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Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...f EBUS with ENB has pushed the diagnostic yield of flexible bronchoscopic procedures closer to the sensitivity obtainable through either transthoracic CT-guided or surgical biopsies, noted Armin Ernst, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, who wrote the article with colleagues at the University of Heidelberg, Germ...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...res using tiny devices mounted at the end of long, flexible plastic catheters that are threaded into the heart through veins. Full-scale clinical trials have not yet demonstrated the long-term benefits from the catheter-based treatment. But, based on promising results from less rigorous studies, major medic...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...ch store of knowledge, traditions of self-help and flexible response to crisis. In Ireland and India, too, coping mechanisms were badly eroded by the time the emergency struck. The Industrial Revolution drove many of Ireland's farmers into poverty, as they lost non-farming income, such as making linen, to...

Dental Lasers can Help Eliminate Bacteria in Root Canals

... The study credits the progress of miniaturized, flexible fiber tips for allowing the laser to be used in endodontic (root canal) treatment. Dr. Ulrich Schoop and a team of researchers in the dental school at the University of Vienna used 60 extracted human teeth with one root each to analyse the effects ...

Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria

... Austria, credits the development of miniaturized, flexible fiber tips for allowing the laser to be used in endodontic (root canal) treatment. Dr. Ulrich Schoop and a team of researchers in the dental school at the University of Vienna used 60 extracted human teeth with one root each to test the effects of ...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

...constructing a space suit that promises to be more flexible allowing astronauts superior mobility when they reach Mars or return to the Moon. Since Yuri Gagarins time spacesuits have seen scant improvement. They continue to remain the bulky, gas-pressurized outfits of yore, which provide astronauts a bubb...

FDA Approves First Artificial Cervical Disc

... can greatly impact quality of life. The disc is a flexible material between the vertebrae that holds the bones together while still allowing for movement. Because of the demands put on the disc, it sometimes can 'herniate' or wear down causing pain. If treatments, such as rest, medications, physical the...

Converting Left-hander to Right-hander also Changes the Brain

...ond its involvement in handedness, as it shows how flexible the brain is in terms of which regions can do what. "The key thing is that there are areas that can be influenced by training and areas that resist this. It's not only interesting in regard to handedness, but also in terms of plasticity," he says....

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...s its fingers to grip objects. The i-LIMB has a flexible wrist and rotating thumbs. 'And it's the first to ...ng a plate and handing over a business card. So flexible are the fingers that they can open the ring-pull of a soft drink can. Best of all, the wearer doesn'...

Scientists Have Invented New Device to Reap Fresh Water from the Air

... "It is simple, practical, adaptable, sustainable, flexible and draws inspiration from nature resulting in a minimal intervention with potentially a big impact," Discovery News quoted Frank Lawson, a senior engineer at Arup, as saying. Cory and Malka are now looking into modifications to WatAir that could h...

Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command

...'s amazing: on the one hand, the brain can be very flexible and rapidly adapt to changing feedback, but it can also lock in on something and tune out distractions until the task is finished. And these two separate control systems that work toward the same goal without actually talking to each other likely hel...

More Women Medical Graduates Than Men

...ak at some time. The poll shows the need for more flexible working hours for those working in the NHS. There is also a need for funding of flexible training schemes which will allow junior doctors to work for less than full time. Dr Blayney, who w...

India to Have 30 World-class Universities Across the Country: PM

...eed better facilities, more and better teachers, a flexible approach to curriculum development to make it more relevant, more effective pedagogical and learning methods and more meaningful evaluation systems." He said 340 districts in the country had extremely low college enrolments and assured that the cen...

BMA Calls for Flexible Working as Number of Women Doctors Swell

The NHS must provide more flexible working, the BMA says today (Saturday 23 June, 200...nt. The BMA is calling for increased funding for flexible training schemes which allow junior doctors to work less than full time, and will debate the issue a...

Genopole(R) is Organizing an Advanced Course on Stem Cells and Their Therapeutic Applications

...ucts needed for gene and cell therapy or represent flexible and powerful tools for screening molecules for predictive toxicology or therapeutic efficacy trials. The body of gathered knowledge, which is already very large, can be even further extended, for example, to the hematopoetic system or epidermis. A ...

Labor's Preventive Health Care Policy Looks to Address Future Needs

...decades ahead. Labor has set out a simpler, more flexible Medicare that will allow doctors to better manage their time and resources in providing quality health care to the community. It is a policy that clearly has an eye on the future demands on the health system. Reforming the Medicare Benefits Scheme ...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

...re likely to have normally functioning, pain-free, flexible feet in adulthood. Traditionally, children who h...giver's work schedule. "The newly designed, more flexible foot abduction orthosis is equally effective, or more so, than the traditional brace, considering ra...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

... males have to step up to produce a longer or more flexible phallus, she said. "You can envision an evolutionary scenario that, as the male phallus increases in size, the female creates more barriers. You get this evolutionary arms race," Brennan said. Only if the female is relaxed and cooperative can the...

Meditation May Fine-Tune Control Over Attention

...rough learning." The finding that attention is a flexible skill opens up many possibilities, says Davidson. For example, he suggests, "Attention training is worth examining for disorders with attentional components, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder."...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

...the larynx and vocal cords. Doctors then snake the flexible laser down the scope to treat the problem, all while the patient is awake. The pulsed laser was initially developed to treat port-wine stains on a baby's skin because it heated the blood causing the stain without stiffening the delicate baby skin a...

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