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Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...e involved in close contact with the dead--such as military
personnel, rescue workers, volunteers, and others--may be exposed to chronic infectious hazards, including hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, enteric pathogens, and tuberculosis. Morgan advises that suitable precautions for these people shoul...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
...on of attributes also helps protect members of the military
and law enforcement from harm that can come in man...nd in the bullet-resistant vests that help protect military
personnel and police around the world," said DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems Technology Leader Roger S...
DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
...the development of this new technology. Prototype military
garments were recently tested by the U.S. Army Sol...line defenders from toxic industrial chemicals and military
warfare agents. Through the process of selective transport -- the diffusion of water across a selec...
Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?
... that the global community consider a reduction of military
spending. Dr. Arias will give the annual Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture at AAAS on Tuesday, September 7 at 4:00 PM EST. A champion of human development, democracy, and demilitarization, Dr. Arias travels the globe spreading a message of p...
Restoring sweetgrass to the South Carolina lowcountry
...when many of the men left the area to serve in the military
or look for jobs. Though new forms have evolved in the work of individual artists, the basic designs have remained the same throughout time. The coiled seagrass baskets, now highly prized as works of art, represent a major source of income for the co...
Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study
...t of hemorrhagic shock caused by both civilian and military
trauma. In a rodent model of hemorrhagic shock, animals that were given a very small amount of the fluid, an aloe vera-derived drag reducing polymer (DRP), had significantly longer survival time and increased systemic whole body oxygen consumption...
'Anti-plume' found off Pacific Coast
...ean. As the Cold War ebbed, these and other unique military
assets were offered to civilian researchers performing environmental studies, Dziak said. SOSUS also pointed the researchers to the activities leading to the "anti-plume" discovery outlined in Nature . The number of earthquakes offshore initially ...
Memory fails you after severe stress
...g details of their own traumatic experiences. When military
personnel were subjected to threatening behaviour ...tors appeared or were pictured dressed in standard military
garb, but some were shown dressed exactly as they had been during the questioning. The performance...
After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible
...measures. Appropriate precautions include training military
personnel and others who might have to provide assistance after a disaster, vaccinating those persons against hepatitis B and tuberculosis, using body bags and disposable gloves, washing hands after handling cadavers, and disinfecting stretchers and ...
NIH awards $20.7 million to make smallpox vaccine safer
...rus and use it as a terrorist weapon. As a result, military
and healthcare professionals have begun receiving smallpox vaccinations for the first time in more than 30 years. In the case of an actual smallpox outbreak, thousands and possibly millions of people would receive the vaccine. People with atopic derm...
...s capability could be exploited both by autonomous military
and commercial systems that require highly precise movement control....
Kinase backgrounder: Iressa discovery part of major kinase project at Dana-Farber
Many times in military
history, a sudden attack by a small, fast-moving force has broken an impasse and helped turn the tide against an entrenched foe. In such situations, timing is everything. Dana-Farber researchers, sensing an opening in the cancer battle, are mounting ...
Researchers begin study to protect against anthrax
...accine now exists and is used primarily to protect military
personnel, it requires a cumbersome routine six shots over 18 months, with a booster shot every year thereafter for the vaccine to confer protection. The current vaccine also causes a range of side effects. Scientists are trying to develop ...
Experimental smallpox DNA vaccine protects primates from lethal monkeypox
...nother example of how USAMRIID research to protect military
service members can contribute to the overall public health." As smallpox no longer occurs naturally, experimental vaccines cannot be tested for their ability to prevent the disease in humans. Thus, licensing of future vaccine candidates will includ...
U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'
.... Discretionary Defense Spending In the wake of military
action in Iraq and Afghanistan, there have been spectacular increases in defense discretionary spending after nearly a decade of relative restraint in the 1990's. Koizumi adds, to reduce the amount of discretionary spending, the president's budget al...
Gene with key role in replicating pox viruses also halts inflammation
...ing danger in 1977. Some U.S. medical workers and military
personnel have received vaccinations made of the live vaccinia virus, but while this tamer relative of smallpox normally doesn't cause disease, complications, including death, are possible especially among immune-compromised individuals. The vaccinia...
Researchers say US military accidentally introduced tree pathogen to Italian estate
...lusive hunting estate in Italy, regrouping between military
drives north against German troops and Benito Muss...tched a ride in transport crates, pallets or other military
equipment made from untreated lumber from infected trees. It took decades for the pathogen to establ...
Sarah Staples and Daniel Grossman win 2004 AIBS media awards
...se science advisor's office, Congress, and several military
and civilian science agencies. He also writes about patent law, marine biology, and ecological issues. A former freelance journalist, he has written for a wide range of magazines, newspapers, and web sites, including The Economist, Audubon, The Washi...
Digging for truth in Guatemala
...of people--many of them Mayans--who were killed by military
and paramilitary during the country's bloody civil...iduals behind the threats may have had ties to the military
during Guatemala's civil war, according to AAAS staff expert Victoria Baxter. One of the threatening...
Passwords to guard entry aren't enough to protect complex data
...mail systems employing "dirty word" filters and in military
systems that "fuzzify" shared data that only can be seen clearly using specially supplied equipment. As data increase in complexity, it becomes increasingly difficult to define a good security model that works well for different types of collaboratin...
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