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Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients

... had more lipid in their plaques and significantly thinner fibrous caps than did the stable angina patients. Overall, vulnerable plaques were identified in 72 percent of the heart attack patients, 50 percent of those with ACS and only 20 percent of stable angina patients. "This is the first technique that ...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

...n women were equally heavy, while white women were thinner with increasing baseline educational attainment. These results are consistent with previous studies of young girls, adolescents and adult women. In this respect African-American women do not seem to benefit from educational attainment in the same way...

In solution, tiny magnetic wires scatter light

...cribed how suspended nickel wires - each 200 times thinner than a human hair - could one day serve as magneto-optical switches. The switches could aid in fields such as photonics, where light, rather than electricity, relays information. "In a broader sense, it is also helpful to study how these wires behave...

Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors

...assistant professor of mechanical engineering. The thinner a metal-oxide sensor becomes, the more sensitive it becomes to molecules that react with it. In addition to improved sensitivity, the group found its single-crystal metal-oxide nanomaterials allowed the detector to quickly dispose of previously detec...

New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding

...fective for most patients than warfarin, the blood thinner with a 50-year history of helping prevent blood clots and strokes. The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found, however, that the new drug would be cost-effective for those atrial fibrillation pa...

Tiny superconductors withstand stronger magnetic fields

...ance, as bulk samples do. They also show that the thinner the wire the higher its electrical resistance is. Because nanoscale superconductors don't repel magnetic fields, they could prove useful in a variety of superconducting applications. By incorporating nanowires as filaments in bigger superconducting ...

Testosterone supplements for elderly men

...n muscle size and strength, increased body fat and thinner bones. The changes are also associated with decreased sexual interest, fatigue, mobility problems, depression, increased risk of falling and a general sense of weakness. "Tests on younger and healthy older men suggest that testosterone replacement ...

More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine

...databases. Warfarin is an anti-coagulant (blood thinner used to prevent clots) commonly used in patients with a variety of thromboembolic [blood vessel blocking, usually by a clot] condition. Marisa Battistella, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., from University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, and co...

Getting pregnant while on the pill: Yet another health hazard of being overweight

...er degree of oral-contraceptive failure than their thinner counterparts, several biological mechanisms could account for the effect. One possible explanation is increased metabolism. "The more a person weighs, the higher their basal metabolic rate, which can shorten the duration of a medicatio...

Timing appears essential to combining antiangiogenesis and radiation therapy

...y thick in tumors, indicated that the membrane was thinner during the day-2-to-day-5 time period and also showed that this improvement resulted from the increased activity of specific enzymes. One crucial result of these findings is alleviation of the concern that reducing a tumor's blood supply would actual...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...inches begin as a cylindrical array of wires, each thinner than a human hair, that are vaporized into plasma by 20 million Amperes of current. This plasma is then is "pinched" to the axis of the array where it rapidly heats up and radiates soft x rays. Until now, very little information existed for the earli...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...inches begin as a cylindrical array of wires, each thinner than a human hair, that are vaporized into plasma by 20 million Amperes of current. This plasma is then is "pinched" to the axis of the array where it rapidly heats up and radiates soft x rays. Until now, very little information existed for the earli...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 6, 2004

...nt effect of warfarin, a commonly prescribed blood thinner (Article, p. 23). At the end of the four-week study involving 20 young, healthy volunteers, those who took ginseng had lower blood levels of warfarin and less of an effect on blood clotting than those volunteers who were given a placebo pill. Authors...

MRI is better than PET for detecting small metastatic lesions in the liver

...adiologist to obtain a higher resolution image and thinner image slices, he said. The contrast agent that was used in the study is not currently available, however, there are other liver-specific agents, which are awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Sahani said. The study will be pr...

SOS Rx: National medication safety group organized

... use of high-risk drugs, such as warfarin (a blood thinner used to treat or prevent blood clots), that are associated with high numbers of adverse drug events. Consumers will be informed that other medications and substances they may be taking -- prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, dietary supp...

Mount Sinai to offer NearVision CK

...ing topical (eye drop) anesthesia, CK uses a probe thinner than a strand of human hair to apply radio waves in a circular pattern on the outer cornea, shrinking small areas of tissue. This circular pattern creates a constrictive band (like the tightening of a belt), increasing the overall curvature of the c...

Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids

...ldren spent more time in sedentary activities than thinner kids did, but they did not spend any more or less ...s some sense, but that they were just as active as thinner children doesn't. Yet Vandewater found no connection between weight and activity. She suggests that ...

JCI Table of Contents

... that appears to cause some people to be fatter or thinner than others. The SLC6A14 gene is a likely candidate gene for obesity, as it is related to serotonin and serotonin receptor mechanisms that have been implicated in the control of appetite and body weight. In an accompanying commentary, Hemant Tiwari a...

Warfarin effective for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

The blood thinner warfarin can be safely and effectively used to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to an article in the November 26 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to background information in the...

Binghamton University, RPI and Infotonics Center team up to form national packaging power

...hips across the region. New machines that will be thinner than the human hair, diagnostics that will function at the molecular level, electronics packaging materials that will be lighter, stronger, and more versatile than anything now known-these are just a few of the expected fruits of such small-scale sys...

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