Tag: "plastic" at medical news
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory wins three R&D 100 awards
...re no solvents. A coating that makes possible plastic
display panels for electronics - If television scr...because oxygen and water vapor easily pass through plastic
to damage the electronics. But now, two ultra barrier coating products licensed to Vitex Systems In...
Scientists develop polymers with nitric-oxide releasing particles
... biomedical devices---such as tubing, equipment or plastic
bags which come in direct contact with blood during heart by-pass surgery, kidney dialysis or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Meyerhoff also hopes to use NO-releasing polymers to coat implantable blood sensors, currently under developme...
Cars and bridges that almost never rust
...anic' metals Washington D.C., August 20 -- A plastic
coating that virtually eliminates rust and corrosion which could help cars, bridges, pipelines and other metal structures last up to 10 times longer was described here today at the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world'...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
decoys that stop viruses
a vitamin for cancer prevention
n.... (AGFD 46, 3:20 p.m.) Can antioxidants beef up' plastic
wrap? - When you spy a steak that makes your mouth water, could it be because of the packaging? Rese...
Estimated costs of treating abnormal fat distribution and metabolic abnormalities in HIV-infected individuals
...e recombinant human growth hormone, liposuction or plastic
surgery. In the study, the costs for diagnosing FMMA were estimated to be $128.74 per patient. The total first year costs for diagnosing, treating and managing FMMA range from $410 for insulin resistance to $7,368 for abnormal fat distribution at th...
Chemical found in computer can cause allergy, sickness
...any. New research suggests that emissions from the plastic
of your computer's video monitor may be affecting ...l compound widely used as a flame retardant in the plastic
of video monitors and other products - is known to cause allergic reactions in some people. The reac...
Device is safer than tape or sutures in securing catheters in ill children
...atheter off the skin while holding the catheter in plastic
prongs. The device must be removed and replaced every week, and the dressing changed. In addition to StatLocks health benefits, Dr. Schears found lower costs associated with maintenance and complications. For instance, although total average costs we...
Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
... approximately 15 millimeters (about the size of a plastic
medicine cup), and bypassing a small segment of intestines by constructing a Y-shaped limb of small bowel. Patients lose weight because there is a decrease in caloric intake resulting from the reduced reservoir capacity of the small gastric pouch. Th...
Imperial College wins Queen's Anniversary Prize
...ce can be used in real surgery or in training with plastic
models or virtual-reality simulators. These techniques have also been applied to ascertain the effects of other factors, such as sleep deprivation, on a surgeon's performance, and to measure the effectiveness of new technologies and training methods....
Unergrad's invention may deliver life-saving medicine
...niversity student has developed tiny biodegradable plastic
particles that could be used in an aerosol spray to carry DNA vaccines and other important medications deep into human lungs. Eric Krauland, 21, a 1997 graduate of North Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., spent last summer in a lab at Johns Hopkin...
New materials could mean longer lasting artificial hips
...s in the fluid come in contact with the artificial plastic
surface, they "essentially turn inside out and flatten in order to stick as tightly as possible to the surface," Spencer said. "This makes them much less effective as lubricants and increases friction and wear in the hip implant." "Now that w...
From preventing disease to softening our ride, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve lives
...t for a transparent, scratch resistant coating for plastic
and metallic materials. Patent 6,072,018 was awarded June 6 and is licensed to Research Corporation Technologies. Caiguo. Gong, a Ph.D. graduate now at Exxon-Mobil, and Harry Gibson, Virginia Tech chemistry professor, received a patent for "Rever...
Chemical society convenes regional meeting in San Antonio, October 17-20
...10-691-8888). On display at the meeting will be a plastic
sport utility vehicle, the Baja, made by Automoti... protect surfaces exposed to the elements, and the plastic
skin eliminates the need for paint. Expected to hit the market in late 2002 and sell for $15,000 - $...
Study: Dental sealants for children on Medicaid can reduce dental costs
CHAPEL HILL Dental sealants -- the plastic
coatings applied to childrens teeth to reduce cavities -- cut the number of fillings and extractions children from poorer North Carolina families needed by about two-thirds, a unique new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. Use of...
New sensor upgrades artificial bomb sniffers
Researchers have developed a disposable plastic
sensor to enhance efficiency of the artificial nose, a high-tech sniffing device they hope will improve detection of bombs and landmines. Although experts predict that a practical device is at least five years away from actual use at airports, on bat...
Tissue engineering could become new coronary bypass
ANN ARBOR---A spongy plastic
material impregnated with two kinds of growth factor has been shown to encourage the formation of healthy new blood vessels in living rats, according to a tissue engineering research team at the University of Michigan. The ability to grow new blood ...
New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines
...lt and sensors, and simply forgets about the small plastic
camera. "Patients don't have to retrieve the camera," said Van Dam. It simply completes its path through the digestive tract and is passed in stool. The next day, the patient returns the belt, battery pack and recorder to the doctor, who downl...
Study: mouthguards work in protecting athletes from expensive injuries to teeth
...s and athletic trainers to recommend custom-fitted plastic
or rubber mouthguards for athletes to protect thei...ainst dental injuries in mens basketball, too. The plastic
or rubber devices, which act as cushions for teeth to absorb shock waves, apparently had no signific...
Adult stem cells from knee fat turned into cartilage, bone, fat cells
...e in reconstructive or cosmetic cases performed by plastic
surgeons," Wickham said. "The bone tissue could be used to repair bone defects caused by disease or trauma."Since cartilage is a tissue type that is poorly supplied by blood vessels, nerves and the lymphatic system, it has a very limited capacity for...
'Bird brains' take heart-our feathered friends are no slouch at cognition
...Griffin is necessarily using syntax when he orders plastic
cups in certain patterns and says word combinations that roughly correspond to human language (such as "green birdie," or "do you want grape?"). But she does think it's an example of "rule-governed behavior," the understanding that complex tasks must...
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