In-car device monitors blood sugar for diabetic drivers
People with diabetes and their caregivers know that careful and constant monitoring of their blood sugar levels is critical to managing the disease. But even while driving?
This heat pump can last 10 000 years
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers now are testing an entirely new heat pump. While those we use today last ten to twenty years, the new one will last almost forever.
Molecular simulations explain how enzymatic pumps transport calcium ions within muscle cells
The transport of ions is essential for the routine maintenance of the body. For this reason cells contain specialized enzymes that act as pumps that help ions to move around and pass through boundaries.
Less is more when prescribing acid suppressive drugs for non-ICU patients
Over the last several decades, the prophylactic use of acid-suppressive medications to help prevent gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) in hospitalized patients has increased significantly, with some studies estimating that as ...
Creating a pure spin current in graphene
Artificial pancreas in pregnancy promises fewer diabetes deaths
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge research funded by the health charity Diabetes UK has for the first time successfully demonstrated the potential of an artificial pancreas in pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes. ...
Comparison of medications for heart failure finds difference in risk of death
In a comparison of the angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) candesartan and losartan, used by patients with heart failure, candesartan was associated with a lower risk of death at 1 and 5 years, according to a study in ...
Proton-pump inhibitors and birth defects -- some reassurances, but more needed warns epidemiologist
Despite the reassurances of Pasternak and Hviid in their study, "Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) in Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Birth Defects," featured in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, an epi ...
Lyfish-inspired pumps: Researchers investigate next generation medical and robotic devices
To the causal aquarium visitor, the jellyfish doesn't seem to be a particularly powerful swimmer; compared to a fish, it glides slowly and peacefully.
Minimally invasive procedure safe alternative for treating congenital heart defect
A less invasive procedure for treating a congenital heart defect in children is a safe alternative to traditional surgery with no five-year difference in risk of death and is associated with a 62 percent reduced risk for ...
New heart pump to provide temporary assist for infants, adults
Researchers have created a new type of heart pump inserted with a catheter to improve the survival rate for infants undergoing a series of surgeries to correct a deadly birth defect.
PPIs and antiplatelet drugs can be used together after careful consideration of risks and benefits
Using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antiplatelet drugs (thienopyridines) together is an appropriate way of treating patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease who are at high risk of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeds, ...
Geothermal heat pumps reduce energy costs at wastewater plants
(PhysOrg.com) -- Can sinking geothermal heat pumps into waste water treatment plant aeration ponds provide heating and cooling to lower the plant's energy costs?
Image: Witch's brew aids J-2X engine hardware assembly
Manufacturing of NASA's J-2X rocket engine includes a Halloween plunge into an icy cauldron of liquid nitrogen. Key components of the J-2X fuel turbopump were assembled at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdynes ...