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NC State develops new test method to measure stored heat in firefighter suits

... State University have developed a testing apparatus and measurement protocol that allow firefighter ... and his team developed a laboratory testing apparatus to conduct the "stored energy test" which ... Research Foundation, involved using that apparatus to test a variety of firefighter suits and ...

Rat study suggests why teens get hooked on cocaine more easily than adults

... old (equivalent to 13 or 20 human years) to an apparatus with one central and two larger side chambers ... let the rats freely explore the entire apparatus in a drug-free state for 30 minutes, to test for ... priming dose of cocaine, and put it back in the apparatus to test for place preference. During this test ...

London, England Fire Department Places Major Order with Draeger

... Fire Department has placed a major order with Draeger for both breathing apparatus and monitoring systems. Representing a significant level of investment, ... ) This substantial order encompasses Draeger PSS 7000 Breathing apparatus sets together with FPS 7000 Face Masks, PSS Bodyguard 7000 electronic ...

Avon-ISI Launches New Web Site, Toll-free Technical Support Line; Introduces ISI as Fire Market Brand

... flagship products -- including the Viking Z Seven self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) -- can now be viewed from all sides, due to the rotating 360-degree ... designs, develops and manufactures a range of self-contained breathing apparatus for fire, rescue and law enforcement, as well as military applications, in ...

MSA's John Ryan III and Bill Lambert to Ring Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday

... where he developed and received a patent on the Quick-Fill breathing apparatus accessory, an important MSA product to this day. Over his 27-year career ... Nuclear Industry Specialist, Project Engineer for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) development, Director of Marketing for safety products, Vice ...

MSA's Next-Generation Breathing Apparatus for Firefighters First to Receive Full NFPA Approval

... equipment, today announced that its FireHawk M7 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has been certified as meeting new rigorous performance requirements ... first device of its kind to receive NFPA approval on both its breathing apparatus and Personal Alert Safety System (PASS), which is an SCBA component that ...

MSA Announces Second Quarter Results

... oil and gas, and other industrial markets, as well as the completion of certain government contracts. Sales of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were $12.2 million lower in the current quarter. Second quarter 2008 SCBA sales included $12.6 million in shipments to the U.S. Air Force. ...

Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease

... plays a role in the structure and function of the heart. "Our study indicates that variants in ANKRD1 result in dysfunction of the contraction apparatus and signaling machinery of the heart -- the method by which cells communicate to influence heart function," Dr. Jeffrey Towbin, co-director of the ...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

... face down in the murky water at the bottom of the hole. A firefighter trained to work in confined spaces recovered the bodies. He wore a breathing apparatus and protective clothing. Also of interest to New York personal injury attorneys are the records from the most recent federal Occupational ...

Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

... metallofullerenes (Lu3N@C80) in other words, three atoms of Lu attached to a nitrogen atom inside an 80-atom carbon molecule cage. Once the apparatus is at VCU, Fatouros will use isotope 177Lu, which is used to treat cancer. Although other details need to be worked out, Dorn is confident the ...

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting

... $40,000 grant for his work with computer assisted navigation to evaluate different pediatric ACL reconstruction techniques using a custom pivot shift apparatus to evaluate the rotational stability of the reconstruction techniques. 2009 Sandy Kirkley Clinical Research Outcome Grant The Kirkley Grant ...

Microbridge Technologies Announces Micro-Flow Differential Pressure Sensors for Medical Respiration and Industrial HVAC Applications

... to affordable and top medical care," said Bob Vaupshas, president & CEO at Microbridge. "Respiration equipment, spirometers and sleep apnea apparatus are just some of the medical tools needed to address this longer life span. Our technology makes it less expensive and enables better performance ...

Perfect Father's Day Gift: The Sound of Silence

... it relieves nasal congestion. (Brez(R) cannot treat sleep apnea, a condition in which interrupted breathing causes snoring - a special breathing apparatus is sometimes medically prescribed for that.) For an illustration of how much better women sleep when their bedmates use Brez(R), you need go no ...

Incisive Surgical to Launch Next Generation More User-Friendly Absorbable Skin Stapler at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

... the Company announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance for its patent application, "Mechanical Method and apparatus for Tissue Fastening." The allowed claims include subject matter covering the method of the INSORB Skin Closure technology and specific stapler ...

Discover the Deadly Toxic Twins: Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide

... service in a unique way. As a result we are able to stress the importance of proper use of their safety gear including their Self Contained Breathing apparatus (SCBAs) to greatly reduce the threat of being exposed to these toxic and deadly gases found within the smoke of the fires they fight on a daily ....

DC101 Chili Cook-Off Promises Spicy Chili & Hot Bands

... the quintessential D.C. start of summer event. The 2009 Chili Cook-Off stars The Offspring, Third Eye Blind, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Red Jumpsuit apparatus & more. The RFK Stadium Festival Grounds will be packed with amazing music, activities, Food and FUN. DC101, our listeners, the bands and the ...

Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cells

... Washington (UW) researchers are helping to write the operating manual for the nano-scale machine that separates chromosomes before cell division. The apparatus is called a spindle because it looks like a tiny wool-spinner with thin strands of microtubules or spindle fibers sticking out. The lengthening and ...

MSA Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Sales

... Sales in the company's North American segment increased $29.4 million, or 23 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2008. Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) sales were up $28.9 million in the current quarter, primarily due to $28.0 million in shipments of Firehawk(R) M7 Responder SCBAs to the U.S. ...

Mount Sinai first in US to implant FDA-cleared ring for mitral valve repair

... valve regurgitation occurs when the valve does not close completely, and today the preferred treatment for such a condition is to repair the valve apparatus as opposed to replacing the valve with a metal or animal valve. Annuloplasty rings are specially designed to help restore the mitral valve to its ...

Wisconsin County Expands BIO-key(R) Mobile Data System

... Northrop of the Beloit Fire Department, the first fire department to roll out the new system. The dispatcher can now automatically assign the fire apparatus or ambulance and contact them directly via MobileRescue. Detailed address information and any updates on the incident are sent directly to the ...

BioMed Realty Trust's Center for Life Science Boston Now 91% Leased

... manufactures and sells many innovative and valuable products including pharmaceutical and OTC products, consumer healthcare products, electro-optical apparatus and information and communication systems. In its pharmaceutical business, Kowa is responsible for sales and marketing of innovative drugs and ...

SpectraScience Awarded U.S. Patent 7,469,160 for Its Unique Methods and Apparatus for Evaluating Image Focus

... Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent number 7,469,160 for its methods and apparatus for evaluating image focus. Jim Hitchin, SpectraScience's CEO, commented, "This patent is another important addition to our expanding ...

City of Newark, Ohio Increases Safety Services with EMS Revenue Recovered by MED3OOO EMS Billing

... Dive Rescue van. NFD professional firefighters and paramedics are aided in their work by state-of-the-art turnout gear with self-contained breathing apparatus and thermal imaging cameras to find hidden fires. This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit ...

SpectraScience Awarded U.S. Patent 7,459,696 for its Unique Methods of Calibrating Spectral Data

... Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent number 7,459,696 for its methods and apparatus for calibrating spectral data. Jim Hitchin, SpectraScience's CEO, commented, "This is another key patent in our expanding intellectual ...

U.S. Air Force Awards Noninvasive Medical Technologies $2.4 Million Contract

... of human hemodynamics during changes in gravity. FASTRACK is a research platform created by NASA to enable its investigators to test experiments, apparatus and analytical techniques in hardware compatible with the International Space Station. About Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc. ...

CCID Consulting Discusses China's Medical Equipment Market

... and became the impetus of the rapid growth of the whole medical electronic market. Figure 1: Size and Growth of China's Medical Electronic apparatus and Equipment Market, 2004-2007 http://www.ccidconsulting.com/upload/13989.jpg Source: CCID Consulting, August 2008 ...

Hope for treating relapse to methamphetamine abuse

... study, rats were first put through a series of conditioning tests that taught them to expect methamphetamine in one chamber of a three-chamber apparatus and saline solution in another chamber. The researchers then allowed the rats to roam freely among the three chambers. If the rats spent the majority ...

Transplantation: 'molecular miscegenation' blurs the boundary between self and non-self

... miscegenation should not only make transplantation more widespread and effective, but also shed light on how microbes disrupt our body's immune apparatus for distinguishing self from non-self." The researchers made this discovery when they transplanted kidneys or hearts from one set of mice into ...

Nano sculptures in gold

... explains Philipp Gruene, who carried out a large portion of the experiment. Therefore, the scientists had to create the gold clusters in the same apparatus in which they determine the particle structure. To this end, they use a laser to vaporize small quantities of the precious metal from a gold bar that ...

Cancer research highlights

... cells that might have been missed in a CT scan by itself. Although full body SPECT-CT already exists, this is the first dedicated SPECT-CT apparatus for breast imaging. The advantage of tailoring the machine to the breast is that the SPECT camera gets a better picture by being closer to the ....

Lack of CHFR gene expression sets stage for breast cancer

... breast cancer. They found that when CHFR is absent, MAD2 does not do its job. "Cells without CHFR not only have problems creating the structure or apparatus necessary to separate the chromosomes between the two daughter cells during cell division. They also have an impaired ability to detect and correct ...

Draeger Introduces the AirBoss Series Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Approved to: NFPA 1981, 2007 Standards

... face fire fighters everyday. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080508/NETH078 ) The Draeger AirBoss Series self-contained breathing apparatus provides a high level of protection in harsh environments. Available as an adjustable 3-position ergonomic backplate or as a one-piece backplate, ...

Orqis(R) Medical Awarded 15th U.S. Patent

... (the '921 patent) entitled "Implantable Heart Assist System and Method of Applying Same." The '921 patent which discloses and claims methods and apparatus for intravascular renal (kidney) perfusion is exclusively owned by Orqis and is the Company's 15th U.S. Patent. Mr. Ken Charhut, President and CEO, ...

Draeger Receives Frost & Sullivan Consumer Award for Respiratory Protection

... dust masks, half and full face masks, powered air purifying respirators, air-line supplied systems, self-contained and closed circuit breathing apparatus as well as a complete range of filtering and supplied air escape equipment. Frost & Sullivan's "Consumer Award' is a part of the "Best Practices ...

Recognizing outstanding young researchers

... also be applicable to other methods of chromatography. Trapp has repeatedly demonstrated great skill in organic synthesis and in the construction of apparatus for performing chemical analysis. Since 2005 he has been the leader of an independent junior research group as part of the DFGs Emmy Noether ...

Youngest patient worldwide to have auditory implant in the brain stem

... the other device located on the outside of the head of the child and which transmits sound to the interior by radio-frequency waves. The external apparatus also has a microphone located behind the ear of the patient and which, in turn, is connected to a processor, required to modulate the characteristics ...

Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab

... drum and put the whole thing into an incubator, where the brew can rotate slowly. In this way you obtain the artificial 'dinosaur rumen'. With this apparatus (also used as a Menke gas production technique in assessing food for cows) Dr. Jrgen Hummel from the Bonn Institute of Animal Sciences (Bonner ...

CSHL scientists make progress in determining how the brain selectively interprets sound

... hypothesize that each neuron in the auditory cortex may have an optimal stimulus to which it is particularly sensitized. Your entire sensory apparatus is there to make successful representations of the outside world, said Dr. Zador, who is director of the CSHL Swartz Center for Computational ...

MSA Elects William M. Lambert to Board

... engineer, Mr. Lambert pioneered the development of a revolutionary life-saving system that allows firefighters to quickly replenish their breathing apparatus air-supplies in emergency situations. The patented device, known as the Quick-Fill(R) System, remains an important MSA product to this day. Since ...
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