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Dysport proves safe, effective anti-wrinkle treatment, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons find

...osage," Dr. Rohrich said. "This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of different doses based on a person's specific muscle mass, which better mirrors what occurs in clinical practice. The size and use of the muscles that produce frown lines varies among individuals, so you want to customize treatmen...

The Gift of Life Flows Through Your Veins!

... one of the most diverse areas in the nation making it imperative that we not only maintain an ample blood supply, but also collect blood that closely mirrors the diversity of the communities we serve. A shortage of diverse blood donors can seriously jeopardize patient care. Currently, NYBC donors...

Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

...p their annual shots, new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The lack of vaccinations among those with asthma mirrors inadequate vaccination rates in the general population, said study co-author Dr. Gary Euler, an epidemiologist with the National Center of Immunizatio...

Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute

...sion in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring , the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Virginia's ban on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. Americans United for Life (AUL) provided litigation support to the state and filed an amicus bri...

Web-based Scheduling Software is the New Online Shopping Cart for Services

...f services over the Internet. The efficiency and satisfaction of scheduling and paying for an appointment without having to call the service provider mirrors the e-commerce shopping cart process familiar to consumers. The annual survey was made available to Appointment-Plus online scheduling software...

Swine Flu Hits Sick People the Hardest: CDC

...pitalized with the infection who have underlying health problems fare worse than otherwise healthy people who also have been hospitalized. And that mirrors trends seen with seasonal -- or regular -- flu, officials said. In an early release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's journa...

Light Sciences Oncology Announces Results of Study on Immunotherapeutic Mechanism of Aptocine(TM), a Novel Light-Activated Drug Therapy for Cancer

...primary tumors and examine prevention of metastases in the 4T1 tumor model, an aggressive, spontaneously metastasizing murine mammary tumor model that mirrors human breast cancer. When grown in the mammary fat pad of BALB/c mice, untreated 4T1 tumors rapidly metastasize to the lung, liver, lymph nodes, and b...

New Cancer Treatment Achieves First Mesothelioma Success

...d uniformly fatal, though, that being able to stop its growth and spread is very exciting. Most importantly, it's a major victory for this patient. It mirrors the success we're seeing for the great majority of our patients with other cancers, as well." The protocol is offered for qualifying patients wit...

Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009

...st century epidemic presents an often-confusing array of physical, neurological and/or cognitive symptoms. Lyme disease is a multi-system disease that mirrors numerous conditions and illnesses. As a result, the disease is often misdiagnosed and treated by a wide range of medical specialists, with diverging v...

Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

...e not worked at reducing either the number of stores that sell tobacco to kids or the number of kids that smoke." The finding from DiFranza's study mirrors that from a study published this month on the effect of laws targeting the sale of alcohol to minors. In that study, states that had enacted more p...
Mirrors in Medical Technology

New Cancer Treatment Stops Aggressive Sarcomas

...so aggressive and uniformly fatal that being able to stop their growth and spread is very exciting. It's a major victory for these individuals, and it mirrors the success we're seeing in the great majority of patients so far." The protocol also is offered for qualifying patients with mesothelioma, colon can...

TRANSCEND(TM) Trial Results Presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress and Published in The Lancet

...igh proportion of patients receiving proven therapies such as statins, anti-platelet agents or beta blockers. The main secondary endpoint of TRANSCEND mirrors the primary endpoint of the landmark HOPE trial.(2) A post-hoc analysis to adjust for multiplicity and overlap with primary endpoint showed a p-value ...

Addrenex Pharmaceuticals' New Hires Further Company Goal to Identify New Drugs for Adrenergic Regulation

...identifying and developing as many new drug candidates as possible over the next 18 months. The fast-paced timeline they have set for drug discovery mirrors the company's recent successes in developing two new drugs, Clonicel(R) for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and CloniBID for hypertension, ov...

Groundbreaking American Journal of Play from Strong National Museum of Play(R) Premiers July 2008

...maginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them. -- Play in America from Pilgrims and Patriots to Kid Jocks and Joystick Jockeys: Or How Play mirrors Social Change by Gary Cross, Distinguished Professor of Modern History at Pennsylvania State University and author of Kids' Stuff: Toys and the Changi...

Increasing Dairy Milk Production with Electrolyzed Drinking Water

...uction. And, most importantly, benefit the overall health of the cow," added Wade Bradley, President and CEO of EAU Technologies. "This model directly mirrors EAU's business focus on providing our target industries, with high volume, robust and environmentally sound solutions." The Penn Vet study is the fi...

FDA Indicates That Genasense(R) Approval in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Will Require Additional Confirmatory Data

... in this important indication," commented Dr. Loretta M. Itri, Genta's President, Pharmaceutical Development, and Chief Medical Officer. "Our approach mirrors our strategy for Genasense in melanoma in which a smaller Phase 3 trial, expected to complete accrual later this year, seeks to confirm efficacy by fo...

Study Finds Personal and Web-Based Support Equal Weight Loss Success

... Center in Durham, N.C. "People need to remember that even a few pounds of weight loss can have a big impact on health." The model used in the study mirrors some of the techniques and resources offered to Kaiser Permanente members. "We know that frequent follow-up is best, so we try to make that as easy ...
Mirrors in Medical Products

High Mag 4 Mirror Gonio Lens

Description:...ures : Crispest, clearest imaging with high magnification to appreciate details previously unattainable with Gonio lenses. 4 equally angled mirrors (64) provide a complete 360 view of the anterior chamber with slight rotation. Available in small (25.5mm) or large (29mm) ring options or 2 in 1 h...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

96 Well Gel Electrophoresis System

Description:... The ElectroXpress gel electrophoresis system mirrors a 96-well plate in format, allowing medium or high-throughput screening of PCR products to take place easily and with direct compatibility to the sour...
Company:Assay Designs Inc.

G-3 goniofundus

Description:... Volk's G-3 goniofundus lens incorporate 3 mirrors angled at 76°, 66° and 60°. The G-3 i...fundus viewing and treatment. The retinal viewing mirrors are accurately angled and spaced 120° apart to...uality version of the commonly named Goldmann lens mirrors provide imaging of the anterior angle and retina A...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

G-4 goniolaser

Description:... The G-4 goniolaser lens features 4 precisely angled 64° mirrors to deliver a complete 360° view of the anterior chamber angle with slight rotation. The standard fluid design (flanged glass contact element) pro...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

G-2 trabeculum

Description:... second mirror adds, then you may want to consider the Volk g-2 trabeculum. It features the same 1.5x magnification as the G-1 but offers two opposing mirrors angled at 60 and 64 respectively. Available in standard (flange) or new glass NF (no-flange/no-fluid) design. Volk recommends the "Flanged" model for ...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

3 Mirror

Description:...3 mirror lenses featuring ultra-clear Volk 3-Mirror optics, incorporating 3 mirrors precisely angled at 76°, 66° and 60°. The 3 Mirror is ideal fo...ll central and peripheral fundus viewing and treatment. The retinal viewing mirrors are accurately angled to eliminate gaps in the visualized fundus. The centr...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.

StarLux Pulsed Light and Laser System

Description:...o 60% of light is reflected back off the skin surface, and not delivered to the treatment target. But Palomar's patented Photon Recycling process uses mirrors within the handpiece to recapture this scattered light and send it back to the treatment area for a more efficient delivery of energy....
Company:Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.

72 Frame Eyewear Tower - Silver

Description:... Two sided, 72 frame, acrylic eyewear tower with side mirrors and sign holder on top. Breaks down for easy shipping....
Company:Delectable Display

Ocular Sussman Four Mirror Hand Held Gonioscope

Description:... Four 64 mirrors for complete anterior chamber angle viewing with minimal lens rotation. Dir... methylcellulose. Advanced technology, multi-layer polymer coating protects mirrors and is compatible with most disinfecting methods. No methylcellulose requir...
Company:Ocular Instruments Inc.

Ocular Thorpe Four Mirror Gonio

Description:... Four 62 mirrors give a 360 view of the anterior chamber angle with only a slight lens rotation. Posterior pole can be viewed through center of lens....
Company:Ocular Instruments Inc.
Mirrors in Biological News

Spookfish uses mirrors for eyes

A remarkable new discovery shows the four-eyed spookfish to be the first vertebrate ever found to use mirrors, rather than lenses, to focus light in its eyes. Professor Julian Partridge from the University of Bristol, said: "In nearly 500 million years of vertebrate evolution, and many thousand...

Evolution of Old World fruit flies on three continents mirrors climate change

Fast-warming climate appears to be triggering genetic changes in a species of fruit fly that is native to Europe and was introduced into North and South America about 25 years ago. "This is a clear signal on three different continents that climate change is occurring, and that genetic change i...

Coral face 'a stormy future'

.... Not only were fewer new coral colonies formed, but also far fewer of the major reef building coral species recruited successfully." "This finding mirrors our modelling studies on the fringing reefs of Jamaica, and on the Meso-American Barrier reef off the coast of Belize", says Prof. Crabbe. Tobago l...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

...e. Presentation PWB4; Wednesday, June 3, 6:15 6:45 p.m. MORE QUIET mirrors In physics many subtle phenomena can be studied by allowing waves to in...al waves. The quality of the interferometer depends on the positions of the mirrors being precisely stable. Unfortunately, when experiments are carried out at ...

Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle

...moke or chemicals emitted by trees, and are known by experts to have a huge cooling effect on our planet. This is because these particles act as tiny mirrors that reflect sunlight back into space. This effect is thought to be so large that, since the industrial period, the climactic cooling effect of a...

Voracious sponges save reef

...que for multicellular organisms and to date was only known to occur in unicellular organisms. The production and breakdown process of the sponge cells mirrors that in the human intestinal tract. Eating and being eaten Coal reef maintains itself in a remarkable manner. The algae and corals on the reef ...

In the war against diseases, nerve cells need their armor

...ing in vitro cell cultures. The investigators found that myelin develops normally, but then begins to come apart. Interestingly, in some respects this mirrors what happens in some demyelinating diseases like MS, where myelin forms and may be stable for years, but is then disrupted and begins to fail. Specif...

Following the leader can be a drag, according to student's research on flapping flags

...er (the flags) -- attached to perpendicular wire "flagpoles." To measure the forces on the flags as water flowed past them, Ristroph attached small mirrors -- actually microscope cover slips -- to the far ends of the "flagpoles." As the flags flapped in the flow, the slightly flexible poles moved correspo...

Sandia, SES win Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award

...at the Solar Thermal Test Facility that produces up to 150 kilowatts (kW) of grid-ready electrical power during the day. Each dish unit consists of 82 mirrors formed in a dish shape to focus the light to an intense beam. The solar dish generates electricity by focusing the sun's ray onto a receiver, which...

Guidelines urge physical activity during pregnancy

...activity for adults per week. The move toward measuring recommended exercise by overall minutes as opposed to specific time and frequency requirements mirrors research recently published by Mudd, Pivarnik, Mathew Reeves from MSU's Department of Epidemiology, and Ann Rafferty from the Michigan Department of C...
Mirrors in Biological Technology

Practice makes perfect -- motor memory possible for neuroprosthetic control

...g that is not part of one's own body. We have demonstrated that the brain is able to form a motor memory to control a disembodied device in a way that mirrors how it controls its own body. That has never been shown before." Researchers have previously demonstrated that rodents, non-human primates and hum...

Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

...d his collaborators have created burns chemical samples into a gas, which then flows through a laser beam that is bouncing back and forth off a set of mirrors inside a special container. The atoms of a particular element all have the same number of protons in their core, but may have differing numbers of...

Scientists demonstrate effect of confining dielectrics on semiconductor nanowire conductivity

...rayanamurti, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Physics. Surfaces act like partial mirrors reflecting inner charges, and thus, an image charge in the mirror affects the energy of the real charge. When the surface is far, the mirror image is ...

Researchers measure elusive repulsive force from quantum fluctuations

...ations of the energy associated with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, becomes significant when the space between two metallic surfaces, such as two mirrors facing one another, measures less than about 100 nanometers. "When two surfaces of the same material, such as gold, are separated by vacuum, air, o...

Denser, more powerful computer chips possible with plasmonic lenses that 'fly'

...the great expense is the use of shorter light wavelengths to create higher resolution circuitry. Shorter wavelengths require nontraditional and costly mirrors and lenses. The system described by the UC Berkeley engineers uses surface plasmons that have much shorter wavelengths than light, yet are excitabl...

DNA2.0 Launches New Website: Enhanced Design and Free Bioinformatics Tools Demonstrate DNA2.0's Customer Focus

...ormatics Toolbox that provides visitors with a powerful resource for analyzing DNA and protein sequences. "The customer focus of our new site mirrors our commitment to innovation and efficiency in providing high-quality gene synthesis," said Dr. Claes Gustafsson, vice president of sales and mar...

Telescope Embedded in Spectacle Lens Promises to Make Driving Easier for Visually Impaired

...a wide-field telescope made of straight and curved mirrors built completely within the spectacle lens, The ...ow vision. They started with a telescope made with mirrors and lenses to prove the image shifting principle. ...hey had to obtain the magnifying power from curved mirrors instead of lenses, as...

New unifying theory of lasers advanced by physicists

...se conventional lasers, the light is trapped and amplified between parallel mirrors or interfaces and bounces back and forth along one dimension. Scientists ca...on capabilities, consist of a simple aggregate of nanoparticles and have no mirrors to trap light. These lasers were pioneered by Hui Cao, now a professor of a...

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Establishes $3 Million Endowment with AGA Foundation

...http://www.gastro.org . The AGA Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (FDHN) is the foundation of the AGA. The Foundation's ultimate mission mirrors that of the AGA: to improve the human condition through understanding, preventing, diagnosing and curing digestive diseases. Separately incorporated a...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Announces Largest Grants Slate Ever: $100 Million to Speed Delivery of Breast Cancer Discoveries, Cures

...breast cells as they undergo malignant transformation. Looking at complex chains of events and cellular cross talk in a setting that closely mirrors what happens in the breast will eventually lead to better, more accurate therapeutic strategies. More information on grants awarded by Sus...
Mirrors in Biological Definition

Phylogeny

...c law, was widely accepted. This theory was often expressed as " ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny ", i.e. that the development of an organism exactly mirrors the evolutionary development of the species. The early version of this hypothesis has since been rejected as being oversimplified and misleading. How...
Mirrors in Biological Dictionary

Contractile vacuole

...ontractile vacuole ; RA1-RAN, the radial arms 1-N, where N is the total ... The ionic composition of the contractile vacuole fluid of Paramecium mirrors ion ... Contractile vacuole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A contractile vacuole is a sub-cellular structure ... contractile vacuol...
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