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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...aving a body-powered device leaves little room for mechanical failure,' Didrick said, adding that there aren't a...al finger, offering only passive function, with no mechanical structure, can cost $5,500 from an anaplastologist.' Manufacturing is currently taken care of by a...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...heir ultra-small diameter, high aspect ratio, high mechanical strength, good electrical and thermal conductivity and light weight, Gupta and his team found that carbon nanotubes had all of the properties necessary to accomplish the objective. The long length and small diameter of carbon nanotubes forms an in...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...ils in the genus Neochetina, were used, along with mechanical removal, to control the highly invasive water hyac...ria of the weed. The control strategy integrated mechanical removal and use of two insects that are natural enemies of the weed--weevils in the genus Neochetina...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...moving the weakened arm again, said John McBean, a mechanical engineer who developed the technology with Kailas Narendran, an electrical engineer and computer scientist. (The two began the project in 2002, in a graduate robotics class at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T).) And the more they are...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

...study conducted by Piotr Marszalek, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke said that the first direct measurements of the forces within single strands of DNA that wind around each other in pairs to form the complete, double-stranded molecules. "The stability of DNA is so fundamental to life that it's i...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

... to protect it from the vacuum of space, relies on mechanical counter-pressure, which involves wrapping tight layers of material around the body. Apart from the flexibility factor, the BioSuit is also safe compared to a traditional spacesuit. If a tiny meteorite or other object were to accidentally punctur...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

...ated electrically or with chemicals. But they lack mechanical robustness and as a result soon succumb to fatigue and fail. To test the nanotubes ability to resist fatigue, the team led by Victor Pushparaj took a two-millimetre-square block in which many millions of nanotubes were aligned vertically, and repeate...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

... he was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish for a temporary mechanical heart pump, "to see if he would turn around," his ...and artificial heart programs. First the regular mechanical pump was tried out. It is an external device that can only be used in an ICU and is intended to sup...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

... Since then, an advisory panel has concluded that mechanical breath tests are "the right thing to do," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, adding, "I think it's feasible." The NYPD would use the test results to determine whether alcohol factored into a shooting and if the shooter should be disciplined. The panel ...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

...(NYHA Class III) and a narrow QRS complex who show mechanical dyssynchrony as assessed by echocardiography. "It is established that CRT provides clinical benefit for heart failure patients with wide QRS," said Johannes Holzmeister, MD, University of Zurich, and co-principal investigator of the study. "Now it ...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...ic Institute (RPI) in New York with dual majors in mechanical engineering and product design and innovation. "I think it has a lot of potential, and it could make a big difference in people's lives," said Professor Burt Swersy, whose Inventor's Studio course inspired the product's creation. "It's sustainable...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

...n crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity. "The policy of sustainable agriculture based on organic farming is aimed at preserving the viability of the Tibetan settlements," Dorje said. "With funding from an Italian NGO, COSPE, the Tibetan governm...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...ohol-use disorder (AUD) are more likely to require mechanical ventilation, and need it for a longer period of time. More than 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation during intensive care per year in the United States, even though the hospital mortality ...

Tech Heads Go Gaga Waiting for Apple's IPhone

... and video player -- the pocket-sized gizmo has no mechanical keyboard and allows almost all controls to be handled by touching a finger on the unit's screen. All of the iPhone's features come at a premium price: the gadget costs about five times more than a conventional cell phone. The four-gigabyte model wi...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

... of the Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis lab is the mechanical isolation of the data collection zone. The laboratory floor is completely detached from the structure of the building it resides in, explained Dr. Hillstrom. Constructing the floor in this fashion was purposefully done to ensure that measurements dur...

Slowing the Racing Heart

...ng a chaotic pacemaker, followed by insertion of a mechanical pacemaker that can regulate the heartbeat. "Understanding the molecular regulation of the heart's pacemaker opens the possibility of less drastic treatment options, including drug interventions," said Solaro, who is also director of the center for ...

Slowing the Racing Heart

...ng a chaotic pacemaker, followed by insertion of a mechanical pacemaker that can regulate the heartbeat. "Understanding the molecular regulation of the heart's pacemaker opens the possibility of less drastic treatment options, including drug interventions," said Solaro, who is also director of the center for...

US County to Compensate Woman Wrongly Quarantined for TB

... county lawyer, called the original test result "a mechanical error." Kitson said Ryan believes her sample was contaminated by that of another person's positive tuberculosis test; he said the test was done by county laboratory staff working in association with Westchester Medical Center. Westchester County s...

'Muscle Noise' may Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease Sans Radiation Exposure

...t gives quantitative information about the muscles mechanical properties. They, however, maintain that it may be also be used alone, eliminating the need for radiation altogether. Sabra says that the new technique may also be used to monitor sports injuries, such as pulled tendons, reports the New Scientist. ...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...agnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) may be used to create mechanical tension that stimulates the growth and elongation ...ntral nervous system after injury. "By providing mechanical tension to the regrowing axon, we may be able to enhance the regenerative axon growth in vivo". This...

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