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Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...e caused mainly by domestic containers, flower pot plates and ornamental containers placed inside and outside homes. Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died and more than 13,000 were infected. The city-state has launched a massive publicity campaign to educate residen...

Attempt to Build Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanofibres in the Offing

...ly, and repeatedly compressed it between two steel plates once every 0.75 seconds for over 100 hours. The team found that even after 500,000 compressions, in which the tubes were repeatedly squashed to 75 per cent of their original length, the block kept pinging back almost to its original shape."The nanotu...

Flower-power on a Plate in Paris

... ago varieties of nasturtiums were introduced onto plates but mainly to please the eye," he said. "Now we've gone a step further, from flowers as decoration to flowers as part of the meal." Several top French chefs are whipping up petals, such as Michelin three-star giant Yannick Alleno at the top-end Meu...

Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

...aptured as cubs and forced to 'dance' on hot metal plates while their gypsy masters played music on their rebecs. Once fully trained, they were led around town on a chain fixed to their nose-ring and made to jig about to the sound of music. The three furry performers earned the living of the four-generation...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...e people with diabetes can lose weight if they use plates and cereal bowls with markers for proper portion s...ed trial of commercially available portion control plates and bowls in 2004. The plates were divided into sections for carbohydrates, proteins, cheese and sau...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...ed trial of commercially available portion control plates and bowls in 2004. The plates were divided into sections for carbohydrates, proteins, cheese and sauce, with the rest left open fo...

GPS Could Help to Identify High Risk Zones

...ttle. Locked zones occur where adjacent tectonic plates appear 'locked' together as a result of the friction between them. When the plates eventually overcome the friction and break free, the release can cause devastating earthquakes as th...

Yale F&ES Graduation to Offset Gas Linked to Global Warming

... produced organic wines and cheeses, biodegradable plates and recycled napkins. I think this will be a great educational opportunity for our families, said Oversvee. It will give them a taste of the things weve been learning and thinking about for the last two years, and will show them in a concrete way h...

Trial Run of Copper to Combat MRSA

...es, grab rails etc. with copper knobs, copper push plates etc. Even the pens the staffs use will be coated with copper alloy. Says Professor Tom Elliott, the hospital trust's deputy medical director, “Potentially it is very, very exciting if we find that copper actually works in a clinical environment f...

'Super Bowl': The Super Buffet Table

...eople's plates. Sports fans eating off of clean plates ate 43% more chicken wings than those whose bones stayed on their plates. 'These left-overs served as boney reminders of how much they had eaten. This kept them from mindlessly eating more,' said Brian Wansink, Ph.D., Cornell University professor, an...

New Ideas on Developing Thought-Controlled Artificial Limbs

... previously pioneered in Smith's lab. Two adjacent plates of neurons are grown in a bioreactor. Axons sprout... connect the neuron populations on each plate. The plates are then slowly pulled apart over a series of days, aided by a precise computer-controlled motor sys...

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

...t: Incorporated into vests, new composite material plates are capable of stopping high-velocity rounds, making previously fatal chest wounds survivable. Standard equipment for each solider now includes an individual "one-handed" tourniquet, allowing prompt action to reduce blood loss. New bandages impregnat...

Brain-Damaged Girl Frozen in Time to Remain Child-Sized Forever

... limit her growth by prematurely fusing the growth plates of her bones. But as the news about the treatment spread, Ashley's parents were surprised by the virulence of some of the response. But the girl’s parents insisted that the treatment, carried out in 2004, was conceived for Ashley's benefit and not ...

Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy

...ic charges and dust in textile mills, photographic plates and phonographs/records. It is found in small amounts as a contaminant in cigarette smoke and is likely a significant contributor to lung cancer. Alpha particles are ionizing radiation that can be stopped simply with a piece of paper, or by the dea...

Whet your appetite with “Mindless Eating”: A gourmet's deligh!

... has learned that we are influenced by the size of plates (they are larger today, so we think we have to fill them up). Packages make a difference, too. A large bag of corn chips in front of us means we will consume more; so why don't we try smaller bags" We may not eat much of the fried chicken in an ordin...

Study Confirms That Slow Eating Restricts Appetite

... Study of Obesity. Researchers had given large plates of pasta to 30 college-aged-women asking them to eat as much as they wanted. It was found that 646 calories in nine minutes is being consumed by the participants when they were asked to eat quickly wherein only 579 calories in 29 minutes could only ...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

... enzyme and required only 1.75-times the number of plates as a traditional single-point concentration screen. Furthermore, the additional plate handling was offset by the elimination of the need to "cherry pick" and re-test compounds in separate experiments, which conserved time and chemical compounds. Sour...

'Being Disabled Is Not a Barrier to Success'

... cooperative. "I have Jaws software, Braille metal plates describing room number and name and talking lifts (in the office)." She said she faced some problems at the initial phase with her trainees. "They used to think how a blind girl could be their trainer. But after attending my classes, they showed mo...

Expect Aching Muscles And Joints This Sports Season

.... Roux. “Especially in a growing child, the growth plates and joints are already under a lot of stress so not allowing time for rest can result in fatigue, pain, discomfort and sometimes injury.” Dr. Roux cautions that parents should pay close attention to their child’s pitch count (if they are a baseball...

Rare Bone Disease Traced To Faulty FOP Gene

...e progresses, the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and plates of bones are imprisoned in the second skeleton, for the entire life. The disease that occurs in early childhood has no proper available treatment. The identification of this mutant FOP gene could eventually pave for development of novel treatment t...

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