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2011-12-23 11:03:01

Some illnesses such as lung and stomach cancer or liver diseases which, due to the difficulty of diagnosis, have symptoms that are often confused with routine disorders. Therefore, in most cases, the disease is only detected at an advanced stage. New methods for early detection are being investigated as an urgent need. Tecnalia, through the Interreg project Medisen, is contributing to develop biosensors capable of detecting the presence of tumour markers of lung cancer in exhaled breath....

2010-10-18 16:20:21

Low-fructose diet is an effective treatment Fructose intolerance, or fructose malabsorption, is common in children with recurrent or functional abdominal pain, but the condition can be effectively managed with a low"fructose diet, according to the results of a new study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The study, "Fructose Intolerance/Malabsorption and Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children,"...

2010-08-18 15:00:01

A new study reveals popular consumer breathalyzers using semiconductor alcohol sensing technology to be inaccurate and inconcsistent in breath alcohol content measurement Lifeloc Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of professional breathalyzers has released the industry's first independent report on the accuracy and reliability of popular semiconductor (silicone oxide) breath testers sold in mass retail, pharmacy, specialty stores and on the Internet. "Anecdotal reports and experiences...

2010-01-21 06:15:00

MODI'IN, Israel, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Exalenz Bioscience has finalized production of the BreathID® and is preparing to ship the first devices and kits that are used in the detection of Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Additionally, in preparation for its American launch, the company is in the process of establishing national distribution channels. The company has recently announced the appointment of Mr. Dennis Boyle as Vice-President and National Manager in the USA. In...

2009-12-11 13:35:00

TORONTO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ - Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp (ACS) has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Seres Ethylometre effective December 1, 2009. The assets include the popular 679 series and newly launched SAF'IR family of infrared breath alcohol testers. As part of the acquisition, key employees of Seres will be redeployed within France or relocated to global ACS offices to manage the transition to the new manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada starting January...

2009-12-01 18:37:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Peptic Ulcer Testing - A World Market Intelligence Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164350/Peptic-Ulcer-Testing---A-World-Market-Intelligence-Report.html The prevalence of peptic ulcers in developing, and underdeveloped countries is greater than in developed countries. The bacteria, helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), is found to be the main cause of peptic ulcer...

2009-01-20 18:09:42

An Australian man challenged to prove his claim that ice cream gave him a blood alcohol reading demonstrated his defense in court. The man, whose name was not given, had asked Frankston Magistrates' Court to remove the breath testing alcohol interlock device from his car, the (Melbourne, Australia) Daily Sun reported Tuesday. Prosecutors inquired why the machine had registered a fail, which prevents the car from starting, despite the man's claims that he had not been drinking. The man claimed...

2008-07-13 03:00:09

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Scientists look at exhaled compounds to diagnose ills Scientists would like to take your breath away. Literally. Exhaled vapor holds clues to your health, revealing much more than what you ate for lunch. In recent years, researchers have been scrutinizing the misty mixture of molecules with fervor, seeking evidence of conditions ranging from sleep apnea to cancer. Breath can also reveal exposure to pollutants such as benzene and chloroform, providing a measure of...

2007-04-03 09:00:55

LAFAYETTE, Colo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Meretek Diagnostics, manufacturer of the BreathTek(TM) UBT urea breath test for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), has signed a testing services agreement with Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) of Spokane, Wash., the largest independent laboratory in the Northwest. Under terms of the agreement, PAML will provide testing services for Meretek's BreathTek UBT urea breath test. BreathTek UBT is a simple, non-radioactive,...

2007-02-22 12:00:52

By Cao, Wenqing; Duan, Yixiang Due to the great potentials in clinical diagnosis, disease state monitoring, and environmental exposure assessment, the breath test is becoming one of the most desirable noninvasive procedures for clinical diagnostics. This article reviews the technical aspects of breath analysis including sample collection, analyte preconcentration, vapor desorption, and various measurement techniques, as well as some recent developments in the field. Because the exhaled...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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