Tag: "technologies" at medical news
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...der of DEKA Research & Development, which develops technologies
that enhance the quality of life. Following are descriptions of the companies' products and achievements and the names of the 22 people selected as this year's Heroes of Chemistry: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, The Woodlands, Texas, devel...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... no cure or treatment for those 30 percent." New technologies
being developed aim to change that by predicting the onset of seizures and immediately dispensing a chemical called a neurotransmitter directly to the area of the brain where the seizure is starting. The Purdue researchers will work with Dr. Robert...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...ernment researchers are pursuing a number of other technologies
that may ultimately permit precision indoor locati...PS systems; and radio homing devices. All of these technologies
were demonstrated at the workshop. The technology developed by a large team of faculty members and...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
... CAREER awardee who led the development of the new technologies
and is a co-author on the research. By studying tissue extracted from an area adjacent to the pancreas, the researchers were able to screen all 51 patients with little risk of inflammation or other complications. While clinical use is perhaps thr...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
... closely. The method combines two complementary technologies
developed by Backman and colleagues in his lab: fo... positive results in studies using the two optical technologies
for the early detection of colon cancer. In the colon cancer work, Backman has been collaborating wi...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
...) due to open in October 2007 will develop novel technologies
to trap and store greenhouse gases permanently and...oto-Valer, Director of the Centre, said: The novel technologies
developed at the Centre will enable the UK to meet its targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide (...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings
...tations onand demonstrations ofa number of leading technologies
for indoors tracking and location, including WPI's (see below). The workshop will also provide an assessment of the state of the field and the prognosis for viable commercial solutions. Keynote speakers will include Charles Dickinson, deputy assist...
Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
...uter or access the Internet. While several helpful technologies
have been created for those with physical disabilities, such as special switches that activate numerous hardware and software, one problem remainsturning the computer on and off. For months, we looked for a device for someone who lacks fine motor ...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...However, Gould cautioned: Alternative non-invasive technologies
such standard SPECT nuclear cardiac imaging and CT angiography have been proven to have comparable false positive results for different reasons. Pure PET or PET-CT done properly are the best non-invasive tests for early coronary heart disease or for...
Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8
...s vision of research, which includes revolutionary technologies
and evolutionary practices that can transform treatments and services for people with bipolar disorder, in a special report at 1 p.m., Thursday June 7. The latest information about bipolar disorder in children and the role of attention-deficit...
DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers
...l sciences will investigate the development of new technologies
and methods of treatment in regenerative medicine using nano and laser technology. The centre will be based in Hannover, Aachen and Rostock. (Host university: Hannover Medical School (MHH), Coordinator: Axel Haverich) Transregional Collaborative Re...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ician practices often implement health information technologies
without sufficient attention to workflow redesign, which can create new quality problems and adversely affect patient health. They assert that national policy makers and primary care practice owners should focus on maintaining and improving quality ...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...alif. It is gratifying to see how the tools and technologies
generated by the sequencing of the human genome are being used to uncover new strategies for treating genetic human disease, said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. This work also underscores the value of animal models in learning more ab...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...erapy forward. The project will also explore novel technologies
and approaches to understanding and developing treatments for retinal vascular and degenerative diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. A Promising New Approach A leading c...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...a growing effort to develop less invasive wireless technologies
for gastrointestinal diseases. Those include the P...ireless system that detects esophageal acids. Both technologies
are currently used by UT Southwestern gastroenterologists. Researchers have already successfully ...
OFT's value-based pricing scheme is well-founded, but could increase overall NHS drug spend
... "Under the new scheme the NHS will only take on technologies
if they are cost-effective that means the health benefits of using the technology must be greater than health displaced elsewhere in the NHS (due to the additional cost of the technology)," says Professor Claxton, who works in the Department of Econ...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...e past 10 years, significant advances in screening technologies
have led to the development of colonoscopes (long,...dical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. utilized current technologies
to study the colonoscopic polyp miss rate, comparing NBI to white light imaging. NBI changes the ...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...th quick recovery times. Among these preventative technologies
include CT scans, colonoscopies and X-rays. But with all of these available options in detecting abnormalities in patients, how does one choose which test to perform and whether it is worth the time to test on fast-acting ailments" Research present...
Malaria 2007 -- Progressing research, persisting challenges
...ancial and logistic challenges of implementing new technologies
for disease prevention and diagnosis; improvement in understanding risk factors and disease severity, particularly in children; and treatment and surveillance approaches in the face of evolving drug resistance." "Notably, few submitted manuscripts ...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...users perspective. FaceFX exploits a confluence of technologies
in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning to provide non-professional digital photographers with the power of professional touch up, without the need to learn complex software. Addressing every persons desire to look good, the team ...
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