Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins
First evidence that biomechanical forces may affect drug's action.
(PRWeb UK) July 9, 2009 -- New British Heart Foundation (BHF) research¹ revealed today suggests for the first time that the way blood flows through our arteries may boost an antioxidant effect of ...
Study puts brakes on extending indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy
A randomized, controlled, multi-center trial has found that cardiac resynchronization therapy produced no improvement in peak oxygen uptake during exercise testing, the trial's primary endpoint, in patients with Class III heart failure, including mechanical problems that disrupt the heart's normal...
Applying brakes to symptoms of Alzheimer's with a tiny implant
In what holds promise for a large number of Alzheimer's patients, a breakthrough has arrived in the form of an inch long contraption designed to be implanted under// the skin on the abdomen. Indeed a promising treatment option, this implant contains a medicine that is slowly pumped into the patient...
Tips for Transporting Your Pet in California
...imal is in danger. Fines begin at $100.
The CVMA recommends the following:
-- Protect your pet in a car. Everyone has to hit their brakes
from time to time to avoid a road hazard; when that happens, an unrestrained pet may get hurt. At high speeds, a pet could become a flying projectile...
Jarrow Formulas' Coconut Oil Customer Celebrates 100th Birthday!
... to California for new opportunities, a new life, and a new faith.
Clarence's first job in The Golden State was driving a construction truck with bad brakes
from the very top to the very bottom of The Hoover Dam. After that, he brought his family to East Los Angeles where he sold Hoover Vacuums, worked in ...
Ground-breaking study to cap the growing trend of type 2 diabetes in overweight adolescents
...barking on a ground-breaking new study to investigate whether a different dietary approach to insulin resistance in overweight adolescents can put the brakes
on its progression to type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes affects 85 to 90 per cent of all people with diabetes. While it usually affects mature adult...
Stress Management Author Asks "Which Will Cost You More: The Recession or Stress?"
...society, the barrier to doing that, if you dig deep enough, is always rooted in stress or the fear of taking a risk.
"Fear and stress are the brakes
on productive, effective and progressive performance. Hence the gap between what we could and what we do achieve is what we are paying in 'stress tax...
Working Towards 'Counting Malaria Out' Through Scale-Up of PermaNet(R) Bed Nets, Vestergaard Frandsen Produces 175 Millionth Net; Introduces New Net To Combat Insecticide Resistance
...port from the public and private sector we believe the ambitious goals of the GMAP are attainable. Indeed, we must do everything possible to slam the brakes
on this deadly disease," he added.
In addition to co-hosting the symposium on insecticide resistance with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Vesterga...
Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA suspected to trigger more than half of all cancers
...mical bonds on certain cancer-promoting genes, a process known as hypermethylation, is widely known to render cells cancerous by disrupting biological brakes
on runaway growth. Now, Johns Hopkins scientists say the reverse process demethylation which wipes off those chemical bonds may also trigger more t...
Tips on Bicycling Safety From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
...r. Use pant leg clips to keep clothing grease-free and out of the bicycle chain.
Avoid riding on uneven or slippery surfaces. All types of brakes
may not work as well when wheels are wet and require more distance to stop.
Drinking enough fluids, stretching and scheduling routine activity...
brakes in Medical Products
Leica M844 F19
Description:... The Leica M844 F40 with its new stand F19 contains three high precision mechanical friction brakes
which allow on the one hand to homogenously move the arms and on the other hand to operate with a solid and stable microscope. The Leica M844 F19 carr...
TELETOM Power Booms
Description:...ese capabilities, Teletoms are surprisingly easy to maneuver. Moving them requires 40% less force than other designs. Electro-mechanical and pneumatic brakes
allow movement without resistance and prevent drifting when engaged. Positioning handles have built-in controls, located outside the sterile field whe...
Description:.... Low profile height, brush less motor, rapid rotor release, cover interlock, 99-minute electronic timer, accelerator reaches set speed in 45 seconds, brakes
in 45 seconds, new Aerocarrier rotor system, new Glove Friendly control panel, digital, 4 character LCD....
OPMI VISU 210 Surgical Microscope
Features:... Extraordinary load capacity (20 kg)
The outstanding reach of the arm
The magnetic brakes
which allow effortless positioning of the OPMI VISU 210
The standard set up with Superlux Eye xenon illumination ...
Company:Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
Features:...nhanced depth of field. Wide angle oculars 10x22B. Bi-directional RS 232 interface for navigational systems. Spring balanced floor stand with electric brakes
and one-button balancing system. Computer controlled balancing. Computer control via menu display. Motorized vertical column. Arm extension 395 to 133...
brakes in Medical Dictionary
...horoughbreds and the Track" by Nan Mooney. Find a wide selection of Horse Racing books to choose from. Scientists have discovered how we put the brakes
on a racing heartbeat and slow the heart's "fight-or-flight" reaction to adrenaline. ... goes wrong with the heart's electrical system, the ...
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brakes in Biological News
Molecular motors and brakes work together in cells
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that microtubules -- components responsible for shape, movement, and replication within cells -- use proteins that act as molecular motors and brakes
to organize into their correct structure. If microtubules are not fo...
New brain hormone puts brakes on reproduction
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have discovered a new actor in the mammalian reproductive system, a hormone that fills a role long suspected, but until now undetected.
The hormone, a small protein, or peptide, called gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH), puts the brakes
Caltech researchers explore how cells reconcile mixed messages in decisions about growth
...s, they found that the cells have a threshold of sensitivity to EGF. If EGF levels dip below the threshold, contact inhibition takes hold and puts the brakes
on cell division. But if EGF levels rise above the threshold, it overrides the effects of cell-cell contact and promotes cell division and tissue grow...
Stress puts double whammy on reproductive system, fertility
...ars ago in birds and known to be present in humans and other mammals. This small protein hormone, a so-called RFamide-related peptide (RFRP), puts the brakes
on reproduction by directly inhibiting GnRH.
The common thread appears to be the glucocorticoid stress hormones, which not only suppress GnRH but b...
Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study
...n higher levels of this brake protein.
"The result is like trying to drive your car with the parking brake on. You might go a little bit, but the brakes
hold you back," explains Buttigieg. "In this case, the adrenal glands do not release catecholamines during hypoxia for example during birth or a self...
New and unexpected mechanism identified how the brain responds to stress
... the brain's command centre for stress responses, interpret 'off' chemical signals as 'on' chemical signals when stress is perceived. "It's as if the brakes
in your car are now acting to speed up the vehicle, rather than slow it down." says Bains. This unexpected finding is being published in the March 1...
Molecule that suppresses immune response under study in type 1 diabetes
...enter at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, on the study. "That was formal evidence that the dendritic cells with IDO were putting the brakes
on the disease," said Dr. Mellor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Immunogenetics. "It leads to the hypothesis that by reinforci...
Caltech scientists engineer supersensitive receptor, gain better understanding of dopamine system
...ts to begin pumping out dopamine.
While previous studies of this same receptor had shown what happens when you block its function--when you put the brakes
on dopamine production--this was the first time anyone was able to look at what happens when you make the receptor more sensitive and thus put the dop...
Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth
...ological clockopening in the predawn hours to allow a wave of multiple plant growth hormones to act within the cells, then closing the gate to put the brakes
on plant growth until the next 24-hour cycle.
"This temporal integration of hormone pathways allows plants to fine tune phytohormone responses for ...
Why a common treatment for prostate cancer ultimately fails
...ngs raise the possibility that under some conditions, some treatments designed to treat prostate cancer could instead remove one of the body's natural brakes
on the spread of the disease in the body. The researchers stress that the results are based on laboratory studies and on findings in mice, and it's to...
brakes in Biological Technology
Knee brace generates electricity from walking
... mechanical engineering at U-M and an author of the paper.
collect the kinetic energy that would otherwise be dissipated as heat when a car slows down. This knee brace harvests the energy lost when a human brakes
the knee after swinging the leg forward to take a step.
Kuo, who called ...
Where have all the Midwest VCs gone?
Some investors have that sickness of spending more money and never quitting (even on a bad venture). They dont put on the ABS brakes
when they see a bad trend. They just keep investing thinking things will correct themselves much like casino gamblers thinking that putting in a cou...
Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel
...go is an antique compared to today's vehicles -- which may have as many as thirty mini-computers working together to run everything from the anti-lock brakes
to the heads-up display...
Technology as the engine of business innovation
... applying technology have unique elements as well. I cant predict the answers youll find, but Im confident the question is a good one.
Putting the brakes
Just like automatic braking systems improve traction by judiciously applying brakes, you can improve your technology traction by being car...
When innovation gets off track
...s the flurry of news about Acela, the fast train service along the Eastern Corridor. If you haven't heard the story, cracks have developed in the disc brakes
and all the trains have been taken out of service because of a lack of parts. Almost buried in the usual wringing of hands, shaking of heads and shout...
BIO 2006 aftermath and a taste of bio-generics
...s have lined up to both produce and launch these products in Europe and the United States, but the regulatory authorities in both regions have put the brakes
on any approval process.
Traditionally, generics have been able to get FDA approval through a relatively simple Abbreviated New Drug Approval (ANDA...
State IT failures are not inevitable
.... "It's hard to lose $170,000 on a project," Baum acknowledged, but that's better than losing even more money because nobody has the will to apply the brakes
to failed projects.
"Unfortunately, this is looked at as a failure," Baum added, when it actually could be, or lead to, a success.
In a recent ...
UW-Madison hybrid-vehicle team places second nationally
...ely 35 miles per gallon (mpg) - 20 mpg better than the 15 mpg that a regular SUV averages.
In addition to fuel economy, events tested the vehicle's brakes
and handling, its ability to tow a trailer and its emissions.
UW-Madison has competed in events similar to Challenge X since 1992, winning five fi...
Damn the incumbents, and full speed ahead
With other countries looking at gigabit speeds and universal coverage, our traditional phone companies have tried to put the bureaucratic brakes
on innovation as well as global competition in order to milk another couple of years of profits on copper-based infrastructure that should all be repl...
brakes in Biological Definition
The term has come to be used in other fields, as well.
An actuary may refer to "risk homeostasis", where (for example) people who have anti-lock brakes
have no better safety record than those without anti-lock brakes, because they unconsciously compensate for the safer vehicle via less-safe driving ha...