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Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses

...-Doniasaid. "Our first task was to demonstrate the safety of each chemicalwhen used individually." The chickens exposed to individual chemicals showed no outward signs ofillness or debilitation, the researchers said. But chickens exposed to anytwo chemical combinations exhibited varying degrees of weight l...

Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

...re also exploring another use of ozone in the food safety process.The current rules allow application of ozone only when the water passesthrough the cylinders but not in the chiller tanks where the poultry isbeing cooled. Studies by Waldroup and Forsythe have shown that direct applicationof ozone to poultry...

Bee Sting Treatment Should Emphasize Speed, Not Method Of Removal

...s, making them more likely to sting. "Getting to safety is more important than removing stings immediately,but stings should be removed as soon as possible once a person is away fromthe colony." A person who is stung 20 or more times or has a historyof dangerous reactions to bee stings should seek medical...

Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities

...gineering Professor John Nyenhuis have studied the safety of MRI technology for more than eight years. Much ...r, must be approached slowly to avoid jeopardizing safety or causing discomfort to patients." Magnetic resonance imaging allows physicians to "see" internal t...

Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State

...scab exceeded $300 million in 1995 and 1996. Food safety is also an issue with the scab, as products made from the infected grain could be contaminated by a mold by-product, a poison known as vomitoxin. Cornell researchers are collaborating with colleagues at the Brazilian Wheat Research Center (EMBRAPA Tr...

UW Smogmobile Offers Cleaner, Safer Alternative To Gas Or Electric Cars

...nically poor performance and present pollution and safety problems of their own, UW researchers contend. Lead-acid batteries, which are used in General Motors' EV1 electric car, have a limited 70- to 90-mile range and threaten to increase heavy-metal pollution. Newer nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion bat...

Gene Shears In Cutting Edge Anti-Aids Trial

...ed at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney,is testing the safety and ability of Gene Shears' patented gene therapyto inhibit HIV replication in infected patients. HIV attacks a special class of white blood cell, the CD4+ lymphocyte,which forms the backbone of the human immune defence against attacks byinfection. ...

Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall

...and nutrition specialist. "Irradiation is one more safety precaution. It's not in lieu of other safety precautions, such as proper cooking, but irradiation destroys the organism before it reaches the con...

Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply

... without cooking the meat is a new, promising food safety method. Steam pasteurization has been reported to achieve up to a 1000-fold reductionof E. coli O157:H7 on treated carcasses. Beyond these processing measures, the only way to eliminate E. coli O157:H7 isbycooking ground beef and venison to at least ...

Bowman Gray Scientists Find Novel Way To Block AIDS Virus

...clinical study to further evaluatethe efficacy and safety of this intrakine approach. But he said clinical trialsin people are a year or more away. The research scientists in Chen's team include Jidai Chen, M.D., Ph.D.and An-gang Yang, M.D., Ph.D. both post-doctoral fellows, and Xuefai Bai, Ph.D., ...

Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables

...CAGO -- Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may improve the safety of minimally processed(MPR) fruits and vegetables ...th LAB also shows great potential forenhancing the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, Breidt and Fleming noted that the use of protective cultu...

Colorado State Anthropologist Finds Fossil Treasures In Africa

...e cave.The team quickly crawled out of the cave to safety while Ross drove to the nearest town six hours awa... Waddle will spend the next several months in the safety of her lab at Colorado State separating the hard breccia from the primateskull and other large bones...

National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems

...es that contribute to environmental problems, food safety concerns anddecreasing availability of land, water...food processingincrease the quantity, quality, and safety of the world's food supplyimprove the productivity and profitability of the agriculture and foodproc...

New Company To Turn UNC-CH, Army Inventions Into Improved Vaccines

...e earliest laboratorystudies to the final tests of safety and efficacy in humans. And that is veryexciting."...

Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV

...e of thePhase I trial, which is to demonstrate the safety of the new combination of drugtherapy and DNA vaccination. Support for the clinical trial is provided by the National Institutes ofHealth, and the experimental vaccine for the trial is manufactured by ApollonInc., a biotechnology firm locate...

IFT Report Describes Challenges Of Food Industry Stepping Up To The P(a)lates Of Consumers

...s also important to fully identify andcontrol food safety hazards. Beyond food production, acceptable produ... Other control measures that may enhance food safety and are commerciallyapplied include irradiation (approved for meat and poultry, but not seafood),the...

A Mutation In The CCR5 Coreceptor Slows HIV Disease Progression In Children Born To Seropositive Mothers

... prognostic factors in children. To determine the safety and efficacy of antiretroviral drugs prescribed duringpregnancy and to the new-born child. This Cohort is supported by the French AIDS research organization ANRS For further information : "CCR5 chemokine receptor mutant allele in HIV-1 mother-to-c...

DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread

... through an ongoing program to ensureenvironmental safety of drinking water supplies. Another way to trace DT104'spotential path through the food supply would be testing at meat-packing plantsin the Northeast, where Cornell scientists conducted a 1995-96 study of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination in ...

USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research

...sed understanding of species and habitats, and the safety oflife and property in earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters." "USGS is focusing on science that is relevant to the nation's needs and concerns," addedCasadevall. "That is why USGS scientists are at work every day on issues of concern to ...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...onomics consulting firm in South Africa to improve safety and productivity in the South African forestry ind... ratio. I believe the aircraft's truly exceptional safety record and related untold savings in lost aircraft avoided can, at least in part, be attributed to h...

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