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Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

...rce on the astronaut's body 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 obje...

Men Could Overcome Erectile Dysfunction Through Group Psychotherapy

...rapy, medication, psychotherapy plus medication or vacuum devices. A further 59 were in non-treatment control groups. We found that 95% of men in the psychosocial therapy group benefited from the treatment, while there was no change in over the same period of time in the controls, says Professor Tamara Me...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...lar polyester urethane scaffold using a rotational vacuum seeding device. After they had cultured their vascular constructs for seven days, the researchers implanted them in the abdominal aortas of rats eight weeks before performing tests to determine how well the grafts had performed. It was found that...

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

... Delhi, N.Y., as a cleaner moved it. An attempt to vacuum the tiny silver balls off the carpet only made thi...do," she said. The mercury can be heated up by the vacuum motor and vaporize. That was the mistake Smith's clock cleaner made at her shop near the Catskill Mo...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

...g. This wound therapy is usually delivered via a vacuum system which applies negative suction pressure to the wound base through a sponge sealed to the wound by an adherent drape, says study senior author Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye. The system accelerates wound contraction, decreases wound and tissue swelling, ...

Research Says Small Penis Syndrome Affects Men Than Women

...investigation. Evidence on the effectiveness of vacuum devices, penile extenders and traction devices was found to be limited, but the authors noted that patients may experience psychological benefits from some of them. The review also showed that the results of surgery are poorly documented and sign...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...and then began to pump out the air. In the ensuing vacuum , the thick dark blood slowly oozed out of the cut...traditionally sections of horn were used, with the vacuum caused either by the healer sucking out air or burning bits of cotton or paper to eliminate the oxyg...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

.... “This wound therapy is usually delivered via a vacuum system which applies negative suction pressure to the wound base through a sponge sealed to the wound by an adherent drape,” says study senior author Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye. “The system accelerates wound contraction, decreases wound and tissue swelling...

HeartLander - Futuristic Medical Technology Takes Off

...hole surgery and then attached to the heart, via a vacuum line to its suction feet. Once attached it is controlled by three rigid wires, which are pushed and pulled by motors outside the body. The robot may also carry a needle, which could be used to inject stem cells and growth factor genes as well take ...

How to Keep Away from Dust Allergy?

...the PBDEs while cleaning up. People are advised to vacuum and dust regularly and use a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filter. Also, try to avoid sweeping, which only cir...

Protein Blockade For HIV Infection

...eijtenbeek, langerhans cells act more like a virus vacuum cleaner which captures HIV 1 and destroys them. HIV infection occurs when there is an increased level of HIV or when the langerin activity is weak. This clearly explains why HIV is very difficult to contract. Geijtenbeek said this research opens up...

Risk of Hemorrhage Increased in Vaginally Born Babies

...by's head, the length of the labor, nor the use of vacuum or forceps to assist the delivery caused the bleeds," Dr. Gilmore said. "The bleeds are probably caused by pressure on the skull during delivery." In a newborn, the bones of the skull have not fused together, so the bones of the skull can shift and...

New Technique to Identify Bacteria for Food Safety

...ed versions of themselves, inside the instrument's vacuum chamber. Once ionized, the molecules can be more e...tly on surfaces outside of the mass spectrometer's vacuum chamber. When combined with portable mass spectrometers also under development at Purdue, DESI promi...

Does C-Section Stand for ‘Concern’? Study Reveals One in Hundred Babies ‘Hut’

... the birth canal with the assistance of forceps or vacuum contributed to the highest rate of fetal injury, while elective repeat cesarean deliveries was relatively low risk, scientists said. "Women should be counseled that, although fetal injury is uncommon, it is not absent in cesarean delivery," resear...

Williams Syndrome, the Brain, and Music

...ty, than can discern differences between different vacuum cleaner brands. A study by a multi-institutional collaboration of scientists, published in a forthcoming issue of NeuroImage, identified structural abnormalities in a certain brain area of people afflicted with Williams syndrome. This might explain ...

Molecular Therapy Holds Promise in the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

...rish the motor neurons and clean out debris like a vacuum cleaner. But because these neighboring cells are also damaged, they hurt instead of help, thus speeding disease progression. When the UCSD researchers isolated and shut off mutant SOD1genes in the motor neuron cells only, the disease onset slowed, b...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

... secure safer homes for their occupants amidst the vacuum and radiations of outer space, than those created ...posed to the extreme stresses of the radiation and vacuum of outer space. Of the NASA mission, Brinker says, "Ordinarily, exposed to such extreme conditions...

Singapore Manufacturer to Bring Ethnic Foods to the World

...ingapore foods to the U.S., China, and Japan using vacuum skin packaging, which is a new frozen food technology.// Local food manufacturer, Terry Tan and Singapore Polytechnic are working together to make the ethnic flavors of Singapore available worldwide. Extending shelf life to one year is one of the m...

Advantage India: Growth Pills Abound For Pharma Companies

...neficiaries to tap on a multi-billion dollar sales vacuum created by the patent expiry of two biggest blockbuster drugs in the US -- cholesterol- cutting drug Zocor and antidepressant Zoloft -- within the span of a week. Merck's patent for Zocor that contributed USD 4.4 billion in the company's 2005 sales ...

Non Surgical Medication Drugs Prove To Be Effective In Treating ED

...und urethral suppositories and oral medication, or vacuum pumps and oral medication to be effective. The power of combination therapy lies in its ability to overcome several problems simultaneously. Each therapy addresses a different aspect of ED. Over time, Mydlo has observed, many patients use combination...

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