Tag: "flame" at medical news
Obesity and environmental chemicals -- New research probes potential link
...gating whether the increasing ubiquity of chemical flame
retardants found in foam furniture, carpeting, mic...vide support for interdisciplinary research. The flame
retardants, called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been produced since the 1960s; theyr...
Computer scientist reveals the math and science behind blockbuster movies
...alling water drop, rising smoke wisp or flickering flame
to weave realism into CG images. Fedkiw received screen credits for his work on Poseidon, on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for the liquid terminator and the nuclear explosions and on Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith for explosions i...
CPSC cites NIST research in Mattress Safety Advance
... burn more slowly when put in contact with an open flame
than many current products. The standard was developed with assistance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Slower mattress burning rates should reduce the possibility of flashover, the point at which the entire contents of...
New focus on medical professionalism needed to improve public health
...ous consequences. This dimming of the profession's flame
will be welcomed by critics of professional power. But the endemic demoralisation of doctors today is creating a cold front of danger that threatens the public's health."...
UVa scientists discover new type of nerve cell that could be target for drugs to ease pain
...We all know that if you put your hand over an open flame
it's very painful. What you may not know is that, for some people, just lying under a blanket is painful as well. They have neuropathic pain--annoying, chronic pain that comes from a diseased nerve cell rather than a specific stimulus. Feeling phanto...
Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans
Household dust is the main route of exposure to flame
retardants for people from toddlers to adults fo...own about the specific toxic effects of brominated flame
retardants, but some researchers say that the increasing presence of the compounds in human tissue i...