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ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...ween Greenland and Ellesmere Island in the extreme north of Canada, and help steer the expedition to safer ice conditions modifying their route to shore further to the east. "I noticed in satellite radar images that the Arctic Arc expedition was heading straight into very difficult and dangerous ice con...

Scientists and polar explorers brave the elements in support of CryoSat-2

...ng marine and land ice thicknesses over the entire north and south polar regions, and in doing so will help address key questions regarding the impact of climate change on the polar environment. The mission is a technical tour-de-force if you take a step back and consider that the satellite will be travell...

DOE commits $27.5M for uranium contaminant transport field studies

...ed near the southern boundary of the Hanford Site, north of Richland. PNNL Project Manager John Zachara says the field study at Hanford is perfectly suited for closely examining the processes controlling uranium migration in a complex subsurface environment. "It brings to bear the best science availabl...

Sex and prenatal hormone exposure affect cognitive performance, Yerkes scientists find

...n said men, when finding a location, generally use north and south as well as distance estimates whereas women prefer physical cues such as street names, signs and buildings. Herman and her collaborator Kim Wallen, PhD, believe a better understanding of how spatial memory develops in healthy women and men ...

IceSAR campaign provides glimpse of future Sentinel-1 images over ice

...way and realising excellent results in the extreme north of Europe in support of ESA's Sentinel-1 mission - which amongst other application areas will contribute to ice monitoring. Carrying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), the images that Sentinel-1 will provide are particularly well suited for applicat...

Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas

...ew Orleans and hospitals and health centers on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain and in Baton Rouge escaped flooding and lost no medical records. Ochsner set up a command center at the Baton Rouge facility. From there, Ochsner doctors could access all electronic medical records, which helped patient...

Telemedicine robots help improve health

...ots which will be deployed in selected central and north Queensland hospitals, as well as employment of a Senior Research Officer to manage the project at the Centre for Online Health. Senior Research Fellow Dr Anthony Smith said the new robots would enable the Centre to build on the successful trial co...

Living close to heavy industry may increase risk of lung cancer

... healthy women matched for age and sex in Teeside, north east England. Rates of lung cancer among women are high in this particular area of England, where heavy industry expanded rapidly throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and where poverty and deprivation are common. By 1945, Billingham...

Arctic summer ice anomaly shocks scientists

...tish Isles in the Arctic's perennial sea ice pack north of Svalbard, and extending into the Russian Arctic all the way to the North Pole. Observing data from Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument and the AMSR-E instrument aboard the EOS Aqua satellite, scientists were able to dete...

MRI on the cheap and on the go

... the nuclei act as if they were bar magnets with a north and south pole. When exposed to an external magnetic field, these spinning "bar magnets" attempt to align their axes along the lines of magnetic force. Since the alignment is not exact, the result is a wobbling rotation, or "precession," that's uni...

Injured, ill children treated at U.S. military hospital in Iraq

...r Force Theater Hospital is approximately 40 miles north of Baghdad and consists of a series of tents with concrete floors, linked by a corridor. The facility has a staff of 420 and can accommodate up to 24 intensive care unit beds and 80 additional beds; up to six surgeries can be performed at once. "Ou...

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children for two years from birth

...he analysis covers patients at one health trust in north west England , which used to provide vitamin D supplements. During the period under study, they identified 14 cases of vitamin D deficiency, 12 of which were diagnosed between 2000 and 2005. Virtually all those affected were of Asian ethnicity, and...

Why are so many people dying on Everest?

...oedema (HAPE). This year, the author was on the north side of Everest as the doctor on the Everestmax expedition (www.everestmax.com) and was shocked by both the amount of altitude related illness and the relative lack of knowledge among people attempting Everest. He writes: "On our summit attempt we ...

Multiple Sclerosis in genetically susceptible twins is augmented by the northern environment

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator significantly increases risk of dev... Southern California found that people born in the north tended to come to physicians for diagnosis slightly earlier than those born farther south, and that ...

MRSA is a global health problem

...arts of the world, including Europe, the Americas, north Africa, the middle east, and east Asia, state the authors of a Review published online today by The Lancet (Wednesday June 21, 2006). MRSA rates have been increasing worldwide over the past decades write Hajo Grundman (National Institute for Public ...

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

... and colleagues found that in the remote malarious north western border area, early detection of malaria by trained village volunteers using rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with a combination of malaria drugs (mefloquine-artesunate) reduced illness and deaths from multidrug-resistant falciparum malari...

Rare form of Alzheimer's disease found in Camelford resident

...sulting in 20,000 residents across a large area of north Cornwall being exposed to levels of aluminium around 500 to 3000 times the acceptable limit, as defined by the European Union. The incident is the subject of an ongoing government inquiry. The findings, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neu...

HIV infection rates down one-third in south India, University of Toronto study

...hey do. The not-so-good news is that trends in the north remain uncertain and poorly studied." More than fi...exually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in the north and south from 2000 to 2004. Lead author Professor Rajesh Kumar at the Postgraduate Institute of Med...

UC Berkeley study finds in utero arsenic exposure tied to lung disease and cancer in adults

...icularly prevalent in Region II, a province in the north of Chile and one of the driest places on earth. In 1958, the cities there of Antofagasta and neighboring Mejillones tapped into arsenic-laden rivers to supply their growing populations with water. For the next 13 years, until an expensive arsenic rem...

Global program to eliminate elephantiasis has early success in Egypt

...ction rates during the MDA program in two villages north of Cairo and two villages south of Cairo. Each village has a population of 3,000 to 5,000. The tests revealed sharply declining infection rates over the course of the MDA program. For example, tests of first graders for an antibody that reveals pri...

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