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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...ggressive treatmentto prevent broken bones . New technology
coupled with better identification of precursors could alsohelp cardiac patients, Hansen says. He points out that researchers alreadyknow that a healthy heart exhibits complex, variable electrical activityexcept for the period just before or during s...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...to prematurity. "We've made great strides with our technology
and treatment, butthese advances may not result in greater social equity," Hamvas said. "Theemphasis should be on preventing these babies from getting here early."...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...t suchlasers. "This sounds like a very useful technology
for surgery," says Raymond Lanzafame, director of ...aser surgery. "The boost in power provided by this technology
could makea single semiconductor laser an option for many procedures where other types of lasers are...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...rk said."Ongoing trials including the latest stent technology
will help definehow close doctors have come to achieving this level of effectiveness,"he said....
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...ore it occurs and could be prevented. Although the technology
for preventing seizures may still be several years away, it may eventually be possible to implant a device in a patient's brain to sense and prevent an oncoming seizure. One possibility would be a device that would create a tiny voltage surge to "sho...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
SEATTLE, Wash -- A powerful new technology
that allowsultrasound medical imaging systems for ...mens Ultrasound Group vice president,stated, "This technology
will significantly decrease the amount of time andcost involved in moving an idea for a new ultrasou...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...und the country are experimenting with the imaging technology
as a tool in the operating room. The Case Western group, funded in part by a $736,000 Whitaker Foundation grant, is apparently the first to use an MRI-guided radio-frequency probe to destroy abdominal tumors. "A handful of groups ha...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...llaborative national center for plasma science and technology
leading to an attractive fusion energy source. Earlier this fall, PPPL and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed an interagency agreement to jointly develop new pasteurization methods that use radio frequency (RF) waves and microwave heat...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...iversity, especially its capacity to integrate new technology
with basic research and turn it into a life-enhan...tellectual property with complementary patents and technology
from Escalon will expedite bringing this exciting technology
to the public." "This collaboratio...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
A new digital X-ray technology
being studied at Thomas Jefferson University Ho...vely studying the DirectRay digital radiography technology
designed by Sterling Diagnostic Imaging of Newark, Del. DirectRay, which is currently being re...
Targon And Duke Cancer Center Sign $3.75 Million Agreement To Produce Advanced Anti-Cancer Drugs
... will be granted an option to license products and technology
from directly funded programs. Additionally, Targon will receive a right of first review of certaininventions in the field of cancer therapy made by Duke during the term of the agreement. Targon will have a period of exclusive review for such...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
...yorganizers said. "Developments in genetic technology
and other areas could ease theimpact of many diseases and extend human life," said Anna Rappaport, 1997-98president of the Society of Actuaries, which conducted the study. "In addition,we know from our research that more attention must be directed to...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...on that provides independent advice on science and technology
issues under a congressional charter. A committee roster follows....
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
... Dingus. We've all seen ultraviolet (UV) technology
in novelty items. "Blacklight" -- which is light i...rofitted with the prototype headlights. Use of the technology
in realtraffic conditions will help the researchers evaluate the safety benefits of thesystem. ...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...its 20 February 1998 issue, a novel AIDS directed technology
developed by Dr. Marc Hellerstein of the Universit...he University of California at San Francisco. The technology
will be commercialized exclusively by SpectruMedix Corporation (OTC: SMDX), of State College, PA., w...
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
...cell. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), another technology
used at UCSF and LawrenceLivermore, provides an even closer view. Researchers test the strength andstiffness of dentin by pushing the very atoms and molecules apart and using thedevice to observe how they respond. Researchers want to understan...
Optical Technology Projects Images Directly Into The Eye
...hepattern of light as a coherent picture. Existing technology
makes use of a screen consisting of tiny luminous elements (pixels) whichare switched on and off. The quality of the picture built up in this way is not very good because it is difficult to make the pixelssmall enough. Existing techniques can therefo...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
... select hospitals across the nation. This technology
enhances a surgeon's ability to access and successfully treat liver tumors -- which are commonly deemed "inoperable" due to their anatomical position inside the organ itself. "Many patients exhibit tumors in the liver that cannot be removed safely w...
BioNumerik Reports Preclinical Antitumor Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 89th Annual AACR Conference
...maceutical company with an innovative, proprietary technology
platform forthe rapid discovery and clinical devel...oNumerik views its approach as a fourth generation technology
relative to drugscreening, automated screening and combinatorial chemistry, and rational drugdesign....
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...o fund an innovative program to identify assistive technology
materials to support the play of infants and toddlers with physical and developmental disabilities. New York State is using the program as a model across the state and other states are developing programs based on it. Original UB investment: $20,000....
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