Tag: "transit" at medical news

Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface

...a bomber's clothes orthe doors of a truck) in mass transit and airport settings. Called Surface Laser Photofragmentation-Fragment DetectionSpectroscopy (SLP-FD), the laser system breaks up molecules on asurface and creates fragments of nitric oxide (NO), which is presentat various levels in different explo...

NYU medical experts analyze subway injuries

...thority reports that 7 million passengers ride the transit system daily, there is no publicly available record of such tragedies. NYU School of Medicine trauma specialists, who conducted the survey at Bellevue Hospital Center, explored who is most at risk for severe subway injuries, why accidents occur, and ...

Large prospective study examines colon cancer risk in women

...cise has been shown to accelerate gastrointestinal transit time, upregulate immune function, and alter the production of prostaglandins and insulin, experts have theorized that it might also inhibit colon cancer. Over forty epidemiologic studies have examined the association with varying results. Many observ...

Mailman school researchers studying link between obesity and the urban environment

...dents goes down. Again, it is thought that public transit allows residents to be private automobile independent and promotes walking. With Americans in the grip of an obesity epidemic since 1975, Dr. Rundle hopes his research findings will bring a discussion of health to urban planning decisions in New York...

Doctors must debate hospital closures

...irths, but emergencies inevitably occur, requiring transit to the nearest consultant led facility. If conside.... We need clearer guidance on issues such as safe transit times for paediatric and obstetric emergencies, and we need more creative thinking on shared site wo...

Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss

... a new survey of noise levels of the New York City transit system, researchers at Columbia University's Mailm...re to decibel levels measured in the New York City transit system per day has the potential to result in hearing loss. The findings have just been published i...

Park your car and walk to store, school, work

...nd bike use. Transportation: Sidewalks and mass transit support physical activity because they get people ...terns: People are more likely to bike or take mass transit to work when they see other people doing the same thing. Brennan Ramirez says the findings tha...

HPV infection linked to throat cancers

...both fellatio and cunnilingus, is the main mode of transit for oral HPV infection, the investigators say, although mouth-to-mouth transmission remains possible and was not ruled out by the current study. HPVs also can be transmitted by skin contact and are found in the mucus of the genital tract, and in ...

Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women

...atment period. The endpoints were gastrointestinal transit and bowel function. Patients who received linaclot...on of ascending colon emptying and overall colonic transit as well as a significant improvement in stool consistency, stool frequency, ease of passage and time...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard ... will be commercialized by a newly formed private ... and personalized medicine products. The announcement ... of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate ... automated human Organs-on-Chips platform. , "This is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can ... in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is ... ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it ... is activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome ... nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range ... the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus ... The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani , "is named ... to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic and Oriental ... the new mayfly in the Journal of Insect Science ...
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