Tag: "waste" at medical news
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...vironmental benefits as the process generates less waste
and significantly reduces energy needed to produce para-xylene. Jeevan S. Abichandani, Ph.D., is the Research and Development Manager at Univation, an ExxonMobil joint venture. He received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of P...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
... the doctor often are short and anything that is a waste
of time takes away from getting to what the patient needs. The psychologists and physicians who conducted the investigation began the research believing that self-disclosure was an effective way to encourage patients to say more about what really t...
International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability
... spaces, creating jobs in sustainable-development, waste
disposal, etc. The case studies can also include initiatives that were not successful in reaching their goals in part so that the lessons learned can be conveyed to a wider audience. City-wide environmental or sustainable-development master-plan...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...nts in the kidney that are important for filtering waste
from the blood in these animals were severely impaired and we linked this to sialic acid deficiency. This outcome demonstrates the significance of the ability of the body to synthesize sialic acid for kidney development and function. NHGRI Clinica...
Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...nserve natural resources, minimize the quantity of waste
generated and support the ecological sustainability of the food system the process of food production, transformation, distribution, access and consumption. Additional research articles in the June Journal of the American Dietetic Association incl...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...ly conduits to deliver oxygen and remove metabolic waste
products," notes Friedlander. "In addition, blood vessels produce molecules and actions which have profound paracrine effects on the neighboring tissue." This rescue effect opens the door to using adult stem cell therapy to treat additional types o...
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...hways to dismantle and excrete nitrogen-containing waste
can lower the dangerously high levels of blood ammonia, called hyperammonemia. The 299 people in the study experienced 1,181 episodes of hyperammonemia during the study period. Those who received the drug therapy had an overall survival rate of 73 ...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...fense, homeland security, fire and rescue, nuclear waste
monitoring, and scientific exploration. Michael J. Heller and Geert Schmid-Schnbein, professors of Bioengineering, for a project titled, "Protease Detection System for the Inflammatory Response and Disease Diagnostics."The team is proposing a ...
Correlation between bile duct obstruction and ductal cancer found
...e liver that contains cholesterol, bile salts, and waste
products) from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. Bile duct obstruction has long been known to be present in both malignant and nonmalignant liver disease (jaundice, for example), but before the study by Dr. Sirica and his colleagues t...
Why GNEP can't jump to the future
...cling of reactor spent fuel will solve the nuclear waste
disposal problem, a small fraction is likely to be...ming from the GNEP program, particularly regarding waste
volumes, site specific impacts, regulatory requirements and life-cycle costs." Or as Alvarez has ...
CO2 storage in coal can be predicted better
...ighly suitable for filtering carbon dioxide out of waste
gasses and storing it. The Enhanced Coalbed Met...e patterns of cracks. He also did experiments with waste
gas and pure CO2 to determine the uptake capacity of single and multi-component gasses. In both wet ...
Sustainability of energy, food and water theme of ACS national meeting
...ctricity, the biogas produced from one ton of food waste
is enough to power 10 homes in the United States p...may help reduce toxicity of chromium in industrial waste
Sugar shows promise in lab studies as a environmentally-friendly, economical alternative for reduc...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 28, 2007
...ble vegetables, fruits, common plants, and natural waste
products for a selection of standard organic chemical reactions of commercial significance could prove to be a very valuable economic endeavor, the report notes. It may well offer new opportunities to expand the role of natural products as sustainabl...
Over 50s have the highest carbon footprint in the UK
... identified barriers related to energy, travel and waste
which prevented them from following a low carbon l...oduction of a German style packaging and packaging waste
tax to encourage manufacturers to reduce the amount of packaging. ...
PhD researcher develops inexpensive, sustainable production method in just 2 years
...nd separation processes, does not produce chemical waste
and uses much less energy. After just two years of... for Parkinson's disease. In doing so, no chemical waste
was produced nor harmful solvents used, and the process required 75 percent less energy than is norm...
Drug prescribed for migraines and seizures increases risk of kidney stones
...idneys from substances excreted in the urine. When waste
materials in urine do not dissolve completely, microscopic particles begin to form and, over time, grow into kidney stones. Before this study, the rate of kidney-stone formation with topiramate was reported as 1.5 percent. The low incidence rate ma...
Global warming and your health
...ironment, photosynthesize, and release oxygen as a waste
product, which is essential for animal life. Similarly, with water, a healthy ecosystem such as a forest or wetland can filter a lot of toxins out of water and provide us with clean drinking water. Water supplies and water quality are already major...
Campaigns on young people's weight miss point, says research
...me to create campaigns or their efforts could be a waste
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...s (in ALS), which depends upon whether these toxic waste
products get dumped in the frontal and temporal lo...ns of the brain and spinal cord and act like toxic waste
dumps that become progressively more widespread and toxic. Many misfolded disease proteins have been...
Chemical found in curry may help immune system clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's disease
...hat travel through the brain and body, gobbling up waste
products, including amyloid beta. The team tre...atients showed improved uptake or ingestion of the waste
product compared to the patients' macrophages not treated with curcumin. Macrophages from the health...
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