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Pillows - a hot bed of fungal spores
...llergic tendencies. Constant exposure to fungus in bed
could be problematic. It can also get into the lung cavities created by tuberculosis which affects a third of the world's population, causing general ill-health and bleeding in the lung, as well as causing a range of plant and animal diseases. Dr Ge...
4th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference - Roll Back Malaria Partnership's Forum V Global Partners Meeting
...no longer "a fact of life". Insecticide treated bed
nets: Scientists know they're effective but resea...ence of mosquitoes overcoming insecticides used in bed
nets, such as DDT, and in other malaria control efforts. Unlocking the potential of the malaria g...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...physical decay, and absorption of radionuclides in bed
sediments and catchment soils. Because of bioaccumulation in the aquatic food chain, though, elevated concentrations of radiocaesium were found in fish from lakes as far away as Germany and Scandinavia. Comparable levels of radiostrontium, which conc...
Competing proteins influence strength of tooth enamel
...researchers sometimes liken dentin and enamel to a bed
mattress and a glass plate, respectively, Paine said, with the difference that the supple dentin-enamel junction prevents the enamel from shattering over an individual's lifetime of chewing and grinding. The study built on the work of co-author Mary...
Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells
...ntly available embryonic stem cell lines require a bed
of mouse cells, traces of which can end up in each new generation of stem cells. Amniotic epithelial cells, on the other hand, create their own feeder layer, with some cells choosing to spread out at the bottom of the culture dish thereby giving thos...
Catalyst support structures facilitate high-temperature fuel reforming
...hich leaves a sacrificial template consisting of a bed
of closely packed spheres." Next, the researchers fill the spaces between the spheres with a low-viscosity, preceramic polymer-based liquid. After low-temperature curing, the mold is removed, leaving a stable, freestanding structure. Lastly, the cure...
Women, space travel and infection: Bed-rest study investigates female immune response
...ons. Through tests taken before, during and after bed
rest, he will gauge whether participants' white bl... is assigned to one of three groups, which include bed
rest with a series of exercises targeting the lower body, and bed
rest with a nutritional ...
Saved by a straw?
...uth when sipping Don't drink soda before going to bed
Don't brush immediately after drinking soda (the brush will harm the weakened enamel) When brushing, brush in a circular motion (horizontal brushing can wear away at the weakened enamel) If you have dry mouth, try to avoid carbonated beverages....
Bacteria can survive for weeks on hospital surfaces
...l surfaces found in healthcare settings, including bed
linens, computer keyboard covers and acrylic finge...were inoculated in triplicate onto coupons made of bed
linen, keyboard covers and acrylic fingernails. At selected times over 8 weeks, the coupons were su...
World-first technology enables study of ancient bacteria
...estigate sustainable energy sources from the ocean bed
by isolating ancient high-pressure bacteria from deep sediments. Scientists and engineers at Cardiff University are investigating bacteria from deep sediments which despite high pressures (greater than 1,000 atmospheres), gradually increasing tempera...
Dogs get back in the action: New pet food improves mobility and quality of life for dogs
...ate and active. He has an easier time getting into bed
at night, jumping in the car, going up and down stairs. Once again, he loves playing and spending time with the family?it's like having our old friend back." Developing a Personalized Joint Management Plan (JuMP) If your dog is slowing down, speak...
Marshes tell story of medieval drought, little ice age, and European settlers near NYC
...this drought period, a core drilled into the marsh bed
showed large influxes of inorganic soil particles, a sign of erosion. Plant roots hold soil in place, but with drought and plant deaths, more erosion occurs. Droughts like this also make the bay saltier, and evidence of this was found by an increase...
The AIUM celebrates 50 years at the 2005 AIUM Annual convention and preconvention
...g the imaging and biopsy of lesions in the thyroid bed
and lymph nodes; ultrasound's role in evaluating patients with hyperparathyroidism; how practitioners can increase their chances of successfully detecting enlarged parathyroid glands; and how ultrasound compares with radionuclide imaging. Advanced Fe...
Environmental technologies earn award for PNNL
...ay 2004, the new dock supports a restored eelgrass bed
that provides habitat for Dungeness crab, salmon and other species. Above water, the dock is designed to accommodate vessels ranging from tall ships to sea kayaks, plus a future educational center. The dock also received the international Waterfront ...
Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells
...ant. The researchers' focus on fat cells as a test bed
for this approach to cell growth offers important medical potential. While experts once thought a persons number of fat cells was set at birth, they now know individuals can either lose existing fat cells or grow new ones. And aside from the implicat...
Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert
... life in this harsh region, which serves as a test bed
for technology that could be deployed in future Mars missions. "Our life detection system worked very well, and something like it ultimately may enable robots to look for life on Mars," said Alan Waggoner, Atacama team member and director of the Mol...
Clemson's Burg brings 'Era of Hope' to breast cancer research
...avior in the human body." A three-dimensional test bed
comprised of human cells will help researchers: decipher cell-to-cell communication, discern if drugs pose serious side effects to healthy cells and develop treatments, getting them to the market and to patients faster. Statistically, one in seven...
Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens
...ple, by traumatic inseminations (as in the case of bed
bugs) or by the transfer of toxic seminal fluids (as in the case of the fruitfly Drosophila). These manipulations are beneficial to males because, for example, they reduce female re-mating probability or boost their fecundity directly after mating, b...
Mapping the underwater world in 3-D
Scientists will be able to view the sea bed
in incredible 3-D detail following new investment ...pus laboratory will map extensive areas of the sea bed
to create a virtual reality image, allowing scientists to walk the sea bed
from the laboratory. It f...
Put science at center of decision-making on third world development, experts tell UN
...es better public health (in the form of education, bed
nets and better access to existing drugs), but it will also require better science and technology (for example, better diagnostic tests, new drugs to combat resistance, and, ultimately, a vaccine)." The working group identified 10 biotech breakthroug...
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