Tag: "emergency" at biology news
DELTA mission and ESA astronaut dock with ISS
...pers to take part in public affairs activities and emergency
ISS training on his first day at the ISS. His prog...dition 8 crew for the last six months to act as an emergency
lifeboat. Kuipers will be the Flight Engineer on the return flight in Soyuz TMA-3, which flew ESA as...
DELTA mission heading to ISS with Dutch ESA astronaut
...ed with the ISS for approximately six months as an emergency
lifeboat. Andr Kuipers becomes the seventh European astronaut to visit the ISS, and the first from the Netherlands. He also becomes the second Dutch citizen in space, the first having been former ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels in 1985. During his 11-d...
Vanderbilt doctors use Viagra to treat infants with pulmonary hyptertension
...fficult decision. Shortly after birth, Hartley had emergency
surgery to correct a heart defect known as total anomalous pulmonary venous return. He remained in the hospital for the next two months. "After a brief stay at home, he was readmitted to the hospital," Moore said. "The blood pressure in his lungs wa...
Oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin produces a 'public health emergency'
...le's authors say, "has resulted in a public health emergency
because of its adverse impact on the environment and health. So far, the Ecuadorian government has not designed an adequate strategy to prevent further negative environmental and health impacts. The oil industry argues that it has a role to play in t...
News tip: Duke marine biologist calls for whale-proof fishing gear
... Earth Sciences. "What we're doing is kind of like emergency
room care for whales that become entangled. The real answer is developing fishing gear that doesn't entangle whales in the first place." Read said such big marine mammals usually become entangled in fixed lines extending from fishing equipment li...
SensorNet proposed as system to protect millions nationwide
...y spanning the state with sensors that would alert emergency
responders and the public if they were in danger o...l as levels of radiological releases. In addition, emergency
management personnel would know the projected path of the plume in time to take corrective action. F...
Early treatment confirmed as key to stroke recovery
...ns, to set a target of 1 hour after arrival in the emergency
room to begin intravenous thrombolytic treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke....
Veterinarians, wildlife experts applaud China's ban of wild bird trade
...China's State Administration of Forestry issued an emergency
notice banning the hunting, transport and sale of wild birds to prevent the spread of avian influenza. Forestry officials also announced a special campaign to crack down on the illegal hunting and sale of wild birds. "We applaud the Chinese govern...
Planning effective bioterror responses
...tients with influenza-like illness from a hospital emergency
department. "There's a relatively narrow window when [surveillance] would make a difference," Stoto said. "If an outbreak were so large that lots of people got sick at the same time, you wouldn't need surveillance. And if the outbreak were small, t...
Portable kidney dialysis machine developed
...y that will be used by soldiers, firefighters, and emergency
personnel working in hot or hazardous conditions....
The President's FY 2005 budget for USGS highlights
...rings critical real-time earthquake information to emergency
responders, planners, engineers, and elected officials to enhance public safety. An FY 2004 restructuring of the workforce in geography will provide approximately $9.0 million in FY 2005 for State, local, and private sector partnerships to further im...
Finding may help eczema sufferers tolerate smallpox vaccine
...gerous. Current U.S. policy calls only for lab or emergency
workers who are more likely to be exposed to small... year called for up to 500,000 civilian health and emergency
workers to receive the vaccine. But the initiative fizzled after a number of adverse reactions were ...
CIESIN receives grant to establish government biological information site
...ns ranging from mapping land use and land cover to emergency
management to characterization and monitoring of environmental and human health conditions." Worrest noted with gratitude that Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Representative Eliot Engel, as well as others, helped CIESIN to obtain t...
Beagle 2 fails to call Mars express
...ass unsuccessfully then Beagle 2 will switch to an emergency
mode known as 'communication search mode 1'. When ...tch to ''communication search mode 2'. This second emergency
mode involves the production of a signal throughout the Martian day (power is still conserved during...
UC Riverside researchers publish paper on botulism detection system
...rare in the United States, is considered a medical emergency
in which roughly 10 percent of those afflicted die. Those who survive may take weeks or months to recover and frequently undergo intensive hospital care with extensive use of ventilators....
Communication is key to successful U.S. SARS quarantine
...g for public health professionals and coordinating emergency
response measures at all levels of government and the private sector. "The purpose of our report is to highlight the successes abroad and point out the problem areas," he said. "The U.S. response to an infectious disease outbreak should be swift and ...
November science picks!
...treams. USGS landslide experts, working with local emergency
managers and federal partners, are determining the...ard at work providing the U.S. Forest Service with emergency
topographic map coverage of the Cleveland National Forest in California for fire crews working on co...
Team approach works better to reduce blood pressure in African-American men
...avvy investment. "These men tend to use a hospital emergency
room for primary care," she says, "so spending the relatively low costs for intervention now should help keep these men healthier and out of expensive hospital care later." Results of the study of 309 hypertensive African-American men ages 21 to 54 l...
Cervantes mission concludes with Soyuz TMA-2 landing
...t following the Columbia accident in February. The emergency
return vehicle or lifeboat at the ISS has also been replaced. Soyuz TMA-2, which brought Malenchenko and Lu to the ISS, had been acting as their lifeboat during their stay. It has been succeeded in this role by Soyuz TMA-3, for the next six months. D...
LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...sts have now come up with a way to warn commuters, emergency
crews and troops about a toxic gas release. A device called a high resolution infrared spectrometer can be pointed at a suspect cloud to read light emitted and absorbed. Thanks to PNNL's highly precise catalog of chemical-agent spectral signatures, t...
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