Tag: "technology" at medical news
T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines
...hich could destroyHIV-infected cells. "We have the technology
to try this already," explained Ashton-Rickardt."Perhaps now we know how to use it."...
"Plugs" For Drugs Promise Mightier Medicines
...h andDevelopment Co. Ltd, the Weizmann Institute's technology
transfer arm. Prof. Fridkin holds the Lester B. Pearson Chair of Protein Research, and Prof.Shechter, the Charles H. Hollenberg Chair of Diabetes and MetabolicResearch....
Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids
...science of bioinformatics -- theuse of information technology
to answer complex biological questions -- will hel...o begin its work. "The acquisition of this amazing technology
is made possible by an anonymousdonor and an investment of approximately $1.4 million by Silicon Gra...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
... "Whilemany technical obstacles remain before the technology
is ready for human use,our results indicate it could be used to monitor perfusion through the heart,lungs and kidneys. In a previous study, we demonstrated the feasibility oflaser-polarized xenon to track regional cerebral blood flow through the bra...
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
...ethe protective clothing has been patented and the technology
purchased byHalosourceCorporation of Seattle, Washington. This research was funded, in part, by theNationalScience Foundation....
You Don't Need To Make Sperm Or Even Be Alive To Be A Father
The wild frontier of reproductive technology
has just got wilder. Last week, forthe first time, sperm taken from a dead man resulted in a human birth.Meanwhile, an Italian IVF specialist claims to have produced four babies usingsperm grown in the testes of rodents. Gaby Vernoff, whose h...
CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
...s used to screen women for breast cancer." The technology
measures calcium in the heart's arteries, which is a sign of atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits that can block arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. Determining the extent of calcium buildup may prove effective at detecting the...
Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'
... as theadvanced medical tools made from metal. The technology
could lead to greater precision for highly sensitive procedures,such as cataract surgery or neurosurgery, Lal said. It could also be used in thedevelopment of a genuine first in medicine: painless needles. "What I'm trying to do is promote a new sili...
NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause
...opment (NICHD) has usedsophisticated brain imaging technology
to show that estrogen alters brainactivation patte...versity School of Medicine, the researchers used a technology
known asfunctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which produces computer-generatedimages of the...
Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress
...ge A.O.Alleyne sees wider applications for vaccine technology
to improve health andreduce poverty. He has called for "a major effort for research, development,production and utilization of vaccines," through international and intersectoralcooperation. PAHO has encouraged regional collaborations to improve vacc...
New Teacher Award Honors NSF Program Director
...renowned scientist who has specialized indesign of technology
applications for people with disabilities. Scadden isblind. This new award was created in his honor by the Regional Alliance ofScience, Engineering and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities (RASEM) andby Science Education for Students With Dis...
Cordis Cardiology Introduces The MINI Crown Stent
... of stent embolization, Cordis proprietary Nesting technology
secures the MINI to the delivery balloon until it is deployed." "Clinical trial results show the MINI to be associated with a high rate of successful deployment, outstanding angiographic outcomes, and a very low rate of post-stenting major adverse...
Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack
...iduals are most likely tohave a heart attack. The technology
fits into a growing number of methods --invasive and noninvasive -- being developed that are based on the new knowledgethat plaque rupture is one of the major triggers of a heart attack." Other similar methods are intravascular ultrasound and magneti...
UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary
...itution money. Aspect MedicalSystems has developed technology
to measure a patient's level of consciousnessduring surgery. The monitor is useful for fast-tracking because it helpsanesthesia staff give patients just enough medicine so they are unconsciousduring surgery but in a state from which they can awaken s...
NASA Uses EAI Software In Groundbreaking Medical Application
...rty Vanderploeg, executive vicepresident and chief technology
officer at EAI. "NASA is one of the mostprominent research organizations in the world, and we are proud topartnerwith NASA experts as they strive to revolutionize doctor-patientcommunication and advance patient care." World2World is EAI's multi-user...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
...rs and hope the stroke wouldn't happen. But new technology
meant doctors at Wake Forest University Baptist Me...e of brain "surgery" is growing rapidly because of technology
that helps doctors get a better view of the vessels. The Medical Center is one of only six places ...
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
...elated expenditures over time. "Low-costassistive technology
and environmental interventions may prevent and postponemorbidity in the frail elderly," Mann said. "As our agingpopulation grows, obtaining definitive answers on the usefulness and costeffectiveness of these interventions become increasingly import...
Alga-Based Compound Promises Less Bleeding On The Battlefield
...product is a considerable improvement the existing technology
fordressings. Currently a gauze type material that...ports related injuries. Further application of the technology
may includethe cessation of bleeding associated with cardiac catheterization related toangioplasty a...
Ph.D. Degree Research Results In Patent For Low-Cost Pharmaceutical Filters Made From Seafood Waste
...to purify antibodies as well or better thanpresent technology
at lower cost," says Todd. Why was a wood science and forest products major doing research with seafoodwaste? NOT because of growing up in York County near the Chesapeake Bay andbeing aware of the abundance of seafood byproducts, Todd admits. "In h...
Heart Attack Victims More Likely To Survive When Taken To High-Volume Hospitals
...essor of medicine at Hopkins. Thepresence of high technology
equipment and specialists were less important. Th...ters. The study also found that: Hospital technology
did not matter as much as volume. After allowingfor volume, patients at hospitals that offer bypass...
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