Tag: "emergency" at biology news
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...h, and democracy, as well as providing significant emergency
assistance to countries struggling to recover from disasters. Starbucks Corporation is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 8,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Midd...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...od supply, soldiers on the battlefield, or used by emergency
responders dealing with an unknown agent. "The old test takes days." In addition to the real-time assay, which could be deployed in a kit and used in the field, the Wisconsin team also developed a cell-based assay that helps provide a glimpse of the ...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
... installers. "Residents should heed the advice of emergency
response professionals in the event of evacuations," said Laura Dwyer, DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems business manager. "Unfortunately, most stucco, siding or brick exteriors of homes are not designed to stop the dangerous missiles created by the hig...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
... develop content and software to help the nation's emergency
management personnel respond more effectively to a... said the first objective is to scour the nation's emergency
response community for examples of significant lessons it has learned from various agrosecurity resp...
Disruption of protein-folding causes neurodegeneration, mental retardation
...response" (UPR) in the cell. The UPR is the cell's emergency
response to the accumulation of faulty proteins. T...ng of misfolded proteins. Over time, however, this emergency
response may fail to cope with the stress, and the cell activates a self-destruct program and dies. ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
...particulates -- especially vital in an air quality emergency
-- is possible with the Aerosol Plasma Spectrometer. Conventional methods used for air monitoring require samples to be taken from a site to a laboratory for analysis, taking anywhere from hours to days before the particulate matter makeup can be det...
Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows
... York. "The cost control implications -- reducing emergency
department and outpatient visits -- are also very important," Poehling said. The study provides "the first data that demonstrate a decline in all pneumococcal-related diseases, not just invasive disease, in children aged younger than 2 years since t...
APS showcases 46 historic breakthrough research articles
...l tool in surgery, anesthesia, intensive care, and emergency
medicine, was detailed in the 1958 article by John Severinghaus and A. Freeman Bradley. This invention that measures arterial blood for oxygen, carbon dioxide and pH has proved to be one of the most important laboratory tests for physicians. A bl...
Computer database being developed at Temple will allow for better inventory of chemicals
...at would prove especially useful in the case of an emergency
such as a fire. The people in the labs need to...t adds. Thats why many times in these situations, emergency
personnel wont enter a lab until they have a good idea what they are dealing with. Basically, this ...
First clinical study of new pediatric croup vaccine shows safety, tolerability in adults
...st 30,000 hospitalizations each year and many more emergency
room visits. These findings are published in the current issue of Vaccine. Successful development of an effective hPIV-1 vaccine would be significant because none is currently available and a vaccine that is given to infants using nose drops would ...
Protective mechanism exploited by tumors may provide new cancer treatment
...s sitting there not moving but doesn't have on the emergency
brake so it could move versus one that has on the emergency
brake and can't move until you take it off. Natural tolerance mechanisms are like a brake that must ...
Funding to commercialize technologies of UC San Diego engineers tops $1.2 million
...nt messaging in the homeland security arena, where emergency
first responders and law enforcement would benefit from situational awareness to observe activity at other parts of a disaster scene. Video could also be "pushed" to phones to provide alerts and instructional video information such as news reports. E...
Scientists receive awards, give lectures at the ASBMB/IUBMB meeting
...nthesis of bacterial cell walls. As the result of emergency
of drug resistant bacteria, many of these are now under investigation as possible targets for new chemotherapeutic agents. More recently he pioneered in the discovery of the structures of both class I and class II human major histocompatiblity compl...
Nation's plant database falling behind, survey shows
...wn plant, workers in herbarium collections get the emergency
call to quickly identify the plant. "We need actual specimens to identify plants and, in a situation like this, to rule out poisonous possibilities," Prather said. In terms of national security, herbarium collections are assuming added m...
When blood can't get to brain, special CT scan helps
...are a standard exam for patients who arrive in the emergency
room with symptoms of a stroke, because they can reveal whether a stroke is ischemic or hemorrhagic (caused by a burst blood vessel). CT scans guide doctors on whether they should deliver clotbuster drugs, which can save an ischemic stroke patient's ...
Research gives hope to preemies and Crohn's patients
...g necrotized intestine is the most common surgical emergency
in preemies. "Surgery saves their lives, but with so much intestine removed, they're unable to digest or absorb nutrients. They can't eat by mouth like the rest of us do, and we have to use a process called total parenteral nutrition to feed them in...
Nanosphere announces genetic detection advance in Nature Biotechnology
...nology into a field-deployable system that enables emergency
first responders and hospital triage personnel to test for hazardous biological toxins including ricin and botulinium toxin....
Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury
...ents are in a life-threatening situation requiring emergency
medical intervention; currently available treatments are unsatisfactory; potential risks are reasonable; participation in the study could help some patients; and the research could not be practicably conducted without an exception from informed conse...
Tiny beetle wreaks havoc on Texas ornamental tree nurseries
... for three years. Ludwig has launched an two-fold emergency
program to deal with the threat. One program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the testing of a new preventative trunk spray at two nurseries. The other is a trapping survey to find out just how deeply the Asian ambrosia beetle is ent...
BioTime awarded NIH grant to aid Hetacool development
...h also may lead to uses of HetaCool in hypothermic emergency
medical procedures to treat patients who have suff...ation solutions and technology for use in surgery, emergency
trauma treatment, and other applications. Information about BioTime can be found on the web at www....
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