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Madison to host Ecologists Aug. 6-10

...orkshops, and a large exhibit hall. Exhibits will feature scientific texts and new publications, with a special focus on ecological technology. The meeting's theme was chosen as a tribute to one of the city's best known sons, Aldo Leopold, who was president of ESA when he died in 1948. Current preside...

From preventing disease to softening our ride, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve lives

... with alternate iterations of the playscape. "This feature will be particularly beneficial in providing a dynamic environment for long-term patients," says Johnson. Selected features of the hospital bed are protected by a collection of U.S. Design Patents 431,946; 432,330; 432,340; and 435,375. Faculty ...

NIAID events highlight global health research

...10th anniversary meeting, to be held May 7-9, will feature presentations by U.S. and international researchers on advances in vaccine and drug research, diagnostic testing, and the basic science of tropical infectious diseases, all made possible through ICTDR collaborations. The meeting agenda can be found ...

License agreement signed to commercialize intelligent hearing aid

...ss them in a way much like the human brain. A key feature of the new system is its ability to integrate signals from each ear so that a listener can focus on a desired voice while canceling out background noise. The concept for the intelligent hearing aid was developed by a team of 12 researchers at the uni...

UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males

...g new trends," Peterson said. The conference will feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker each of th... Committee, among others. The conference also will feature more than 40 workshops and lectures by child-protection professionals from throughout the country. W...

Medical imaging with Swiss Rolls

...MRI scanner with very little leakage. The crucial feature of the material is that it consists of a periodic array of structures each of which is much smaller than the wavelength of the radio-frequency fields it operates with. (see notes to editors 1). To demonstrate the potential of the new material, the te...

Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work

...hool district, not by individual school - a unique feature that eliminated the threat of so-called "contamination" by social mixing between students in the experimental and control groups. Teachers who taught the program were well trained; 100 percent of the assigned teachers received in-service training, a...

Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds

...p antibiotic resistance." Catheters are a common feature of hospital care, used by about four million hospital patients a year some time during their stay. Inserted into the urethra, they collect urine from patients who can't use a bathroom or need to have their urine output monitored. The chances of ge...

National Alcohol Screening Day (April 6) A national wake-up call

...iversity Dean of Students, the media briefing will feature remarks by Senator Joseph R. Biden of Delaware, Enoch Gordis, M.D., Director, NIAAA, Nelba Chavez, Ph.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Ms. Michelle Perry, a drinking driving crash survivor, and Mr. Jeffrey...

Synthetic rubber kills germs on contact

...athogens once the chlorine atoms are used up, this feature can be renewed simply by exposing the rubber to bleach, which provides the missing chlorine atoms. Rubber formulas can be given enhanced disease-fighting power by adding more N-halamine groups to their structure, Worley says. Based on prelimi...

Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems

... Medicine, who helped organize the event. "It will feature well-known M.D.s as well as naturopathic physicians who will talk about how experienced practitioners use these herbs in ways that are safe and hopefully effective. Following presentations on herbal and dietary treatments, responses from expert pract...

Cranfield pioneers back pain research

... surgeons' accuracy in decision making. The unique feature of this research is that the network will have an extensive explanation facility to explain to the surgeons how the decision was reached; this is believed to be the first in the world on this scale. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Michael Foy ha...

Study: Productivity can be increased even as baby boomers retire

...s or both. The multi-disciplinary conference will feature 20 papers by 25 economists, professors, institute directors, private consultants and academic researchers on a wide range of topics. These include issues related to disability, annuities, elderly women, family support of the aged, defined benefit vs...

AAPS co-sponsors FDA science forum

...APS Director of Scientific Affairs. The forum will feature plenary lectures and focused discussion groups that include FDA, industry, and university leaders in the field on the following topics: research on errors in medical care, the food safety initiative, postmarket surveillance, contemporary issues in ri...

Chemist Percy Julian captures spirit of black history celebration scientist

...ay. This article about his work is suggested as a feature for black history month. For further information, including interviews with scientists who worked with Julian, contact the ACS Communications office at the number listed on the release.) Like many African Americans of his generation, Percy Lavon...

Chemists take new approach to fighting resistance

...of answers. "Self-destructive" Antibiotic "A feature of antibiotics is that they are usually not metabolized in the body of the patient," explains Dr. Mobashery. "They are eliminated subsequently from the body and continue to select for resistant bacteria in the sewers and environment where they end up...

Drug combination shows potent punch against HIV in children

...atment regimen for children with HIV. One novel feature of the trial was that levels of efavirenz and another drug, nelfinavir, were measured in each child's bloodstream during the course of the study, and subsequent doses were individually adjusted to aim for better results in fighting the virus. Often i...

Club drugs take center stage in new national education and prevention initiative by NIDA and national partners

...rs, coffee shops, bookstores, and other locations, feature brain scans showing the sharp difference in human brain function for an individual who has never used drugs and one who used Ecstasy many times. NIDA and its partners also will distribute 250,000 copies of a Community Drug Alert Bulletin that expl...

HIV prevention program targets young gay men through social networks and peer support for safe sex

.... "A social focus was adopted as the organizing feature of this project because a sole focus on HIV and AIDS would not be very compelling to young gay men, and our findings show that in order to reach young gay men effectively, HIV prevention activities must be integrated into their social network and mus...

Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to host fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium

...ians and non-physicians, alike, the symposium will feature some of the world's most highly renowned experts in the area of skull base surgery. Topics to be covered at the three-day conference include pituitary tumors, fully endoscopic microsurgical procedures, radiosurgery, meningiomas, chordomas and more. A...

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