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Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

... are some ways to improve acoustical conditions in office cubicles" How can sound waves diagnose and monito...ive conditions likely to cause distractions for an office worker. According to Kemp and colleagues, the Open Office Privacy Calculator has been validated wit...

Uniform language for describing genes of pathogenic and beneficial microbes

...nd Amelia Ireland of the GO Consortium’s editorial office at the European Bioinformatics Institute, has released more than 450 new terms for describing gene products involved in microbial-host interactions. ...

Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought

...in the Oct. 2001 attack on U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle's office than previously known. The research is published i...he deadly disease anthrax, was opened in Daschle's office at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. Those in or near Daschle's office, judged like...

Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated

...t one out of five patients who come to a doctor’s office with a physical complaint have anxiety," said Dr. Kroenke, I.U. School of Medicine professor of medicine and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist. Dr. Kroenke, an internist, is an internationally recognized researcher who studies physical...

Einstein's tea leaves inspire new blood separation technique

...testing requires samples to be taken in a doctor's office and sent off to a laboratory and analyzed with a large centrifuge, a process that can take several days. In the new method, a tiny amount of blood enters a fluid chamber, and a needle tip is placed close to the surface of the blood at an angle. A v...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...conducted their experiment in a sparsely furnished office with a floor area of about 11 square meters. They placed an ozone-emitting air purifier in the middle of the room along with a large fan to better mix the air. At timed intervals, limonene vapor was injected in the room. Samples of the air were taken...

Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time

... help design bacteria to do useful jobs." UCSD's office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Services has filed U.S. patent applications related to the experimental evolution approach. The approach combines computer modeling techniques with evolutionary design processes to optimize bacteria to...

Silver bullet: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses

... or more to get lab results back from the doctor's office soon could become a thing of a past. Using nanotechnology, a team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a diagnostic test that can detect viruses as diverse as influenza, HIV and RSV in 60 seconds or less. In addition to saving time, th...

Nano-devices hold promise for early-stage cancer detection

...nd imaging products that can be used in a doctor’s office or possibly even at home as part of a regular exam," said Steve Hranilovic, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at McMaster. "This would address wait-time and cost issues associated with MRI, CT and other imaging facilities. ...

MIT designs portable 'lab on a chip'

...ited to military use - imagine going to a doctor's office and getting test results immediately. The technology could also be useful for first responders. If emergency personnel knew immediately whether a person had suffered a heart attack or a stroke, they could start the appropriate treatment right away. ...

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers

...'s unaffected arm and spun down in the physician's office lab to separate the blood's components. Approximately a half-teaspoon (2 to 3 mL) of this material ?over 500% richer in platelets than whole blood ?was then injected into the tendon of the sore elbow. These 15 patients had tennis elbow for 15 month...

With record resolution and sensitivity, tool images how life organizes in a cell membrane

...rofessor in Chemistry, said in an interview in his office on campus. The Biophysical Society recently named Boxer one of five Fellows and praised his ''seminal contributions and advancement of the field of biophysics through his groundbreaking research in several areas: supported membranes, Stark effect spe...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...nd cumbersome. I am now anxious to get back to the office and use these products to update my past work. It is marvellous." The seminar also sought to help African users critically assess their requirements, suggest new products, identify inefficiencies and take over the process. All the training material...

Study challenges myth that sex late in pregnancy hastens birth

...risk single pregnancies enrolled at their doctor's office visit after the 37th week of pregnancy. At this and subsequent routine visits, patients were asked whether they had engaged in sexual intercourse during the preceding week and if so, how many times. Cervical examinations also were performed at each v...

UCLA study of community health project shows how group dynamics affect fitness, eating habits

...ating physical activity and healthy eating into an office or other organizational culture pays dividends for participants. Published in the July 2006 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Health Promotion Practice, the study finds that a six-week wellness-training program significantly increases vigorous p...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

... could envision making a system work at a doctor's office or at an entry point to the cruise ship." The ease with which Norwalk is spread makes it important to the field of biodefense, as well, which is a key point with the RCE helping to fund this research. According to Ruchhoeft, while the center is ...

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

... outdoor air, but is also produced indoors by some office machines such as copiers or printers, and by some devices marketed as "air purifiers" that purposely emit ozone into the indoor environment.) The research team's first task was to determine which household products contain terpenes and glycol ethers...

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

...eartburn symptoms who never walk into the doctor's office for advice." The cause of the conundrum lies in the nature of the studies that have been done. They generally looked at whether a particular food decreased the pressure exerted by the sphincter or increased the acidity in the stomach, but not at whe...

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for teens surge 250 percent over 7 year period

... study shows that by 2001, one in every ten of all office visits by teenage boys led to a prescription for a... diagnosis of ADHD was given in about one-third of office visits during the study period. Also, between 14 and 26 percent of visits in which psychotropic medi...

New vaccine for condition that kills 500,000 children a year

...emergency rooms visits by 94 percent, and doctor's office visits by 86 percent. "The protective effect is strongest against the most severe disease," Matson said. RotaTeq is presently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Merck has filed for licensure of RotaTeq in 50 other countri...

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