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Mobility design as a means of promoting non-motorised travel behaviour? A literature review of concepts and findings on design functions - Blitz A, Lanzendorf M.
To promote non-motorised travel, many travel behaviour studies acknowledge the importance of the built environment to modal choice, for example with its density or mix of uses. From a mobility design theory perspective, however, objects and environments af...
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Tourist trip design problem considering fatigue - Ko T, Qureshi AG, Schmocker JD, Fujii S.
Inbound tourism has been steadily increasing in Japan and has benefited the country in many ways. To provide newcomers with a more satisfying experience, trip routes can be suggested by solving the Tourist Trip Design Problem (TTDP). However, the tradition...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Cochrane joins the Dementia Research Chatathon on 7 September 2020
Dementia Research Chatathon - 7 September, 9:00  (GMT+1)For 12 hours the host Adam Smith (@BetterResearch) will be chatting with  55 researchers from all fields of dementia research, using video chat – live streamed using Zoom and YouTube. They will discus their research, the latest hot topics in their field, and how they are working to beat the disease and improve the lives of people affected. This event is open to everyone interested i n finding out more about the latest research taking place on dementia and information will be accessible to researchers, healthcare professionals, and family and carers. It is a free ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

VGXI Completes Land Purchase and Advances Design Development for New...
Plasmid DNA Manufacturer VGXI, Inc. Completes Land Purchase and Proceeds with Design Development Phase for New Expanded Manufacturing Facility(PRWeb August 06, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vgxi_completes_land_purchase_and_advances_design_development_for_new_manufacturing_facility/prweb17308023.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ecological interface design effectively reduces cognitive workload - the example of HMIs for speed control - Schewe F, Vollrath M.
This paper aims to demonstrate that ecological interface design reduces the use of cognitive resources. Making the boundaries of acceptable performance visually perceivable should elicit skill-based behavior, thus lowering the cognitive load. To illustrate...
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Natural experiment to assess the impacts of street-level urban design interventions on walkability and business activity - Said M, Geha G, Abou-Zeid M.
This study uses a natural experiment in Beirut, Lebanon, to investigate the effects of a street-level urban design intervention that improved the walking environment through a wider sidewalk, removal of a parking lane, raised junctions, and other elements....
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Transformation of Clinical Trial Design & Operations: A Panel...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss recommended strategies to digitally-enable research and critical design and operational considerations. Attendees will learn about challenges...(PRWeb July 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_transformation_of_clinical_trial_design_operations_a_panel_discussion_on_covid_19_as_a_catalyst_for_decentralized_trials_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17293153.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child and adolescent mental health: Explanatory style in youth self-harm: an Indian qualitative study to inform intervention design
Background There are very few studies that have examined the effectiveness of psychological interventions (PIs) that have been developed and tested in high-income countries to reduce self-harm in low and middle-income countries. Objective To evaluate the perspectives and explanatory styles of youth with self-harm and their caregivers to inform the design of an evidence based PI in a non-Western cultural setting. An additional objective was to suggest ways of integrating local practices and traditions to enhance its acceptability.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interim Six-Month Data of RPGR Gene Therapy Shows Significant Vision Improvement in Patients Living with X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
Click to Access Audio Press ReleaseRARITAN, NJ, July 17, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today six-month data from the ongoing Phase 1/2 trial (NCT03252847) of its investigational gene therapy for the treatment of inherited retinal disease X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). The interim data showed that low and intermediate doses of the investigational adeno-associated virus retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (AAV-RPGR) were generally well-tolerated and indicated significant improvement in vision. Initial data on the novel AAV-RPGR asset, jointly developed with MeiraGTx...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

HHS directs CDC to put Covid-related hospital data back on its website
The US Department of Health and Human Services changed course on Thursday on a controversial decision about hospital data, directing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to re-post public hospital information onto its website.
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese police cadets' attitudes toward domestic violence: a pretest/posttest design - Hayes BE, Connolly EJ, Wang X, Mason M, Ingham C.
Since the Domestic Violence (DV) Law was passed in China in 2015, knowledge of this mandate has been relatively unexplored. Data from 401 police cadets attending Zhejiang Police College in Hangzhou, China, are analyzed. A pretest/posttest design was used t...
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Absence of pilot monitoring affects scanning behavior of pilot flying: implications for the design of single-pilot cockpits - Faulhaber AK, Friedrich M, Kapol T.
This study examines whether the pilot flying's (PF) scanning behavior is affected by the absence of the pilot monitoring (PM) and aims at deriving implications for the design of single-pilot cockpits for commercial aviation. BACKGROUND: Due to...
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

State Launches Website To Takes Reports Of Coronavirus Safety Non-Compliance
SOUTHBORO (CBS) — The state launched a new website to help residents report businesses not complying with coronavirus safety regulations Monday. “We know everybody’s working hard to be safe and create the best new normal we can with COVID-19, and we are deeply grateful for the cooperation of our employer community and so many others, and we hope this tool can help promote accountability as we continue to reopen Massachusetts,” Gov. Charlie Baker said at a press conference. “Our success on the reopening piece will be driven in many ways by compliance with the Workforce Safety Standards that have b...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

Website helps connect people looking for a friend during the pandemic
While the pandemic is forcing many of us to stay apart, two college students started a website called Quarantine Buddy to bring people together. Errol Barnett spoke to 21-year-old Sheldon Brown and 77-year-old Pam Silverstein, who got more from the website than they ever could have imagined.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six Design Strategies To Reduce Healthcare Worker Stress During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Hospital design experts Ryan Hullinger and Sarah Markovitz explain the design changes to help healthcare facilities reduce stress for workers during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Markovitz, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Manufacturing /manufacturing Science /science Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Optimal purchase subsidy design for human-driven electric vehicles and autonomous electric vehicles - Chen S, Wang H, Meng Q.
This paper studies the purchase subsidy design problem for human-driven electric vehicles (HDEVs) and autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs). The proposed range- and mode-specific purchase subsidy aims to maximize the social benefits from vehicle electrificat...
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mechanism design for on-demand first-mile ridesharing - Bian Z, Liu X, Bai Y.
Ridesharing emerges as a viable way to bridge the first-mile accessibility gap to public transit. There is particularly a high demand for the first-mile ridesharing service in transit-intensive metropolitan areas. This paper studies the mechanism design pr...
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Research explores how youth are excluded from public spaces, design practices
(Iowa State University) America's youth have historically been excluded from using public spaces how they want, in addition to being left out of design discussions. Including them in this process will have long-term societal benefits, according to an Iowa State University researcher.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Springer Healthcare Independent Medical Education (IME) launches new website
(Springer) Springer Healthcare IME has launched a new website to enable easier and more comprehensive access to its current and legacy educational programs. The new website features a full array of independent educational content including meetings and symposia, webinars and webcasts, eLearning solutions, case-based learning and digital reports. All content is created and curated by internal and external subject and education specialists, and is accessible for free to healthcare professionals worldwide.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Winners Selected for the 2019-2020 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs
The Transportation Research Board ’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has selected winners for its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
Source: News from the National Academies - June 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Outpatient Diagnostic Delays Linked to EHR Usage, Design Flaws Outpatient Diagnostic Delays Linked to EHR Usage, Design Flaws
Missed test results leading to outpatient diagnostic delays were often related to design flaws in health information technology and sociotechnical factors, a root cause analysis found.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Non-inferiority Trial Design in Drug Development Non-inferiority Trial Design in Drug Development
Review the role of noninferiority trials in the development of new cardiovascular treatments. What are the key issues involved in the design and conduction of this type of drug trial?American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Guaranteed Returns (GRx) Announces Launch of new GRx Inventory Website
GRx Inventory, the premier solution for physical inventory service, announces the official launch of their new website.(PRWeb June 23, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/guaranteed_returns_grx_announces_launch_of_new_grx_inventory_website/prweb17202244.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office
Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it ’s too soon to tell if they will work.
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natasha Singer and Julie Creswell Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Reopenings Workplace Environment Workplace Hazards and Violations Labor and Jobs Interior Design and Furnishings Buildings (Structures) Real Estate (Commercial) Science and Technology Software Medici Source Type: news

The NICA injury surveillance system: design, methodology and preliminary data of a prospective, longitudinal study of injuries in youth cross country mountain bike racing - Willick SE, Cushman DM, Klatt J, Brobeck M, Spencer C, Teramoto M.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the design and implementation of an injury surveillance system for youth mountain bike racing in the United States, and to report preliminary first-year results. DESIGN: Descriptive sports injury epidemiology study. METHODS:...
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improving traffic operations at service interchanges using the new offset diamond design - Molan AM, Hummer JE.
This paper proposes the new offset diamond interchange (ODI) as an alternative design which shows potential in mitigating the limitations of failing service interchanges in relation to traffic operation. Vehicle travel time was considered as the primary me...
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

MetroHealth gets design approval for affordable housing, opportunity center in Cleveland
MetroHealth System got a green light from the Cleveland Planning Commission Friday for the design of its affordable housing and economic opportunity center on the northwest corner of its main campus.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

Hawaii architects put design skills to use to make PPE for hospitals
Design Partners had a very good year in 2019 — it’s No. 1 on PBN’s List of architectural firms on Oahu with $34.77 million in billings last year — and President Vernon Inoshita and his partners were looking for a way to give back to the community.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Suspended website promoting e-pharmacies on Aarogya Setu app, Centre informs HC
The Centre's submission came on a plea seeking to de-link from Aarogya Setu mobile app, the website -- www.aarogyasetumitr.in -- as it was acting as a marketing tool for e-pharmacies only.
Source: The Economic Times - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural Stakeholder Webinar Invitation: Launch of Rural Community Toolbox Website
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and Senior Administration Officials invite rural stakeholders to attend a virtual launch of the Rural Community Toolbox website on June 24, 2020. The Rural Community Toolbox will serve as a clearinghouse for funding and resources in over a dozen different federal agencies to help rural leaders build strong, healthy, and drug-free communities.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Optimizing Clinical Trials Using Adaptive Design: Early Alignment for...
In this free webinar, the featured speaker will address key considerations for utilizing an adaptive design and evaluate how risk profiles can affect adaptive design. The webinar will also explore how...(PRWeb June 15, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/optimizing_clinical_trials_using_adaptive_design_early_alignment_for_success_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17188943.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nasa finalises deal for design of lunar Gateway crew cabin
Northrop Grumman subsidiary awarded $187m contract for habitation and logistics outpostNasa has finalised the contract for the design of the Gateway lunar space station ’s crew cabin. Astronauts will dock at this outpost upon arriving in lunar orbit, before embarking on their descent to the surface of the moon.The $187m ( £147m) contract will allow Orbital Science Corporation in Dulles, Virginia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, to design the crew compartment. Known as the habitation and logistics outpost (Halo), progress will be reviewed at the end of this year and a second contract is then expected t o c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Nasa Science The moon Space International Space Station US news World news Source Type: news

Meet Rory Z Fulcher, author of #Hypno Fasting
This week, I’d like to introduce Rory Z Fulcher to the Thursday Throng author interview sofa with his new book Hypno Fasting. Rory is a professional hypnotherapist and stage/street hypnotist, best-selling author and international hypnosis trainer. He’s also one of the HypnoBros, a founding director of HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company, as well as a director for the online hypnosis training company Hypnosis-Courses.com. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? Something that surprises quite a lot of people is that I am quite an introvert. Although, as a hypnosis trainer, I speak ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing author interview self help books Source Type: news

Reliability based design method for buckling of steel columns in fire - Kervalishvili A, Talvik I.
PURPOSE This paper aims to reliability analysis of axially loaded steel columns at elevated temperatures considering the probabilistic features of fire. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The response function used in the reliability analysis is based on ...
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Covid-19 Is Not Gender-Neutral
By Andrea UlrichJune 09, 2020As people around the world continue to face the effects of COVID-19, academic institutions and government policymakers are turning to data more than ever to understand the scope of the crisis, anticipate its spread, and formulate policy decisions.One example of existing high quality, real-time data is theJohns Hopkins’ COVID-19 dashboard, which has expanded as a data resource as the crisis grows. While policymakers and experts are relying on these resources, it is crucial to understand what information is being captured and what is not, as making decisions with incomplete or faulty data h...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: COVID-19 Digital Health Source Type: news

UTEP researchers help bring biofriendly materials to drug design for neuro disorders
(University of Texas at El Paso) The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders, according to a paper published in the journal Processes as part its special issue on protein biosynthesis and drug design and delivery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conceptual design of the front-end structure of automobile considering crashworthiness: a three-stage target decomposition method - Zhang J, Wang D, Wu L, Liu L.
The front-end structure crashworthiness design during the conceptual design phase of automobile can shorten production cycle and has a great significance to improve safety. This paper proposes a three-stage target decomposition method to design crash pulse...
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medical Device Developers to the Rescue
Conclusion Medical device specialists want to help, but responding to pandemic shortages can be complicated. These takeaways come from our experience with building PPE, but they apply to any collaborative rapid response project. Use these tips as a framework to get you and your team on the path to meaningful progress.
Source: MDDI - June 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

High-occupancy vehicle lanes on the right: an alternative design for congestion reduction at freeway merge, diverge, and weaving areas - Li T, Ma J, Hale DK.
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes have been widely deployed in freeways with high demands and traffic congestion. This paper discusses how an alternative design with the HOV lane on the right side of the freeway could effectively mitigate congestion probl...
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Analysis of the impact of street-scale built environment design near metro stations on pedestrian and cyclist road segment choice: a stated choice experiment - Liu Y, Yang D, Timmermans HJP, de Vries B.
The mismatch between the design of the micro-scale built environment around metro stations and pedestrian/cyclist preferences causes inconvenience and dissatisfaction. How to design streets near metro stations to provide a walking/biking friendly built env...
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

UCLA creates multilingual website for coronavirus information
It ’s abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not hit all people equally, and part of that disparity is informational. Many communities have an increased vulnerability because of a lack access to official news, public health information and safety recommendations in a language other than Engl ish.To help remedy that, faculty from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center quickly came together recently to launchTranslateCovid.org. This new website presents health and safety recommendations and other information in more than 40 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

US government is funding website spreading Covid-19 disinformation
State Department-backed Armenian project to promote democracy instead features false informationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US government is funding a website inArmenia which is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, including warnings that Armenians ought to “refuse” future vaccine programmes.The website, Medmedia.am, was launched with the help of a US State Department grant meant to promote democracy, but instead has been used to promote false information about Covid-19, according toan investigation bythe Britishnews website openDemocracy.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Andrew Roth in Moscow Tags: Armenia World news US news Coronavirus outbreak Science Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

5G Doesn ’t Cause COVID-19! Here & #039;s Everything You Need to Debunk the Myth
(Image source: WHO) There are two key differences between the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and 5G technology. One has spread across the globe, the other has barely rolled out in most countries and in some cases not at all. That hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from conflating the two however. Thanks to a combination of scam artists, the reach of social media, ignorant celebrities and influencers, and general public frustration and confusion, a strange theory has emerged in the months since the global COVID-19 pandemic started. Allegedly, 5G is the culprit behind the pandemic. Citing a lot of ...
Source: MDDI - May 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Geometric design issues and safety analysis of two-way rural road tunnels - Colonna P, Berloco N, Intini P, Ranieri V.
Rural road tunnels may pose specific issues from several perspectives: mainly environmental, geotechnical/structural (excavation methods), economical. Geometric road design is then an often arduous task, which should be conducted by trying to make trade-of...
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Investigating the influence of highway median design on driver stress - Meesit R, Kanitpong K, Jiwattanakulpaisarn P.
This study investigates the effect of highway median design on driver stress. Two types of highway medians were considered: a raised-curb median and a painted median. 80 drivers, equally distributed between males and females across two age groups (18-30 an...
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Can a fully integrated approach enclose the drainage system design and the flood risk analysis? - Ferrante C, Ciampoli LB, De Falco MC, D ’Ascanio L, Presta D, Schiattarella E.
In recent years, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology has emerged as a pivotal approach for the design and management optimization of infrastructures. The need for fully integrated models has led to develop various tools to support the desig...
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Designing with differences, cross-disciplinary collaboration in transport infrastructure planning and design - L öfgren S.
The study explores enablers and barriers of collaborative planning and design work in transport infrastructure planning projects, drawing upon five cases of projects in Sweden. The study apply a set of theoretical lenses complied of previous research focus...
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Overcoming the Medical Device Miniaturization Wall
Motors and motion control components continue to shrink. The miniaturization trend allows manufacturers to install motors and motion control into smaller and smaller form factors. When components come down to size, signals travel shorter distances within devices, which leads to faster performance speeds. This is particularly important in medical devices and applications. Yet users need to learn the architecture of miniaturization in order to make it effective. There is a wide range of miniature components for medical devices. (Image source: maxon motors) Design News is offering a free webinar on the topic, The Miniaturiza...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Critical factors of promoting design for safety in china's subway engineering industry - Yue Y, Xiahou X, Li Q.
DfS (design for safety) can significantly reduce the engineering safety risk, decreasing the economic and social losses caused by safety accidents. To introduce DfS in China's subway engineering, and with the help of a literature review and semi-structured...
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

What if we could design powerful drugs without unwanted side effects?
(Stanford School of Engineering) The paper describes how to minimize or eliminate side effects in drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors. GPCRs are proteins found in all human cells. LSD and other psychedelics are molecules that attach to GPCRs, as are about a third of prescription drugs, including antihistamines, beta blockers and opioids. 'Armed with our results, researchers can begin to imagine new and better ways to design drugs that retain their effectiveness while posing fewer dangers.'
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news