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Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents

... exposed women reported a high level of protective equipment use at work. These women were matched with non-exposed women in a control group, and their children. "We found that the children of the exposed women had significantly lower verbal cognitive functioning than the non-exposed children in the control gr...

MIT: Recycling of scrapped electronics studied

...may also be able to help manufacturers of original equipment make design and materials choices that will make recovering, recycling, and reusing materials less expensive," said Kirchain. ...

World's top theoretical physicists converge to consider 'future of physics'

...r's response. Provisions have been made for video equipment to capture not only the speaker, but also the audience. The full dynamics of intellectual interaction can now be transmitted to physicists worldwide. Accordingly, the auditorium is much wider than long with three rows of fixed seats in a semic...

Acoustics meeting in San Diego

...NT Studying the sounds and vibrations of sports equipment helps designers improve their products, enabling athletes to reach new, higher levels of performance. It also can dispel longstanding misconceptions in sports. New research suggests that the spot on a baseball bat that feels the best to a hitter (i...

Award-winning INEEL probe to help safely monitor hazardous waste sites

...lark says, or else use a sonic drill that vibrates equipment into the ground without bringing up soil. "It's ve...est and sometimes even fix sensors without hauling equipment to the surface. And off-the-shelf components keep the cost of building and maintaining a GEOPS unit ...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...ighly integrated and parallel format with improved equipment for detection of the chemiluminescent signals resulting in a portable and inexpensive device for low-cost genome sequencing. Jingyue Ju, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York $1.8 million (3 years) "An Integrated System for DNA Sequencing by Synthesis...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...o's LED therapy treatments began in September with equipment donated by Dr. Worth. LED wavelengths are longer than laser light and penetrate deeper to increase energy metabolism at the cellular level. Though LED light is three times brighter than the sun, the medical treatment wands are cool to the touch, high...

Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing

...gans toxicity testing system that will use robotic equipment to mix chemicals and sort worms efficiently. ... with the new hires have come boxes of specialized equipment that give his part of the university some of the ambience of high-tech industry. Muc...

Reed biology professor receives $227,500 for E. coli research

... laboratory setting combined with state of the art equipment puts students in a highly competitive position for admission to graduate and medical schools, and for employment in the biotechnology sector. About Jay Mellies At Reed since 1999, Mellies received his B.A. in biochemistry from the University of Cal...

Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States

...r, then as a Humboldt Fellow, to use sophisticated equipment that allowed him to examine lead, arsenic and other materials at the nanometer level (a nanometer being about the size of 10 atoms). He will present his findings, including the discovery of a new mineral, at the 116th national meeting of the Geologic...

More mobility for researchers in Europe

...mited to one year. The possibility of transferring equipment and larger investments needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis. It is important to note that while the EUROHORCs agreement is signed by all the participating organisations on a multilateral basis, each individual case involves only the organi...

Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species

...nitor marine life. For example, newly field tested equipment and techniques reveal hundreds of new microbial life forms quickly and inexpensively through sophisticated filtration and gene sequencing. And newly developed protocols for the inventory of near-shore coastal biodiversity enable comparative worldwid...

HIV research project scoops innovation prize

...ctions of the eye, although the coating of medical equipment more generally is another possible use. Dr Dobson added: "The antimicrobial compounds could be available much sooner than the anti-viral chemicals, although additional testing will still be required before clinical trials can begin." The University's...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...ation and vascular embolization. "With the equipment that currently is being used, the physician can minimize the chance for burns by moving the X-ray source instead of keeping the intensity on one spot," explained Darold Wobschall, Ph.D., UB professor emeritus of electrical engineering and president o...

Less fat makes better process for designing new drugs

...y said, and they can be viewed with less expensive equipment than is required to view smaller crystals. He and his colleagues will have to develop the method further before it can be used with a wide variety of proteins. For instance, some proteins may only crystallize at high or low temperatures. The curr...

Femtosecond laser technique opens new opportunities for research on neural regeneration

...be completed in about 10 minutes per worm once the equipment was set up. Although regeneration of peripheral nerves is nothing new, Chisholm said he was still surprised by the rapid recovery of function in the worms. Most of the severed axons regrew within 12 to 24 hours after the laser surgery. Preliminary ob...

NASA study finds tiny particles in air may influence carbon sinks

...y non-NASA institutions. At present, NASA provides equipment and standardization to institutions that participate in the program. Data from AERONET provides near real-time observations of aerosols. Data from this collaboration provides near real-time observations of aerosols. AmeriFlux is a multi-institutional...

Hospital epidemiologists trace outbreak of organism to commonly used wound care equipment

...nts and was traced back to use of pulsatile lavage equipment for wound care. Three of these patients required ...s. In the future, staff using the water-gun like equipment will have to wear masks, gowns and gloves during procedures, which must also now be performed in pri...

New grant to study infertility

...r undergraduate and graduate researchers, and some equipment necessary to carry out this work. Dr. Carroll's research, since 1993, has focused on the molecular mechanisms that regulate fertilization. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996....

NIST/EPA study aims at healthy indoor climate

...tion systems plans or found the ventilation system equipment itself inaccessible and urged building designers and operators to remedy the situations. A key goal of the U.S. EPA Building Assessment Survey and Evaluation (BASE) study was to define the status of the existing U.S. building stock with respect t...

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