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Improved NIST SRM aids lead poisoning detection
... Children can be exposed to lead from lead-based paint
in older buildings, or from contaminated soil near...ldren have dropped since lead was banned from both paint
and fuel, but they remain significant. In 1990 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHH...
Tumor painting revolutionizes fight against cancer
SEATTLE: July 15, 2007 -- A tumor paint
developed by researchers at Seattle Childrens Hosp...007 issue of Cancer Research, shows that the tumor paint
can help surgeons distinguish between cancer cells and normal brain tissue in the operating room. Th...
Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics
...y, have developed a process to recycle waste latex paint
the largest component of household hazardous wast...osition, Inc. That group was formed by a long-time paint
dealer and businessman in 2002 to develop a viable approach for reducing the disposal costs and envi...
New Geisinger Health System building green Center for Health Research
...he Geisinger Medical Center, include: non-toxic paint
and finishes. extensive use of natural daylight that reduces dependency on electric lighting and provides windows view for more than 90 % of office space. lighting control system that dims the lights when there is natural daylight available and tur...
Study profiles rate of autism in Wisconsin
... same populations. While the data released today paint
the most thorough statistical picture to date of autism in Wisconsin, the researchers worry that picture is still incomplete. While most states in the autism surveillance program used both school and medical records to diagnose children, the Wiscons...
CU study reveals pros and cons of therapy for lead exposure
... brain. High-lead exposure from peeling lead-based paint
can lead to coma, convulsions and even death. At lower levels, lead exposure causes attention deficits, delinquency and difficulty regulating emotions and can lower IQ scores at a rate of about one IQ point per microgram/deciliter of exposure. The st...
Study finds oysters can take heat and heavy metals, but not both
...ces as diverse as cadmium-nickel batteries, yellow paint
and mining, heavy metals like cadmium are common pollutants in estuaries where oysters live, Sokolova notes, but their concentrations occur at only few parts per billion quantities long assumed to be too low to threaten marine life. We have looked...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- December 6, 2006
...nfections in pregnancy Stripping away lead-based paint
in a flash Developing seeds for growing whole ga...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stripping away lead-based paint
in a flash Environmental Science & Technology A new paint
stripper that combines the principles...
Microcapsules like it hot and salty
...s include using the capsules as a component of car paint
which releases a corrosion protection agent when damaged, thereby stopping the damaged section from becoming larger. As microsensors they could supply information about the concentration of certain molecules, such as glucose or calcium ions in cells ...
Varied diet of early hominid casts doubt on extinction theory, says Colorado U study
...m months to years. "This is the first study to paint
a portrait of an early hominid eating its way across a varied landscape," Sponheimer said. "None of us involved in the study dreamed Paranthropus would have had such a variable diet over thousands of years, much less in just a few months time." ...
First evidence to show elephants, like humans, apes and dolphins, recognize themselves in mirror
...e mark test. Each elephant was marked with visible paint
on its forehead-a place it could not see without a mirror-and also received a sham mark of colorless face paint. The sham mark controlled for tactile and odor cues to ensure touching the visible mark was due to seeing its reflection and not to the fe...
Vitamin C and water not just healthy for people -- healthy for plastics, too
...s such as advanced sensors, drug delivery systems, paint
coatings, and video displays. The research is described in a paper in the Oct. 17, 2006, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. At the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), researchers are using a different approach to improve ...
Carnegie Mellon scientists use 'green' approach to transform plastics manufacturing
...g from targeted drug delivery systems to resilient paint
coatings. The revolutionary improvement in atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) now enables large-scale production of many specialty plastics, according to the scientists, whose work appears in a special issue of the Proceedings of the Nationa...
Boat paint to blame for Norfolk Broads' desolation
...he compound tributyltin (TBT) as a biocide in boat paint
in the 1960s resulted in a dramatic and sudden los...was detected. "The irony of the tale is that the paint
was designed to stop barnacles attaching to boats which you don't get in freshwater. By simply lift...
Compounds in cranberry juice show promise as alternatives to antibiotics
...iety in San Francisco, for the first time begin to paint
a detailed picture of the biochemical mechanisms that may underlie a number of beneficial health effects of cranberry juice that have been reported in other studies over the years. Many of those studies have focused on the ability of cranberry juice...
Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint
... 2006. The researchers say that this lead-based paint
production poses a global health threat, and a wor...used to improve the durability and color luster of paint
used in homes and other buildings and on steel structures, such as bridges. Now scientifically linke...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...pen simulated e-mail, draw circular shapes using a paint
program on the computer and play a simple video game, "neural Pong," using only his thoughts. He could change the channel and adjust the volume on a television, even while conversing. He was ultimately able to open and close the fingers of a prosthet...
Global team of scientists describes new genus of African monkey: First in 83 years
...new species were unable to do that. "A picture may paint
a thousand words," noted Olson, "but in the case of Kipunji, those thousand words didn't tell the whole story." "To find, in the 21st Century, an entirely new species of large monkey living in the wild is surprising enough. To find one that can be pl...
International team of scientists discovers new primate genus
... were unable to examine a specimen. "A picture may paint
a thousand words," Olson said, "but in the case of the kipunji those thousand words didn't tell the whole story." Olson said the discovery is an example of what can be accomplished through international, interdisciplinary collaboration among scientis...
Copying nature could save us energy, study shows
...table wing in aeroplanes, Velcro and self-cleaning paint
are all simple devices based on natural inspiration. The Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technologies at the University of Bath is helping extend this principle to more advanced engineering challenges. Researchers are currently looking at the deser...