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Chronic stress can steal years from caregivers' lifetimes

COLUMBUS , Ohio The chronic stress that spouses and children develop while caring for Alzheimer's disease patients may shorten the caregivers' lives by as much as four to eight years, a new study suggests. The research also provides concrete evidence that the effects of chronic stress can be ...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

A survey conducted by researchers at New York based Columbia University Medical Center has shown that nearly 30 per cent of US adults have had some form of alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetimes. Some 17.8 per cent of the adults surveyed reported experiencing alcohol abuse,...

OptoElectronix Offers Lighting Manufacturers A Unique Integrated LED Light Engine With 1,000 Lumens Light Output

...her than incandescent and fluorescent lamps, is an extremely attractive proposition, because of the comparatively low power usage and potentially long lifetimes of LEDs, which further reduce maintenance costs." LightBlox Family The ULE4000 is the first in the LightBlox family of lighting products base...

Autism Support Network and Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. Create Alliance to Help Families Affected by Autism

...utism incur about $306,000 in additional direct medical costs, implying that people with autism spend twice as much as the typical American over their lifetimes and spend 60% of those incremental direct medical costs after age 21 years. The societal costs to support a single person with autism is $3.2 million ...

Dr. Molly Gunsaulis Offers Parents the Chance to Ensure Their Child's Future Health by Saving Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

... future stem cell technologies in a way not possible in the past. Most parents realize their children will see new medical treatments emerge in their lifetimes that will extend and improve their lives. Instead of discarding a child's baby tooth, parents can choose to store the very cells capable of forming d...

Is stuttering in our DNA?

...or us as researchers is to identify ways for making early prognoses, diagnosing both those children who would exhibit chronic stuttering through their lifetimes and those who would recover naturally," says Prof. Yairi. "This will have huge implications for clinical decisions, both for identifying children at h...

Case Western Reserve University professors call for regulation of electronic health records

... have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, EHR systems must be subject to monitoring throughout their operational lifetimes to ensure that technical problems are detected and resolved. When asked who should be responsible for this regulation Hoffman replied, "Some may th...

Child abuse increases risk for later sexually coercive behavior in some men

...the sexual coercion study, the sample consisted of 5,649 young men surveyed when they were 22 and who reported they had had sex at least once in their lifetimes and were exclusively heterosexual. A total 5.6 percent reported perpetuating sexual coercion with a female intimate partner. The UW researchers fo...

Causes for sexual dysfunction change as people age

...mitted disease also has an impact on sexual health later in life. People who had an STD are also more likely to have had sexual experiences over their lifetimes that included more risks and multiple sex partners. "Having had an STD roughly quadruples a woman's odds of reporting sexual pain and triples her ...

Environment key early: Genes' role expands in alcohol dependence

...nd is a part of many cultural traditions," Sartor explains. "For example, 85 percent of women in our study reported having at least one drink in their lifetimes whereas only about 7 percent became alcohol dependent." Past studies have focused more on men than women, but Sartor says it is important to study ...
Lifetimes in Medical Technology

Ceragenix Compound Shows Promise for Treating Lethal Cystic Fibrosis Infections

...ch bind to and inactivate the antimicrobial peptides. As a result, patients with cystic fibrosis are at high risk for lung infections throughout their lifetimes and the repeated bouts of lung infections scar the lung tissue and ultimately rob the patients of their ability to breathe. "The conventional therap...
Lifetimes in Medical Products

RUBYstar

Description:...nce detection by applying europium chelate or cryptate fluorophores. These compounds are excited with the high-energy laser and show long fluorescence lifetimes (several hundred microseconds), large Stoke's shifts and intensive fluorescence peak profiles at 620 nm. Therefore with the RUBYstar, backgrounds are ...
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Lifetimes in Biological News

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...ps. The authors find that compounds that pass through the TTL with chemical lifetimes of 25 days or longer will have significant concentrations in the stratosphe...n. By contrast, convection cycles govern the distribution of compounds with lifetimes of less than 25 days. This fundamental difference will help scientists unde...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

.... TerraOps Software Radio This software moves the concept of software-defined radio into space, where it can be used to extend dramatically the lifetimes of electronic systems aboard satellites and in space payloads. The components that make up the TeraOps Software Radio are compact, lightweight, cost-e...

AGU journal highlights -- March 25, 2009

...tly influence the Earth-atmosphere heat balance by absorbing sunlight. Fresh soot particles repel water and hence have little effect on properties and lifetimes of clouds. As soot particles age, they are thought to undergo a weathering process that allows them to absorb water, potentially transforming particle...

Candy-coating keeps proteins sweet

...ar motions lasting a nanosecond or less. Their latest experiments center on the hydrogen bonding that makes the sugars rigid. They have shown that the lifetimes of these bond networks can be measured directly with a fluorescent probe. This method is much more convenient than using neutrons and could be used fo...

Nanotubes could help study retrovirus transmission between human cells

...stom instrument allows pixel-by-pixel examination of the protein interaction with the membranes comprising the nanotubes by detecting the spectrum and lifetimes of fluorescent labels on the proteins. Nanotube formation had been noticed previously by cell biologists, but they had dismissed the tiny outgrowth...

Gene variant increases breast cancer risk

...ealthy women. For women carrying the two variants in both copies of their AKAP9 genes, the risk of developing breast cancer in the course of their lifetimes is elevated by 17 percent. In women from breast cancer families, this effect is even more substantial: their risk is increased by 27 percent. If only ...

Stem cell nuclei are soft 'hard drives,' Penn study finds

...A, and found irreversible distortions occurring on a timescale of minutes, a long time compared to many other cell processes but short compared to the lifetimes of nuclei in our tissue cells. ...

Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95

... floodwaters spilled into MaraisTemps Clair, they stopped gathering data. The flood was another turn of serendipity. An ecologist can go several lifetimes and not experience a flood on the scale of those of 1993 and 1995, Sexton said. I saw the flood as unfortunate, on the one hand, but it presented a w...

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

...gery. Using organosilicon compounds, West and his UW-Madison colleagues have developed a new generation of rechargeable lithium ion batteries whose lifetimes are more than twice as long as the batteries now used in the tiny medical devices. "It turns out the organosilicon compounds are really good for im...

K-State researchers study insects' immune system

...llions of species of insects and they're all different from each other. Even though they will have some things in common, there's a lot to do for many lifetimes for people doing research on biochemistry in insects." Researchers involved with the study include Maureen Gorman, research assistant professor in ...
Lifetimes in Biological Technology

BRAHMS, Cezanne and Lumiphore Announce Partnership for Diagnostic Tests

... fluorescence (TRF) reporters, and fluorescent resonance energy transfer (FRET) donors in proximity binding assays. These complexes have long emission lifetimes and offer a number of major advantages over existing fluorophores used for detection, including very high signal-to-noise ratio, stability, eliminatio...

Carbon Design Innovations, Inc. Introduces Carbon Nanotube Probe Technology for Atomic Force Microscopy, CNT-Probes Deliver New Level of AFM Imaging Performance

...ored providing for robust and stable imaging with previously unseen levels of performance. C|D|I's CNT probes are more stable and have longer imaging lifetimes than other probe types. In addition, the ability to reinforce longer probes and control taper angle provides users with deep-trench scanning ability ...

Method sorts out double-walled carbon nanotube problem

...ement in the electrical conductivity of transparent conductors. Double-walled nanotubes also enable improved spatial resolution and longer scanning lifetimes as tips for atomic force microscopes and are useful in field-effect transistors, biosensing and drug delivery. ...

New carbon material shows promise of storing large quantities of renewable electrical energy

...d hybrid cars, buses, trains and trams. Even everyday devices such as office copiers and cell phones benefit from the improved power delivery and long lifetimes of ultracapacitors. Ruoff says significant implementation of wind farms for generation of electricity is occurring throughout the world and the Uni...

Engineers whip up the first long-lived nanoscale bubbles

...integrity of the bubbles held for the entire period. The authors note that future applications of these microbubbles could significantly extend the lifetimes of common gas-liquid products that experience rapid disintegration, such as aerated personal-care products and contrast agents for ultrasound imaging....

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

...gery. Using organosilicon compounds, West and his UW-Madison colleagues have developed a new generation of rechargeable lithium ion batteries whose lifetimes are more than twice as long as the batteries now used in the tiny medical devices. "It turns out the organosilicon compounds are really good for im...

Separation of Peptides by Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography Using TSKgel Amide-80

...vely. Figure 3 provides a visual comparison of traces from a new and used column indicating that good reproducibility and long lifetimes can be achieved with this method and column type. Conclusions: The separation of ...

Time gated separation of lanthanide luminescence

... luminescence from both species appear in Fig. 5. Time-gating allows a mixture of the two species to be spectrally separated, based on their different lifetimes (~ 0.60 ms for Eu-L, and ~ 1.1 ms for Tb-L). Careful choice of g...

Flat panel displays

...as the active medium in such displays, the critical characteristics are the lifetimes and wavelengths of their emissions. Experiment and Results Because the lifetimes and wavelengths of emissions were required, the SPEX FLUOROLOG-τ s...
Lifetimes in Biological Definition

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

...w, and not of miraculous interposition." Lamarck's own theory of evolution was in fact based on the idea that individuals adapt during their own lifetimes and transmit traits they acquire to their offspring. Offspring then adapt from where the parents left off, enabling evolution to advance. As a mechani...
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