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Rat study suggests why teens get hooked on cocaine more easily than adults

WASHINGTON New drug research suggests that teens may get addicted and relapse more easily than adults because developing brains are more powerfully motivated by drug-related cues. This conclusion has been reached by researchers who found that adolescent rats given cocaine a powerfully addicting ...

Fergie Used to Talk to a Basket When She was Hooked on Meth

Singer Fergie was so fazed-out when she was addicted to crystal methamphetamine addiction eight years ago, that she used to talk to a basket . The Black Eyed Peas' singer revealed that she talked to the basket thinking someone was sitting inside it, and would come and catch her. "I r...

Teenagers Get Hooked To Ecstasy

Michael Evans, 17 died after taking 13 ecstasy pills to impress his friends at a pub. He was there to celebrate a friend's birthday. One hour later Michael suffered from mild epilepsy at his pal’s place. He started to get hot before suffering a massive heart attack. //His friends tried to revive hi...

Mother & Daughter Celebrate Victory Over 'Meth'

...ter she wanted to experience what her friend had. So began two years of hell-raising. She tried ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, alcohol & smoking. Meth hooked her." "For a while we didn't know what was wrong. She was short-tempered, couldn't hold a job. Out all night, sleep all day; stopped going to...

Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida

...ion and that was why he decided to help educate Florida youth on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. "I wanted people to know how easy it is to get hooked on drugs and the reason why," he says. Even with drug prevention organizations set up in Florida such as the Florida Alliance for Endangered Ch...

Focus on Rapid Medical Response to Improve the Quality of Healthcare and Drive the Ambulance Services Market in Europe, According to Frost & Sullivan

... as ruggedness, compactness, short start time and easy training," concludes the Frost & Sullivan research. "Equally important is the ability to be hooked to an IT system or telemedicine network." If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides a brief synopsis of the research and a tabl...

Lamas Beauty International Announces Agreement With Macy's

... products are formulated to enhance all skin and hair types. Our products are so unique and special that once you begin using them, we think you'll be hooked forever. Lamas Beauty International products are available at Macy's and health and natural food stores across the U.S. or by visiting www.lam...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Highlighting Benefits of Increase in Oregon Cigarette Tax

...0918/CFTFKLOGO ) The newspaper ad, which began this week in papers across the state and will run for two weeks, states, " One in 3 kids who get hooked on tobacco will die prematurely from it. And with 4,500 Oregon kids becoming smokers every year, the numbers add up fast. But we can do something ...

A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist

...e that many people find annoying. By contrast, the prototype device developed at MIT is a device about the size of a cell phone, worn on the wrist and hooked up to a sensor that is a simple finger ring. "It's a combination of wristwatch and ring, a little larger than a standard wristwatch," said Asada, d...

Mayo study shows simple finger device may help predict future heart events, such as heart attack

...ording equipment and two finger probes that look like large thimbles. For the test, which takes 15 minutes, probes are placed on each index finger and hooked up to a small machine to measure blood flow. A standard blood pressure cuff is placed on one arm; the arm without the cuff is the control. A reading o...
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Binkhorst Hooked Cannula

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Iris Retractors

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DEIMOS joins MARS and its satellite of instruments on seafloor

...MARS as a test platform for the National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatories Initiative. Researchers use MARS to test instruments before they are hooked up to deep-sea observatories off the U.S. and elsewhere. MARS enables existing instruments to be used in new ways and the invention of entirely new...

New deep-sea observatory goes live

...onths, a variety of scientific instruments will be hooked up to the observatory using underwater "extension ...ts into the central hub. After the instruments are hooked up, researchers will be able to run experiments an...in the world. Researchers whose experiments are hooked up to the MARS observatory will no longer have to ...

Nanoscale coating protect products -- and the economy

...er earning her Ph.D. in materials science from Northwestern University, Aita worked for private industry for several years, and that's when she became hooked on thin-coatings work. She says she entered academia for access to something she couldn't get in the private sector: students. Students at all...

Asthma monitoring on the Web

... Agarwal of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, on the development of an inexpensive and easy to operate spirometer that can be quickly hooked up to an internet connection through built-in web and data encryption software. Simply monitoring cough and wheezing in asthma sufferers does not a...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

...t could make them more amenable to learning. In 2000, Goodenough spent time at the Apenhaus in Holland, a facility that houses bonobos, and became hooked on the creatures. Roughly the same time, she befriended Frans de Waal, an Emory primatologist who has written extensively about bonobos. Goodenough ...

When bears steal human food, mom's not to blame

...ecome commonplace), the researchers examined genetic and behavioral data for 116 black bears. The bears were classified as either food-conditioned (or hooked on human food) or non-food-conditioned (those bears that forage on natural food sources). The study also focused on nine mother-offspring pairs to tes...

New book reveals an evolutionary journey of the human body

...d, ears and eyes. He explains how everything that is apparently unique about humans is built from parts that are shared with other creatures. I was hooked from the first chapter, writes paleoanthropologist Don Johanson, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, and co...

When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen

...ainless procedure, a small needle-like electrode with four tiny wires was embedded in the muscle of an index finger of each subject. The electrode was hooked up to a computer to record the electrical impulses as they travel from neurons to the muscle fibers. As the index finger was held steady in a sma...

Wheat can fatally starve insect predators

..., would be from genes that the fly larvae ordinarily manipulate so plants will produce useful nutrients for the insect. Instead, the promoter would be hooked up to a lectin or toxin gene and inserted into the cells. When larvae manipulate the promoter, they would receive gut-altering lectin instead of nutri...

Hopkins researchers discover how brain protein might control memory

...ays" with. Using Arc protein as bait, they went on a molecular fishing expedition in a pond filled with other proteins normally found in the brain and hooked two known to be involved in transporting materials into and out of cells. "Moving things in and out of cells is critical for normal brain cell fu...
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Babies Learn Music While Sleeping

...osed the project led to experiments involving playing music to newborn babies. Scanning sleeping babies In the experiments, sleeping babies were hooked up to an encephalograph (EEG), an instrument able to measure brain activity using electrodes placed on the scalp. The babies were then played musi...

Engineers harness cell phone technology for use in medical imaging

...data from the patients. That's where the cell phone comes in. The phone, hooked up to the data acquisition device, would transmit the raw data to the centr...225 voltage measurements were taken and uploaded to a cell phone, which was hooked up to the device with a USB cable. The cell phone was then used to dial int...

Researchers develop method for transmitting medical images via cell phones

...filled container that simulated breast tissue with a tumor. A total of 225 voltage measurements were taken and uploaded to a cell phone, which was hooked up to the device with a USB cable. The cell phone was then used to dial into a powerful central computer that contained software to process the packet...

World's smallest radio uses single nanotube to pick up good vibrations

...he nanoradio, the nanotube, as the antenna, detects radio waves mechanically by vibrating at radio frequencies. The nanotube is placed in a vacuum and hooked to a battery, which covers its tip with negatively charged electrons, and the electric field of the radio wave pushes and pulls the tip thousands to m...

Wisconsin to Get Serious about E-Government

...aid. CCAP (The Consolidated Court Automation Programs) is part of that, he said. But for people who work in the justice sector those folks need to be hooked together with one view of the information. If someone is pulled over for a traffic stop in Wisconsin but has a warrant for their arrest on a murder ch...

Video games promoted as effective health-care training

...e with phobias, diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Other games featured at the conference included exercise simulations, and a bicycle that can be hooked up to a popular video game that takes people racing through city streets. In a Thursday morning session, Michael Erard, a writer and editor with th...

Mental research at UW-Madison could correct disabilities

... treatments to learn where the seizures are coming from. Volunteers are put through a series of concentration tests while they are awaiting treatment, hooked up to a set of computer games that they control by brain activity alone. Williams said the tests are designed to compare which sections of the brai...

Grant winners hope to cultivate job-creating tech businesses

...erence." Slone said sharing resources helps people stick to the business of doing business rather than worrying about things like getting the phone hooked up. "Our tenants love the space; it's really been a huge benefit for them to be here," said Slone, a former entrepreneur who works for Common Wealt...

Madison start-up bets on interactive future for reading education

...aders was that they had correctly predicted a Web browser would make the best platform for learning. An estimated 98 percent of all public schools are hooked up to the Internet and 90 percent have high-speed connections. This makes 3D-Readers accessible in most educational settings without the need for furt...

Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology

...now in place at Madison Gas & Electric , Apfelbach said. There, a Ford internal combustion engine powered by the fuel produced in the APR reaction is hooked to the MG&E power grid. It produces enough energy, about five kilowatts, to power an average home. "It's the first time the system has ever been b...
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Antibody

...d by the immune system to identify and ... Presently, many antibody -related therapies ... Each antibody molecule has two different polymers hooked together - one of these ... This region is called the ANTIBODY COMBINING SITE - and, because there are two ... (Redirected from Monoclonal antib...
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