor that can be placed just under the skin
and seen with the naked eye for very accurate, continuous examination of glucose level for diabetics...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...o the touch, highly portable and do not damage the skin
of dolphins or humans. Thermal imagery revealed patterns of increased vascular development in Liko's dorsal fin and more rapid healing following application of localized LED therapy. Human cosmetic surgeon Dr. Faringer performed the initial procedure...
Bloodroot alkaloid aids in exterminating sun-damaged skin cells in culture
...another positive medicinal use: protection against skin
cancer. According to new studies, sanguinarine...let-B (UVB) radiation. The alkaloid also restricts skin
cell production of other pro-proliferation proteins. "This natural compound may protect skin
Neurosurgeons looking at stem cells from skin to fight brain tumors
...tem cells derived from a brain tumor patient's own skin
can be used to fight the tumors. The researchers successfully grew stem cells from skin
samples of adult patients with brain tumors. It is hoped that these cells can then be used as a new...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...The electrode connects to a wire running under the skin
to below the collarbone, which is then hooked up to an implanted pulse generator. The device is turned on only during a participant's physical therapy sessions. Doctors hypothesize that the electrical charges help in one of two ways either by...
Study demonstrates Cenestin reduces sleep disturbances/night sweats in post-menopausal women
...er of times they awoke during the night. Galvanic skin
responses -- an electrical skin
conductance from the palms, face or scalp -- measured sweat gland activity. Results showed a...
Pesticides may promote Parkinson's disease and exercise may offer protection
...agonists, rotigotine is delivered via a once-a-day skin
patch, a delivery system that enables blood levels of the drug to stay consistent throughout the day. Consistency is vital because too much of the drug can cause uncontrolled movements, and too little can result in paralysis. Past studies have sugge...
GENEPI: a tool to refine and fine-tune radiotherapy treatment for cancer
...l be linked to decentralised tissue banks (tumour, skin
and blood samples from cancer patients and skin
and blood samples from individuals without cancer) in several European countries. After obtaining in...
Immune system in a bottle could help prevent flu vaccine shortage
...is coated with living cells from a person's mouth, skin
or a piece of bone. University of Michigan associate professor Nicholas Kotov believes that one day, the cells in those honeycombs can be used to grow spare parts for our bodies, or even an entire artificial immune system in a bottle. An immune syste...
Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis
...ns of such red fruits as grapes and plums, the red skin
of peanuts, and even peanut butter. However, Donnelly noted there's "no evidence that COPD, asthma (especially in asthmatic smokers) or related diseases have lower incidence in France or elsewhere in the Mediterranean region." OTC versions not useful...
Findings challenge Darwinian theory
...d. Consider cancer caused by asbestos exposure, or skin
cancer. If you only study genetics, you would not learn much about environmentally-induced diseases."...
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