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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...o surveillance and food transport vehicles will be fitted with global positioning systems. White mice will also be used to test food destined to be consumed by the athletes. "With this system in place, if a food security issue were to arise, we would be able to alert producers and distributors within 30...

British Scientists Develop Artificial Skin

...could be made in different sizes allowing it to be fitted together like a jigsaw, Richard Moulson, of Intercytex, said. "A surgeon would go to the fridge, retrieve the right size and place it on the wound. "It would then be bandaged up and off you'd go." Previous attempts by other companies to make art...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

...ed full correction for their clubfoot before being fitted for the brace. Eighteen patients who had not been wearing the traditional brace as prescribed were fitted for the Dobbs brace. The remaining patients were fitted only for the Dobbs brace. All but two patien...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

... ruling on a petition, the bench said all vehicles fitted with medical equipment and registered with the transport authorities as an ambulance would be used only to carry patients for medical treatment. The court further asked petitioner and counsel Varun Goswami to keep a watch on the implementation of i...

Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression

... mice to stop production of testosterone, and then fitted in them implants that controlled their testosterone levels. Upon treatment with a drug that halts the production of estrogen, it was found that normally aggressive mice became less aggressive when faced limited daylight as in winter. On the other h...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...mbing accident more than 25 years ago. When he was fitted with his first pair of artificial legs, he wasn't happy with them. "My doctors told me that this was the best, and I should live with and accept what I was given," he said. But Herr didn't. Instead he devoted his career to developing something bett...

Disaster Balloons can Be Used to Keep Communication Intact During Calamities

...to the scientific magazine New Scientist, balloons fitted with communication transmitters - similar to cellphone base stations will then be automatically launched to ensure communication channels remain open....

U.S. Army Developing a Robot to Rescue Injured Soldiers

...ts burden like a forklift, future versions will be fitted with manoeuvrable hands to gently scoop up casualt... steady no matter what position it adopts, Bear is fitted with accelerometers to monitor the movement of its torso, and gyroscopes to detect any rotation of i...

Cars in UK to Be Fitted With Black Boxes to Reduce Fatalities

By 2010, all cars in the UK will be fitted with 400 pounds worth aircraft-style black boxes which will automatically call emergency services after a violent crash. The palm-sized electrical devices will activate an SOS distress signal only if the crash is serious enough to trigger an air ba...

Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

...tless landmine victims in many countries have been fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The limb has also provided relief to 15,000 physically disabled people in foreign countries. The centre is also known as a "mini India" with people flocking to it for relief from all over the country. "We receive patients fr...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

... ruling on a petition, the bench said all vehicles fitted with medical equipment and registered with the transport authorities as an ambulance would be used only to carry patients for medical treatment. The court further asked petitioner and counsel Varun Goswami to keep a watch on the implementation of i...

Computerized Attendance to Check Late Coming Teachers

Primary schools in Rajasthan will be fitted with an electronic biometric attendance system to check late-coming teachers.// The machine will be initially installed in a few primary schools, but later will be extended to all schools in the state. It would first be installed in 15 schools of J...

Jaipur Foot Takes Off for Lebanon

...ay camp in Jakarta in February that saw 350 people fitted with the Jaipur Foot. "These were people who had...tless landmine victims in many countries have been fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The beauty of the Jaipur foot lies in its lightness - those who wear it can ...

Stents Do Little to Prevent Heart Attacks

...to statistics, an astounding 800,000 Americans are fitted with stents every year. The Clinical Outcome Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation, or COURAGE, study studied more than 2,200 patients with blocked artery and persistent chest pain. It found that patients treated with usual dru...

Micro-jets for Painless Needle-free Injections

...ameter of about 50-100 micrometers. The chamber is fitted with a piston, which is backed up by a piezoelectric crystal, and when a voltage pulse is applied to the crystal it moves forward and pushes the piston. This, in turn, pushes the drug in the form of a small jet which penetrates into the skin." The ...

AAO Urges Athletes to Wear Protective Eyewear

...priate, sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional. “Athletes need to c...l correspondent for the Academy. “Eyewear properly fitted and worn does not hinder performance in any way, and can prevent most sports eye injuries.” Protec...

Scent of a Rose may Give More Than Pleasure

...he rose scents were continued in timed bursts, via fitted face masks during sleep. Several tests later the next day, it was seen that in almost all the subjects, their powers of memory were increased to 97 percent, an increase of 15 percent. According to scientists, the hippocampus region of the brain i...

Insulating Houses Improves Health and Wellbeing

...talled, whilst properties in the second group were fitted with a standard insulation package, which included ceiling insulation and draught stopping around doors and windows. The researchers then used interviews, questionnaires, occupants’ self-reported experience, energy usage, house temperature and oth...

Researchers Conducting Clinical Trials of Diaphragm as HIV Prevention Method

...not require a woman to undergo a pelvic exam to be fitted with the correct size. "Manufacturing processes have changed, materials have been updated, we know a lot more about vaginal anatomy now, so this is a good, simple technology that we could make significant improvements in," Maggie Kilbourne-Brook, a P...

Indonesians to Be Fitted Jaipur-made Artificial Limbs

...se, accident or disasters like the tsunami will be fitted with Jaipur-made artificial limbs in Jakarta//. "...n Jakarta from Friday, in which 350 people will be fitted with the Jaipur Foot," D.R. Mehta, the founder of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti in Jai...

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