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Mould in Medical News

Integrated tube cap design simplifies access to medication

...ut it would have taken longer and cost more," says Hfflin. "KTW is our main mould supplier. We know what they do and their capabilities, making it easy for u...enables high-volume production with the estimated capacity of one injection mould at least 20 million pieces a year. "This is a new product segment we hope t...

Palestinian refugees living in 'slum conditions'

...t Centre in Beirut, Lebanon in May 2003. The residents were quizzed about the number of rooms they lived in, access to outside air, the presence of mould and damp, as well as their age, education, and whether they had any long term conditions. Half of the households surveyed comprised one room only, ...

Emergency response

...ention on disaster preparedness and the realization that there was a lack of preparedness for such disasters. One effect of the 9/11 Commission was to mould two new organizations charged with the responsibility of protecting the USA from a new era of technological disasters. The US Northern Command (NORTHC...

Mold linked to asthma

...ff University study has found that removing indoor mould improves the symptoms of people with asthma. As...living in two areas of South Wales if they noticed mould growing inside their houses which was then confirm...by a trained observer. In half of the houses with mould (chosen at random), the...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

...Dr Sam Fountain in the Faculty of Life Sciences. By looking at slime mould we were effectively able to turn the evolutionary clock back a billion year...overed that there was only a 10% similarity between human P2X and the slime mould equivalent. They were therefore able to deduce from evolutionary theory tha...

Human Pain-controlling Molecule's Structure Identified

...'P2X receptors'. Researchers found that the human P2X and the slime mould equivalent was 10 percent similar and suggest on the basis of evolutionary ...he molecule probably regulated pain in humans. "By looking at slime mould we were effectively able to turn the evolutionary clock back a billion year...

A School Teachers Crusade to Promote Sex Education

...it should start from their homes. Parents are the best teachers of their children. But they hesitate. We are formally bringing in the parents into our mould (education system)," said Madhu Behl, the headmistress of D.A.V School. Behl has now been joined by a social organization associated with pro...

Soft Drink Additive Could Cause Cell Damage

...obal carbonated drinks industry. Sodium benzoate derives from benzoic acid. It occurs naturally in berries, but is used in large quantities to prevent mould in soft drinks such as Sprite, Oasis and Dr Pepper. It is also added to pickles and sauces. Sodium benzoate has already been the subject of co...

Wine You can Wear

...ress: it's made from red wine, smells like red wine and might even last longer if red wine is spilled on it.// The fabric is actually the papery mould that forms on the top of wine vats when oxygen finds its way in. To form the dress, the wet, sludgy cellulose is patted onto an inflatable doll a...

Hay Fever Season may Begin Earlier, Warns Experts

...d to constant problems for those with both hay fever and other allergies. 'There is a condition called rhinitis which causes people to suffer from mould problems in the winter and pollen in the summer. Because winters are milder and spring earlier, we are seeing an increase in people suffering from thi...
Mould in Medical Dictionary

Allergy to mold

...used by pollen? When other people's symptoms wane at the end of the summer season, your's continue to keep you sniffling and sneezing ... Mold mould What Is Mold ? Molds are a type of fungus. Larger fungi include mushrooms. Molds are multicelled, as opposed to yeast which is single-celled. Molds...

Aflatoxins

...fficient evidence ... enhancement and inhibition of aflatoxin's carcinogenicity were observed ... aflatoxins A group of mycotoxins formed by the mould Aspergillus flavus , which can grow on peanuts and cereal grains when they are stored under damp aflatoxin n. Any of a group of toxic compound...
Mould in Biological News

Research on grey mould offers possible breakthrough in tomato cultivation

Tomato growers are likely to soon be able to cultivate new tomato varieties without having to use pesticides against grey mould (Botrytis cinerea). This is the conclusion of the STW-sponsored thesis by Richard Finkers from Wageningen University, with which he hopes to earn his doctorate on 3 April ...

Corn grain mould used as pesticide

In the early 1960s more than 100,000 turkeys died in Britain of cancer of the liver. Eventually, researchers identified mouldy peanut flour from Brazil containing large amounts of aflatoxin as the cause of this mysterious 'turkey X' disease. Even today the toxin is regarded as one of the most virul...

Building a stronger roof over your head: '3 little pigs' project begins first tests

... hurricane or 200 mph all within a controlled environment. Researchers at the $7-million facility will also be studying the destructive pathways of mould and water. As it is too expensive to engineer an entire house, researchers hope to make them safer through basic additions and amendments, with min...

Some cheaters can keep it in their genes

...ture not only demonstrates that cheating is a natural phenomenon governed by our genes but that it may be widespread among social creatures. Slime mould amoebae feed off bacteria in the soil but when food becomes scarce they aggregate to form a fruiting body of some 100,000 cells, explained Dr Chris Th...

AIDS drug from sunflowers

...or partners in industry to help them with this. It all began with a small mould with the tongue-twisting name sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The pathogen respon...nflower cells or other plant cells in a nutrient solution together with the mould sclerotinia sclerotiorum and then obtain the enzyme from the liquid,' CEMBI...
Mould in Biological Technology

Fitting pieces for biosensors

...tamers she hopes to develop a detection method for mould fungi within a project with third-party funding fr... for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG). mould fungi are one of the reasons behind the increase i... identification of potential health risks, such as mould fungi in rooms or germs and pharmaceutical residue...

Kiwa Bio-Tech 2nd Quarter Revenues Increase 61.7% to $3 Million, Six Month Revenues Top $5.2 Million

...table Company would start placing orders for Kiwa Shandong's bio-fertilizer products. Kiwa's "Di Fu Kang" fertilizer was found to control Gray mould Blight of cucumber fruits, increase the number of cucumber seeds per fruit, and increases production - by more than 20%. Kiwa's fertilizer was...

Kiwa Bio-Tech Passes Test & Taking Orders From Beijing Lv Fu Long Vegetable Company

... cucumbers in its Yanqing-based greenhouses. The results of the experiment indicated that Di Fu Kang: -- Has distinct controlling effect on Gray mould Blight of cucumber fruits. -- Is capable of increasing the number of cucumber seeds per fruit, and -- Substantially increases production - by more t...

Cardiff University engineers give industry a moth's eye view

...limetre). They need to be smaller than the wavelength of light to avoid disrupting the light as it enters the lens. The tiny features of the lens mould were created using the MECs Focused Ion Beam. The beam uses highly charged atomic particles to machine materials in microscopic detail. Dr Robert H...
Mould in Biological Definition

Alexander Fleming

...underestimated. Fleming issued a publication about penicillin in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology in 1929 . Fleming worked with the mould for some time, but refining and growing it was a difficult process better suited to chemists. In part by believing its effect may only hold valid wit...

Charles Darwin

...he Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species 1880 – The Power of Movement in Plants 1881 – Formation of vegetable mould Through the Action of Worms 1887 – Autobiography of Charles Darwin (Edited by his Son Francis Darwin) Letters Life and Letter...
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