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Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day

...d went to work instead. The remainder were left in vehicles by childcare providers or drivers....

Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground

...equire 400 people with up to 50 small and 15 large vehicles working with up to 600,000 geophones, and carrying... information that help determine accessibility for vehicles and people. Also, surface vegetation detected in this imagery may indicate sediment-buried water cha...

Hands-on or hands-free, using a cell phone while driving is not safe, researchers find

...e use. The debate surrounding new technologies in vehicles has indicated a substantial need for a better technical basis to support public policy. This, coupled with a recent surge of research in this area, motivated the special section of Human Factors (Volume 46, Number 4, Winter 2004). The eight driver d...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...used in everything from tennis rackets and armored vehicles to biomedical implants. (Details below) "For the v...cation, potentially enabling civilian and military vehicles of significantly reduced weight (and therefore higher fuel efficiency and/or transportability) witho...

Hong Kong think tank calls for pollution standards

...oal for energy, emissions from gasoline and diesel vehicles and the burning of other organic material such as vegetation and trash. "By far the highest levels in the region were found in Guangdong where measurement sites showed levels of particulates as high as four times the U.S. National Ambient Air Quality...

Engineered stem cells can home in on tumors and deliver drug payload in mice

... payload. They found that the MSC cellular vehicles readily grafted themselves into the tumor stroma and proliferated. The cells also delivered its drug over a long period of time, significantly improving survival of the mice. Specifically, mice whose breast cancer was treated with MSC survived 60 day...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2004 (first issue)

...d excessive sleepiness among drivers of commercial vehicles in their country. The investigators measured excessive sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing and assessed accident risk factors in 2,342 respondents who were Australian commercial truck drivers. In addition, another 161 from a group of selected...

Promise of stem cells amplified

...enetic engineering to turn the cells into delivery vehicles for therapeutic agents. They inserted the gene for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). This substance, secreted by the implanted stem cells, is like kryptonite to the hazardous tumor cells. The scientists studied the mos...

Mayo Clinic finds effective treatment with minimal side effects for non-renal lupus

...n global assessment scores, subjective measurement vehicles indicating how patients are doing overall, also improved. Next steps for mycophenolate mofetil research at Mayo Clinic, indicates Dr. Moder, may include studies combining this drug with other medications. ...

Biotech breakthrough in islet cell replacement for type 1 diabetes

... cure of diabetes through the development of novel vehicles for the transplantation of insulin-secreting cells, and of powerful new imaging modalities capable of monitoring cell fate and function," Kaufman said. Richard Insel, executive vice president of research for JDRF, said: "We are delighted to be suppo...

Novel 'delivery' method for nutrients wins Kaye Innovation Award for Hebrew university students

...al chemicals, thereby creating microemulsions. The vehicles are built using complex formulations involving emu...f Jerusalem stress that their specially formulated vehicles can successfully entrap and transport nutrients dissolved in nanodroplets or liquid-crystals that ar...

Researchers define mechanism that enables stem cells to track migrating brain tumor cells

...e use of neural stem cells as therapeutic delivery vehicles has offered encouraging results in pre-clinical models," said Keith L. Black, MD, director of the Institute and of Cedars-Sinai's Division of Neurosurgery and the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program. "It is exciting to begin to identify and describe th...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (second issue)

...A study of tiny airborne particulate matter in the vehicles of nine healthy, young, non-smoking male North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers as they each worked four 3 p.m. to midnight shifts showed that pollutants could cause pathophysiologic changes in the officers that involved inflammation, coagulati...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2004 class of inventors

...ion of precise positioning data for rapidly moving vehicles ranging from cars to missiles. Getting also made significant contributions to the early development of radar and Projects Mercury and Gemini. Parkinson created and ran the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office from 1972-78. As the program's first manag...

U.S. push for diesel poses risk to public health, scientists say

...turers advocate widespread diesel use in passenger vehicles as a strategy for reducing the production of so-ca.... But according to a new study, replacing gasoline vehicles in the United States with diesel vehicles - equipped even with the most modern pollution controls - ...

One dose of 'designer' gene therapy may target specific body area

...developing systematically injectable gene transfer vehicles is important for a number of potential cardiovascu...ossible using cell-specific peptides to modify AAV vehicles for systemic gene delivery. Researchers modified the virus with two new peptides, or small proteins,...

Silver cars are safest

...cantly increased risk of a serious injury in brown vehicles and the risks for black and green cars were also raised. The risk of a serious injury in yellow, grey, red, and blue cars was not significantly different from that in white cars. Some limitations mean that the extent to which these results are applic...

Small and deadly

...n relies on the 405 alone to funnel nearly 100,000 vehicles through the region every day. "It may sound a little odd, since we live in one of the smog capitals of the country, but the lack of conclusive information to link ambient vehicular air pollution to cardio-respiratory disease is a critical gap in our...

NIH convenes Consensus Development Conference on Total Knee Replacement

...as parking is virtually non-existent. Inaddition, vehicles as well as personal belongings aresubject to search upon entrance to campus and/orfacilities. Please visit http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm for completeinformation about security procedures....

New emergency department program 'fights' firearm-carrying youths

...ary care physician. "Firearms are second to motor vehicles as a leading cause of death among U.S. children between the ages of 15 and 19," said Gregory Luke Larkin, MD, MSPH, from the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center at Parkland Memorial ...

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