Tag: "chip" at medical news
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
...amounts of drugs at specific times. The chip
behind their excitement is the first of its kind: ...epending on thedesired application." The prototype chip
testing apparatus also contains 34 wires connecting thecircuitry of each reservoir to an external po...
Study Finds Olestra Chips Don't Generate Gastrointestinal Woes
...s. Olestra-eaters in the top 10 percent of chip
consumption had somewhatmore frequent bowel moveme...teers, while those in the top 10percent of regular chip
consumption had somewhat fewer than average. The only subject who withdrew from the study be...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...f theUS's Semiconductor Industry Association, "the chip
industry is the pivotaldriver of the world economy...dotal reports of unusualcancer rates among silicon chip
workers are finally starting to emerge. It will be a while before these claims can be proved...
Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips
...ve around the possibility of actuallyinterfacing a chip
with living brain cells. Berger and collaborators ...But the first step toward this is having a silicon chip
live with andcommunicate with nerve cells," said Brinton, "and this is what we have begun todo." Bri...
Researchers discover the driving force behind cancer cells in Hodgkin's disease
... cyclical process ofself-proliferation. Using gene chip
technology, lead author Dr. Ursula Kapp, a scientist at theAmgen Institute at the time of the study and now a member of the departments ofhematology and oncology at University Medical Centre in Freiburg, Germany,examined 950 tumour genes in order to ...
MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor
...lly is shaped like a saddle - or a Pringles potato chip
- witha surface that curves in two opposing directions. Front-to-back ultrasoundimages show the central depression considered the normal valve's shape; however,images taken side-to-side would show an upward bulging in a normal valve, theappearance t...
Novel neural net recognizes spoken words better than human listeners
...s the intensity." Berger and Liaw created computer chip
neurons that closely mimic the signalingbehavior o...the music," Berger said.Berger and Liaw's computer chip
neurons were combined into a small neuralnetwork using standard architecture. While all the neurons...
New DNA chip method could improve cancer diagnosis
...er Institute. In the study, scientists used a DNA chip
to examine gene activity in bone marrowsamples fro... When they cross-checked the diagnosesmade by the chip
against known differences in the two types of leukemia, theyfound that the chip
method could automat...
UCSF Psychiatry Department receives grant to study innovative drug and substance abuse treatments
...ion by having information downloaded off acomputer chip
placed on the cap of the medicine bottle that indicates when and how often the bottlehas been opened. The grant will also be used to train case managers on how to treat their client's drug abuse-whilemeeting all of their basic needs such as finding ...
Whiplash debilitating, yet often ignored, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
...ed to gauge the distance between cars. A computer chip
on board will contain a pre-programmed set of instructions to allow calculation of impending crash conditions. "One of those will gauge speed," Dr. Croft adds, "and if you are gaining on the car in front of you at what the computer is programmed to...
Not Cartier, but non-allergenic and long-lasting: Worlds first diamond micromachines created at Sandia
...amond, in a manner compatible with current silicon chip
and surface micromachine manufacturing techniques. Diamond interests researchers because of its superior wear-resistant qualities, resistance to stiction -- a combination of stickiness and friction -- and potential as a biocompatible material that co...
No more shots?
...ntrolled-release microchips, these pharmacies on a chip
are part of a new wave of nanotechnology that is transforming modern medicine. The chips are slated for preclinical trials. (John T. Santini, Jr., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; MEDI 174, Monday, March 27, 1:01 p.m., ...
First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis
...graduate students attached the two proteins to the chip
by first applying an overlay onto the chips using a process known as photolithography, which is similar to lithography printing. This helped to define the channels and metal surface regions on the chip. Then the proteins were attached by using the el...
Researchers at Cedars-sinai find four more genes that may play a role in the development of malignant brain tumors
... brain cancers will be identified. At that time, a chip
specific to glial brain tumors may consist of 100 or 200 genes maybe more, maybe less but that chip
will be specific to the diagnosis of glial tumors. The same situation will exist for breast cancer, ...
Science, engineering and technology newstips
...iversity of California, Davis. "It's about taking chip
technology to the mechanical and optical domains,"...developed a miniature motor that can be built on a chip
and used to move a mirror less than 1/100 of an inch, or 1/5 of a millimeter, across. These mirrors ...
Submicrometer-scale metallic barcodes described by Penn State and Surromed
...genes in parallel at a series of tiny spots on the chip
surface. There has been a tremendous need for analogous technologies that operate in solution, and accordingly there has been substantial research and development effort in the area of encoded microparticles. However, the number of uniquely identif...
Teaching computers to replace lost sounds
... and the airliner. Hearing aids could connect to a chip
and work in the same fashion. Savic envisions that the technology would be useful to historians as well and would not be relegated to sound analysis alone. Anything that has a pattern to it could benefit from the technology. If historians had a page...
Chip design has potential as artificial retina
... human retinas, offering sight to the blind if the chip
works as planned. The cellular nonlinear network (CNN) analog computer chip
is integrated with a camera to produce an image processor. The innovation is the 1 cm-square CNN chi...
Researchers uncover brain patterns that differentiate humans from chimpanzees
...of DNA derived from about 18,000 human genes. The chip
DNA interacted with genetic material purified from brain and liver tissue collected from humans and non-human primates (including chimpanzees and macaque monkeys), allowing the researchers to measure and compare the levels of expression of each of th...
Writing nanopatterns with DNA inks
... that could lead to the ultimate high-density gene chip
because it takes gene chips to the limit of miniat...Science. "With this new tool, we can take a normal chip
thats made and sold today for studying a problem in genomics and miniaturize it to 1/100,000th of it...