Tag: "building" at medical news
BMPs and bone loss: Get it through your noggin
...f BMPs and noggin may determine the extent of bone building
and breakdown, and ultimately bone mass in adult m...of noggin during aging may result in impaired bone building
and function and hence, net bone loss. Following the recent FDA approval of recombinant BMP2 for spe...
ASHRAE studies impact of IAQ on classroom performance
...chools, while allergy, asthma and symptoms of sick building
syndrome contribute to longer absences. Absenteeism clearly affects school performance. Appropriate classroom design and operation can reduce symptom severity and incidence of complaints among children, according to published data. "Improving classro...
The Passionate Mind: Oct. 9-11 Utah Symposium in Science & Literature
...twork andScientific Computation Center (INSCC) the building
directly north of thePark Building off of Presidents Circle. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. MDT,visitors may hear a brief introduction to the performance, ademonstration of the technology and a walk-through of four rooms wherefour artists will perform simultane...
The European Cancer Patient Coalition - challenges for the future
...n, Italy, there are many challenges to be faced in building
an effective patient organisation, and the newly-launched European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) will have to consider how best to tackle them. At a European level it is difficult to define common concerns because of the variability of health care ...
UCSD-TCAG collaboration to focus on transformation of genome-based knowledge into health benefits
...CSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences building
on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. "We are pleased to be working with UCSD as this collaboration unites the high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis prowess of our scientists at the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation Joint Technology Center (JTC) w...
Making tiny plastic particles to deliver lifesaving medicine
...rug delivery applications. At Johns Hopkins, he is building
upon this research by synthesizing improved inhalation particles, each about a tenth of the diameter of a human hair. He soon hopes to begin testing their safety and effectiveness in animal models and eventually in human trials. Hanes also is trying ...
Spectators discouraged from watching building demolitions
...nd Johns Hopkins Hospital. A study of a Baltimore building
demolition found that airborne dust concentrations...after the August 19, 2000, implosion of a 22-story building
in east Baltimore, Md. Samples were taken at seven indoor locations and four outdoor sites. They fou...
NASA research propels development of new glass
...siness Innovation Research (SBIR) program works by building
on good ideas that come from basic research and helping small businesses grow into commercial manufacturers of innovative products," said Dr. Winslow Sargeant, who directs the National Science Foundation SBIR Commercialization Program for devices. "W...
Laying the foundations for greener living
...ether leading researchers in all areas involved in building
a sustainable future." Keith Hill, regeneration minister, said: "In order to create vibrant, sustainable communities we need to identify what people want from the places where they live and work. Sustainable communities are about more than just hou...
UCSF & SF Bay Area receive federal funds to expand breast cancer / environmental research
... enable us to direct and expand our efforts toward building
a strong, scientific and community-based response to the perplexing problem of breast cancer in Bay Area communities," Hiatt said. The rate of breast cancer in Marin County has been reported as among the highest in the country since the early 1970s,...
Georgetown University receives $6.5 million grant to enhance emergency preparedness in Washington
...attack and its scope can be quickly assessed. In building
the real-time capability to share with the D.C. Department of Health, the systems will greatly improve the speed with which a threat can be assessed and communicated to the public. Without such a system, physicians and public health officers have bee...
Gene silencer may improve chemo and radiation
...RNA (ribonucleic acid), the mirror image of genes' building
blocks, were used to target repair proteins in cancer cells effectively shutting the RNA down. Unable to make the necessary repair proteins, cancer cells then become susceptible to the therapy. "By dismantling the cancer cell's machinery to produce...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...asily manufactured. The trio found a solution by building
a novel type of frequency generator out of silicon compatible with chip manufacturing technologies. The generator is shaped like a dome, and at 1/3 the size and 1/100 the thicknss of a human hair, is compatible with conventional chip technology. Th...
Bone marrow cells improve failing heart function
...ipants in the treatment group was in his apartment building
during a blackout and had to walk up eight flights of stairs. He did it, and it wasn't a problem." Perin warned that these results need confirmation in a placebo-controlled, blinded and randomized trial. "This is the first step. It's incredible ...
NIEHS and American Public Health Association sponsor program
...chitects, planners and developers in designing and building
healthy and sustainable human-focused communities,...The second session will focus on the potential for building
models that would allow an assessment of the health impacts of community design choices. Participant...
Helping teachers use keys to vocabulary building
...ary-grade teachers have largely ignored vocabulary building
and their students are, literally, at a loss for w... Her research indicates that successful vocabulary building
requires teachers to help students actively use their current knowledge to learn unfamiliar words. "...
GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Research Grant Program 2003
... compounds comprising two or more amino acids, the building
blocks of proteins. "Cyclic" peptides have one or more rings formed by peptide links, a bond that stabilizes the compounds and makes them less likely to break down. Currently, most compounds are tested with a method called high-throughput screenin...
DuPont-led scientists unveil key nanotechnology discovery with use of DNA
...ent electrical properties that make them potential building
blocks in a broad range of nanotechnology-related electronic applications, including highly sensitive medical diagnostic devices and mini-transistors more than 100 times tinier than those found in today's microchips. When they are fabricated, howeve...
Combination, order of anti-HIV drugs make a difference in first-time recipients
...s, which halt HIV replication by making faulty DNA building
blocks, and non-nucleoside inhibitors, which bind to the enzyme reverse transcriptase to prevent the virus from copying itself. The effectiveness of different drug combinations may diminish over time, however, and physicians often must implement new ...
Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities
...owns and cities, pollution and heat released below building
height (e.g. from cars and buildings) can be trapp...dy found that ventilation depends on street width, building
height and the precise location of the pollution or heat source. Dr Janet Barlow, who is leading the...
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