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New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks
...of doctors, nurses, and other emergency department workers
at more than a dozen institutions. Like dedicated trauma teams, the sepsis teams will focus all their attention on one patient at a time and will follow a scripted protocol to stabilize, diagnose, and treat sepsis. The protocol includes a sequence...
Resistance to chemotherapy in lung cancer, optimizing flu vaccination strategies
...t risk of dying from influenza, and to health-care workers
who are likely come into contact with flu patients...f generally marginalized populations," such as sex workers
and drug users. "Attention to these challenges, rather than the mythical generalised developmental ...
Giant insects might reign if only there was more oxygen in the air
...When the creature was discovered the next day, lab workers
thought it had drowned. But when they removed its apparently lifeless little body from the water, they were surprised to see it crawl away. Tracheae grow disproportionately This experiment was designed to find out: how much room the trache...
Prescription pain medication abuse on surprising increase, with unexpected geographic distribution
...a wake-up call to physicians and other health care workers
everywhere in the country. "Clinicians need to be aware of the level of abuse in their area and moderate their vigilance accordingly," Moric said. If PPM abuse is identified in a particular area, a multifaceted response should be implemented, he sa...
Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack
...containment of victims and vaccination of hospital workers
and close contacts would be sufficient to thwart an epidemic, according to lead author Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., a world leader in using mathematical and statistical methods to study the natural course of infectious diseases. "We found that a well-p...
Genetic disorder linked to rapid lung function decline in some World Trade Center rescue workers
...cians (ACCP), shows that World Trade Center rescue workers
deficient in the A1AT protein who were exposed to ...pid decline in lung function compared with exposed workers
with normal levels of protein. A1AT deficiency alters the ability of the lungs and liver to control ...
Sweet yet sophisticated: Honey bee genome lends insight into sociality, sensation and sex
... become sexually mature only after being chosen by workers
from the previous generation to perpetually receiv...ies of csd ) develop into males that are eaten by workers
after they hatch. Because the homozygotes do not survive to reproductive age, csd was theoretica...
Einstein researchers demonstrate a novel approach to treating AIDS
...or people newly exposed to HIV, such as healthcare workers
with needlestick injuries. "Studies show that giving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to people within 24 hours of exposure to HIV can prevent infection from developing," he says. "But if several days have passed, the virus is able to inf...
Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers
...ely to develop four different types of cancer than workers
in other fields. Their findings suggest that the protective equipment firefighters have used in the past didn't do a good job in protecting them against cancer-causing agents they encounter in their profession, the researchers say. The researcher...
What's the difference between mice and men?
...istles on the thorax and one with four rows, these workers
homed in on a short part of the control region of one particular gene that appeared to be different. By swapping the bit around, they could turn a two rows fly into a four rows fly. These results show that slight changes in the control regions of g...
Brain, behavior may have changed as social insect colonies evolved
...ge plays an important role in task performance and workers
that leave the nest to forage generally have bette... jobs as they age. In such highly social species, workers
that leave the nest to forage generally have better-developed brains. "It seems pretty clear tha...
Science study explains polio's tenacious grip in India
...ple, where violent conflicts are occurring, health workers
must wait for negotiated cease-fires, called "days of tranquility," to reach children for vaccination....
20 Years of Malaria Research: Outcomes and Perspectives
...ocratic Karen Buddhist Army, targeting foreign aid workers
in an attempt to force the refugees to return to Burma. During the attack, Professor Nosten and his colleague Rose McGready had been forced to hide in the jungle. Now, Professor Nosten is assisted in his work by Thai nationals from the region, inclu...
Invasive ants territorial when neighbors are not kin
...derable numbers of workers. Thomas collected dead workers
along small sections of the borders weekly. She e...ges north of San Diego, killed at least 15 million workers
over the six month study. However, ants did not fight when placed with ants from a distant location...
Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs?
... in the species. But in others, like the honeybee, workers
"police" each other killing eggs laid by workers
or confronting egg-laying workers. In 1964 the English biologist William Hamilton put forward his...
Rensselaer licenses microscope technology to Thorlabs
...nsfer and New Ventures at Rensselaer. Laboratory workers
have benefited greatly from automated microscopes that can outperform even the most skilled human operators. These systems can capture information that can be difficult or tedious for humans, such as tracking moving organisms or processing large numb...
Bungee-powered backpack can lighten your load, University of Pennsylvania researcher says
...e backpack was created with soldiers and emergency workers
in mind and could prevent the sort of muscle and joint injuries associated with running while carrying heavy items. The Penn researchers also point out that the backpack will also benefit schoolchildren, since heavy book bags have been linked to mus...
Deaths of severely malnourished children: identifying those most at risk
...e most likely to die. This should help health care workers
focus their attentions on those who are most at risk. The international group of researchers work in a hospital in Kilifi District Hospital in Kenya, where 920 children were admitted with severe malnutrition between Septemb er 2000 and June 2002. A...
Avian flu virus unlikely to spread through water systems
...feces passing through the plant could infect plant workers
and spread elsewhere through drinking water. "You have some 50,000 treatment plants in the U.S., and all these operators that run the plants were concerned that if there were an influenza outbreak and everyone were sick, is it going to come into the ...
Research advances on nanotech workplace health and safety
and investors alike are being challenged by the uncertainties surrounding nanotechnology workplace safety. These uncertainties include lack of sound, scientific information on occupational risks, poorly determined perceptual risks, and hesitancy over...
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