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Waves, particles and medicine in Houston

July 10, 2008 -- Later this month, thousands of scientists and health professionals from the field of medical physics will meet at the 50th meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Houston, Texas. There, from July 27 to July 31, they will present the latest technolog...

Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects WEDNESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few hours of exposure to particulate matter air pollution can increase blood pressure and harm blood vessel function within 24 hours, a new study finds. The f...

LightAir Cleans the Air From the Smallest and Most Dangerous Particles Without Generating Ozone

STOCKHOLM, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- LightAir IonFlow 50 air purifier delivers cleaner and healthier air. It effectively cleans the air from the smallest and most harmful pollutants that affect us every day at work and at home. LightAir offers a strong added health value through the unbeatable ...

Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol SATURDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The tiniest bits of air pollution from your vehicle's exhaust may be the most dangerous to your heart's health, suggests a new U.S. study. Particles that are about one-thous...

Inhaled Particles Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

Exposure to certain types of inhaled particles in occupational settings and in the environment has been linked to increases in lung cancer risk. The December// Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine...

Nano-sized inhaled particles traverse quickly from nose to brain

To understand the health implication when tiny particles in the air is inhaled, University of Rochester Medical Center scientists demonstrated that when rats inhale// , nano-sized particles quickly traverse the pathway and make it to many regions in the brain. This study is published in the August ...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

According to a new study,the rogue proteins that cause chronic wasting disease (CWD) exhibit a dramatic increase in their infectious nature when bound to common soil particles . Writing in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Pathogens, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison pr...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

...mmends a refrigerator overhaul: completely clear it out and remove any expired foods. Use hot soapy water with a germicidal cleaner to remove all food particles and spills. Before restocking the fridge, place washable refrigerator liners over shelves to help prevent the need to scrub when a spill occurs. Sto...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...ining. The second is proper fitting. The third is a new generation of face masks which have fibers that are treated with anti-viral and anti-microbial particles that increase killing. Those three important issues weren't properly factored in in this study," he said. "In our study we used surgical masks, whi...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

...of healed genital herpes lesions than in control tissue, whether or not the patient was treated with acyclovir. Dendritic cells with DC-SIGN ferry HIV particles to CD4+ T cells, which the virus infects. The DC-SIGN cells often were near CD4+ T cells at the sites of healed lesionsan ideal scenario for the rapid...

Bad Air Day Alert: Outdoor Air Pollutants at High Level

...to indoor air quality as well. Although there is the potential for outdoor particles to make their way inside the home, many other particles start in the home and stay there unless you have a way to reduce them, note...

livethesource(TM), the World's First and Only Patented, Fully Nano-Encapsulated Liquid Vitamin, Mineral and Herbal Supplement, Now Available in Dallas Area

...ll Natural Patented Nanotechnology (TM) and its nano-encapsulation creates particles that are so small that the cells of the body easily absorb them. ...nt absorption in the body's cells. One of the best ways to create nano-size particles is through encapsulation. The technology separates and then envelops molecu...

Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

...tor and a Surgical Mask During Human Breathing: Two Pathways for Particle Penetration," by Sergey A. Grinshpun et. al ., reports that, "The number of particles penetrating through the faceseal leakage of the tested respirator/mask far exceeded the number of those penetrating through the filter medium." ...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

... more secure, bypass-free seal than other designs. About Abatement Technologies Protecting patients and staff from potentially hazardous airborne particles is a crucial component of the infection control program for every medical facility. Abatement Technologies has led the way with innovative and effecti...

Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting

... McLean, VA, July 8, 2009 How does Hollywood impact radiation perception? Can we treat cancer with microscopic particles acting like a Trojan horse? How does the radiation exposure our astronauts receive during space travel compare to their routine diagnostic radiology e...

Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin

...S trial were published online July 6 in The Lancet , and will appear in an upcoming print issue. Famotidine lowers acidity by binding to histamine particles in the stomach. The drug is broken down by enzymes in the liver. The drug may offer an alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which can prevent...

Nephros Receives 510k Approval for Dual Stage Ultrafilters

...robial contaminants can originate from the water treatment system, the water distribution loop, or the dialysate concentrates. The Nephros DSU filters particles down to the 0.005-micron level and addresses dialysate contaminants at crucial points: after the reverse osmosis module and at the dialysis machine en...

Boston Heart Lab Named 'Most Promising Early Stage Company' 2009 by Silicom Ventures

...y available with our proprietary two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of HDL particles and plasma sterol analysis. We deliver clinicians a more complete picture o...sease. The company's proprietary two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of HDL particles reveals the entire reverse cholesterol metabolism (HDL) to sub classify the...

Making nanoparticles in artificial cells

...hnology. The researchers produced cadmium sulphide particles in microscopically small membrane bubbles. Dependi...which of the construction manuals they follow, the particles can be 4 or 50 nanometres in size. Because the mem...rticularly efficient micro-factories, they produce particles and structures from inorganic material, for exampl...

Virus filters for medical diagnosis

... accumulated in large quantities in the channels. The vortex patterns completely filled the whole microchannel, creating a virtually 100% trap for the particles that followed the generated flow profile, although there is a very large cross-section to flow through. "The development of flow vortices is nothing u...

PATHFAST(R) Rapid Whole Blood Immunoassay Analyzer from Polymedco

... Tokyo, Japan. The PATHFAST rapid point of care system utilizes a chemiluminescent technology combined with a unique separation method using magnetic particles that allows this system to report highly accurate results that compare to large platform instruments. The PATHFAST system employs individual cartridg...

Internationally-Renowned Health and Wellness Authority Joins livethesource(TM) as a Master Distributor

...e particle size of various compounds to a relatively small size for efficient absorption in the body's cells. One of the best ways to create nano-size particles is through encapsulation. The technology separates and then envelops molecules in the active compound. livethesource(TM) 's All Natural Patente...

Particle Sciences Further Expands Combination Product Development Capabilities

...ombination Products to support clients' development programs. "With the addition of the Leistritz compounding extruder to our Class 10,000 clean room, particles Sciences offers development services for thermoplastic Combination Products. We can support such development efforts from concept to clinic," says Dr....

New approach for treating recurrent prostate cancer on the horizon

...s. One group of mice was injected with 213 Bi-DOTA-PESIN, which emits alpha particles that are effective at killing cancer cells. The other group was injected wi...umor cell-killing, but can also cause damage to nearby healthy cells. Alpha particles are able to kill cancer cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. ...

Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...ren staying at home to have industrial levels of lead in the body. Children can be exposed to lead from urban dust, from food and from breathing lead particles in the air. Researchers have long suspected that blood lead levels—and the incidence of lead poisoning—follow seasonal trends, but the...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

...pen carotid artery surgery for patients who are at high risk for surgery. Embolic protection systems are used during the stenting procedure to prevent particles of dislodged plaque from flowing to the brain, potentially causing an ischemic stroke. The Emboshield NAV6 is now available in the United States and E...

Scientists advance safety of nanotechnology

... lab. They did not observe any evidence that the cells were dying by apoptosis, a common type of programmed cell death. However, they found that the particles triggered autophagic cell death through the Akt-TSC2-mTOR signalling pathway. Autophagy is a process that degrades damaged materials in a cell and p...

Aethlon Medical Releases Shareholder Letter to Discuss the Treatment of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV)

...tiple pumps and filters to indiscriminately remove particles by molecule size. For this reason, DFPP also extracts particles beyond HCV that are required for patient health. T...sive proteins versus the indiscriminate removal of particles by DFPP. The Hemopurifier(R) is one single...

Savara Closes Series A Financing Round

...proving the efficacy of pulmonary products depends on being able to dial-in particles sizes in the range of one to three microns. The Savara NanoCluster technolo... are formulated directly from active drug ingredients, requiring no carrier particles and little or no excipients. The aerodynamics of NanoCluster formulations a...

Parents In Pennsylvania Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...ren staying at home to have industrial levels of lead in the body. Children can be exposed to lead from urban dust, from food and from breathing lead particles in the air. The National Center for Environmental Health, an agency under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Penn...

Parents in Missouri Can Now Test Their Children for Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...ren staying at home to have industrial levels of lead in the body. Children can be exposed to lead from urban dust, from food and from breathing lead particles in the air. FACT: In 2003, at least 3,000 Missouri children under the age of six tested positive for high blood lead levels. St. Louis is one ...

Breakthrough Nanotechnology Delivers Safe, Nutrition-Packed Cellular Hydration

...hing that's become more difficult because even after digestion, the water we typically drink and the majority of the nutrients in foods we eat contain particles that are too large to be absorbed on a cellular level. Attempts to hydrate the body fully and satisfy it nutritionally have failed -- until now, thank...

Parents In Kansas Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...dren staying at home to have industrial levels of lead in the body. Children can be exposed to lead from urban dust, from food and from breathing lead particles in the air. In 2007, Kansas recorded 188 new lead poisoning cases. Of those 69% of the cases were in children between 0-2 years of age. In 2008, K...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

...ted to hospital and die prematurely each year, because of the damage minute particles of pollutants could do to the heart and lungs. However, there is curren... some pollutants can cause health problems for example, some of the minute particles found in diesel fumes can make people's asthma symptoms worse. "It's qu...

Research suggests new cellular targets for HIV drug development

...f mutants that easily elude immune system surveillance and escape from anti-HIV drugs. "Macrophages are these little factories producing new hybrid particles of the virus, making the virus probably even more aggressive over time," said study co-author Marco Salemi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the depar...

Perforomist(R) Inhalation Solution Data in Patients With Moderate to Severe COPD to Be Presented at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society

...t is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation is usually progressive and associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung to noxious particles or gases. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, cancer and stroke. 12 million Americans have been diagnosed...

New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

...(HealthDay News) -- Vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting p...tual sample of the agent, researchers can generate particles for a vaccine if the genes in the virus have been ... strong an immune response as VLPs. "Virus-like particles look just like a live virus, but they are hollow s...

Computer simulation captures immune response to flu

...ogenic proteins on the surface of dendritic cells versus the action of helper and cell-killing T cells versus the direct glomming onto disease-related particles by antibodies. The model predicted that drugs and vaccines that change the presentation by dendritic cells of disease-related protein fragments (antig...

Abbott Announces EuroPCR 2009 Activities

...6 : Abbott will feature its sixth-generation Emboshield(R) NAV6 Embolic Protection System, which is used during carotid stenting procedures to prevent particles of dislodged plaque from flowing to the brain, potentially causing an ischemic stroke. The advanced design of the Emboshield NAV6 offers simpler proce...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at the American Thoracic Society International Conference

...ompared to a Marketed Budesonide Suspension" "Comparative Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of MAP0005 (Formoterol-Budesonide Combination particles Delivered via the Tempo(R) Inhaler) in Mild to Moderate Asthmatics" Copies of the posters will be available under the Publicatio...
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