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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...ts Agency. Hansen and Dr. David Hall, professor of electrical
engineeringand senior research associate at ARL, a...ow that a healthy heart exhibits complex, variable electrical
activityexcept for the period just before or during sudden cardiac death when itbecomes regular. Thi...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...n a seizure occurs. EEGs are tools used to measure electrical
activity within the brain. By using the algorithm,...t to the nerve cells which can trigger an abnormal electrical
discharge, causing a seizure. For patients with epilepsy, the implications of being able to ...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...eived and developed by Yongmin Kim, UWprofessor of electrical
engineering, and his research team. "The imageprocessor can be programmed for many applications, opening a new chapter inultrasound technology," Yongmin Kim said. The Siemens engineering team, ledby Jin Kim, vice president of research and developme...
Intralase Will Develop Laser Systems For Eye Surgery
...According to Gerard A. Mourou , U-M professor of electrical
engineering and computer science and the center's director, CUOS scientists will continue to conduct research on additional ultrafast laser medical applications in collaboration with the Kellogg Eye Center. In addition to NSF, basic research fu...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...d outside the head. The magnetic field induces an electrical
current in nearby regions of the brain. While TMS is often used to diagnose brain abnormalities, this report shows that it also can influence brain plasticity, or reorganization. This plasticity is thought to be responsible for much of the recovery...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...ron Inc. of Gaithersburg, MD. " Nerves conduct electrical
signals to the arms and legs. When this doesn't work properly, it is called neuropathy. This drug shows great promise to improve nerve conduction for patients with diabetic neuropathy," says Zachary Simmons, M.D., associate professor of medicine a...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
... theavailability of serotonin required to transmit electrical
signals in nervepathways affecting mood. The new findings suggest that drugs affecting specific signaling pathways in thebrain--pathways affected by serotonin in the case of paroxetine--can lead tochanges in particular personality characteristics. ...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
... that had been seen previously in studies of brain electrical
activityand attributed to the ACC. However, they also found that there was increasedACC activity during correct responses on trials where!! response competition occurred. This leads them to believe that the primarycontribution of the ACC to perform...
Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis
... with tetrodotoxin Kirsch and Betz now found that electrical
activity is required for glycine rece...ering. In a second step, they investigated whether electrical
activity induced by activation of the glycine receptor itself might be an important com...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...that result from generating,transmitting and using electrical
energy? BACKGROUND: Some limited studies had hinted at the possibility ofadverse health effects. And there was a good deal of public concern -- Is itsafe to live near transmission towers? Or cover my child with an electricblanket? Or make t...
Wired By Words
...ington (206-543-7974) will present newnon-invasive electrical
measurements of brain activity in 7-month-olds listeningto sounds from their native language (3aSC2). Kuhl proposes that a baby startsout as a "language universalist," but by the first year it becomes a "languagespecialist," in which its nerve cell...
Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures
...sustained. Seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical
activity in the brain. Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder marked by repeated seizures, affectsmore than 2 million Americans. Benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that includesdiazepam and lorazepam, are generally agreed to be the treatment of cho...
New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark
...dthat lightning can kill without a visible sign of electrical
current entering orleaving a person's body. ...ms exhibit external damage such asskin burns where electrical
currents have entered or exited the body, thescientists said. Some victims, however, show no sign o...
Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition
...echnology is that the sensordoes not have to be in electrical
contact to effect a measurement, but simplywithin the conductor's electric field, a key advantage over the largetransformers conventionally used for voltage measurement at power distributionsites. The EOHVS device offers substantial improvement over ...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
... The treatment was designed to block or destroy electrical
pathways in the heart that were firing erratically... the heart, doctors could "turn off" any misfiring electrical
circuits and stop the atrial flutter. But in some patients -- particularly larger people with larg...
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
...cle, synaptobrevin, in a configurationthat sets up electrical
and chemical forces that could promote membrane fusion.In addition, highly flexible helical structures in the complex, prone totwisting and bending, could cause strains that physically deform fatty layerswithin the two membranes, allowing them to mix...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...east tumor radar," said Allen Taflove,professor of electrical
and computer engineering at Northwestern's Robert ...ld of JackBridges, chairman of Interstitial and an electrical
engineer with 50 years ofexperience in industry and more than 60 patents to his credit. Bridges knew...
Researchers Splice Severed Spinal Cords
...ersity researchers have for the first timerestored electrical
nerve impulses in the severed spinal cord of a mam... Shi designed, the researchers thenapplied a small electrical
current to one end of the cord to stimulate nerveimpulses to travel towards the other end. Between f...
Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Chronic Pain In Cancer Patients, Say UT Southwestern Researchers
... practice of Chineseacupuncture, a newly developed electrical
nerve-stimulation technique may helpalleviate pain...n relief inpatients. During the procedure, a small electrical
current is passed through theneedles, apparently disrupting normal pain signals by stimulating local...
MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand
...irs built into itssilicon structure. Apply a small electrical
voltage to a given reservoir, andthe thin gold cap covering it dissolves, releasing the chemical inside. "The Nature paper shows that this basic concept works," said Dr. Cima,Sumitomo Electric Industries Professor of Ceramic Processing. "The...
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