Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that summer is in full swing, stories about home pool or hot tub tragedies are making headlines across the county.
With millions enjoying their summers by swimming in backyard pools
and relaxing in hot tubs, the need for h...
National Health High Risk Pool Association Available to Discuss Role of Pools in President Elect Obamas Health Care Reform Plans
High Risk Pools
provide insurance to over 200,000 un-insurable Americans who are turned down for health insurance due to pre-existing health conditions.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association
of State Comprehensive Health Insurance...
Open Biosystems Launches Decode RNAi Viral Screening Pools for Low-Cost Genome-Scale RNAi Screens
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Biosystems, Inc.,
focused on the commercialization of leading-edge life science research
tools for drug discovery, today announced the availability of new
Decode(TM) RNAi viral screening pools
for multiplexed RNAi screens. This
novel offering all...
Purdue lab works to improve conditions at indoor swimming pools
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University have determined how certain airborne contaminants are created when chlorine reacts with sweat and urine in indoor swimming pools, a step toward learning how to reduce the formation of "volatile disinfection byproducts" that cause respiratory ...
Exposure to Chlorinated Swimming Pools Could Increase Asthma Risk in Children
Encouraging children to take to swimming is alright. But there is a flip side too .
Swimming in chlorinated pools
could actually increase a child's risk of developing asthma. The traditional advice that swimming is beneficial for young asthmatics could be off the mark, a new study seems to ind...
Two-thirds of outdoor pools in Montreal are closed
Montreal’s swimming pools
have failed lab tests and the presence of various microorganisms has forced the city to close two-thirds of its outdoor amenities.//
After a media investigation, Mayor Gerald Tremblay requested mayors of the city's 19 boroughs to close 48 of the city's 73 outdoor pool...
Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children
A new research suggests that children who use an indoor swimming pool may be at increased risk of developing asthma.//
The study by the Belgian researchers of the Catholic University of Louvain, which appears in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, has found that the rates of childhood as...
Salt-Water Pools Good for the Health
Australian researchers say a swimming pool could improve the health of children living in remote areas of the world.//
The researchers believe these findings hold important implications for public health in Aboriginal communities, where infections such as those measured in their study are a lead...
Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk
Children who swim in chlorinated pools
weekly or fortnightly have a higher risk of developing lung diseases including asthma, a study in the British medical journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine found.
The inhalation of chemicals used to destroy microbiological germs in swimming pool...
Health Club Media Network Adds New York Health & Racquet Club
...s (10 in NYC and 1 on Long Island), and is well-known for the unique and significant amenities that it offers its members: From racquetball courts and pools
to basketball courts and sundecks to rock climbing walls as well as special "escapes" - such as the NYHRC yacht and beach club, as well as affiliation...
Pools in Medical Technology
New Therapy Enlists Immune System to Boost Cure Rate in a Childhood Cancer
...versity of California, San Diego . Maris chairs the committee supervising the trial for the Children's Oncology Group, a cooperative organization that pools
resources from leading medical centers to study and devise new treatments for pediatric cancers.
Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the peripheral nervou...
Positive Mosquito Count for West Nile Virus Lead DEP, Southeastern PA Counties to Ramp up Treatment Activities
...quitoes each season.
-- Turn over plastic wading pools
when not in use. Stagnant water in a
wading pool b...ts for domestic mosquitoes.
-- Aerate ornamental pools
or stock them with fish. Water gardens can
become ...ed to stagnate.
-- Clean and chlorinate swimming pools
not in use. A swimming pool left
untended by a fam...
CureDM's Diabetes Therapy Achieves Major Development Milestone
...he differentiation of
pancreatic progenitor cells, which are present in the adult pancreas, into
new insulin-producing islets. Each new islet contains pools
of beta cells
which make insulin. It is hypothesized that treatment with this therapeutic
will restore human pancreatic function without the use of st...
Avicena Announces Positive Phase II Data for a Combination Trial Involving AL-08 for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
... Gordon. "We
originally planned to enroll up to 120 patients, in sequential pools
Our ability to halt the trial early underscores the potential effica...nd, selection trial targeted enrollment of up
to 120 patients in sequential pools
of 60 to evaluate the neuroprotective
capacity of two drug combinations, AL...
Baxter and The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group to Pursue a Phase III Study of Gammagard Liquid in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
...odies), and is
indicated as an immunoglobulin replacement therapy in patients with primary
immunodeficiency. GAMMAGARD Liquid is processed from large pools
of human plasma. IGIV
has been used for almost three decades to treat primary immunodeficiency.
IGIV is not currently approved for the treatment of Al...
Avalon Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for
Cancer Research 2007 Annual Meeting
"The Modulation of Gene Expression and Guanosine pools
Inhibition of Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogena...n to inhibit IMPDH activity in
cells, and suppress pools
of GTP. Anticancer activities of IMPDH
inhibitors correlate with sustained depletion of GTP pools
cellular models and in human subjects. AVN...
Avalon Updates the AVN944 Phase I Hematologic Malignancies Trial
...nts, AVN944 has been shown to inhibit IMPDH activity in
cells, and suppress pools
of GTP. Anticancer activities of IMPDH
inhibitors correlate with sustained depletion of GTP pools
cellular models and in human subjects. AVN944 appears to have a
Avalon Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Interim Results For
AVN944 Phase I Trial
...dies showed that AVN944 is a
highly specific inhibitor of IMPDH, suppresses pools
of GTP, and in
cultured cells has a selective growth inhibition effect on c... programmed cell death. Additionally, the IMPDH
enzyme is inhibited and GTP pools
are also depleted for more
sustained time periods in treated patients.
Pools in Biological News
Yellowstone viruses 'jump' between hot pools
A population study of microbes in Yellowstone National Park hot pools
suggests viruses might be buoyed by steam to distant pools. The result, to be published online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help to answer some fundamental questions about how microbes,...
Humans 'damaging the oceans'
...iscussion paper released today.
Man-made carbon emissions "are affecting marine biological processes from genes to ecosystems over scales from rock pools
to ocean basins, impacting ecosystem services and threatening human food security," the study by Professor Mike Kingsford of the ARC Centre of Excelle...
Biologists rediscover endangered frog population
...nger District in the San Bernardino National Forest was monitoring declining creek water levels in Dark Canyon on Aug. 23, 2006, when she noticed many pools
drying up, including one where frogs had been living. Concerned about losing the tadpoles, she called the Fish and Wildlife Service and the salvage ef...
NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements
...o prepare these SRMs, scientists collected 200 liters of blood serum and 100 liters of milk from banks across the United States and divided the sample pools
in half. (Note that the milk that was used to prepare the SRM was not suitable for feeding babies because the donors may have taken medications such a...
CSHL scientists harness logic of 'Sudoku' math puzzle to vastly enhance genome-sequencing capability
... with the idea of mixing the samples in specific patterns, thereby creating pools
of samples. And instead of tagging the individual samples within each pool,...n the 2,000-year-old Chinese remainder theorem. "It minimizes the number of pools
and the amount of sequencing," says Hannon of their method, which they dubb...
Domestication of Capsicum annuum chile pepper provides insights into crop origin and evolution
... domesticated individuals compared with the semiwild individuals. Domesticated chiles in traditional agricultural habits, however, harbor unique gene pools
and serve as important reservoirs of genetic diversity important for conserving biodiversity.
Protein that triggers plant cell division revealed by researchers
"What we don't know is whether cells make a bunch of BASL protein and ship half of it out the periphery and half to the nucleus and the two pools
of protein never mix, or whether any one individual BASL protein molecule could 'shuttle' between being at the nucleus and being at the periphery," sa...
Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change
... perfect laboratory setting, Oliver said, with numerous corals hosting the most common heat-sensitive and heat-resistant algae symbionts. Ofu also has pools
of varying temperatures that allowed the research team to test under what conditions the symbionts formed associations with corals.
MIT: How you feel the world impacts how you see it
"Aftereffects were once thought to reflect fatigue in the brain circuits," said Konkle, "but we now know that pools
of neurons are continuously coding motion information and recalibrating the brain to its sensory environment. Our neurons are not tired, they are cons...
Better living through chemistry
...gia managed to collect fluid samples from the crater of an active, bubbling mud volcano and from a brine pool that was previously a mud volcano. Brine pools
are ponds of hyper-saline water that fill a seafloor depression without mixing with overlying seawater. These types of ecosystems--which have only rar...
Pools in Biological Technology
Are siRNA Pools Smart?
Screening with small interfering RNAs
(siRNAs) is an important method for identifying genes involved
in biological pathways. This article analyzes the
effectiveness of two strategies--transfection of individual
FDA Grants Full Approval of PROCLEIX(R) ULTRIO(R) Blood Screening Assay
... virus (HCV).
The assay is now approved to screen donated blood, plasma, organs and
tissue for the three viruses in individual blood donations or in pools
up to 16 blood samples. The assay may be run on the enhanced semi-automated
PROCLEIX system (eSAS) and on the fully automated, high-throughput PROC...
Quintiles Completes Previously Announced New Investor Partnership, Co-Led by Founder, Chairman and CEO Dennis Gillings, Bain Capital, TPG and 3i
About Bain Capital
Bain Capital ( http://www.baincapital.com ) is a global private
investment firm that manages several pools
of capital including private
equity, venture capital, public equity and leveraged debt assets with more
than $65 billion in assets under management. S...
ShangPharma Receives Strategic Investment from TPG
... outsourcing and in providing more integrated drug discovery and
early development services. " "With our base in Shanghai, home to one of the largest pools
professional talent and biotechnology expertise, we benefit from the cost
and resource advantages that China's pharmaceutical outsourcing industry
Clinsys Clinical Research, Inc. Announces Relocation of Corporate Headquarters
...illiams continues, "The
relocation strategically keeps Clinsys in the center of one of the largest
biopharmaceutical clusters and experienced employee pools
in the country.
Our new headquarters will afford us enhanced operational performance from
which to continue to provide exceptional service to our exis...
Pharmos Issues Letter to Shareholders
...premier venture capital firms
in the life sciences industry with a wealth of scientific, clinical,
commercial and financial experience and substantial pools
capital. Also appointed to the Pharmos board was Lloyd I. Miller, III, a
significant Pharmos shareholder whose voting support of the Vel...
ISI Increases West Coast Life Science and Biotech Support for Emerging Companies with Expansion in San Francisco and San Diego
...supported by state
legislation and a local infrastructure that provides support for its
growth, including local academic institutions, venture capital pools
emerging companies, incubators, and large pharmaceutical companies. ISI's
San Francisco office has benefited from these conditions for three years...
Offshore Outsourcing: On Target or Off Base?
...undits refer to it as an irreversible mega-trend. Offshore outsourcing is seen as particularly attractive because it allows companies to tap into huge pools
of inexpensive, highly skilled talent based outside the US. The experts warn that any company moving too slowly or refusing to embrace offshore outsou...
Despite the three Gs, the Wisconsin Legislature had a productive session
...was modernized through Act 63, which includes clarification of how much workers can claim for wages when a borrower goes bankrupt.
of businesses and other individuals will be allowed to join a health insurance cooperative under Act 101.
An existing corporate income tax credit ...
CEOs Gone Wild? Risks and rewards in the executive suite
...ile worker who has received mostly crumbs from the growing economic wealth pie.
Globalization is mostly to blame. With markets expanding and labor pools
growing, investors and corporate managers have been having a field day. Profits have zoomed. Share prices have jumped. Shareholders and leaders of com...
Pools in Biological Definition
...Peripatric speciation is a critical underpinning of the theory of punctuated equilibrium .
Extinction is the disappearance of species (i.e. gene pools
). The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of that species. Extinction is not an unusual event in geo...
...ice the ethic that "charity begins at home."
An important concept in sociobiology is that temperamental traits within a gene pool and between gene pools
exist in an ecological balance. Just as an expansion of a sheep population might encourage the expansion of a wolf population, an expansion of ...
...o a Nobel Prize in Chemistry . The X-ray diffraction analysis of myoglobin was originally motivated by the observation of myoglobin crystals in dried pools
of blood on the decks of whaling ships.
X-ray crystallography played a major role in elucidating the double-helix structure of DNA . See Rosalind ...
Pools in Biological Dictionary
...ales; nectaries as ... Cabombaceae + Nymphaeaceae: stem rhizomatous; tracheids with meshwork of coarse ... ... by a branch or a node, the auxin pools
and the tracheids differentiate in swirls. ... The position of these swirled tracheids indicates that auxin is flowing ... softwoods: gymnospe...
Origin of life
...u need to ... ... of evidence help illuminate the origin of life : ancient ... possible locations for the origin of life , including tide pools
and ... the origin of life . Human ... Origin Of Life - The rise and fall of Spontaneous Generation. Francesco Redi. Louis Pasteur. ... ...
...ol n. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing ... gene All of the alleles in one population pools
... The Gene Pool is a Denver based company providing communications and creative talent to small and large companies with marketing, communic...
...ides, cDNA or small ... DNA microarray . In spotted microarrays,the probes are oligonucleotides, cDNA, or ... ... and came to symbolize the vast pools
of data it could yield: the DNA microarray . ... had a mental image of a DNA microarray , even including the red and green ... DNA microar...