New Snapshots Show States Vary Widely in Providing Quality Health Care
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's annual release of state-by-state quality data continues to give states mixed reviews for the quality of care they provide. As in previous years, AHRQ's 2008 State Snapshots
show that no state does ...
3-D snapshots of eyes reveal details of age-related blindness
WASHINGTON, March 19 To get a better look at the abnormalities that cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in Americans and Europeans over 50, the research groups of James Fujimoto at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and collaborators Jay Duke...
AHRQ's 2007 State Snapshots Provide Broader Portraits of State-By-State Health Care Performance
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual analysis
to help health leaders identify areas of health care delivery that need
quality improvement now includes important information such as each state's
rate of obesity, health insurance coverage, mental illness and the number
Natural Healers Launches "Wellness Community Bulletin"
...icine students with natural health specialty information and holistic health schools, is now offering informed industry news and holistic health field snapshots
to provide even more insight into the fascinating natural health world."
Natural Healers is a comprehensive educa...
Virtual Nose Jobs to Lead This Year's Top Plastic Surgery Trends
...ON (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Gone are the days of cutting out the facial features of some of the world's most beautiful celebrities and pasting them on snapshots
to determine what you'd look like if you had your favorite Hollywood star's nose or cheekbones. Instead, enter the era of online plastic surgery and F...
Small molecule inhibitor shows promise in trastuzumab-resistant metastatic breast cancer
...mall molecule drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier, potentially may treat brain metastases. More studies are needed"
"The phase II data are snapshots
of what this drug is capable of," Swaby says. "Phase III trials are underway, which I think is the right next step for this medicine. My patients in t...
Study Demonstrates Internet Risks for Teen Girls
...ing to Dr. Noll. "Some adolescents include content on their social networking face pages that is alarmingly provocative and revealing. These are the snapshots
that are revealed publicly, for all to see.
"Those adolescents who may be unaware of how their appearance might be perceived may not, from a deve...
Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble
...rty Girl -- Come Get Me!'" Noll said. "But you see this all the time [on the Internet]. Girls wearing bikinis saying, 'I want to party.' Those are the snapshots
that would-be exploiters are going to go to first."
Fifty-five percent of adolescents who use the Internet are on so-called social networking sites...
Eighteen New Nursing Career Specialty Guides Launches
...hteen Nursing Specialties. The premier Web resource for nursing degrees and careers, www.AllNursingSchools.com , publishes a new collection of career snapshots
to inform nursing students about various career opportunities in the thriving nursing industry.
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB)...
National CTE Research Center Outlines Projects
...o disseminate Research Snapshots, which are designed to put the often difficult-to-understand research into practical and understandable language. The snapshots
will begin to be released this month and continue as new research emerges.
The NRCCTE has identified and begun implementing a technical assi...
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Description:...iac, Hemodynamic, Ventilation and Neurological views include real-time alarms, waveforms and numerics, and up to 72 hours of trend, event history with snapshots
and full-disclosure information for all parameters. With up to 23 stored full disclosure waveforms per patient and other historical information you ca...
Landmarx ENT Image Guidance System
Description:... touchpad for sterile field control. It also allows intra-operative movement of the patient and/or system and enables easy video input, documentation, snapshots
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Auto mode switch heart rate histogram
Auto mode switch histogram peak filtered rate and duration
Sensor indicated rate histogram
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OTI-Scan 3D - 3D B & A Scan - Ophthalmic Ultrasound
Features:...New exam-based software optimizes work-flow
Automatically generates pathology-specific reports in customizable formats
Database stores movies, snapshots
Reports can be sent by network or email
Portable and compact; desktop or laptop model available
Immersion or ...
Company:OTI Ophthalmic Technologies Inc.
Features:...centrations and other physiological measures from vital signs monitors to correlate neurological responses with systemic changes. Vital signs data and snapshots
of microscope views may be saved for review and printout. 16-channel multimodality EEG, EP and EMG monitoring. Available in 8- and 16-channel configur...
Features:...ng stereotactic coordinates. Parameters for planned targets and paths are summarized in a comprehensive treatment protocol together with patient data. snapshots
can be taken directly from the screen and printed for complete documentation....
snapshots in Biological News
Genetic switch potential key to new class of antibiotics
...ct high energy X-rays at crystals to produce detailed electron density maps from which extremely accurate 3-D pictures can be constructed.
The new snapshots
revealed fascinating insights about the riboswitch structure and preQ0 interactions, the researchers said. They show for instance that preQ0 binds int...
Scripps Research scientists shed light on how DNA is unwound so that its code can be read
...it into which DNA strands are wrapped.
The scientists then used mathematics and intensive digital processing to translate what were two-dimensional snapshots
of single RSC molecules into a detailed picture of the three-dimensional molecular machine at work.
"Remarkable Unpacking and Repacking"
NASA-enhanced dust storm predictions to aid health community
...ations of Earth from space offer more complete information, filling in the gaps between the locations of surface measurements and providing up-to-date snapshots
of changing surface features.
The team began with an existing model Slobodan Nickovic of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva developed ...
The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA
...piece of wood into two parts, the severed termini of the DNA in a double-strand break have ends of varying shape," says Williams. "The high-resolution snapshots
we obtained of Mre11 binding to different DNA end-structures show how the Mre11 protein has evolved to hone in on and sense these variable mutagenic l...
Costs of climate change, state-by-state: Billions, says UMD
...ins uncounted, unplanned for and largely hidden in public debate.
"These new state snapshots
can help underscore the extent of damage already experienced in various parts of the country," Ruth adds. "We hope the data and the trends can help st...
Researchers catch ion channels in their opening act
... a competing idea, the "paddle model." This idea involved a large movement of the voltage sensor across the membrane. X-ray crystal structures provide snapshots
of proteins in exquisite detail, allowing researchers to look at the positions of every atom.
According to Selvin, a problem with the crystal struc...
Even the Antarctic winter cannot protect Wilkins Ice Shelf
...(GIIPSY) with the Byrd Polar Research Centre. The goal of GIIPSY is to make the most efficient use of Earth-observing satellites to capture essential snapshots
that will serve as benchmarks for gauging past and future changes in the environment of the polar regions.
ASAR is extremely useful for tracking c...
Working memory has limited 'slots'
... off to cut down visual "noise," said Steven J. Luck, professor of psychology at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. So the brain gets a series of snapshots
of about a quarter-second, separated by brief gaps.
The working memory system smoothes out this jerky sequence of images by retaining memories from...
New Argonne study may shed light on protein-drug interactions
...exclusively on their structures, parts of which can resemble chains, sheets or helices. To determine these, scientists use high-energy X-rays to take snapshots
of proteins frozen in a single conformation within a highly ordered crystal. However, biologists had made relatively little progress in using these p...
Woods Hole Research Center debuts new image mosaic that will strengthen global forest monitoring
...resolution for a portion of the Amazon basin
spanning some 400,000 square kilometers. Images acquired globally over narrow timeframes provide for true snapshots
of deforestation activities, giving leverage to monitoring programs that hinge on timely and accurate observations of forests throughout the world.
snapshots in Biological Technology
Protein-printing technique gives snapshots of immune system defense
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Nov. 3, 2008) When Albrecht Durer and other Renaissance artists painstakingly etched images onto plates, swabbed ink into the fine grooves and transferred the images to paper with a press, they never could have guessed that centuries later the same technique would uncover the se...
New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst
...borane reaction with several technologies. One of the most important is an uncommon technique known as operando XAFS, which allowed them to take X-ray snapshots
of the catalyst in action. Most researchers examine a catalyst's structure when the catalyst is at a standstill, but that is like trying to figure out...
NYU physicists find way to explore microscopic systems through holographic video
...attered can reveal the size and composition of the object that is scattering it.
"We use that theory to analyze the hologram of each object in the snapshots
of our video recording," explained Grier, who is part of NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research. "Fitting the theory to the hologram of a sphere reveal...
Molecular hula hoop
... around the rod, the researchers used a microscopic technique called defocused wide-field total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. This gave snapshots
of individual rotaxane molecules in the form of emission patterns. In simplified terms, if the cuff is motionless, the patterns make it possible to ca...
A look into the nanoscale
... LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured time-series snapshots
of a solid as it evolves on the ultra-fast timescale.
Using femtosecond X-ray free electron laser (FEL) pulses, the team, led by Anton Barty, is ab...
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Local Company Records Blackout with Web-Based Monitoring System
...o software involved, Trungale said. Previously utilities relied on customers to call about power outages, but I-Grid allows utilities to get real-time snapshots
of failures, he said. Some utilities are starting to use I-Grid as a predictive maintenance tool, as well. They can say, It looks like theres a tree l...
Streaming video could make courtrooms into Internet conference calls
...verage of trials to attorneys and journalists.
The VLV works by synchronizing video of witnesses, the real-time transcript from the court reporter, snapshots
of electronic evidence, and audio recordings from the courtroom in an online viewer securely accessed via a computer over the Internet. Designed as a ...
A week in UW research: fusion, racing and sleep
...trends in the sleep diaries and lab tests of participants. Longitudinal studies such as this, though time-consuming, can provide a different view than snapshots
of a study group at one point in time.
Results have been published in the Public Library of Science Medicine, a free online peer-reviewed journal...
snapshots in Biological Dictionary
...in structure and sequence information; with links to databases, tools and other related ... Reverse Transcriptase . Taking Time-Lapse Genomic snapshots
of Cervical Cancer ... is where HIV's multifunctional reverse transcriptase (RT) comes into play. ... Reverse Transcription: How HIV RNA is m...
...s on, Neurobiology and Cell Physiology of Chemoreception, Diseases of the Human Carotid Body, Chemoreceptors and Chemoreceptor ... Crosslinking snapshots
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