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Helium deficiency can deflate MRI, manufacturing and research

Goodyear Tire & Rubber officials say their known blimps "are not affected by the helium deficiency." (Photo: Richard Vogel, AP) [19659015] Airbag suppliers have also painted an optimistic picture at the moment.ZF North America, the American arm of a German airbag manufacturing, used inflates another combination of gases. "We use helium, but it's a minor part of our component," retains Tony Sapienza, head of ZF TRW North America. "We have no problem with the production of helium at this time." Likewise, the world's largest airbag supplier, Autoliv, said that it also has no problems with the helium deficiency affecting its business. "We use a very small amount of helium to control any leakage in our inflators during the test phase," said spokesman Tom Hajkus. New research suggests that MRI brain scans are better predicting Alzheimer's disease than usual Clinical tests Veuer Mercer Morrison has the story.Buzz60 Doctoral arrangements From the consumer perspective, you should be able to get the MR that the doctor says you need. As Hayes explains, helium deficiency has simulated a while and hospitals have planned in advance. But Halperin believes that smaller hospitals are more vulnerable. Hayes says that the MR discs you find in a hospital depend on a closed system where helium circulates in a manner similar to the coolant in the radiator of your car. "The helium in such machines only needs to be topped off," she says. If the deficiency can have a greater impact, Hayes believes, on specialized machines similar to…

Goodyear Tire & Rubber officials say their known blimps “are not affected by the helium deficiency.” (Photo: Richard Vogel, AP) [19659015] Airbag suppliers have also painted an optimistic picture at the moment.

ZF North America, the American arm of a German airbag manufacturing, used inflates another combination of gases.

“We use helium, but it’s a minor part of our component,” retains Tony Sapienza, head of ZF TRW North America. “We have no problem with the production of helium at this time.”

Likewise, the world’s largest airbag supplier, Autoliv, said that it also has no problems with the helium deficiency affecting its business.

“We use a very small amount of helium to control any leakage in our inflators during the test phase,” said spokesman Tom Hajkus.

New research suggests that MRI brain scans are better predicting Alzheimer’s disease than usual Clinical tests Veuer Mercer Morrison has the story.
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Doctoral arrangements

From the consumer perspective, you should be able to get the MR that the doctor says you need. As Hayes explains, helium deficiency has simulated a while and hospitals have planned in advance.

But Halperin believes that smaller hospitals are more vulnerable.

Hayes says that the MR discs you find in a hospital depend on a closed system where helium circulates in a manner similar to the coolant in the radiator of your car. “The helium in such machines only needs to be topped off,” she says.

If the deficiency can have a greater impact, Hayes believes, on specialized machines similar to the MR treatment systems in a hospital employed by pharmaceutical companies and chemistry departments for research.

Instead of examining humans and bodies, these machines, called NMR, examine the structure of all chemicals.

“It’s one of the most important machines to characterize when doing something in a chemical lab,” Hayes says. “In a global shortage, it becomes a problem one day, perhaps not today.”

The shortage can lead to higher semiconductor costs, but it is still to see how or even if such costs will be sent down to the consumer, much less how large any increases can be. “Someone will pay somewhere,” Hayes says.

Helium comes from

Helium is extracted from natural gas mining and from the National Helium Reserve, which is set to shut down in 202. It was once the source of about 30% of the world’s supply.

The most affected of the closure will be cryogenic users, Halperin says.

On the world market, the largest suppliers are Qatar, Algeria and the United States, with possible new sources coming from Russia and perhaps Tanzania, although Hayes says the results are preliminary. [1 9659005] Helium is not renewable and at current consumption rates it has been estimated that the supply will remain for another 200 years.

“Some of us call for the recovery of helium,” Hayes says. “It’s hard to do and it requires a lot of technology and is expensive.”

Contributors: Kelly Tyko; Randy Essex, Detroit Free Press

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