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STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals

...icators included staggering, waving arms around or pulling away from healthcare staff trying to treat them. Violence towards healthcare staff and other professionals such as police officers and social security staff are an increasing part of daily life says Luck. We feel that the STAMP system provides...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...7 and have since covered an amazing 1 600 km, each pulling a 130-kg sledge holding supplies and equipment. Along the way, these two intrepid explorers are contributing to the preparation of the CryoSat-2 mission, which is due for launch in 2009, by measuring snow depths at regular intervals. These in turn wi...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

...without, they get very upset when they see the CEO pulling into the parking lot in a new Jaguar. "The price of gas has contributed to the perceptions of many that they are simply never going to get ahead," Hochwarter said.Hochwarters research is being prepared for presentation and publication....

Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job

...s that stabilize the shoulder and can be caused by pulling the arm out of place, by falls and other accidents. All 42 of the employees had been through surgery to repair their torn muscles or ligaments. All had already gone through weeks of traditional rehabilitation and physical therapy. Even so, none had...

Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2

...and have so far covered a staggering 2,500 km each pulling a 130-kg sledge holding supplies and equipment. Along the way these two intrepid explorers are contributing to the preparation of the CryoSat-2 mission by measuring snow depths at regular intervals. These data in turn will be used by scientists to as...

CryoSat-2 on the road to recovery

...r a punishing 110-day trek across the Arctic. Each pulling a 130-kg sledge holding supplies and equipment, the two intrepid explorers will 'walk' from an island off the coast of Siberia to southern Greenland a route never before considered. In support of the CryoSat-2 Project they will be taking valuable me...

Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients

...d to open the chest, and swallowing is restored by pulling the stomach to the neck and connecting it there to the remaining esophagus. THE is used to treat esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus with severe precancerous changes. It was originally developed at the University of Michigan as a surgical alter...

Exploring the molecular origin of blood clot flexibility

...led-coils. The researchers measured this change by pulling engineered strands of fibrinogen molecules using an atomic force microscope. This alpha-helical coiled-coil "spring" is a common motif in protein structure, first identified more than 50 years ago and so its stretchiness may have broader implications...

Two central mysteries in genome inheritance solved at UCSD

...orms the chromosome-spindle connection involved in pulling apart the two replicas of the duplicated genome du... incorrect spindle connections, and shuts down the pulling process when the connections are incorrect to ensure that each new cell has a complete set of chromo...

Weight loss through calorie restriction, but not exercise, may lead to bone loss

...imental to the calorie restriction group. Muscles pulling on bones during exercise is thought to produce strains in the skeleton that stimulate new bone production. "Our results are consistent with an osteoprotective effect of exercise-induced mechanical strain on the skeleton and consequent increase in bo...

Autoimmune disease triggered if T cells miss a single protein early on

...paper describing the discovery. "It is removing or pulling out autoreactive T cells. What this new study shows is if just one self-antigen is missing as the T cells go through the filter, it looks like this alone can lead to an autoimmune disease." "The finding supports the promise of treatments targeting ...

Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage

...hat a drug that blocks the pathway responsible for pulling cell fragments into the cell might not have serious side effects on the cell....

ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin

...problem by simply grabbing porphyrin molecules and pulling them in. "We showed that there is a dynamic relationship between ABCB6 and the levels of heme and porphyrin that helps to regulate the production of heme," Schuetz said. The team found that the increase in ABCB6 in mitochondrial membranes caused the...

New device may improve vision and mobility for people with tunnel vision

... that act as reverse binoculars, miniaturizing and pulling in the missing parts of their visual field, were suggested and tried in the past. "The minifying glasses make things so small that detailed visual information is sacrificed, so most patients have given up these spectacles, and the most used type was ...

Botox injections may improve facial-wound healing, minimize scars

...use wide scars are the result of the local muscles pulling the wound apart during the healing phase," he said. "Botulinum toxin temporarily weakens the surrounding muscles, thereby lessening the pull on the wound during the acute healing phase of the first 2-4 months." The trial involved 31 patients who had...

Students' device may improve chest closure after heart surgery

...nnect the sternum by piercing it with steel wires, pulling the bone segments together and twisting the wires tight. Because this half-century-old technique poses some risks to both the surgeon and the patient, undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University have invented a less intrusive and potentially safer...

Dramatic changes in US aging highlighted in new census, NIH report

...eport covers a wide range of topics and timelines, pulling together data from Census 2000 and previous censuses, nationally representative surveys and recent population projections. In addition to the data compiled by other federal agencies, including the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. De...

Researchers take aim at the causes of heart valve disease

...ting the mechanical stimulation -- the stretching, pulling and compressing -- as well as the fluid movements and pressures found inside a living heart. Grande-Allen's initial goal is to build bioreactors that can provide this stimulation and keep the tissues in pig heart valves alive for a period of weeks. P...

Structure of viral harpoon protein reveals how viruses enter cells

...mational (shape) change and collapses upon itself, pulling the virus against the host cell and fusing the viral membrane with the target cell's membrane. The fusion unleashes the viral RNA into the cell, which then hijacks the cell's machinery to make and spread more virus. "Because of F protein's central r...

Study finds implantable defibrillators as effective in women as in men

...ster Medical Center re-analyzed the MADIT II data, pulling out the data on women comparing the effects of ICD therapy in women and men. The analysis found that women have similar risk of both overall mortality and SCD following heart attack as men. The study also found that both genders get a similar benef...

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