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Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...nd light exclusion; and self-cleaning for windows, mirrors and toilets. 9. Health monitoring: several nano-devices are being developed to keep track of daily changes in patients' physiological variables such as the levels of glucose, of carbon dioxide, and of cholesterol, without the need for drawing blood i...

Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease

... A2, the fatty product of COX-1 in platelets. This mirrors a similar balancing effect between COX-1 and COX-2, which has been noted in the case of blood clotting, blood pressure, and atherosclerosis. This suggests that suppression of thromboxane with low-dose aspirin could reduce the risk of heart disease if...

LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes

...urine and has the capacity to speak. It accurately mirrors human responses to such procedures as intubation, CPR, injection of medications, ventilation and catheterization. This complex mannequin is driven by medical gases, electricity, and computer software. In order to enlarge and improve the body of train...

NASH clinical research network launches trial for treatment of liver disease in children

..."The rise in the rates of NAFLD in children likely mirrors the increase in obesity, making it the most prevalent liver disease in American children today," says Joel E. Lavine, M.D., Ph.D., chair, NASH-CRN Pediatric Sub-committee and principal investigator for the center at the University of California, San ...

New microfluidic devices found to be effective method of in-vitro fertilization in mice

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Technology that more closely mirrors the natural fertilization process is showing promise as a new method of in-vitro fertilization, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found. The researchers found that microfluidics an emerging area of physics and biotechnolog...

Mirrors can trick the brain into recovering from persistent pain, research suggests

...tion of whether this system can be corrected using mirrors to trick the brain, researchers asked a number of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (a chronic debilitating condition affecting 10,000 20,000 patients in the UK at any one time) to carry out routine exercises in front of a mirror. More th...

European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment

...se and treat disease was becoming a reality. This mirrors a similar pattern in the electronics and materials sector. Gathering the leading European experts in the field from across academia and industry, the study set out to define the field, discuss the future impact on healthcare and society, assess the c...

Mice studies illustrate potential of chimp/human antibodies to protect against smallpox

...iveness against the monkeypox virus, which closely mirrors smallpox but is less virulent in humans. Currently, the smallpox virus exists in only two laboratories found in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Russia....

Flick of whiskers helps tease out brain's 'shadow' signaling system

...nimal's brain learns information from its whiskers mirrors the way people learn from their senses. Wang and Nedergaard found that with a puff of air on a whisker, astrocytes become activated pumped with calcium in the section of the brain that processes sensory input. The chemical step is a sign that the c...

May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...e a continuation of a trend that began in 1997 and mirrors national trends. Notably, of the 386,232 births that made up the sample, neonatal and maternal mortality rates did not improve despite increasing rates of repeat cesarean delivery during the years following the guideline revision. Contrary to the ...

Obesity in prostate cancer patients predicts cancer recurrence and progression

...tastatic than did non-obese patients. This finding mirrors results from a parallel study by M. D. Anderson researchers, reported last year in Clinical Cancer Research, that found that a history of weight gain or obesity at the time of diagnosis also played a role in how aggressive prostate cancer may become ...

UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

...for hormone-sensitive prostate cancer that closely mirrors the disease in humans. Researchers fed one group of mice a diet comprised of 20 percent fat with a healthy one-to-one ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. A second group of mice were fed the same diet but with the fat derived from mostly omega-6 ...

Malpractice concerns may deter Florida medical students from entering obstetrics and gynecology

...aduates in their chosen medical field. Florida mirrors a national trend of fewer medical students applying for ob/gyn residencies. The USF researchers hypothesized that student concerns about the rising cost of malpractice premiums and medical liability in Florida may contribute to the marked decline of...

T-ray breakthrough could make detecting disease far easier

...chieved using the conventional means of lenses and mirrors to focus the radiation. This limits the spot size of focused T-rays to a substantial fraction of a millimetre and this has made studies of small objects such as biological cells with high resolution are virtually impossible. But in their work the ...

Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap

...ty of Delaware using basic mechanical information, mirrors and advice to listen to the sound of ones own feet hitting the ground. The two studies underway in Dr. Davis' laboratory now are with runners who were selected for the study because they were experiencing or had been identified as high risk for one...

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

... Jr., M.D., who works with Dr. Vallow. This result mirrors findings of a 969-patient study reported in April 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine ( http://content.nejm.org/ ) (NEJM) which concluded that MRI detected contralateral breast tumors in 3.1 percent of patients that had been missed by mammogr...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...re is a fair amount of research that suggests that mirrors in a workout room can negatively affect how someon...eagues were surprised to find that the presence of mirrors in the exercise room didn't influence how the women felt during class. We expected the mirrors to ...

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