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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

... and blue plastic, Didrick's X-Finger allows for a surprising degree of dexterity: Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments. When the wearer bends the remaining portion of his or her finger, the tight fit causes it to depress a lever on the X-Finger, articula...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

... same impressive treatment capabilities. It is not surprising that we are now receiving referrals from across the state and even interstate." Elekta Synergy was selected for the NCCI following a competitive tender process and is considered the market-leading IGRT solution, revolutionizing radiotherapy by offe...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...ney, if this could be worked out, "It would not be surprising in the future -- with refinement in technique -- that this could be of benefit to women who need augmentation or reconstruction. "But it may be many years, and it's far too early to know before large, well-controlled case-control clinical trials are ...

Ice Bath by Sports Star Questioned

...de Sports Science Academy, said he did not find it surprising that there was no difference between the two samples. "I don't find it hard to believe that the ice doesn't have any long-term benefit, although I would question whether the ice group really did feel more pain after 24 hours than the tepid group. T...

Three Doctors Charged So Far in the UK Bombing Case

...eleased without charge on Thursday.Easily the most surprising case is that of Haneefs. He has been in custody in Australia since his arrest in Brisbane on July 2 as he attempted to leave the country on a one-way ticket. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) had on Friday decided not to seek extension of the 27-...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...ctices will be used. Padian said one of the more surprising and disappointing results was that the women provided diaphragms reported using them only 70 percent of the time. That finding nevertheless provides valuable information about the importance of monitoring compliance in complex trials such as this one...

Four Organ Transplants Dont Help, Canadian Teenager Dies

...ng so quickly and nicely, I think it's been really surprising the doctors ," said Lori MacIver, his mother."I want him to start living the life that a teenager should be living, and I just want to get back to home and start our normal life again, whatever normal is anymore," she had added longingly then. But ...

Research in the Origin of Microtubules

...s at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reveal a surprising new origin for cellular "highways .They report that the Golgi apparatus -- a stack of pancake-shaped compartments that sorts and ships proteins out to their cellular destinations -- is the source of a particular subset of these microscopic fibers. ...

Eating Disorder Figures Among Children Soars

...le are forced to grow up much quicker. "It isn't surprising that this manifests itself in larger numbers of young children with mental health problems, including eating disorders." It has also been seen that anorexia, an eating disorder which is usually seen among the girls is fast gaining grounds among the...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...inate river blindness from the world. ``It's not surprising that we're seeing some drug resistance,'' Hotez said. ``You can't rely on a single tool without any backup.'' The emerging problem of resistance to this drug underlines the need to find new drugs and possibly even vaccines, he said. Experts have ac...

'Hi, can You Hear Me? I'm at 30,000 Feet'

... on planes could become commonplace. He also had a surprising revelation: mobile phones are not really much of a danger for planes after all. Research by OnAir shows that about 10 percent of people forget to turn their phones off during flights, despite repeated warnings by cabin crew before takeoff. "It is q...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...tists further believe the icebergs may also play a surprising role in global climate regulation by removing carbon from the atmosphere. As such, the new research may open a new and productive field for ecosystem research at the dawn of the Polar Year, they said. "This research establishes yet another promisin...

Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study

...sidered unsafe by them or their parents, it is not surprising virtual public space has become increasingly attractive as a leisure setting.," Crowe said. "The appeal [of online role-playing games] lies in the provision of an environment in which young people can experiment with the cultural institutions and ...

Anti-inflammatory Drug Fails to Improve COPD Symptoms

...ding to the authors, the results of the study were surprising for a number of reasons. Infliximab is an anti-tumor necrosis factor TNF-, and a number of studies have reported increased production of TNF in COPD patients. This increased production has been linked to weight loss, muscle weakness and muscle loss. ...

Vitamin Extends Life in Yeast, Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Find

...ast cells, whose genes are easy to manipulate. Its surprising that no one was be able to elevate NAD with a small molecule before, Brenner said. The team discovered two pathways that allow yeast to raise NAD levels with NR, improve their control of gene expression and live longer in the presence of high gluco...

When Smell Cells Fail They Call In Stem Cell Reserves

... grow much or do anything, says Reed. And the most surprising thing is that HBCs can grow into both nerves and non-nerve cells; they do so by generating the other active type of nasal stem cell. The team then went back and looked at nerve repair under less damaging circumstances where only the olfactory nerve...

Abnormal Face Processing in Toddlers With Autism

...d most of the time examining the eyes. This is a surprising finding, given that avoiding eye contact is one of the classic hallmarks of autism, said Chawarska. The results are preliminary and will require further replication and extension, but they suggest that pictures of faces and eyes are, by themselves, n...

Portable Splint When Injured Far Away from Medical Help

... at Sheffield Hallam University said: "Plastic has surprising uses that are not currently being explored." John Brewer, director of the Lucozade Sport Science Academy, said: "Rapid treatment of any injury is an essential part of the recovery process. "Most traumatic injuries will cause internal bleeding a...

Study Evaluates the Incompetence of Blacks as Living Kidney Donors

...ompleting the process. "I did find this kind of surprising because more women successfully donate than men, at a rate of 58 percent versus 42 percent," said Reeves-Daniel. "We hope all of these results will help with understanding so we can recruit successful donors in the future."...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...onal and transportation activities, with sometimes surprising results. For instance, few people know that aspirin carries a high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. "You can't evaluate the acceptability of a risk without also looking at the benefit of associated activities, because risks are inevitable in all...

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