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Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...turn a key in a lock, hold a wine glass or punch a pin number into a cash machine. David Gow who works with with Lothian NHS in Scotland and the inventor of the new device, points out for the first time, the artificial hand can bends its fingers to grip objects. The i-LIMB has a flexible wrist and...

Meningitis Shots for Teens

...ber Tama Lee. Bruising and a rash resembling small pin marks help distinguish the disease, which, if left untreated, can lead to brain damage, hearing loss, organ failure, loss of limbs and - sometimes - death. It is spread through the exchange of respiratory droplets, or by sharing drinks or utensils ...

Koreans in Canada Feel Put Down by Subtle Racism

...ial slights and ambiguous remarks that are hard to pin down is more dangerous to mental health than overt discrimination, according to a study of 180 Korean immigrants living in Canada. "We found that the subtle form of discrimination has a greater impact on psychological distress such as symptoms of ...

Why We Feel a Sense of Dj Vu

...archers used a line of genetically altered mice to pin down how the dentate gyrus contributes to the kind of pattern separation involved in identifying new and old spaces. While the mice behaved normally in most situations, they became confused when required to distinguish between different spaces. This ...

New Procedure Paves Way for Eunuchs to Choose a Gender and Conceive

...fic reason for these kind of disorder is yet to be pin pointed yet marriage within families and relatives is considered to be a prime cause." Gupta explained that there were mainly three kinds of hermaphrodites - the male pseudohermaphrodites (MPH), the female pseudohermaphrodites (FPH) and the true h...

Foot Deformity Could Be Corrected With Minimal Surgery

...he minor surgical procedure, Dobbs inserts a small pin into a joint in the foot where it meets the ankle to hold the correct position for about two months. After the casting treatments or the surgical pinning, CVT patients wear a nighttime brace for several years to prevent recurrence. Details about th...

Sea Creature's Toxin Could Lead to Promising Cancer Treatment

...ized several variants of diazonamide A in order to pin down how it prevents cancer cells from dividing. Normal cell division involves a structure called the mitotic spindle, which pulls apart the chromosomes before the cell splits. The spindle is primarily made out of a substance called tubulin. Some a...

Scientists Map Key Landmarks in Human Genome

...ed by sophisticated computational data analysis to pin down the nucleosome locations. The paper describes how the scientists used the technique to locate nucleosomes in 3,692 promoters (regions of DNA that interact with regulatory factors to control gene activity) within seven human cell lines, including...

South Asians, Don’t Blame Your Genes Anymor

...lated stress occurred among South Asians. Another pin pointer was binge drinking or excessive drinking, at one go. While westerners indulge in regular moderated drinking which is said to have a protective effect on the heart, the incidence of binge drinking was way more among South Asians. Earlier fi...

Alberta Most Affected By Influenza

...makes the reasons for the higher rate difficult to pin down,” said Judy MacDonald. Source-Meindia PRI...

Doctors Remove Four-cm Long Pin from Man's Lungs

...ed upon a young man and took out at a four-cm long pin from his lungs at a Coimbatore hospital in Tamil N...re surprised that he lived for six months with the pin inside, without any pain. The pin Najeeb had swallowed apparently gone down his throat effortless...

Incidence of childhood cancer linked to bigger births

...ildren's Hospital, has expressed the difficulty to pin point a single cause, though there is an apparent environmental connection in the incidences of cancer....

Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed

...cal basis of schizophrenia, the scientists need to pin down the molecular evidence specific to the illness. In the analysis, they will be using genomic and proteomic techniques that were not available even a few years ago. "The precision of these techniques will provide new information on how the compl...

Gene variants hold clues about vulnerability to cardiovascular disease

...Duke researchers. "It is extremely difficult to pin down genes associated with a complex disease such as heart disease," said Simon G. Gregory, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at the Duke Center for Human Genetics and senior investigator on the study. Two pieces of evidence pointed the resea...

Researchers Use Bubbles in Cancer Treatment and Drug Delivery

...h intensity ultrasound. The ultrasound acts like a pin popping a water balloon. After the shell pops, the perfluorocarbon expands into a gas bubble that is approximately 125 times larger in volume than the droplet. "If a bubble remained spherical its diameter would be much larger than that of the vess...

Poor Quality of Cabin Air in the Plane Can Cause DVT, After A Long Flight

...t so much because of a long flight, thus to really pin a connection is perhaps not right. Clotting, can also take place in other forms of activity like sitting and reading a book. A team led by Professor Frits Rosendaal of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, closely observed levels of ...

Famous Faces Join Campaign To Spread Awareness On Ovarian Cancer

...ver going to find a way to combat it. Please buy a pin badge in support," said Joan Collins referring to the Wellbeing of Women pin badges that are being distributed across the country in a bid to raise funds for "vital medical rese...

Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases

...." Campaigners meanwhile have something more to pin their hopes upon, the fact that HIV positive cases have not shown any marked increase. According to the last survey of the high-risk conducted in 2003, only 13.2% of the female sex workers were found positive. "Compared to the high numbers of inf...

Microscopic Nanobombs Blow Apart Breast Cancer Cells

..."It might cause what I would call nanopain, like a pin prick." He is of the opinion that this therapy would be particularly effective against breast cancer since the shockwaves generated by the explosions kill "the cancerous cells as well as the biological pathways that carry instructions to generate add...

Increased demand for Bird flu anti-viral drug world wide

...Chinese Academy of Engineering said, “But we can't pin down a specific time for the outbreak so far," Zhong, told the Information Time and a global flu outbreak generally took place every 20 to 50 years and the last such epidemic had occurred more than 20 years back and we are not able to know whether bi...

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