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Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...es from muscle development to the brain. So, the lightweight baby will have a tendency to put on fat after birth and develop a body type prone to heart disease.Barker says this highlights the fact that it's not your weight but how you arrived, as it is that determines your heart disease risk. 'It is the journe...

Sri Lanka Gets The Help Of Healthcare Professionals

...o Sri Lanka is the prescription and fabrication of lightweight polypropylene prosthetics, which are more comfortable and durable than the heavier aluminum variety commonly in use. The new prostheses can also be fabricated with a bending joint, permitting unprecedented flexibility for above-the-knee amputees. ...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

...NASA and the US Air Force. "Cheap, tiny, and very lightweight sensors of chemical or biological agents could be made from long-lived cells that require no upkeep, yet sense and then communicate effectively with each other and their external environment," says former UNM graduate student and Sandia consultant He...

Go Green with Popeye: Learn why his eyes pop out for spinach!

...almic Instruments, Dr Murray's lab has conceived a lightweight instrument that is capable of indicating the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin; This will indeed be a valid indication of the potential harm that low levels of macular pigment can cause in impairing vision. The scientists are of the opinion that people...

Tougher Fiber Dental ‘bridges’ for a Brighter Smie

...ng,// Vistasp Karbhari, at UC San Diego. This same lightweight material is used in civil, automotive aerospace, and marine applications. Since they work very well in highway bridges, Professor Vistasp Karbhari was motivated to try it out for dental bridges as well. Karbhari along with Howard Strassler profess...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

...ild's breastbone and a second magnet embedded in a lightweight plastic brace that the child wears under clothing. The attraction between the two magnets holds the brace in place. Because the internal magnet is placed just under the skin during an outpatient visit, the child can go home on the day of the proce...

AAO Urges Athletes to Wear Protective Eyewear

...ing. “Athletes can select from various types of lightweight and sturdy protective eyewear,” said M. Bowes Hamill, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and clinical correspondent for the Academy. “Eyewear properly fitted and worn does not hinder performance in any w...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

...so much. Scientists hope that the computerised, lightweight and machine-washable vest, called Life Shirt, coul...ifornia in San Diego, who lead the study hopes the lightweight and machine-washable vest called Life Shirt will eventually be used to help doctors get an accurate ...

Genetic Secrets Behind the Dragline Silk

...roduced silk might find applications as diverse as lightweight super-strong body armor, components of medical devices and high-tech athletic attire. The researchers Associate Professor of Biology Cheryl Hayashi, postdoctoral researchers Nadia Ayoub and Jessica Garb, and graduate students Robin Tinghitella and...

New Device for Stroke Patients Improves Walking

... more naturally and improve mobility. The unique lightweight device, called the NESS L300 neuro-rehabilitation system -- which recently received FDA clearance and has been offered to patients at Weill Cornell beginning this year -- is worn on the lower-leg and foot in place of a traditional foot brace. Sensors...

Apple Launches IPhone; New Yorkers Line Up to Buy Gadget

...hief executive Steve Jobs hope the iPhone, a sleek lightweight device which fits in the hand, will prove as popular as its best-selling iPod music players. Eager New Yorkers, some of whom camped out overnight, were lined up at one Apple store which offered the first iPhones for sale Friday morning to be among ...

Indian Weather Station Near Glacier to Study Global Warming

...g system that includes a microprocessor controlled lightweight weather station, at the Chhota Shigri glacier in H... The ISS is a microprocessor controlled, compact lightweight weather station that will update climbers and rescue teams with essential data on temperature, humid...

Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...8, has already traversed the Atlantic Ocean in her lightweight 24-foot (seven meter) silver rowing boat and is now attempting a far greater challenge, a 6,700-mile (10,800 kilometer) trek across the vast expanse of the Pacific. Savage, who is due to depart from under the Golden Gate Bridge, will stop off in Ha...

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