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DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

...vered from the bottom of a two-kilometre thick ice sheet in Greenland has shown that the island was much warmer at some point during the last Ice Age than previously believed . The DNA came from the trees, plants and insects of a boreal forest estimated to be between 450,000 and 900,000 years old. Previo...

Rising Sea Levels Could Disintegrate Antarctic Ice Sheet

Rising sea-levels could cause the Antarctic ice sheet to break up, even though the air over it will rema...s ago, when sea levels rose by 100 metres, the ice sheet thinned by 200 to 350 metres. According to Mackintosh, the rising waters would have lifted the buoy...

Minor Tuberculosis Outbreak In Welsh School

... and supportive. Parents had been sent a TB fact sheet when they were first informed of the illness affecting the teacher and her children. Dr Sara Hayes from the National Public Health Service for Wales was quoted: "The children found with TB have no symptoms and appear to be well. "They are receiv...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

... the warmest in 400 years! The Greenland ice sheet is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study. The finding adds to evidence of increased global warming in recent years and indicates that melting polar ice sheets are pushing sea levels higher, the author...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

...d to rapid climate change caused by changes in ice sheet size. According to David Lea, who conducted the research with team leader Syee Weldeab and colleagues, this is the first study to corroborate the long suspected connection between the West African monsoon and climate at higher latitudes - especiall...

'Smart' Sunglasses With Chameleon Powers

...w material uniquely suited to the task: a low-cost sheet that changes color and shade using almost no power. Prototype "smart" glasses were presented today in Chicago at the American Chemical Society's 233rd national meeting. "These lenses are more active, more intelligent, than today's sunglasses" said ...

Let Blind Eyes Be Opened - Stem Cell Therapy and Aniridia

...and cultivated in lab dishes. Once they attain a sheet like growth, they are transplanted into the cornea of the patient and held down with amniotic membranes sourced from donated placentas. The membrane dissolves within 2 to 3 weeks and within a few months the stem cells trigger the complete growth of...

India, China Trying to Fight Disease With Nanotechnology

...nometers. A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter; a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. "Nanotechnology has the potential to generate enormous health benefits for the more than five billion people living in the developing world," said Peter Singer, senior scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman C...

A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water

...he researchers are developing is simple: a polymer sheet of resins containing copper is immersed in the contaminated flood water. The addition of hydrogen peroxide generates free radicals on the polymer. The free radicals remain bound to the sheet, where they come in contact with bacteria and kill them. ...

In Search of Truth - 'Lie Detector

...ast, which had small needles scripting on a single sheet of scrolling paper, the ‘lie detector’ has, in time, evolved into a sophisticated, state- of -the art digital instrument. The scrolling paper has found a substitute in the algorithms and computerized monitor. Recent technological advances have help ...

Scientists Devise a Novel Way to Organize Stem Cells

... pattern of cells present in a living bone. On a sheet of proteins which formed a base, scientists used a robotic inkjet-style machine to shoot small quantities of different proteins in a typical pattern. Stem cells are positioned on the top of this pattern and allowed to grow, in a manner mimicking the ...

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

...ertise in radiation poisoning have compiled a fact sheet on polonium-210, the substance implicated// in the death of a former Russian spy. Benjamin C. Smith, M.D., is a nuclear engineer, and Ziad N. Kazzi, M.D., is a medical toxicologist. They are in UAB’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Kazzi, co-direct...

Blame Myelin for Many Neuropsychiatric Disorders

...in.// Conventional wisdom holds that myelin, the sheet of fat that coats a neuron’s axon — a long fiber that conducts the neuron’s electrical impulses — is akin to the wrapping around an electrical wire, protecting and fostering efficient signaling. But the research of UCLA neurology professor George Bar...

Consumers, Caregivers Taking Steps to Safer Surgery

... – collaborated with SCIP to develop a patient tip sheet that provides consumers with important information...on ways to avoid surgical complications. The tip sheet was introduced at a Washington, D.C., event today that featured Mike Leavitt, Secretary of the U.S. ...

Indian Origin Doctor Faces Trial for Cheating

...rosecution also alleges that a half-completed time sheet was found at the flat, as well as 267 blank sheets...ey transfer by deception - which relates to a time sheet the trust refused to pay out. Birch said: "When you work for the health service, you complete the ...

Brain Defect boy Compensated for Medical Error

...r the case sheet. After a while I grabbed the case sheet and the hospital referred my baby to the Government Medical College Hospital. After a lot of checkups we were told that my son's brain cells have been damaged because of breath asphyxia caused due to the delay in delivery," said Thomas, a bank manage...

Dentist Tested Positive For HIV - Queensland Health To Screen Patients

...t the concerned patients. Stating that an HIV fact sheet was also available on the Queensland Health website, www.health.qld.gov.au, she said, “We recognise that this is a very stressful time for everyone concrned....

Australia's Baby Bonus Plan has Increased the Birth Rate

...for Mum, one for Dad and one for the country" song sheet and began paying out 3,000 Australian// dollars ($2,100) for every new baby born, figures released Monday showed. But Treasurer Peter Costello wants to hear the pitter-patter of more tiny feet and is urging citizens to "procreate and cherish" in or...

Victoria Hospital In Bangalore is Lacking Beds In Emergency wards

... that the ward, which has 16 beds, has an asbestos sheet as the roof. That they state has sprung leaks and ... on the annexe ward and are replacing the asbestos sheet by a RCC roof, a reporter of the Hindu who had visited the place on Friday, stated that there was no...

Possible Outbreak of TB in Aberdeen

...as put up and distributed a letter and information sheet to the worshippers stressing on the necessity for screening. But doctors of the NHS Grampian said that long periods of close contact with the diseased patient is required to transmit the disease but occasionally cases may, for various reasons, be m...

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