Tag: "wave" at medical news
No more shots?
...hips, these pharmacies on a chip are part of a new wave
of nanotechnology that is transforming modern medicine. The chips are slated for preclinical trials. (John T. Santini, Jr., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; MEDI 174, Monday, March 27, 1:01 p.m., Moscone Center, Rooms 1...
The silent time bomb: divorce, health care and the baby boom generation
... will be one in five with the arrival of the first wave
of boomers, children born in the euphoria and pros...one and published in Demography, studied the first wave
of the Assets and Health Dynamics of the Elderly (AHEAD) survey, which looked at community residents...
Memorizing in your sleep
...ep, passing through successive stages known asslow wave
and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. During slow wave
sleep, zif-268turned off in all rats, regardless of which environment they had experienced. During R...
Nanomolecular 'smart bombs' seek and destroy cancer cells
...ate on finding ways to use ultrafastlaser or sound wave
energy pulses to release anti-cancer drugs stored insidedendrimers. Others from the U-M Medical School involved in the project include Brian Athey,Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology; Stephen Ethier, Ph.D.,associate professor of ra...
Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?
...e identified. Comparing the newborn brain wave
patterns of the three groups, theresearchers spott...and other skills. At birth,five of these had brain wave
patterns similar to those of the dyslexic children. Rod Nicolson, an expert on dyslexic children at ...
New coating could lead to safer, more convenient asthma drugs
...h said. "It shoots out like a littlejet in a shock wave
and coats the drug particles." Talton said the polymer-coated drugs performed well in laboratory tests as wellas in testing in rats. Although the polymer coating will require extensivetesting in humans before it is approved for the marketplace, it is...
Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge
about children's daily experiences
...ge andthe Family, the findings represent the first wave
of data from an on-goingproject to examine how parents' work affects family life and, in turn, child andadolescent development, particularly the middle childhood years. The Penn State Family Relationships Project, in the journal article,r...
Scientists at Children's Hospital and Brandeis use video games to unlock secrets of the brain's sense of direction
...ave, is associated with relaxation, while a slower wave
of 4 to 7 cycles persecond, the theta wave, seems to be important in spatial learning. In epilepsy's four million American sufferers, brain waves turn into miniatureelectrical storms that sweep across the brain. People with mild epilepsy can betreat...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...are fed. So,this device times the counterpulsation wave
so that it occurs right during theheart's relaxation phase, giving a surge of blood back to the heart that itotherwise would not be able to develop. The thought is, if you do this over andover, patients would be able to achieve improved blood flow." ...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...ystem Saves Lives When a particularly brutal heat wave
struck in 1995, the newly installedPhiladelphia Hot Weather -- Health Watch/Warning System -- developed at UD and run bythe city's Department of Public Health-"undoubtedly saved many lives," Kalksteinsays. If conditions threaten human health, Philade...
Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired
...ally hears is littleor no sound at all; each sound wave
is the opposite of the other and they canceleach other out. Spindel said he envisions a human prototype with a separate external controldevice used to tune in the desired frequencies and tune out unwanted sounds andnoise. Changes in the settings wou...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
... distal ureteralstone removal: extracorporal shock wave
lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy orURS (passage of a viewing tube and crushing device up the ureter). They treated80 patients with distal ureteral stones. Forty had stones smaller than 5millimeters and 40 larger. Following ureteroscopy, surgeo...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...said Dr. Shaber. In my opinion, it is the wave
of the future. Currently, an estimated 70 percent of all diagnostic exams are performed using conventional film-based radiography because of its functionality and high image quality. Film-based systems, however, can be indirect...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...inding, if confirmed, could point the way to a new wave
of drugs withfewer side effects for contraception, hormone replacement therapy, breastand prostate cancer, inflammation, osteoporosis and endometriosis, saidthe researchers. The scientists published their findings in the Aug. 6 issue of the ...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...s comment on lessons learned from the Chicago heat wave
of 1995. "Although heat stroke is amenable to med...essments of community response to the Chicago heat wave
of 1995 and the Memphis, Tenn., heat wave
of 1980, Dr. Kellermann and Dr. Todd make the following su...
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