Faber professor in pediatrics and senior associate dean for maternal and kid wellness at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, Calif. ‘All babies can get jaundice. In settings with no access to modern devices, we’ve shown we can use something that’s available all around the planet – – sunlight – – to take care of this harmful condition,’ he said in a university news launch. Jaundice occurs when newborn infants need period after birth to build up certain enzymes that permit the body to get rid of bilirubin – – a substance naturally released through the breakdown of red blood cells. Babies with a high bilirubin level might develop jaundice, resulting in a yellowish tint to their eyes and skin. If bilirubin is permitted to build up to very high levels in the blood, long-term brain damage might occur, or even death.Copyright 2009 Advisory Table Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.
Acoustic diode might improve upcoming ultrasound images Novel design for a gadget that could transmit sound in 1-way can lead to brighter, clearer ultrasound images and improve diagnosis and therapy A lot of people find out about ultrasound through its part in prenatal imaging: those grainy, grey outlines of junior constructed from reflected audio waves. A new technology called an ‘acoustic diode,’ envisioned by experts in China's Nanjing University, may dramatically improve future ultrasound images by changing the true way audio waves are transmitted.