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Beaked, bird-like dinosaur tells story of finger evolution

... important evidence about how the three-fingered hand of birds evolved from the hand of dinosaurs. The discovery is reported in a ... it offers intriguing evidence about how the hand of birds evolved," said scientist James Clark of ...

Why the thumb of the right hand is on the left hand side

... of Hedgehog makes the thumb of the right hand grow on the left hand side and the thumb of the left hand grow on the ...

Risk of vibration-induced vascular injuries linked to vibration frequency differences

... than the slower vibrations of an electric hand drill (approximately 63 Hz) and therefore are ... Of the 1.1 to 1.5 million U.S. workers exposed to hand transmitted vibration on a fairly regular basis, ... in which a single finger or sometimes the entire hand turns white and numb when exposed to the cold, ...

Pilot study shows effectiveness of new, low-cost method for monitoring hand hygiene compliance

... technology for automatically tracking the use of hand hygiene dispensers before healthcare workers ... patient rooms. This novel method of monitoring hand hygiene compliance, which is essential for ... by direct touch and that the current rates of hand hygiene compliance are suboptimal," said Philip ...

Gardening gives older adults benefits like hand strength and self-esteem

... that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern ... mineral density, sleep quality, physical fitness, hand strength and psychological well-being. "We ... adults can, among other things, improve their hand strength and self-esteem at the same time," Park ...

Gardening gives older adults benefits like hand strength and self esteem

... that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern ... mineral density, sleep quality, physical fitness, hand strength and psychological well-being. "We ... adults can, among other things, improve their hand strength and self-esteem at the same time," Park ...

Masks, hand washing, prevent spread of flu-like symptoms by up to 50 percent

... Mich.---Wearing masks and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers may prevent the spread of flu symptoms ... indicate that mask use and alcohol-based hand sanitizer help reduce influenza- like illness ... initial results are encouraging since masks and hand hygiene may be effective for preventing a range ...

Synthetic molecules emulate enzyme behavior for the first time

... molecules must be able to fit a catalyst like a hand fits a glove," RajanBabu said. "Our synthetic ... they're flexible. It doesn't matter if the hand is a small hand or a big hand, the 'glove' will change its shape ...

New ballast treatment could protect Great Lakes fish

... into the lake. With good initial results, hand has tested his method on the Ranger III, a ... As bad as it is, VHS is only part of the problem hand wants to address. Exotic species have been ... system is as safe and effective as he believes, hand hopes to map a strategy to implement its use ...

Study findings show infection control intervention helps keep kids in school

... surfaces and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers helped reduce illness-related student ... wipes on student desks, and students used hand sanitizer in the classroom at key points ... school day. Control classrooms followed usual hand washing and cleaning procedures. Over eight ...

When the butterfly bush blossoms

... the Oregon grape. The Oregon grape on the other hand could not develop any defence mechanisms against ... prevent any further propagation, on the one hand by removing the infructescence, and on the other hand by constantly removing any young shoots." In ...

Robot fetches objects with just a point and a click

... locate the object. Then, after moving its hand above the object, it uses a camera in its hand to visually distinguish the object from the ... upon the object while using sensors in its hand to decide when to stop moving down and start ...

Ancient lemur's little finger poses mystery

... Analysis of the first hand bones belonging to an ancient lemur has revealed ... American researchers have analyzed the first hand bones ever found of Hadropithecus stenognathus, a ... large eyes. An examination of the five tiny hand bones by Lemelin and the rest of the research ...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

... of passing on an infection by shaking someone's hand than in sharing a kiss. A group of hygiene ... UK have published the first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community, rather than in ... own homes, by paying greater attention to good hand hygiene. They also warn that, in the event of a ...

Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms

... commands from the brain to produce arm, wrist and hand movements, and connect them to the chest muscles ... that produce two arm movements: open and close hand and bend and straighten elbow. But in a new study ... to provide an even greater number of arm and hand movements, beyond the four theyve already ...

Hand hygiene initiative aims to decrease healthcare-associated infection in developing countries

... healthcare-associated infection by improving hand hygiene in health care. The commentary is part of ... end of 2007. The WHO developed guidelines on hand hygiene in health care based on scientific ... to induce changes that will result in increased hand hygiene compliance and reduced morbidity and ...

When it comes fighting to C. difficile, the Palme d'Or goes to soap and warm water

... Chief Technologist, tested five separate hand washing protocols that emulated hospital ... both," explained Dr. Oughton. The alcohol hand rubs remain very effective and convenient for routine hand hygiene and eliminating non-spore producing ...

How to text message and avoid pain

... Gustafsson. Her thesis shows that mobile phone users with neck, arm or hand symptoms tend to use their mobile phones differently than seen in a ... posture should be avoided', says Gustafsson. Subjects with neck, arm or hand problems tended to use one thumb to text instead of two. The one thumb was ...

Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery

... laparoscopic tools that can be utilized with LESS surgery include HiQ+ hand Instruments and the Gyrus ACMI PK Technology platform, which are designed to be an extension of the surgeon's hand for both grasping and dissecting tissue; and SonoSurg Ultrasonic Surgical ...

Why you can't hurry love

... up. The female's strategy is a compromise - a trade-off between on the one hand the greater risk of mating with a bad male if she mates too quickly, and on the other hand the time cost of delay. Under this compromise there remains some risk that ...

Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective

... is hand-transplanted over an 8- to 9-week period. This practice of hand transplanting relies heavily on a migrant labor force and is significantly ... method can save growers money. If the labor force necessary for hand harvesting becomes scarce, direct seeding can be a viable and ...

How mirror neurons allow us to learn and socialize by going through the motions in the head

... neurons clearly play an important role in learning motor tasks involving hand eye coordination, and possibly also acquisition of language skills, as ... cortex of macaque monkeys' brains to study neurons dedicated to control of hand movement. This led to the surprising observation that some of the neurons ...

New center will focus environmental debate and produce solutions for action

... The Academy will invite groups of policymakers and scientists to work hand in hand to develop practical recommendations to complex issues. Formal Academic ...

Biological selenium removal: The solution to pollution?

... remediative systems aiming at minimizing ecotoxicological risks on the one hand and selenium recovery and reuse on the other hand should be implemented. Due to the "high volume - low concentration" ...

Highlights from the August 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... as reasons why three important food safety practices may not take place: hand washing, using thermometers and cleaning work surfaces. The responses ... cleaned work surfaces; inconvenient location of sinks; dry skin from hand washing; lack of working thermometers; and managers not monitoring the use ...

The cormorant -- the 'black plague' or an example of successful species conservation?

... and eat them in front of their eyes, while conservationists on the other hand celebrate the increase in the number of cormorants as proof of the fact ... for example is completely opposed to culling, while France on the other hand culls 40,000 cormorants per year. "With the involvement of 25 member ...

Synergy between biology and physics drives cell-imaging technology

... new biological questions. Many of these developments are also going hand in hand with a revolution that is taking place in biological thinking, which ...

Solving an avian scourge could also provide benefits to human health

... The old adage a bird in hand is worth two in the bush may very well apply to a new vaccine project ... the poultry scourge of APEC, Mellata and Curtiss are hopeful their bird in hand project could ultimately provide a boost to protecting people against ...

Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo

... of their time eating. The only option for reproduction so far has been hand pairing, which requires a zookeeper to hold the female beetle with one hand and place the male on top of the females back in the proper direction to ...

A new baseline of invasive plants in Isabela

... site from their impacts." says Guezou. She adds, "Early detection must go hand in hand with preventing the arrival of more non-native plants into Galapagos". ...

Climate change poker: The barriers which are preventing a global agreement

... the last hours of the conference when all the bargaining chips will be on the table and parties cannot wait any longer to see who will show their hand first. Other barriers delegates will face in their bid to reach an agreement on a post-2012 framework are issues evolving around the reduction of ...

Life on Earth came from other planets

... Cosmology.com: "If life were to suddenly appear on a desert island we wouldn't claim it was randomly assembled in an organic soup or created by the hand of God; we'd conclude it washed to shore or fell from the sky. The Earth too, is an island, orbiting in a sea of space, and living creatures and ...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

... Service program, which also includes research in the following markets: world biometrics market, world silicon chip fingerprints market, world hand geometry market, North American criminal AFIS market, world dynamic signature verification market, world financial biometrics market, North American ...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

... for a transition from random, anecdotal, and small scale surveys towards a systematic and comprehensive exploration of our planet." With new tools in hand and international initiatives for increased collaboration underway, the field of microbial genomics is poised for a decade of exciting advances. ...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... Now faster. Now faster." These were the commands for volunteers in a simple experiment that casts doubt on old ideas about mechanisms to control hand muscles. Complete understanding of the result may help explain why manual dexterity is so vulnerable to aging and disease, and even help design more ...

Robo-bats with metal muscles may be next generation of remote control flyers

... systems before developing a "robo-bat" skeleton using rapid prototyping technologies. The fully assembled skeleton rests easily in the palm of your hand and, at less than 6 grams, feels as light as a feather. The researchers are currently completing fabrication and assembly of the joints, muscular ...

Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others

... time means is that the plant is taking nitrogen from the soil and using it to make the plant grow more efficiently, and it also gives them an upper hand in being able to invade other species." Biologists had identified six mechanisms that influence plant nitrogen use or acquisition: photosynthetic ...

Scientists are learning more about big birds from feathers

... University researcher has found a way around the problem, and, in the process, gathered even more information about the birds without ever laying a hand on one. "Many birds are small, easy to catch and abundant," said Andrew DeWoody, associate professor of forestry and natural resources. "With ...

Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics

... new drug delivery methods to target the bacteria that cause diseases in people." "It's as though the colicins are carrying the equivalent of hand grenades which they can deploy without harming themselves," said Professor Sheena Radford of the University of Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences. ...

Reading the brain without poking it

... and fed into a computer, which also analyzed the signals coming from the microelectrodes placed on the area each patient's brain controlling arm and hand movement. The study showed that the microECoG electrodes could be used to distinguish brain signals ordering the arm to reach to the ...
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