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One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

... causes cholera, we have enough information at our disposal to prevent further spreading of the disease," said Peter Vinten-Johansen, a history professor who served as lead author. "The circumstances are such that we can undertake a reasonable set of public health precautions that are going to be effective." ...

New genetic research demonstrates possible cause of inherited form of Parkinson's disease

...pha-synuclein protein was shown to bind to protein disposal sites within dopamine neurons. This creates a blo...indings to examine whether a backup at the protein disposal sites also plays a key role in the most common idiopathic form of Parkinson's, which has no known ca...

Computer database being developed at Temple will allow for better inventory of chemicals

... This saves on both purchasing and hazardous waste disposal fees. Rappaport said he looked at some commercial inventory packages that are currently available, but felt none provided all of the features that the University needed, so he began exploring the possibly of creating his own inventory database...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...ilms," say the researchers. "Frequent cleaning or disposal of shower curtains is indicated, particularly in households with immune-compromised individuals." (S.T. Kelley, U. Theisen, L.T. Angenent, A. St. Amand, N.R. Pace. 2004. Molecular analysis of shower curtain biofilm microbes. Applied and Envir...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...rways navigable for river traffic. The law barred disposal of wastes but not all liquid wastes, which comprised most of the water's pollutants. "Revisiting the context and history of the legendary Cuyahoga River fire reveals a complex story about the causes and consequences of various institutions' choices i...

Salmonella infects cells and saves itself by altering host membrane lipids

...rviving and replicating and avoiding this cellular disposal system," said Galan, the Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbiology, and Chairman of the Section of Microbial Pathogenesis. "We found that these bacteria alter the lipid composition of the vacuole, or compartment, they are in so that it cannot progr...

After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible

...rsons who handle cadavers, and the proper care and disposal of bodies. While the risks for rescue workers who...ousness of bodies can lead to the rapid, unplanned disposal of the dead, sometimes before proper identification of the victim has been made, as well as to takin...

Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

...ood chain and in discarded electrical equipment at disposal sites. The PCB Workshop will be held at the Hawthorn Suites Conference Center , 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign. The workshop is designed to allow researchers from various scientific fields to integrate their knowledge and experience....

East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money

...ve in part because authorities there "set effluent disposal costs below the marginal cost of reducing pollutio... Therefore, it is cheaper for factories to pay the disposal cost instead of reducing emissions," the book says. In Malaysia, water effluent standards are set on...

Scientists report on the current state of INEEL's nuclear waste contamination

...on of the U.S. and therefore, it was also used for disposal of wastes containing radioactive and hazardous mat... and from compounds migrating from waste sites and disposal ponds located near the soil surface, through the vadose zone, which is the mostly unsaturated zone b...

NIEHS/NTP Director Dr. Kenneth Olden receives Society of Toxicology's Public Communications Award

...isciplines. His vision and use of resources at his disposal to create a bridge between the public and the research community have been impressive. For example, Dr. Olden created the monthly version of the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal in 1993 as an authoritative source of information on environme...

Scientists call for less destructive remediation at DOE sites

... about $4 billion, as well as contaminated the new disposal location. Instead, DOE considered alternative remediation strategies and refilled the reservoir at a cost of about $12 million, less than 1% of the original plan. The financial gain was not the only benefit. Refilling the reservoir isolated the lo...

New, non-radioactive screen for antimalarial compounds

...ttractive in developing countries where access and disposal of radioactive tracers is prohibitively expensive as well as in the many developed-world labs that prefer non-radioactive reagents. The new method will be attractive to researchers because it is relatively inexpensive, easy to implement in biodive...

A shrinking sink? Carbon fertilization may be flimsy weapon against warming

...ked. Some researchers have considered direct ocean disposal of carbon dioxide, raising questions as to the impact of changing ocean acidity, or "pH" on marine life. Experiments to examine the impact of elevated carbon dioxide levels on the land are commonplace. Brewer reported on the first small-scale ocean ...

Measuring perchlorate levels in lettuce

...n ingredients of solid rocket propellant. Improper disposal of perchlorate-containing chemicals may result in contaminated soil and water. Because it can affect humans by inhibiting the thyroid's uptake of iodine, Sanchez has been evaluating the extent to which perchlorate is found in desert food crops irriga...

Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2004

...g to electronics, becomes contaminated, and causes disposal issues. [Contact: Ron Walli, 865-576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov ] BIOLOGY -- Attacking bioterrorism . . . Some strains of mice aren't susceptible to anthrax or other bacteria and viruses while others are, and a project shared by Oak Ridge and Los Ala...

Pollutant-eating microbe could speed gasworks cleanup

...vered in a 40-year-old municipal gasworks coal tar disposal site in South Glens Falls, N.Y., near the west bank of the Hudson River. "Strain CJ2 alone won't solve the coal tar problem because naphthalene is only one of the many organic chemicals involved. That's why we're going back to look for other microo...

Earliest European modern humans found

...ns used the cave as a mortuary cave for the ritual disposal of human bodies. Some of the bear bones were rearranged by humans, documenting past human activities in the cave. "The jaw was originally found sitting by itself; the material this summer was found mixed up with bear bones," Trinkaus said. "After the...

Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find

...lmon farming in 1996. Strict regulations for waste disposal were finally introduced last year when the moratorium was lifted. Whether the regulations are successful in curbing pollution will depend on how rigorously they are enforced, the authors wrote. Year-round demand The authors pointed to several reaso...

New guidelines can help health officials better predict and control dengue epidemics

... lack of a closed water system and adequate refuse disposal has encouraged the proliferation of water containers that are ideal larval habitats for Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for epidemic dengue transmission. Efforts to avoid large-scale epidemics have focused on engaging communities in reducing ...

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