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Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe

...me after repeated or prolonged heating cycles. And heat has become a growing factor as technological advan...as meant a corresponding increase in the amount of heat they generate. And computers aren't the only devices that generate heat. "Even the circuitry in your...

Scientists develop malaria forecasting tool to predict disease risk

... shortly after a season of good rainfall when the heat and humidity allow mosquito populations to thrive. By using a number of climate models, we were able to compose weather predictions for such countries, which could then be used to calculate the severity of an epidemic, months before its occurrence."...

Children with severe epilepsy need special precautions at home to prevent accidents

...ts should be prevented with shields for sources of heat and children should never be left alone when bathing. Beyond these precautions, the details of reasonable restrictions should be adapted to the individual child."...

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

...ield, the nanoparticles would cool down and remove heat from the capsules. The capsules would then wrinkle and release the drug....

Space suit technology can protect workers from heatstroke

...s." In Europe alone, the inability to shed excess heat and moisture through clothing results each year in.... Even more common, but less serious, are cases of heat stress. This affects an estimated 50 000 workers each year and increases the risk of injury at work ...

CPSC cites NIST research in Mattress Safety Advance

...heir product is subjected to open flames, the peak heat release rate does not exceed 200 kilowatts (kW) and the total heat release does not exceed 15 mega joules (MJ) in the first 10 minutes of the test. This heat release r...

Researchers make recommendations for reducing health risks at the Hajj

...ber of health risks including infectious diseases, heat exhaustion, and injury from accidents. In their Review Ziad Memish (King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and colleagues make health recommendations for prospective pilgrims. The authors state that international collaboration, thr...

Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor

...n-sensing neurons and leads to hypersensitivity to heat or touch. Mice lacking the TRPA1 channel had a normal ability to sense extreme cold and noxious sound, evidence against the suggestions of earlier studies that the channels might also play important roles in cold sensitivity or hearing, they found. "...

Envisat making first direct measurements of ocean surface velocities

...n with wind and waves, and through the transfer of heat influence the weather. Their dynamic range in the ...s such as air-sea interaction processes, including heat fluxes transfers and current circulation." Harald Johnsen of Norwegian company NORUT IT explained h...

New scientific review shows vegetarian diets cause major weight loss

...dly enter the cells of the body to be converted to heat rather than to fat. Earlier this month, a team of researchers led by Tim Key of Oxford University found that meat-eaters who switched to a plant-based diet gained less weight over a period of five years. Papers reviewed by Drs. Berkow and Barnard i...

Researchers identify potential targets for new pain therapies

...the gene. Knockout mice withdrew their paws from a heat source or mechanical stimulus more quickly than th...ntensely, but their thresholds for withdrawal from heat and touch are much lower than their brothers and sisters that are genetically normal." Potassium cha...

Free-electron laser targets fat

...or the first time, that a laser can preferentially heat lipid-rich tissues, or fat, in the body without harming the overlying skin. Laser therapies based on the new research could treat a variety of health conditions, including severe acne, atherosclerotic plaque, and unwanted cellulite. The result will b...

Injuries from lawn mowing increase nationwide

...y in good weather conditions--avoid mowing in high heat Do not use riding mower on steep hills or embankments Do not carry passengers on riding mowers or tow passengers behind the mower Do not allow children under the age of 16 to operate riding mower Store lawn mowers in area with minimal traffic and...

NYU, Austrian researchers create non-invasive imaging method with advantages over conventional MRI

...on. However, the rf pulses of MRI machines deposit heat in patients and medical staff, though safety regulations that limit energy deposition have long been established. Jerschow and Mller have devised a low-energy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique that does not require external rf-irradiation....

FDG-PET accurate for evaluating lung tumor destruction from radiofrequency ablation

...on after radiofrequency ablation (RFA)--the use of heat to destroy tumors--for the treatment of lung tumors and may provide more valuable information than CT alone, according to a new study. For the study, researchers assessed 10 tumors in 10 patients who had lung tumors treated with CT-guided RFA and had...

Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, May 2006

...ercise-induced asthma. Denver researchers tested a heat exchanger mask that warms and humidifies inspired ...ile breathing cold air through a placebo or active heat exchanger mask. The second group of five patients each performed three treadmill exercise tests whil...

New survey reveals top summer health concerns

... teen's health during the summer months. Notably, heat exhaustion is the top health concern for 35 percent of parents and 75 percent will insist that their young teens wear sunscreen to ensure their child has a safe and healthy summer. In addition, almost 30 percent of parents believe it is extremely or...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...ency lighting, air conditioners, boilers and waste heat recovery systems for commercial and public buildings, industrial plants and other facilities. Project costs (and profits) can be provided to energy service companies (ESCOs), which design and implement energy conservation projects, or participating b...

Neuroendocrinology Congress June 1922 to report new research on brain, hormones, behavior

...he male reproductive hormone when they are in the heat of competition, making even greater amounts when they win, according to Portuguese research in female soccer players, the first known study of its kind in women. Meanwhile, Canadian researchers, who studied a hockey team for an entire season, will re...

Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more

...injuries and splashes with body fluids, along with heat stress and dehydration. The researchers concluded that the variation in how bodies were handled was due to a lack of national or local planning, along with a lack of practical guidelines. There was little coordination of all of the different organiz...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, ... even further global reachesincluding Hawaiian coral reefs and the ... , A review in the scientific journal PLOS ... the fungi of the genus Malassezia in ... datasets from around the world. , University of Hawai,i ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Mller the Fram Strait is a key region in the ... between Greenland and Svalbard warm Atlantic water flows to the ... cold Arctic water masses and sea ice push their way ... portion of the Atlantic water cools here on its way ... of the water caused in this manner drives the global ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed ... 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom ... chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. , ... research faculty from Louisiana Tech,s biomedical engineering ... filament extruders that can make medical-quality 3D ...
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