Tag: "plastic" at medical news
ICON issues survey of nanotechnology practices
...ontaining nanomaterials that are incorporated in a plastic
composite or other solid matrix, risks to consumers are believed to be minimal because the materials are locked up tight. But workers who make the products, and who handle the nanomaterials in raw form, face more risk of exposure. There remains lit...
National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees
...nd more comfortable than traditional glass or hard plastic
lenses. A significant part of his invention was the process for making the lenses. Inventors may be nominated by anyone for induction into the Hall of Fame, but they must hold a U.S. patent to be considered. The nominee's invention must have co...
'Shrug off' shoulder surgery myth, study suggests
... arthroplasty consists of placement of a metal and plastic
artificial joint similar to the ball-and-socket co...et, or scapula, is scraped clean and fitted with a plastic
mount, while the ball at the top of the humerus bone in the arm is replaced with a metal implant. ...
Few surgeons routinely refer breast cancer patients for reconstruction, U-M study finds
... the majority of their breast cancer patients to a plastic
surgeon prior to the initial surgery when the woma...ey referred patients considering a mastectomy to a plastic
surgeon before performing the mastectomy. The surgeons were identified from a population-based datab...
New asthma inhaler propellant effective, but costlier
... devices' metal canister once a week and clean the plastic
actuators with warm water. Not all of the new HFA inhaler products are ideal for everyone and health-care providers and their patients should be aware of important differences. Two brands of HFA inhalers contain ethanol. It may not be an appropriat...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...N) polymers. The new polymers include a textile, a plastic
and a rubber. Some of the materials continuously release small amounts of NO for months. NO dilates blood vessels and has other actions suggesting that it could reduce undesirable effects such as blood vessel scaring and narrowing that tend to occur ...
How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers
..."hard-wired," but there's no consensus on just how plastic
it is, Kalatsky said. Kalatsky and Dinse are w... have to understand the baseline and determine how plastic
the adult brain is on its own, and then you can to try to increase the level of plasticity through t...
Nerves controlling muscles are best repaired with similar nerves
...e researchers, led by Gregory H. Borschel, M.D., a plastic
and reconstructive surgeon at the School of Medicine and senior author of the paper, defines the question of this work as seeking to determine why motor nerves were regenerating more successfully than sensory nerves. Was it because of the nerve's own...
Patient's own platelets may speed up skin wound healing
...ist (ear, nose and throat specialist) and a facial plastic
surgeon completed the work while he was on faculty of the University of Minnesota. Hom and his team looked at how quickly skin wounds treated with a gel of their own platelets (autologous platelet gel or APG) compared with a control antibiotic oin...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...lves passing flexible needles constrained within a plastic
catheter loaded with metal tags down the working channel of a conventional endoscope. Two tags are placed into the wall of the stomach, one on each side of the defect. The threads are then locked together and cut. Precise stitch positioning is per...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...at when the device is inserted thanks to a special plastic
material used. The RFID system is the next step in a growing effort to develop less invasive wireless technologies for gastrointestinal diseases. Those include the PillCam, a small pill-sized wireless camera that takes photos as it goes through the...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...ts and loosen or remove jerseys; some schools have plastic
outdoor pools filled with ice for cool-downs after practice. Know the symptoms of heat illness: nausea, incoherence, fatigue, weakness, vomiting, muscle cramps, weak rapid pulse, visual disturbance. Contrary to popular belief, heat stroke vict...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...otential applications than rubber for your boot or plastic
coating for your floor, he noted. We can use those same molecules, but train them to get something very useful as far as high technology goes, he said. It's funny how research comes back in style, and we find new uses for 'old tools.'...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
... ways to help turn back the clock, UT Southwestern plastic
surgeons say. For hundreds of years, everyone ha... skin, said Dr. Joel Pessa, assistant professor of plastic
surgery and the studys lead author. In our studies, however, we were surprised to find that this is ...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
... critical component used in making polyethylene, a plastic
resin used to produce plastic
pipe, film, detergent bottles and food and beverage containers. S1H is the first and only commercial...
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