Tag: "weapons" at medical news
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...ystems anddata fusion methods used to create smart weapons
and super sensitive surveillancesystems, can be used to combat disease, the two researchers say. Hall predicts that in about five years, a person could go to a physician'soffice and insert an arm or a leg into an acoustic measuring device thatwould...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...iversity of Florida psychiatrists are wielding new weapons
in the war against nicotine addiction: antidepressants. Part of a three-pronged approach that may include nicotine replacement therapy and counseling, the idea is to help smokers kick the habit by tackling addiction at its root: long-lasting...
The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked
... and writes that "...the enormous costs of nuclear weapons
must be weighed against the abysmal state of human...inds the diversion of scarce economic resources to weapons
of mass destruction even more incongruous. Professor Bhutta suggests that the only way to ensure a n...
New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks
...suspect that an enemy has a stockpile ofbiological weapons
and could vaccinate soldiers against some of these...bemore interested in using biological and chemical weapons
than in the past, thereport says. The 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway by the religiouscul...
Nerve Agent Sensor A Million Times More Sensitive
... Tokyo subway. Both compounds are reputedchemical weapons
in the arsenals of some countries. The sensor is described in the January 15 print edition of the peerreviewed journal Analytical Chemistry, published by the American ChemicalSociety, the world's largest scientific society. The web edition of t...
Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster
...from the common cold to those caused by biological weapons
or AIDS. "Animune's mission is to provide quality products for improving humanand animal health through natural enhancement of the immune system," said GregWilson, vice president of research and product development at Animune. "This n...
Medicine, international law and weapons
...1999 pp403-6 (Mortality associated with use of weapons
in armed conflicts, wartime atrocities and civilia...0 (Effect of type and transfer of conventional weapons
on civilian injuries: retrospective analysis of prospective data from Red Cross hospitals) BMJ Volu...
Nobel Laureate creates potent anticancer weapons
Nobel Laureate creates potent anticancer weapons
Synthesizes new drugs more powerful than Taxol® Two anticancer drugs, each estimated to be at least 100 times more powerful than the potent anticancer medication Taxol®, have been synthesized by a renowned Harvard University chemist. Th...
New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers
... the history of radiation exposures in the nuclear weapons
complex," Wing said....
Lawrence Livermore Lab pioneers advanced radiation treatment for cancer
... developed through advances resulting from nuclear weapons
research and with the multidisciplinary scientific expertise of a Department of Energy national laboratory. This is an excellent example of turning swords into plowshares." Peregrine has been under development at Lawrence Livermore since 1994, in...
Hand size counts in safe handgun use
...portance of ergonomics in relation to five issues: weapons
selection methods, upper body strength, recoil energy, bore axis, and hand size. All these factors are important, but only one - hand size - cannot be altered by individual choice or effort. Atkins assessed the hand size issue by defining two measure...
Tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism
... threat of nuclear terrorism is to abolish nuclear weapons
and establish strict international control of all ...ts effort to secure existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons
and materials, particularly in Russia, Pakistan, and India. The efforts of the al-Qaeda network to o...
Chemical attraction needed to launch an immune attack
...team led by UCSF scientists has determined how the weapons
producers of the immune system - the B cells that make antibodies - find the T cells they must team up with to attack invading pathogens. The discovery may provide a strategy to block autoimmune diseases, the study's leaders suggests. Chemical attra...
In heart failure, beta-blockers boost survival advantage for women
...ilure should be battling the disease with the same weapons
as men, says Jalal K. Ghali, M.D., director of clinical research at Cardiac Centers of Louisiana in Shreveport, who led the study that looked at the effect of beta-blockers on the combined endpoints of mortality and hospitalization. Women who took t...
NIAID study results support diluting smallpox vaccine stockpile to stretch supply
...is among the most potentially dangerous biological weapons
because it spreads from person to person and no effective treatment exists. Few people have full immunity to the virus anymore because in the absence of any new cases, the United States discontinued routine vaccinations three decades ago, and immun...
Research in fungal pathogenesis offers new hope of vaccine strategies for immunosupressed patients
...a metamorphosis in this pathogen, providing it new weapons
to penetrate into deeper tissues and organs. Unless Candida can adhere to such cells, it is quickly cleared from the bloodstream, and rendered harmless. Based on these concepts, Dr. Edwards and his group are developing new methods to assess the adh...
Physics tip sheet #11 - May 1, 2002
...on energy, and yields information on aging nuclear weapons
without having to test them. Physics News Update: http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/2002/split/587-2.html 4) Entanglement from noise M. Plenio and S. Huelga Physical Review Letters (Print issue: May 13, 2002) Quantum information processing usually ...
U-M study finds new target in war against graft-versus-host disease
...w something given to cure patients -- into lethal weapons
capable of killing them, says James L.M. Ferrara, M.D., director of the U-M Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and a professor of internal medicine and pediatrics in the U-M Medical School. Ferrara says the study calls into question a widely accept...
No extra disease seen in chemical-exposed Gulf War veterans
...eterans who were exposed to low levels of chemical weapons
and those not exposed, says Linda A. McCauley, Ph....ithin 50 kilometers of the site where the chemical weapons
were destroyed could have been exposed to low levels of the chemical warfare agent sarin, more compl...
Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
...sed in treatment and prevention after a biological weapons
attack are not in a form that children can take and have not been properly dosed for children. Personal protection equipment that would need to be worn by health care providers in the event of an attack would greatly impede the handling of small chi...