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Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...ccelerated the formation of the gas. "You cannot smell it, you cannot see it, but it's an instant kill," explained Dan Brubaker, a family friend who oversaw the construction of the pit decades earlier. About once a week, waste is pumped from the roughly 9-foot-deep pit into a larger pond. When somethin...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...owing the procedure . Together with the sense of smell and nerve impulses in the mouth, the sense of tast... males; average age 28) to rate their own sense of smell and taste before surgery on a scale of zero to 100, where zero is no sense of taste or smell and 100...

Meet the petroholic Boy of Kanpur

...y near cars and perhaps developed an attraction to smell petrol. One day a neighbour complained that Sajid had drunk from his vehicle's petrol. We scolded the child but he started wandering on roads in search of petrol. She says: Later, we started thrashing him. He, however, used to get furious. So we us...

Al Gore's Son Charged With Possession of Controlled Substance

...riving faster than 100 mph. Since there was the smell of marijuana inside the car, the police carried out a search and recovered prescription drugs including Xanax, Valium, Soma, Vicodin and Adderall from the vehicle. The police said that Albert was carrying all those controlled substances without an...

Salmonella Scare Results in the Recall of Sesame Seed

... contaminated food does not appear bad nor does it smell bad. But the consumption of such food article can cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms that include vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, severe headache and high fever in healthy people. I...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...be could keep moths at bay. Not only does lavender smell rather lovely it is also one of nature's natural insect repellents. Dry Clean:The chemicals in dry cleaning fluid kill moths and their larvae so regular dry cleaning will help your cashmere last longer. Unfortunately the effects don't last - so onc...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

... Cilia-based sensing has important roles in sight, smell and motion detection and in helping an embryo develop into a normal baby. Defects in cilia can produce a range of disorders, including kidney cysts, infertility, respiratory problems, reversal of organs (for example, heart on the right) and a predisp...

Singapore Extends Smoking Ban to Pubs, Nightclubs

...kers and they'll be able to leave the club and not smell like cigarettes," Zouk spokeswoman Tracy Phillips said. "Hopefully this will encourage more of them to come out and club," she said. Singapore's smoking ban was first introduced in 1970 and extended throughout the 1990s. Smokers are also banned f...

Male Pheromones Build Brain Cells in Female Mice

...lfactory bulb, involved in learning and memory and smell respectively. Mice exposed to clean bedding or urine from females or subordinate males did not show any such increase in the brain cells. "Adult neurogenesis may be involved in female mate selection," Nature Neuroscience quotes Weiss as saying. ...

When Smell Cells Fail They Call In Stem Cell Reserves

... cells to do all the repair work. The ability to smell is crucial for eating, mating and survival, and its important that the olfactory system be fully operational all the time, explains Reed. The HBCs act as a fail-safe to ensure continued function of the sense of smell. The discovery of these two dis...

Nature Unleashes Terror Across America

...their homes. Smoke-filled air created a burning smell and a dusting of ashes that coated cars and buildings through much of Florida and southeastern Georgia. The haze over most of Florida resulted in the closing of several highways and caused people with breathing problems to stay indoors. The floodi...

Ammonia Gas Leaks from Plant, Causes Breathing Problems

...the scene told IANS that the area still had a foul smell even after two hours. The authorities opened a medical camp at a school nearby for those suffering from breathing problems. Everyone in the camp is out of danger, the authorities said. Most people have begun returning to their homes....

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

... also experienced disturbing phenomena such as the smell of burning flesh - a throwback to the chemical burn victims treated by the hospital in 2002." Following the 2005 incident hospital staff also took part in feedback sessions run by mental health staff so that their comments could be used to make any...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

...expectations are that he will soon be sensitive to smell and touch, his surgeons say. Scarring and swelling will naturally reduce for a year, while minor sculpting and contouring procedures are done at an outpatient clinic, but his long days recuperating in the hospital are done, says lead surgeon Patri...

Toxic Substance in House Dust may Reduce Eczema Risks in Early Life

...s, substandard home conditions, carpeting, a musty smell and interior wall leaks, were all associated with higher levels of endotoxin. Blood samples were taken from 484 children enrolled in the Infant Immune Study at different ages, up to 5 years of age. We will be looking at the relationship between e...

Electronic Nose to Diagnose the Severity of Asthma

...ectronic nose. The nose was able to detect which smell prints came from people with asthma, but was less ...piratory infections such as pneumonia by comparing smell prints from the breath of a sick patient with those of patients with standardized readings. It is al...

Researchers Training Rats To Diagnose TB

... efforts "capitalize" on the rats' strong sense of smell and appetite, according to the Times. Bart Weetjens, a former industrial designer, developed the idea of training rats to detect TB, as well as land mines, after he visited minefields and saw German shepherds sniffing for buried explosives. Weetjen...

Menthol Receptor-A Thermosensitivity Determinant in Cold Temperature

... C degrees. Cold, heat, sound, light, taste, and smell are detected and converted into neural impulses through the activation of receptors, which then propagate the signal by opening an ion channel. Once the channel is open, an electrical impulse travels to other neurons. In this paper, Sven-Eric Jordt...

Residents Of Gas Patch In Colorado Suffering In Silence

...laint about odors "they go out and see if they can smell or observe the same conditions." Sometimes inspect...f we get out quickly, the field folks don't always smell the same thing, Beaver was quoted. Nor does the agency have the expertise to respond to health comp...

Traders Smell Something Fishy in Tokyo Market Move

...walk from some of Tokyo's most chic addresses, the smell of fish permeates the air. But not for long, if the government gets its way . In one of the most jarring scenes in Tokyo, fishmongers carry baskets loaded with their fresh catch at Tsukiji market, minutes away from the glitz of the Ginza district pac...

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