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Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds

...ailability of needle safety devices -- designed to shield the needle afterit punctures the skin -- did not p...ed after the needle was used but before the safety shield was put inplace. The authors also noted that in subsequent surveys many students reported thatthey f...

Penn study shows that head trauma produces Alzheimer's-like neurodegeneration

... Despite the brain's built-in elasticity to help shield it from damage,the scientists found that their induced injury was sufficient to produce animmediate break in the nerve fibers (axons) connecting neurons -- much likewould occur if one were to stretch a cooked spaghetti noodle until it finallysnapped ...

Turning off cancer shield may allow safer cancer therapy

... drug. Because it turns off healthy cells' primary shield against cancer-causingradiation damage, the treatment strategy carries a theoretical risk. But theresearchers showed that the effects of pifithrin were temporary and reversible,and none of the 30 test animals that survived radiation and pifithrin tre...

Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery

...numerous controlled openings ("windows") along its shield and is fed along its entire length to produce in o...the enlarged transitional zone. The windows in the shield are insulated with a low-loss dielectric that prevents ohmic paths and stops "shorts" across the win...

Prying eyes? Researchers can keep it confidential

...and authors are protected by: court rulings state shield laws and constitutional provisions, including the First Amendment right to free speech. Usually, according to the study, courts use a three-part test to measure the balance between society's need for evidence and the need to protect confidential info...

Vaccination delays onset of prion brain disease in mice

...the evidence that these antibodies can potentially shield the body from the disease. "In effect, there was a therapeutic response in the animals who received the vaccine. They took longer to get sick," says Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Pathology, and Psychiatry at NYU Scho...

Repressing anxiety may protect against stress disorders

...e repressive coping style is an inauthentic way to shield oneself from the fullness of an experience, even a trauma, while others say repression can be a good problem-solving tool in a stressful circumstance. "In these cases, the repressor is able to approach the trauma-induced emotions and cognitions grad...

Allentown chemist wins national award for plastic polymer inventions

...d on the football field, for example as a formable shield for a quarterback's rib injury." Robeson's orthopedic compound is only one of many polymers he has developed to solve problems. In the 1970s, while working for Union Carbide, he formulated one of the first materials for flame-retardant television cab...

Physics and medicine in San Diego

...radiation, the barium compound acts as an internal shield that absorbs errant radiation. A study that simulated a CT scan of a pregnant woman showed that ingesting a 40 percent solution of barium sulfate would decrease the fetal dose to a negligible level, so that even high-quality CT imaging could be perf...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover that donor kidney protects itself in new body

...a new body by turning on a protective mechanism to shield it from the hostile environment of the patient's immune system. The results are published in this month's American Journal of Transplantation. Says Mark Stegall, M.D., head of the transplant team that studied kidney genes' response to transplantation...

Sandia nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs

...dal process would be to find a chemical that would shield the mitochondria from these intruders. Unexpected bursts of light The observation technique developed at Sandia to test for such effects came about almost by accident. In the innovative lab arrangement already developed by Gourley's group, a microp...

NYU School of Medicine attracts a powerful MRI machine

...f Medicine eagerly await the delivery of the steel shield and the magnet that will follow. He expects the M...e earth's magnetic field. The octagon-shaped steel shield surrounding the magnet will contain its stray magnetic field. "These high-field strength machin...

Neutron detector under development to monitor spacecraft radiation

...e not deterred by the typical heavy materials that shield astronauts from charged particles, but rather by things that contain hydrogen, like water," Maurer said. "Future shielding against neutrons could include water, or possibly a room inside an outpost's water supply." Damage from neutrons can also be a...

Major cause of painful gastroenteritis under study at MCG

...'s attention because it has a crystal-like protein shield on its surface that enables it to escape the immun...the cells can be transported and assembled in this shield on the outside of the cell," he said. In addition to the NIH grant Dr. Thompson just received to pur...

HIV: A sugar shield to evade host defences

... adaptation strategy, based on the deployment of a shield of complex carbohydrates (glycans) to block antibody binding and thus provide protection against the host immune response. Among the mutations randomly affecting the genome as a whole, those which influence the genes essential for viral survival and...

Child safety restraint use increasing in auto trips

...ost of these 3-year-olds moved from seat belts and shield booster seats to child safety seats with a harness, according to Flaura K. Winston, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of TraumaLink at Children's Hospital and principal investigator for PCPS. She added that 2003 data indicate these favorable trends ar...

Rice engineers demo first T-ray endoscope

...checking for defects under the insulation and heat shield of NASA's space shuttle. In all T-wave applications today, the beam must be aimed directly from the wave generator at the spot to be sensed. Anything that needs to be scanned has to be moved in front of the beam. Moving the beam isn't practical becau...

Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

..."Basalt is a massive reflector, functioning like a shield between the surface and the hydrocarbon reservoirs. We can't work on surface basalt the baseplate simply jumps back but there are optimal design geometries we can use for buried basalt layers using selected angles of incidence for the seismic waves...

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