Probiotics (microbes that protect their host and can prevent disease) can prevent diarrhoea associated with the use of antibiotics, finds a study in this week’s BMJ.
Researchers at the Hammersmith Hospital in London reviewed nine trials carried out to study the benefits of probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhoea. In all nine trials, the probiotics were given in combination with antibiotics and the control groups received placebo and antibiotics.
They found t
Biomed Central launches a multimedia resource of the most significant scientists of the 20th century
BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of Science Archive, a new multimedia resource consisting of extensive autobiographical video recordings with some of the most important scientists of the last century. The service is launching with the audiovisual autobiographies of two giants of modern biology, Sydney Brenner and John Maynard Smith with other scientists to be added l
Even a conventional mobile phone user demands more functions and better performance of his mobile phone in the smallest possible space. The mobile phone should also be easy to use, reliable and inexpensive. In order to meet these demands, more data and functions than before must be packed into the circuit boards of mobile phones in the future.
The researchers at the Helsinki University of Technology have met this challenge by developing a new type of production method for electronics, a so-c
Mobile phones can do more than communicate voice and data. The ability to determine the physical location of a mobile phone enables a broad range of mobile services to be offered, including location tracking of users, customised local service information and navigation. A recent EURESCOM study explored the communication needs of teenagers, how they could be met by location-based services, and which location technology is best suited.
In the EURESCOM study WOMBAT (Where are the Other Mobile B
Philips and DIMES found the Philips Associated Centre (PACD) at DIMES
Towards highly integrated telecommunication function
Philips has chosen TU Delft`s Institute for Micro-electronics en Submicron-technology (DIMES) to host a large research programme. The goal of this Philips Associated Centre at Dimes (PACD) is research on the integration of complete telecommunication systems into silicon technology, leading to drastic miniaturisation and reduced production costs. The six year
New Analysis of Computer Worm Indicates Additional Destructive Payload Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced that new analysis of W32.Nimda.A@mm reveals that the worm contains an additional destructive payload that will not only require detection, but removal. The new analysis indicates that the worm is a file infector, overwriting .exe files. W32.Nimda.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that utilizes multiple methods to spread itself. The worm
Ever find using a product incredibly difficult and frustrating? Lack of product interface design-some have called it the “science of simplicity”–is usually the reason why companies that neglect this may find the consumer marketplace less than receptive-and customers less than satisfied. With this in mind, Siemens has inaugurated its third worldwide User Interface Design Lab. Located at Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) in Princeton, NJ, the lab has responsibility in the U.S. for evaluating user inte