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IIT-Kharagpur the Leading Technology College in India: Survey

...es of the country. The ranks were awarded based on composite scores arrived on the basis of parameters like placements, infrastructure, academic environment, industry interface and HR perception. The survey found that over one-third of the engineering students from the top 100 engineering colleges were recru...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...ket. A 1-inch-thick sample of the perlite-mushroom composite had a 2.9 R-value, the measure of a substance's ability to resist heat flow. Commercially produced fiberglass insulation typically has an R-value between 2.7 and 3.7 per inch of thickness, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. ...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

...n can be selectively and locally enhanced wherever composite nanodevices are present. Irradiation of the mix of labeled and unlabeled cells by laser light, causes tiny bubbles to form that disrupt and damage the labeled cells, but leave unlabeled cells unaffected. This technology holds promise as an alternativ...

Researchers Develop Material That Self Heals Like Human Skin

...ling agent and a catalyst distributed throughout a composite matrix. When the material cracked, microcapsules ruptured and released the healing agent, which then reacted with the embedded catalyst and repaired the damage. However, with repeated damage in the same location, the supply of healing agent became ...

‘Fingerprints’ to Track Common Infections in Childrn

...mune response, and using that information to get a composite sketch of the infectious agent. “We are genetically programmed to respond differently to different infections. We have developed the tools to understand that,” said Dr. Octavio Ramilo, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and lead author of a...

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

...Protective Equipment: Incorporated into vests, new composite material plates are capable of stopping high-velocity rounds, making previously fatal chest wounds survivable. Standard equipment for each solider now includes an individual "one-handed" tourniquet, allowing prompt action to reduce blood loss. New ba...

Risk Factors That Cause NODM After A Liver Transplant

...sts that it may eventually be possible to derive a composite risk factor equation for the development of NODM following liver transplantation with appropriate weighing for each variable, perhaps similar to the risk assessment instruments developed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease," the auth...

Drug Therapy Offers Little Benefit for Some Patients Undergoing Angioplasty or Stent Procedure

...percent and 4.06 percent, respectively. The 30-day composite end point of death, cardiac shock, or heart failur...ent for placebo and pexelizumab, respectively. The composite end point of death, shock, or heart failure was also similar at day 90. ‘It remains unclear whethe...

Tougher Fiber Dental ‘bridges’ for a Brighter Smie

...ing toughness by up to 433 percent compared to the composite alone. Many of the strength and durability tests r...the three preparations were compared to the dental composite alone. 'All three fiber fabrics dramatically increased the durability and strength of the dental com...

Gene Linked With Aggressive 'Wet' Form Of AMD

...en the two processes are combined, it leads to the composite characteristics that are seen in some cases of AMD. Hoh, her collaborators in Hong Kong, and her colleagues at Yale including Michael Snyder and Colin Barnstable in the Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Molecular Biop...

Diabetes on the Rise among Filipinos

... 25 percent of people treated with placebo. In the composite primary endpoint of development of diabetes or death from any cause, rosiglitazone demonstrated a 60-percent risk reduction relative to placebo. Rosiglitazone belongs to the thiazolidinedione class of drugs. It provides long-term sugar control and ...

Disabilities Related Conference to be Inaugurated

...s for Scheduled Castes boys and Girls, schemes for composite Economic Development of the Scheduled Castes and implementation of protection and Civil Right Act 1955 and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Provision of Atrocities Act, 1989). Apart from this, issues concerned with the Prevention of drug abuse ...

Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach

...arly invasive approach. In one study that used a composite measure of risk called the TIMI risk score, a reduced risk of death, heart attack or rehospitalization was seen only for patients with intermediate or high risk who underwent an early invasive approach. “Clearly we do not want to catheterize every ...

Kidney donors do not realize financial gains

... Due to the nature of the existing literature, a composite tally was not possible. However, costs incurred by donors were common. For example, a U.S. study reported average costs of $837 per donor, and ranged from zero to $28,900. Travel and/or accommodation costs were incurred by nine to 99 per cent of the ...

Clinical-trials Show Increased Therapeutic Activity of Pycnogenol than Daflon

...reatment decreased ankle swelling by 19 percent. A composite score for edema including pain, restless legs, fee...s Daflon? was only half as effective, lowering the composite edema score by 32%. The transdermal oxygen and carbon dioxide concentration in the lower legs was...

India and Pakistan Jointly to Fight Against Polio, Avian Flu

...e two countries that wrapped up the third round of composite dialogue early this month will meet again in Islamabad to map out future areas of cooperation in the field of public health. The two South Asian neighbours will hold technical-level discussions on cooperation in the arena of IT and telecom sector ...

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Sets Cognitive Problems After 10 Years

...hildren's cognitive ability was assessed using the composite score and verbal, abstract/visual, quantitative, and short-term memory area scores of the Stanford Binet Intelligence Test - Fourth Edition. ‘This study found that even light to moderate drinking during pregnancy can affect IQ,’ said Willford. ‘Th...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

...and treatments. The researchers demonstrated the composite heparin membrane with nanopores could work as an a...of Biomedical Materials Research. ‘These heparin composite membranes and fibers and coated carbon nanotubes are an enabling technology,’ says Saravanababu Muru...

Dental Amalgam Doesn't Pose Health Risks In Children

...was randomly assigned to receive either amalgam or composite resin (tooth colored) fillings while participating...ed amalgam and their 267 counterparts who received composite fillings. "We took great pains to design our study in a way that our tests would be sensitive enough...

Increase in Waist Size Contributes To Increased Risk of Heart Disease

... disease than body mass index (BMI). // BMI is the composite measure of weight and height. The study was conducted in 63 countries across the world. The findings were that in men, the risk of heart disease increased by between 21 and 40% for every 14cm increase in waist size. On the other hand women, showed ...

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