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Protective footwear for diabetics at a high-street price

... 30 million Europeans live with the condition. foot problems are the most common cause of admission ... conditions can lead to slow-healing wounds and foot ulcers which, if they get infected and become ... International Diabetes Federation, most cases of foot ulcers and amputations can be prevented by ...

Research model may one day 'inoculate' elderly against slip-related falls

... or backward slip. The platform does not allow the foot to slip from side to side, as would be the case ... training, in part because it could cause the foot to slide in any direction. Training ... at controlling the landing foot, that is, the foot that is on the ground during the slip. They ...

BIO-key(R) Awarded PocketCop(R) Contracts From Major Law Enforcement Agencies

... deployment was line officers such as the foot patrol unit assigned to the downtown area, who ... clearly via radio. PocketCop enabled foot patrol officers to maintain a visible presence on ... Crime Impact Division investigators who may be on foot or in unmarked cars. "Everybody wants one," ...

Gene enhancer in evolution of human opposable thumb

... and possibly also modifications in the ankle or foot that allow humans to walk on two legs, according ... "Opposable thumbs, manual dexterity and ankle or foot adaptations for walking on two legs are hallmarks ... tooth patterns, pelvic structure and hand and foot modifications, could have arisen partly through ...

Unlocking mystery of why dopamine freezes Parkinson's patients

... "Rather, the car doesn't' move because your foot is jammed down on the brake. Dopamine normally ... and when the green light comes on, you take your foot off the brake and depress the gas pedal to go. ... the neurons that release dopamine, have their foot perpetually stuck on the brake." Understanding ...

Study finds pitching mound height affects throwing motion, injury risk

... was the increase in shoulder external rotation at foot contact. This probably represents a change in the timing of the foot contact relative to arm position, because the foot lands earlier in the pitch delivery during flat ...

Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

... difficulties involved in locating people in three dimensions to within one foot inside buildings--this level of accuracy is necessary to determine on ... to locate a first responder in three dimensions with an accuracy of one foot and a range of 2,000 feet. The system is designed to require no ...

This grass is still greener

... the U.S. where golfers can enjoy the game year-round, winter temperatures, foot and equipment traffic, and frost can wreak havoc on healthy greens and ... at Clemson University initiated a study to determine the impact of foot and mower traffic on winter bentgrass performance. The study determined ...

Dogs chase efficiently, but cats skulk counterintuitively

... along," he added "If they're creeping, they're going to put this foot down, and then that foot down and then that one in an even fashion. We think it has to do with ...

Ripple effect: Water snails offer new propulsion possibilities

... from the water surface while secreting a trail of mucus. The snail's foot wrinkles into little rippling waves, which produces corresponding waves in the mucus layer that it secretes between the foot and the air. Lauga and his team demonstrate that water snails have ...

Low-gravity training machine reduces joint, muscle impacts, says CU-Boulder study

... by 44 percent, said Grabowski. That is important, she said, because each foot impact at high speed can jar the body with a force equal to twice a ... by Kram's team that charts vertical and horizontal stress load on each foot during locomotion, measuring the variation of biomechanical forces on the ...

When threatened, a few African frogs can morph toes into claws

... structure in an animal's foot, as in cats, the site where the frogs' foot bones emerge appears to be covered with ordinary skin. While these ... live specimens of the African frogs to determine whether retraction of the foot bones back into the body is an active or a passive process, and how the ...

New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University

... is different from previous classifications, which are based solely on foot structure. A classification based solely on foot structure will track selective pressure on the feet and not represent ...

New genus of self-destructive palm found in Madagascar

... and Nathalie Metz - who had discovered the palm. It was concealed at the foot of a limestone outcrop in the rolling hills and flatlands of the Analalava ... mean annual temperature of 27C. The palm grows in deep fertile soil at the foot of the limestone hill in ground that is seasonally flooded. He was ...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

... ecosystems. In the perennial fields, the plants' total root mass was more than seven times that of the annuals, and the roots infiltrated about a foot deeper into the ground. The perennial fields also had higher soil microbe biodiversity and higher levels of dissolved carbon and nitrogen in the ....

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

... the sea bottom, diving dozens of times per day. Some divers routinely dive to depths of 90 feet on a single breath while others dive in the 15-30 foot range. More recently, breath-hold diving has become a competitive sport. Competitive events include how long divers can remain underwater, how far ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

... again 30 seconds later, he was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of the squid, many just five or six feet away from him. Most were in the 3-4 foot size range, while larger ones were sometimes visible in deeper waters. But the light appeared to frighten them, and they immediately dashed off to ...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

... again 30 seconds later, he was surrounded by what seemed like hundreds of the squid, many just five or six feet away from him. Most were in the 3-4 foot size range, while larger ones were sometimes visible in deeper waters. But the light appeared to frighten them, and they immediately dashed off to ...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

... is designed to be environmentally sustainable and LEED Certified. It will consist of two distinct, but interconnected components: an 8,520 square foot state-of-the-art Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction (SUSTAIN) research facility and a Marine Life Science Center. The SUSTAIN laboratory will ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

... security and status in the continent, but livestock production is severely limited by disease. Many of the world's worst livestock diseases, such as foot and Mouth disease, are indigenous to Africa. The Wellcome Trust grant will provide funds for SACIDS to: Develop and deliver new MSc ...

Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter

... track athletes. At top speed: He exerts considerably less force on the ground in relation to his body weight than intact-limb runners. His foot is in contact with the ground 14% longer on each sprinting step He spends 34% less time in the air between steps He takes 21% less time to ...

Scripps Research scientists observe human neurodegenerative disorder in fruit flies

... nerves called myelin. This causes a host of problems that usually emerge in early adulthood, including loss of muscle mass, pain and sensitivity, foot deformations, and walking difficulties. After the human genome was solved a few years ago, studies revealed that some people with ...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... declaration May 6 that noted heavy rains in Indian deserts, a recent drought in what is typically one of the wettest place on earth along the foot of the Himalayas, and other extreme weather events in recent decades. Major rivers in both regions, like China's Yellow River and the Colorado ...

Field Museum paleontologist leads study on two new dinosaurs from China

... the "white ghost castle." Xiongguanlong would have stood about five feet tall at the hip and weighed close to 600 pounds. It had a skull over a foot and half in length and armed with over 70 teeth. "Although impressive by today's standards, Xiongguanlong was still a fly weight predator compared to ...

Tufts students host Earth Day with groundbreaking ceremony for solar house

... will begin on Wednesday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Sophia Gordon Hall at 15 Talbot Avenue on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. The 800 square foot sustainable house being built on the grounds of Tufts University is a joint effort between the BAC and Tufts. Their groupnamed Team Bostonis ...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

... know whether the veterans' degree of exposure is related to the severity of their cancer. Everyone has some dioxin exposure; "Even if you never set foot in Vietnam or outside the United States," she says. So she is now measuring levels in the body fat which is like a repository for what the body has ...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

... allowed the researchers to pinpoint where the toxin was migrating into the aquifer. To observe solids, they also installed water-sampling devices a foot or two below the surface. The data they collected allowed them to put together a model of arsenic cycling in the river delta. "We found out that, ...

Climate change affecting Europe's birds now, say researchers

... actual rise in global average temperature, it is staggering to realise how much change we are noticing in wildlife populations. If we don't take our foot off the gas now, our indicator shows there will be many much worse effects to come. We must keep global temperature rise below the two degree ...

'Fly guy' makes memory breakthrough

... flies began by exposing them to two smells in succession that were different but "equally repulsive" to the flies. One of the smells was paired to a foot shock, and the other was benign. From this, the flies learn to avoid the odor that leads to a shock, even in the absence of a future shock. This ...

Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25

... them in action. The scientists found that the clams open and close their shell in a synchronized manner as they dig. "By pushing itself UP with its foot before it digs down," Hosoi says, "the clam clears a space around the leading edge of the shell. Given the extra space, the sand at the leading edge ...

Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy

... wounds. Medical Maggots brand of medicinal maggots were granted marketing clearance by the FDA in 2004 for treating neuropathic (i.e., diabetic) foot ulcers, pressure ulcers ("bed sores"), venous stasis ulcers, and traumatic and post-surgical wounds failing other forms of conventional therapy. ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... HELP PEOPLE WITH MOVEMENT DISORDERS The ability to move rhythmically to a musical beat is universal within all human cultures. While tapping your foot to the beat of music may seem effortless, the mechanism that actually allows us to do this remains a mystery. Dr. John Iversen at the Neuroscience ...

Snakes, salamanders and other creatures thrive in areas with higher deer populations

... unfenced and fenced areas measured 10 meters by 10 meters (approximately 33 feet by 33 feet). Five square wood boards measuring almost one square foot (30 centimeters square) were placed in random spots in each fenced and unfenced site. These boards are placed on top of the soil and act as rocks or ...

Farmers can spot lame sheep, but fail to prevent footrot spread

... for the accuracy of farmers' reporting of lameness, suggesting that farmers have one of the skills required to minimise footrot and other infectious foot conditions in their flocks. Footrot, one of the most common causes of lameness, is infectious, caused by the bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus. ...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

... at low altitudes have disappeared entirely and many larger ones have lost around half of their volume. Some have formed huge glacial lakes at the foot of the glacier, threatening downstream communities in case of an outburst", says Byers. The Himalaya Changing Landscapes photo exhibition aims to ...

Breast cancer cells recycle to escape death by hormonal therapy

... in this state until antiestrogen therapy is stopped or the cells mutate and resume proliferation in the presence of tamoxifen. "It's like taking your foot off of the gas pedal of your car," says Dr. Schoenlein, corresponding author on the study. "The cancer cell is in idle, unable to grow or replicate. ...

Combining advanced medical and information technologies offers pathway to lower health care costs

... preventive care, making it easier to gain reimbursement for products like the company's diabetic shoe inner soles, which detect conditions leading to foot ulceration, thus significantly reducing the risk of ulceration, infection and amputation in diabetic patients. The clinical benefit and potential ...

Plants in forest emit aspirin chemical to deal with stress; discovery may help agriculture

... increases. Instruments mounted on towers about 100 feet above the ground measured up to 0.025 milligrams of methyl salicylate rising from each square foot of forest per hour. Karl and his colleagues speculate that the methyl salicylate has two functions. One of these is to stimulate plants to begin a ...

'Home Improvement' Star Debbe Dunning is New smartTOUCH Spokesperson

... spokesperson for our company. She is well known in her role over 8 seasons on Home Improvement, as well as appearing in numerous TV commercials for foot Locker(TM) and Taco Bell(TM) and TV series Wicked, and Baywatch. She is a real hands on do it yourselfer and is a mother of two young children who ...

Biocontrol insect exacerbates invasive weed

... seed deficiency would lead to limited knapweed population growth. An unanticipated side effect, however, involves the flies' furry neighbors. At the foot of the Sapphire Mountains in western Montana, omnivorous deer mice, whose diet usually consists of native seeds and insects, have also begun to prey ...
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(Date:4/23/2014)... Scarborough research shows that male black widow spiders prefer ... rare example of mate preference by male spiders. ... MacLeod and Maydianne Andrade, a professor in UTSC,s Department ... and the wild that males overwhelmingly chose to mate ... widows can tell whether a potential mate is well-fed ...
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