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Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue
...of epithelial tissue," said Adam Wax, professor of biomedical
engineering. "Being able to detect pre-cancer in epithelial tissues would therefore help prevent all types of cancer by catching it early, before it has a chance to develop further or spread." In some instances, the technique, known as "fa/LCI" (fr...
A remedy for what ails medicine
...the potential of women faculty in medicine and the biomedical
sciences. Five leading medical schools, Brandei...tential of women physicians and researchers in the biomedical
sciences. Everyone knows there is a problem, but we do not as yet have full and reliable answers to ...
University of Leicester research reveals rice bran could reduce risk of intestinal cancer
A study by biomedical
scientists at the University of Leicester has revealed for the first time that rice bran could reduce the risk of intestinal cancer. The research in the University's Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine has not been tested on humans,...
AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists
...roups traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical
research: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. Additionally, eligible candidates must be full-time graduate or medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty...
Help the Aged funds the University of Nottingham to research pain affecting older people
...een awarded funding this year by the Help the Aged biomedical
Research into Ageing programme, all of which are h...Help the Aged is committed to funding high quality biomedical
research through our Research into Ageing programme and we have funded 20 new projects in 2007. Unf...
NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery
...h Region at the forefront of the emerging field of biomedical
engineering, and establishes Canada's leadership role in image-guided robotic surgery," says U of C President Harvey Weingarten, PhD. "The Calgary Health Region considers the introduction of the neuroArm an historic moment in our ability to provide...
SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies
...ofessor of radiology and radiological sciences and biomedical
engineering and professor of physics, molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Gore is also the director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, which is focused on the development and application of ad...
Mayo Clinic research in cardiovascular disease presented at Experimental Biology 2007
...tes and the world. More than 12,000 biological and biomedical
scientists are expected to attend. The following summaries represent select Mayo presentations. Embargo times and dates vary per presentation. MAYO RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY ANTIOXIDANT MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN PROTECTION AGAINST CARDIOVASCULAR DISE...
India's DBT and IAVI forge partnership to develop 'next generation' vaccine candidates
...ntific knowledge, can we hope to solve the complex biomedical
problems of our times." The Indian Programme will complement the work of IAVI's Neutralizing Antibody Consortium (NAC), a team of internationally recognized scientists working on the neutralizing antibody challenge. Researchers believe an ideal A...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...rting research on vaccines, immunology and related biomedical
issues. The VAP aims to reduce the burden of vacci...ions clearly benefit both countries and the global biomedical
and public health research community more broadly," notes Dr. Glass. Many VAP-supported research p...
Scientists from the CIMA investigate a molecule for diagnosing hypertensive cardiopathy
...ose the soonest possible application of the latest biomedical
and biotechnological advances for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these pathologies. Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Prevention Cardiotrophin 1 as it intervenes in the earliest phases of hypertensive cardiopathy, if we act on it we ...
Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine
...ystem was developed by Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical
engineering students. During a two-semester course, the seven-student team fabricated a thin film that should melt quickly in a babys mouth, prompting the child to swallow the vaccine. The dissolved medication is coated with a material to protect i...
San Francisco VA researcher receives top Veterans Affairs award
...given in recognition of outstanding achievement in biomedical
research. It was named after the physician who ser...ed for his "exemplary service to the VA and to the biomedical
profession" as well as his contributions to the field of clinical magnetic resonance imaging. Wein...
Pioneering study maps attention, memory and language links in the human brain
...in April. The grant will take his career -- and biomedical
science -- in new directions. Christensen will use UA's state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities to map the areas and networks within the brain linked to language, attention and memory. The UA's advanced MRI is a non-invasive imag...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...SiGe Quantum Well Thermoelectrics - application to biomedical
device technologies."This project aims to develop thermoelectric device modules for application to biomedical
devices, such as hearing aids and pacemakers. In addition to tackling an important and pressing prob...
...idisciplinary research, especially in the field of biomedical
imaging" Professor Tim Wess, Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, said: "I congratulate Professor Drexler on this outstanding achievement. This award adds to Cardiff's internationally reputation for the highest standards of acade...
Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans
...c trend to apply high-energy physics technology to biomedical
imaging techniques. While medical physicists loo...d some data-acquisition problems that still plague biomedical
imaging. In conventional PET scans, patients receive a dose of short-lived radioactive material th...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...'s lead investigator and an associate professor of biomedical
engineering. "If you replace that instead with a c...that included Alexis Kuncel, a doctoral student in biomedical
engineering at Duke, and Scott Cooper, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic, with support from the ...
Medicalizing the human condition
...rowing number of possible diagnoses and increasing biomedical
enhancements, concerns about the future consequences of expanding medicalization. In the past few decades the impact of physicians on medicalization has diminished, contends Conrad. Instead, the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries, insuranc...
Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights
... and commercial lighting, and for certain types of biomedical
applications. Built of aluminum foil, sapphire and small amounts of gas, the panels are less than 1 millimeter thick, and can hang on a wall like picture frames, said Gary Eden, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the U. of I., and ...
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