Tag: "airport" at medical news
Decorated professor adds Farfel Award to his long list of honors
... research that explains how he's working to reduce airport
delays by saving time between aircrafts during takeoffs and during landings by speeding the breakdown of vortices to turbulence between planes, visit http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/nr/2006/12dec/121306fhussain.html . Hussain has published more th...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...technologies. His vision for the future includes airport
x-ray style devices that "fry" excess fat with a laser. An overweight patient simply walks through the device and emerges several pounds lighter. No side effects are seen apart from the resizing of his wardrobe. Patients with chronic diseases who n...
Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, clinical trial concludes
...these children typically could not walk through an airport
or a mall without using a wheelchair. They would j... a lot of these families, the kids ran through the airport
and now the parents could barely keep up."...
NHLBI offers complete guide to physical activity for a healthy heart
...el, walk around the train station, bus station, or airport
rather than sitting and waiting. In addition to providing information on protecting your heart, the guide also addresses the many other benefits of regular physical activity like burning extra calories, building stamina, improving balance, streng...
Patients receiving treatment with radioisotopes may trigger security alarms
...ice follows the case of a patient who activated an airport
radiation detector six weeks after receiacving radioiodine therapy. He was detained and subjected to extensive search and questioning. Luckily he was carrying his treatment card with him and was released after a prolonged delay and considerable embar...
Chemical guidance of T cells leads to immunologic memory and long-term immunity
...ls concentrate. Think of the lymph node as a large airport
terminal and the CD8+ T cells as the arriving passengers, says Dr. Germain. If passengers know that limo drivers will meet them in the terminal, they will look for their drivers upon arrival. Rather than hoping to run into each other by chance, the d...
Visual research seeks to cut through clutter
...essy drawer? Just imagine the difficulty faced by airport
baggage checkers search for weapons amid a jumbled...oked for the animal." What does this mean for the airport
baggage screener searching for guns or knives? The complexity, and not the familiarity, of the objec...
Airport screening unlikely to prevent spread of SARS or influenza
... principal route of international spread. Although airport
entry screening has been advocated, its benefit is currently unknown. Using the incubation periods for influenza and SARS, researchers at the Health Protection Agency estimated the proportion of passengers with latent infection who would develop symp...
Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface
...lothes orthe doors of a truck) in mass transit and airport
settings. Called Surface Laser Photofragmentation-Fragment DetectionSpectroscopy (SLP-FD), the laser system breaks up molecules on asurface and creates fragments of nitric oxide (NO), which is presentat various levels in different explosives. A la...
Implantable chips bear promise, but privacy standards needed
...ergo magnetic resonance imaging and passes through airport
security systems without incident. But one of the greatest potential hurdles to widespread adoption may be psychological. "It is clear there are philosophical consequences to having a lifelong implanted identifier. Friends and associates have comment...
Patients receiving radioisotope scans could trigger false security alarms at airports
...lse alarms and avoid unnecessary interrogations by airport
Exposure to aircraft noise may affect children's reading and memory
...s were followed up prospectively as the old Munich airport
was replaced by a new international facility. Children attending schools near the airport
improved their reading scores and cognitive memory performance as the airport
shut down, while child...