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Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
...ing injuries can be minimized by developing better virtual
reality simulations for use in training firefighters. Other suggested ways to prevent injury and to cut cost include: robots for reconnaissance and firefighting; early (remote) sensing of firefighter injuries/illnesses; computer modeling of deployme...
Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain
...yed music in the scanner [fMRI], and then we hit a virtual
'mute' button," says first author David Kraemer, a graduate student in Dartmouth's Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. "We found that people couldn't help continuing the song in their heads, and when they did this, the auditory cortex remain...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...r reviewed journal BMC Pediatrics. Immersion in a virtual
world of monsters and aliens helps children feel l...and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. A virtual
reality game is a computer game especially designed to completely immerse the user in a simulated en...
Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty
...in a male dominated specialty. "It is clear that a virtual
ceiling composed of long, family unfriendly hours can be as hard to penetrate as one made of glass," they write. They point out that the gender disparity is all the more worrying, given that women now comprise 59% of medical school applicants and tha...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...e-art technology platform that works by creating a virtual
medical record from health plan claims data, drug claims data and lab test results. The system continually compares this patient data to the latest evidence-based medicine and standards of care, to identify treatment opportunities for those most at ...
Telemedicine is healthcare's new frontier
...y that it is now possible to envisage setting up a virtual
hospital in a patient's home, obtaining real-time teleconsulting and diagnosis from a remote location and transmitting clinical data and multimedia medical content from one location to a large number of geographically dispersed locations. ...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
...on of sound. Ear phones are perfect for creating a virtual
sound field using the York-Sydney team's method. Realism is only one benefit; the ability to place virtual
sounds anywhere around the head has applications in computer games and for producing earcons (the ac...
New theory chalenges current view of how brain stores long-term memory
...here are enough instances of memory storage in the virtual
absence of protein synthesis to compel consideration of alternative models," said Routtenberg. The authors noted that most of the evidence supporting the current view was obtained by studying the effects of certain drugs, called protein synthesis ...
Colon cancer screening with CT may also identify heart attack risk
...ographic (CT) colonography, more commonly known as virtual
colonoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure tha...ess costly than conventional colonoscopy. "With virtual
colonoscopy providing a less invasive approach to diagnosing colon cancer, we wanted to measure whet...
Virtual colonoscopy can help patients avoid conventional colonoscopy
...fidence score of an interpreting radiologist using virtual
colonoscopy. This suggests that virtual
colonoscopy may help determine if polyp removal is truly needed, thereby avoiding overuse of invasiv...
Virtual colonoscopy shows significant promise as colorectal cancer screening option
...ays AGA President Emmet B. Keeffe, MD. "While the virtual
aspect of the test sounds appealing, it isn't a panacea. CT colonography is associated with discomfort and still requires rigorous preparation, often the most daunting challenge to compliance. Many practical issues still need to be addressed, inclu...
Satellite view highlights Europe's changing landscape
...ne example of the information available from a new virtual
atlas of Europe's landscape based on satellite dat...in their neighbourhood." The first edition of the virtual
atlas based on 1990 data attracted more than 10 000 users. A dramatic increase in the number of user...
Tuberculosis drug combined with virtual reality therapy is effective in treating fear of heights
...o was given to study participants, followed by two virtual
reality sessions that simulated standing in a risi...methyl-D-aspartate) receptors. When combined with virtual
reality exposure therapy, DCS facilitates fear extinction in the acrophobic's brain. "Cognitive beha...
Advanced, precise radiation may boost limb-sparing therapy for sarcoma
...study holds up," Streeter said. To see the group's virtual
poster online, go to http://astro.abstractsnet.com/abstractdetail.wcs?handoutid=2404 ....
Research news from the AGA
...tudies published today show that widespread use of virtual
colonoscopy will ultimately decrease demand for tr... colorectal cancer screening rates, and "prepless" virtual
colonoscopy is as effective as the traditional method of colorectal cancer screening. These studies...
New scientific advances in gastroenterology
...k of cancer deaths and procedure-related deaths in virtual
colonoscopy as compared to traditional colonoscopy. Obesity. Several studies at the Meeting explore obesity: The link between heartburn, GERD and esophageal cancer in the obese; A correlation found between increased body mass index (BMI) and the r...
Model predicting colorectal cancer screening suggests higher mortality for virtual colonoscopy
ORLANDO (November 1, 2004) -- Analyses of virtual
colonoscopy found both procedure-related mortality...ity and the Portland VA Medical Center, found that virtual
colonoscopy, a test for colorectal cancer that relies on a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis, carrie...
New study lays to rest concerns about virtual colonoscopy as a screening tool
...shows. The study results lay to rest concerns that virtual
colonoscopy should not be used as a screening tool...ool in Madison. "Therefore it has been argued that virtual
colonoscopy should not be used as a screening tool if it misses these lesions," he said. However ...
Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed
...several years ago, with patients moving objects in virtual
reality. Now four groups of scientists have built ...ain signals are then used to control a physical or virtual
device that carries out a task according to the user's intent. Both methods have their advantages a...
Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company
...020, that figure is expected to double, creating a virtual
vision-loss epidemic. It is this current need, as well as the future threat, that prompted the DOE to create this artificial retina project. Under the research agreements, the institutions will jointly share intellectual property rights a...
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