Tag: "household" at biology news
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...tive effects of toluene, a substance found in many household
products commonly used as inhalants. These results...ale or "huff" chemical vapors found in many common household
products that are not generally thought of as drugs. Seventy-one percent of inhalant users are 12 t...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...dlines that make mad cow, monkey pox and West Nile household
words, it has become clear that the health of people and that of domestic animals are inextricably linked--there is truly only 'one health,'" said Dr. Robert Cook, chief veterinarian and vice president of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Wor...
Wrapping a memory with an experience, capacity for recollection detected in non-human species
...Initially, the rats explored a "list" of 10 common household
odors (for example, cinnamon, oregano, coffee, chocolate), each mixed in ordinary sand that hid a buried food reward. Following a 30-minute retention period, they were presented with a series of 20 odors, the 10 "old" odors plus 10 "new" ones. In ...
Preschool bolsters early childhood immunity, reduces risk of young adult Hodgkin's lymphoma
...the number of single-parent and two-working parent household
and reductions overall in family sizes all contribute to this dramatic rise in nursery school and day care enrollment. "As parents of young children know well, the rate of exposure to childhood infections is high when groups of children spend time in...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ful Microbes Filmy residue, or "soap scum", on household
shower curtains may be a breeding ground for poten...l Applied and Environmental Microbiology. "One household
environment that potentially accumulates microbial biofilms is that provided by vinyl shower curtain...
Water study yields a few surprises for New England
...of Eastern New England studied, nearly one in five household
wells drilled into bedrock contained arsenic above...mbers of bedrock wells are being drilled to supply household
and public water supplies. Ground waters of the area also contain high amounts of radon. All but ...
National study shows dog and cat allergens are universally present in U.S. homes
...s more prevalent, regardless of whether or not the household
had the indoor pet. Because dog and cat allergens can be transported on clothing, the researchers speculated that the community, particularly communities in which dog or cat ownership is high, may be an important source of these pet allergens. For pe...
Conserving hydrocarbons would save $438 billion
...production and use of chemicals, paper and lumber, household
appliances, lighting and metals, the analysis showed. Their report on "U.S. Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Benefits and Costs" is in the latest issue of the journal Environment, Development, and Sustainability (Vol. #6, Issue 3-4). American ta...
Pre-term labor drug sensitizes brain to pesticide injury
...en determining safe levels of the chemicals in the household
and the environment, Slotkin said. Chlorpyrifos wa...ides in the United States for both agriculture and household
uses prior to the year 2000 when the EPA began restricting the chemical from home use in stages. How...
Study points to possible cause of asthma exacerbations
...ntaminant that comes from bacteria and is found in household
dust, grain dust and objects such as pillows. The presence of receptors for endotoxin would lead to interaction between the epithelial cell and the endotoxin and potentially cause inflammation. The study appeared in the December 26, 2003, issue of th...
Household activities release a cloud of dust, increasing exposure to particulate pollution
activities, from dusting to dancing, can increase ...to increase ventilation; limiting the use of toxic household
products, like pesticides; and installing non-carpet flooring. Ferro has since performed another stu...
Current smoke alarms pass life-saving tests
...floor. The researchers used actual furnishings and household
items for fire sources and tested smoke alarms bought in retail stores....
Exposure to low-level magnetic fields causes DNA damage in rat brain cells, researchers find
...ic fields, similar to those emitted by such common household
devices as blow dryers, electric blankets and razo... such a central component of daily life. And most household
appliances blow dryers, razors, electric blankets, ovens, coffee makers, clocks emit a 60-hertz fi...
Seeing the forest for the trees: The future of environmental policy lies in interaction
...ncentives from the government were provided on the household
basis. Furthermore, much of the money received from the natural forest conservation program was not used to buy electricity. As a result, most households continue to use fuel wood. "We're finding that it's human nature to, if you have money, use it t...
Surveillance and containment would be effective intervention against deliberate smallpox attack
...cts, using a population of the approximate age and household
distribution of the U.S., following a larger smallpox attack deliberately introduced through aerosolized virus. The model assumed that people interact in structured subpopulations primarily within known contact groups, including their own household,...
A shocking surprise: High voltage + rats = ozone, reopens power-line debate
...dormant debate about safety around power lines and household
appliances. It is the first experiment to conclusively link an electromagnetic field with a health-adverse chemical effect in the presence of an animal, said Steven Goheen, a scientist at the Department of Energy lab and lead author of a paper publis...
Even more 'couch potatoes' in Brazil than in the United Statesbut theyre starting to move
...razil came from that country's first-ever national household
survey intended to assess levels of physical activity. The survey, the Living Standards Measurement Survey, was conducted from March 1996 to February 1997 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, in collaboration with the World Bank. T...
Improving the body's 'homeland security' against TB
...roduce the chemicals -- not unlike bleach or other household
disinfectants -- which kill TB once they have received instructions from interferon-gamma to do so. Even with interferon-gamma, however, our body doesn't always succeed in eliminating the bacterium. But interferon-gamma stops TB from replicating, or ...
The American Academy of Microbiology releases report
... human and environmental health, from films inside household
water pipes, to the vast communities in the oceans that process global cycling of nutrients, to the increasingly important problem of antibiotic resistance. A new report from the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), entitled "Microbial Communitie...
Poll: NY residents split on biotechnology in food and agriculture
...f New York, for white and nonwhite populations and household
income. "Downstate" is defined as New York, Rockland, Kings, Richmond, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Nassau and Bronx counties, with the remaining counties of the state defined as "upstate." Results are statistically significant at a plus/minus 3.3 p...
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