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A police computer expert has been giving evidence at the trial of four men alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to defraud the NHS.
Synthetic Blood International, Inc. (OTCBB:SYBD) today announced that grants awarded by the Department of Defense to study clinical applications for Oxycyte(R) total more than $5.3 million. Oxycyte is the company's perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier.
The Allied airmen and women of World War II were certainly brave and skilled in battle, but even they couldn't win the war on their own. Plagued in the early, low-tech years of the war by dangerous afflictions such as altitude and decompression sickness, pilots got some help behind the front lines from a team of American physiologists who studied the effects on the body of flying.
By Poff, D J Wong, R; Bulsara, M Poff DJ, Wong R, Bulsara M. Acute decompression illness and serum s100beta levels: A prospective observational pilot study. Undersea Hyperb Med 2007; 34(5):359-367.
Sperm whales routinely dive more than two miles below the ocean surface to hunt for giant squid, but a study shows the huge mammals suffer a chronic loss of bone tissue from the bends, a painful condition well-known to human divers.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.