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JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults

...il now. In the latest round of innovation, vaccine designers reduced the amount of bacterial ingredient in the vaccine and found that effective immune protection could be achieved with fewer side effects. Traditionally, vaccines were made of either dead, or alive but weakened, versions of the "whole body" of...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...n based on science." In other words, designers of NICUs are taking into account things such as lighting, noise, and the physical layout of the facility, not only for the infants, but for the staff and families as well, Shepley explains. Modifications to NICU environments can reduce ...

A new understanding of how immune system targets disease

... immunodominance is conferred would enable vaccine designers to shift the immune system spotlight to parts of pathogens that they cannot change in efforts to escape detection. For example, a vaccine could be designed to target a protein fragment central to a virus's ability to reproduce, or to invade its prey....

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

The designers of heart disease trials should ensure that they recruit enough women to reveal reliably whether they are responding to the drugs in a different way from men, according to research published on line (Tuesday, 2 August) in Europe's leading cardiology ...

Orlando meeting highlights work about making systems, tools, and products safe and easy to use

...colleagues examined the responses of both interior designers and consumers to gauge the impact of room color in restaurants. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS OF INTEREST Development and Evaluation of a System for Wearable Audio Navigation Bruce N. Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology, et. al. Thursday, September 29, ...

From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants

... in a parallel computing subsystem allowing device designers or doctors to detect problems with the blood flow, such as high velocity gradients that can cause blood cell damage, or low velocity that could lead to thrombosis or coagulation. Based on the results of trials, by employing parallel computing the ana...

Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems

...r chips, which generate a great deal of heat. Chip designers are increasingly combining solid surfaces with softer organic materials, and understanding heat flow will be a key aspect of continuing to shrink the dimensions of chip components, the researchers say. The findings also provide more fundamental insig...

Web Forum launched for schizophrenia researchers

...ssisted by a team of science communicators and web designers who helped develop a similar website for Alzheimer's disease, after which it is modeled. NIMH will be co-hosting an event during the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting Washington, D.C. in late November that will acquaint neuroscientists with th...

UCSD researchers report results of children's backpack study

... carry backpacks." "Furthermore, manufacturers and designers of backpacks often try to optimize design based up...Murthy states. "Our shoulder loading data may help designers and engineers design a wider shoulder strap, for example, that will help spread the load of the back...

MRIs better at diagnosing needs for 'bionic ear' implants

...nts that contribute to biofilm development, giving designers some new information to help eliminate the problem. "We're also working on techniques to alter the surface structures of cochlear implants at the nano level to keep these biofilms from forming," Dr. Roland said. Other UT Southwestern researchers inv...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...l develop e-Science methodology and tools to allow designers of tiny electronic circuits to meet the very deman...frastructure and e-Science tools to enable circuit designers to share models that simulate nano-component behaviour and explore the implications for circuit desi...

State health department Web sites inaccessible to many, study finds

...ped to 34 percent in 2005. The authors say the web designers are making progress at narrowing the access gap, but "still have a long way to go before equal access is obtained." "Unless websites are configured in such a way that all Americans can share in the benefits of new technology, the advantages of the...

Estate of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene donates funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

...nternational distinction as one of the top fashion designers of the past 50 years. Mr. Beene, the founder of Geoffrey Beene Inc. died in 2004 at age 80 of complications from cancer. It was his wish that his estate should provide direct support for cancer research, and the creation of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer ...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- individualizing treatment for multiple myeloma patients

... Now that the mutations have been identified, drug designers may be able to fashion new therapies that are more specific to these genetic alterations and, therefore, less toxic, Dr. Bergsagel says. "These mutations represent good targets for drug development," he says....

RAND study finds walking more likely in neighborhoods with more 4-way intersections

...goal. "Our findings may provide some guidance to designers and urban planners as they try to create communities where people are encouraged to walk instead of always traveling by car," said Rob Boer, a RAND natural scientist and lead author of the study. "This is one of the first studies to test the notions ...

Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans

...id. Humphreys and his colleagues are also urging designers of alcohol treatment studies to stop excluding patients with drug problems. "Eighty percent of patients with alcohol problems use some sort of drug, so there is a strong case for including these patients in studies," he said. ...

New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers

...roduce a series of tools, that will help planners, designers and engineers decide the best way of adapting the ...C) funded project. Local authorities, planners, designers and engineers will be working with researchers to help realise the project goals. As well as incr...

Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site

... Previous roundtable participants have included designers Anna Fendi, Pierre Cardin and Laura Biagiotti, as well as fashion journalists, ambassadors and diplomats, among others. Fashion has the power to bridge or separate people, says Wilma King, associate professor of public relations at RIT and co-foun...

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