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Doctors in Tamil Nadu Reluctant to Serve in Backward Pockets

Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu told the Legislative Assembly on March 28 that doctors were reluctant// to join duty in the relatively backward pockets of the state. Consequently as many as ten districts went without proper medical care, he not...

Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet

...We ask a lot of our feet. They provide a steady base when we stand, serve as shock absorbers when we move, and help propel us forward -- and sometimes backward -- when we walk or run. It's no wonder that so many people develop foot-related problems. A special four-page section in the August 2009 Harv...

CAHI Says Health Insurers Are Not the 'Problem'

...il for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), released the following statement: After months of several health care industry groups bending over backward to work with the Obama administration and the Democratic leadership in Congress on health care reform, the Democrats have apparently decided to make a...

When lawn mowers attack

...bjects. Always wear eye and hearing protection. Use a mower with a control that stops it from moving forward if the handle is released. Never pull backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary carefully look for others behind you when you do. Start and refuel mowers outdoors not in a garage....

When Lawn Mowers Attack: National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims

...s wear eye and hearing protection. Use a mower with a control that stops it from moving forward if the handle is released. Never pull backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary - carefully look for others behind you when you do. Start and refuel mowers outdoors - not in ...

Pandemic warning system keys on 'human factors'

...know that someone's sick until several days later, and by then they have had the opportunity to infect other people. At that point you have to project backward to see where people have first been sick and where certain flu-related events have happened. You are reactive, rather than proactive." The research...

Body movements can influence problem solving, researchers report

...ry was that we were interested in the effects of exercise on problem-solving," Lleras said. Some subjects were told to swing their arms forward and backward during the exercise sessions, while others were directed to alternately stretch one arm, and then the other, to the side. To prevent them from conscio...

Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

...heart valve. The study found that the device safely treated leaky mitral valves even in patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure and reduced the backward flow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium. After treatment, patients experienced less shortness of breath and reported a better qual...

New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views

...plified model of the flow of light through a nonlinear material. Next they developed a mathematical technique that takes the distorted image and works backward to calculate the visual information at every point in space between the image and the object. This method makes it possible to create high-resolution ...

Scientists show how a neuron gets its shape

... reach their targets." The researchers' surprising result: Rather than growing like the branches of a tree extending outward certain neurons work backward from their destination, dropping anchor and stretching their dendrites behind them as they crawl away. The work, led by Shai Shaham, head of the Labor...
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July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

...eart valve disorders without open heart surgery. Two main problems occur with heart valves: narrowing (stenosis) that limits blood flow; and backward leaking (regurgitation), where valve flaps don't close tightly and blood flows in the wrong direction. Both problems traditionally have been...

Mardil Inc. Advances Its Novel Cardiac Device to First-In-Human Trials for Mitral Valve Regurgitation

...shan Aklog, chief of cardiovascular surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. Mitral regurgitation occurs when the mitral valve leaks blood backward into the heart, a condition that often leads to congestive heart failure and severe, debilitating symptoms. Current treatments for the condition, howe...

National Study Presented at ACG 2008 Confirms New Device Functions Like 'Rear-View Mirror' to Provide Improved View of the Colon

...ader clinical studies of the Third Eye technology." Used during colonoscopy, the Third Eye Retroscope is an auxiliary imaging device that provides a backward or "retrograde" view that complements the forward view of the colonoscope. Developed by Avantis Medical Systems of Sunnyvale, Calif., this innovativ...

Positive Mid-Term Results on CryoValve(R) SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve Presented at Western Thoracic Meeting

... processed valve. Valvular insufficiency occurs when the valve leaflets do not completely seal when the valve is closed, causing regurgitation, or the backward flow of blood into the heart chamber. The data also indicated that there was a statistically significant reduction in valvular insufficiency in patien...

MitraClip Device Preliminary Data Suggests Improved Heart Function and Relief from Heart Failure Symptoms in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Patients

...SCAI-ACCi2). The EVEREST trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the MitraClip device for the treatment of MR, a condition in which blood leaks backward through the mitral valve, requiring the heart to work harder and ultimately leading to heart failure. The data analysis was based on 23 patients wit...

New Data Shows Ongoing Benefits of Percutaneous MitraClip(R) Device for Patients With Mitral Regurgitation

...traClip device compared to surgical mitral valve repair or replacement for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR; a condition in which blood leaks backward through the mitral valve with each heartbeat, causing the heart to work harder to circulate oxygen to the body). Highlights of the data presented this...

Video: New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking

...here are also separate networks controlling leg movements, e.g., forward or backward walking. These findings are contrary to the currently accepted theory that ...rs found subjects could store different walking patterns for forward versus backward walking simultaneously, with no interference between the two, revealing tha...
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Collars, Exo-Static

Description:... adjustment allows widening under occiput when collar is lowered under chin. Velcro® fasterner. Exo-Static™ Collar with Chin Piece prevents backward movement, even in neutral position and restricts lateral head movement. Contour edge helps prevent chafing under chin....
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Crystalens™ Accommodating Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens

Features:... Designed to take advantage of vitreous cavity pressure changes by locating against the vitreous face. This allows the lens optic to move forward and backward in response to ciliary muscle contractions and relaxation as well as to pressure changes between the vitreous cavity and the anterior chamber. The hi...
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Vomiting blood

...rointestinal bleeding. ... want to add a diagnosis related to vomiting blood to your personal medical record. ... Vomiting blood is a backward flowing (regurgitation) of blood ... Vomiting blood results from upper ... reasons why someone may vomit blood . ... ...

Regurgitation

...Pulmonic regurgitation , also known as pulmonary regurgitation , is the backward flow of blood from the pulmonary artery, through the pulmonary valve,...h medical definitions ... Definition of Regurgitation . Regurgitation : A backward flowing. For example, of food. ... Find information about this disorder...

Reflux nephropathy

... condition in which the kidneys are damaged by the backward flow of urine into the kidney. Because refl... condition in which the kidneys are damaged by the backward flow of urine into ... Reflux nephropathy...is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged by backward flow of urine into the kidney. ... can have no s...

Pleura

...at lubricates the surface so that ... ... sternum by the pericardium, the right pleura , the anterior margin of the right ... vessel runs backward its left side is in contact with the left lung and pleura . ... pleura . Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary. Jump to: navigation,...

Labia

... cutaneous folds on the human vulva. They are situated between the labia majora, and extend from the clitoris obliquely downward, laterally, and backward on either side of the vulval vestibule, ending between bottom of the... Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty are the latest in Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery al...

Jaw

...ave Clinic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery center in Marbella, Andalusia. ... The part of the lower jaw with the teeth is moved forward or backward as needed ... A broken or dislocated jaw usually heals completely after treatment. ... Jaw that may protrude forward. Pain in the face or jaw...

Decerebrate posture

...es rigid extension of the arms and legs, downward pointing of the toes, and backward arching of the head. Decerebrate posture is an abnormal body postu...es rigid extension of the arms and legs, downward pointing of the toes, and backward arching of the head. Although a serious sign, it is usually more favora...
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Molecular typesetting -- proofreading without a proofreader

...RNA. So how are errors corrected? Intelligent typesetters would remove the last few letters when they spot an error. The new model suggests how the backward sliding stalls when passing an error, so wrong letters can be snipped off and copying can resume. "The mechanism we've modelled has only recently b...

Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur

...s also important because it displays a whole new way of chewing, which Sereno and co-authors have dubbed "inclined-angle" chewing. "The jaws are drawn backward and upward instead of just closing or moving fore and aft," Sereno said. "It remains to be seen whether some other plant-eating dinosaurs or other rep...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

...formula the child gets. "There is a ton of information we are collecting," Mrs. Hopkins says. A goal of TEDDY is to discern fact from theory then work backward to fight the disease. Researchers hope one day the screening they provide will be routine and that when high-risk genes surface, parents can receive a...

Statin therapy ineffective in breast cancer prevention

...ged the landscape. The use of these drugs in cancer prevention has been more controversial. Results of epidemiology studies, which rely on looking backward rather than forward and thus are subject to confounding factors, have yielded mixed results when examining breast cancer. Scientists under the aus...

Research model may one day 'inoculate' elderly against slip-related falls

...d a low-friction condition to cause a frontward or backward slip. The platform does not allow the foot to slip...rtant role in maintaining stability and prevents a backward fall," Pai said. The researchers also found that t...o protect against one of most dangerous falls, the backward falls. ...

Feeling your words: Hearing with your face

...." When the robot stretched the listener's facial skin upward, words sounded more like "head." With downward stretch, words sounded more like "had." A backward stretch had no perceptual effect. And, timing of the skin stretch was critical perceptual changes were only observed when the stretch was similar...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

...nied by significant financial reforms. The average drop in economic output is over two percent and recovery takes about two years. "We should not go backward in the decade-long efforts to strengthen the international trading system." II. HEALTH CARE REFORM IN 2009 Jack A. Meyer teaches health policy ...

Predatory bacterial swarm uses rippling motion to reach prey

... by shooting rope-like projections called pili from either end of the cell. These pili attach to surfaces allowing cells to pull themselves forward or backward in a "spiderman" type motion known as cell reversal. The genes that regulate this cell reversal process are chemotaxis-like genes. The UI team muta...

New 'nano-positioners' may have atomic-scale precision

...eters. And unlike conventional comb drives, which only move in one direction, our new device can move in two directions - left to right, forward and backward - an advance that could really open up the door for many applications." Clark also has invented a way to determine the precise deflection and for...

July 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA Today media highlights

... the uplift of the surrounding non-eroded area. To quantify this effect, Medvedev et al. construct a numerical model and analyze the erosional process backward in time. They estimate that an average of almost 1.2 km of bedrock was eroded in the region during past 20 million years. Their model demonstrates tha...
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Muscular protein bond -- strongest yet found in nature

...c Z-disk. Research published in 2006 showed this anchor to be a rare palindromic arrangement of proteins that is, it "reads" the same way forward and backward in which two titin molecules are connected by another muscle protein, telethonin. Simulations have pointed toward a network of tight hydrogen bonds l...

New and Expanded Free Tutorials on UCSC Genome Browser Now Available

...utorial, which runs in just about any browser connected to the web and can be viewed from beginning to end or navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders. The approximately 60 minute tutorials highlight and explain all the features and functionality needed to start using the Genome Browser and i...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

...heir evolution. The team suspected that the genes were responsible for improving the bacteria's light-harvesting capabilities. "Essentially, we went backward in evolutionary time to an intermediate state in order to understand, in part, why green bacteria acquired these genes," Bryant said. The team found ...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

...nied by significant financial reforms. The average drop in economic output is over two percent and recovery takes about two years. "We should not go backward in the decade-long efforts to strengthen the international trading system." II. HEALTH CARE REFORM IN 2009 Jack A. Meyer teaches health policy ...

Clemson scientists put a (nano) spring in their step

... coiled nanotubes completely recovered from the impact, while the straight ones did not. "It's like an egg toss," said Rao. "If you move your hand backward as you catch the egg and increase the time of contact over which the impact occurs, the impact will be less forceful and the egg will not break. It is...

Former Manchester City Lord Mayor Has Hope Restored at New Beike Stem Cell Facility

...become told me that it must be a scam, and to be careful because China is a backward country. After coming here, I realize that to think of China as backward betrays an incredible ignorance," said former Lord Mayor Jones. Audrey Jo...

Stanford researchers hear the sound of quantum drums

...by studying its light spectrum). But what if two drums of different shapes could emit exactly the same sound? If so, it would be impossible to work backward from the spectrum and uniquely surmise the physical structure of the drum, because there would be more than one correct answer to the question. It ...

Maybe its time to write our own television shows about Wisconsin

... passes out samples of string cheese like theyre cigars. Its a whole new meaning to the term smoked cheese. Some people think this is another step backward on the evolutionary trail for Wisconsin, which wants to be known for its great schools, brainy workers and quality of life, but which is usually defin...

Proposed Illinois broadband act falls short

...he concept of putting in many small regional or area networks sounds appealing, the reality is that you have to interconnect to everything else and be backward compatible. With the mix of systems and manufacturers of equipment, how do you maintain a constant reliability level that's acceptable to those wit...

A missing link in innovation

... fact, leaders are measured by their ability to produce innovations. These conversations are not necessarily sequential, and often move forward and backward as learning and adoption take place. Innovators learn from mistakes and adapting to feedback from their communities. Denning, who has taught these pri...
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Y chromosome

...ase pairs -- that carry genetic information on the Y chromosome are arranged as palindromes . Palindromes are phrases or sentences that read the same backward or forward, such as "Madam, I'm Adam." In the case of the Y chromosomes, the palindromes are not "junk" DNA; these strings of bases contain function...
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Tetrapod

...ods (Greek τετραποδη tetrapoda, Latin quadruped, "four-footed") are ... The universal tetrapod characteristics of front limbs that bend backward at the ... In coastal engineering, a Tetrapod is a four-legged concrete structure used as armour unit on breakwaters. The Tetrapod 's shape ...

Recessive

...of an organism. Many animals and plants have two copies of each gene in their genome, one inherited from each... recessive adj. Tending to go backward or recede. Genetics. Of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect recessiveness Failure of one of a pa...

Epiglottis

...dical... The vocal folds move to the midline, and the epiglottis folds backward to protect the airway. ... larynx begin to elevate, and the epiglottis ... into the larynx and lungs. When a person swallows the epiglottis folds backward to cover the ... Compare Cheap Prices for Epiglottis Larynx at NexTag....

Dorsal aorta

... Each primitive aorta receives anteriorly a vein—the vitelline vein—from the yolk-sac, and is prolonged backward on the lateral aspect of the notochord under the name of the dorsal aorta . Aspects of the topic dorsal - aorta are discussed in the followi...

Aortic arch

...e second sternocostal articulation of the right side, and runs at first upward, backward, and to the left in front of the trachea; it is then directed backward on the left side of the trachea and finally... For the single structure present in the adult, see Aortic arch . The aortic arches ar...
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