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Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries
... model - composed of pleather "skin," carpet foam, foam
sealer and other components - features a birth canal, a mock uterus connected to a pneumatic pump to simulate the natural pattern of uterine contractions and force from a mother's pushing, and flexible legs that can be moved to rotate the pelvis. Th...
SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping
...ly asphyxiating surface, a comforter placed over a foam
rubber mattress with a two-inch deep circular depression that would lie directly beneath the baby's face. When babies sleep face down on the surface, they "rebreath" air they have exhaled, and this air can have high amounts of carbon dioxide. A cathe...
Trouble sleeping in the hospital? Maybe it's that jackhammer
...sed room, instead of at the nurses' desk - Placing foam
rubber padding in the chart holders outside patient rooms and in the pneumatic tube document-delivery system - Replacing noisy roll-type paper towel dispensers with silent folded-towel dispensers - Routinely closing doors to patients' rooms - Modifyi...
Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
... the earliest version of the commercially licensed foam
were among products used in cleanup efforts at facilities contaminated with anthrax in New York and Washington, D.C. To give the researchers enough scientific confidence that the formulation would reliably stamp out SARS regardless of the circumstanc...
Rensselaer to open new Terahertz Research Center
...ced THz technology to uncover small defects in the foam
used for space shuttle insulation. Terahertz waves also offer enormous potential to find answers to problems as varied as asbestos or radiation contamination, or to search for landmines, plastic explosives, or weapons. There are also potential applic...
Household falls may produce more severe brain injuries in infants than previously thought
...er-inch-thick carpet padding and a four-inch-thick foam
pad, similar to a crib mattress. In additional te...hly unlikely that vigorous shaking or falls onto a foam
mattress from distances up to five feet would result in severe or fatal brain injuries; however, fiv...
ORNL adds three R&D 100 Awards to DOE lab-leading total
...ls, such as ceramics, composites, polymers, carbon foam
and concrete, to be used in designs. Knowledge of material strengths and weaknesses helps engineers set limits in structural designs so that certain materials are not used in conditions unsuitable to the strengths of that material. This system will p...
Whitewater death inspires students to create safer helmet
...ts protective power comes from three layers of EVA foam
installed inside the shell. Each layer consists of a different density of closed-cell material, which will not absorb water if the wearer falls into a stream. The shell is made of rugged ABS plastic. Plastic head coverings are usually produced throug...
Intensity modulated radiation therapy at Fox Chase Cancer Center
... is adequately centered in the treatment field. A foam
mold or cast is made of the patients lower trunk or seat area. The mold hardens and helps to immobilize the patient each day for treatment. CT scans and MRI images are taken and fused together to further pin-point the target. Fox Chase Cancer Ce...
Team studies use of Sandia technology to ensure 'farm-to-fork' safety of the nation's food supply
... as possible on this initiative. Decontamination foam
Sandia researcher Cecelia Williams is already ex...ansas State food scientist doing research with the foam
found a complete kill of unattached cells of common food-born pathogens. The real test will come whe...
Research of Percy Julian , First Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug, Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
...n, among them, apaper coating and a fire retardant foam
used widely in WWII to extinguishgasoline fires. In the biomedical area, Julian's research made it possible toproduce large quantities of synthetic progesterone and hydrocortisone at lowcost. In 1953, he established the Julian Laboratories, a succ...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...the video screenand off his hands while suturing a foam
sponge; finally, all of thoseyouthful hours spent ...w to use the endostitch, so my times on the suture foam
wereslower." Both residents said that the checkerboard drill - in which leadletters are picked up wi...