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New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...orts is not widespread. In fact, while every guest room in the U.S. must contain a smoke detector, there is no federal mandate for CO detectors. In a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from LDS Hospital report on the incidence and impact of CO poi...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

... valves. Vitrification, which takes tissue from room temperature to minus-100 degrees Celsius in 20 min...side, it is difficult to thaw rock-solid tissue at room temperature in a matter of seconds, meaning the current approach could have extremely limited use. ...

Dual-imaging technique useful before -- and during -- brain surgery

...ime—two high-tech imaging tools into the operating room can improve the functional abilities of patients w...rgery—and then transfer that data to the operating room to track those areas during actual surgery. This approach, Leach says, has already been used in 2...

Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows

... tutor for four days and then rotated to the other room where they heard the songs of the other two tutors for four days. At the end of two months the young birds were isolated from hearing one another or the tutors. The second phase of the study began when the birds were about 8 months old. This tim...

Early exposure to indoor fungus molecules may protect infants against future allergies

...d dust samples from each infant’s primary activity room and analyzed them for indoor allergens, fungal glucans and bacterial endotoxins. They also gathered information about the home, including the presence of any visible mold and water damage. Environmental and food allergy development was monitored thro...

Scripps research team sheds light on long-sought cold sensation gene

...t flicking and licking their paws when placed on a room temperature plate. In contrast, TRPM8-deficient mice did not receive any acute pain relief from the cold plate suggesting that cold activation of TRPM8 can mediate some of the analgesic effects of cold. Just how the same sensation can be interpret...

DNA repair proteins monitored at double-strand break

...cular proteins shifted away from the break to make room for others. A report on this work appears in the May 7 online issue of "Nature Cell Biology." The findings are important because disruption of the precise movement of these repair proteins can cause mutations, cell death or cancer, and the abil...

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior

...he course of a year, Fitzpatrick sat in a darkened room for several hours a day counting glowing larvae under a microscope. The researchers found that when the fruit fly larvae were competing for food, those that did best had a version of the foraging gene that was rarest in a particular population. Fo...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...coustical behavior of a pipe organ in a very large room (3aAA5). Jack M. Bethards of Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders of San Francisco ( jack@schoenstein.com ) will discuss the acoustical and architectural considerations for installing organs in large spaces (3aAA4). SCIENCE OF JAZZ AND YODELING ...

Gene thought to assist chemo may help cancer thrive

... benign ovarian tumors straight from the operating room and compared their gene expression profiles. Some of the cancer patients had been treated with chemotherapy prior to surgery, and some had not. At this point researchers didn't consider whether the patients actually had malignant tumors or had been t...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

... patients and physicians in the hospital emergency room setting. Emory will also offer a training program for postdoctoral fellows and veterinarians interested in influenza and other research performed in a biosafety level 3 laboratory. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City (principal investiga...

Helium helps patients breathe easier

...each given four different mixes of gases including room air, while they exercised. During each test they were monitored for exercise time, breathing capacity, work of breathing and symptoms of exertion. The best results were achieved with a mix of 40 per cent oxygen and 60 per cent helium. The helium-h...

Need oxygen? Cells know how to spend and save

...gen conditions (what's generally present in normal room air) compared to cells grown in hypoxia. In low oxygen, liver, uterus, lung and colon cells all made COX4-2. The researchers then exposed mice to hypoxia for a few weeks and found that they too showed increased levels of COX4-2. In 1992, Semenza'...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...ch patient's time spent at physician and emergency room visits, chemotherapy treatments, radiation therapy, hospitalizations, outpatient surgeries, and imaging procedures. They then estimated how long each patient spent traveling to, waiting for, and receiving care. The net costs were calculated using a d...

Are we killing the world's oceans?

...ium Forum: Engineering/Computer Science Building, room 123 For more information on the forum, including presentation details and accommodation options, visit www.uvic.ca/research/oceansforum . ...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...ound the country, the male patient rushed into the room and asked the men sitting there, "OK, guys, how many of you have PPA?" Nine hands went up. "How many of you had a vasectomy?" he demanded next. Eight hands shot up. Weintraub and her team of researchers surveyed 47 men with PPA who were being ...

New findings blow a decade of assumptions out of the water

...ace turns on. But if the thermostat is in the same room as the window, the furnace will turn on and even out the temperature much faster. In his research Deutsch used a novel analysis of surface nutrients in the world's oceans that relied on several decades of existing large-scale data on nitrogen-to-p...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

...ease the annual number of asthma-related emergency room visits by 770 and the number of respiratory-related hospitalizations by 990,'' Jacobson said. ''Los Angeles can expect 650 more hospitalizations in 2020, along with 1,200 additional asthma-related emergency visits.'' The deleterious health effects...

Triplex assay used to assay duplex genomic DNA

...s are carried out homogeneously and in solution at room temperature. Reactions can be monitored after as little as five minutes. The highly sensitive diagnostic assay allows for the direct detection of base sequence in human genomic duplex samples, thereby obviating the use of PCR which has inherent probl...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...n ozone-emitting air purifier in the middle of the room along with a large fan to better mix the air. At t...0 times the original level. Adding limonene to the room when a purifier was not operating produced little change in the overall particle level. The scien...

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