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Space researchers developing tool to help disoriented pilots

... for up to 10 percent of general aviation accidents in the United States, with 90 percent of these ... there have been no spatial disorientation accidents in space, it is a major concern for astronaut ... U.S. military and analyzing data from aircraft accidents and space missions. The group has consulted with ...

Codeine use and accident risk

... personal injury. During the 33 months of the study, 181 road traffic accidents were registered with personal injury where the driver had been exposed to ... codeine alone to a small degree increases the chance of being involved in accidents with personal injury. Simultaneous use of benzodiazepines or carisoprodol ...

A built-in strategy for transgene containment

... not sufficient in our view, as human errors, animal activities and nature accidents will lead to the spreading of transgenic rice plants sooner or later added ... and one of the leading contributors of the article. Indeed, several major accidents of unintended spreading of the transgenic crops did happen in the past ...

Extended wakefulness, combined with alcohol, severely impairs driving performance

... risk of road crashes. It is estimated that 15 to 30 percent of traffic accidents are directly related to driver sleepiness, as determined by crash ... common for these two conditions to occur simultaneously (alcohol-related accidents occur more commonly in the early hours of the morning). The combination ...

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

... and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London, says: "Many patients who have had bone removed because of tumours or accidents live in real pain. By repairing bone defect sites in the body with bone-like material that best mimics the properties of their real bone we could ...

After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think

... psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "We usually hear about the deaths; we seldom hear about the serious accidents that put people into nursing homes and hospitals for the rest of their lives." More than half of adults older than 55 drink socially, according to ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... R. Lisciandro, a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care, evaluated 145 dogs within 24 hours of their injury which included automobile accidents and bite and gunshot wounds. High accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity was found when comparing TFAST to chest X-ray findings. TFAST was used ...

Spun-sugar fibers spawn sweet technique for nerve repair

... a technique using spun-sugar filaments to create a scaffold of tiny synthetic tubes that might serve as conduits to regenerate nerves severed in accidents or blood vessels damaged by disease. The sugar filaments are coated with a corn-based degradable polymer, and then the sugar is dissolved in ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... regain full use of their legs in a much shorter period of time. It could also be used in emergency rooms to treat civilians injured in traffic accidents and other traumatic events, said Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., principal investigator and deputy chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a ...

When it comes to sleep research, fruit flies and people make unlikely bedfellows

... is associated with several diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. It also is responsible for accidents that cause substantial injury and disability each year. ...

Household exposure to toxic chemicals lurks unrecognized, researchers find

... images of environmental problems, which they associated with toxic contamination originating outside the home from military or industrial activities, accidents or dumping. "This work underscores the value of having sociologists collaborate with life scientists to examine the personal experience of ...

Pollution at home lurks unrecognized, instead attributed to large-scale environmental disasters

... images of environmental problems, which they associated with toxic contamination originating outside the home from military or industrial activities, accidents or dumping. "This research illustrates how science is beginning to play a paramount role in discovering and redefining environmental problems that ...

Drops in blood oxygen levels may be key to sudden death in some epilepsy patients

... Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, what doctors call SUDEP for short, to examine deaths of epileptics not explained by repeated convulsive seizures, accidents or other mishaps. "What we've known for a long time is that SUDEP appears to be the most important cause of increased mortality in epilepsy ...

Forgotten but not gone -- how the brain takes care of things

... attempts to gain its freedom, our brain is able to learn very complex associations and sequences of movement. This not only helps us to avoid accidents like walking into glass doors, but also enables us to acquire such diverse skills as riding a bicycle, skiing, speaking different languages or ...

When the ill need protection from the cure

... that new technologies are not providing the amount of patient protection that medical professionals had expected. This comes from continued radiation accidents in radiotherapy facilities, and continued reports of unnecessary radiation doses to patients in those diagnostic examinations," says the IAEA's Madan ...

Humans' response to risk can be unnecessarily dangerous, finds Tel Aviv University study

... says Prof. Lotem. A wider understanding of this phenomenon can affect business decisions, the economy ― and, hopefully, the number of road accidents in America each year. In the business world, Lotem says, "If you give feedback and rewards to employees in a clear way, they might be more ...

LSUHSC's Lazartigues awarded $1.2 million grant

... an average death of one death every 36 seconds. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes mellitus combined. According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's and the American Heart Association's 2005 Louisiana ...

New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

... of a larger PC into an ultra-light form factor." The unit is housed in a durable carbon-fiber casing to help endure the knocks, bumps and accidents common to frequent travel. It also incorporates G-Sensor(TM) Shock Protection technology to counteract sudden movements helping to prevent damage and ...

LSUHSC awarded $10M+ COBRE grant

... an average death of one death every 36 seconds. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes mellitus combined. According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's and the American Heart Association's 2005 ...

Hyperviscous fluids: Better treatment for severe blood loss

... The fluid was given to animals after as much as half of their blood was removed to simulate human blood losses on the battlefield, in traffic accidents and in operating rooms. The team led by Marcos Intaglietta, a professor of bioengineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering, reported that the ...

Mutant sperm guide clinicians to new diseases

... than anyone thought, they are still comfortingly rare: we see them in about 1 in 50,000 sperm cells," explained Dr Hurles. "These are unfortunate accidents of the essential shuffling of our genetic deck of cards, a process essential to human life. We need a new deal for each new person." The method ...

Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection

... to prevent possible long term effects of exposure, Shamsuddin said. According to Shamsuddin, IP6 could also offer protection against accidents or purposeful incidents involving nuclear material. It could also be advisable to use IP6 plus inositol as a cautionary treatment following a nuclear ...

Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds

... in proteins is most relevant in normal biological function, but the fast rate could be important during tissue injuries such as the shock impact in accidents and during formation of fractures in biological tissues, said Buehler. This work adds an important piece of knowledge to engineers understanding ...

Ossur -- leading orthopedic pioneer - expands network to Asia

... diabetes and other arterial diseases that lead to amputation are showing a significant rise as compared to Western countries. In addition, workplace accidents or trauma have also led to increased lower-limb amputations. There are approximately 2.2 million amputees in China with over 100,000 new amputees ...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

... to 400,000 people in the United States are living with SCI or spinal dysfunction. An estimated 7,800 new cases of SCI occur each year. Motor vehicle accidents account for 44 percent of these injuries in the U.S. An initial MRI examination is typically performed on patients with SCI to determine the ...

Individual differences in a clock gene predict decline of performance during sleep deprivation

... The authors point out that this early-morning period corresponds to stretches of time when shift workers struggle to stay awake, during which many accidents related to sleepiness occur. But the scientists also emphasize that the new research was conducted in the laboratory, and whether forms of the ...

Elderly spinal cord injuries increase five-fold in 30 years, Jefferson neurosurgeons find

... changes in bone quality with aging (2) increasing prevalence of cervical spinal stenosis with older age (3) an increased rate of motor vehicle accidents per mile driven It is also believed that these older patients have an increased risk of mortality due to their concurrent medical illnesses, as ...

Light wine intake is associated with longer life expectancy in men

... cardio-protective effects of alcohol and wine only held up for light alcohol consumption in middle-aged men. Heavy alcohol consumption may cause accidents and diseases such as cancer and cirrhosis of the liver, even though this was not observed in our study. Since alcohol consumption can be addictive, ...

How brain injury leads to seizures, memory problems

... no cures known for traumatic brain injury. Our hope is that our research may contribute to potential therapies for TBI patients." Transportation accidents such as car crashes are responsible for the majority of TBIs in people under age 75. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 5 million ...

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

... have found a protein in the brain that can save neurons from dying after experiencing traumatic brain injury from incidents such as stroke, car accidents and falls. The team, led by Professor Seong-Seng Tan, has discovered that thisnaturally occurring protein, called BP5, is produced more than usual ...

Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury

... invasive method for repairing a common and deadly form of aortic injury--an advance that could help reduce the number of deaths caused by auto accidents and major falls. The potentially life-saving technique is reported by Joseph Giglia, MD, interim director of UC's division of vascular surgery, and ...

Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation

... studies we have determined that full facial tissue transplantation is a successful approach in helping patients horribly disfigured by burns, accidents and other trauma," said study lead author Maria Siemionow, MD, director of plastic surgery research at the Cleveland Clinic. "The transplantation of ...

A case of mistaken molecular identity

... of Chagas patients with reduced vision." "No one knew about the night blindness, so we don't know, for instance, if Chagas patients have more accidents at night," Levin added. "That's one of many ideas to explore now. The research also points out that we need new drugs or vaccines to stop the ...

Researchers discover way to transport environmental arsenic to plant leaves in new clean-up strategy

... The result was widespread arsenic pollution from contaminated water. The problem is thus extremely widespread and not the result of industrial accidents or practices. ...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

... a day," said Shkolnikov. "Consequently, from 1992 to 1994, life expectancy decreased by 4.7 years for men and 3.4 years for women, largely due to accidents and violence, alcohol-related causes, and cardiovascular deaths." For the current study, researchers analyzed the surrogate products being ...

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

... is unfortunate that their quality and safety are not better controlled. Such an environment has set up a situation where there are potentially many accidents waiting to happen." However, he said, if women choose to use herbal medicines, they should do so cautiously because the quality of these medicines ...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

... is unfortunate that their quality and safety are not better controlled. Such an environment has set up a situation where there are potentially many accidents waiting to happen." However, he said, if women choose to use herbal medicines, they should do so cautiously because the quality of these medicines ...

Men Estimate Men's Risks Of Common Disorders Higher Than Women Do, And Vice Versa

... The University of Glasgow study reveals that when a respondent considered one sex more at risk than the other, men were thought more likely to have accidents and women to have cancer and mental illness. Accidents: 48 per cent of males compared to 37 per cent of females said men were more likely to have ...

Size matters: Preventing large mammal extinction

... what species are most at risk in the future," said Dr Purvis. "That provides a way for conservationists to go on the front foot rather than wait for accidents to happen. We can try to work out which species are the ones we can do something for, and do some pre-emptive conservation planning. Of course, ...
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