Tag: "artificial" at medical news
National Chemistry Week celebrates health and wellness in Washington, D.C., area
...tructor, Harold Sanco. The students also will test artificial
urine samples using a dip-and-read test to see if ...th instructor Harold Sanco, and delve into testing artificial
urine samples, as well as making slime....
DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'
...n effort to speed the design and development of an artificial
retina that could potentially help millions of peo...e, technology and clinical success of the field of artificial
sight using the facilities and resources of DOE's national laboratories. At today's announcement i...
Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company
...n effort to speed the design and development of an artificial
retina that might potentially help millions of peo...uture threat, that prompted the DOE to create this artificial
retina project. Under the research agreements, the institutions will jointly share intellectua...
Northwestern University receives $7.5 million for regenerative medicine
...ical and biological engineering. A scaffold is an artificial
matrix that mimics the natural environment around ... right track to regenerate tissue or an organ, the artificial
matrix can be programmed to disappear into nutrients as cells elaborate into a natural matrix." The...
Study supports the use of mechanical assistance
...m implantable ventricular assist devices (LVAD) or artificial
hearts has led to their increased use in patients ... in the demographic profile of patients in need of artificial
hearts to a more high-risk group. Looking at clinical records of 131 consecutive recipients receivin...
Brain remapping may be key to recovery from stroke
...heir brains to improve motor skills and to control artificial
limbs, according to a study presented today at the...machine interfaces--conduits between the brain and artificial
limbs. "For stroke patients and others who have a brain deficit, coordinating what they see with bo...
2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced
...e aging clock, and the legal dilemmas posed by new artificial
reproductive technologies are the subjects of this year's winners of the Science-in-Society award, which is conferred by the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). NASW holds the independent competition annually to honor outstanding investig...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...atment approach, disc replacement with the Charite artificial
disc - a prosthetic device that replaces a damaged or won out disc - was recently approved by the FDA and was tested at Cedars-Sinai. J. Patrick Johnson, M.D., Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai is available for interview...
Blocking molecules protects health of implants
... breast implants, permanent catheters, pacemakers, artificial
joints, glucose sensors for diabetics, and other biomaterials from rejection and damage by the body, according to a study published this month in The American Journal of Pathology. The more complicated the function of the implant, the more likely it ...
University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers
...a few millimetres thick, which is fine for growing artificial
skin, but if you wanted to grow cartilage, for instance, it would be impossible," Professor Derby says. The key to the advance which Professor Derby and his team have made is the innovative way in which they are able to pre-determine the size and sha...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
... Pg. 491 New prosthetic sockets system streamlines artificial
limb production Investigators discuss a simple me...two socket liner/suspension systems for below-knee artificial
legs on patient satisfac-tion, comfort, pain, and walking activity during normal daily life. This st...
Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery
...pic surgeries or those involving gastrostomy -- an artificial
opening directly to the stomach. In the eligible trials, a total of 4,194 patients had been randomly assigned to one of two groups: those with a nasogastric tube in place until intestinal function returned or those with either no tube or tube removal...
Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
...le who receive medical implants such as catheters, artificial
joints and heart valves. A substance found on the surface of Staphylococcus epidermidis has, for the first time, been shown to protect the harmful pathogen from natural human defense mechanisms that would otherwise kill the bacteria, according to sci...
Sex hormone metabolite reduces stress, anxiety in female rats
... with those that received medroxy-progesterone, an artificial
progestin that binds to progesterone receptors but does not metabolize into the progesterone metabolite allopregnanolone. Only natural progesterone reduced CRF-enhanced startle. Previous studies have determined that allopregnanolone enhances the act...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...to allow the user to immerse and interact with the artificial
environment that he/she can visualize, the game-playing experience is engrossing", explain the authors. Children with severe burns suffer great pain and emotional trauma, especially during the cleaning and dressing of their wounds. They are usually ...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...se advance directive states that she does not want artificial
nutrition or hydration. Over the course of her illness, her family and physicians conflict about the use of a short-term feeding tube and intravenous hydration. From this case study, authors Robert M. Arnold M.D., Leo H. Criep chair in patient care,...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...ases on extensive European populations without the artificial
representation so often seen in clinical trials", says Professor Priori. "We have all the data at our fingertips and can reassess them in a relatively short time. These data are likely to give us important insights into manifestation, treatment and...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...ility Mapping, where an innovative method based on artificial
neural network technology has been applied to hazard mapping at the basin scale." SLAM activities are also being carried in Switzerland, with the Swiss Federal Office for Water and Geology (FOWG) as national end user along with several Swiss Cantons...
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