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Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

...aling cycles. This limitation might be overcome by implementing a new microvascular design based on dual networks, the researchers suggest. The improved design would allow new healing chemistries – such as two-part epoxies – to be exploited, which could ultimately lead to unlimited healing capability. “Currentl...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...ces while minimizing the cost and complications of implementing their design. In a map of a simulated open-office...ts, as a deadline of April 22, 2008 approaches for implementing the act. Leslie Blomberg of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse will propose 10 ways to reduce noise i...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

...rea of research will grow considerably at U-M from implementing plans to set up a high magnetic field solid-state NMR spectrometer facility and an NIH-funded program. ...

Indicators for risk of heart disease are higher in passive smokers

...ular disease. It also highlights the importance of implementing measures to protect the public from second-hand smoke such as banning smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces," Dr Venn added. A smoking ban applying to all UK public spaces comes into force on July 1, 2007. ...

Computer with brain connections changing quality of life of paralyzed

...ish altogether. Researchers have found that by implementing a BCI before the CLIS state occurs, a patient can be taught to communicate through an electronic device with great regularity. The continued interaction between thought, response and consequence is believed to slow the destruction of the nervous syst...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

...th benefit for the money, said Owens. One key to implementing treatment programs will be keeping injection drug users on their HIV medications, said Owens. Antiretroviral therapy regimens have become much simpler, often requiring patients to take just one or two pills per day. "If they can get the treatmen...

Malaria treatment efficacy compromised in certain HIV-positive patients

...n geertruyden. This finding exposes a danger that implementing new malaria combination therapies to treat the disease in immune-suppressed patients could lead to the emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance. "This is a major concern, as antimalarial drug resistance is now generally acknowledged to b...

New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke

...y. More needs to be done in preventing strokes and implementing evidence-based management and rehabilitation strategies (for example, Acute Stroke Units). In addition, there needs to be increased awareness of the condition and how to reduce risk factors that can lead to strokes, such as elevated blood pressure, s...

New tool helps blood specialists improve patient care

...mproved, and are used as a basis for designing and implementing a practice improvement plan. The Self-Directed PIM makes it easy to enter the data, design the improvement plan, and report to ABIM on the changes made to the practice. "We commend ASH for their leadership in identifying these performance measures ...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... Air Resources Board (ARB) has been developing and implementing regulatory programs to reduce air pollution in the state. These regulations also cover emissions of volatile organic compounds from consumer products used in homes and institutions. Several years ago, when a handful of new studies raised the concern...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...h heartburn. Only 16 of those studies examined how implementing lifestyle changes affect heartburn symptoms, and t...be designed to specifically look at the effects of implementing those measures. Most physicians treating a heartburn sufferer will generally put them on a medicati...

Nearly half of people who need cholesterol treatment don't get it

... analysis was to learn more about the challenge of implementing cholesterol treatment guidelines issued by the National Cholesterol Education Program. For the study, researchers measured participants' blood pressure, height, weight and cholesterol and asked them about family history of heart attack, current smo...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

...h 23, 2006, issue of Nature. It shows that simply implementing existing laws and proposed protected areas would spare the Amazon one million square kilometers of deforestation (one fifth of the entire forest area), avoiding 17 billion tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere, the elimination of several forest ...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...al physician who was responsible for approving and implementing the Health and Safety Plan for this rigorous expedition. David Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Professor /PE, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has coordinated The University of Alaska-Fairbanks' participation in CRESP Powers and these four re...

Bacteria in Household Dust May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

...prevent and treat this important disease.?NIEHS is implementing new studies to better understand the role that the indoor environment plays in the development and severity of asthma. NIEHS, a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human h...

Past droughts geographically widespread in the West, according to tree-ring data

...e findings will help devise an assessment tool for implementing the project's results into operational water supply decision-making. Hirschboeck said the study's findings offered some revelations for the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research's scientists. "Dave and I were surprised that the two distant basins, the Up...

The making and breaking of microtubules

...ect. We had to spend over two years developing and implementing our own algorithm. Once it was ready, we were able to get the correct reconstruction in less than three months." Next the researchers tackled the polymerization process, watching what happens when GTP is bound to tubulin molecules. If GDP somehow ca...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...5 years, this is the first time the global cost of implementing child survival programs could be estimated. The study is published in the June 25, 2005, issue of The Lancet. "Achieving the Millennium Development Goal for child survival is clearly affordable. Protecting child health should be the priority for cou...

NIH Calls on Scientists to Speed Public Release of Research Publications

...We urge publishers to work closely with authors in implementing this policy." "In developing this policy, we made a concerted effort to balance the importance of this archive to NIH's public health mission, with the need to provide flexibility for authors, their institutions, and publishers in those cases where ...

Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification

... senior author of the paper. “However, we envision implementing this method for a wide variety of applications such as blood product surveillance, agriculture, forensic microbiology, and biodefense.?/p> To address the need for highly sensitive diagnostics, researchers built on an established method known as p...

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