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MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

...e surface is very sharp. But that material is also brittle and can break, soas you go inwards the material changes so that it's not as brittle." The gearteeth in car transmissions, human teeth, and the Earth itself are other gradedmaterials. About three years ago Professor Suresh began a program to ...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

...t actually happened isthat decay made the tooth so brittle that it broke off." This condition may require capping of the front teeth -- a procedure that Dr.Weintraub performs all too often. "I'm in the operating room a lot -- four orfive times a week -- as a result of bottle caries," he said, adding that the...

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child

...sm include feelingtired or without energy; coarse, brittle hair; thick, coarse skin; and alowering of the metabolic rate. Studies indicate that over a 10-year period, about 3% of women of childbearingage will develop the condition. However, in many women, hypothyroidism goesundetected because they do not ye...

Hormone-rich shampoos

...d as shampoos or treatments to deep-condition dry, brittle hair. The labels usually state that they contain placenta, hormones or "estrogen", although not all products that make such claims contain active hormones. While New Scientist's inquiries suggest such products are no longer sold in Europe, many are s...

Stroke survivors have brittler bones, more likely to fracture

...ore quickly in osteoporosis, resulting in weak and brittle bones. Several studies have shown that regional osteoporosis of a limb paralyzed by stroke occurs rapidly after immobilization. More widespread osteoporosis occurs later. "Osteoporosis is a significant complication of stroke," says Kenneth Poole, ...

Collagen-based wound sealant

...in but is flexible. Gelatin, on the other hand, is brittle and tears easily. "If you've got a large, open wound, your body moves, your skin moves, your muscles flex, and if this doesn't flex with it, it simply is going to tear. This has good mechanical strength, but it also has elasticity," he said. Miller...

Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials

...ue of Journal of Materials Research.* An expert on brittle materials, Lawn advises that past experience is no...eters (millionths of a meter) on up. "Generally in brittle materials, strength (resistance to crack initiation) increases and toughness (resistance to crack pr...

Study moves in on why astronauts suffer bone loss

... diminishes. All these changes result in weakened, brittle bones prone to fracture. While the bones of children may be able to eventually recover from such changes, adult bones have a harder time of it. Studies of Skylab and Salyut-6 long-term space missions (28-184 days) have found that, not only did astron...

Latest results from international islet transplant study confirm potential patient benefits

... 2001, the study enrolled thirty-six patients with brittle diabetes - that is, despite their best efforts with insulin therapy and lifestyle modification, they suffered wide swings in blood glucose levels and/or frequent hypoglycemic events. The study goals were to confirm the safety and efficacy of the Edmo...

FDA approves Fosrenol(R) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients

...collection of bone diseases that causes bone pain, brittle bones, skeletal deformities and fractures. 3 Accumulating evidence also shows that hyperphosphataemia contributes to cardiovascular disease, which accounts for almost half of all deaths among dialysis patients. 4,5,6 The FDA approval is welcomed ...

FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients

...ction of bone diseases characterized by bone pain, brittle bones, skeletal deformities and fractures. "Since ESRD patients often have fragile bones, it is critical that phosphate binders not worsen bone status," said Dr. Eliseo Salinas, Shire's Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Global...

Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy

...r politicians are shamelessly exploiting these now brittle principles."...

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