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Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers

...t only for athletes but for people such as factory workers and military personnel who work in hot environments." In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense, now funds development of the technology for potenti...

Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia

...y pressing a few numbers on a phone keypad, health workers in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh in India...der to better respond to disease outbreak. Health workers are participating in a pilot project that aims to demonstrate that effective use of information tech...

Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments

...ormance and symptoms among rescue and construction workers at the World Trade Center site. The third component investigates taste loss in a population where this condition is common. Over 90 percent of all head and neck cancer patients who receive radiation therapy experience substantial taste loss ...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

...emphasize biotechnology and the training of future workers for technical careers. Open to the public. (Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.) The following awards will be presented at the meeting: Sumita Mitra ACS Industrial Innovation Award for research at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn., that led to the i...

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...s affects the lives, languages and perspectives of workers from America and India. (10.15-Noon) Health Issues Among Latinos in the US: this panel addresses cultural diversity and health disparities. (10.15-Noon) What's All the Fuss About Same-Sex Marriage? A roundtable discussion asks what a...

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

...h, Clark says. To put fragile sensors underground, workers used a rotary drill to first dig up soil. Then the...PS will withstand forces of a direct installation, workers can bypass risky digging. They can push its casing straight into waste sites, Clark says, or else us...

ASPB opposes proposed ban of GMOs in Humboldt county ballot measure M

...y on exposure to harsh chemical pesticides by farm workers and millions of Americans. Genetically engineered plants that more effectively resist pests have also led to improved crop yields. Furthermore, there are instances in which genetic engineering can produce healthier and safer foods than...

$2.8 million NIH grant awarded to UH for bionano training

...ts are getting snapped up because industry demands workers that are diverse and trained across the board." He emphasizes that this "no one size fits all" approach is a more accurate reflection of the types of researchers needed for the scientific challenges that exist in today's society. With applications ...

Passage of GMO ban in San Luis Obispo would encourage use of harsh pesticides

...y on exposure to harsh chemical pesticides by farm workers and millions of Americans. Genetically engineered plants that more effectively resist pests have also led to improved crop yields. Measure Q encourages the current widespread use of toxic chemical pesticides in farming. Furthermore, the...

Passage of Marin County GMO ban would encourage widespread use of harsh pesticides

...y on exposure to harsh chemical pesticides by farm workers and millions of Americans. Genetically engineered plants that more effectively resist pests have also led to improved crop yields. Measure B encourages the current widespread use of toxic chemical pesticides in farming. Furthermore, there are instanc...

Genetically endowed worm may substitute for rodents in some toxicology testing

...As with laboratory rats and mice, Freedman and his workers can even produce "knockout" varieties of C. elegans to evaluate how the animal's physiology changes if specific genes are excluded from its genome through biochemical manipulation. Unlike genetically engineered rodents, the roundworms thems...

New AAAS report cites 'serious concerns' with electronic voting

...he behavior of voters, election officials and poll workers will be essential to reforms that ensure maximum v...es, representatives of public interest groups, and workers in the trenches -- the election officials who actually oversee the whole voting process. Since any p...

Stretching the supply of flu vaccine: Solution offered in new SLU research in New England Journal

...en with this year's shortages) include health care workers and all people who have contact with babies under 6 months. The publication of the research was put on a fast track by the New England Journal of Medicine following this fall's serious influenza vaccine shortages. Among the other study findings: ...

UK scientist and children's author wins EMBO Award for Communications 2004

...es revisions from teachers, students and community workers who have been working with the book. You, Me and HIV will be available from January 2005 and thanks to funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will reach 100,000 more children and educators in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2001 Frances ...

New Royal Society journal studies

...social insects. Theory paradoxically predicts that workers prefer to produce sons in colonies headed by a onc...d genetic method, we evaluated the fate of eggs by workers in colonies of a paper wasp. Our results showed that the workers produced eggs according to the theo...

Computer models to simulate hypothetical outbreak of avian flu

...ll provide a tool that policymakers, public health workers and researchers can use to test intervention strategies should such an outbreak emerge." The flu project is part of a national effort, called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), to develop computational models of the interactions be...

Multidrug-resitant bacteria found to be airborne in concentrated swine operation

...tion in the United States. The researchers believe workers at concentrated animal feeding operations are at g...o antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, the same workers may also become reservoirs of drug-resistant bacteria that can be spread to family and the broader c...

New tuberculosis antibiotic may shorten treatment time, fight drug-resistant strains

...osis medicines, the WHO recommends that healthcare workers directly observe patients taking their medications, a practice called "DOTS," for "Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course." "This system is very effective but puts undue strain to the healthcare system. A shorter TB drug regimen will radically imp...

15 million cancer research coup

...nti-cancer drugs and advise on exposure limits for workers in various industries. This group provides a focus for attracting further scientists of the highest international repute to Wales."...

INEEL-designed system assists army with chemical weapon destruction

...ects the environment, and the health and safety of workers and the public. The INEEL-designed and -fabricated Munitions Assessment System is a one-of-a-kind, series of stainless steel vapor confinement and support modules that assists the Army with the assessment of the chemical warfare materiel, some of wh...

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