Navigation Links
College students work to sterilize air, kill pathogens on buses
Date:4/27/2012

terial colonies," Spinella said. "That was even less than what you would see in outside air, and much less than in a bus without our system installed."

Team members have filed for a patent on FluProof and hope to commercialize it. In the meantime, METRO will keep tabs on their progress.

"When the opportunity arose to partner with Rice University and the students, we said, 'We're on board,'" said Andrew Skabowski, senior vice president of service delivery for Houston METRO. "We've been a facilitator, more than anything. All the engineering work was done by the students, and they were excellent. They worked very hard.

"We want to do anything we can do to improve the environment within a bus for our passengers," he said. "Cost and reliability are important factors to us, but we'll take a serious look at whatever they come up with."

After local media reported on the CityBusters project last fall, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services took issue with the finding that bus routes are a risk factor for tuberculosis transmission, as detailed in the HTI study, and issued this statement: "Tuberculosis transmission has never been associated with public transportation. Transmission of TB is most common among family members and other close associates; casual, irregular contact in a hallway or a bus is very unlikely to cause infection." The statement noted UV light from sunlight is an effective disinfectant on buses during daylight hours, and that typical public transportation has good mechanical ventilation and frequent door openings. Despite their reservations, city officials also value the work Rice students are doing.

"The Houston Department of Health and Human Services always appreciates the contributions of the academic community in preventing the transmission of communicable disease," said Kathy Barton, chief of public affairs for the department. "The CityBusters initiative is worthy of further investigation, part
'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract
2. Better beer: College team creating anticancer brew
3. College students find comfort in their pets during hard times
4. Texas College Police Unit Deploys BIO-key(R) Mobile Data System
5. High school students paper published in prestigious college math journal
6. NYU College of Dentistry awarded $1.9 million NIH grant for HIV research
7. Empire State Stem Cell Board awards $12.7 million to Albert Einstein College of Medicine
8. Imperial College London and NTU collaborate to offer joint Ph.D. programs in engineering and science
9. Boston College chemistry professor Udayan Mohanty receives a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
10. Genetic secrets of date palm unlocked by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
11. American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... improving the food intake, health and quality of life ... three projects at the University of Waterloo receiving close ... of Health Research (CIHR). , Professor Heather Keller, ... and a Schlegel research chair in nutrition and aging, ... many Canadians living in long-term care homes are poorly ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... finding that has implications for life in other extreme ... solar system, LSU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent ... Foundation, or NSF, this week published a paper confirming ... lies 800 meters (2600 feet) beneath the surface of ... Given that more than 400 subglacial lakes and numerous ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... of the water window? It consists of radiations in ... absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New theoretical ... radiations within the water window. These could be the ... image of the biological samples or to be used ... the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate the harmonic ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 3800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 4Water window imaging opportunity 2
... New species are not just discovered in exotic localeseven ... new plants and animals. Academy scientists recently named a ... of fishes distantly related to sharks, from the coast ... species, the Eastern Pacific black ghostshark ( Hydrolagus melanophasma ...
... , , SEATTLE, Sept. ... leading provider of specialized reference laboratory and contract research services, today ... Terry M. Giles, providing for a $4 million loan (the "Loan") ... the Loan, on August 31, 2009, the Company also repurchased 2,391,906 ...
... , NEW YORK, Sept. 8 ... in its catalogue. , , ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131250/Carbon-Dioxide-Monitors.html , , This report ... of US$ by the following segments: End-tidal Carbon Dioxide (EtCO2) ...
Cached Biology News:New species of ghostshark from California and Baja California 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 3Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 4Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 5Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 2Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 3Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 4Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 5Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 6Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 7Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 8Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 9
(Date:8/22/2014)... Muncie, IN (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Today ... Review in the United States Court of Appeals for the ... for Model Aircraft published in the Federal Register on June ... Interpretive Rule is contrary to the text and intent of ... 112-95, and violates Congress’ specific prohibition on any new rules ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... published today (August 22nd), in the scientific journal ... Neuroscience Programme establish the effect of serotonin on ... genetic and optical techniques., "Serotonin is a small ... range of brain functions, from the control of ... emotional behaviours, This neurotransmitter is also popularly thought ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Ophthalmic drug delivery technologies ... challenging endeavors as the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry ... the foreign substances. Ocular drug delivery technologies provide ... and minimal use of needles; also it enables ... provides specific targeting within the ocular globe. On ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - ... The global molecular biology enzymes market was ... to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% to reach ... reagents find applications in a large number of fields ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AMA Files Petition for Review of FAA’s Interpretive Rule 2From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin's function 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 3
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... , ...
Cached Biology Technology:YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 2YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 3YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 4YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 5Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 2Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 3Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 4Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 5Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 6InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 2InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 3InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 4InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 5InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 6InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 7
DAPI: 4', 6-Diamino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride. Antifade Solution: p-Phenylenediamine and glycerol in PBS solution. 0.4g/mL DAPI suspended in Antifade....
Anti-Mouse Qa.m8, Ascites (Clone 5035-24.1) (mouse IgG3)...
... 13(S)-HODE-d4 contains 4 deuterium atoms at the ... intended for use as an internal standard for ... spectrometry. 13(S)-HODE is produced by incubation of linoleic ... been shown to inhibit the adhesion of tumor ...
...
Biology Products: