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Article ID: 541464

Is Your Tween Prepared to Stay Home Alone This Summer?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Millions of tweens will be left home alone this summer, despite their parents' concerns that they may not have the knowledge they need to stay safe at home. The U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds many parents worry most about home appliance, gun and Internet safety when leaving kids home alone.

Released:
9-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    7-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 541495

Potential for Sensitive Blood Test to Identify Type-1 Diabetes

Generex Biotechnology

Knowing who has, or will develop Type-1 diabetes is of immense clinical significance, even as the number of cases of the much more common Type-2 diabetes skyrocket. Because of technology developed at Antigen Express, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Generex Biotechnology, Antigen Express collaborators are now one step closer to a reliable, highly sensitive diagnostic test that will identify Type-1 diabetes patients in time for early intervention.

Released:
6-Jun-2008 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 541310

Big Boom in Boomer Knee Replacement Surgeries

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of baby boomers opting for knee replacement surgery earlier in life is growing at an exponential rate - in just 10 years, there could be as many as 3.2 million annual knee replacements. While knee replacements do have a positive impact on a patient's quality of life, U-M experts worry that the demand for new knees could outpace the availability of surgeons.

Released:
2-Jun-2008 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 541306

Could Heart Transplants Become a Thing of the Past?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Heart transplants save the lives of more than 2,100 Americans every year. But many more patients are still waiting for a new heart to become available, and hundreds will die without ever getting a second chance at life. Could technology be the solution "“ whether temporary, or permanent "“ for many of these people?

Released:
2-Jun-2008 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 541201

Powerful Superconductor in a Class All Its Own

Florida State University

Researchers have discovered surprising magnetic properties in new superconducting materials that suggest they may have very powerful applications -- from improved MRI machines and research magnets to a new generation of superconducting electric motors, generators and power transmission lines.

Released:
28-May-2008 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 541196

"Barren" Seafloor Teeming with Microbial Life

University of Southern California (USC)

Seafloor bacteria are more abundant and diverse than previously thought, appearing to "eat" the planet's oceanic crust, according to a new study in Nature. The findings pose intriguing questions about ocean chemistry and the co-evolution of Earth and life.

Released:
28-May-2008 3:30 PM EDT
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    26-May-2008 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 540977

Guideline: Vertigo Can Be Treated Easily and Quickly

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology found that the best treatment for vertigo is the easiest and quickest one. The guideline on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), an inner ear disorder that is a common cause of dizziness, is published in the May 27, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released:
20-May-2008 1:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 541086

Phoenix Mission to Mars Will Search for Climate Clues

Washington University in St. Louis

When the NASA Phoenix Mission spacecraft makes its scheduled May 25 landing on Mars, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis will play key roles in mission operations, including one student who helped pick the landing site. Phoenix will dig near the surface and search for evidence of an environment favorable for microbial life. (Video available)

Released:
22-May-2008 6:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 540986

When Disaster Strikes, Winning PSA Says Cash Best

Florida State University

A 30-second video created by Florida State University film student Paul Seetachitt has won first prize in a public service announcement (PSA) contest sponsored by the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI).

Released:
20-May-2008 3:10 PM EDT

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    15-May-2008 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 540766

Study Explores Physics of Wrinkling, Folding

University of Chicago

Scientists at the University of Chicago and the University of Santiago in Chile have explained, for the first time, the physics that governs how thin materials at scales millions of times different in thickness make the transition from wrinkles into folds under compression.

Released:
14-May-2008 10:35 AM EDT

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