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An Offbeat Suit With Electronic Monitor

...aring. Imagine wearing a smart T-shirt or a suit embedded with tiny electronics that can monitor your heart or respiratory function wirelessly. When dirty, you take it off and throw it in the wash or have it dry-cleaned. And theres no need to worry about your heart skipping a beat while your garment is be...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...uch pieces of mitochondrial DNA of various lengths embedded into chromosomes. While chimps have a comparable n...Their calculations revealed that most numts became embedded in our genome over a 10-million-year period centered roughly 54 million years ago - right around the...

Lost And Found -Tooth In A Sportsman's Head

...eeks he had lived with a rival's tooth dangerously embedded in his forehead . Czislowski, who now plays for Wynnum Manly in the Queensland Cup, had the tooth removed last week by a doctor who made the startling discovery. The tooth belongs to 22-year-old Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin, who broke his jaw in...

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

...y and tin ; Clock pendulums might be weighted with embedded vials of mercury; and barometers, thermometers and lamps may have mercury in their bases for ballast.The problem is that mercury in old items can leak, particularly as seals age or when the items are moved CDC says. Ask Ann Smith, whose heirloom cl...

Now the Blind can hear What They Cant See or Read

...costs Rs.2,000-3,000 and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script. The Agra College team that took six months to develop the device and the softwa...

Now Kidney Stones can Be Healed With Low-cost Laser Technology

...in Salt Lake, where doctors found a 500-gram stone embedded in his kidney. Private hospitals charge Rs.50,000 for such an operation, but at Anandalok it costs Rs.15,000-20,000. Keeping in mind the enormous size and weight of the stone, the doctors opted for laser technology instead of the traditional open...

Genetic Risk Factor for Coeliac Disease Identified.

...l the human chromosomes - and the functional units embedded within - and to correlate that information to common sequence variation in the human population. Dr Panos Deloukas, Senior Investigator in Human Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and part of the research consortium, said: These resou...

Scientists Developing 'intelligent Clothes' to Monitor Wearer's Health

...arers health . The "intelligent textiles" contain embedded sensors designed to monitor body fluids such as blood and sweat. Scientists say the aim is to use the clothes to check on groups such as recovering hospital patients, people with chronic illnesses and injured athletes. As of now, the Biotex pro...

Researchers Develop Material That Self Heals Like Human Skin

...sed 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 exhausted, Sottos said. In their new research, the scientists built a scaffold using a robotic deposition process called direct...

Tritium Risks at New Heights

...t. It is the water that is radioactive. It becomes embedded in the human cell once it binds with the water. People who live within five kilometer radius of the nuclear plant are at most risk as the concentration of tritium is very high. While Ontario Power Generation says they hold themselves to a strict s...

Now the Blind can ‘hear’ What They Can’t See or Rad

...costs Rs.2,000-3,000 and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script. The Agra College team that took six months to develop the device and the softwa...

No Laptop Please for Children

...said children should keep a safe distance from the embedded antennas. Challis, a retired professor of physics at the University of Nottingham, said: "With a desktop computer, the transmitter will be in the tower. "This might be perhaps 20cms from your leg and the exposure would then be around one per cen...

To Understand the Big Picture, Give It Time -- and Sleep

... than C, then he or she knows those two facts. But embedded within those is a third fact – A is greater than C – which can be deduced by a process called transitive inference, the type of relational memory that the researchers examined in this study. Earlier research by Walker and colleagues had shown that...

Deflecting Damage: Flexible Electronics Aid Brain Injury Research

...l form. Having withstood the shock, the electrodes embedded in the membrane continue to monitor the cellular activity, providing a before and after picture of traumatic brain injury. Future work will continue to refine these measurements and also attempt to obtain readings from cells during the injury event...

Penn Scientists Engineer Small Molecules to Probe Proteins Deep Inside Cell Membrane

... One third of all proteins are membrane proteins – embedded within the cell’s fatty outer layer. While scientists can easily study the other two-thirds using such tools as antibodies, they have not had such methods to investigate the membrane-embedded portions of proteins. To probe the secrets of these seem...

Early Psychosis Is Dangerous

...k of homicide, must be taken very seriously and be embedded in the ensuing management plan, which should include direct advice as to how they should respond to actual threat,” says Dr Kalucy. Source-AA SRM...

Mobility can be improved in elders with exercise

...all needle-like electrode with four tiny wires was embedded in the muscle of an index finger of each subject. The electrode was hooked up to a computer to record the electrical impulses as they travel from neurons to the muscle fibers. As the index finger was held steady in a small harness, each subject was...

Technology Changes in Glucose Monitoring Implants

...fronts, and will require advances in biomaterials, embedded electronics, packaging, and power management. But these improvements will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. The bottom line is that, after years of disappointment, this time the new age in diabetes management should arrive on schedule.' Y...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

...ure marks one of the first times magnets have been embedded inside the body to treat a health condition, accor...ched to the child's breastbone and a second magnet embedded in a lightweight plastic brace that the child wears under clothing. The attraction between the two m...

New Microchip for Protein Sorting

...Fu therefore devised the anisotropic sieve that is embedded into a silicon chip. A biological sample containing different proteins is placed in a sample reservoir above the chip. The sample is then run through the sieve of the chip continuously. The chip is designed with a network of microfluidic channels sur...

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