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OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior

...verge on this system," Grandy said. "It's like all roads lead to Rome. The D2 system still seems to be very important in terms of psychosis and amphetamine-mediated disorders." To create dopamine supersensitivity in animal models, researchers used mice bred to lack the D2 gene as well as rats treated with ...

Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise

...llite images provide up-to-date maps of buildings, roads and railways for planning responses to a disaster and carrying out rapid damage assessment. The EURATECH 2005 exercise begins on 10 April, with the two-day simulated disaster officially commencing on the morning of 12 April. Part of the aim of EURAT...

Counting the human cost of international trade

...ry year in Africa 200,000 people are killed on the roads and millions seriously injured. Some of these deaths are attributable to the activities of international development companies, such as the Commonwealth Development Corporation, now owned by the Department for International Development of the UK gov...

Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth

...mation sources provided data on traffic volumes on roads in question for the years from 1960 to 2002 and tail-pipe emissions, including measurements from tunnels and tests on individual vehicles. A geographic model was used to reconstruct historic traffic PAHs, using measurements of benzo[a]pyrene, a known...

Street-level London air pollution warnings coming via mobile phones

...its distribution drops off steeply away from major roads or other sources because it mixes vertically as we... well the way pollution can concentrate near major roads and follows traffic patterns, and it demonstrates what we expect will become a routine type of urban...

New UC study shows 'stop and go' traffic increases infant wheezing

...stop and go" traffic, and areas unexposed to major roads or bus routes. A "stop and go" traffic area was defined as being within 100 meters (about 100 yards) of a bus or state route with a posted speed limit of 50 mph or less. Research showed that infants living within 100 meters of "stop and go" traffic w...

Researchers link childhood asthma to exposure to traffic-related pollution

...s and trucks traveling on freeways and other large roads may be a bigger source of pollutants that matter for asthma than traffic on smaller roads," Gauderman says. Scientists also find it difficult to get good data on traffic on smaller streets, which may make it harder to find associations between asthma...

Air pollution found to pose greater danger to health than earlier thought

...tighter, but there are more trucks and cars on the roads and people are driving farther. This study may cause us to reflect on how we use our cars, what cars we drive and whether we can do anything to make tailpipe emissions from all vehicles less harmful to health."...

Simulator can help stroke patients drive again

...because it can be unsafe. Healthy drivers find the roads dangerous enough." In 2003, Dr. Akinwuntan and his...ach tested a different skill level. "Rural, small roads have less traffic and test basic skills," he says. "The urban setting has more traffic and can test ...

Road deaths almost 400 times greater than those from international terrorism

...n. In 2001 as many people died every 26 days on US roads as died in the terrorist bombings of 9/11, the study shows. The authors compared the number of deaths from international terrorism and car crashes in the 29 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) between ...

Study indicates speed cameras could curb US road deaths

... detecting and deterring high travel speeds on the roads have barely been used in the US. But in other countries, notably the UK, Australia and France, they have had a major impact on reducing road death tolls. In the UK, for example, the installation of speed cameras, roundabouts (traffic circles) and oth...

Children living near major roads face higher asthma risk

...ds) away. Higher traffic volumes on the different roads were also related to increased rates of asthma. "These findings are consistent with an emerging body of evidence that local traffic around homes and schools may be causing an increase in asthma," says lead author Rob McConnell, M.D., professor of pr...

Extending the reach of disaster relief from fire to flood

...ork in remote areas and dangerous situations where roads or bridges can be destroyed. Command and operational communications were supported from a local command centre to a provincial command centre located several hundred kilometres away. These centres mapped the progress of the disaster and provided up...

Telemedicine solutions to optimise healthcare

...dred kilometres away, the winters are hard and the roads can be bad." But saving patients the inconvenience of travelling to hospital for routine consultations, when physical check ups with a specialist are unnecessary, is not the only advantage. Because their general practitioner is present during the vid...

Politics weighs in: Obesity dominates in the former Soviet bloc

...ators, high-fat food, city life, cars, gas prices, roads and governmental policies. "Women appear to be more susceptible to the environmental factors," Rabin says. "We need to conduct some gender-specific studies to figure out exactly what's going on." Government policy variables such as the amount of bu...

Injury rates on England's roads remain high

The number of serious injuries on England's roads is much higher than Government figures suggest, sa...ber of serious injuries and deaths on the nation's roads by 2010, (compared with a starting point - baseline - of the 1994-8 average figures). The target fo...

Humanitarian response urgently needed to address Lebanese health crisis

...sistance are the old, sick, and injured. Damage to roads and bridges in Lebanon has hindered delivery of aid, while severe shortages of safe drinking water, food, fuel, and medical supplies have been reported all over south Lebanon. The Lancet believes a humanitarian response, parallel to but separate f...

UCSD researchers create roadmap to integrin activation

...a map, this study now enables us to see other back roads that lead to the destination," said Ginsberg. Talin is also critical for activation of related integrins, such as those on white blood cells. In these cells, activation of integrins is a critical step in the sticking and migration of white blood ce...

Sticky proteins provide new insight into drug action

...sults. "It's like how can 100 cars drive down four roads and end up in 100 different places," Dr. Lambert says. But it's a timely piece as science moves toward designer drugs, including some that could actually target G proteins directly, bypassing intermediary receptors, with the hope of getting a more ...

'Stranger danger' threat and lack of green spaces put kids off walking

...of children felt that heavy traffic made the local roads dangerous. Furthermore, this view did not deter children from walking. More of those who were classified as high walkers perceived the neighbourhood to be full of traffic. Almost two thirds of children and over three quarters of parents expresse...

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