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New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

... is offering special deals for Blackberry wireless handheld devices made by the Canadian firm RIM (Research in Motion) whose "chat applications are perfectly adapted to deaf people's communications needs," a brochure explains. David Hoareau has travelled 12,00 kilometres (8,000 miles) from the Indian Ocean ...

Now, FISH on a Chip for Quicker, Cost-effective Cancer Diagnosis

...ist Dr. Linda Pilarski, that can perform FISH on a handheld diagnostic device. The researchers claim that the new system will allow FISH to be performed within a day for a fraction of the cost of current analysis methods, which take days conduct the test. The rapid detection of chromosomal mutations with ...

Car Sickness for the Little Ones can Be Prevented

...tion wagons and SUVs. Ban books, DVD players and handheld video games. While such distractions may be welcome on long trips, the act of focusing on something inside the car can intensify the nauseating sense of disconnection from the movement outside. Better bets: listening to music or books on tape or eng...

Nicole Kidman Refuses to Kick the Butt!

...eo game. The ads show the 'Hours' actress with a handheld console trying out the latest "brain training" techniques....

Apple Launches IPhone; New Yorkers Line Up to Buy Gadget

...eady own a cell phone, but Apple is banking that a handheld portable stereo that is also enabled for calls and e-mail will convince them to abandon their current phones and buy an iPod. The company recently marked the sale of its 100 millionth iPod personal music device, making it, in Apple's words, the "fa...

Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission

...ne against malaria is available. EMRs are small, handheld devices that emit a high-frequency buzz almost inaudible to the human ear. Manufacturers claim that the buzz mimics the beating of male mosquito wings. EMRs are used indoors and outdoors and are purported to repel mosquitoes within a range of 2.5 met...

New Invention to Detect Blood Clots

... skull. In seconds it sends readings to the PDA or handheld computer wirelessly. It uses infrared light beams ...dent it's a big decision to evacuate a patient - a handheld detector for haematomas would be priceless." Though it can never take the place of the CT scanner ...

'Picture-To-Speech' Projects Help Disabled Speak

... Instead of fumbling with homemade pictures, the handheld innovation helps those with speech impairments express their needs in such everyday tasks as ordering food or asking for medical attention from an archive of commonly-used phrases and graphics. The initiative is spearheaded by the Movement for the I...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

...athe for ten minutes into a commercially available handheld device, which cools the air, forming a condensed vapor, to which the methylation assay is applied. Investigators found it could detect the presence of the methylated form in all six-tumor suppressor genes. For RASSF1A, the test was negative in non-sm...

Drug Company Seeks Approval for Human Testing of Vaccine against H5N1 Virus

...he volunteers are expected to be vaccinated with a handheld device that will blast harmless, microscopic gold particles coated in the vaccine into the upper arm at supersonic speeds. Earlier this year tests of a DNA vaccine that was designed to give protection against seasonal flu showed that it offered 10...

Novel Device Developed To Help Autistic Individuals Communicate Better

...air of glasses, that can in turn be connected to a handheld computer, equipped with image recognition software, in addition to a software capable enough of reading the emotions displayed. The software then signals the wearer through a vibratory movement, signaling that the listener is not involved. The rese...

Exubera could mean the end of an insulin injection era for diabetics

...by releasing an insulin-powder cloud inhaled via a handheld plastic machine similar to the inhalers used for asthma and allergy. The drug has been in development for a decade and is now backed by a joint venture between Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. Pfizer presented several studies showing ...

Ultrasound may mean end to classic stethoscope

...ecialists, but as technology has improved, smaller handheld devices that produce good quality images are being developed. But the advance has some doctors concerned. They say they are worried that if untrained doctors use a tool like ultrasound, they will both misdiagnose and think they see problems where t...

Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future

In hospitals and clinics of the future, small handheld echocardiography machines will be used to quickly screen patients’ hearts for structural abnormalities. The smaller machines can detect heart abnormalities needing further attention, even when used by physicians with just minimal training, says Dr. J...

Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly

A prototype handheld detector under development at Sandia National Laboratories can identify the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) of anthrax in less than five minutes. //Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program supported the work. Sandia is a multipro...

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

...g Administration determined - but is the size of a handheld computer. In fact, it's actually made from a Compaq hand-held personal digital assistant. Manufacturer MicroMedical Industries embedded that off-the-shelf PDA with miniaturized versions of the software and hardware that run full-size EKG machines. ...

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