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From Corn Rootworms To Art, Cornell's Reactor Is At The Core
...mportant in understanding the potential for severe accidents
in nuclear reactors....
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...level by 20 db; and has, to date, resulted in zero accidents
and in a productivity increase with a payback peri...al injuries had been reduced by 54%, motor vehicle accidents
by 51%, off-the-job injuries by 84%, and lost work days by 94%. By four years later, further reducti...
Life-Saving Dr. Mueller Selected To Get Top Sports Medicine Award
...968, for example, 36 boys and young men died from accidents
on U.S.football fields, either in practice or in games. By 1990, no such deaths wereidentified, and since then fewer than a half dozen have occurred each year. Among Mueller's achievements has been discovering and documenting thatin recent ye...
Motivating Muscles: New UD Study Might Help People With Paralysis 'Stay Strong Longer'
...eod notes. Unfortunately, he says, suchdevastating accidents
are not uncommon. Binder-Macleod and his UD colleagues saythey hope that such tragedies someday can be reversed--at least in part--throughartificial stimulation of skeletal muscles. But first, he says, researchers must find a way to maintain the str...
Computers, GIS Help Prevent Ground Water Contamination
...ts likely won't reach it. However, other areas are accidents
waiting to happen. Before Engel's research, state agencies had trouble pinpointing potential problem areas. Engel started with an existing computer model that rated pesticide contamination risks in Indiana, county by county. The model was goo...
New Accident Record Analysis Shows Deer Mishaps Climbing
...or of the UNC HighwaySafety Research Center. "Many accidents
in which deer played a role simply arenot reported... In 1994, police described about 8,000 automobile accidents
involvingdeer, said Reinfurt, who conducted the research with computer analyst EricRodgman. In 1997,...
UNC-CH Ligament-Tendon Structure Discovery May Lead To Better Treatment, Scientists Explain
...to joint injuries, including damagefrom athletics, accidents
and aging. "We have been working on trying to figure out what holds differentcollagen fibrils together for a long time, and recently we found that thispeptide tends to break them apart," said Dr. Laurence E. Dahners, professor oforthopaedics ...
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
...ng the 40 percent of deaths dueto fire in aircraft accidents
that are otherwise survivable. Popular Nutrition Supplement May Pose Cancer Risk: Chromium picolinate -- the popular nutrition supplement which is claimed to reduce body fat and helpbuild muscle -- may pose a cancer risk. A new study provides evi...
...each year. Drowning issecond only to motor vehicle accidents
as the leading causes of accidental deathin children and young adults. Many drownings are attributed to lack ofsupervision, alcohol or drug abuse, trauma and seizures. However, each year,more than 400 drownings involving children and young adults hav...
It's not such 'a wonderful life' living next door to a liquor store
...ter" neighborhoods have higher levels of drinking, accidents
and violence. Alcohol and public policies may need to address both the individual and their community. When George Bailey visited a town where he'd never been born in the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," he found a world run amok. "Pottersville" had ...
New UNC analysis of N.C. accident records shows growth in motor vehicle-deer crashes
... - Deer caused 5.4 percent of all reported driving accidents
across the state in 1998, according to a new Unive...re's less than $1,000 damage and no injuries, many accidents
in which the animals played a role simply were not reported." In 1994, police described about 8,000...
More than 300 regularly prescribed medicines can damage the lungs
..., that can cause all kinds of lung diseases. These accidents
can happen within a very short time or after sever...ry in Florence, go on to warn that the respiratory accidents
linked to the intake of medicines probably do not cover all respiratory pathologies. The lung expert...
Program shown to help non-alcoholics reduce drinking 66%
... risk of liver and kidney problems, breast cancer, accidents
at home, depression and, of course, driving incidents. Some evidence suggests it may increase the risk of heart disease. And some of those who engage in routine moderate to heavy drinking may eventually develop a dependence on alcohol. DrinkWise def...
Carolina scientists the first to identify and purify liver stem cells
...young people under 40 years of age and result from accidents
and gunshot wounds. Reid adds: "Unlike older, polyploid cells, the liver stem cells and other diploid cell subpopulations can be cryopreserved, frozen and stockpiled. This facilitates the ability to fully screen and characterize the cells before usin...
How much of the world do we really see?
... estimates, nearly half of all fatal motor-vehicle accidents
in the US can be attributed to driver error, including lapses in attention. It is more than just academic interest that has made both forms of cognitive error hot research topics. Such errors raise important questions about vision. For instance, ...
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL - Automobile accidents
involving deer across North Carolina increased fro...er caused 5.6 percent of all reported N.C. driving accidents
in 1999, up from 5.4 percent the previous year, the analysis of all N.C. motor vehicle crash records...
New method for studying ocean currents to help fight erosion
... currents often responsible for swimming accidents
on beaches. Lippmann explained that the sensors scientists now use to study waves and currents make individual measurements at single locations, whereas ...
Saving Florida's gentle giants
...em. Historically, the only way to prevent manatee accidents
at the Florida's gates had been to spot them visually - difficult to do in murky waters - and manually hold the gates open until they passed. Using the technology of the acoustic sensors developed by ONR, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution i...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2001
...ion accidents, researchers hope to prevent similar accidents
in the future. In another project for the Federal ...hers are identifying situations that could lead to accidents
during landings. By using radar data obtained from "black boxes," they hope to develop a tool that w...
One in three fatal bicycle accidents linked to alcohol
...rs note, is that while the number of fatal bicycle accidents
in children has decreased by 70 percent since 1975, it has increased in adults by about 65 percent during the same time period. The helmet laws that worked well for children should be extended to adult bicyclists, says Susan P. Baker, M.P.H., another...
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