Tag: "thermal" at medical news
Exercise in cold water may increase appetite, UF study finds
...y people, particularly those with joint disorders, thermal
regulatory problems and balance or coordination difficulties," she said. "However, an earlier study reported that women who swam did not lose as much weight as those who jogged or cycled." For her study, published in February in the International Jo...
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
...ry is not a great option because there is a rim of thermal
injury around the tip of the cautery blade that can theoretically injure facial nerve branches," Dr. Gourin says. The harmonic scalpel, which uses ultrasonic vibrations instead of electricity to coagulate tissue, doesn't have this potential for colla...
Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future
...re two kinds of solar energy establishments: solar thermal
plants which concentrate heat from the Sun, and photovoltaic plants that convert sunlight into electricity. In both cases precise, long-term irradiance data is needed for choosing plant locations and estimates of likely energy yield for prospective ...
ORNL wins three R&D 100s
... need for a temperature-mapping tool that collects thermal
data without disturbing the environment of the highly automated modern production path. The wafer can return a contour map of temperature data to show hot or cold spots on bake plates, analyze trends in temperature and create an animated movie of tem...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
... acoustic tests were carried out CryoSat underwent thermal
balance and vacuum testing. This part of the programme ensured that the satellite will function properly in the harsh environment that space presents. The spacecraft was oriented in various positions in the 'Sun chamber' to simulate, as accurately as...
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...gime of mechanical forces on the ice coincide with thermal
forcing amplified by global warming. With steadily increasing emissions of greenhouse gasses we are dangerously interfering with a delicate system. And that's the technocratic way of putting it. To me it is not a system it is nature. And that is som...
Launch milestone achieved: Last-ever look at CryoSat
...had been checked and the outer fabric-layer of the thermal
insulation blanket had been adjusted, the final 'r...s will be performed on the Breeze stage before the thermal
cover and ventilation system are added. Then, on Saturday 1 October, the Breeze carrying CryoSat wil...
Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems
... in a cup of hot soup. "Liquids generally have low thermal
conductivity when compared to solids," says Pawel ...But this conventional wisdom refers only to "bulk" thermal
conductivity, which occurs at the macroscale. In nanoscale materials, the conductivity across interf...
News tips from The Journal of Neuroscience
...e inflammatory stimulus increased sensitivities to thermal
and mechanical stimuli, but FIN delivery before inflammation reduced only thermal
hyperalgesia. The upregulation of neurosteroids by peripheral inflammation provides support for sepa...
MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance
...t is eventually emitted back into space at longer, thermal
wavelengths invisible to the human eye but capable of detection by sophisticated sensors. What GERB does is continuously measure the sunlight reflected or scattered back from the Earth plus the heat radiation radiating from it. First it measures th...
Penn to test new thermal energy procedure to reduce asthmatic symptoms
...e airway, which causes the spasm, is reduced using thermal
energy. "Even though the smooth muscle in your air... routine procedure, and by generating and applying thermal
energy, will reduce areas of underlying smooth muscle in the small to medium size airways with a new...
Space suit technology can protect workers from heatstroke
... Safe&Cool project, is to develop a higher quality thermal
and moisture management layer for protective cloth...stly a special 3D-textile structure is used in the thermal
and moisture management layer to replace the interliner and moisture barrier of classical three-laye...
Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data
...ired with support from this grant and will include thermal
cameras, 3-D geometry video cameras and multimodality brain activity scanners. This hybrid system will be capable of integrating MRI and CT scans, as well as live neurophysiological data collected at remote collaborating institutions. "This grant ...
Researchers identify potential targets for new pain therapies
...threshold for withdrawal from these mechanical and thermal
stimuli," Gereau says. "The knockout mice don't develop this hypersensitivity after inflammation because they lack the Kv4.2 potassium channel that is affected by ERK. But in normal mice, ERK inhibits Kv4.2, so they become more sensitive after inflam...
Bronchial thermoplasty offers significant improvement for asthmatics in small study
...-minute procedure, doctors applied radio frequency thermal
energy directly to the airway through a bronchoscope. This radio frequency energy heated the airway tissue to about 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit), a temperature high enough to reduce airway smooth muscle mass, but low enough to avoid ti...
New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization
...igs; three received angiography and three received thermal
ablation, or clearing of the aortic valve. The re...howed no complications, nor did the angiography or thermal
ablation procedures. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration, or removal of heart tissue for examination,...
ESA's first Swedish astronaut to fly to the ISS
...ructure and to reroute electrical power supply and thermal
control from its new set of solar arrays and radiators.Discovery will lift off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 03:36 CET (02:36 UTC) on 8 December. Docking with the ISS is scheduled for 00:00 CET on 10 December (23:00 U...
Asthmatx completes enrollment in pivotal study of bronchial thermoplasty
...e minimally invasive, bronchoscopic procedure uses thermal
energy to reduce the airway smooth muscle responsible for constriction in asthma patients. Leading asthma and bronchoscopy experts are participating in this international, multicenter AIR2 Trial to establish the safety and efficacy of the Alair Sys...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...nt treatments for neovascular eye diseases include thermal
lasers and anti-angiogenic drugs, which are designed to prevent the growth of new vessels or to close, ablate, or remove abnormal vessels. Unfortunately, these treatments often fail to completely inhibit abnormal vascular growth, and may cause tissue...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...that TRP channels are the principal transducers of thermal
stimuli in the mammalian periphery nervous system. ...