Tag: "wind" at medical news
Focus on our magnetic planet
...sphere. At its boundary, gusts in a non-stop solar wind
of atomic particles battle with the Earth's magnet...vealed heating by intense currents where the solar wind
pushes towards the magnetic poles in daytime. The three Swarm satellites will investigate this new e...
New marrow transplant method developed at Stanford may eliminate fatal side effects
... about half of the cases transplanted immune cells wind
up attacking the patient's body, as well as the cancer. In response to this problem, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a technique that can virtually eliminate this life-threatening complication, known as graft-...
Chernobyl disaster caused cancer cases in Sweden
...e of the radioactive emissions were carried by the wind
to Sweden. Heavy rain caused a relatively large amount, about 5 percent of the Cesium-137 released in the disaster, fell on Sweden, above all along the coastal area of Northern Sweden and northern central Sweden. The fallout in Sweden was unevenly di...
Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores
...ected by soil erosion mainly due to water but also wind
is 57.6 million hectares more than two thirds of the country. And our climate is such that large parts of the country are sensitive to wild fires." As a densely populated dryland zone, Mediterranean Europe would be vulnerable to desertification an...
Research with red tide toxin yields potential therapies for cystic fibrosis
...the concentration of red tide increases, waves and wind
disperse toxin particles into the air, causing irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, lips and tongue. After identifying the most potent of the red tide toxins, researchers asked a second question: Can the respiratory problems caused by the toxin be p...
Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services
...allow tracking of the spill, but combining it with wind
and wave Earth Observation and meteorological data enables a reliable forecast of its drift to be acted on. Mark Hollingsworth of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) discussed atmospheric data assimilation, revealing how t...
Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite
...pill detection, ship detection and measurements of wind
and wave fields, even a promising new demonstration of mapping Gulf Stream displacement using radar Doppler shifting. Envisat was praised as a worthy "toolbox" for polar research by Duncan Wingham of University College London. He recounted how resu...
Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances
... structure and height at the top of the hurricane, wind
and wave fields at the bottom, sea surface tempera...ure roughness of the sea surface and so derive the wind
fields just over it. Those winds converging on the low-pressure eye of the storm are what ultimatel...
Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water
...earch indicates that with riverbank filtration, we wind
up with fewer of these dangerous disinfection byproducts in the drinking water." Bouwer added, "Riverbank filtration doesn't completely eliminate the need for water treatment. But it should lower the treatment costs and reduce the risks of mixing chl...
UW to lead most comprehensive study of air pollution and cardiovascular disease
...ries in a community depending on such variables as wind
direction, geographic features and proximity to highways or other sources of pollution. The study will use existing air quality monitors in the cities under study, but also use new monitoring networks to characterize air pollution exposures down to t...
3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor
... to plan. "It's sort of like spray-painting in the wind
-- one has to aim differently," said Trofimov, whose work has won AAPM's Jack Fowler Junior Investigator Award, given to a researcher who has been in the field less than four years. The group's preliminary calculations show that a combination of "gat...
Remembrance of smells past
...and, a rustling of a bush, or a musky scent in the wind
even if you couldn't see it." "Advertising relies on the fact that memories are a set of associations rather than unitary chunks, where a picture of woman drinking a cocktail on a beach can stir up your own holiday memories, even if the only simila...
Heart disease kills more women annually than all cancers combined
...tely and for many, their first cardiac event could wind
up causing heart damage or death. "Women are referred for testing much less often than men are," Dr. Keller said. "Their risk factors are not addressed as aggressively. Cardiac disease has always been thought of as a male disease, even in the medica...
Illegal drug use causes painful complications for oncology patients
...medication for the fear that it will be misused or wind
up in the wrong hands. The oncology nurse can serve as a point person for both the suffering patient and the attending physician. We need to take care of all patients with pain. We should not deny comfort for the majority because we fear we might u...
Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards
...nce in developing systems that detect and warn for wind
shear and turbulence at airports and protect again...her conditions. Scientists are taking advantage of wind
directions and speeds that allow SF6 to be tracked from a release point directly toward the Pentagon...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
...batons that trigger electronic sounds or blow into wind
controllers that play synthesizers (see 2aMUb2). Joseph A. Paradiso of the MIT Media Lab ( email@example.com ) will review the status of electronic music controllers and present various examples of new musical interfaces developed at the MIT Media L...
Manual techniques may ease tough deliveries without need for episiotomy
... percent of infants who sustain such an injury can wind
up with permanent damage. Gurewitsch and colleagues compared the outcomes of more severe "stuck shoulder" births at Hopkins during deliveries between 1993 and 2003, and evaluated records from legal cases nationwide in which babies sustained pe...
'Ding' concussions require removal from the game
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 As the NFL playoffs wind
down and we approach the Superbowl, football fans are likely to hear announcers refer to a player as having a "ding" or "bell-ringer." However, in the high school athlete, a concussion is not a trivial event, according to a study published in the Jan...
UT Southwestern researchers discover first effective treatment for exercise disorder
...te of exercise, then achieved a spontaneous second wind
and a drop in heart rate by 35 beats per minute. The second wind
phenomenon is a hallmark of McArdle's disease. Patients who drank a sugared cola had about a 30 perc...
Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities
...the overpowering fragrance of mothballs in a large wind
tunnel could provide the key to improving air qual...on process. This process depends on street layout, wind
speed and other factors, and understanding it is vital to taking effective action to improve urban c...
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