Pitt, Berkeley researchers reconstruct seashells to model nervous system function
PITTSBURGHThe enchantingly colored seashells that lend beaches their charm could also provide information about how the brain converts memories and sensory information into action, according to research from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pittsburgh published online...
Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts
Its hope revived for women who feel less than that, after a lumpectomy for breast cancer. Researchers from California-based company Cytori, claim that stem cells found in the ubiquitous tummy fat , can in fact be used to reconstruct
breasts. If this is so, it would be killing two birds with one sto...
UCI Scientists Reconstruct Migration of Avian Flu Virus
UC Irvine researchers have combined genetic and geographic data of the H5N1 avian flu virus to reconstruct
its history over the past decade. //They found that multiple strains of the virus originated in the Chinese province of Guangdong, and they identified many of the migration routes through whic...
Virtual Nose Jobs to Lead This Year's Top Plastic Surgery Trends
...y procedures were performed. While plastic surgery is a common option for individuals who want to reverse the aging process, boost self confidence and reconstruct
damage due to injury, the idea of cosmetic surgery can still cause anxiety among plastic surgery candidates who worry that their post-surgery appearan...
Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory
...Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, said in a museum news release. "If you only analyze living forms, you often don't correctly reconstruct
the evolutionary transformations. Our research shows another example of this, and indicates that the Social Brain Hypothesis does not hold for all Car...
Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, a Pioneer in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Colorado, Introduces New, Informative Website
... cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including the DIEP Flap technique. DIEP Flap breast reconstruction uses the patient's own tissue and skin to reconstruct
the breast, offering patients longer-lasting, more natural looking results compared to implant-based reconstruction, while avoiding many of the compli...
First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal
...p's face with muscles, nerves, skin and blood vessels from the unnamed donor.
"There was really an entire mid-face missing, and there was no way to reconstruct
with conventional means," Siemionow said during an interview Wednesday on NBC's Today show.
Culp left the Cleveland Clinic hospital Feb. 5 and r...
Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences
...ttern of light-similar to a bar code-is used to illuminate a previously unobservable object. Sophisticated computer software is then able to digitally reconstruct
a single three-dimensional, ultra-high-resolution image from the multiple images generated with the illumination pattern.
In addition, the OMX was...
New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views
...etail. Unfortunately, it would also be distorted -- and useless for conventional optics. But if the information could be unscrambled, a computer could reconstruct
a high-resolution undistorted image of the entire scene. "In such an image all parts of the scene will be 'zoomed in' at the same time," said Fleische...
New way to analyze sleep disorders
.... This collection of physiological data is what normally enables doctors to reconstruct
the phases of sleep and diagnose sleep disorders.
The Israeli and German...A study who have no known sleep disorders. They then used the heartbeats to reconstruct
the breathing patterns, and they showed that these reconstructions accurate...
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Taperloc Femeral Stem
Description:... that is relatively simple and predictable to implant. The incorporation of standard and lateralized offset options provide the surgeon the ability to reconstruct
a stable joint with proper leg length in virtually all patient anatomies....
Company:Biomet Orthopedics, Inc
Cem-Ostetic Optimal Bone Generation
Description:...ble calcium-based phases with water and does not involve other materials such as polymers or plasticizing agents. The bone putty can be used safely to reconstruct
the skeletal system. Caution: Cem-Ostetic does not harden when mixed with blood. Cem-Ostetic hardens when mixed with water first and then mixed with b...
Company:Berkeley Advanced Biomaterials
Verte-Span Vertebral Body Replacement
Description:... Verte-Span is the latest advancement in vertebral body replacement technology. This device allows surgeons to reconstruct
and stabilize certain types of anterior column defects in the spine....
Company:Medtronic Neurological and Spinal
PiGalileo Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery System
Precise Axial Alignment
Safe navigation algorithms and adjustable resection guides enable the surgeon to reliably reconstruct
the mechanical leg axis.
Optimized Implant Position
The computer automated mechanical cutting guide allows for precise and individual po...
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...in about five days .
Breast Augmentation via fat grafting
Fat grafting to enlarge female breasts is done, not only for cosmetic reasons, but to reconstruct
deformities like a mastectomy , a breast implant collapse and or a tuberous breast, a condition in which the adult breasts fail to develop in pube...
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Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline
Berkeley In the famed Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed near Bakersfield, Calif., shark teeth as big as a hand and weighing a pound each, intermixed with copious bones from extinct seals and whales, seem to tell of a 15-million-year-old killing ground.
Yet, new research by a team of paleontologists fro...
UCI scientists reconstruct migration of avian flu virus
UC Irvine researchers have combined genetic and geographic data of the H5N1 avian flu virus to reconstruct
its history over the past decade. They found that multiple strains of the virus originated in the Chinese province of Guangdong, and they identified many of the migration routes through which ...
Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon
Combining 13,000-year-old bones with 21st century auto manufacturing techniques, scientists and exhibit preparators at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural history are reconstructing a male mastodon skeleton for an exhibit that opens to the public May 21.
Meanwhile, museum visitor...
AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
...mulation to show that it is possible to use high-resolution SSH measurements, combined with information on the large-scale vertical stratification, to reconstruct
3-D motions, in particular the vertical velocity, in the ocean down to 500 m. Their model simulates a realistic situation involving a turbulent eddy f...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...ulfide declines toward zero. Geologists use the amount of this offset, as recorded in carbonate-associated sulfate and pyrite in marine limestones, to reconstruct
sulfate levels in the ancient ocean and, therefore, oxygen levels in the ancient atmosphere (since seawater sulfate is formed primarily from the oxida...
Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly
By mapping these measurements onto the centrarchid family tree together with data on what each fish eats the researchers were able to reconstruct
how diet and head shape have changed over time. "It looks as if the variety of head shapes and sizes in centrarchids is strongly influenced by what th...
Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA
...e Armstrong from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD).
ACAD Director Professor Alan Cooper says this finding suggests it may be possible to reconstruct
the appearance of other extinct birds using feathers from fossil deposits.
"There are so many enigmatic extinct species that it would be great to s...
Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?
... of the Tel Aviv University coatings to those of current commercial coatings.
Giving your joints an electrochemical bath
Today's surgeons can reconstruct
joints in the human body using metal structures implanted to take the place of the natural joint. In order to better integrate the new addition to the...
Sediment yields climate record for past half-million years
... COLUMBUS, Ohio Researchers here have used sediment from the deep ocean bottom to reconstruct
a record of ancient climate that dates back more than the last half-million years.
The record, trapped within the top 20 meters (65.6 feet) of a 40...
Searching for pollution in the Caribbean
...dating based on lead-210.
The review meeting particularly noted the improved regional capacity in the Caribbean in the use of nuclear techniques to reconstruct
the history of pollution in coastal ecosystems. This included more field and laboratory instruments to support sediment collection and preparation of ...
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Providence-Based NABsys, Inc., Announces $4 Million Equity Financing
...ical and biochemical methods. It detects electronically the positions of hybridized DNA probes and then uses highly developed algorithms to accurately reconstruct
the DNA sequence.
About NABsys, Inc.
NABsys is a life sciences company working at the intersection of physics, biology, and computer science ...
Scientists publish complete genetic blueprint of key biofuels crop
...eered in the Human Genome Project. In this method, short random DNA fragments are partially sequenced and then analyzed by powerful supercomputers to reconstruct
the original genome sequence. The repetitive sections and the length of the sorghum genome made assembling this "puzzle" a highly challenging computa...
Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology Announces First Human Implants of New nanOss(TM)-Cervical Fusion Device
...e nanOss-Cervical design is the frontier of the new
generation of biologic implants that will replace the foreign materials
that are currently used to reconstruct
In less than a year from acquiring the nanOss technology, Pioneer's
development teams have created the nanOss-Cervical cage for fusion
Engineers harness cell phone technology for use in medical imaging
... his team came up with the novel idea of physically separating these components so that the most complicated element - the processing software used to reconstruct
the raw data into a meaningful image - can reside at an offsite central location, presumably in a large center where resources are available for its o...
Faster X-ray interferometers due to single-photon interference
...orm of this time series, determine very precisely the frequency at which the lattice periods were passed. At constant velocity, it is then possible to reconstruct
the path information, and one obtains the same information as with the classic measurement, but in a much shorter amount of time.
The sea ice is getting thinner
...ystems in the seawater and on the ocean floor will also be a focus of investigations. Scientists will take sediments from the ocean floor in order to reconstruct
the climatic history of the surrounding continents.
Oceanographic measuring buoys were set out in all regions of the Arctic ocean for the first tim...
Defining the X-factor: What is an ounce of software worth?
...just getting underway. Select several comparable projects based on team, technology, and overall character, and count the FP delivered by those. Also, reconstruct
the effort expended (that alone can be enlightening), and that will give you several productivity (h/FP) numbers. Then count the subject project's req...
Exploiting the Life Science Data Explosion to Speed New Drug Discovery
...this example, a single relational table is being used to store multiple levels in a database without the need to deconstruct the data at load time and reconstruct
it at query time. Keeping related data together in its original form provides inherent data integrity.
The next question is how to make the ...
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Pathway Studio Enterprise from Ariadne Genomics
Track research data across multiple pathways Pathway Studio Enterprise allows scientists to build and visualize pathway models, reconstruct
biological mechanisms from microarray and other experimental data, predict drug effects and discover bio-markers in a complete, secure data management...
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...or problems like the holes in the ozone layer .
Analysing pollen deposited by plants thousands or millions of years ago can help scientists to reconstruct
past climates and predict future ones, an essential part of climate change research.
Recording and analysing the timing of plant life cycles is ...
Computed axial tomography
... radiation dose has decreased, scan times have decreased and the ability to reconstruct
images (for example, to look at the same location from a different angle) h...mplex fractures , especially ones around joints, because of the ability to reconstruct
the area of interest in multiple planes.
Magnetic resonance imaging
Current Density Imaging
Current density imaging is a subbranch of MRI that endeavors to use the phase information from the MRI images to reconstruct
current densities within a subject. Current density imaging works because electrical currents generate magnetic fields, which in turn affect the phas...