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Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

... percent of children treated for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gasoline-powered electrical generators ... in the emergency department with carbon monoxide poisoning because they tried to keep food fresh, run a fan ... Of the 37 individuals treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after the storm, 20 were under the age of 20. In ...

Study finds homicidal poisoning rising, more likely in infants and elderly

... rate was 0.3 per million people. "Homicidal poisoning is rare relative to a lot of other causes of ... and television dramas often portray homicidal poisoning as a premeditated crime committed against adults, ... adults also had a significantly higher rate of poisoning than the general population. Older adults who ...

Stanford scientists find new solutions for the arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia

... Some health experts call it the biggest mass poisoning in history. More than 15 years ago, scientists ... and Red. Epidemiologists first identified arsenic poisoning in the 1980s in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in ... will co-host a four-day meeting on arsenic poisoning in Siam Reap, Cambodia, with about 60 experts, ...

Carbon monoxide may cause long-lasting heart damage

... blood, making the diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning even more critical, said lead author Selim Suner, ... When inhaled, CO the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths across the country displaces oxygen in ... appliances can build up to dangerous levels. CO poisoning can be very difficult to diagnose, since its ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007

... Toward an urgently needed antidote for cyanide poisoning disasters Journal of Medicinal Chemistry ... explain that existing antidotes for cyanide poisoning require a series of intravenous drug injections, ... they add. An oral drug that prevents cyanide poisoning is highly desirable for firefighters and other ...

Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning

... likely as U.S-born children to suffer from lead poisoning in New York City, according to a new Health ... The new study of children tested for lead poisoning in 2002, published online in the American Journal ... States. The study is the first to look at lead poisoning in New York Citys immigrant children. It is ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reengineering a food poisoning microbe to carry medicines and vaccines Molecular Pharmaceutics Scientists have used genetic engineering to tame one of the most deadly food poisoning microbes and turn it into a potential new way of giving patients medicine ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- April 22, 2009

... RELEASE New biosensor for most serious form of Listeria food poisoning bacteria Analytical Chemistry Scientists in Indiana are ... more sensitive test for detecting the deadliest strain of Listeria food poisoning bacteria. That microbe causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of ...

Chinese slimming capsules

... Dieter Mller and his coauthors describe the documented cases of poisoning in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch ... A man developed a psychosis after taking the capsules. Severe symptoms of poisoning mainly occurred in combination with other drugs. Patients often fail to ...

Cause of mussel poisoning identified

... for more than a decade. The azaspiracid toxin group can cause severe poisoning in human consumers of mussels after being enriched in the shellfish ... time that consumption of mussels and other bivalve shellfish can cause poisoning in humans, with symptoms ranging from diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting to ...

Domoic acid from toxic algal blooms may cause seizures in California sea lions

... at the Marine Mammal Center, conducted the first-of-its kind analysis of poisoning by the algal toxin, domoic acid, during fetal brain development. The ... increasing in the sea lions' habitat, resulting in more cases of acute poisoning and increased concern over the long-term effects of algal toxins. ...

E.coli a future source of energy?

... Jan. 29, 2008 For most people, the name E. coli is synonymous with food poisoning and product recalls, but a professor in Texas A&M Universitys chemical ... may be used to hearing about the very specific strain that can cause food poisoning in humans, most strains are common and harmless, even helping their hosts ...

New treatment boosts bone healing and regrowth

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A drug originally used to treat iron poisoning can significantly boost the bodys own ability to heal and re-grow injured ... of medical conditions, including iron overload, transfusion-related blood poisoning and in combination with dialysis. In the findings on post-treatment ...

Protein protects brain against compound in lead poisoning, liver disease

... from a naturally occurring but potentially toxic compound present in lead poisoning and in a class of liver diseases that can cause serious neurological ... toxic. High concentrations of 5-ALA are present in people who have lead poisoning or hepatic porphyrias. ...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... paint samples tested from countries without controls including India, Malaysia and Chinahad levels exceeding U.S. regulations. "Although lead poisoning of children is widely recognized as a major public health problem, too little attention is being given to correcting the problem in many parts of the ...

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested based on Hebrew University research

... goats at a U.S. company, Pharmathene. The goat- produced protein is prepared at Pharmathene for the U.S. military as protection from nerve gas poisoning (a result of earlier research at the Hebrew University). It was much more stable and efficient than the mutant protein, which suggests that the ...

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

... Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid have been a concern in the Monterey Bay area for well over a decade. In 1991, the first U.S. outbreak of domoic acid poisoning was documented in Monterey Bay. This outbreak resulted in the unusual deaths of numerous pelicans and cormorants that ingested sardines and ...

Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer

... a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents. In a paper published in the July issue of Analytical Chemistry , John Brennan and his research team at ...

Voyages of discovery or necessity?

... cold surfaces. An early morning walk on cool beach sand can become a painful stroll on fiery coals to a ciguatera victim. But is this common toxin poisoning also the key to a larger mystery? That is, the storied migrations of the Polynesian natives who colonized New Zealand, Easter Island and, possibly, ...

Two-pronged model could help foil tough cystic fibrosis infections

... their findings to the clinical front, the team demonstrated that two agents already approved by the Federal Drug Administration to treat acute iron poisoning or overload can enhance the ability of tobramycin against Pseudomonas infection. "The beauty is that we are mixing FDA-approved drugs-- ...

Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region

... fundyense the algae notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in clams, mussels, and other shellfish and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. The survey maps are used with computer models that simulate different scenarios of weather and oceanographic ...

Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine

... microscopic algae notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in clams, mussels and other shellfish and that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. The research was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NOAA and the National Institutes of Health. ...

The medium is the message: Manipulating salmonella in spaceflight curtails infectiousness

... choice, is a rod-shaped, motile bacterium and occasional unwelcome visitor to the human gastrointestinal tract, where it is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. In both spaceflights, bacteria cultured in a nutrient-rich medium known as Lennox Broth (LB) consistently displayed a ...

Scientists present 'moving' theory behind bacterial decision-making

... knock out its function. That would prevent anthrax from "going lethal." "We now know more about the protein that causes you to die from anthrax poisoning and a brand new way of understanding how important proteins bind to targets," Cavanagh said. "This presents a whole new paradigm for drug design in ...

Algal biomonitor

... activities, and aquaculture sites, such as salmon and shellfish farms, and pearl oyster farms. It could also help decrease the outbreaks of food poisoning due to contamination of seafood by the toxins some of these algae produce. Senjie Lin, an Associate Professor of Molecular Ecology in the ...

USGS news: August science picks

... from ingested lead shot, bullets and fishing sinkers has also been reported in reptiles, and studies near shooting ranges have shown evidence of lead poisoning in small mammals. To obtain a copy of the report, visit http://www.enn.com/press_releases/2562 . For more information, contact Catherine Puckett at ...

Aerosol toxins from red tides may cause long-term health threat

... in genes that normally prevent the formation of cancers. The red tide toxin, brevetoxin, has long been recognized as a cause of both neurotoxic poisoning after both consumption of toxic shellfish as well as a respiratory irritation after inhalation of toxic sea spray. Groundbreaking research, leading ...

Test of bacteria toxin delivery system could pave way for new antibiotic drugs

... used to deliver toxins (also termed "effectors") into the cells of the infected person. Numerous bacteria that cause disease, ranging from food poisoning to life threatening infection, employ a syringe-like nano-organelle (a specialized part of a cell having a specific function) that is used to inject ...

Scientists determine drug target for the most potent botulinum neurotoxin

... UPTON, NY Botulinum neurotoxin responsible for the deadly food poisoning disease botulism and for the beneficial effects of smoothing out facial wrinkles can also be used as a dreaded biological weapon. When ingested or ...

In computer models and observations, researchers see potential for significant 'red tide' season

... Maine. The algae are notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in clams, mussels, and other shellfish and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. According to a seafloor survey conducted in the fall of 2007 by Andersons team, the number of Alexandrium ...

Insects evolved radically different strategy to smell

... inside the cell via the channel. The rush of electrical activity occurred too fast for a series of steps to be involved, says Vosshall. In addition, poisoning several proteins involved in the G-protein pathway didn't affect the ions or the ion channel, suggesting that G-protein signaling isn't primarily ...

Underwater microscope helps prevent shellfish poisoning along Gulf Coast of Texas

... Port Aransas, Texas. Dinophysis acuminata produces okadaic acid, a toxin that accumulates in shellfish tissues and can cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) in humans. DSP is not life-threatening, but symptoms include nausea, cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cooking does not destroy the toxin in ...

Scientists to discover why flamingos are in the pink of health -- in the poo!

... priceless natural heritage. Dr Harper said: The deaths of lesser flamingos in East Africa over the past 15 years have sometimes been blamed on poisoning from mankinds industries or the consequence of too much fertiliser or human wastes in the lakes. But people who blame human wastes should go to ...

Humans not the major target of Shiga toxin

... on it for protection from bacterial predators like the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena. This is small comfort if youve just consumed that Food poisoning victims -- as a result, for example, of consuming Shiga-packing E.coli in a contaminated bag of spinach -- have always had the cold comfort of being ...

Presidents of Iceland, Bangladesh to discuss global climate change in New Orleans

... on Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 6 pm, President of Bangladesh Iajuddin Ahmed will present Bangladesh: Problems of Global Warming, Land Inundation, and Arsenic poisoning in room R03-R05 of the Convention Center. Afterwards will be a Q&A for media at 6 pm. IPCC impact assessments identify Bangladesh as one of the ...

Science casts doubt on famous British murder case

... in this century. Trestrail has been engrossed by the case for 40 years. One of the nations leading experts in poisoning, he knew dismemberment and poisoning dont go together. There were no identifying parts of the remains found, no head, no bones, no organs of gender. Ive always wondered who is that ...

Fighting the spread of food poisoning

... developed a new technique that can help scientists and clinicians quickly and cheaply diagnose the bacteria which causes the most common bout of food poisoning in Australia. Erin Price, from QUT's Faculty of Science, has developed a novel set of methods that uses genetic markers to pinpoint the bacteria ...

Genetic differences in clover make one type toxic

... the role of frequent frosts. The frosts could cause cell rupture and the release of cyanide leading to autotoxicity. If cyanogenic plants are poisoning themselves in cold climates, then those plants will be at a disadvantage. To examine both the weather factor and suicide possibility, Olsen ...

Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh

... Although processing and packaging were suspected as sources of contamination, US scientists have shown that at least some cases of food poisoning are due to contamination prior to harvesting. Complex environmental factors make this very difficult to control. Cutting-edge research will also ...
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