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Big Tobacco's Grip on Colleges and Students Loosens, But Still Holding Strong: New Report Examines Trends on Campuses

American Lung Association Calls Upon Students and University Leaders to Join the Smokefree Air 2010 Challenge and End the Addiction to Big Tobacco WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students are falling victim to aggressive tobacco industry marketing tactics as one in five...

BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.) Announces U.S. Launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip Nitinol Soft Tissue Anchor

SAN ANTONIO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BME (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc.), a privately held medical device company and leader in orthopaedic shape memory implant technology, today announced the launch of the OSSAnchor(TM) Grip, a nitinol implant designed to approximate soft tissue to bone. The ...

Get a Grip on Hand Therapy Prevention

Hand Therapy Awareness & Injury Prevention Week is June 9-13 CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) is sponsoring Hand Therapy Awareness & Injury Prevention Week, June 9- 13, in an effort to increase recognition of the benefits of hand therapy an...

Study Reveals E.Coli's Grip on Gut

Finding might aid illness prevention, treatment, researchers say THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists have discovered how a potentially deadly form of E. coli bacteria adheres to and colonizes the gut. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7A, or E. coli, is a co...

Himachal Pradesh Under the Grip of Suspected Typhus Fever Outbreak

Fear of a possible outbreak of Typhus fever has gripped people in Himachal Pradesh. At least 200 villagers, including women and children, in Deol area of Baijnath sub-division in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra District are suffering from a mysterious fever. Epidemiologists are suspecting...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

Thousands are dying in Bihar due to kala azar, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly. And a former minister says he knows how to battle the scourge. According to C.P. Thakur, a former central minister and chairman of the Kala Azar Task Force in Bihar, over 100,000 pe...

Thousands of Keralites Under the Grip of Chikungunya

About 94,000 people in Kerala have been affected by fever in the last one week while about 7,000 patients have been identified with mosquito-borne chikungunya fever , according to the state health department. "About 7,000 patients have now been identified of having mosquito-borne chikunguny...

Mittal tightens grip on steel making giant, to be its chief

Indian-born Lakshmi Mittal has strengthened his grip on Arcelor Mittal, announcing Monday that he is to become the new chief of the world's largest steel maker//. The move reverses a previous plan when former Arcelor chief Roland Junck was given the post of chief of the combined group, shortl...

Mizoram Women Under the Grip of Tobacco

Although women in Mizoram are literate enough to understand the ill effects of tobacco, a staggering 60 percent of them consume it in various forms making them the most cancer// prone in the country. Recent figures of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) shows more than 22 percent Mizo wo...

England in the Grip of Dangerous Alcohol Addiction

Public health experts have warned that England is a land in the grip of a dangerous alcohol addiction, following the release of research// that showed that 18.2% of adults binge drink over double the daily recommended limit at least once a week. Research revealed that in the north-east and nort...

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GRIP in Medical Technology

Data Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Inhibited Progression of Structural Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities). The ability to perform each category is measured on a scale 0 to 3 (0 = no difficulty, 1 = some difficulty, 2 = much difficulty...

VA Studies Advanced Prosthetic Arm

...the artificial hand that sends a vibration signal that tells how strong the grip is. A stronger grip causes more vibration. VA prosthetics research also includes vision an...

Two-Year Data Reinforce Effect of ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) in Inhibiting Progression of Joint Damage and Improving Physical Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities). The ability to perform each category is measured on a scale 0 to 3 (0 = no difficulty, 1 = some difficulty, 2 = much difficulty...

Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

...R) was designed for use by patients with different grip styles and strengths. "This syringe, a resul...the following in mind: Easy to grip wide flange (finger grips) - soft, non-slip grip allows patients to hold the syringe steady using v...

Staying One Step Ahead of Osteoporosis

...PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facts about osteoporosis are staggering. 75 million baby boomers are approaching the age where the disease is tightening its grip on their bones. Osteoporosis ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00232 ) also contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures in th...

New Study Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Inhibited Progression of Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities. The ability to perform each category is measured on a scale 0 to 3 (0 = no difficulty, 1 = some difficulty, 2 = much difficulty ...
GRIP in Medical Products

Multi Frequency Finger Grip Intraoperative Transducer UST-8731-7.5

Description: The UST-MC11-8731 is a perfect alternative to the UST-995-7.5 for those surgeons who are used to seeing more of a "transverse view in relation to the position of the transducer in the hand. This is a Super High Density, multi-frequency "T shaped convex intraoperative transducer. The UST-MC11-...
Company:ALOKA, Inc.

Multi Frequency Finger Grip Intraoperative Transducer UST-995-7.5

Description: Super High Density, multi-frequency "I shaped convex intraoperative transducer. The UST-995-7.5 nestles comfortably between your index and middle fingers so that you can palpate organs while scanning at the same time....
Company:ALOKA, Inc.

ENDO CLIP 10 mm Pistol Grip (Single Use Clip Applier With Super Interlock Titanium Clips)

Description: The Auto Suture ENDO CLIP 10 mm applier contains 20 titanium clips in the ML and M sizes, and 15 titanium clips in the L size. The appliers are designed for introduction and use through all appropriately sized Auto Suture trocar sleeves, or larger sized trocar sleeves with the use of a converter. A...
Company:Autosuture

ENDO CLIP II 10 mm Pistol Grip (Single Use Clip Applier With Super Interlock Titanium Clips)

Description: ENDO CLIP II ML, 10 mm Pistol Grip Single Use Clip Applier with Medium - Large Super Interlock Titanium Clips...
Company:Autosuture

Opti4™ Pencil Grip Laparoscopic Handset

Description: Enhanced features including aspiration holes and additional electrode tip insulation, aid in laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection with decreased risk of collateral spread and increased suction demands. Flexible design options allow the choice between retractable and nonretractable...
Company:Valleylab

Cable-Ready® Cable Grip System

Description: Addressing the key clinical and economic issues of cerclage wiring, the Cable-Ready Cable Grip1 System is designed to maximize tension control while minimizing invasion of the wound site. The system combines efficient instrumentation with a simple technique. The Cable-Ready Cable Grip system is...
Company:Zimmer, Inc.

ISI Digi Grip

Description: The ISI Digi Grip has the strength needed for secure upper extremity traction....
Company:Instrument Specialists, Inc.

Portable Pipet-Aid® XL

Description:...ables the unit to be set down without contaminating the pipet. The Portable Pipet-Aid XL also features a new quieter, more powerful pump, and a new EZ grip nosepiece. The unit is supplied complete with power supply charger, 4 extra filters, and a holster-type wall bracket....
Company:Drummond Scientific Company

Stainless Steel Finger Traps for Traction

Description:... Stainless Steel Finger Traps grip the patients finger snugly. Wrap the patients finger with sterile tape befo...eate a complete upper extremity traction system when used with the ISI Digi grip or ISI Advanced Universal K Table. Stainless Steel Finger Traps come in fou...
Company:Instrument Specialists, Inc.

Nylon Finger Traps for Traction

Description:...e on the patients skin with a firm grip. ISI Nylon Finger Traps create a complete upper extremity complete traction system when used with the ISI Digi grip or ISI Advanced Universal K Table. Nylon Finger Traps are available in non-sterile packs and come in five sizes: Extra-small, small, medium, large, a...
Company:Instrument Specialists, Inc.

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GRIP in Biological News

Urban myth disproved: Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our presence on every object that we touch, but what are fingerprints really for? According to Roland Ennos, from the University of Manchester, other primates and tree-climbing koalas have fingerprints and some South American monk...

Chemists get grip on slippery lipids

The ability of the body's cells to correctly receive and convey signals is crucial to good health. Lipids, or fats, play a critical role in this regulation by providing spaces for proteins to gather and network. They are helped in this process by protein molecules called lipid binding domains....

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

...measured their physical function in a number of ways including walking speed, their ability to stand up from a chair repeatedly, the strength of their grip and their leg strength. By the end of the study more than 55 percent of the participants had experienced one or more hospitalizations. Those most like...

A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders

...e can be used to study what causes these diseases and how it might effectively be treated. Mice with defects in some of this protein have problem with grip strength and motor skills while symptoms are more pronounced in animals that carry the mutation in all of their protein copies. This report is the fi...

Risk of vibration-induced vascular injuries linked to vibration frequency differences

...e hand turns white and numb when exposed to the cold, due to restricted blood flow. Workers also may experience reductions in tactile sensitivity, grip strength, and/or manual dexterity. Earlier studies have shown that risk goes up with frequency and duration of exposure, although NIOSH studies are un...

When cancer cells can't let go

... Like a climber scaling a rock face, a migrating cancer cell has to keep a tight grip on the surface but also let go at the right moment to move ahead. Chan et al. reveal that the focal adhesion kinase (FAK) coordinates these processes ...

Lab-on-a-chip homes in on how cancer cells break free

...emical reaction, specifically by "electrochemical reduction," Searson explains. Where these molecules are detached, that portion of the cell loses its grip on the surface of the chip. This segment of the cell pauses for a moment and then contracts forcefully toward its other end, which is still attached t...

Is it really only our kidneys that control blood pressure?

... are needed that incorporate both the kidney and the brain control systems. So the question of whether it is the kidney or the brain that has a firmer grip on the reins for controlling blood pressure may have to wait for a mathematician to answer. Professor David Paterson, the Chief Editor of Experime...

Carnegie's Donald Brown receives lifetime achievement award from Society for Developmental Biology

...ng how hormones control the development of organ and tissue development, growth, and death. "Doing genetics by gene isolation gave Don Brown a firm grip on fundamental mechanisms that were beyond the classical genetics of that era," remarked Allan Spradling, director of Embryology. "Likewise his curren...

Mayo researchers identify dangerous 'two-faced' protein crucial to breast cancer spread and growth

...ally binds onto E-cadherin, strengthening cell-cell bonding. But in some cases it detaches from E-cadherin, which allows the cell to lose its adhesive grip to adjacent cells and switch on a program that promotes cell movement. The loss of E-cadherin expression during a process known as epithelial-mesenchy...
GRIP in Biological Technology

New angle on gecko research

... Carolina have discovered that the geckos' amazing grip is triggered by gravity. This latest developme...ad of slicks when circumstances place a premium on grip over outright speed," says Russell. In the ca...way that the toes are used in order to achieve the grip necessary to climb is responsible for slowing them...

Cain and Associates Launches Government Audit Protection (GAP) Service

...per bill appealed." Cain and Associates takes technology and applies it to information to create revenue opportunities for hospitals. C&A's grip product insures that patients who are eligible for Medicaid coverage are identified. CORE uses proprietary data mining techniques and network access t...

Dry adhesive based on carbon nanotubes gets stronger, with directional gripping ability

...airs in their toes that take advantage of atomic-scale attractive forces to grip surfaces and support surprisingly heavy loads. Several research groups hav...rbon nanotube array could give artificial gecko feet the ability to tightly grip vertical surfaces while being easily lifted off when desired. Beyond t...

Liko Introduces Two Additions to Its 'Stat' Family of Low Friction Sheets

...eral transfer maneuvers. The Stat HandyTube is offered in three sizes: short, long, and wide. The wide model features sewn-on handles to provide extra grip when, for example, a single caregiver wants to turn or reposition a patient in bed. For more info: http://www.liko.com/web/show_page.asp?pageid=8253 ...

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Launches New, Reusable Cannula Line for Hip Arthroscopy

... cannula. The slotted cannula features a spoon-like design at the tip to provide cartilage protection. The Slotted Hip Access Cannula has a redesigned grip that makes the cannula more stable and resistant to bending. "The new ARTHROGARDE Hip Access Cannula series was designed to reduce the possibility o...

MIT creates gecko-inspired bandage

...selected the stickiest profile, one with pillars spaced just wide enough to grip and interlock with the underlying tissue. Karp then added a very thin la...ew adhesives can be customized to have the right elasticity, resilience and grip for different medical applications. This is an exciting example of how n...

The pitter patter of little feet ... climbing straight up a wall

...ontact, yet once released, the fibers returned to their original shape. The research team is exploring ways to permanently bend the fibers so that the grip strength is its strongest from the outset, no massaging required. According to Fearing, the new material is the first to mimic the nature of the ge...

Historic Breakthrough in Fighting Children's Batten Disease as China Stem Cells Give New Lease on Life to 6 Year Old California Boy

...provements upon his return. Since Blake's return to California, she reports that his hands are unclenched and are no longer spastic. Blake now has his grip back and is clapping his hands. As well, after the treatment, Blake is holding his head up about 90% of the time compared with only 40% before. Cognit...

Touch Bionics expands U.S. presence to meet demand for i-LIMB Hand

... individual finger powered by its own motor, facilitating multiple advanced grip patterns, more like that of a human hand. "It is so much more like a real... in prosthetics that I have seen in over 30 years. Having so many different grip possibilities is unbelievable. All my patients can't wait to get the i-LIMB...

Glacial records depict ice age climate in synch worldwide

...cooling of the Earth's atmosphere. The work is certain to help researchers of past climates unravel the mysteries of the ice ages that periodically grip the planet, but it also will help those trying to understand current and future climate change by helping to determine the natural causes of changes i...
GRIP in Biological Products

BD Falcon Easy Grip Cell Culture Dish from BD Biosciences - Discovery Labware

Description: BD Primaria 35 mm Cell Culture Dish with Easy-Grip design, surface-modified polystyrene for enhanced cell culture. (20/sp, 200/ca) Packaging: 20 / sleeve, 500 / case ...
Company:BD Biosciences - Discovery Labware

CORNING 1700CM2 ROLLER BOTTLE, EASY GRIP CAP from Sigma-Aldrich

Description: This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (R4276) or contact customer service for assistance. Material: cap polystyrene (expanded surface, easy grip) Mfr Desig: Corning...
Company:Sigma-Aldrich

CORNING ROLLER BOTTLES, 850 CM2, PS, EASY GRIP CAP, STERILE from Sigma-Aldrich

Description: This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (R4026) or contact customer service for assistance. Material: cap polystyrene (easy grip vent) Mfr Desig: Corning 431198...
Company:Sigma-Aldrich

Corning Roller Bottle Easy Grip Caps, Sterile from Sigma-Aldrich

Description: This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,515-8) or contact customer service for assistance. Mfr Desig: Corning 430698...
Company:Sigma-Aldrich

CORNING ROLLER BOTTLE, 850CM2, PS, EASY GRIP CAP, GRADUATED from Sigma-Aldrich

Description: This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,518-2) or contact customer service for assistance. Material: cap polystyrene (easy grip) Mfr Desig: Corning 430851...
Company:Sigma-Aldrich

CORNING 1700CM2 ROLLER BOTTLE, EASY GRIP CAP, GRADUATED, STERILE from Sigma-Aldrich

Description: This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,517-4) or contact customer service for assistance. Material: cap polystyrene (expanded surface, easy grip) Mfr Desig: Cor...
Company:Sigma-Aldrich

Roto-Shake Genie from myNeuroLab.com

Description:...tme Roto-Shake Genie consists of a two-sided, stainless steel platform that easily converts from rotating to rocking. Both surfaces are magnetized to grip a non-skid metal rocker platform, in addition to various sizes of mounting plates with autoclaveable spring clips. To achieve the desired action or c...
Company:myNeuroLab.com

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