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‘Radiation Overdose Girl’ Is Picking Up the Threads of Her Lie

A schoolgirl is recovering well, after a cancer unit administered a potentially deadly radiation overdose .Lisa Norris, is trying to re-build her life, and is currently receiving specialist oxygen treatment. // She has re-joined school and will be celebrating her 16th birthday soon. Lisa Nor...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... precluded from surgery because of the location of the blockage, severe heart or lung disease or kidney disease. During angioplasty, the surgeon threads a long, hollow tube through the groin artery up to the narrowed carotid artery. A tiny balloon is inflated to open the blockage, and a stent is placed...

Steelcase Inc. Receives Five Best of NeoCon Awards and Best Overall Showroom for Nurture at NeoCon 2009

... was honored with the Innovation Award and Editors' Choice Award for Common threads in the Carpet: Fiber category. Inspired by the Designtex Studio, the Common threads collection unites modern and traditional worlds by way of artistry and visi...

AllMed's New PeerPoint Medical Review Portal Improves Medical Review Process

...ses 128-bit encryption and ecommerce-grade Internet security protocols to guarantee HIPAA-compliance. All case materials, documentation and discussion threads are stored on PeerPoint servers hosted at AllMed. The company never transfers patient or hospital peer-review information by e-mail. Availability ...

YWCA USA 2009 Hallmark Initiative Awards Presented to YWCA Central Massachusetts and YWCA Niagara

...so operated by its culinary program students and graduates. "Our YWCA Hallmarks of Racial Justice and Women's Economic Advancement are the common threads that unite all YWCAs across the country, reflect our strategic purpose and have a measurable impact in each YWCA community," said Lorraine Cole, Ph.D....

Albert Lea Residents Pledge to Add 10,000 Collective Years of Life to Their City

...ordinarily high rate. These longevity hotspots are called "Blue Zones(R)" Buettner and his team of scientists identify and study the regions' common threads in lifestyle behavior, diet, outlook and stress-coping mechanisms. Through this ongoing study, Blue Zones(R) has developed a formula of the world's b...

Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension

...t Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. "The big question a lot of people have been asking is whether there are common threads in autoimmune diseases, and whether those who develop one autoimmune or inflammatory condition are at risk of developing others," Qureshi explained. ...

Milestone tumor virus publication by Elsevier journal Virology

...story of three families of viruses, and three families of scientists who studied them, all interwoven together in time and place. Each virus revealing threads of knowledge that only when woven together provided the scientific world incredible insights" "I am delighted and proud to see that so many of the...

iEnterprises Launches iComply, Lotus Notes Email Archiving and Compliance Software

...require additional review are sent. iComply has the option of creating contact records as messages are received or sent and then associating full threads of communications with them, giving users a complete contact interaction history with just one click. Even document attachments are fully supported, a...

Saving heart attack patients in the middle of the night

...gency medical services. Once a heart attack is confirmed, it takes less than five minutes to prep the patient. The interventional cardiologist then threads a catheter (thin tube) from an artery in the groin to the heart. The cardiologist inflates a balloon at the tip of the catheter to open the artery. In...
Threads in Medical Technology

New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases

...ne eye. By the time white discoloration of the pupil is noticeable, the tumor is already large. Using moving X-rays, an interventional radiologist threads a catheter up the femoral artery, guides it to the ophthalmic artery (feeding the eye and the tumor) and then injects the drug. The tumor visibly shri...

Sports Legacy Institute Announces Findings of Forensic Examinations on Wrestler Chris Benoit's Brain

...ing to the examinations, Mr. Benoit's brain exhibited large amounts of abnormal Tau protein, manifested as Neurofibrillary Tangles (NFTs) and Neuropil threads [NTs]. These represent aggregates of abnormal Tau protein, which are remnants of the cytoskeleton of the brain cells and their connections. Frequent N...
Threads in Medical Products

Gentle Threads Interference Screws

Description: LactoSorb copolymer maintains almost all its mechanical strength throughout the healing process with complete mass loss in 915 months. Blunt thread design assists in protecting the graft. Seventeen sizes to maximize surgeons options. Driver design distributes torque evenly throughout the entire s...
Company:Arthrotek (A Biomet Company)

Universal Wedge Screws (Titanium)

Description:...r use in cruciate reconstruction and is indicated for soft tissue and BTB grafts. The Universal Wedge Screw is titanium, fully threaded, and has blunt threads which protect the graft from laceration....
Company:Stryker Corporation

ENDOPATH Surgical Thoracic Trocar Sleeve with Rounded Tip Obturator

Description:...turator which is designed to prevent puncture or laceration to internal structures once the cavity has been entered. The device incorporates stability threads on the sleeve which enhance security as instruments are inserted and withdrawn....
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

FASTIN RC Threaded Anchor

Description:... FASTIN RC is a threaded titanium anchor, specifically designed for rotator cuff procedures. The anchor features wide threads and a small core to optimize bone purchase, as well as independent suture channels to prevent suture binding. Fastin RC is a single-step insertion anc...
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

ABSOLUTE Absorbable Cannulated Interference Screws

Description:... Cannulated Interference Screws. Optimal screw design enhances strength and graft selection options. Robust threads start easily without deformation, and chamfered screw hub assures full threaded atraumatic tissue fixation. Features a unique high torque alloy driver...
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

BAK/C

Description:...arvest from the iliac crest. The BAK/C implant is constructed of a titanium alloy with a long history of use in a wide variety of implants. The square threads and cylindrical design provide resistance to pull-out. The implant's holes, spaced around the implant, allow for bony through-growth. Further facilita...
Company:Zimmer, Inc.

Throttleless High Speed Drill

Features:...gn provides surgeon with precise control, cutting ability and visibility without sacrificing power or torque. Built-in medium bur guard with reverse threads prevents loosening during extended drill times. Easy to use electric system allows for quick portability between multiple operating rooms. Idea fo...
Company:MicroAire Surgical Instruments

High-Speed Drill

Features:...gn provides surgeon with precise control, cutting ability and visibility without sacrificing power or torque. Built-in medium bur guard with reverse threads prevents loosening during extended drill times. Easy to use electric system allows for quick portability between multiple operating rooms. Idea fo...
Company:MicroAire Surgical Instruments

ENDOPATH TRISTAR Trocars

Features:...: Obturator and Housing System: Disposable (single-patient-use) Obturator Type: Pyramidal Tip Spring-loaded shield. Integrated Stability threads (355T only) ...
Company:Ethicon, Inc.

Mini Lag Screw System

Features:... Only 2.7mm cannulated screw Cortical and cancellous threads Self-reaming, self-tapping design simplifies surgical procedure Cannulation of screws allows for precise placement of the screws Patented single...
Company:Precision Instruments, Inc.
Threads in Medical Dictionary

Stitches

...Copyright © 2009 3 Stitches . ... on this site are copyright protected by 3 Stitches , the individual designers, ... 3 Stitches - Books Fabric threads Notions Embellishments Needlepoint ... at 3 Stitches on Saturday, October ... Sign up now as pre- stitching is required. ... Copyright © 2002–2...

Pinworms

...on medical ... Children with pinworms often have intense itching of the anus, especially at night. ... Adult pinworms look like small, white threads that are no more than long. ... This happens when someone with pinworms scratches around the anus, gets eggs on ... Getting rid of pinworms . ....

Neutrophil

...al killing assay. Interpretation ... neutrophil 1. one of the three granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm neutrophil adj. Not stained strongly or definitely by either acid or basic dyes but stained readily by neutral ...

Angiography

... angiography test?? Angiography is a diagnostic test used by ophthalmologists to photograph ... Angiography is a test in which a physician threads a catheter (a thin flexible ... Complications from angiography may include bleeding, pain, or swelling where the ... ...
Threads in Biological News

Zebra mussels hang on while quagga mussels take over

...al" threads, string-like strands of protein. These threads act as an adhesive that enable the mussels to atta... regardless of how slippery the surface is. Byssal threads are the reason mussels are so difficult to remove ...that zebra mussels are able to produce more byssal threads than quagga mussels, enabling them to attach more ...

NIH funds work at WPI on regenerating heart tissue and preventing urinary tract infections

..., PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Gaudette developed a system for seeding biopolymer microthreads with hMSCs, then stitching those threads directly into a damaged heart. The technique significantly improves the ability to place the hMSCs at precise points in the heart to improve function ...

Progress toward artificial tissue?

...etworking them to form a gel. This gel can be spun: just as silk and synthetic fibers can be wet-spun for textiles, the gel can be made into very fine threads when injected into a special bath. The dried fibers have a porous, sponge-like structure and consist of a network of intertwined 50 nm-wide nanofibers...

Flow of potassium into cells implicated in schizophrenia

...ide effects associated with some existing antipsychotic medications. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health and European colleagues report on threads of converging evidence in the May, 2009 issue of the journal Nature Medicine . "The end game in linking genes with complex disorders like schizop...

Fire is important part of global climate change, report scientists

... global climate change, and to consider fire-climate feedbacks, which have been largely absent in global models. The article ties together various threads of knowledge about fire, which have, until now, remained isolated in disparate fields, including ecology, global modeling, physics, anthropology, and ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... that metals are key ingredients that give the coatings of anchoring byssal threads of marine mussels their amazing durability. The study could lead to the des...ical mechanisms that allow mussels to coat the tendon-like fibers in byssal threads with a material that is both hard and extensible. The researchers conduc...

Nanotube's 'tapestry' controls its growth

...y, with new atoms attaching themselves to the exposed thread ends. The more threads there are, the faster the whole tapestry grows. Yakobson, the lead resea...e largest chiral angle will grow fastest because they have the most exposed threads -- something that's been shown in several experiments. "Chirality is one...

The physics of star-forming clouds and the urban environment

...l and experimental investigation of spider capture thread. While the radial threads in a spider web are simply cylindrical, the circumferential threads are pre-wound helices immersed in a viscous fluid..." http://meetings.ap...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008

...ults in a thinner, more spinnable protein solution. Using electrospinning, the process resulted in strong fibers that are easily spun into suture-like threads or thick mats resembling conventional wound dressings. This approach is being followed by the groups of Zvi Nevo and Abraham Katzir at Tel-Aviv Univer...

Multithreaded supercomputer seeks software for data-intensive computing

...o the memory, and another. By the time all the threads have dipped, the original thread has finished its ...Chavarra. Each Cray XMT processor has 128 hardware threads with which to access the shared memory. Concept...e of the territory, it doesn't matter, because the threads still have access," said Chavarra. Another ad...
Threads in Biological Technology

Spinning carbon nanotubes spawns new wireless applications

...eful properties. Breakthroughs Without Broken threads Taking technology that has already been proven...ons." Schulz explains that the carbon nanotube threads work well as an antenna because of something calle...as cables and wiring." Mast points out that the threads have what he calls an "immensely high tensile stre...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008

... related to our offer to accept returns of Contour threads brand product as part of consolidation and discontinuation of the Contour threads brand name, coincident with the launch of our Quil... related to our offer to accept returns of Contour threads brand product as part of consolidation and...

Researchers control the assembly of nanobristles into helical clusters

...Aizenberg. To achieve the "clumping" effect, the scientists used an evaporating liquid on a series of upright individual pillars arrayed like stiff threads on a needlepoint canvas. The resulting capillary forcesthe wicking action or the ability of one substance to draw another substance into itcaused the ...

100% Non-Incision Cosmetic Surgery, The 'Frame Thread Lift,' Debuts December 14, 2008 At American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine In Las Vegas

... this highly acclaimed technique while practicing the so-called Contour Lift, which was developed in the United States in 2004. The Contour Lift fixes threads on muscles to elevate drooping cheeks, chin, or eye brows. The difference of the Frame Thread Lift procedure as opposed the Contour Lift is that Dr. W...

True properties of carbon nanotubes measured

... a viable option for any high-strength application. This could include large cables for applications in industry or infrastructure, as well as smaller threads for lightweight woven fabrics, ballistic armors or composite reinforcement. ...

'Nanonet' circuits closer to making flexible electronics reality

...rbon nanotubes. Metallic nanotubes form unavoidably during the process of making carbon nanotubes. These metal tubes then link together in meandering threads that eventually stretch across the width of the transistor, causing a short circuit. "Other researchers have proposed eliminating the metallic nano...

Solving the Z ring's mysteries may lead to new antibiotics

...esearchers were able to report for the first time that the changing of FtsZ threads from a liquid-like form to a more solid structure inside the cell is important for the formation of the Z ring. The team found that FtsZ threads weave themselves into a framework or scaffold that can hold all of the othe...

Angiotech announces results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007

... related to our offer to accept returns of Contour threads brand product as part of consolidation and discontinuation of the Contour threads brand name, coincident with the launch of our Quil... related to our offer to accept returns of Contour threads brand product as part of consolidation and di...

PCI Guideline Update Stresses Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy After Treatment With Drug-Eluting Stents

...nterventional cardiologist guides a thin tube (catheter), usually through the groin, to the arteries to reach the blockage. The interventionalist then threads a tiny wire over which a tube carrying a deflated balloon on its tip is advanced to the narrowed segment of the artery. As the tiny balloon is inflate...

Video shows buckyballs form by 'shrink wrapping'

...mputer simulations show that "shrink-wrapping" is the key; buckyballs start life as distorted, unstable sheets of graphite, shedding loosely connected threads and chains until only the perfectly spherical buckyballs remain. The research is available online and slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Phys...
Threads in Biological Products

SoftLinx from Hudson Control Group, Inc.

Description:...-drop configuration and method editing Individual icons for each connected laboratory instrument Capable of simultaneously executing multiple method threads and multiple methods Simple VCR-type buttons for starting and stopping methods Real-time display of all workcell actions during operation of system ...
Company:Hudson Control Group, Inc.
Threads in Biological Definition

Cloning

...he developed breasts at age six. Aging of this type is thought to be due to telomeres , regions at the tips of chromosomes which prevent genetic threads fraying every time a cell divides . Over time telomeres get worn down until cell-division is no longer possible - this is thought to be a cause of ag...
Threads in Biological Dictionary

Myofibrils

... What does Myofibrils mean? ... Myofibrils occur in groups of branching threads running parallel to the ... Other cytoskeletal proteins interconnect t...discs ... Myofibrils & Myofilaments. Muscle fibers are filled with threads called myofibrils ... Electron micrographs reveal torn sarcolemmas, damag...

Leptotene

... Required. leptotene ( ′leptə′tēn ) ( cell and molecular biology ) The first stage of meiotic prophase, when the chromosomes appear as thin threads having leptotene the first stage of the prophase of meiosis ... is a Kind of: leptotene . Top. is a kind of: ... is a Part of: leptotene . ...

Cyanobacteria

...bacterial research. Cyanobacteria is like a circular maze with wall after wall inside them. ... The cells of the cyanobacteria are joined in threads that are surrounded by a ... Intoxication with cyanobacteria is characterized by convulsions, ataxia (in ... Cyanobacteria congregate on or nea...

Clone

...xtinct animals? ... clone () creates a new process, in a manner similar to fork(2) ... The main use of clone () is to implement threads: multiple threads of control in ... Concise presentations of java programming practices, tasks, and conventions, amply illustrated with syntax highlighted code exa...
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