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A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...ers hasdevised a way to make them perform with the power
and precision that laser surgeons routinely demand...e their semiconductorcounterparts usually lack the power
necessary for most surgery. The Rochester work cleans up the beam produced by asemiconductor laser, ...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...kthrough, a programmable image processor, adds the power
of asupercomputer to an ultrasound imaging system ...uresof internal organs and their surroundings. The power
of the ultrasound imageprocessor allows this to happen in real time. "It's like looking into a room...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
... give the N.C. Department of Insurance broader power
to ensure quality of services. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J. supported the study with a grant. Silberman is former deputy director of the N.C. Health Planning Commission and former project director of the N.C. Health Acce...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
... in equipping their facility with the necessary RF power
source, as well as providing the expertise to enable the measurement of power
launched, and launch efficiency. In addition, the PPPL group will concentrate on op...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...ts, Dr.Druker's work is the perfect example of the power
of molecular biology to bringnew, more effective and potentially less toxic treatments to patients withserious illnesses. We need such highly targeted approaches for all patients withmalignant diseases." Hitting its victims in mid-life, CML a...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
...ns instead of electrons to measure high voltageson power
lines. The most unique aspect of this technology i...ers conventionally used for voltage measurement at power
distributionsites. The EOHVS device offers substantial improvement over potentialtransformers in cos...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
... for discovery." The explosive growth in computer power
and connectivity is reshaping relationships among people and organizations while also transforming the processes of discovery, learning and communication. Similar growth in scientific understanding of learning and intelligence in natural systems and...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...he microwave sensorto use only a few milliwatts of power
-- less than one one-hundredth of thepower of a typical cellular phone," Bridges said. "Further, the duration ofmicrowave exposure during the breast scan will be shorter than many phone callsand much, much less frequent." The discomfort of X-ray mam...
New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show
...f an African tree magnifies the tumor-cell killing power
of radiation therapy by as much as 500 times in laboratory animals, University of Florida researchers reported today (11/23). "We are always pursuing new avenues to enhance our conventional cancer therapies, radiation and chemotherapy," said Dietmar...
New approach supercharges immunotherapy
...nter may at last havefound a way to bring the full power
of the immune system into play againstcancer. Early results from the first clinical trial of this approach will bepresented December 5th at the American Society of Hematologists meeting in MiamiBeach, Florida. This phase-1 clinical trial -- designed ...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...ned by two measures: the length of the eye and the power
of the eye's optical system, which includes the curve of the cornea. When the Yerkes team examined the group of normal monkeys from newborns to adolescents they found that the more farsighted (short-eyed) the animals were at birth the faster ...
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
...ting thecircuitry of each reservoir to an external power
source. The researchers saythat it should be possible, however, to make a device that's completely selfcontained. This would include fitting the chip with a small battery and amicroprocessor. The chip could then be either preprogrammed for the releas...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...em. The authors recommend that HCFA use its market power
to promote the developmentof better outcome measures. When awarding contracts, for example, it could favorhealth plans that monitor and reduce underutilization of services. HCFA also could give preference to health plans that survey patients to deter...
Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?
...e's increasedearnings lower the husband's sense of power
or self-esteem? That more hours inthe workplace allow women less time for activities that buttress their husbands'health? Or might it reflect that wives have to increase their earnings whentheir husbands' health declines? The research was supported...
Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids
...ntain a constant room temperature. Its independent power
supply isbacked up by two UPS units that weigh 800 pounds each. The $4.2 million supercomputer arrived at the hospital in January and took sixweeks to install. It is now ready to begin its work. "The acquisition of this amazing technology is made pos...
MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand
...ines with enough sensors, actuators, and computing power
to studyit in detail. As a result, researchers still know relatively little about such basicfunctions as how the fingerpad receives tactile information and routes that datato the brain. A better understanding of how the hand works, however, c...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
..., and surveys designed toreveal it have both great power
and great limits," writes Ericksen, an associateprofessor of sociology at Temple University. "By revealing the private behaviorof others, they provide a way for people to evaluate their own behavior and eventhe meaning of information the surveys pro...
New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys
... can elicit a strongimmune response, adding to the power
of the response generated by the insertedDNA. 3) purified protein vaccines - proteins for the viral envelope areproduced in culture, outside the body, and are then injected. In testing combinations of the...
Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
...had both severe heart disease and impaired pumping power
-- a majorpredictor of heart attack -- 46.3 percent also had severe atherosclerosis in thecarotid arteries. The study findings have practical applications because obstructions in thecarotid artery can be viewed with ultrasound, a technique less invas...
New cancer treatment facility opens
...he healing synergy between medical science and the power
of eachindividual patient's mind, body, and spirit," says Laurance S. Rockefeller,Honorary Co-Chairman, Boards of Overseers and Managers at MemorialSloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It is expected that some 70 percent of Memorial Sloan-Kettering's outp...
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