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Lancing tumours into the body

... used to heat the metal tip doesn’t interfere with steering the device, he adds.Says Edwin Jager at Linkoping University in Sweden, who is designing tiny robots to manipulate single cells in the body that “surgeons are understandably cautious about the idea of microbots floating free in the body. If one bloc...

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

...ere caused by the windshield, instrument panel and steering wheel....

Breastfeeding Revisited thanks to WHO and UNICEF

... to the efforts of WHO, UNICEF and breast feeding steering committees as a socially acceptable and respectable practice. As the ‘World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7)’ comes to an end of weeklong campaign, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has made some important observations in many countries. While...

Pharma Companies Tie Up To Develop Bird Flu Vaccine

...ce between the two companies will be overseen by a steering committee chaired by Richard Klausner, eminent sci... secretary, department of biotechnology, is on the steering committee. The department will provide enabling support to the alliance. Headquartered in Malvern,...

A connection Between Cry Babies and Postpartum Depression

...feeding.High is a member of the Rhode Island PRAMS steering committee. The committee could choose a few state-specific questions that would be added to the standard survey. The survey already asked about depression. Wondering if there was a connection to colic, High suggested another: “How inconsolable is you...

Global Stroke Survey Launched

...owing recruitment through medical professionals. A steering committee, consisting of patient organisations like SAFE and leading stroke experts will guide the development of the survey. AstraZeneca has a firm commitment to stroke research and awareness, and continues to support scientists, physicians, and p...

New Cooperative Research Center for Allergic Disease

...ration and their principal investigators make up a steering committee to provide input and serve as a resource for all the AADCRC centers. ‘The incidence of allergic diseases is rapidly increasing in the developed world,’ said Dr. Kaplan. ‘This is commonly seen as asthma, rhinitis and atopic dermatitis (ecz...

Norway Grants $80 mn to India's Health Mission

...rtnership will be governed by a joint Norway-India steering committee under the chairmanship of the secretary of health and family welfare. India has the third highest child mortality rate in the world, even though it is declining over the last few decades. The five states account for 60 percent of the tota...

Recurrent Stroke Risk is Minimized by Statin

... the Duke Stroke Center and a member of the SPARCL steering committee. A transient ischemic attack is similar to a stroke, but is of shorter duration and severity. Often referred to as a ministroke, it is considered a warning sign or prelude for stroke. "These results will have a major effect on how peopl...

Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments

...em Cell Funders Forum, Lord Patel, chairman of the steering committee for the UK Stem Cell Bank, and Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the MS Society were among the notable signatories from the 14 medical charities and researcher funders that had signed the letter. The letter said, “In principle, we welco...

Dabur Research to set up Drug Discovery Center in Oman

...es in the Sultan Qaboos University of Oman, who is steering the Marine Biotechnology Center project that is expected to benefit the entire Gulf region. The new center is expected to have special ships with laboratories on board for study of marine species. If taken seriously, Mukherjee feels, marine resou...

Compulsory Rural Stint for Doctors: Ramadoss

...orters after the second meeting of the ministerial steering group of the National Rural Health Mission. "By December we hope to go to the cabinet for clearance of the proposal," he said. In order to meet health targets and bridge the acute shortfall of trained doctors in rural healthcare centres, it is ...

Robot Wheelchair Maybe Helpful for Wheelchair-dependent Patients

...d other simple controls. The HLPR chair's drive, steering motors, batteries and control electronics are positioned to keep its center of gravity--even when carrying a patient--within the wheelbase. This allows a person, weighing up to 300 pounds, to rotate out, from the inner chair frame, over a toilet, cha...

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Health Problems in Adulthood

...m at Children's Hospital.Dr. Meadows serves on the steering committee of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), which published the research, the largest-ever study of adult survivors of childhood cancer in the Oct. 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institu...

How a Woman Holds Fort in Her Little Kingdom – The Kitche

... of a woman, about decisions on food products, and steering the family to eat healthy, still remained a woman’s prerogative. In majority of the households the stereotype role of a woman existed, either subtly or overtly, researchers opined. "Women have made great progress in terms of equal opportunities over...

NACO Calls Private Sector To Join The Battle Against AIDS

... over 50 per cent for inpatient care. A national steering committee, which comprises of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, National Association of Software and Service Companies, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, International ...

Medical Personnel Can Save More Lives by Screening for Oral Signs of Disease

...be done and what to expect. And since success in steering patients to HIV testing may hinge on the ability to remain nonjudgmental, she also gives her audiences examples from her former oral pathology practice on how to approach patients in a way that won’t make them panic. “The more comfortable you are, th...

Chinese-food Lovers, Beware

...eave more sauce behind. -Avoid salt, which means steering clear of the duck sauce, hot mustard, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. -Share your meal or take half home for later. -Ask for brown rice instead of white rice. <...

Campaign for Safe Drinking Water in India, Nepal

... full-fledged work will start in six weeks after a steering committee is put in place. "The project will benefit more than a 100,000 people both in India and Nepal of which 75,000 children will benefit directly thanks to the RWH systems in schools. "And since we will be working in association with local N...

Lack of Sleep Affects Eye-steering Coordination Needed While Driving

...n of horizontal eye movements that is needed while steering a vehicle. The study was conducted on a group of...nitored using a dashboard mounted eye tracker, and steering wheel movement was monitored through a precision potentiometer attached to the steering column. Ma...

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