Tag: "light" at medical news
Wartime spitfire strain test monitors stress on key heart artery - aortic aneurysm
... in industry. It looks at the patterns of coloured light
reflected from the surface of an object to gain a ...tion photoelectric stress analysis uses high tech light
sources and computer analysis to get an even more precise understanding of the stresses involved. H...
Physics World Digest August 2004: Eye surgery sharpens up
...rmanently this transparent membrane to ensure that light
is sharply focused on the retina. The information ...currently obtained by reflecting a narrow strip of light
that is shone into the patient's eye. The new technique, developed by Jos Almeida, Sandra Franco and...
Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics, study indicates
...ofile," Teixeira said. "This is quite important in light
of the growing diabetic population, and larger trials are warranted to confirm the findings." Why the soy protein worked as it did is not known, but Erdman theorizes that isoflavones, estrogen-like components in soy, may play a role because they are ...
ASU researchers demonstrate new nanotech effect - moving water molecules by light
...emonstrated the ability to move water molecules by light
-- a phenomenon they believe could have widespread...of Bioengineering. The use of an ordinary beam of light
to move water around without the need for potentially damaging electric fields, air bubbles (which c...
Highlights of Washington University Alzheimer's Research at National Conference
...ded from Alzheimer's research studies. However, in light
of their compelling findings to the contrary, the research team at Washington University already has begun incorporating these patients into their clinical trials....
Tufts professor launches program to mentor deaf students in state-of-the-art physics research
...melting of polymers, the interaction of X-rays and light
with polymers, mechanical properties of polymers, and the effects of thermal processing on the structure and ultimate properties of the polymers. An interdisciplinary team of professors and graduate students from Tufts is involved in the project, i...
3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor
...email@example.com ) predicts that the use of protons and light
ions such as carbon ions in radiation therapy will grow, as the costs of facilities with those tools is expected to be lower. (Session MO-C-BRB, Monday, July 26, 10 AM-12 PM.) HOW TO COVER THE MEETING The AAPM meeting webpage ( http://www.aapm.org...
Cancer cell detection technology wins Kaye Award for Hebrew University researchers
...ind a second enzyme that leads to the formation of light
by the system. When this happens, it is an indication that cancer was detected on the particles. The method is highly sensitive, indicating the presence of even miniscule numbers of cancer cells in pathological samples. It has been successfully app...
Nanoshells cancer treatment proves effective in first animal test
...ment uses a combination of harmless, near-infrared light
and benign, gold nanoshells to destroy tumors with...d just outside the visible spectrum, near-infrared light
passes harmlessly through soft tissue. In the treatment, nanoshells convert this light
into heat tha...
New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals
...University of Alabama at Birmingham. "However, in light
of the JNC 7 guidelines, which stress the importance of achieving goal blood pressure rates, physicians also need to know how effective a therapy is in helping a patient reach goal." ** Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects approxi...
Carbon monoxide from smoking helps keep arteries open following angioplasty
...to the legs. Patients were classified non-smokers, light
smokers (one to nine cigarettes a day), habitual smokers (10 to 20 cigarettes daily) or heavy smokers (more than 20 cigarettes daily). At six months and 12 months after the artery repairs, the treatment sites were measured to check for restenosis. R...
People with low incomes more likely to develop brain tumors
...ancer. Sherwood said that this study does not shed light
on the risk for people with high incomes, because information was not collected on the income of those not on Medicaid....
Broken halide lamps could cause sunburn
... in that particular type of lighting is broken, UV light
can filter out. Even one damaged bulb could cause ...lable as the standard lights, he said. And once a light
is damaged, no one may readily notice, said Schaffner, since the bulbs are typically inspected or re...
New era of colon screening emerging
...so uses integrated LED (light emitting diode) as a light
source in the tip of the scope, eliminating the need for fiber-optics and reducing repair costs. A complete screening or therapeutic colonoscopy was attempted in 72 patients with the ColonoSight. The success rate in reaching the cecum (the beginn...
Women's health research registry aims to improve women's health for future generations
... men, Dr. Bairey Merz adds. This is noteworthy in light
of current data showing that: Heart disease kills 50,000 more women than men each year; women smokers are more likely to develop lung cancer than men smokers; and three out of four people suffering from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis...
ESC highlights need for screening and global risk management as statins move over the counter in UK
... Statins not a stand-alone prevention measure In light
of this development, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) stresses the importance of viewing statins appropriately within the global risk management environment. Simvastatin, along with the other statins in its class, is a very effective treatm...
Three Harvard Medical School endowed chairs named simultaneously in sleep medicine
...s, for example, discovered the resetting effect of light
on the human circadian pacemaker and have shown that among totally blind people who completely lack conscious visual perception, there are a subset who retain normal circadian responsiveness to light. This response is mediated through the eyes and pe...
Parents' heart attack or stroke raises risk in their middle-aged children
...eart attack or stroke. Our results shed important light
on the true magnitude of the association between offspring and parental cardiovascular disease, said Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., first author on the study. Lloyd-Jones is assistant professor of preventive medicine and assistant professor of medicin...
Women and heart disease: The role of diabetes and hyperglycemia
...ith and without diabetes," the authors write. "In light
of [studies] highlighting the benefits of lipid-lowering medications, as well as data that show underutilization in individuals with diabetes and particularly women, clinicians should make special efforts not to neglect treatment of dyslipidemia in t...
Study shows new patient care process can decrease risk to children on mechanical ventilation
...entilated children, such as "awake" or "arouses to light
stimulation," and corresponding medication recommendations to achieve those desired behaviors. This goal-setting, based on objective criteria, allows for more consistency in the child's care across staffing shifts and ensures that each child is given...
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