Tag: "motors" at medical news

Mini-motor models nature, advances miniaturization technology

...g, chemicallypowered, molecular motor. Molecular motors enable bacteria and protozoa to speed through thei...ledge may help scientists understand the molecular motors in musclesand the thread-like hairs called cilia inside lungs and other organs. It mayalso have fut...

Put a polymer in your tank

...r can be used in all engines, from small two-cycle motors to large diesels, says Waters. Field tests are being conducted in California, Maryland and Wisconsin, as well as China, Japan and Ireland, says Trippe....

Students invent voice-activated grasping tool for disabled man

...cup firmly without crushing it. In addition, these motors did not require continuous electrical current to s...h preserves battery power. The students linked the motors to a series of cables and springs to enable the device to move the mans arm into position and help h...

Engineering researchers are designing the ultimate fabrics, for casual or military wear

...hirt for a blind user might include tiny vibrating motors that would provide cues about approaching objects. In addition to weaving fabrics to test as wearable computers, Martin and Jones are working on reducing the size and weight of batteries used to power the electronic components. They also are develop...

Myosin molecule walks like a person, experiment shows

...d. "It will be interesting to see whether all the motors move in the same way."...

Sensory cells for hearing and balance are fast-developing, UVA researchers find

...en the trap door channel; finally, tiny adaptation motors are formed that regulate sensitivity and allow sounds that range from a faint whisper to a booming cannon to be heard. The authors of the study said their work may mean a better understanding of congenital hearing and balance deficits in humans....

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2004 class of inventors

...tial analyzer, an analog computer using electrical motors to drive shafts and gears representing terms in an equation. It solved differential equations with as many as 18 independent variables. Harry Coover (1919- ) Superglue Coover's invention of a new class of adhesives has influenced medicine, industr...

Tiny molecular motors shed light on cell function, say Stanford researchers

...an be understood by figuring out how the molecular motors do the work to keep cells orderly. Spudich, bioche...is allow you to understand enough details of these motors to design small molecules to affect their function," said Spudich, who is also the Douglass M. and N...

New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices

... select brain areas," says Fee. "In addition, tiny motors in the device allow us to move the electrodes around by remote control, find electrical signals from individual nerve cells, and then record their patterns of activity." This setup is ideal for examining animals, like songbirds, during...

New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers

...hich have about 1,000 pieces - with gears, levers, motors and sensors. "Surgical robots will play a critical role in the future of medicine," Foulds says, "allowing surgeons to not only be more precise, but to routinely perform operations from remote locations." Studio learning promotes interaction among ...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
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(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
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