Tag: "immigrants" at biology news
Muon opportunists: Detecting the unseen with natural probes
...radiation hazards to security personnel or illegal immigrants
who might stow away in a container. The muon detection method would involve passive monitoring of vehicles and cargo containers, with no artificial dose of radiation involved, according to the Los Alamos researchers. Truck drivers could remain in the...
Survivors to revisit the polio scare
...ation? Polio was initially seen as a disease of immigrants
in primitive, filthy living conditions. Public health officials enacted strict sanitation policies. But as the 20th century progressed, polio (once called "infantile paralysis") began striking older children and adults, and disproportionately hit the...
UT Southwestern researchers uncover gene variant that appears to predict type 2 diabetes
...; 1,083 South Asians living in Dallas who were new immigrants
or first-generation immigrants
from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh (of which 121 had type 2 diabetes); and 858 nonmigrant Caucasians...
Institute of Medicine news: Quarantine stations at ports of entry
...e more than 75 million international travelers and immigrants
annually. They also receive 31 percent of the cargo imported by sea. Currently, 11 quarantine stations staffed by CDC personnel are fully active in Atlanta; Chicago; El Paso, Texas; Honolulu; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; San Francisc...
Major new awards program honors cancer researcher
...award to honor outstanding creative achievement by immigrants
to America, The Vilcek Prize is accompanied by a $...ay in which the intelligence, talent, and drive of immigrants
helps this country to maintain its position of world leader in science and culture," says Dr. Vilcek...
Language barrier just one roadblock to diabetes control for Chinese-speaking immigrants
... providers helping Chinese-speaking Asian American immigrants
with diabetes better control their disease to avoi...s at Joslin Diabetes Center. The Chinese-speaking immigrants
who were surveyed at community health centers in Boston, New York City and Oakland, Calif., were fou...
Researchers seek answers to combat TB epidemic
...urce-poor countries like India right now, but with immigrants
unknowingly carrying bacteria that cause TB into the United States each year, this crisis could spread to American soil if left untended, Antony warns. "We cannot build walls high enough to keep these organisms out," she said. "In the U.S., we cannot...
Conservation International & Disney discover new species in the 'Realm of the Yeti'
...ntains of Southwest China, a growing population of immigrants
from other parts of the country is shifting the balance of Tibetan influence. Road construction, which is causing habitat loss, also is bringing more tourists to the area, which in turn has created a market for wildlife products....
Two UH grads a step closer to realizing 'The American Dream'
...ge fellowship, which is given to just 14 promising immigrants
across the United States each year. In 2005, Mohamad Halawi, a native of Lebanon, was awarded the fellowship along with numerous other scholarships. Karim's fellow graduating senior, Khalil also looks forward to excelling in the medical profession...
Miscarriage significantly associated with increasing paternal age
... The cohort used for this study is unique, with immigrants
from many origins, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and countries of North Africa, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. "This broad mix of backgrounds makes our study findings more generalizable," observed Susan Harlap, MD, professor of clinical ...
Wolves are suffering less from inbreeding than expected
... of approximately 150 animals was founded by three immigrants
from the larger Russian-Finnish population; a pair around 1980 and a single male ten years later. With so few individuals founding the population the level of inbreeding is high. By the use of DNA-analyses the research team has previously reconstruct...
Out of Africa -- bacteria, as well
...ences from Central Asia - an indication that human immigrants
came to Europe from Asia. ...
NYUCD study links tooth decay and gum infections to ethnicity and country of origin
... College of Dentistry research team has found that immigrants
ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to...rtook the largest-ever study on the oral health of immigrants
to the United States, analyzing caries and periodontal disease rates in over 1,500 Chinese, Haitian,...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers awarded $27M for TB research
...s for vacation or to visit relatives, and many new immigrants
and visitors to the US come from TB endemic countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Thus TB continues to be a significant public health problem in the US. The Cuyahoga TB Clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center saw more than a 1500 persons with e...