Tag: "trillion" at medical news
Disposable sensor uses DNA to detect hazardous uranium ions
...s can sample a very large pool of DNA (up to 1,000 trillion
molecules), amplify the desired sequence by the polymerase chain reaction, and introduce mutations to improve performance. Lu, with collaborators at Illinois, the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Oregon State University and Oak Ridge Nat...
Safety experts ill-equipped to handle nanotechnology in workplace
...factured goods--a number predicted to grow to $2.6 trillion
in annual manufactured goods by 2014. Already, there are almost 400 manufacturer-identified nanotechnology-based consumer products on the market--ranging from computer chips to automobile parts and from clothing to cosmetics and dietary supplements (...
Mayo Clinic study could lead to safer pesticides
...efers to a computer so powerful it can perform one trillion
operations per second.) "We now have a blueprint that will enable the development of a new generation of pesticides that will not be toxic to humans. Ultimately, the idea would be that we would be able to eat apples without washing them -- even thou...
Strokes will cost US $2.2 trillion by 2050 if prevention & treatment don't improve
... and improve stroke care, the nation will pay $2.2 trillion
over the next 45 years to care for people who suff...ensive." Brown and her colleagues say their $2.2 trillion
estimate is extremely conservative, because it is based on current rates of the conditions that put ...
Projected costs of stroke in the United States top $2 trillion dollars
...d States in the next half century will exceed $2.2 trillion
dollars. The findings are published in the online...05-2050, in 2005 dollars, is projected to be $1.52 trillion
for non-Hispanic whites, $379 billion for African Americans and $313 billion for Hispanics. The e...
Projected costs of stroke highlight need for increased NIH funding
...c stroke in the United States expected to top $2.2 trillion
dollars by 2050, the American Academy of Neurology...05-2050, in 2005 dollars, is projected to be $1.52 trillion
for non-Hispanic whites, $379 billion for African Americans and $313 billion for Hispanics. "With ...
UCI scientists find chlorine may contribute to ozone formation
...orine gas levels typically measured five parts per trillion
or less, but occasionally reached as high as 15 pa...a direct impact on surface ozone even at parts per trillion
levels," said Eric Saltzman, professor of Earth system science in the School of Physical Sciences at...
Gut microbes' partnership helps body extract energy from food, store it as fat
...old. The genes present in this community of 10-100 trillion
bugs vastly outnumber our own genes and are a key part of our genetic landscape, providing us with attributes we have not had to evolve on our own." One such attribute is the ability to digest commonly consumed complex sugars known as polysaccharid...
Monkeys vaccinated against SIV survive longer after infection
...quickly upon reinfection. Of the approximately one trillion
T cells in the average adult, more than half are memory cells. Normally, a rapid and significant loss of these memory CD4+ T cells occurs early on in SIV infection: about ten days into the infection, when the levels of virus in the bloodstream are at...
How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change
...c electricity consumption would increase 65% (244 trillion
kw/h) by 2015, assuming annual GDP growth of 4%. The International Energy Agency projects an increase in Brazil CO2 emissions of 302 Mt to 665 Mt by 2030. "Energy efficiency in these three countries is a win-win strategy. It is one of the cleanest...
Cure for cancer worth $50 trillion
...d an economic value to the U.S. population of $3.2 trillion
One percent reduction in cancer mortality would be worth nearly $500 billion
...to 2000, gains in life expectancy added about $3.2 trillion
per year to national wealth, the study found. Increased spending on medical research and cost containment are complementary goals, the report said. "If there is effective cost-containment via cost-effective research spending, then the value of resea...
AstraZeneca, University of Miami, and Humana collaborate to improve consumer health
...ith direct medical costs escalating to more than a trillion
dollars. "Humana's ability to engage consumers in managing their health, no matter what their individual circumstances, will help in developing and testing solutions as this research delves into the reasons behind non-adherence," said Humana Senior...
Book 'Asbestos and Fire' explores risk trade-offs
...spent on asbestos removal and related torts and $1 trillion
in building depreciation. Other industrialized nations, however, have not experienced similar lawsuits, largely, says Maines, because the United States is the only one that lacks a national health insurance system to cover the related medical costs. ...
Seven deadly sins: A new look at society through an old lens
...sonal debt in the UK, which last year passed the 1 trillion
mark? Looking at data from the British Household Panel Survey, Stephen McKay finds that the average man has borrowed close to 5,000 while the average women owes around 3,000. What's more, people who are envious of what others have, and dissatisfied w...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
...will have a peak processing speed of at least 22.8 trillion
floating-point operations per second (22.8 teraflops), making it one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The first phase of the project will be to make a software replica of a column of the neocortex. The neocortex constitutes about 85%...
University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator
... at the Nevada Terawatt Facility, which houses a 2 trillion
watt Z-pinch. The Terawatt team is bringing the Z-pinch together with a one-tenth-scale petawatt laser to create the only facility in the world with this capacity. The facility also boasts strong in-house theory and simulation capabilities supported ...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... can be picked up at levels as low as 10 parts per trillion
and is not present in background air. Sulfur hexafluoride was released into the engine exhaust manifold of the buses so researchers knew that any traces of the gas must have come through the exhaust system of the bus. Eduardo Behrentz, a post-doctor...