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DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces

...nological era in which brain signals could control machines that augment and extend human capabilities in a way never before possible. Besides development of brain-controlled prosthetic limbs, neurosurgeons could apply brain-mapping enabled by the new technologies to aid surgeons in distinguishing healthy bra...

Researchers devise ways to reduce noise, improve sleep in nursing homes

...ecial hooks for curtains, and we even wrap the ice machines with a sound-deadening blanket to reduce noise." Researchers are also reducing television noise by moving the speakers from the TV set to the headboards of nursing home beds, eliminating the need for residents to turn up the volume too high. And they...

Cardiac MRI provides new 3-D images of beating heart

...ovascular MRI. Unlike similar facilities where MRI machines may be used for many different clinical problems, the Duke scanner is devoted entirely to imaging the heart. The DCMRC is directed by biomedical engineer Robert Judd, Ph.D., and cardiologist Raymond Kim, M.D. They say that MRI provides crisp 3-D vie...

Tiny nerves from the ribs may restore leg movement in spinal cord injury

... to test the robots in humans and determine if the machines are actually helping restore the ability to walk after spinal cord injury....

UNC study uncovers increasing shortage of pharmacists with growing population

... adopt newer technology such as robotic dispensing machines and electronic prescription submissions by doctors. A final recommendation in the report addresses the issue of establishing a new pharmacy school in the state. The UNC Board of Governors reviewed the report's findings and in March endorsed a plan f...

For determining protein structures, a new method boosts precision and speed in high-dimensional NMR

... take full advantage of the new, highest-field NMR machines and cryogenic probes, which reduce NMR measurement...of Science, Technology and Academic Research. NMR machines use very powerful magnetic fields to determine macromolecular structures. NMR experiments provide "n...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center launches human trial for prostate cancer vaccine

...netic vaccination. "The B lymphocytes are powerful machines for making antibodies. That is their role in life," said Zanetti. "It is estimated that the average B cell can produce 1,000 antibody molecules per second. That's potentially a lot of antigen being produced when a B lymphocyte is programmed for immun...

School lunch options crowd out fruits and vegetables

...s," Kubik and colleagues say. Campus snack vending machines can also make a difference in daily fruit consumpt...carte programs and seven schools had snack vending machines that could be used by students. Kubik and colleagues also examined the nutritional content of the fo...

Fifteen football players died during 2002 season, none from heatstroke, study finds

...ator on hand at games and practices, but since the machines are expensive, more research is needed before we could say that ought to happen in all states." A Yale University faculty member began the yearly football death and injury survey in 1931. It moved to Purdue University in 1942 and has been at UNC sin...

New fitness system turns couch potatoes into armchair troopers

...e technology offers an alternative to the exercise machines currently found in gyms or rehabilitation centres and provides a new way of achieving a healthier lifestyle. The idea of the Fitness System was developed by Birmingham based Exten Fitness Systems. However, it was when the company approached the Unive...

N.C. likely to face radiologic science workforce shortage

...ogic sciences workforce. "People who operate these machines or administer radiation therapy are not required by state law to possess any minimum educational or certification standards," said Susan Dyson, research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health S...

Heart-stopping drugs

...ide effects of open-heart surgery. The heart-lung machines used while the heart is stopped cause a variety of problems, such as damaging blood cells. In some cases, surgeons now use" off-pump" surgery, in which the heart is kept beating but a small area is mechanically immobilised. But this is not yet suitab...

NYU School of Medicine attracts a powerful MRI machine

...ay magnetic field. "These high-field strength machines are incredibly important to the future of our unde...y different realm of resolution." MRI machines work by causing certain atomic nuclei to wobble or resonate and this movement is picked up by a dete...

Assistance program for families of critically ill patients expands across the U.S.

...g on waiting room couches, and eating from vending machines takes its toll on family members, making life and death decisions more difficult. The CHEST Foundation and Eli Lilly and Company Foundation recognized this problem and created the Critical Care Family Assistance Program to provide families with stro...

Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign

...onaut fitness machines. Astronauts rely on fitness machines to stave off the wasting effects of long-term weightlessness. There are also two experiments flown by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics the latter in collaboration with the Moscow Institute for High Energy Density. These experim...

2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC

...al forms out of felt. Although industrial felting machines existed, Loxam-Kohl wanted to develop an automated method to produce a three-dimensional object directly from raw materials without cutting and stitching. Her machine has many industrial applications for making stereo speaker cones, panels to insula...

Binghamton University, RPI and Infotonics Center team up to form national packaging power

...tive working relationships across the region. New machines that will be thinner than the human hair, diagnostics that will function at the molecular level, electronics packaging materials that will be lighter, stronger, and more versatile than anything now known-these are just a few of the expected fruits of...

CT scans find tiny bladder, kidney & urinary cancers

... can be done using modern CT (computed tomography) machines now found in many large hospitals. That's the message that University of Michigan Health System radiologists will give this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, where they will present new findings on multi-detect...

A hot time for cold superconductors

... should lead to cheaper magnetic resonance imaging machines and other energy-efficient applications, say Los A...ice and even in veterinary hospitals." Today's MRI machines use niobium-alloy wires that are much more expensive than MgB2 wires and require costly liquid heliu...

UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech

...ally relatively noisy places, replete with beeping machines and the hum of conversation, and research by Gerhardt, DeCasper and others is raising awareness and questions about how the sounds "premies" are exposed to may influence normal growth and development, researchers said. Gerhardt said he began researc...

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