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Not Cartier, but non-allergenic and long-lasting: Worlds first diamond micromachines created at Sandia

...ullivan and Tom Friedmann, is to create a layering technology useful in increasing the life span and performance of micromachines. Says Friedmann, "Micromachines, for all their marvelously tiny size, are still machines. They're subject to wear, even if it's only at the micro level. Diamond is more wear-resistan...

Studies: New imaging technique improves X-rays of breast tissue

...ientists say. If further work on it succeeds, the technology could be used widely, the researchers say. A team ...r routine mammography, and so we have to make this technology clinically portable," she said. "Right now we think that's doable." Synchrotrons, like the one at B...

Results of NUVANCE (IL-4 receptor) in Phase I/II study in asthma patients featured at AAAAI Late-Breaker Abstract and Asthma Therapy Sessions

...reathing. Immunex scientists used recombinant DNA technology to produce a soluble IL-4 receptor, a molecule the company names NUVANCE. When IL-4 binds with NUVANCE instead of cell-surface IL-4R, the effects of IL-4 may be blocked....

Synthetic rubber kills germs on contact

...ses its disease-fighting ability. Worley's technology introduces a chemical structure called an N-halamine into the polystyrene molecules (which provide rigidity) present in a variety of synthetic rubber materials. N-halamines contain a receptor that binds chlorine atoms. The pathogen is killed when it ...

Psychologist finds low-cost methods to prevent pharmacy mistakes

...prescriptions are filled. Although automation and technology are often recommended to reduce human error, Grash...mprovements in accuracy didn't always require high technology and new computers. "People find they can till get the job done without a lot of high technology, so...

Purdue 'stealth compounds' attack cancer cells

...new method. "Companies are interested in the new technology because they already have potential compounds that could be delivered with this system," he says....

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

...ed prostate gland could benefit from new treatment technology developed by a senior scientist MD at the Departme...vices. A US patent (6,051,018) was issued for this technology April 18. Older men typically suffer prostate problems ranging from mild urinary obstruction to canc...

Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery

...n the East-West differences in countries with NICU technology that offers the possibility of life support for extremely premature infants, he said. Study results showed the majority of parents in all countries felt that discussion on the important aspects of therapy was adequate, but they also suggested comm...

Biomedical informatics research group develops teaching/diagnostic software

... as the Biomedical Informatics Research Group. The technology appears so successful the United States Department of Agriculture has funded the group with a Higher Education Challenge Grant to develop a diagnostic training module for food animal diseases using the technology. Bender began working on the project ...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

...ntly greater number of pens than a mere eight. The technology should be able to support hundreds, or even a thousand, of tiny nanopens working together at the same time to miniaturize electronic circuits, pattern precise arrays of organic and biomolecules such as DNA and put thousands of different medical senso...

Canada's leading arthritis investigators and practitioners meeting to discuss latest developments in arthritis research

...ks of Centres of Excellence, Canada's flagship and technology program. An integral part of the Network is its commitment to funding applied collaborative research projects....

Using PET scan technology to study alcohol's effects on the brain

...(including alcohol) research. The study used PET technology to scan and compare the effects of a moderately hi...none was an alcoholic. "This study uses a unique technology -- namely, PET scans -- that allows us to look at the effects of alcohol on brain function while the...

Millennium, Aventis Pharma form novel alliance

...nologies; transfer of key elements of Millennium's technology platform to Aventis to enhance its existing capabi...mation forms a world leading anti-inflammatory and technology development program. Together, we have the potential to create a portfolio of breakthrough products...

First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis

...n the development of the biochip. "Microelectronic technology and life sciences have historically been separate areas of research," Bashir says. "But applying micro- or even nano-electronic technologies and devices, such as these biochips, to life science problems will result in solutions that are low cost comp...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory wins three R&D 100 awards

...ntenance cycle. This real-time process monitoring technology can be used to ensure product quality and equipmen...a Systems Inc., of Richland, Wash., this dosimeter technology offers instantaneous readings that can be repeated. The measuring unit uses light instead of heat t...

Government needs to support 'e-medicine' to improve medical care

...ne" has undercut the potential of using electronic technology to deliver health-care services to the elderly and... encouraging the most expensive type of e-medicine technology interactive two-way video conferencing. Such interactive video requires special T1 lines that are...

Living in the pharmaceutical century

20th century advances in drug technology The American Chemical Society, the world's large...a history of 20th century medical advances and the technology that made them possible. The history is a product of the joint efforts of four ACS publications: Che...

OHSU researchers capture cell transmissions on tape for first time

... a mere 100 nanometers thin. Researchers used this technology to observe cells as vesicles surfaced, bonded with the cell membrane and were later released....

Most minorities don't reap benefits of California's strong labor market, according to UCSF researchers

...tes to benefit from the growth in jobs in the high technology sector because they are less likely than whites to have completed high school or college and much less likely than whites to report using a computer in their work places, she said. Among employed Californians, Latinos are 11 times more likely than w...

Harvard Medical School new digital library to feature MD Consult full text medical resources

...es will also maintain the resource. "Information technology and the Internet continue to revolutionize the way we practice and teach medicine -- playing an essential role in the advancement of basic science and clinical research, in innovative medical education, and in the quality and cost-effectiveness of cl...

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