Tag: "physics" at medical news
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...nter campus, along with John Ralston, professor of physics
and astronomy; Josef Dorfmeister, professor of mathematics; and David Lerner, associate professor of mathematics, all of the KU-Lawrence campus, are co-developers of the technique to predict seizures. The project has been in development at KU Medical...
Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple
..., of sensory neurosciencesand of the links between physics
Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient
...stem, along with RogersRitter, Ph.D., professor of physics
at the University of Virginia. Howardconceived the...e, approached Rogers Ritter, Ph.D., a professor of physics
at theUniversity of Virginia. For the next few years, they and George T. Gillies,Ph.D., a research p...
Neutron Research To Help In Treatment Of Cancer Patients
...l, says Steven Grimes,Ohio University professor of physics
and astronomy and coordinator of theneutron measurement project. "We're working in this collaborative effort with MIT and Harvard becausewe've got the technology to do this research and they've got the patients forthe medical research," says ...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
...stic tool," said Timothy E.Chupp, U-M professor of physics
and co-director of the research project. "Whilemany technical obstacles remain before the technology is ready for human use,our results indicate it could be used to monitor perfusion through the heart,lungs and kidneys. In a previous study, we demo...
Self-assembly of new microstructured material defies textbook physics
..." says coauthor Philip Nelson, PhD, a professor of physics
at Penn. The membrane portion of the material is essentially a thin, positivelycharged soaplike bubble. The surface of the bubble serves as a temporarytemplate on which the raft of negatively charged spheres assembles. In manycases, the positively...
Magnet therapy: what's the attraction?
... today's Washington Post, a University of Maryland physics
professor casts doubts on magnet therapy--with som...d by researchers elsewhere, University of Maryland physics
professor Robert Park has also found no plausible explanation for how magnets could relieve pain. P...
Eastman gives Clemson University $38 million fiber technology
...l (CSM) technology -- a major breakthrough in the physics
of fluid transport. Eastman is also giving Clemson equipment to establish a small manufacturing lab to test and demonstrate products. The innovative science behind the technology has the potential to make everything from oil-spill soakers to diaper...
Studies: New imaging technique improves X-rays of breast tissue
... School of Medicine, and Dale Sayers, professor of physics
at N.C. State University, is developing what it ca...ffracts a particular wavelength of X-ray through a physics
principle known as Bragg's law. When the crystal is adjusted and two images taken and processed, th...
Earlier detection for breast cancer in sight
...e backbone of analytical techniques in solid state physics
and materials science. This is now being used by our team as a possible new technique for the early in-vivo diagnosis of breast cancer. "X-ray diffraction can characterise the atomic structure of a solid by analysing the X-rays which are charact...
New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers
... personnel, medical, industrial hygiene and health physics
records, including readings from radiation badges known as dosimeters. The study included workers who died through 1990 or, among Hanford emp loyees, through 1986. Male workers and those hired before 1948 died of multiple myeloma at about twice the ...
Weizmann Women & Science Award to be presented to Dr. Carla J. Shatz; Millennial Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus
...echnology. She studies a range of problems in the physics
of solids and has made vast contribution to scientific and engineering research. Moreover, she was the first and remains the only female of ten active Institute Professors at MIT, and has advanced the cause of women in science and engineering. ...
First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis
...ience, and Mike McElfresch, associate professor of physics
and materials engineering. Ladisch and Dr. Stephen Badylak, a senior research scientist in Purdue's Department of Biomedical Engineering, originally proposed the concept as a way to probe natural materials for therapeutic molecules. "The real bottlen...
Self-assembled nano-capsules resemble bacterial cell walls
...rard Wong, a professor of materials science and of physics
at the University of Illinois. Wong was the lead author of a paper published in the June 16 issue of the journal Science that described the assembly process. "The resulting actin-membrane capsules are fairly rigid and quite stable," he said. Actin ...
Lawrence Livermore Lab pioneers advanced radiation treatment for cancer
...e combines Livermores almost 50 years of radiation physics
expertise with advanced computer architectures to produce a system that determines radiation dose information in minutes. Peregrine relies on a mathematical technique called Monte Carlo to track radiation. It simulates the trillions of radiation pa...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2000
...adioactive Ion Beam Facility recently chalked up a physics
"first": the simultaneous emission of two protons from an atoms decaying nucleus. The finding, based on preliminary experiments with the Holifield Facilitys unique fluorine-17 beam, also represents a new type of radioactivity. The discovery could hel...
SU scientist receives patent that could revolutionize medical magnetic resonance imaging
A leader in semiconductor physics
for some 20 years, Arnold Honig, professor of physics
in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences, has devoted his career to discovering how min...
This summer, Camp Calcium is where the boys are
...cational opportunities set up by the chemistry and physics
departments and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Researchers also determining the fitness level of each participant. Daniel Loehr, a 13-year-old from Churubusco, Ind., says Camp Calcium is a good way to spend the summer. "It's better than staying a...
Scientists image material that could improve MRI technologies
...he research, led by William Halperin, professor of physics
and astronomy, in collaboration with scientists from Northwestern, Argonne National Laboratory and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), was the highest magnetic field imaging experiment ever conducted. The findings, including the dire...
Study suggests mechanical forces drive early heart development
... could help scientists better understand the roles physics
and mechanics play in the developing heart and in heart defects. Because geneticists currently do most of the research in this field, Taber and other biomedical engineers studying heart development provide clues into the cause-and- effect of the gene...
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