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Mailman School shares new virus identification technologies

...tly, clinical samples must sometimes be sent great distances for analysis, and the sensitivity of the technologies and equipment in labs varies greatly. In an effort to address this, scientists from the Jerome L. and Dawn Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia Uni...

New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens

...sing ability. Crystalens corrects vision at all distances and in most cases eliminates the need for glasses ...s for everyday tasks. Its ability to focus at all distances frees most patients from the need for glasses following cataract surgery. In clinical trials, nearl...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots

...The authors recommend that patients traveling long distances prior to major surgery be told of the potential for increased risk of complications with blood clots. During the flight, patients can take preventive measures by staying well hydrated, exercising and wearing elastic compression stockings. High-risk p...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...rs examined tissue from the tumor at 1 cm and 5 cm distances from its visible edges. As expected, all 11 tumors had TC values of less than 70%. The assay the group developed also found tumor-like TC values in tissues that looked normal on standard laboratory analysis in nine of 11 tissues at the 1 cm point, ...

Flight stockings significantly reduce DVT risk, says research review

...t has become more common for people to travel long distances by air and concern about the risks of DVT have increased." Graduate compression stockings may be a relatively new concept for air travellers, but they have been around for thousands of years, according to Professor Hsieh. "There is evidence that the ...

Evacuation not automatically best for health during chemical incidents

... sheltered sets of residents lived similar average distances from the factory (565m and 572m respectively). The effects of severe chemical air pollution are similar to those of respiratory illness, say the authors - cough, for instance, or runny eyes. To distinguish cases - those whose symptoms were incident-...

NMR method rapidly solves 8 target genomic structures

...and correlated, and which are then used to measure distances between protons in order to calculate the molecular structure. GFT-NMR can be used for both steps, as described in three papers the UB group published within the past year in PNAS and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. "It's...

Researchers model avian flu outbreak, impact of interventions

... densities, household sizes, age distribution, and distances traveled to work. The models also included information about the flu virus, such as the possible contagiousness of an infected person. Ferguson and Longini noted that actual contagiousness would not be known before an outbreak. Although the models...

Internet may be answer to mammography crisis

...ity. "The ability to transmit mammograms over long distances could significantly help to solve the crisis in access to screening mammography, as well as improve the accuracy of interpretation of the examinations." According to a 2004 report from the Institute of Medicine, women's access to breast cancer screen...

Dentists report on new computerized tomography systems

...aradigm in dentistry shifts from landmarks, lines, distances and angles to surfaces, areas and volumes."They also added that "Orthodontists are beginning to appreciate the advantages that the third dimension gives to clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and patient education."...

Internet game provides breakthrough in predicting the spread of epidemics, report scientists

...wo kilometers a day. "But today people move great distances in short time periods, as well as short distances,...bserved movements of travelers amazingly well over distances from just a few kilometers to a few thousand. The study represents a major breakthrough for the math...

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

...r the technology is for telerobotic surgery across distances doctors in one city using the robot (to perform an operation) in another city. The first test of such a surgery was a successful trans-Atlantic gallbladder procedure, with the surgeon in New York and the patient in France. "It certainly could have a...

For some with partial spinal cord injury, two different therapies show positive results

...ated with faster walking speeds and longer walking distances at the six-month follow-up. "Although these results give an unexpected answer to the initial question, the study is important and ultimately successful, because it reaffirms the importance of controlled experiments, highlights major gaps in current ...

Should heart attack care be more like trauma care? Study suggests regional system could be feasible

...analyzing census data, hospital locations, driving distances and estimated driving times, The researchers also...gioplasty billing by hospitals, and driving times, distances and road routes derived from commercial geographical mapping software. The researchers added in time...

Going the extra mile for specialized heart attack care

...ociation's database of hospital locations, driving distances and estimated driving times. "The study puts in perspective what it would mean for patients to be diverted from the closest hospital to one that performs angioplasty," said senior author Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor o...

Neuroscientists discover new cell type that may help brain maintain memories of smells

...e to identify the axon and then follow it for long distances without damaging the Blanes cell. Once I could follow the axon as it coursed through the brain, it was relatively easy to see where it ended and where I should look for potential target cells. Because I knew where to look, this part of the project ...

Environmental chemicals implicated in cancer, say experts

...rganic pollutants (POPs), which disperse over long distances and bioaccumulate in the food chain. For humans the main source of OC exposure is from diet, primarily through meat and dairy products. Children are exposed to dioxin, a by-product of OCs, through food; dioxin and other POPs can also cross the plac...

EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients

...g waiting times and have to travel long and tiring distances to radiotherapy centres. The psychological impact of having a breast removed due to cancer has been well documented. However, new advances in reconstructive breast surgery can significantly improve a patient's confidence and well-being; unfortunately...

Hormone can predict pulmonary hypertension and potential death or survival

...h measurements led to decreased 6-minute walk test distances and increased mortality. More than one-fourth of the patients in the study cohort showed pulmonary hypertension readings above that level. "Despite the mixed nature of the study population, our data allows an estimation of the prevalence of pulmonary...

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

... not only help soldiers carry heavy loads for long distances but eventually also help create super-human combat gear. Dr. Kazerooni, who directs the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory at UC Berkeley, sees BLEEX as having wide range applications in the workforce and service industry, adding powe...

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(Date:11/10/2014)... appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and ... The small packets can be tossed into a washing ... or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks ... at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through ... children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... because of metastasis, yet progress in preventing and ... "It,s been particularly challenging to design drugs that ... in systems biology at Harvard Medical School. ... they,ve already metastasized." , Gujral and colleagues have ... researchers better understand how metastasis begins. Their findings ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in ... importantly, males and females greatly differ in their perceptual ... kinds of smell tests. , Sex differences ... social behaviors and may be connected to one,s perception ... and emotions. Thus, women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested ...
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